Summer League 2013
Summer 2013 information is posted below, registration for 2013 Summer Leagues will open March 15 for returning summer teams and March 22 for new teams. All prices include HST!
Sunday Masters Summer League
Sunday Masters League will run on Sunday afternoons (4pm - 6pm) at Cherry Beach (premier turf field), from May 26 - July 28 (10 weeks, 9 games, no game on July 1). Be sure to visit the Summer Masters League page for more information on costs, format and whether you qualify to play.
Adult Summer League (Monday - Thursday Nights)
To learn how to register for Summer League or how our fee structure works, please read the 'How to Register' article. Below is the main info on Summer League:
Summer Registration opens on March 15, 2013. Fees for Summer League will be $950 per team and individual fees (for those who want to register as a solo player on a hat team) are $80 per person. Fees have increased this year due to significant increases in field costs for TUC in 2013.
In 2013 we continue our annual trend of improved field inventory. We will host games every weeknight at Monarch Park Stadium and on certain nights at premier fields like Sunnybrook Park, Eglinton Flats, Lamport Stadium, Centennial Stadium, Varsity Centre, Birchmount Stadium, Weston Lions Park, Downsview Park, Cherry Beach, and Lakeshore CI.
The TUC Summer Ultimate leagues begin play in mid-late May (this year, starting the week of May 20). The season will last 16 weeks, ending on the Thursday after Labour Day Weekend (Sept 5). Each day of the week (Sunday to Saturday) is treated as a separate league. There is one extra week in the schedule that will be used as a rain date or for make-up games. Each team will play on the same day throughout the summer. Playoffs information is below. On each weeknight we offer 'West' and 'East' Divisions for our Intermediate and Recreational Leagues. Yonge Street will act as the dividing line between west and east. All Competitive Division games will be played in locations throughout the City. Premier field locations (ie. Sunnybrook, Lamport, Varsity Centre) will be fairly distributed amongst ALL leagues despite their location, dependent on what nights we receive those field permits. We do our best (field capacity per requests) to schedule teams in the areas they prefer to play in.
TUC games follow UPA 11th Edition Rules, with a few exceptions. Time permitting (time caps are in place), all TUC games are to 17 points (as opposed to UPA rules which are to 15 points). You must win by 2 or first to 19 if necessary. Furthermore, each team is allowed 2 timeouts per game in TUC Summer League and there is no overtime or universe point timeouts (as opposed to UPA rules which allow a timeout for overtime). NO timeout can be called with less than 5 minutes remaining in the game. If a timeout is called during this period the offending team will charge a turnover and lose possession of the disc.
All TUC summer leagues are 4-3 mixed gender. Teams are encouraged to play both lineups - 4 men & 3 women or 3 men & 4 women - with the pulling team matching the receiving team's ratio. To help introduce new players to Ultimate and to accommodate visitors from out-of-town, teams are allowed to field the occasional non-TUC member (regular season only, 2 games max before they are TUC members). With this sole exception, all players must be registered and paid TUC members.
In an attempt to make all games competitive and minimize the number of blow-outs, teams are initially seeded and then the ratings ladder system is used for shuffling the teams throughout the season. League conveners will take last year's record into account when determining the initial seeding of teams. Teams can also rank themselves by previous seasons played with TUC (ie. division, past ladder ranking, or playoff results), by level of play in other leagues, or by collaborative skill level of its players. The ratings system ranks all teams initially from 1 to 50 (or however many teams are in that league) and then teams move up and down the ladder based on the team they play, who wins, and the rankings of each team. For more information contact your League Convenor.
To address the problem of late start and finish times, teams are expected to adhere to the following policies.
Our Summer League format is as follows:
TUC Summer League will begin the week of May 20-26 and conclude the week of September 2-5. All Summer League games are 7-on-7 Co-Ed, FULL FIELD games. The 2013 Summer League Captains Meeting will take place on Thursday May 16 at Whistler's Grille, 995 Broadview Ave, 7pm - 9pm. ALL team captains (Mon - Thurs) MUST participate in this mandatory meeting.
2013 Summer League Playoff Information
Monday & Tuesday League playoffs will take place on one date (Sept 7), and Wednesday & Thursday League playoffs will take place on another (Sept 8) - all games at Sunnybrook Park. Again in 2013, the Wednesday Competitive Finals (Championship game only) will take place on September 14 on Rogers TV. Note this is only for the Wednesday Competitive division, which will still play its quarter and semi-final games on Sept 8.
To register for playoffs, captains will register their teams online (separate from summer league registration) and update their rosters prior to the playoff registration deadline. Playoff registration opens August 19th. The deadline to register will be September 1st for all playoff teams. Captains, please coordinate with your other captains as only 1 captain should be entering a team.
Important, the playoff substitute policy will once again be in effect for this year's playoffs. This may affect your anticipated playoff roster so please review the policy. -->
Key Registration Dates
August 18 (TBA): deadline for updating regular summer team rosters (to verify playoff rosters)
August 19 (tentative): Summer Playoff registration open
September 1 (tentative): deadline to register a summer team for playoffs and also to submit playoff roster