Adult Winter League

2023 Winter Leagues

UPDATE 30 November:  We are pleased to announce that our 2023 Winter Indoor Season will begin the week of January 23rd!  The 2023 Winter Indoor Season our leagues will be 6-on-6 (except where stated otherwise) no-pull, speedpoint format following TUC indoor rules.

Registration for our 2023 Winter Season will open on December 7th for our Wednesday Parity League offering, with all other league registrations opening on December 12th!

TUC's Safe Return to Play - COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines will still be in effect, including the vaccination policy.

Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Sunday

The Leagues listed below are ADULT Winter Leagues and are intended for Adult (18+) participants only. You can view the registration dates and information below. For Juniors information, visit either the Pre-Teen Winter Programs or the Teen Winter Programs page(s), or learn how juniors can participate in adult leagues through our Juniors Participation Policy. Read below for further details on each offering and league information.

Day Dates Game Times Location Ratio (O/F/C) Level Of Play Team Cost Individual Cost
Monday West Feb 13 - Apr 24 (11 wks) 7 - 11:59pm Lamport 2/2/2 Comp / Int / Rec $2,200 $185
Tuesday Jan 24 - Apr 25 (14 wks) 7 - 11pm Monarch Park 2/2/2 Int / Rec $3,300 $280
Wednesday Parity Jan 25 - Apr 26 (14 wks) 8 - 11pm Monarch Park 3/3 HAT League n/a $280
Wednesday Rec Jan 25 - Apr 26 (14 wks) 8 - 11pm Monarch Park 3/3 Rec $3,300 n/a
Thursday Elite Jan 26 - Apr 27 (14 wks) 8 - 11pm Monarch Park 3/3 Elite / Como $3,300 n/a
Thursday HAT TBC. Tentatively Jan 5 - Apr 27(17 wks) 9:30 - 11:30pm Lakeshore Collegiate Dome 2/2/2 HAT League n/a TBC ($290)
Sunday Masters Jan 29 - Apr 30 (12 wks) 1 - 5pm Monarch Park 3/3 HAT League n/a $235
Sunday West (Family Friendly 14+) TBC. Jan 8 - Apr 30 (16 wks) 12 - 2pm Lakeshore Collegiate Dome 2/2/2 Family Friendly League TBC ($3,400) TBC ($290)

Games will be scheduled to evenly share time slots amongst teams as best as possible.

General League Info

Winter Indoor leagues use the no-pull, speedpoint format. There are no pulls between points; once the offence scores a point, the disc is placed in the endzone where it's caught and the defense immediately takes possession. Rules regarding game play, substitutions, and more can be found on the TUC indoor rules page. Team captains must assist in enforcing the rules. Please abide by the Spirit of the Game when dealing with any issues.

The ratio rules for our indoor leagues are outlined in the chart above. The Open/Female/Choose system indicates the minimum number of open players and the minimum number of female players required on the field at any given time. The "Choose" number indicates the number of players that can be either open or female (note that for indoor speedpoint, all teams must adhere to the minimum gender requirements for that league, but are not required to match the opposing team's gender ratio). For most of our 6-on-6 leagues, there must be a minimum of two players of each gender on the field at all times (2 open, 2 female, and 2 more of either). For specific leagues such as Parity, Elite, and Masters, the minimum is three players of each gender on the field at all times; for the beach offerings, the minimum is one player of each gender. 

NOTE ON GENDER EQUITY:  TUC is committed to advancing gender equity within our community to ensure Ultimate is a space for participants of ALL genders. Sport has traditionally operated with a gender binary framework - Co-ed divisions, Women's Divisions and Men's Divisions. We at TUC understand and recognize that gender is a spectrum, and we want participants with diverse genders to feel welcomed and included. For clarity, TUC wants to remind all participants of the gender roster categories for our leagues for the Winter 2023 season:

  • Woman/Female Roster Designation = Woman, Non-Binary and Two-Spirit: may include women (cis and trans), non-binary players, and two-spirit players.
  • Open Roster Designation = Open, Non-Binary and Two-Spirit: may include men (cis and trans), women (cis and trans), non-binary players, and two-spirit players.

