Youth Ultimate League of Arlington (YULA)

EIN: 46-1994414

Mission Statement

Create opportunities for Arlington youth to play Ultimate, have fun, and grow as individuals and community members. Build a safe and welcoming community for players, coaches, and parents where “Spirit of the Game” is of paramount importance.


Program Summary

YULA (Youth Ultimate League of Arlington) is a 501(c)(3) organization that promotes the sport of youth Ultimate in Arlington County, Virginia. We help middle and high school students learn the sport of Ultimate in a positive environment that emphasizes hard work, leadership, and teamwork, and play the sport in local, regional, and national games and tournaments. We provide fall, winter, and spring leagues, training sessions, and team practices. Every spring we host a large nationally-recognized invitational HS tournament that draws top teams from NC to NY. Middle school programs are mixed-gender, and high school players have the opportunity to volunteer as assistant coaches on the middle school teams.


Impact Statement

Each year approximately 400 kids from across Arlington receive great coaching and a range of opportunities to learn and play Ultimate, through clinics, leagues, and travel tournaments. Hoffman-Boston Elementary School has a YULA-sponsored after-school Ultimate program at no cost to participants. Around 20 high schoolers each year develop leadership skills by helping coach the middle schoolers. Many of our players go on to play Ultimate in college and beyond.


What ways can the public get involved?

YULA is run by volunteers, and there are plenty of ways to help out. If you are interested in any of the following volunteer positions or have other ideas on how to help, please contact volunteer@yula-ulti.org. No experience is required and training and support are provided.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Communications – Help YULA expand its social presence and improve its communication channels.

Database Administrator – Help set up a database so we can keep track of current players, parents, alumni, volunteers, coaches, and donors.

Uniform Co-Coordinator – Work with our players, coaches, and vendors to design and order uniforms for the high school teams.

Public Relations – Work with local media organizations to get the word out to the community on YULA activities.

Fundraising coordinator – Help strategize and coordinate our fundraising activities, which includes helping the Optimist Club of Arlington with their Christmas Tree Sale in December.


How are charitable dollars spent? Where does my donation go?

Charitable dollars are used to:

  • Fund scholarships and cover program costs for players who need help.
  • Provide food and other incentives at outreach events to recruit players from under-represented neighborhoods.
  • Support outreach events for girl-matching players.
  • Provide a free after-school Ultimate program at Hoffman-Boston Elementary School.
  • Keep registration fees low for everyone, and allow us to use a ‘pay what you can’ fee scale for middle school programs.
A photo of a YULA team walking with arms around eachother

Information provided January 2024