NexGen League Has Signed Letters From 17 of 18 Teams

The NexGen league is on its way to becoming a reality. Kevin Minderhout announced today that he has received signed letters of intent from 17 of the 18 teams; the remaining team -- as of now unnamed -- will announce a decision after a meeting with Minderhout this evening.

The NexGen league is on its way to becoming a reality. Kevin Minderhout announced today that he has received signed letters of intent from 17 of the 18 teams; the remaining team — as of now unnamed — will announce a decision after a meeting with Minderhout this evening.

“It’s important to realize that this is only one step of many,” said Minderhout in a statement. “A lot of work still needs to be done. When I met with teams I heard a lot of them saying ‘we want to work with USAU’, so we’re going to start there and proceed depending on where that conversation goes.”

Minderhout continues to stress his interest in partnering with USA Ultimate going forward. “I’d like to reiterate that I’m 100% committed to discussing all possible options for cooperation with USAU,” he wrote in an e-mail to team leaders. “I also believe for those discussions to be successful USAU will need to be clear on [its] objectives and specifically state what resources they are willing to commit to achieve those objectives.”

Top USA Ultimate administrators have yet to meet with Doublewide’s Kurt Gibson, who is acting as a liaison between teams and USAU. That meeting is scheduled for early this week.

The letters of intent that teams have signed only express an interest in Minderhout’s proposal. They are non-binding. We expect further news after teams meet with Boulder officials.

  1. Charlie Eisenhood
    Charlie Eisenhood

    Charlie Eisenhood is the editor-in-chief of Ultiworld. You can reach him by email (charlie@ultiworld.com) or on Twitter (@ceisenhood).

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