League Fee Changes for 2024

Posted at Apr 24 2024 10:00 AM by Liz Anderson

Cincinnati Ultimate
League Fee Increase Announcement
Revised 2024-04-23

Cincinnati Ultimate League Fee Changes Coming Summer 2024

It’s exciting to see ultimate ramping back up in the area. From youth play to spring leagues to club teams preparing for the summer, our community is right back to it. We are looking forward to another full slate of Cincinnati Ultimate leagues and tournaments this year, and we hope that you are as well. In conjunction with the announcement for summer league registration opening up, we wanted to provide some context around league fee changes happening this year.

As an organization, one of our objectives for our five-year strategic plan is to achieve a balanced operating budget. We have been able to absorb increased operating expenses the last few years in large part because of our ability to host world-class events that generate additional revenue (thanks to all of our amazing volunteers!). However, this business model is not sustainable in the long term if we intend to support a staff of employees to ensure that we are providing the highest quality product for our community. We have already seen the advancements that our Director of Operations (Liz Anderson) has allowed us to achieve in only four years, and we hope to expand on that in the future. In order to do so, we have evaluated our budget and identified the need to reassess our league fee structure. This process started in 2023 with a staggered plan into 2024.

With registrations for 2024 summer leagues, you will notice an increase in league fees from prior years. The specific amounts are relative to the various seasons / leagues based on field costs, number of weeks, etc., but in general, the increase ranges from $10-$20. The costs of our leagues continue to be a great value considering everything that comes with registration and compared to the costs of other sports leagues in the area. That being said, we will continue to develop our tiered pricing structure for each league, allowing players to pay a lower cost if needed. We will keep the optional higher cost above the standard rate for anyone that can aid in subsidizing the lower-cost registrations. All of these details and specific price points will be outlined on each league registration page.

We know that change can create challenges and we certainly understand the difficulties of increasing costs of living in our world today. We will continue to do everything we can to support our players and our community to reduce barriers to entry wherever we can. In return, we appreciate your understanding and ongoing support of Cincinnati Ultimate’s mission. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Ryan Gorman (rgorman@cincinnatiultimate.org) and/or Liz Anderson (landerson@cincinnatiultimate.org) and we’ll be happy to help. Can’t wait to see you all back out on the ultimate field soon enough!

Ryan Gorman
President, Board of Directors