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A/B Winter League 2017 ~ League Information

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About Ultimate and VOTS Leagues

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 until somebody catches the disc in the end zone for a score.

The Valley of the Sun Ultimate Association (VOTS) organizes adult leagues (18 and up, ages 16-17 with parental waiver) with two primary goals in mind:

  1. to introduce new players to the sport of Ultimate
  2. to provide a place for all levels of players to play in a competitive, team-oriented atmosphere

How is league structured?

This A/B Winter League is a continuing experiment for VOTS. With the expansion of Ultimate as a sport and VOTS as a group, the skill distribution among our players has become, perhaps, too wide for everyone who wants to play to have a place in league. We're going to try something that many other vibrant Ultimate communities do on a regular basis.

The A/B Winter League will be broken into two division:

Games for each division will primarily play on different days, and teams will not play across divisions, although there may be some nights where both divisions are playing. There will be playoffs and a championship game (at the same venue, at the same time) for both divisions.

Details specific to this league:

Standard gender ratio for all games is 5/2 ratio.
Offense may dictate 4/3 in any game in which EACH team meets one of these criteria:

  1. Has six women present.
  2. Has five women present and no more than 9 men.
  3. Has four women present and no more than 7 men.

Do I need to know how to play?

Experience will be required in A Division.

For B Division, Absolutely not! We'll teach new players basic throws as well as the rules and strategies of ultimate throughout the season.

What do I need to play?

You will need to bring:

  1. Non-metal cleats (or tennis shoes if you don't have cleats).
  2. Water (you'll get thirsty).

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.

A/B Winter League 2017 League Registration

Do I need to have a team to sign up?

No! All players sign up as individuals and will be drafted on to a team within their appropriate division.

Can I play on the same team as my friends?

A new player can sign up to be "baggage" with another player.

The concept of baggage is designed solely to introduce brand NEW PLAYERS to the sport by allowing them play on a team with someone they know. You will have the opportunity to list the person you are bagging with on the registration form. (One only, please.) Baggage is NOT intended to ensure that couples & carpoolers get to play together. If couples/carpoolers wish to play together, you will have the option to explain the situation on the registration form. Captains will see your note during the draft and attempt (but not guarantee) to pick you on the same team. Baggage approvals will be left to the discretion of the league director. While we try to accommodate preferences, we reserve the right to refuse baggage requests. Other options for couples/carpoolers: captain together or choose a same night as preference.

What is the player cap and the wait list?

Initial play cap: 96 men, 80 women. This will be evaluated and likely extended based on registration numbers. A wait list will be instituted *before* these caps are met to avoid over-filling the league. Registration closes December 14th.

How much does league cost?

The fee for league registration is $14. A/B Winter League will NOT include a shirt or discs.

Registration closes on December 14th, 11:59pm; please remit payment by this date. If you have problems using PayPal, please email Katherine at webmaster@vots.org. If we do not have a payment from you, or have not heard from you concerning payment, by December 14th, a registrant on the wait list will be contacted.

If you have already completed and submitted a registration form, but still need to complete payment, please, use the button below or on the Confirmation/Pay page. Note: Payment made without filling out the registration form will not count as a registration.

How do I register?

STEP 1: Fill Out the Form Linked Below

12/15/16 - Registration is now closed. If you're still interested in playing, add your information to the Wait List. Extra players may be needed. But DO NOT PAY at this time. A VOTS representative will contact you.

Wait List

STEP 2: Pay Your League Fee

Payment for A/B Winter League 2017 is: $14


Confirm Your Registration / Payment Status

Subject to change.

For more information, contact LD Tim Streit.

Page last updated: 01/26/17, 08:56