last updated 7/31/08 by K.Nabity
Fall League 2008
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) in the spring and fall with two primary goals:
How is league structured?
When does the season start and how long does it last?
The season will begin Tuesday, September 9th and Thursday, September 11th and conclude with playoffs Saturday, November 22 at Benedict Park in Tempe.
Do I need to have a team to sign up?
Nope! All players sign up as individuals and are placed on teams which even out the number of beginner, intermediate, and advanced players per team.
Baggage: The primary purpose of baggage is to allow players that are new to ultimate to play on a team with someone they know. Baggage requests pose an additional difficulty when selecting teams. Because games are not at the same times and in the same places, carpool baggage requests will attempt to be honored. When making a baggage request, please specify the reason for your request. Meaningful requests will take priority.
How much does league cost and how do I register?
League registration will cost $25 and includes a team shirt.
Registration can be done online, by mail, or handed in in-person at open play or at a practice.
As per League Policy:
Do I need to know how to play?
Absolutely not! In fact, you don't even need to know how to throw a disc. We teach all new players the rules and strategies of Ultimate as well as the basic throws. As a new player, you (along with other new players) will be placed on a team with other moderate to experienced players who will show you the ropes and teach you the game, no matter which league you choose.
Is there anyplace to play before league starts?
Absolutely. Check out the VOTS calendar on the VOTS frontpage or call the VOTS hotline at 602-230-4139. You will hear a recorded message of all the practices/scrimmages scheduled. Listen for any labeled as 'Open'. These practices are open to all players of all levels. Also, you can also get practice/scrimmage announcements by joining the VOTS Players email list by email or by filling in the field at the top of the VOTS webpage.
What do I need to play?
You will need to bring:
As per General League Policies
Subject to change.
For more information, contact the league director.