Not that there wasn't any activity to speak of--LUDA commissioners spent the winter holed up in our houses, setting goals, working hard, and laying plans for the impending ultimate year. Here is what's happening in 2010:
LUDA Spring League
Spring League has actually already begun. We have four teams, and after the first night of games on Wednesday, it's clear that this will be a very competitive season!
2010 brings a lot of "firsts" to LUDA. The first of the firsts is Nebraskionals, Nebraska's first ever state championship for high school ultimate teams. The tournament will take place on Saturday, May 15th. (Further details pending.) If you have a high school team and would like to participate, please let us know (firstname.lastname@example.org)!
LUDA Summer League
LUDA's vision for leagues has evolved to the point that spring and fall leagues will be shorter, while the summer league will be a much bigger deal. Partially, this is due to the fact that spring and fall offer limited daylight and more rigorous time demands on all players, while summer is...well, it's summer!
Therefore, while spring and fall leagues will run for about six weeks each, summer league will be about eight weeks long. The swag will be even better than usual, and we're planning to offer on-site child care so parents can bring their kids and play without having to babysit.
As always, all skills levels and gender are welcome! Signup information will be available upon conclusion of LUDA Spring League 2010.
Cornhusker State Games
We are proud to bring ultimate Frisbee to the venerated Cornhusker State Games for the very first time in 2010! The ultimate portion of the festivities will take place on June 26-27. The categories are Open and Youth. If you have a team to bring, submit a bid today! If you do not have a team to call your own, you're not alone. Fill our team finder form, and we'll get you connected to others and form an ad hoc team (or two or three).
For more info, contact Ultimate Frisbee Tournament Director Tim Montgomery email@example.com or (573) 999-1711 or contact Assistant Director Chris Urbauer 402-601-7475.
And check out the ultimate page at CSG's website: http://www.cornhuskerstategames.com/games/sports/ultimate_frisbee.
On a date TBA, LUDA will be hosting an event to raise awareness of and funds to fight breast cancer. For this event, moreso than any other, we need volunteers and community partners!
Nebraska Youth Ultimate Summer League
Details are TBA, but LUDA will host the first ever Nebraska Youth Ultimate Summer League in summer 2010. Players of all ages (under 19), skill levels, and genders are welcome. And like other LUDA leagues, you don't have to have a team; just register on your own, and previously selected captains will draft all registrants.
The biggest upside to the Nebraska Youth Ultimate Summer League, other than fun, friendship, and competition, is that league participants may have the opportunity to represent Nebraska at the Youth Club Championships in August!
Youth Club Championships
The Youth Club Championships (http://www.upa.org/juniors/championships/YCC), or YCC, is the UPA-sponsored youth ultimate national championship. LUDA will send a team of select players from the Nebraska Youth Ultimate Summer League to YCC in Blaine, MN on August 14-15. This is incredibly exciting, as it's a terrific opportunity for youth players to represent themselves and Nebraska at the national level.
LUDA Fall League
LUDA Fall League 2010 will be approximately six weeks long and will offer everything you've come to expect from LUDA leagues--including excellent swag!
LollapaLUDA is our annual hat tournament. We're very excited for LollapaLUDA III in fall 2010, as players from increasingly diverse areas are coming to town for it. This year's Lolla will feature day-long games, great swag, and even more trophies.
How on earth does LUDA expect to pull off all these events? With help from people like you! We're always looking for volunteers to bring their energy, insight, and voice to every LUDA project. To volunteer to help, fill out our quick form and we'll get back to you pronto.
And if you're interested in sponsoring any LUDA activities, which would be super, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you on the field!