What is VOTS?
The Valley of the Sun Ultimate Association (VOTS) is a non-profit Arizona corporation, incorporated in October of 1993. VOTS’ mission statement is as follows:
Valley of the Sun Ultimate Association (VOTS) is a non-profit Arizona corporation dedicated to fostering the growth and health of the sport of Ultimate in the Phoenix metropolitan area. VOTS works to achieve this goal by sponsoring leagues, hosting tournaments, organizing open scrimmages, and developing youth Ultimate. VOTS is a volunteer organization and has no paid employees.
What about new players?
New players are always welcome to participate in Spring & Fall leagues, many of the other 6-8 game leagues, and pick up games labeled as “Open” on the calendar. Leagues described as “competitive” are probably not good choices for new players. VOTS also occasionally runs an Introductory “league” which focuses on teaching fundamentals.
What about “competitive” play?
Many of the scrimmages that take place in the Valley are intended for “competitive” players. These are typically identified as such on the VOTS schedule. Play at these scrimmages is generally akin to tournament competition.
Who can play?
Between open scrimmages, competitive scrimmages, and league, virtually everyone interested in playing should be able to find a game that suits them.
What is league?
League is a blast! Coed teams are formed via a draft so that teams are as equal in strength and gender mix as possible. A schedule of games is played, and all teams play multiple games at playoffs to mimic a tournament experience. League schedule info is posted to this site and on Facebook. Leagues are intended for adults only.
- Ages 18 and over are allowed to participate in VOTS-sponsored leagues.
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