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Winter 2014 Instructional League

What is Ultimate Frisbee Instructional League?

This instructional league is offered by Valley of the Sun Ultimate Association (VOTS). This three week coed league is focused on learning all aspects of Ultimate Frisbee, including throwing, catching, and the basics of offensive and defensive strategies. Each session will begin with some warm-up exercises and drills, throwing, and eventually scrimmages to work on new skills. This is a great opportunity to learn fundamentals, get some exercise, meet new people, and have fun while you're at it!

What is Ultimate Frisbee?

Ultimate Frisbee is a high energy, non-contact team sport. It combines elements of many different sports including soccer, basketball, and football. Ultimate is played on a rectangular shaped field with end zones shaped like football end zones. Each team consists of seven players. The disc is passed from teammate to teammate (there is no running/walking with the disc) until somebody catches the disc in the end zone for a score.

Who can sign up?

The league is open to all, but is geared for novice players. Novice players include brand new players as well as players who simply want to gain a better understanding of the game. You do not need a team to sign up. Teams will be formed to allow games to be played.

What do I need to play?

Bring sneakers or non-metal cleats and clothing comfortable for running. It is essential that you bring a white shirt and a dark-colored shirt each week, so we can divide into teams. Please make sure you are dressed warmly enough that you can stay warm while we explain drills, rules, and strategy. Bring a water bottle to make sure you stay hydrated. Every brand new player will receive a disc, but all players should try and bring a disc to each session (preferably an official USA Ultimate Ultrastar 175g and not a Whamo).

When does the season start and how long does it last?

This instructional league is comprised of three sessions, Tuesdays January 7, 14, 21, 8-10pm at Benedict, Field #5.

What if I can't make all the sessions?

Don't worry about missing a week; one of the coaches will be happy to help you catch up the following week.

I'm an experienced player. Do you need volunteers?

Yes! If you have solid forehand and backhand throws and want to teach new players, please contact Adam Carberry to volunteer.

All other additional questions can be directed to Adam as well.

Anything else?

As per General League Policies

  1. VOTS discourages dogs at VOTS-sponsored leagues. If participants do bring dogs to VOTS-sponsored leagues, the owner must be aware of and abide by all applicable local leash laws.
  2. Alcohol IS permitted on the field in cups and cans. No glass is allowed.
  3. Any underage participant in violation of the Arizona alcohol consumption laws or any adult participant who furnishes alcohol to or purchases alcohol for an underage participant is subject to immediate suspension for a time at the determination/discretion of the board.
  4. Under NO circumstances should anybody drive onto the fields.

Questions? Contact Adam Carberry

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