Our mission is to promote Visibility, Equity, and Community. We do this in the following ways:
Visibility: Showcase, support, and celebrate elite women, transgender, non-binary, genderqueer, and genderfluid ultimate players.
Equity: Actively participate in creating community partnerships and relationships, focusing on youth of marginalized genders, youth of color, and those of all socio-economic classes.
Community: Share our love, joy, and passion for the sport of ultimate with others, have a positive impact on our community, and work to make our ultimate community more representative of our community as a whole.
We believe in promoting equity, diversity, respect, and spirit of the game, and strive to inspire and empower future generations.
We will continue to learn and grow, including in re-evaluating our language in order to strive to reflect inclusivity of marginalized people that the league seeks to support.
Who is our Leadership?
Änna Hagstrom is the Owner and Director of Operations of the Minnesota Strike. She oversees all aspects of the business of running the team, from marketing and fundraising to game-day operations to logistics, team composition, hiring decisions, strategy, and everything in between.
Änna and Eva Maxson are Co-Founders of the Strike, working together on the "team" aspects of the team, including promoting a team culture that adheres to our core values, making coaching and roster decisions, and more.
A lawyer and an engineer by trade, they bring complementary skill sets to support the shared goals of building a competitive roster, a positive and inclusive team culture, a financially sustainable team, and supporting equity and diversity in sports.
What's the PUL?
The Premier Ultimate League (PUL) is the non-profit organization overseeing the women's professional ultimate league. The first full season was 2019 with eight teams, and has expanded for the 2020 season.
The mission of the league is to achieve equity in the sport of ultimate by increasing accessibility to the sport for, and visibility of women, transgender, non-binary, genderqueer, and genderfluid people through high-quality competition, leadership experiences, and community partnerships. Our league strives for gender, racial, and economic diversity in the sport of ultimate.
The PUL follows the 11th edition rules of USA Ultimate, with a few slight differences including timed quarters. Read the full PUL rules here.