Registration

Please make sure to read the details to ensure you have the most current information.

You may register a full team or as an individual for winter leagues. Remember that you must have an active TUC membership as of the time of the league to be able to register (e.g. registration may open in December, but the league may have games in January, so you would need an active membership in January, not December). Individuals who wish to sign up will be used to form a HAT Team. For Winter 2023, registration will open at 11:00am on Monday, December 12th, 2022 (10:00am on Wednesday, December 7th, 2022 for the Wednesday Parity League, and close about a week before the league in question starts play, or when specific leagues reach capacity (Wednesday Parity League registration for open players will close at 10:00am Friday, December 9th, 2022).  All registered teams/individuals will be posted a few days before league play starts. If you are not on that list, please contact TUC staff at adults@tuc.org immediately.

Be sure to register as soon as possible. This will not only help your chances of getting a spot in the league, but it also helps TUC determine which leagues will have enough registrations to be able to run. Leagues/teams that do not have sufficient registration may need to be cancelled in advance of the league start date. Registration AND payment confirm your spot; if you register, but don't pay, this does NOT hold your spot for the league! Once you've registered, you will have 20 minutes to pay to confirm your spot (if you do not pay in 20 minutes, your spot will be offered to the next person on the wait list). Complete winter team registration includes payment in full by the registration deadline and a minimum of 10 paid members on your roster within one week of your first game. If you have any questions, contact adults@tuc.org.

All players must be valid TUC members (2022 Youth Membership, 2022/2023 Introductory Membership, 2022/2023 Post-Secondary Membership, or 2022/2023 Full Adult Membership). All players must sign the waiver of liability form and be TUC members before stepping on the field. In order to enforce these stipulations, we rely heavily on the honour system and on our team captains. Please abide by the Spirit of the Game when dealing with this (and any other game) issue.

For more information on becoming a TUC member, visit our Becoming a Member page. For assistance with registering a team or as an individual, see our How to Register page.

League Contacts

The convenors for the 2023 Winter Leagues can be found on the TUC convenors page (updated before the league starts).

General questions about leagues should be addressed to the convenor listed for the league in question. However, in order to reduce the flood of emails to the convenor, if you are a player and have a question about TUC or the league, please ask your team captain first or contact the appropriate person as listed on the TUC contacts page. Your team captain is your first point of contact with TUC when it comes to administrative matters.

Playoff Notes

See the League & Playoff Participation Rules.


Monday West Mixed League @ Lamport

The Monday West Mixed League is a 6-on-6 offering (minimum 2 of each gender) and will be open to Competitive, Intermediate, and Recreational teams in a ladder system (similar to our Summer league play). Registration will only be mostly by team, but we will take up to 16 players (10 open, 6 female) for one HAT team.

Please note that HAT teams run the risk of being cancelled if they do not have at least 9 open players and 5 female-identifying players registered fourteen (14) days before the league start date.  HAT team registrants will be sent an email twenty-one (21) days before the league starts to let them know the current registration status of the HAT team.

Divisions: Competitive / Intermediate / Recreational
Dates: Starts February 13th and finishes April 24th (11 weeks of games)
Game Times: 7:00 - 7:55pm; 8:00 - 8:55pm; 9:00 - 9:55pm; 10:00 - 10:55pm; 11:00 - 11:55pm
Location: Lamport Stadium (all games)
Format: 6-on-6 mixed speedpoint.  Gender ratio 2O:2F:2C
Cost: Teams $2,200 ($1,946.90 + HST); Individuals $185 ($163.72 + HST)
Maximum Number of Teams: 30 teams (29 team registrations and one HAT team)

Team Registration:  https://www.tuc.org/zuluru/events/view?event=1989

Individual Registration:  https://www.tuc.org/zuluru/events/view?event=1990

Registration Status: Registrations will open on Monday, December 12th at 10:00am.


