Announcing SAUC

I am happy to announce the official formation of our new nonprofit corporation San Antonio Ultimate Community (SAUC). You, my friends who throw and chase plastic discs in San Antonio, are now SAUCers. The purpose of SAUC is to grow our Ultimate community through supporting leagues, pick-up, club teams and youth development. Those things have all been happening in San Antonio for a long time without a non-profit supporting them through many leaders’ individual efforts. SAUC aims to coordinate those efforts in a structure that allows for long-term planning and getting access to resources easier to get as an organization than as an individual.

You may not feel any immediate impact as a player, but my hope is that five years from now, our San Antonio Ultimate Community will see itself as a top-tier Ultimate city. We have the talent and interest in our city to field national-level club teams, bigger rec leagues with multiple tiers, and a thriving youth program that feeds into our competitive club teams, but none of those can be achieved without multiple years of coordinated effort. SAUC will provide the structure for transparent and coordinated leadership in our community with clear processes for leadership continuity over the years.

I’ll see you on the field, SAUCers.

Jake and Jaycee Farewell Hat Tourney

From the one and only Jake Johnson:

Hi, everyone! Jaycee Jones and I are looking to have a hat tournament on Sunday, Apr 18th at Olmos fields! This would replace normal Sunday pick-up at Olmos and also serve as our going-away “get together” with everyone before we move away at the end of the month The tourney will be super low-key and informal. We’ll also bring other frisbee mini games like Kan-Jam, Fricket, Goaltimate, and Spikeball for those who prefer to stay more socially distanced.Start time for the hat tourney would be 4pm, but we’ll be drawing teams around 3:45 so feel free to arrive early! I’d expect the event to be wrapped up around 7:30.If you plan to enter the hat tourney, please like this message so we know how many fields to reserve and set up!We hope to see ya’ll out there!

And from Jaycee Jones:
If you are coming BE THERE BY 3:45 WE ARE STARTING AT 4. If you get there after 4 everyone will point and stare and it will be uncomfortable and you will have no idea what team you’re on. Drinks of the electrolytic and alcoholic varieties are encouraged if you are someone who drinks liquid. If you tend to be hungry you can bring some food with you. Hope to see all of your beautiful faces out there one last time  If you can’t make it out, we still love you but not quite as much as the people who are coming.

SA Ultimate on Slack!

Ultimateers!

In the past, we’ve done a lot of our day-to-day communication on GroupMe. Our membership on our largest GroupMe chat has grown to over 250 members. That’s a sign of a healthy, growing community, but GroupMe isn’t really designed for a chat this big, and we’ve made the decision to transition to Slack for our group messaging. Slack allows people better control over which notifications they get, allows people to reply in-thread to messages, and lets us have a thread of admin-only posts for people that want just the biggest announcements without the chatter. We will keep the GroupMe alive until 6/1 while we transition.

Here’s an invite link for our Slack Workspace: https://join.slack.com/t/saultimate/shared_invite/zt-omuquws4-bjzrFqg6u6OBi0HIsS0xrQ

While the GroupMe stays alive, please be conscientious that every message you send is sent to 250 people. For comments intended for one or just a few people, please use the direct messaging feature of GroupMe, or better yet, come-on-over to our Slack workspace and ham it up in our #random channel.

Club Team Survey

Please take our quick club team survey!

tinyurl.com/SATXClubSurvey

We are trying to iron out a plan for the Bexar club team as well as help gauge interest for other potential San Antonio club teams.

Due to COVID, players moving away, and players retiring, we are trying to ensure we collect the most up-to-date responses from the community — particularly on # of women interested in playing club as well as players who want to take on club leadership roles.
So please answer the survey questions if you have any interest in playing club this summer! 

Thank you for your time!