VOTS Spring 2018, photo by Quan Nguyen

Winter Leagues 2018 ~ Information


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?

Update, 11/22/18

Men's League: All men currently registered or wait listed for the league (as of 11/22/18) will play the first doubleheader on Monday. Teams will be posted by Sunday night. Game time Monday is 7 p.m. Sharp. Fields are available for warm up before this.

Women's League: Unfortunately, the number of women registered for the league is insufficient, and the league is cancelled. Refunds will be issued.

Laura Tan will be running a series of women's clinics for beginners and intermediate players starting this wed at 8pm for three weeks. We will have registration for that up as soon as possible.

  • Separate Men's and Women's divisions.
  • Men play Mondays. Women play Wednesdays.
  • Doubleheader games with 6:40 warmup/7pm start, games at Tempe Benedict, November 26–December 19.
  • Initial cap four teams per division. 7+ games per team.
  • If registration numbers allow expansion of the men's division, there could also be men's games on Wednesdays, including up to two weeks playing both nights.

Do I need to know how to play?

Absolutely not! We teach all new players basic throws as well as the rules and strategies of ultimate throughout the season. As a new player, you will be placed on a team with moderate to experienced players who will show you the ropes and teach you the game.

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.

Winter Leagues 2018 League Registration

Do I need to have a team to sign up?

No! All players sign up as individuals and are placed on teams which even out the number of beginner, intermediate, and advanced players per team.

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 approvals will be left to the discretion of the league director.

What is the player cap and the wait list?

Initial cap is 60 players per division. A wait list will be instituted *before* caps are met to avoid over-filling.

How much does league cost?

The fee for league registration is $18. No league shirts or discs.

If you have problems using PayPal, please email Katherine at webmaster@vots.org.

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?

Fill out the form linked below:

Registration closed at the end of day Monday, 11/19. League has not reached cap. If you are interested in playing, please, submit your information to the wait list, but DO NOT PAY unless asked to do so by a VOTS representative.

MEN'S Wait List

Pay the league fee:

Payment for Winter Leagues 2018 (either division) is: $18

Confirm Your Registration / Payment Status

Subject to change.

For more information, contact LD Tim Streit.