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Indoor October - December

Hey folks, on Sundays we will be running the league as a normal 6 on 6 league with an option to sign up to play with a ratio of 4:2 or 3:3. For this first Tuesday session we will be bringing back the 6 on 6 POD league which we ran in the fall of 2019. PODs are basically groups of 6 players that get moved around to create league parity and to allow players to meet new people. The leagues will start mid-October so please register asap. For all the information click the link below. 

http://www.durhamultimateclub.com/league/pages/202223-indoor-info

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created 14 days ago

Fall league update

Hey all, I have put up the schedule for the remaining games. All teams will play each other in the first 7 games of the season and then there will be a playoff for the last 3 weeks. The first week of playoffs the 1st place team will play the 8th place team, 2nd vs 7th, etc. The next week the winners will keep playing to see who is the champion while the losers will play each other for fun. All teams get 10 games. The last 3 games have no opponents shown as I do not know the teams yet, but at least you will know when the games could be. The jereseys will be ready to go for this week. 

I still need some volunteers to be the team admin for their team and enter the scores each week. Send me an email if you can help out. 

Cheers, Kevin

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created 21 days ago

Trent x Ontario Tech Ultimate Frisbee team

Message from James Gough.

The captains of the Trent x Ontario Tech Ultimate Frisbee team are pleased to announce the dates of our open tryouts. Students enrolled (or beginning studies in the fall) at Trent University, Ontario Tech University, Fleming College, and Durham College are eligible. 


Ontario Tech Open Tryout:
Tuesday, September 6th, Niagara Park (360 Niagara Dr, Oshawa.) 6:00 - 8:00 


Trent Open Tryout:
Thursday, September 8th, Trent Sports Fields (1600 W Bank Dr, Peterborough.) 6:00 - 8:00


To register for tryouts, please fill out the interest form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfEsiiyGyVfDAIit-idmh2c7UZo_3_ZbR9I-HSJogfu-Nsb4g/viewform


Plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early to register and check in. Bring a light and a dark jersey, water, cleats.


Please note that while we welcome and encourage prospective players to attend both tryouts, it is by no means mandatory to do so. Attending the tryout closest to your location is fine. 


Questions, Comments, and for Further Information: trentotultimate@gmail.com
Instagram: @trentotultimate

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created 28 days ago

Trent x Ontario Tech Ultimate Frisbee team

Message from James Gough.

The captains of the Trent x Ontario Tech Ultimate Frisbee team are pleased to announce the dates of our open tryouts. Students enrolled (or beginning studies in the fall) at Trent University, Ontario Tech University, Fleming College, and Durham College are eligible. 


Ontario Tech Open Tryout:
Tuesday, September 6th, Niagara Park (360 Niagara Dr, Oshawa.) 6:00 - 8:00 


Trent Open Tryout:
Thursday, September 8th, Trent Sports Fields (1600 W Bank Dr, Peterborough.) 6:00 - 8:00


To register for tryouts, please fill out the interest form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfEsiiyGyVfDAIit-idmh2c7UZo_3_ZbR9I-HSJogfu-Nsb4g/viewform


Plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early to register and check in. Bring a light and a dark jersey, water, cleats.


Please note that while we welcome and encourage prospective players to attend both tryouts, it is by no means mandatory to do so. Attending the tryout closest to your location is fine. 


Questions, Comments, and for Further Information: trentotultimate@gmail.com
Instagram: @trentotultimate

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created 28 days ago

Trent x Ontario Tech Ultimate Frisbee team
The captains of the Trent x Ontario Tech Ultimate Frisbee team are pleased to announce the dates of our open tryouts. Students enrolled (or beginning studies in the fall) at Trent University, Ontario Tech University, Fleming College, and Durham College are eligible. 


Ontario Tech Open Tryout:
Tuesday, September 6th, Niagara Park (360 Niagara Dr, Oshawa.) 6:00 - 8:00 


Trent Open Tryout:
Thursday, September 8th, Trent Sports Fields (1600 W Bank Dr, Peterborough.) 6:00 - 8:00


To register for tryouts, please fill out the interest form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfEsiiyGyVfDAIit-idmh2c7UZo_3_ZbR9I-HSJogfu-Nsb4g/viewform


Plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early to register and check in. Bring a light and a dark jersey, water, cleats.


Please note that while we welcome and encourage prospective players to attend both tryouts, it is by no means mandatory to do so. Attending the tryout closest to your location is fine. 


Questions, Comments, and for Further Information: trentotultimate@gmail.com
Instagram: @trentotultimate
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created 28 days ago

Gender Inclusivity

Since the start of the Durham Ultimate Club, part of our mission has been to create a level playing field where all players feel like they belong, regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, or gender. We know that when it comes to gender inclusivity we haven’t been doing enough and we’re hoping to address some of that today.

The governing body for ultimate in Canada is Ultimate Canada and they have spent numerous hours preparing an inclusion policy for the sport. As a small Canadian league without the resources to create our own policies we feel that our position on gender inclusivity should follow what ultimate Canada has prepared. For that reason, we will be defaulting to Ultimate Canada’ Inclusion policy which can be found here. We have also put a link on the website under the About DUC drop down menu.

