VOTS Spring 2018, photo by Quan Nguyen

A/B Winter Leagues 2024 ~ 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 Leagues 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 Leagues 2024 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?

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

We expect that most baggage (people requesting to play on the same team) requests can be accommodated. Every attempt will be made to fill baggage requests for this league, including multiple requests, with priority to new players and woman matching players.

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?

As of 1/8/24, 11:47: ALL registrations will now go to the Wait List. Still interested in playing? Add your info to the wait list. Roster spots might open and opportunities to sub could be available. If you are on the Wait List, do pay until instructed to do so.

STEP 1. Fill Out the Form: A/B Winter Leagues 2024 Wait List

STEP 2. Pay Your League Fee: $20

Discounted additional rate for dual registration: $16

Please, only pay if you've been notified to do so.

Registration/Payment Confirmation

Registration information will update automatically after your registration form has been submitted.
Payment status is updated in batches usually once or twice a day. If "status" is blank, you haven't been processed yet.

If you have difficulties viewing the form below: Link to Sheet

Note: Payment made without filling out the registration form will not count as a registration. We need both!

If you are age 16-17, please print a Waiver and bring the signed waiver to your first league game.
You will not be allowed to play without a waiver.

Subject to change.

For more information, contact Tim Streit.