Prince George Ultimate
Present: Nini Long Eric Long
Greg Jonuk Martha Shoemaker
Sean Bernard Maizie
Mike Connor Russell Reimer
Lisa Haglund Nancy-Anne Rose
Chris Hunter Paul van Bakel
Brian Hunter Neil Lamont
Laura Blonski Jolene Kwasnitza
Pat Maher John Bowes
1.) Highlights from the past year:
· New people
· Casual organization
· Good introduction to P.G.
· New girls
· Great people
· Great sport, exercise
· Almost had a local tournament
· The forum
· Player improvement
· The trip back from
· New discs
· Out of town tournaments – team bonding
2.) Winter Ultimate Update – Pat Maher:
· League starting in January
· Tentatively scheduled for Sunday nights at the Roll-a-Dome from on the small side. The cost is $55/hr small side, $75/hr large side. The cost for the season will be $80-100.
· There is the potential to pick up a few extra weeknight slots, potentially for women’s skill development clinics.
· Indoor soccer turf facility is still an unknown possibility. Pat continuing to explore.
3.) Winter Ultimate Recruitment:
· John: we need to tap into university students in the winter
· Pat: perhaps we should have a weeknight for drop-ins and dedicate Sundays to the regulars.
· Sean: We really need to recruit new players and be open to drop-ins during league play.
· Martha: we could focus our recruitment on summer league rather than winter.
· Eric: our recruitment campaign should be held in the fall, when students are back in school.
· Lindsay: do new players have to pay? Yes, but the fee will be pro-rated.
· Pat: needs help with marketing, recruiting, etc.
· Eric’s motion: PGU focus on drop-ins and registration of new people this fall; reel them in and then sign them up for winter league teams (Jan. to March). We would accommodate drop-ins, but we won’t actively recruit in the winter. Motion passed.
· Mike: winter league doesn’t develop skills; it is primarily a social affair and is less intimidating than outdoor play.
· Martha/Nini: smaller space is actually conducive to developing skills for less experienced players. Shorter, more accurate throws are necessary. There tends to be more team involvement in indoor than in outdoor.
· Greg: we need to develop a philosophy of passing to less experienced players, with the objective of bettering others.
· Chris: team members need to support to new players and take responsibility for them. Make sure they’re getting enough active “field time.” Each team should designate an ambassador to look after the newbies.
4.) Women’s Skills Clinics – Martha Shoemaker:
· Martha organizing some sessions at the Roll-a-Dome
· One slot per week for 4 weeks will be designated as “Women’s Skills Development Sessions.”
· Discussed possibility of raising funds to sponsor women’s sessions, but it was determined that the sessions are affordable enough without the subsidy.
· Martha: we should organize a tournament and hold it in Cache Creek, so that it would be geographically accessible for a wide range of participants.
· Pat: we need a tournament coordinator.
· Mike: committing to too many tournaments may be a problem. It may be difficult to field a team.
· Sean: most tournaments registrations come up in February.
6.) Organization Roles:
Eric: we need to have committee heads vs. having a president.
Action: committee selections at the next meeting. It’s time to get some organizational structure.