Maine to Host USA Ultimate Event
5 May, 2014
USA Ultimate Northeast Regional Championships ("Northeasterns") Coming in May
Thirty high school teams from the northeast will compete in one of the most exciting tournaments of the year. The tournament will take place on Saturday and Sunday, May 10-11, 2014, and is hosted by MaineUltimate. The tournament will be held at the Wainwright fields in South Portland, Maine. Mark your calendar as you don't want to miss the opportunity to watch some of the best high school players in the Northeast.
Did you know? Almost 5 million people participate in Ultimate in the U.S. alone, more than lacrosse and hockey combined, according to a 2012 Sports & Fitness Industry Association report.
Volunteers are needed as well.
About Maine Ultimate: Maine Ultimate is a (501(c)(3) non-profit corporation based in the Portland, ME area. Our mission is to promote the sport of Ultimate in Maine by sponsoring teams, leagues and events, espousing the value of player-officiated competition and the international code of ethics unique to Ultimate, known as
Spirit of the Game: We welcome and encourage new players and coaches to join the sport.
One of the banners of Maine Ultimate is our focus on growing the number of girls and women involved. In 2012, our youth club team, Rising Tide, brought 26 girls and boys – elite athletes from 8 different high schools in Maine – together to play on a coed team in the mixed division of the National Youth Club Championships. The team transcended traditional high school rivalries and coed competition barriers to yield uncommon friendships and success, finishing third in the United States in the U19 Mixed Division!
Maine Ultimate works closely with USA Ultimate, based in Boulder, CO. USA Ultimate, founded in 1979, is a player-run, non-profit organization that serves as the governing body for the sport of Ultimate in the U.S. USA Ultimate sanctions youth, college and club level competition nationwide.
Funding for Maine Ultimate is provided by team and player participation fees, disc and merchandise sales, player-lead fundraising activities, and charitable donations.
Maine Ultimate subscribes to the Coaching Ethics Code adopted and prescribed by USA Ultimate. It is a USA Ultimate Affiliate.