Tuesday Mixed League @ Monarch Park

The Tuesday Mixed League is a 6-on-6 offering (minimum 2 of each gender) and will be open to Intermediate, and Recreational teams in a ladder system (similar to our Summer league play). Registration is mostly by team, but we will take up to 16 players (10 open, 6 female-identifying) for one HAT team. 

Please note that HAT teams run the risk of being cancelled if they do not have at least 7 open players and 5 female-identifying players registered fourteen (14) days before the league start date.  HAT team registrants will be sent an email twenty-one (21) days before the league starts to let them know the current registration status of the HAT team.

Divisions: Intermediate / Recreational
Dates: Starts January 24th and finishes April 25th (14 weeks of games)
Game Times: 7:00 - 7:55pm; 8:00 - 8:55pm; 9:00 - 9:55pm; 10:00 - 10:55pm
Location: Monarch Park Stadium (all games)
Format: 6-on-6 mixed speedpoint.  Gender ratio 2O:2F:2C
Cost: Teams $3,300 ($2,920.35 + HST); Individuals $280 ($247.79 + HST)
Maximum Number of Teams: 16 total teams (15 team registrations and one HAT team)

Team Registration:  https://www.tuc.org/zuluru/events/view?event=1991

Individual Registrationhttps://www.tuc.org/zuluru/events/view?event=1992

Registration Status: Registration will open Monday, December 12th at 11:00am.


Wednesday Parity Mixed HAT League @ Monarch Park

BACK AGAIN FOR THE WINTER 2023 SEASON! An open player will be guaranteed a spot in the Parity League if they register with a female-identifying player partner. The female player partner MUST complete their own registration and payment between 10:00 am December 7th, and 10:00 am December 9th.

NOTE:  The open player may forfeit their spot in the league if the female-identifying player partner pulls out of the league ahead of the start date (legitimate reasoning for withdrawal may be subject to review).

For WINTER 2023, the TUC Parity League will be a 6-on-6 format (3:3 gender ratio) with COVID-19 protocols in place. The Parity League follows all other indoor 6-on-6 rules, except it incorporates individual statistical tracking, balanced team competition, and social mayhem! Imagine Fantasy Football; only you are actually playing. For each game, player stats (e.g. goals, assists, D's, turnovers) are tracked, and these stats (along with game scores) are submitted weekly. Player values rise and drop based on their statistics. GMs can trade players throughout the season and are essentially forced to do so to stay under the league-imposed 'salary caps.' The end result is more balanced games and even more social variety than a typical HAT league... plus individual Stat leader awards! Registration is by individual only; this season, there will be no co-player requests. If you would like to play with someone all season, you must be a GM and draft/trade for them! During registration, there will be a spot to indicate if you are interested in being a GM for this season. GMs, the player draft, league theme, salary cap changes, and anything else we come up with will be announced closer to the league start date in January.

Open registration for this league will follow a weighted lottery system (female-identifying registration will follow typical first-come, first-served rules). Open roster designation players will have 48 hours to register to play in the Winter Indoor 2023 TUC Parity League (Wednesday, December 7th @ 10:00 am until Friday, December 9th @ 10:00 am). There will be 18 spaces held, 3 spaces reserved for the convenors, 1 for the stat keeper-organizer, 10 for GMs (5 Open and 5 Female), and 4 Open Roster spots for new players who have never played TPL before! That leaves the remaining 122 spots (58 Open and 64 Female) up for grabs.  The entry lottery will be conducted on Friday, December 9th @ 2:00pm, 2022 and the list of players who have won a spot in the league will be announced that evening (Friday, December 9th). Those who are not selected will be put on the Waitlist. Since other Winter Indoor leagues don't open registration until Monday, December 12th @ 10:00 am, those who did not 'win' a spot in the TPL will have a bit of time to choose other TUC leagues to play in the Winter 2023 season. Good luck, everyone!

