Are you an experienced Ultimate player looking for a place to play in western Massachusetts? A newcomer to the sport looking for some good exercise and friendly competition? You've come to the right place.
Berkshire Ultimate has been providing pickup Ultimate in Berkshire County for over 20 years. We are co-ed, and have had players as young as 12 and as old as 67. Some of our players have participated in Regional and National competition, while others just started this week.
All you have to do to join is show up! You can also join the Berkshire Ultimate Yahoo! Group which includes a mailing list for game and tournament announcements. Importantly, any cancellations (which are rare) are announced on the Yahoo! Group, so that might be a reason to join in itself.
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We try to foster a mutually respectful environment that encourages friendly competition. We will teach you everything you need to know, but it never hurts to read the Cliff's Notes version of the rules. Cleats are optional, although many players wear them. Please bring a white and a dark shirt to each game.
We are required to carry liability insurance, which we get through USA Ultimate (USAU). Therefore, everyone who plays with us must be (or become) a USAU member or affiliate with a signed USAU waiver for the current calendar year, and must be on the Berkshire Ultimate USAU roster. Please take care of the USAU stuff at their membership page before you arrive, bring your member ID, and we'll add you to our roster. You'll want to sign on as a full USAU member if you plan on playing in other USAU events during the year. If you just want to play pickup with us, join as an affiliate. It's much cheaper ($10 for your first year, $15 for each year thereafter).
We play Sundays and Thursdays year round. Please join our Yahoo! Group, and ask about current times and places, as it varies by season and other factors. Directions to our two locations are below.
Recommended donation for playing outdoors is $3/game (we give all donations to our field provider to help with upkeep). Winter games at the Fieldhouse are all pay-to-play, as we rent that space. Ask on the list for current details.
OUTDOOR—RUDOLF STEINER SCHOOL
Be sure to check out our map, which includes the field layout.
Route 7 south thru downtown Great Barrington
You can register and pay for winter Ultimate at the Berkshire Pickup page of the Albany Ultimate website.