Parent Resources

Parent Roles and Responsibilities

  • Great Teams need parent involvement. Hopkins Ultimate is a volunteer run organization and we can use all the parents we can get. At some point you will not agree with a decision made, please be respectful and contact a board member when this happens. Your involvement helps this program succeed!
  • Please make a commitment to get your kids to games and practices
  • Help out when requested. There are different ways to get involved:
  • Hosting, cooking, or providing items for team pasta parties
  • Help with driving kids that don’t have other rides
  • Board positions and other organization volunteering
  • Read/abide by USAU’s Parent/Spectator Code of Conduct
  • Most of all, let the kids play and coaches coach.

Below is our expectation of Hopkins Ultimate Parents:

  • I will encourage my child to play by the Spirit of the Game.
  • I will be a positive role model for my child. I will encourage sportsmanship by showing respect, courtesy and by demonstrating positive support, for all players, coaches, officials and spectators at every game, practice or other sporting event.
  • I will expect that my child will treat other players, coaches, officials and spectators with respect regardless of race, gender-identity, or ability.
  • I understand that the sport of ultimate is self-officiated and, as such . . .
  • I will assume that all players on the field have the best of intentions when making and discussing calls.
  • as a spectator, I will not be involved with calls or any discussion that takes place.
  • I will not make derogatory comments regarding any calls, players or parents - even quietly to the person sitting next to me.

player safety

HURT takes player safety very seriously. As with all sports, concussions and other injuries do occur from time to time.

When a player is injured, they should keep in contact with their coaches and team captains about their recovery process. Coaches will request a doctor's note before return to play with a concussion and may request this with other injuries.

Some resources for parents, players, and coaches are below.


A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury—or TBI—caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. This sudden movement can cause the brain to bounce around or twist in the skull, creating chemical changes in the brain and sometimes stretching and damaging brain cells.

Concussions Are Serious

Medical providers may describe a concussion as a “mild” brain injury because concussions are usually not life-threatening. Even so, the effects of a concussion can be serious.

Player Eligibility - Who Can Play for Hopkins

Eligibility rules dictated by USAU & Minnesota Ultimate.  These are for both HSL and MSL.

  1. Players must play for the school they attend, if no team then
  2. Players must play for the district that they live in, if no team then
  3. Players must play for the closest district to their address


  • Parent volunteers are essential  
  • Parents are expected to volunteer during the course of the season
  • Parents must volunteer twice for activities such as, but not limited to: 
  • Tournament Support – transportation, chaperone in or out of town
  • Supervision at fundraising events
  • Being a “team-parent”
  • Serve as Officer or Board Member
  • Middle School coach
  • Other opportunities as they arise
  • Hopkins Hustle - all parents are also expected to volunteer for at least 2 shifts and/or committee

*Note: Volunteering is essential to the success of our program. The above requirements may change from time to time. When that happens, parents will be informed and the change will not take effect util the next registration period.

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