Weighted Lottery Details: This Winter TPL season, open players interested in playing TPL will partake in a weighted lottery system. Everyone enters the lottery with their name automatically entered into the draw once. However, through the following activities or qualifications, they can have their name entered up to a maximum of 10 times! Here's how to get your name entered more and improve your chances:

  • Were you a TUC convenor in the past two years (Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Fall Indoor 2021, Winter Indoor 2022, Summer 2022, Fall 2022, and Fall Indoor 2022)? If so, for every season convened, you receive one additional entry (max of 2 additional entries).
  • Have you been named a super volunteer in one of the past two TPL seasons (Fall 2021 and Winter 2022)? If so, you receive two additional entries.
  • Have you been involved as a TUC Juniors Coach in the past two years (Summer 2021 through to Fall 2022)? If so, for every coaching experience, you receive two additional entries (max of 4 additional entries).
  • Have you had bad luck with the TPL lottery system in one or both of the past two seasons (Fall 2022, Winter 2022)? If so, you receive two additional entries for each lottery you did not get into TPL (max of 4 additional entries).
  • Were you previously a Big Brother for TPL? If so, you will receive five additional entries.
  • If you've never played TPL before, then be sure to select that in the questionnaire when you register to enter your name in the "new player" lottery!

If you have more questions regarding the weighting for the TPL lottery, feel free to email adults@tuc.org. Otherwise, stay tuned for registration opening on Wednesday, December 7th @ 10:00 am! When you register, there will be a questionnaire to evaluate how many times your name will be entered into the lottery.

Divisions: Intermediate
Dates: Starts January 25th and finishes April 26th (14 weeks of games)
Game Times: 8:00 - 8:55pm; 9:00 - 9:55pm; 10:00 - 10:55pm
Location: Monarch Park Stadium (all games)
Format: 6-on-6 mixed speedpoint.  Gender ratio 3O:3F
Cost: Individuals $280 ($247.79 + HST)
Maximum Number of Individuals: 140 individuals; 70 open roster spots and 70 female-identifying roster spots (10 total teams)

Open Roster Individual Registration:  https://www.tuc.org/zuluru/events/view?event=1987

Female-Identifying Roster Designation Individual Registration:  https://www.tuc.org/zuluru/events/view?event=1988

Registration Status: Registration will open Wednesday, December 7th at 10:00am.


Wednesday Rec Mixed League @ Monarch Park

The Wednesday Rec Mixed League is a 6-on-6 offering (3:3 gender ratio) and will be open to Elite and Competitive teams at Monarch Park Stadium. Registration is only by team for this league.

Divisions: Recreational
Dates: Starts January 25th and finishes April 26th (14 weeks of games)
Game Times: 8:00 - 8:55pm; 9:00 - 9:55pm; 10:00 - 10:55pm
Location: Monarch Park Stadium (all games)
Format: 6-on-6 mixed speedpoint.  Gender ratio 3O:3F
Cost: Teams $3,300 ($2,920.35 + HST)
Maximum Number of Teams: 6 total teams (6 team registrations, no HAT team)

Team Registrationhttps://www.tuc.org/zuluru/events/view?event=1993

Registration Status: Registration will open Monday, December 12th at 12:00 noon.


Thursday Elite Mixed League @ Monarch Park

The Thursday Elite Co-ed League is a 6-on-6 offering (3:3 gender ratio) and will be open to Elite and Competitive teams at Monarch Park Stadium. Registration is only by team for this league.

