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icon1.gif  Josh Seamon for USA Ultimate's Board of Directors [message #141184] Mon, 22 September 2014 05:34
Josh Seamon
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Registered: February 2010
I'm running for an At-Large seat on USA Ultimate's Board of Directors. Voting begins on 10/3 and ends on 10/17. Any USAU member, regardless of age, can vote!

When voting begins you'll be able to cast your vote by logging into your USAU membership page right here:

You can learn more about my candidacy at

Vote for me if you're interested in growing Ultimate.

Over the past 22 years I have transitioned from an Ultimate life primarily focused on playing, to one centered around Ultimate organization and administration. I have extensive Ultimate administrative experience on the local (Valley Ultimate, VYUL), regional (BUDA), national (USAU), and international (Ultimate Peace) levels. I served for three years on the USAU Board of Directors, and in my current job I chair a high school math department of 13 teachers. I have a deep belief in the power of Ultimate to change lives and a long, well-proven track record of getting things done inside the world of Ultimate.

I believe that it is imperative for youth Ultimate to continue to grow at an accelerating rate. We need our country to be flooded with kids playing Ultimate in every public park, all the time. We're moving in the right direction, but we still have a long way to go.

I know how to grow youth Ultimate: I founded the largest HS Ultimate tournament in the east and have run well over 1,000 games of youth Ultimate at my events since 2005. Additionally, I have also created multiple youth club programs spanning girls, mixed, and open divisions.

I believe it is absolutely crucial that we grow women's Ultimate and have as many women playing the sport as men. For this revolution to be successful we must take concrete and purposeful steps like those we are seeing taken by the G.U.M. program at USAU. We're moving in the right direction, but even more time, money, and resources need to be built into the movement.

I know how to grow women's Ultimate: I was on the first USAU women's Ultimate committee, helped build the Without Limit's website, and have founded multiple youth girls teams, one of which became the first Varsity level program in the state of Vermont. Additionally, I have run the largest HS girls tournament in the east since 2010. In all I have hosted over 400 games of youth girls Ultimate since 2005.

The Ultimate community must stay focused on it's core belief in Spirit of the Game. We must continually examine how SoTG best plays out across our numerous levels of play. It is not a simple analysis and must not be taken lightly. While the exact meaning of SoTG is different for everyone, I firmly believe that it must remain at the forefront of how USAU grows the sport.

I know how to grow SoTG: For the past three years I have worked as the Director of Training and Development for Ultimate Peace. I have leveraged the full power of SoTG to facilitate the formation of friendships and trust between completely partitioned communities.

USAU must continue to operate with a clear vision firmly grounded in the views of the membership. Information must be continually collected from all corners of USAU and used as the building blocks in creating purposeful, meaningful, and effective strategic plans. USAU must live up to its' promise and fully implement each element in every strategic plan.

I know how to follow through on a strategic plan to grow USAU: In my three years on the USAU Board of Directors, I helped turn the first strategic plan into a reality. I chaired the World Games Committee, served on the Nominating Committee, and was a two-year member of the Executive Committee. Additionally, for the past three years I have served as USAU's Northeast Regional Youth Director, as well as a member of the Competition Committee.

I am thrilled at the opportunity to expand my service for USA Ultimate.

For more information about my candidacy, please visit
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