We are beyond thrilled to introduce you to VC Latam: the heart of the VC Ultimate Regional Development Program, and the product of three years of sharing ideas, hard work, learning, and partnership, driven by the amazing players and coaches of Revolution Ultimate/RevoPro in Medellín, Colombia.
Meet VC Latam
Based in Medellín, Colombia, VC Latam is a collaboration between VC Ultimate and RevoPro, to work on keeping and building resources in the Central and South American regions while developing the business skills and manufacturing experience of women and non-binary ultimate players through mentorship and paid opportunities.
VC Latam has been created due to the entrepreneurial spirit of the RevoPro leaders and players, and VC’s commitment to rethinking development in our sport.
- Adriana Withers, VC Ultimate CEO
It’s our goal that, together, we will strengthen the ultimate community in Central and South America through grassroots investment, local opportunity development, and mentorship, and a focus on providing resources to professionals who have experienced marginalization, especially women and non-binary people of colour.
VC Latam will be offering a core selection of VC Ultimate’s premium fully sublimated products. These will be made in Colombia and offered to players and teams in Central and South America at adjusted prices due to lower manufacturing and operational costs, with overheard support through VCHQ in Toronto, Canada.
With the World Flying Disc Federation's unwavering support of this project and the idea that we try our best to keep ultimate's resources in the regions in which they originate, VC Latam has produced all of the official merchandise for the 2023 Pan American Ultimate Championships in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
VC Latam & Latam Pro
VC Ultimate and VC Latam are proud to be the founding sponsors of Latam Pro, along with our friends at Early Recognition is Critical.
Latam Pro is a project created by Latin American women's ultimate teams founded with the objective of providing visibility and the appropriate platform for each team to reach a professional level – not only at a competitive level, but also at an organizational level and that through this generating a positive social impact throughout the Latin American region, exalting the work and dedication of its athletes.
In this first year of launching the project, there is participation from 4 countries with 5 founding teams:
- Colombia: Revolution and Aerosoul
- Mexico: Fierce
- Dominican Republic: Mamajuana
- Panama: Beasts
The format of the project will not be the traditional "league" format, since we aim for greater coverage in the year and at the same time organic growth, which allows the teams to do the development and building that is required to be at the professional level.
Mentorship > Expansion
We have so much to say about why we are developing a model of growth for the VC brand through mentorship and a focus on local, grassroots and community, but that will have to wait... we have a project and a professional league to launch!