The following email from USA Ultimate was sent last December announcing new coaching requirements. Jimmy Robin from IYU has put together a document to help all coaches with the new process. If you have any questions, you should email Dan Raabe per the email below. We wish you the best, and as always thank you for volunteering your time.
Hello coach members!
As current coach members, we want to make sure you’re aware of the new education and training requirements for all coach-level members beginning in 2018.
In addition to passing a background check, a standard implemented with the launch of the Coaching Development Program in 2004, coaches must:
All educational materials are currently free and accessible online through your member account in the “My Coach Account” section.
However, Safe Sport will begin charging a fee for their training beginning in January 2018.
Even if you aren’t planning to renew your membership right now, we recommend going ahead and completing the Safe Sport training.
Save the certificate you receive at the end of the training program, so you will have it when you do renew your membership.
Please let me know if you have any questions about the new requirements or training.
Thank you for all you do to help the sport of ultimate continue to grow and develop!
Manager – Youth and Education Programs
IYU is excited to announce that CHSUL 2018 will be played on Wednesday nights in April and May at the Stuart Sports Complex in Montgomery (Griffin Drive and US 30, Just South of the Orchard Road Exit off of I-88). These are world class (lined!) fields with ample parking. Travel times for most teams in the Chicagoland area are under an hour (according to Google Maps). Game start times have been moved back to account for travelling teams to 5:10pm and 6:30pm. Teams will play two games per night in a round-robin schedule with a championship series in the final weeks that will culminate in 18 games over the season. Varsity and JV Divisions will be available, and there will be no limit to the amount of teams able to participate in each division. For more information please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"The Chicago Wildfire are pleased to announce their own series of ultimate youth clinics for the 2017 season. Two hours before every Wildfire home game, Lane Tech Stadium will be open to kids of all ages to come and learn from the best Chicago ultimate has to offer. Lane Tech Head Coach Rob Berg, as well as players from the Chicago Wildfire, will be offering instruction that ranges from throwing fundamentals to what it takes to be a great teammate."
If you would like more information, you can find it on their website at:
An important update for the tournament: We are moving the location of the fields to Stuart Sports Complex in Montgomery, Illinois (Same location as Neuqua Knockout). It will be the same dates and price, and it will hopefully provide a safer and more fulfilling tournament. We will be running this concurrently with BICI, a club tournament, so, during byes teams can watch club teams play. This is going to be a great opportunity to have much better fields and a larger event as a whole.
If you have not signed up for the tournament please fill out this form. We currently have 46 teams signed up, and I am hoping to get more.
You can refer our tournament page on the IYU website to get all information, including current teams that have registered. Also, a reminder that payment of $275 is due by May 1st, or $300 thereafter. If the change in venue makes the timing of your payment more difficult, then please communicate with me about your situation. I am happy to work with everyone to accommodate each of your needs to the best of my ability. You can make payments via our website, or a mailed check, with invoice (make sure to include school name on invoice or check), to:
Illinois Youth Ultimate
P.O. Box 306
Naperville, IL 60566
If you asked for an invoice, then you can either fill it out here, or I will send you one later this week. If you have any special circumstances, please feel free to reach out.
Spread the word, and let's continue to make the State Championship larger each year!
If you have any questions, then you can contact Rob Berg at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Illinois Youth Ultimate is bringing back the YCC Chicago team for the 2017 summer. This year Chicago is running a U20 Boys and a U16 Boys team, with hopes for a U20 Girls team. Although locations and time for practice have yet to be determined, the tryout location has. Tryouts will be on June 11th at Schiller Park in Chicago (http://bit.ly/1Wshblj) from 3P-6P.
If any player is interested, please read over and fill out the sign up form: https://goo.gl/forms/lbcqc3MR4i7hDIfq1
Please forward this to your players and direct any questions to either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, April 24th - 7 pm
4614 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
A feature length documentary exploring the origins and rise of one of the world’s fastest growing sports, through the lens of one of the sport’s greatest players.
You can find more information on their website.
