Starting January 1, 2019, LAOUT leagues & tournaments will require a membership to the LAOUT organization.
But, why?! We’re glad you asked. Membership helps LAOUT as an organization, and you as an individual, in several ways:
- MORE AGENCY | As a member of LAOUT, each and every person is invited to public committee meetings and has the right to run for a co-chair of said committees. Thus far we have the Equity Committee, League Com, Marketing Committee, and Prom Task Force; and we plan to have a Club and College Committee in the spring.
- PROGRAMMING | We aren’t satisfied with all of our offerings being good, we want to make them great! We’re investing in more fields in better locations and paying our league and tournament directors more to create better events for you.
- GROWTH & INCLUSION | With the possibility of ultimate in the LA2028 Games, we want to lead the charge in getting more people playing! From youth development to equity training, and marketing to communication, we are upping our game. We also believe that we will be able to keep the cost of our flagship events steady while being able to provide folks with financial barriers the assistance they need to play. And of course new players will always be welcomed with special discounts!
- STRENGTH IN NUMBERS | By collecting information and ensuring all LAOUT participants are members, LAOUT can make better pitches to potential sponsors which means more membership perks for you! Currently, members can get a discount at Savage. With more to come!
- LONGEVITY | We are preparing LAOUT for the long haul, which means taking care of annual expenses, saving for future expansions, and making sure we are operating according to best practices.
- COMMUNITY | Part of being a community means your voice is important. And when there’s something big to decide on, we want everyone’s vote to count.
- MORE PLAYING TO HAVE FUN | With everyone as a member, it means more playing opportunities via the sub pool; which hopefully in turn softens the drive for winning at all costs and boosts the idea of welcoming new players and having fun together.
There’s our 7 on the line! If you have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us. At the end of the day, your membership dues are working hard for you and the growth of the sport. Thank you for taking this leap with us! We’ve come up with a few fun ways to become a member, play more ultimate, and get extra perks; we hope you enjoy.
*If you are new to ultimate or LAOUT please use the coupon code STRONGWOMAN or STRONGMAN before you checkout for a special discount; if you decide you’d like to purchase an upgraded membership down the line, just let us know and we’ll help you out.
Also, for any player with a financial barrier, please email us and we’ll be happy to get you playing through our financial assistance fund.