Three Year Competition Plan

What follows below is the strategic plan for developing USA Goaltimate’s 2016-2018 competitive seasons.

Our goals when constructing the overarching progression of our first few years were to:

  1. Maximize the development of competitive goaltimate opportunities in the U.S. in women’s, mixed, and men’s divisions.
  2. Establish a clear championship and qualification schedule.
  3. Reduce the financial and travel overhead for participating in our events.
  4. Work around existing schedule conflicts with Club and Pro Ultimate.
  5. Bridge the gap between local play and a championship series without following a traditional geographic qualification model.

Season One

January-March 2016

Our first season’s focus was to connect with existing goaltimate communities across North America and to establish a championship series played under a united rule set. For 2016, players participated in either or both Conference Championships as long as rosters consisted of at least 60% in-region players.

Eastern Division Championship

RALEIGH, NC :: MARCH 12-13

  • Women’s and Men’s Division Championship
  • No qualification needed to participate in the USAG Championship Series

Western Division Championship

SAN FRANCISCO, CA :: MARCH 26-27

  • Women’s and Men’s Division Championship
  • No qualification needed to participate in the USAG Championship Series

Season Two

October 2016 – April 2017

In our second season, our goals are to establish a national network of leagues and tournaments playing under the USAG rule set, and to establish a clear qualification system for our championship events based on the participation in this network.

Boundaries have been redrawn to establish a third conference to better serve the center of the country, and a mixed division has been added to a few championship events.

Eastern Division Championship
Atlanta, GA  ::  MARCH 18-19, 2017

  • Women’s and Men’s Division Championships
  • No qualification necessary to participate in the USAG Championship Series

REGISTRATION OPEN AT: http://usagchampionships.ult.cc/e/east-coast-championship

Central Division Championship
Austin, TX  ::  MARCH 4-5, 2017

  • Mixed Division Championship
  • No qualification necessary to participate in the USAG Championship Series

REGISTRATION OPEN AThttp://usagchampionships.ult.cc/e/central-championship

Western Division Championship
San Francisco, CA  ::  APRIL 15-16, 2017

  • Women’s, Men’s, and Mixed Division Championships
  • No qualification necessary to participate in the USAG Championship Series

REGISTRATION OPEN AT: http://usagchampionships.ult.cc/e/west-coast-championship


Season Three

September 2017 – April 2018

By USA Goaltimate’s third season a national championship will be established for women’s, mixed, and men’s divisions.

Qualification standards will focus on participation in USAG sanctioned leagues and events.