You can buy tickets on their eventbrite site.
Illinois Youth Ultimate would like to announce the Illinois High School State Tournament, and the Illinois Middle School State Tournament. Both the High School state tournament and the Middle School State tournament will be held at Inwood Soccer Complex in Joliet, IL; HS on Sat-Sun, May 20-21 and Middle School Sun, May 21st.
In order to register for the tournament, please fill out the following form.
This will be the first year that our state will be holding the tournament at an outside location as opposed to a school. This is due to growth of our sport and the continued success of all of the coaches and communities that are dedicated to the sport. We are excited to grow the tournament this year, and keep growing every year.
High School Tournament:
Divisions: Open A, Open B, and Girls
Open A divisions will need to be USAU registered, so please start this process ASAP. If your team is playing any league, or Neuqua Knockout, then hopefully this process has already begun.
Each coach will have to be registered through USA Ultimate as well. Coaches will not need any certification requirements such as Level I or II certification.
Cost: $275.00 by May 1st; $300.00 thereafter
State exception rules:
At the discretion of the Competition State Youth Coordinator, roster exceptions can be made to include players from schools that cannot roster a full 10 player team to participate. This is after these players and/or partial teams have demonstrated a full effort to recruit players and form a team from within their own school. This all will occur at the discretion of the Competition State Youth Coordinator each season and previous season decisions will not be considered precedent setting. All roster exceptions will formally be communicated by Competition State Youth Coordinator in advance of the competition.
If you need to apply for an exception, please contact Robert Berg directly at:
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Middle School Tournament:
Divisions: Open A, Open B
Teams will not have to be USAU certified.
This will only be a one day tournament on Sunday May 21st.
Cost: $150.00 by May 1st; $175.00 thereafter
Please fill out the following registration form in order to sign up for the tournament.
Please pay via Pay Pal at (http://www.illinoisyouthultimate.org/store/c1/Featured_Products.html)
or via check made out to IYU with the provided invoice
Illinois Youth Ultimate
P.O. Box 306
Naperville, IL 60566
Illinois Youth Ultimate is proud to be hosting another awesome league this Spring Ultimate Season: CHSUL 2017! We are looking forward to providing a quality ultimate experience for our players. Here are the essentials:
• CHOICE OF 5 DIVISIONS: North (Evanston to Lake Zurich), Central & Central JV (Geneva), South & South JV (Plainfield)
• COST: $250 per team
• FORMAT: Round Robin Schedule
• AWARDS: MVP Award for 1 player on each team, Spirit Discs for best Spirited Team in each division, Trophies for Each Division Champ, Each team receives a complimentary league disc (more available for purchase)
• NORTH: Wed, starting W 4/5, 5:00-6:30pm, Home/Away Games, 1 game, 90min or 15pts
• CENTRAL: Wed, starting W 4/5, 4:30-7:30pm, Games in Geneva, 2 games, 75min or 13pts
• SOUTH: Wed, starting W 4/5, 4:30-7:30pm, Games at Polo Grounds in Plainfield, 2 games, 75min or 13pts
For more information and to register, please fill out the following form.
Here is the form for CHSUL Coaches to report Game and Spirit Scores.
Here is the CHSUL Scoreboard.
This page is dedicated to helping promote the sport of ultimate to the youth of Illinois. Currently our major focus is on developing the Chicago region, but our goal is to promote the growth of the sport throughout the entire state including, but not limited to, Rockford, Springfield, Champaign, Bloomington and Peoria. If you are a player, coach, or organization looking to build the sport within your region please take some time to contact one of the youth leaders which can be found at the top of the page.
IYU's mission is to:
a. To advance the sport of Youth Ultimate in the State of Illinois through collaborative
efforts, by enhancing and promoting character, community, and competition; and
b. To support youth Ultimate coaches, players, families and leagues through sustained
opportunities for development, including organizing local and statewide competitions,
promulgating rules and regulations, organizing officials, presenting seminars and clinics,
and otherwise encouraging growth of the sport.