VOTS Spring 2018, photo by Quan Nguyen

Spring Leagues 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 11th edition rules.

How is league structured?

The Spring League will be run with two separate divisions:

Mixed Division

Open Division

A given team will play only once per week with about 70% of games on their given night but a few crossover games on the other night for their division. (ex. If Tues is your team's primary night, your crossover games will be on Thurs.)

Players may have the opportunity to play in both divisions. This is dependent on registration numbers.

All woman-matching players should play in the Mixed Division since the number of teams in that division will likely be limited by the number of woman-matching players registered.

Player's stated preference of divisions will be acted upon when possible. If you only want a certain division, say so.

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

Spring Leagues 2023 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?

Woman-matching players new to ultimate are guaranteed to be placed on a team with one person they ask for.

Most baggage will be honored with the possible exception of paired club players. All baggage approvals will be left to the discretion of the league director.

What is the player cap and the wait list?

Initial player cap: 140 man-matching players, 80 woman-matching players. A wait list will be instituted *before* these caps are met to avoid over-filling the league.

How much does league cost?

Woman-Matching Players: $34
Woman-Matching Players new to ultimate: FREE!

Man-Matching Players, Mixed League: $48
Man-Matching Players, Open League: $15
Man-matching players, DO NOT pay until you have received an email confirming your division.

Players may have the opportunity to play in both divisions. This is highly dependent on registration numbers. There will be a field on the registration form; DO NOT pay for a second league unless instructed to do so.

Spring League will NOT include a shirt 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 buttons 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

As of 3/6/22, 14:22: All registrations will go to Wait List. If you are interested in playing, please, fill out the registration form, but DO NOT pay until instructed to do so.

Spring Leagues 2023 Registration

STEP 2: Pay Your League Fee

Woman-Matching Players: $34

Man-matching players, DO NOT pay until you have received an email confirming your division.

Man-Matching Players, Mixed League: $48

Man-Matching Players, Open League: $15

Confirm Your Registration / Payment Status

Subject to change.

For more information, contact LD Tim Streit.