Thursday, September 11, 2008

Announcing the second season of the Delaware Valley Youth League!

New Jersey and Philadelphia area readers, please sign up and forward this to your teams.

The second season of the league will take place this fall, and any and all youth ultimate players are encouraged to participate! Play with new players and learn different strategies on your way to a league championship!


In order to strengthen the region's representation on a national scale (at the summer Youth Club Championships) and provide more opportunities for players and teams to play and recruit in the fall, this league is open to anyone born in 1990 or later. Any league participant is eligible to represent the region in either the Open, Girls, or Mixed divisions at the 2009 YCC's, provided they are born a fter May 31st, 1990.

Unlike last year, we cannot have high school-based teams in the league, as the UPA will not consider this a youth league. Everyone must register individually, and 4 to 8 teams will be assigned, depending on numbers.

Our potential field locations are Edgely in Philadelphia, Rutgers University in New Brunswick, and Washington Road in Princeton. Our fall schedule will begin on September 27th or 28th and conclude on November 8th. Games will be scheduled to avoid conflicts with popular high school fall tournaments. This will be a UPA-sanctioned league.

The cost of the league is $20.00, which includes UPA sanctioning and UPA event fees. All overage will go towards the Youth Club Championship team for summer 2009. This year we're accepting online payment after registration as well.

If you have questions or want to register without paying online, please contact me by email at

Easterns & Westerns 2009 Announced!

The UPA is excited to announce the dates and locations for the following Youth and High School championship events.
- 2009 High School Eastern Championships - May 9-10 - Lebanon, OH
- 2009 High School Westerns Championships - May 16-17 - Blaine, MN
- 2009 Youth Club Championships - August 8-9 - Blaine, MN
- 2010 Youth Club Championships - August 14-15 - Blaine, MN

For more information about these decisions, check out the press releases for each event (2009 HS Easterns, 2009 HS Westerns, 2009-10 YCC).