Everyone participating in any Durham Ultimate leagues or programs are welcome to compete based on their gender identity and gender expression; regardless of their gender assigned at birth. Members whose gender identity does not align with the binary man/woman construct are welcome to play in all our mixed-gender and open programs. Nonbinary, transitioning, genderqueer, and all other players of varied gender identity/expression can
subsequently identify which gender they prefer to match up against during mixed ultimate play.

By supporting the rights of all players to play on the Ultimate field in their identified/expressed gender as per their personal lived reality, without requirements for disclosure, censure/penalty, and/or justification, the Durham Ultimate Club is supporting the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Ultimate Canada Inclusion Policy, and thereby supporting all humans who participate in our sport.

These changes are a start, and we will continue to make changes to our policies and language to be more inclusive. If you have any suggestions on how we can improve, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

 

Sincerely, the DUC executive, Bryce, Jodi, Chris and Kevin

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Aug 18, 2022

Playoffs

The schedule for playoffs is up. For the Saturday tournament there are 10 teams and each team should be currently scheduled for 4 games. For the Sunday tournament there are 12 teams and each team should be scheduled for 5 games. Captains please check that you have the proper number of games and let me know by tomorrow if there are any issues. During the tournament teams must enter their scores as they finish games so that the standings are updated and teams will know which playoff games they will be in. 

I am attaching a paper copy of the rules and schedules at the bottom of this email so you can print it out and have it with you on game day. I have tried to schedule more games earlier when it will hopefully be cooler but it will definitely be a long hot day of ultimate for everyone. Remember lots of water and to have a light and a dark shirt in case of colour conflicts. A large team tent would also be a good thing to bring. If there is a lightning delay then just shift game-times as best as possible. 

Please remember to respect each others safety and avoid collisions where players may be hurt. 

Please note that I could not schedule the finals for the same day so the 5 pm division final is on the Monday from 9:30-11 and the 7 pm division final is on Tuesday from 8 - 10 pm. For the Monday final, our permit starts at 9:30 but try to be there early so that we can get started early if the other sports teams are gone. There will be two games going at the same time on each finals day. One game is to determine the playoff champions (West side of field) and then a game to determine 5th place which gets no prize except for the fun of playing an extra game. 

If any teams drop out after this point in time, then the schedule will remain the same and you will just have byes when you were supposed to play the team. 

I will be away playoff weekend and will not be able to update the schedule to reflect which teams are playing in the finals until the Monday. 

2022 DUC 5 pm playoff 10 team 2 pools of five.docx

2022 DUC 7 pm playoff 12 team 2 pools of six.docx

 Cheers!

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Aug 16, 2022

For the Love of Grief Jorja Gorham Memorial Disc Golf Tournament

J.A.G. Village in partnership with Newcastle Disc Golf are so excited for the second annual "For the Love of Grief Jorja Gorham Memorial Disc Golf Tournament" this Saturday, August 20th, 2022. 

 

For those of you who have not had the pleasure of playing disc golf, disc golf is played much like golf except, we use a flying disc, instead of clubs and balls.  The disc is thrown from a tee with the destination being a metal basket.  The object of the game is being able to complete the course using the fewest possible throws.  This is best done with other ultimate players, friends and family 

There will be prizes for best disc golfers & awesome spirit and other fun surprises

There will be raffle tickets available for some other awesome stuff!

All proceeds go towards making grief care accessible!  (Legacy work, collective healing activities and family/individual therapy)

 

Youth 12 and over welcome, must be accompanied by an adult.

 

August 20th, 2022 1pm-6pm

2429 Golf Course Rd, Newcastle, ON L1B 1L9

Contact us: Jodi@jagvillage.com

 

Please register here....

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf8e-hwLaU3HJdQqZcAuq5wnDeauj5sXE9IS8hd2vENaQN3hw/viewform?usp=sf_link
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Fri Aug 12, 2022

Playoffs, game times and fall league

Hey everyone, here are three quick reminders:

1. Game times switch to 4 and 6 pm for the next two weeks

2. Confirm with your captain that you are in for playoffs

3. Sign up for fall league before registration closes in a few days. 

Cheers!

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sun Aug 7, 2022

Fall league Registration closes soon

Hey folks, if you plan to register for the fall league which runs late August to Early October please do so asap because the registration closes in 6 days. The fall league is a great league to bring out some new people who want to try the sport or to play with your son or daughter if they are 14 or older. You can sign up as an individual, a couple or a small group. Groups larger than 4 might be allowed in certain circumstances so please contact me if you are in this situation. To register please use the link below or go to the website. 

http://www.durhamultimateclub.com/league/registration.aspx?rpid=2613&raid=1

If you have time please like and subscribe to the Durham Ultimate Club facebook page by clicking this link

https://www.facebook.com/Durham-Ultimate-Club-105335445603006

Have a nice day!!

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Aug 3, 2022

DUC inclement weather policies

Hey folks, there is potential for some bad weather that might affect the games today. For your convenience I have copied and pasted the relevant policies from the DUC website and posted them below. 

  • Teams should not play the game if lightning can be seen or thunder heard. If lightning is seen the teams must wait 30 minutes before beginning the game again. If the weather clears the game must continue, providing that there is still time left in the 2 hour allotted time slot. If a team leaves the field and does not return after 30 minutes of lightning free weather they will default the game. A game is considered official so long as 40 minutes was played. If the game is postponed due to weather prior to 40 minutes being played and the game is not restarted then the game will not count in the standings. Games will be rescheduled if field space can be found.
  • If some games are suspended due to lightning, but some games were completed, then suspended games will be attempted to be rescheduled.  If those games are unable to be rescheduled then the results from the completed games will not count. You cannot have teams with more games played then others.

