** WINTER LEAGUE SIGNUPS ARE CLOSED AT THIS TIME.** The Important Stuff Tampa Bay Ultimate is proud to present Winter League 2020! WHEN: Sundays, starting January 12, 2020, 3:30pm-6:30pm. WHERE:
** WINTER LEAGUE SIGNUPS ARE CLOSED AT THIS TIME.**
The Important Stuff
Tampa Bay Ultimate is proud to present Winter League 2020!
WHEN: Sundays, starting January 12, 2020, 3:30pm-6:30pm.
WHERE: Jack Puryear Park (5701 Lee St NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33703) OR 31st Street Sports Complex (4801 31st Street S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712) – See Schedule Below
PLAYER FEES: League entry: $30 until Tuesday, December 10th @ 11:59 PM, $40 after that. This price does NOT include a jersey. You will have an option of what type of jersey you would like during checkout, as well as the option of no jersey at all. Please note that if you choose no jersey, you are responsible for having an appropriately colored shirt for the team you are on.
Signups will close on January 10th unless otherwise announced.
- Short Sleeved jersey: $10.
- Long Sleeved Jersey: $15.
- Tank: $15.
There is a student discount, students may sign up for $25, using code: WLSTUD20
MORE INFO: Contact Alex Gardner, TBU League Director
Winter League will be mixed play open to all skill levels. The first week of league will be hatter style to allow players to meet each other, get a sense of the game, and to allow new and returning players to be evaluated by captains prior to the draft. After that, round robin play will begin on January 26th. Please see the below schedule for dates & locations.
Baggage is not allowed for Winter League, with the exception of players who are new to the ultimate community. Please contact the League Director if you are bringing someone who is new to our league. Baggage of this kind will NOT be honored without contacting the League Director.
This season we are providing different options for your league jersey – you can get a short-sleeved, long-sleeved, or tank top jersey, or you can opt out of receiving a jersey. This will be done during the checkout process – long sleeved jerseys and tanks will result in a $5 up charge. Please note that if you choose to opt out of a jersey, you will be responsible for having an appropriately colored jersey for the team you are on.
Early-bird entry is $30 until Tuesday December 10th at 11:59 PM. Otherwise, make sure to sign up by January 10th to guarantee your spot in league for $40. Additions after that date may not be possible, but check with the League Director. If you register but do not see your name on the roster below, PLEASE CONTACT THE LEAGUE DIRECTOR DIRECTLY.
Winter League will use a rolling wait-list during signups. The initial benchmark is 108 players – 72 slots are guaranteed for men, 36 for women. After those threshholds, signups will be placed on a wait list. If the total amount of signups reaches 128 players, we will move all waitlist signups into the league pool and the new cap will be 144 players, so long as enough women have signed up for the league to support 8 teams (at least 40 women). Any players past 144 will be waitlisted. If waitlisted players are not placed in the league, they will be refunded their full signup amount.
Winter League will utilize a sub-pool of players who are willing to help teams having to play savage due to poor attendance. Players can enter the sub-pool at a discounted rate and will be assigned to a default team but will be moved to teams in need of players if attendance is poor, at the league director’s discretion. If attendance is good, then sub-pool players will play with their default teams. During playoffs, sub-pool players will play with their default teams, regardless of attendance. Reach out to the League Director before registering if you are interested in signing up for the sub-pool.
By enrolling in this event, you explicitly agree to the terms of the TBUltimate Waiver & Release posted here.
Finally, once you enroll for this event, please make sure your t-shirt size & gender, skill level, and athletic ability are accurately filled out in your user profile.
December 9th: Signups OPEN
December 10th: Early Bird registration ends at 11:59 PM
January 10th: Last day to sign up
January 12th: Pre-Season Event @ Jack Puryear Park
January 19th: No play due to Janus
January 26th: Jack Puryear Park
February 2nd: No play due to Super Bowl Sunday
February 9th: 31st Street Sports Complex
February 16th: Jack Puryear Park
February 23rd: 31st Street Sports Complex
March 1st: 31st Street Sports Complex
March 8th: Jack Puryear Park
March 15th: Jack Puryear Park (Rain date if 6 teams)
Other Important Details
- 2 games a night, starting at 3:30 pm & 5:05 pm.
- Games to 13, halftime at 7. Halftime may be no more than 5 minutes.
- Soft Cap (+1) is at 75 minutes from the start of the round – 4:45 pm & 6:20 pm. The winning team has to score the last point.
- At the time of soft cap, finish the current point, then add one to the higher score and play to that. Waiting to pull the disc or waiting during halftime is part of the current point. If one team scores to 13 at the time of soft cap, the game is over.
- Teams are allowed 1 timeout per half and one floating timeout each game. Timeouts are allowed in soft cap. Please aim to keep timeouts under two minutes.
- In the rare event that a round 1 game rolls over into round 2, please be considerate to the teams still playing. It’s most likely that the trailing team is on an amazing comeback to try and win the game.
Gender Ratio Rules
Captains will be provided a guideline for gender ratios at the start of the league. In all discussions regarding gender ratios, please involve all women on both teams in the process. At no point may a team play with 7 men on the line. Be respectful in gender ratio discussions. Do not force an opposing team to play a man down all game to favor your own team to win. Winning is a bonus to playing ultimate, not the only goal.
Other Odds and Ends:
- “Check feet” is not a legal call. If you think a player is out of bounds actively call them “out”. Not “I think you’re out” or “you might be out,” but “you are out”. After play has stopped, the discussion is about which player has best perspective and if the player was actually in or out of bounds. Generally the player catching the disc does not always have the best perspective.
- You can take back your “out” call if you find they were actually inbounds during the discussion. “My bad, you were actually in.”
- Realize that there are always different perspectives to every situation, and everyone’s judgment is clouded somewhat by the outcomes they desire.
- After a call is made BE CALM
- Breathe don’t react straight away
- Explain what you think happened
- Consider what they think happened
- Ask other players for advice (on perspective and rules) if needed
- Listen to what everyone involved has had to say
- Make a call loudly and clear (and use hand signals)
- For the full set of ultimate rules refer to the USA Ultimate 2020-2021 Ruleset
- Dangerous Play: Reckless disregard for the safety of fellow players is considered dangerous play and is to be treated as a foul, regardless of whether or when contact occurs. This rule is not superseded by any other rule. If uncontested, this must be treated as the most relevant foul.
(Sunday) 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
5701 Lee Street, 33703