On January 9th a group of people joined Andy Bandit on stage and promised the Ultimate community to help Andy do whatever it takes to make LA a better place for Ultimate to thrive. The first few months are scheduled to define the board structure, what the job titles are, what the budget looks like, etc. It’s exhausting and sometimes feels like a second job, and no body can believe that Andy has been doing it by himself for this long.
Check back on this page often, as updates will appear. We’re going to start posting our board meeting minutes, have bios of the members, give you a chance to attend board meetings and overall just try to be as transparent as possible. We recognize this is a change and we’re doing everything we can to make it a good change for as many people as possible. We want Ultimate in LA to THRIVE!
Andy has been running tournaments (and tournament parties) since 2003. He has been the LAOUT President since 2004. That means he’s held this position longer than FDR was president of the country. And we’re not even at war. Mic drop.
Remy has been playing Ultimate since 2000, when she started playing summer league in Chicago. Remy is the VP of LAOUT and she is the National Mixed Director for Club Ultimate for USA Ultimate. She sits on USAU’s Competition Committee & Club Working Group, helping to organize and plan each upcoming club season with an emphasis on big picture growth for the future of our sport. When not at the office, she’s probably playing Ultimate, organizing Ultimate, or Crossfitting.
Grant currently coaches King Middle School in Los Feliz and has coached at Windward and Marshall High School. Grant also plays for the pro ultimate team in LA – the LA Aviators – and is the current captain of the Condors, the longest running club team in the world. Additionally, Grant runs several clinics every year with his company Level Up Ultimate. When he’s not on the ultimate field, Grant is an actor, most recently in a film called Mi America.
Jane learned to play Ultimate at Haverford College and fell in love with the sport and its nerd-jock culture. She has since played in leagues and on club teams in New York, Portland, Oregon, and now here in Los Angeles. With the LAOUT board she is looking to expand women’s playing and skill-building opportunities and strengthen the community-within-a-community of women’s ultimate players. She thinks the name of the sport should be changed to flatball.