Please also be aware that if the 5 pm games are cancelled due to bad weather the 7 pm games might still run if the weather improves by game time. Lastly, don't assume that if it is raining at your house it is raining at the field. 

Stay safe!

Kevin

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sun Jul 24, 2022

Fall League registation

Hey folks, registration for the fall mixed hat league is now open! To register look on the right side of the homepage or you can use this link. This league is a great way to get to meet other people in the ultimate community because all the names are thrown in a hat and then teams are made. Or at least that is the idea. In reality I try to balance all the teams the best I can to try and create as much parity as possible. You are allowed to sign up in groups up to four people or you can sign up by yourself. Over the past couple covid years, there have been a few of our members who have chosen to hang up the cleats in favour of participating in netflix marathons, and they have forgotten how fun ultimate is and how important exercise is. It would be great if you could convince them to join the fall league with you. Please also try to recruit new players because on each team there are always some good coaches that can help new players learn to play and love the game. There are very limited spots in this league so please do not delay in signing up. The cost is $80, which includes a jersey, and 10 games. Each week you will play a game on Sunday and then also on either Wednesday or Thursday. Sign up now by clicking here.

 

 

 

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sat Jul 23, 2022

DUC playoffs August 27 and 28

Hey folks, the DUC playoff weekend will be Saturday August 27 for the 5 pm teams and then the 7 pm teams will have their tournament on Sunday August 28. The tournament will run from 9 am - 4 pm and all teams will be automatically included in the schedule for the day. Captains please confirm with your team that you will have enough players and let me know by next Monday if you do not wish to be included. If your team backs out last minute it means that teams will get byes and that is not fun so please try to make it. If a team is going to be short a few players the sooner you let me know the sooner I can try and find you some subs for the day. 

Basic Tournament Structure

The teams will be divided in to 2 divisions of 6 teams. Each team will have Five 30 minute preliminary games within their division.  After these five games the teams will be ranked within their own pool(1-6). The teams will then be grouped with similar skilled teams for the afternoon playoffs. The teams that win their semi final games will have their final game on Monday August 29th at the civic fields. The 5 pm championship games will be at 7 pm and the 7 pm championship games will be at 9 pm. 

I am attaching the 5 pm tentative schedule so that you can see how it will all work. 

Cheers for now!

2022 DUC 5 pm playoff 12 team 2 pools of six.docx

 

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Fri Jul 22, 2022

Accountant Needed
Hi folks, the DUC accountant has suddenly resigned and so I am reaching out to see if anyone in the DUC community is an accountant and wishes to apply for the job. We do pay for this service. Other than doing the yearly books it would be nice if the person could also attend the AGM. If you are interested please send an email resume to kevin@durhamultimateclub.com by Wednesday July 20th at 6 pm. Cheers!
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Jul 18, 2022

Memberships

Hey everyone, you must have a membership to play in the DUC leagues so if you have not bought it please do so immediately and let your captain know.

Captains please take a look at your online roster and make sure that there are no players that you have forgotten to add.

Starting this weekend any teams that play players who are not on their roster risk being fined (player and team). I have looked at all the rosters and there are definitely some people missing.  

Kevin

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue May 31, 2022

Long weekend games and Toronto Rush game

Hey folks, just a quick reminder that the games this weekend are on Monday at 2 pm and 4 pm.

Also,on May 28th we are trying to get a lot of DUC members to attend the Toronto Rush game as a social event to support our home team. If you are interested then click the link below and use the discount code  DURHAMULTIMATE10. You can add as many tickets as you need into  your cart, and then apply the discount code at checkout. The discount applies to both adult and youth tickets.

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Fri May 20, 2022

Team Discs

Hi Team Captains, I will be there about 4:30 to hand out discs. Make sure you bring a team list so you can track who you give discs to and also some sort of bag to carry them in. Each team gets 18 discs. If you play at 7 pm I can either get them to you before your game or after. If there is no baseball game then I will park in that parking lot, otherwise I will park in the middle parking lot. Remember to bring cones if you have some. And please remember to enter your scores right away after the game before you forget. Thanks and good luck with the season. 

I am going to try to attach the nacho deal to this email. 

Nacho Offer Durham Ultimate.pdf

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sun May 15, 2022

Youth League information

Click below for the youth information for the league you have signed up for.

Bowmanville League

2022 Bowmanville Youth League - Parent Inform.docx

Whitby League

Unfortunately the DDSB is not granting any permits before May 23rd so we will have to delay the start of the Whitby league until May 24th and run it until July 12. . Please feel free to read the Bowmanville Youth League - Parent Information document above as most of the information except for the location and coaches is the same.  

Junior High School League

 2022 DUC high school League - Parent Informat.docx

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon May 9, 2022, Updated 13 days ago

Females or couple needed for summer 5 pm
Hey folks, I am still looking for some females to play with the 5 pm indies teams. Please consider signing up or trying to recruit. One day we want to start playing with the gender equity rules but until we get more females in the sport it is going to be hard to implement. I do have room for a male player as long as they join with a female player. So if there is a couple that wants to join let me know asap. Thanks. 
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue May 3, 2022

Females needed for 5 pm Indies teams

Hey folks, if you know of any females that want to play Sundays at 5 pm please ask them to register asap. If you are a female and you only play at 7 pm have you thought of playing two games each Sunday? If I can get 3-5 more females, it means over 30 other people get to play this summer so please do your best to recruit. Thanks in advance for your help!

