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Fall League 2016 ~ Information

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About Ultimate and VOTS Leagues

Ultimate Frisbee 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

How is league structured?

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, starting with the preseason game. 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.

Is there any place to play before league starts?

Any event on VOTS calendar labeled 'Open' is open to all players of all levels. You can also get practice/scrimmage announcements by joining the VOTS Players email list by email or by filling in the field near the top of the VOTS webpage.

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. Alcohol IS permitted on the field in cups and cans. No glass is allowed.
  3. Any underage participant in violation of the Arizona alcohol consumption laws or any adult participant who furnishes alcohol to or purchases alcohol for an underage participant is subject to immediate suspension for a time at the determination/discretion of the board.
  4. Under NO circumstances should anybody drive onto the fields.

Fall League 2016 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?

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. Captains will see your note during the draft and attempt (but not guarantee) to pick you on the same team. 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 player cap for 16 teams: 192 men, 80 women. A wait list will be instituted *before* these caps are met.

League may be expanded based on registration numbers. If there is a wait list, please do not hesitate to signup. You will be contacted if the league expands and you're added to the draft roster.

Again, a wait list will be put into place *before* these caps are met to avoid over-filling.

How much does league cost?

The fee for league registration is $58. Fall League will include a jersey in your team's color and a disc.

Registration closes on August 8th. If you have problems using PayPal, please email Katherine at webmaster@vots.org. If we do not have a payment from you, or have not heard from you concerning payment, by August 8th, 11:59pm, a registrant on the wait list will be contacted.

If you have already completed and submitted a registration form, but still need to complete payment, please, use the button 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?

Fill out the Form Linked Below

8/14/16, 14:38: Registration is now closed. A few spots may come open before draft (8/21) and during the first week of league due to cancellations, etc. If you are still interested in playing, please submit your information via the registration form, but do not pay unless you are contacted by a VOTS representative.

Wait List Registration


Pay the League Fee

If you haven't filled out the registration form, do that first!

Payment for Fall League 2016 is: $58


Confirm Your Registration / Payment Status

Subject to change.

For more information, contact League Director, Ted Bland.

Page last updated: 08/14/16, 14:46