Divisions: Elite / Competitive
Dates: Starts January 26th and finishes April 27th (14 weeks of games)
Game Times: 8:00 - 8:55pm; 9:00 - 9:55pm; 10:00 - 10:55pm
Location: Monarch Park Stadium (all games)
Format: 6-on-6 mixed speedpoint.  Gender ratio 3O:3F
Cost: Teams $3,300 ($2,920.35 + HST)
Maximum Number of Teams: 12 total teams (12 team registrations, no HAT team)

Team Registrationhttps://www.tuc.org/zuluru/events/view?event=1994

Registration Status: Registration will open Monday, December 12th at 1:00pm.


Thursday Mixed HAT League @ Lakeshore Collegiate Dome

30 NOVEMBER UPDATE:  The state date of the Thursday HAT league is tentatively 5 January 2023 (dependent on how on-going constructions continues to progress).

Thursday night at Lakeshore Collegiate Dome will be a similar format to previous years (minimum 2 of each gender, 6-on-6 speedpoint). Registration is by individual only, although players may designate someone they wish to play with. This league is more geared towards Competitive and Intermediate players, but more experienced Recreational players are also welcome. Captains are selected by the League Convenor and then a draft is held where each captain selects the players to their team, in order. Captain's draft and tiering details will be announced around the registration deadline. There may be a re-draft of teams/players to ensure competitive balance within the league.

This Fall/Winter Indoor season will be the season of the Bird (poultry), for which all teams will be named. Be creative! The league winner will take home the John Harris Hogtown Winter Indoor Disc Livestock Trophy! 

IMPORTANT: With the tentative start date of 5 January 2023 and construction at the venue is still on-going, and the date not finalized, TUC will be taking a deposit at the time of registration to reserve and hold spots in the league. Once the start date is confirmed, TUC will contact all registrants to complete payment on the remaining balance.

Divisions:  Competitive / Intermediate / Recreational
Dates:  TBC (anticipated January 5th start and finishes April 27th - 17 weeks of games)
Game Times: Games will be 55 minutes in length (total including halftime/warm-ups) from 9:30 - 10:25pm; 10:30 - 11:25pm
Location: Lakeshore Collegiate Dome (all games)
Format: 6-on-6 mixed speedpoint.  Gender ratio 2O:2F:2C
Cost: TBC (Tentatively for a 17 week program, the cost for individuals per week ~$17/week, so for a 17 week program $290 or $256.64 + HST)
Deposit: Individuals $50 ($44.25 + HST)
Maximum Number of Individuals: 56 individuals; 36 open and 20 female-identifying roster spots (4 total teams)

Individual Registration: https://www.tuc.org/zuluru/events/view?event=1963

Registration Status: As at 20 October, we have 27 open players registered, with 9 spots still available.  And we have 6 female-identifying athletes registered with 14 spots still available.


Sunday Masters Co-ed HAT League @ Monarch Park

The Sunday Masters League is a 6-on-6 league offering (3:3 gender ratio) at Monarch Park Stadium. To be eligible, open players must be 33+ years of age and female-identifying players must be 30+ years of age, or turning that age in 2023. Registration is by individual only, and teams will be assigned. You can request one person to play with, and we will do our best to accommodate those requests. 

Divisions: Competitive / Intermediate Masters
Dates: Starts January 29th and finishes April 30th (12 weeks of games; no games on February 19 and April 9)
Game Times:  1:00 - 1:55pm; 2:00 - 2:55pm; 3:00 - 3:55pm; 4:00 - 4:55pm
Location: Monarch Park Stadium (all games)
Format: 6-on-6 mixed speedpoint.  Gender ratio 3O:3F
Cost: Individuals $235 ($207.96 + HST)
Maximum Number of Individuals: 112 Individuals; 56 open and 56 female-identifying roster spots (6 total teams)

Individual Registrationhttps://www.tuc.org/zuluru/events/view?event=1995

Registration Status: Registration opens Monday December 12th at 2:00pm.


Sunday Mixed West Family-Friendly League @ Lakeshore Collegiate Dome

30 NOVEMBER 2022:  The start date of the Sunday West league is tentatively 8 January 2023 (dependent on how construction continues to progress).