Kevin

You can sign up on the site or use this link

http://www.durhamultimateclub.com/league/registration.aspx?rpid=2598&raid=1

 

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Apr 28, 2022

Last chance to sign up for summer ultimate

Hey folks, if you are signing up a team, or a child or yourself for ultimate then please do so today as I am going to be closing all regisrations soon.

At the moment I have eight 5 pm teams and twelve 7 pm teams so everything is nice and balanced. If I was going to get another team sign up then I would have to do some scrambling to get another team to keep the total at an even amount.

At the moment I have 9 people signed up for an indies team so they can factor into the whole scheme of things and could be used to make that last team if necessary. Otherwise those people will have to be refunded their money. 

I hope to start the season on May 15th if the weather stays good. Then there will also be a game on the Monday of the long weekend at 2 pm (for 5 pm teams) and 4 pm (for 7 pm teams).

Cheers!!

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Apr 25, 2022

DUC registration is happening for all programs

Hi folks, registration for the adult leagues and youth leagues is happening right now. At the moment we have 15 teams entered for the adult leagues. If you plan to play this summer, and your captain has not submitted payment, then get your team fees in asap. Please remember that if there is an odd number of teams then the last team to enter will (unfortunately) not be playing. Summer play will hopefully begin on May 15th if the fields are dry enough.

Please spread the word that the DUC junior and youth leagues are happening this year so that we can get some more kids signed up. 

All information is on the website. Have a great long weekend!!

 

Kevin

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sun Apr 17, 2022

Summer Registration

SUMMER REGISTRATION

Summer registration for youth, individuals and teams is open on the website. Click on the registration info tab on the homepage or click the links below to find out all the information. 

Link for adults and teams: http://www.durhamultimateclub.com/league/pages/2022-summer-sunday-league

link for youth: http://www.durhamultimateclub.com/league/pages/2022-youthjunior-summer-league 

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Apr 5, 2022

No Games this Sunday or Tuesday

Heyfolks, due to March break there are no games Sunday March 13th or Tuesday March 15th. At the moment there is a game scheduled for Tuesday but I will be postponing it. There will be a game the following Sunday and Tuesday. Cheers!

 

p.s. I still need some volunteer coaches for the Bowmanville league which will run on Tuesdays for 8 weeks from Mid May until the first week of July. Send me an email if you are interested. (kevin@durhamultimateclub.com)

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sat Mar 12, 2022, Updated Mon Apr 4, 2022

Youth Leagues 2022

Attention all DUC members:

This year we will be attempting to run our youth leagues and we need volunteers to make this happen. The plan is to run youth leagues for ages 9-13 in Whitby and Bowmanville on Tuesday nights for a total of 8 weeks (May to first week of July). 

Each week the coaches follow a prescribed lesson plan and work as a team to move players between stations for the first half of practice. For the second half the kids play a scrimmage. Your role is to make sure the kids have a great time and get a little better at ultimate. We provide the coaching books that explain each drill in detail.  

I have a volunteer who will be organizing the coaches for the Whitby location but I also need someone to help make sure the Bowmanville side of things runs smoothly. If you think you might be up for this job please mention it when you reply. 

If you think you might have time to help coach please let me know as soon as you can as I would like to open registrations during the March break. 

Thanks for considering to help,

Kevin (kevin@durhamultimateclub.com)

p.s. if you are going to register your children then you might as well volunteer.

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Feb 28, 2022

Players needed for indoor starting next week

This email is being sent to all members:

We are in need of a bunch of players for Tuesday indoor and a few more women for Sunday indoor. If you wish to play please click on the link below to enter your name on the "Need a team list". (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_JghDsaLMrpIIiRoxUA_c-Ie18cNP2-F5dt4MbKS3oY/edit#gid=0

Please do this right now as I will be making a decision in the next couple days about whether to fold the Tuesday league or not. 

Thanks. 

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Jan 31, 2022

2022 Indoor Teams Paid list

Below are the teams that have paid and the teams that still need to pay. 

Team Name

Division

Captain

Date paid $2100

1

Telefrancais

Comp

Poloz/rhian

Dec 10

2

Go

Comp

Kelly-Anne

Dec 1

3

Mighty Hucks

Comp

Paul Atkinson

 

4

175 gram Ecstasy

Comp

Randy Aitken

Nov 30

5

Tigers and Toucans

Comp2

Joel Dunlop

Dec 18

6

Days of Thunder

Comp2

Ethan Mckenzie

Nov 23

7

Winter Top Gun

Comp2

Brian Seale

 

8

Alligator Duckies

Comp2

Colin Rose

 

9

SPIN

Inter

Will Nathan

Nov 28

10

Team Awesome

Inter

Rob Henning

Dec 5

11

Afternoon Delight

Inter

James Gough

Nov 25

12

Top Mark

Inter

Stacey Daigle

 

13

Huck U

Inter2

Mark Crawford

Dec 14

14

Turf Warriors

Inter2

Chad Johnston

Nov 24

15

DISCrete Huckers

Inter2

Davide Elliot

 

