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:
We will be playing by USAU 2020-21 rule set.
General Info ~ "Instant Runoff League"
We will attempt to offer a specialty league as well as another option that will let the rest of the registrants play. For example, if we are able to fill a women's league, we would also have a men's league. Both of these will be at the same time and location so carpooling is not an issue.
For the first session, we will try to fill, in order, a women's league, a master's league, a 4/3 mixed league. As stated, there will be another league at the same time. In this case, if we have enough women registered to hold a women's league, we will do so. Remaining players will be put into a different Tues league. If we don't have enough women registered, we will move on to plan B, then plan C, and so on until we have a viable setup that matches our registration numbers.
Bottom line is: if you want to play ultimate on Tuesday nights this summer, sign up for Tuesday league and see what we end up with. It's going to be fun.
VOTS 2021 Return to Play Agreement (Updated 6/3/21)
In order to protect our fellow members and guests, as well as to satisfy requirements for field usage, the Valley of the Sun Ultimate Association (VOTS) has adopted rules and guidelines relating to COVID-19. Following these rules and guidelines is a requirement to participate in VOTS events. Failure to adhere to them is grounds for removal from VOTS events.
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.
You will need to bring:
As per General League Policies:
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.
A new player can sign up to be "baggage" with another player.
The concept of baggage is designed 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 isn't intended to ensure that couples & carpoolers get to play together, but effort will be made to grant these requests. Request 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.
Initial player caps of 48 men and 48 women. A wait list will be instituted *before* these caps are met to avoid over-filling or if one side of the registration (men's or women's) out-paces the other. If registration switches to a wait list, please, still sign up for league. The number of teams may be expanded if there is enough interest. Initial registration closes June 9.
The fee for league registration is $20 for one session and $34 for both. This league will not include a jersey, gaiter, or disc.
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6/14/21, 00:43: Registrations for BOTH men and women will go to the Wait List. If you would like to play, please, submit your information, but DO NOT PAY unless you are contacted by a VOTS representative.
Special Offer for New Woman Players
Once again, we would like to extend an offer to newer women (you or your FRIENDS—please recruit players for our leagues!) to play league for free. If a woman is new to the sport, even having played 1-2 leagues in the past, we will waive the league fee for one session on each night to let her play league at no cost. (This offer is not for women who have played club, college team, or many leagues elsewhere) So go find those people that you have been thinking of bringing to VOTS league and invite them to join (or rejoin) us this summer!
Fee for Instant Runoff League, One (1) Session is: $20
Fee for Instant Runoff League, Both Sessions is: $34
Subject to change.