This Sunday West League is a 6-on-6 family-friendly (players aged 14+) offering and will be open to intermediate and recreational teams at Lakeshore Collegiate Institute Dome. A minimum of two (2) players from each gender must be on the field at all times. Registration is mostly by team, but we will take up to 42 players for three (3) HAT teams. 

Please note that HAT teams run the risk of being cancelled if they do not have at least 9 open players and 5 female-identifying players registered fourteen (14) days before the league start date.  HAT team registrants will be sent an email twenty-one (21) days before the league starts to let them know the current registration status of the HAT team.

IMPORTANT: With the tentative start date of 5 January 2023 and construction at the venue is still on-going, and the date not finalized, TUC will be taking a deposit at the time of registration to reserve and hold spots in the league. Once the start date is confirmed, TUC will contact all registrants to complete payment on the remaining balance.

Division: Intermediate/ Recreational
Dates: TBC (anticipated January 8th start and finishes April 30th - 16 weeks of games, no games on April 9th)
Game Times: Games will run from 12:00 - 12:55pm; 1:00 - 1:55pm
Location: Lakeshore Collegiate Dome (all games)
Format: 6-on-6 mixed speedpoint.  Gender ratio 2O:2F:2C
Cost: TBC (Tentatively for a 16 week season, the cost for teams would be ~$212/wk, so for a 16 week league $3400/team or $3008.85 + HST and for individuals $290 or $256.64 + HST)
Deposit: Teams $550 ​($486.73 + HST); Individuals $50 ($44.25 + HST)
Maximum Number of Teams: 6 teams (including 3 HAT teams)

Team Registration:  https://www.tuc.org/zuluru/events/view?event=1968

Individual Registration: https://www.tuc.org/zuluru/events/view?event=1969

Registration Status: As at 20 October we still have 3 team spots available, and 35 spots for individual registrants.


 

Spirit, Safety & Fields

Spirit of the Game is an integral part of Ultimate. In order to encourage teams to play with Spirit, we are requiring all teams to submit a Spirit score as well as a game score after each game. It is the responsibility of both team captains to submit a spirit score for the other team after every game.

In the interest of safety, the TUC strongly discourages games from taking place on grass fields during poor weather or on soggy fields. If the weather becomes severe during your game (i.e. thunderstorms), be sure to follow TUC's Bad Weather PolicyMetal cleats are not allowed under any circumstances. Plastic/rubber cleats are allowed at Monarch Park Stadium, Lamport Stadium, UCC, and Lakeshore Collegiate Dome, but NOT at the Downsview Hangar. Running shoes or turf shoes at the Hangar only, absolutely no cleats there! Foot blocks are not allowed except with the explicit prior agreement of both team captains. Any foot block, attempted or successful, should be treated as a foul.

Since field space is difficult to find, the TUC is always concerned about the possibility of losing currently permitted fields. Permits can be revoked if teams engage in prohibited activities or as the result of complaints from neighbourhood groups. Therefore, we remind everyone of the following policies:

  • The consumption of alcohol and recreational drugs is NOT allowed at the fields, whether before, during or after a game. If you wish to engage in such activities, please do so in the privacy of your own home.
  • Smoking Ban Bylaw: It is illegal to smoke tobacco within 9 meters of sports fields. 
  • Use Spirit when dealing with other users of the parks. This means being polite to the people who inadvertently stray onto the field during your game. Also, bring the permit with you to your game to head off conflict with other users of the field.
  • Use common sense and be considerate of the neighbours. This means that you do not pee in the bushes, against the side of a house or in the middle of the field. Also, do not block driveways with your car.
  • If problems arise with fields, such as poor condition or conflict with other groups (e.g. soccer), please bring them to the attention of the league convenor and the fields coordinator. Do not take it upon yourself to solve the problem.