16

Game of Throws

Inter2

Rob Babikian

Nov 30

17

Breakfast

Rec1

Krissi Baxter

 

18

BWWB

Rec1

Chris Kam

Dec 10

19

Shake n Bake

Rec1

Katherine Webb

Dec 3

20

White Indies

Rec1

 

 

21

Flick it

Rec2

Derek Marcotte

Nov 29

22

Huck Buddies

Rec2

Stephen Craig

Nov 28

23

Red Individuals

Rec2

Kevin MacLeod

 

24

RUN DUC

Rec2

Ryan Hazell

Dec 11

 

Tuesday Ultimate

 

Team Name

Division Request

Captain

$2880

1

Alex Cox

Comp

Alex Cox

Dec 12

2

Nuke the Whales

Comp

Paul Atkinson

 

3

Beer Pressure

Rec

Wade KreiserWill Nathan

Dec 5

4

Individuals 1

Rec

Kevin MacLeod

 

5

Barrel City

Rec

Randy

 

6

Smack Talk

Comp

LP

 

7

Kevin and Luc

Comp

Kevin Jay

 

8

Whiskey Discs

Rec

Jill/Dustin Watson

Dec 14


Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Fri Dec 17, 2021, Updated Sun Dec 19, 2021

DUC 2022 Indoor news

Hey all DUC members,

registration is open for the Sunday and Tuesday indoor leagues that will begin in the new year. Teams returning to play again will be guaranteed a spot so long as they register by December 10th. If any new teams, that aren't playing right now, want to join please send me an email to discuss options. There will be registration for one Tuesday indy team and one Sunday indy team so if you want in please register right away. All information can be found on the registration info page or click here. Just make sure you look at the correct dates.

Quick Summary:

Sunday Team fee is $2100 and indy is $170 for 15 games

Tuesday Team fee is $2880 and indy is $190 for 16 games

Cheers!

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Dec 1, 2021

Time to register for Sunday Indoor running January-May

Hey Team admins, the new year is about a month away and so we must start the process or registering for that indoor session. Hopefully all teams are planning on continuing but if your team does not plan to continue please let me know so I can start recruiting new individuals to form another team. Indies captains please let me know if your teams plan to continue and whether someone will be paying the team fee or if everyone will be signing up as indies. It is cheaper to pay for a team.  

Sunday League January - May

Format: 6 on 6 speed point on small field (minimum of 12 players per team)

# Teams: 24 (first come first served)

Game Times: possible times include 12, 1, 2, 3 and 4 pm

Ratio: 4 :2 (same as last year) (teams are welcome to play 3 and 3 but other teams do not need to match). 

Level: Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced (write your preferred level in the comment section when you send the etransfer)

Team Fee: $2100 due asap to hold your spot. If you choose to back out prior to the season $50 is non-refundable in order to cover administrative costs. Once the season starts, refunds will not be granted unless the Ontario Government changes our status so that we cannot play anymore, in which case full refunds for any missed games will be granted. In order to register your team please send an email transfer to kevin@durhamultimateclub.com. We no longer accept cheques.

Individual Fee: $180 (paid online/5 females and 9 males) . In the case where not enough individuals sign up to make a full team your money will be refunded.  Click here to register as an individual

Dates: Sundays from January 2 -May 1 (no games Feb 20/Mar 13/Apr 17) 

# games: 15

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Nov 23, 2021

Schedule is up for this Sunday

Hey all, we managed to get to 24 teams and we are all ready to go for some Sunday ultimate. The schedule is up and all teams should be scheduled for 3 games. Captains please confirm that you have 3 games scheduled and let me know if you are not so I can fix the error. All players will need to show proof of vaccination when they arrive so make sure you get that ready right now. It could be a slow process checking everyone in but lets be patient and be happy that we are getting the opportunity to play. The Whitby dome and the Durham Ultimate Club are just following guidelines set out by the government and we do not want to debate the issue. You will likely not be allowed in to the dome until right before your game so maybe plan to do your warm up outside. After your game please make sure you leave immediately to allow new teams to enter the facility. 

Covid Precautions: (These rules override any rules on the rules page linked below)

There should be no contact between players. Contact is a foul. A small amount of contact between players vying for a disc that is in the air is sometimes unavoidable.  Just be happy that we are playing and do everything you can to make the play without any contact.

Disc space is 0.5 meters when marking the thrower and counting stalls.

When marking cutters, players should try to stay 1 meter away from the cutter when the disc is not in the air. Contact between cutters and markers must be avoided. To initiate contact is a foul.

All checks are done by tapping the ground. If a check requires the defense to signal that they are ready before the disc comes back into play, then the player should wait until the player says they are ready. An example of this would be after a time out or a call on the field.  For checks, when there has been no call, for example when you are putting the disc in play after a turnover or an out of bounds throw you do not need the defense to say they are ready.

Players need to bring their own sanitizer and should sanitizer their hands after each point.

Masks are not required while playing but are fine to wear if a player wishes. Players wearing masks should avoid touching the front of the mask while playing and if they do, they should sanitize their hands.

Substitute players, not on the team roster, are not allowed. Captains can add players to their roster that are maybe just playing once in a while, but that player should only play on that team, and they must have memberships.

