2022 Credit Opportunities
Fact: VC wants to give you your entire team uniforms for free.
Fact: It's been a struggle to get teams to comply with the requirements of our agreement in the past.
This year we're taking a new approach and outlining the exact amounts of credit/VC apparel that each aspect of your team's commitments is "worth", and providing incentive for teams to proactively succeed in fulfilling responsibilities.
Earn Your Credit
It's important to point out how strongly we believe that everything we're asking teams to do is mutually beneficial. The more your team's fans shop your VC fan stores, the more commission you'll earn and swag you'll have out there promoting your team - this is all really a win-win!
We are offering you $1800 (over 50% of a full new set of uniforms) in initial credit simply to confirm that teams understand commitments and have a plan to follow through with them.
$100 credit applied to your team account immediately upon updating team website with 2022 VC logo/image, link in header and blurb on a sponsor page.
Send a screenshot of the VC logo on your team's website to Jess to receive the $100 credit in your account.
Need a copy of the VC logo? Here's the correct file to use on a black background, or on a white background, or with a transparent background. You may use our vector logo for inclusion in your own designs, but please do not modify it in any way or otherwise use it without receiving approval first.
$100 credit applied upon creating a VC link to your team’s online store on your Instagram Linktree.
Send a screenshot of the link on your team's Linktree to Jess to receive the $100 credit in your account.
Don't have a Linktree on your Instagram profile yet? It only takes a few minutes to set up, and is vital in helping your community find useful information.
$100 credit applied for adding “Official Sponsor & Merchandise @vcultimate” to your Twitter, Instagram and Facebook profiles.
Send a screenshot of the tag on your team's accounts to Jess to receive the $100 credit in your account.
$500 credit applied upon announcing VC as your Exclusive Official Uniform Partner for 2022.
Initial Announcement: Newsletter mention and social media shoutout across all platforms (minimum 3 different social media platforms), including link to VC website (www.vcultimate.com).
1-2 weeks later: ICYMI announcement + shop link*: newsletter + social
*example shop link: https://www.vcultimate.com/collections/portland-rising
Confirmation of activity posted to the 2022 Performance Tracker, and screenshot sent to VC.
$1000 credit applied upon introduction to VC of the person responsible for social media and promotion on each team, and receipt of an initial promotion plan.
VC will host two Zoom meetings for team contacts to attend (at least one attendance is mandatory) to introduce themselves, meet VC and discuss expectations/available resources.
A signed commitment from team contacts stating they understand the requirements/activities outlined in the proposal. A back-up contact (such as a team owner) is strongly suggested.
A brief plan outlining social media activities, the (type of) content you plan to release and engagement with VC channels (VC would be happy to provide tutorials), as well as instructions for VC to follow-up if commitments are not met.
Want to earn more?
Here are a few fun ideas to earn your team even more!
$500 credit applied upon receipt of a uniform unveiling campaign - minimum 5 photos required, although video encouraged.
A team-directed creative promotion surrounding the unveiling/handing out of the team’s uniforms. Content to be posted on the team account, linking to the team’s replica store on the VC site and tagging VC for sharing.
If teams require this credit applied before shipping their entire order, please ensure your order is submitted at least 1 week earlier than the deadline and we can ship one set of jerseys out first to allow for your promotional content before your full order is shipped. Teams should plan their order timeline accordingly.
If timeline does not allow for this to be done before uniform delivery is required, teams can complete this initiative within 2 weeks of uniforms being delivered, and a payment refund will be issued immediately.
Easiest Credit Ever: Referral Program
Any college players on your roster? Club players? Any youth team coaches? The VC PUL Referral Program is the easiest credit your team will earn - and it might be the activity we appreciate most. Help us create uniforms for more teams and we'll credit your team account a portion of their order.
In 2021, 18 teams took advantage of the VC discount, and 7 Premier Ultimate League teams earned thousands of dollars in extra credit for use on VC apparel.
Please share this opportunity with your players; it really means a lot to us.
Have other fun ideas? We want to hear them!
We are open to any other media/promotional opportunities, especially ones that focus on video content and newer platforms such as TikTok.
We are open to any creative idea with a valid implementation plan!
Ongoing Credit Opportunities
Payments will be sent on a monthly basis upon completion/reporting of activities to VC, or credit can be added to your team account for your next merchandise orders.
$600 for inclusion in Fan Newsletters
10 monthly newsletters, sent directly to the team’s newsletter list, including a VC-provided image, blurb + link included every team fan newsletter.
$600 for social media posts per platform (Peak 6 months March - August).
2-3 posts unique per platform (Twitter, Facebook, IG, TikTok) for a total of 8 posts per month.
Content provided by VC for 1 post/month/platform to team at least 10 days before each month. Additional content to be produced by the team.
VC will schedule the two introduction meetings in late February. In the meantime, start thinking about your 2022 plans and tag @vcultimate to earn!
Contact Jess (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions, concerns or ideas.
Jess, Adriana and the VC Team