The Important Stuff (DEFINITELY READ THIS) WHEN: Tuesdays, June 11th through August 13th, starting at 7 PM or 8:45 PM - Teams will play one game per night. WHERE: Julian
The Important Stuff (DEFINITELY READ THIS)
- WHEN: Tuesdays, June 11th through August 13th, starting at 7 PM or 8:45 PM – Teams will play one game per night.
- WHERE: Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park (1001 N Boulevard, Tampa, FL, 33607)
- PLAYER FEE: $30 until May 24th, $40 after. Registration closes June 8th. There is a student discount for $25. Students may use the code TBUSUMMER during checkout.
- MORE INFO: Contact Alex Gardner, TBU League Director
Tampa Bay Ultimate is proud to present 2019’s Summer Recreational League in conjunction with the City of Tampa! This league will be geared towards new players wanting to learn the game of ultimate and expand their knowledge and skills in the game. All players will receive a dry-fit jersey and a disc for signing up for Summer League. All participants must be 18 or older to participate in this league.
Baggage is allowed in Summer League! Even better, we’re opening it up a bit! Baggage is a means to allow players who know each other to guarantee that they will wind up playing on the same team! Players who have played in 2 or fewer previous TBU leagues may baggage with up to 2 other players, 1 of whom may be a player who has played in 3 or more previous TBU leagues. If you wish to baggage with one or two players, please make sure to enter the names in the baggage field during the checkout process. It is always helpful to check with the League Director to make sure this is properly filled out.
Players with two or fewer leagues of experience are guaranteed entry into Summer League, up to 60 spots. Players who meet that criteria who sign up after that point will be added to a waitlist. Players who have played in three or more TBU leagues will be entered into a lottery to fill out the league. Those players who are not placed into this league will be refunded at that time.
Early Bird entry is for $30 until May 24th! After that, entry will be $40. Make sure to sign up by June 8th to guarantee your spot in league. Additions after that date may not be possible, but check with the Alex. If you sign up and do not see your name on the roster, please reach out to the Alex.
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 on your roster profile.
- June 8th: Signups Close
- June 11th: League begins!
- July 23rd: Semi-Finals
- July 30th: Finals & Consolation
- August 6th: Rain Date #1
- August 13th: Rain Date #2
Other Important Details (Please read this)
- 1 game per evening, starting at 7 PM or 8:45 PM. Teams will be provided their schedule in advance of the season start.
- Game to 11, halftime at 6. Halftime may be no more than 10 minutes.
- Soft Cap (+2) is at 80 minutes from the start of the round. Hard cap will go off at 95 minutes.
- At the time of soft cap, finish the current point, then add two to the higher score and play to that. Waiting to pull the disc or waiting during half-time is part of the current point. If one team scores to 11 at the time of soft cap, the game is over. Games will not exceed 11 points.
- One timeout per half plus one floater. Timeouts may be used in soft cap. No timeouts in hard cap.
Other Odds and Ends (It would be great if you read this)
- Recreational League Definition
- Open to all skill levels
- Relaxed and spirited play (Spirit of the Game)
- Emphasis on playing opportunities for new players.
- Establishing fundamental skills of Ultimate
- Experienced players who choose to play are expected to assist new and developing player both on the sideline and in games.
- Win-at-all-cost behavior and intense physicality are strictly prohibited.
- “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 the best perspective and if the player was 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.”
- After a call is made, BE CALM.
- Breathe. Don’t react right 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 when possible)
- For the full set of ultimate rules, refer to the USA Ultimate 11th Edition rule book.
- The “contact” call is still technically an experimental rule under USAU. Not everyone knows it, nor will you find it in the 11th edition rule book.
- 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.
(Tuesday) 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Julian B Lane Riverfront Park
1001 N Blvd
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