VOTS Spring 2018, photo by Quan Nguyen

A/B Winter League 2023 ~ League Information

Valley of the Sun Ultimate


About Ultimate and VOTS Leagues

Ultimate frisbee (or ultimate disc) 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

We play by USAU's current ruleset.

How is league structured?

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

Details specific to this league:

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. No glass is allowed on the fields.
  3. Under NO circumstances should anybody drive onto the fields.

A/B Winter League 2023 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?

Note: woman-matching players new to the sport will be guaranteed to be placed on a team with another player they request!

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. 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: 80 men, 96 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.

How much does league cost?

The fee for a single league registration is $20. If you are interested in playing both leagues (there will be a question on the registration form), only pay $20 after sign-up. You'll be instructed to pay for the second if you're added to the other league's draft roster. A/B Winter Leagues will NOT include a shirt or discs.

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

How do I register?

STEP 1. Fill Out the Form: A/B Winter League 2023 Wait List

As of 2/1/23: All registrations will go the Wait List. If you are still interested in playing, please submit your information, but DO NOT pay until instructed to do so by a VOTS representative.

STEP 2. Pay Your League Fee: $20
Unless you are a woman-matching player new to the sport.

Discounted additional rate for dual registration: $16
Please, only pay if you've been notified to do so.

Confirm Your Registration / Payment Status

Subject to change.

For more information, contact LD Tim Streit.