Indiana Ultimate Foundation is a non-profit organization created for the purpose of representing and driving the growth of Indiana's Ultimate community at each level of play. At the core of this organization is a President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary, who work alongside three Trustees to discuss the needs of our Ultimate community and develop ways to meet them. It is the purpose of the board to work collaboratively with committee chairs and the Ultimate community to overcome the challenges of each demographic, foster growth, and fulfill IUF's Mission and Vision Statement.
President: John Rempel
Currently I participate in recreational leagues and compete in the Great Grand Masters division of USA Ultimate. I am also involved in organizing and coaching youth programs, including our HS Indoor Leagues and Tournament, Youth Summer League & Youth Club teams that compete in the USA Ultimate U.S. Open, Youth Club Championships.
I am extremely excited that IUF has created a "same-page" effort for the growth and development of all Ultimate in Indiana. I am proud that IUF is a USA Ultimate Affiliate Organization that allows us to provide numerous programs, events and benefits to Ultimate players and organizations state wide. My vision is that we will continue to foster a culture that allows the Ultimate community to share the fabulous virtues (character, relationship building, sportsmanship, and fitness) of the greatest sport on the planet earth with others that are unfamiliar with our sport; and to enhance and enrich the opportunities to participate for those that already love Ultimate! This will certainly create an environment where competitive HS, College & Club ultimate can thrive at the national level.
We will continue to do the work to have Equity, Diversity & Inclusivity as the driving force for all of our programs. We will strive to be a welcoming community where every participant feels valued and appreciated.
Vice President: Brittney Ballard
I have been playing ultimate for 11 years now. I started playing pick up my junior year of high school and then competitively for four years at Indiana University. Currently, I am heading into my 7 season with Liquid Hustle, mixed team out of Indianapolis, and captaining for my second season. I also played the first season of Indianapolis Red, the professional women's team now associated with the Premier Ultimate League.
Outside of playing ultimate, I am trying to help promote the sport to which I love. I have been participating in IUF meetings for the last three years. I am the Girls State Outreach Coordinator for USA Ultimate. I have helped run clinics for kids including home school PE programs and the Boys and Girls Club.
My main goal with IUF is to introduce the sport of Ultimate to as many people as we possibly can. I want to teach all age groups how to play and watch these individuals grow with the sport. I want to increase the numbers of players in Indiana especially the women. My hope is to provide individuals with an outlet through ultimate to create safe environments to achieve full potential in all aspects of life.
Trustee: Andrew Miller
2022 update coming soon!
Trustee: Paul Avilez
I started playing pickup ultimate in college, as well as across the US as I travelled for work back in the day. Here in Indy, I got hooked on the ultimate community through leagues and Riverside pickup. I've played competitively with open and mixed teams over the past many years, as well as masters and grand masters. For the majority of that time I played with or captained Liquid Hustle, the Indy mixed team. I've enjoyed watching the community grow and evolve over time, as well as the friendships and experiences I've been fortunate to have here.
My hope for IUF is to create a community that people want to be a part of, whether it is through leagues, coaching, club, or outreach programs. In doing so, we can build the pipeline that puts Indianapolis on the map in terms of competitiveness and opportunities to share the sport we love with others.
Trustee: Sarah Haynie
I began playing ultimate consistently through pickup groups on the north side of Indianapolis. I loved the sport so much that I started playing competitively with the club team Liquid Hustle in 2018. I currently play with the mixed club team Steamboat and mixed masters team Shipwreck. I also enjoy playing leagues and pickup as a chance to engage with the greater Indianapolis Ultimate community. I’m excited to be a part of the board to further the mission of IUF. My years of Ultimate have given me so many great experiences. As part of the board my hope is to provide spaces for players of all abilities and backgrounds to play and be in the community together.
Trustee: Derek Raufeisen
Trustee: Emily Beasley
I'm originally from a very small town in northern Indiana so I didn't know what ultimate was until I was accidentally introduced to it at Purdue University in 2012. I immediately fell in love with the sport. I've played with Purdue AMOC for 4 years and on club teams such as iBang, Liquid Hustle and Indy Rogue. I have also played in several IUF leagues. I am also a player for Indy Red, the Indy women's professional team in the Premier Ultimate League. I'm thrilled to be able to become a member on the IUF board. My goal is to help IUF become a more welcoming and flourishing community for all players at every level of play. I would love to be able to help create more opportunities for people to grow and love this sport at all ages!
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