When subbing you do not need to tag the player on but you must exit the field before they go on. Players need to sub close to the middle of the field. 

Players on the sidelines should spread out and must get back at least 2 meters when a thrower is near the sideline. (actual rule)

The ratio is 4 :2. If teams wish to play 3 women and 3 men the other team does not have to match. If you cannot field the proper ratio then you can default the game and then just play for fun. The indies team is short women at the moment and so they will likely be playing 5 men and 1 women. Please respect my decision to allow these players to continue to play despite not having enough women. This team is needed to balance out the numbers and it is not their fault that they did not get enough women signing up.

RULES OF INDOOR ULTIMATE

Before your game please read the rules as they are different than outdoor. http://www.durhamultimateclub.com/league/pages/indoor-rules

Have fun and be safe!

Kevin

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Oct 14, 2021

Sunday Teams for 2022 ... so Far

 

Sunday Indoor second half

Team Name

Division

Captain

Date paid $2100

1

Telefrancais

Comp

Poloz/rhian

Dec 10

2

Go

Comp

Kelly-Anne

Dec 1

3

Mighty Hucks

Comp

Paul Atkinson

 

4

175 gram Ecstasy

Comp

Randy Aitken

Nov 30

5

Tigers and Toucans

Comp2

Joel Dunlop

Dec 18

6

Days of Thunder

Comp2

Ethan Mckenzie

Nov 23

7

Winter Top Gun

Comp2

Brian Seale

 

8

Alligator Duckies

Comp2

Colin Rose

 

9

SPIN

Inter

Will Nathan

Nov 28

10

Team Awesome

Inter

Rob Henning

Dec 5

11

Afternoon Delight

Inter

James Gough

Nov 25

12

Top Mark

Inter

Stacey Daigle

 

13

Huck U

Inter2

Mark Crawford

Dec 14

14

Turf Warriors

Inter2

Chad Johnston

Nov 24

15

DISCrete Huckers

Inter2

Davide Elliot

 

16

Game of Throws

Inter2

Rob Babikian

Nov 30

17

Breakfast

Rec1

Krissi Baxter

 

18

BWWB

Rec1

Chris Kam

Dec 10

19

Shake n Bake

Rec1

Katherine Webb

Dec 3

20

White Indies

Rec1

 

 

21

Flick it

Rec2

Derek Marcotte

Nov 29

22

Huck Buddies

Rec2

Stephen Craig

Nov 28

23

Red Individuals

Rec2

Kevin MacLeod

 

24

RUN DUC

Rec2

Ryan Hazell

Dec 11

 

Tuesday Indoor Second Half

 

Team Name

Division Request

Captain

$2880

1

Alex Cox

Comp

Alex Cox

Dec 12

2

Nuke the Whales

Comp

Paul Atkinson

 

3

Beer Pressure

Rec

Wade KreiserWill Nathan

Dec 5

4

Individuals 1

Rec

Kevin MacLeod

 

5

Barrel City

Rec

Randy

 

6

Smack Talk

Comp

LP

 

7

Kevin and Luc

Comp

Kevin Jay

 

8

Whiskey Discs

Rec

Jill/Dustin Watson

Dec 14

 

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Sep 27, 2021, Updated Mon Apr 4, 2022

Indoor Ultimate
If you want to participate in Indoor please register asap. Currently we have 12 teams signed up for Sunday and about 8 players registered for the individual team. Remember that we need an even amount of teams so if you end up being the odd team out then you will not be able to play. The indies team will not be added to the list until it has enough players.  Cheers!
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Sep 23, 2021

Indoor Registration is open

Hey folks, the beginning of the indoor season is 1 month away. To find out all the information and to register as an individual or to register a team please click on this link:

http://www.durhamultimateclub.com/league/pages/202122-indoor

I will do everything I can to get all teams into the league but if there is an odd number of teams the last team to enter will not be allowed to play. 

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Sep 15, 2021

DUC INDOOR NEWS

Hey folks, I hope to start the indoor season in mid October and so it is time for you to start talking to your players. This year we should be able to return to normal so long as there is no lockdown or changes in the government stages over the next few months. The Sunday 6 on 6 league will be running for sure and the time slots will be between noon and 5 pm in Whitby.  For the Tuesday league, which is usually full field, I will need to have 8 teams so that I fill the space to minimize cost. Game times for Tuesday would be 7 or 8 pm. I

If you plan on putting in a Tuesday team please send me an email letting me know the following:

1. Your name and team name

2.  Are you a returning Tuesday team? What was your team name?

3. Names of your core players

4. Skill level - intermediate or Advanced

5. If there were only 4 teams and they were pretty good would you want to be in that 4 team league?

The dome is in high demand so if we cannot field 8 teams then we may lose our Tuesday time slot which would be very disappointing.

For anyone who does not have a team please be aware that there will be individual sign up for the Sunday league but not necessarily for the Tuesday league. The only reason there would be an Indies team for Tuesday would be in the case where we end up with 7 teams and need to create a team to give us a total of 8. 

Full details of both leagues will hopefully come out next week.

 

 

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Sep 8, 2021

DUC update

Hey all, please read this email carefully:

  1. There are no games on August 1st due to the holiday
  2. Please make sure you complete your city of Oshawa screening before each game and captains please continue to ask if your players have done it. As a league we are still responsible for contact tracing.  https://frm-cvd-ca.esolg.ca/Oshawa/Screening-Form
  3. Captains please etransfer $350 to kevin@durhamultimateclub.com in order to complete the fees for this summer season. Players get ready to pay your captain your portion of the team fees.
  4. Captains please double check your public roster (that everyone can see) to make sure that you have not forgotten to add any players. Players please check the roster to make sure you are on it. 
  5. New Step 3 Rules 
    • Games go to 15 points and have a hard cap of 1 hour and 40 minutes from the scheduled time slot. Half time occurs when one team reaches 8 points. (this is an actual rule not a modification)
    • There should be no contact between players. Contact is a foul. A small amount of contact between players vying for a disc that is in the air is sometimes unavoidable.  Just be happy that we are playing and do everything you can to make the play without any contact. 
    • Disc space is 0.5 meters when marking the thrower and counting stalls.
    • When marking cutters, players should try to stay 1 meter away from the cutter when the disc is not in the air. Contact between cutters and markers must be avoided. To initiate contact is a foul. 
    • All checks are done by tapping the ground. If a check requires the defense to signal that they are ready before the disc comes back into play, then the player should wait until the player says they are ready. An example of this would be after a time out or a call on the field.  For checks, when there has been no call, for example when you are putting the disc in play after a turnover or an out of bounds throw you do not need the defense to say they are ready. 
    • Players need to bring their own sanitizer and should sanitizer their hands after each point.
    • Masks are not required while playing but are fine to wear if a player wishes. Players wearing masks should avoid touching the front of the mask while playing and if they do, they should sanitize their hands.
    • Substitute players, not on the team roster, are not allowed. Captains can add players to their roster that are maybe just playing once in a while, but that player should only play on that team, and they must have memberships.
    • No high fives or unnecessary touching. Low toes are fine.
    • Players on the sidelines must get back at least 2 meters when a thrower is near the sideline. (actual rule)
    • The ratio is 4 :3. If teams wish to play 4 women and 3 men the other team does not have to match. If you cannot field the proper ratio then you can default the game and then just play for fun. The indies team is short women at the moment and so they will likely be playing 5 men and 2 women. Please respect my decision to allow these players to continue to play despite not having enough women. This team is needed to balance out the numbers and it is not their fault that they did not get enough women signing up. 
    • End zones should be 18-20 yards and the brick mark is 20 yards. 

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sun Jul 18, 2021

DUC extremely important stuff

Must dos before Sunday’s game

  • Players must be on the roster which means they must have bought their memberships.
  • Buy sanitizer and put it in your bag. There will be no sanitizer provided.
  • Click on this City of Oshawa covid screening link and then add a link on your cell phone so you can easily do the check before each game. https://frm-cvd-ca.esolg.ca/Oshawa/Screening-Form

 

 DUC Participant Checklist

Pre-Game

? Complete Oshawa Covid Screening Check. This occurs every week.

? Pack your cleats, a light and a dark jersey or team uniform.

? Pack Water bottle, clearly labeled with your name. There is no water available at the fields

? Pack Hand sanitizer to be used before, during and after sessions.

? Wear your face mask when entering the field area and when leaving (according to local public health guidelines).

? If you are bringing a disc please disinfect it prior to arrival.

? Arrive early to do a proper warm up.

During Game

? Enter field area and choose a location 3-4 meters away from the sideline and at least 2 meters away from anyone else to place your bag and to get ready.  

? Only participants should enter the field area, children and spectators are not allowed to be mingling along the sidelines.

? Maintain a half meter (0.5m) of distance between you and other players on the field

? Use hand sanitizer before entering the field area and after each point. This is your best way to stay healthy so don’t forget to do this.

? Maintain a physical distance of at least 2 meters from all other participants while on the sidelines.

? Only use your own water bottle.

? Do not touch the cones and scoreboard. Only captains should touch this equipment.

? do not give any high 5s or touch any other members for any reason.

? do not spit on the field.

? Wear a mask when talking with players on the sideline.

Post Game

Many of you have children under the age of 12 and so it is important that you take precautions to not bring the virus home with you.

? Use hand sanitizer immediately after your game and before touching your equipment.

? Collect all your personal items and leave the field area immediately.

? Maintain physical distancing from other participants (especially those who played in different games) while exiting the field.

? Wash any equipment that you feel could have been contaminated.

? Try not to congregate in the parking areas but if you do then wear masks or maintain at least 2 meters distance from players. If you wish to go to a pub that is up to you.

? Send an email to kevin@durhamultimateclub.com if you show any signs of Covid-19 and follow Durham Regional Health recommendations for getting tested.

 

Safety Rules

Prior to playing, players will be required to use the city of Oshawa screening tool. https://frm-cvd-ca.esolg.ca/Oshawa/Screening-Form This step will also help with contact tracing if needed. In order to increase the safety of all players, players are not allowed to participate if

  • They have covid-19 and have not received the approval of public health to return to sport/work.
  • They show any symptoms of covid-19.
  • they have been in contact with anyone that is diagnosed with Covid-19 and or is suspected of having Covid-19.
  • they have travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days.
  • they have not been abiding by any of the Ministry of health rules.

Please consult Ontario public Health to determine when you can return to sport if any of these apply to you. Generally waiting 14 days is the norm.

Contact telehealth Ontario if you have any questions. +1 866-797-0000

 

Captain’ Responsibilities

  • At each game check that each player has completed the survey from home and keep accurate attendance as to who was at the game. This is very important as it will keep us all safe and also allow us to do contact tracing if necessary.
  • At each game set up cones in your endzone only.
  • Work the scoreboard (Ideally minimal people should work the scoreboard)
  • Set up your team on the DUC website and add players. Add players by going to team settings and clicking on select players. Then in the blue box, select add player to roster, the select the season as 2021. Type in each person's name and choose them to be put on the team. If you cannot find them in the list, then they have either not bought their memberships or you are spelling their names incorrectly. Once you have added all your players select next. If they are returning players, the system will detect that and choose their profile automatically otherwise it will create a new one. 
  • Ensure that all players have purchased their membership and are on your team roster before playing in any games. 
  • Ensure that players maintain proper social distancing both on and off the field.
  • Ensure that all garbage (wipes etc) is disposed of properly.
  • Agree with the other captain on an official clock for timing the game.

 

Rule Modifications

  • Games go to 15 points and have a hard cap of 1 hour and 40 minutes from the scheduled time slot. Half time occurs when one team reaches 8 points. (this is an actual rule not a modification)
  • There should be no contact between players. Contact is a foul. A small amount of contact between players vying for a disc that is in the air is sometimes unavoidable.  Just be happy that we are playing and do everything you can to make the play without any contact. 
  • Disc space is 0.5 meters when marking the thrower and counting stalls.
  • When marking cutters, players should try to stay 1-2 meter away when the disc is not in the air. Contact between cutters and markers must be avoided. To initiate contact is a foul.
  • All checks are done by tapping the ground. If a check requires the defense to signal that they are ready before the disc comes back into play, then the player should wait until the player says they are ready. An example of this would be after a time out or a call on the field.  For checks, when there has been no call, for example when you are putting the disc in play after a turnover or an out of bounds throw you do not need the defense to say they are ready. 
  • Players need to bring their own sanitizer and should sanitizer their hands after each point.
  • Discs should be exchanged for sanitized discs between points. Sanitized discs should be completely dry before pulling.
  • Masks are not required but are fine to wear. Players wearing masks should avoid touching the front of the mask while playing and if they do, they should sanitize their hands.
  • Substitute players, not on the team roster, are not allowed. Captains can add players to their roster that are maybe just playing once in a while, but that player should only play on that team, and they must have memberships.
  • No high fives or unnecessary touching. Low toes are fine.
  • Players on the sidelines must get back at least 2 meters when a thrower is near the sideline. (actual rule)
  • The ratio is 4 :3. If teams wish to play 4 women and 3 men the other team does not have to match. 
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sun Jul 11, 2021

DUC Games this weekend

Hey folks, we will be playing games this weekend for sure so be ready for a 6 pm game on Sunday. I have contracts signed but Oshawa has added their own rule that says we must maintain 2 meters distance at all times and I am trying to get that rule removed from their waiver because the government does not require that rule. Once I resolve this issue I will create a schedule.

We still need a few girls for the indies team and if anyone else out there still wants to play please let me know. I can always add teams to the schedule at any time during the season as long as I have an even amount. I would just charge the teams less money since they might miss a couple weeks. 

Be aware that before each game it will be mandatory that you fill in a City of Oshawa covid check and show this to your captain. The best thing to do is to just add the link to your phone homepage. Here is the link for you to add now, https://frm-cvd-ca.esolg.ca/Oshawa/Screening-Form   

When you do the form use your email as your preference for contacting you and then for location choose "Other park and sports field". I tried entering a phone number first but it did not send me a copy of the form so email works better. 

Captains you will need to verify that everyone on your team completes this each week within 1 hour of game time. 

Lastly, our DUC website and PayPal are not getting along these days. Normally DUC would send paypal a notification that a payment was made and PayPal would say "Hey thanks, yes I got the money" and then payments would be marked as complete. But it is not working that way so I have to go in manually and check that payments are made. That means that when you buy your membership it won't show up for your captain until I do my end of things which is usually within 24 hours. I apologize for this inconvenience and we are working on a solution. 

In future emails I will only be emailing people in this particular league so make sure you have bought your membership by Friday, but it is way better if you do it today. 

Cheers for now!

 

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Jul 8, 2021

Charity Disc Golf Tournament - July 17th, 2021

Hey everyone!

I hope this emails finds you well and excited to play Ultimate again!

I wanted to pass along some information about an upcoming disc golf tournament intended to raise funds for the J.A.G. Village -- an accessible grief service started by DUC's very own Gorham family. Whether or not you're familiar with the incredible work they've been doing through this wonderful initiative, the tournament is an excellent opportunity to both support it and work on your socially distanced throws! And for those not familiar with disc golf, don't be intimidated -- many within DUC's membership have been playing with standard 175g discs. 

See the attached images for more details. Hope to see some familiar faces there or on the Ultimate fields!

Bryce



Posted by Bryce Zimny, Created Wed Jun 30, 2021

Exciting DUC news

Hey folks, I have some good news. Ontario is set to enter step 2 this week and that means teams sports will be allowed. From what I have researched so far there appears to be no restrictions on the number of players per team or the number of teams in a division which means we can plan to run our league as we normally would. That means 7 on 7 full field with teams as big as 18 players. (4:3 ratio) There may be some small rules changes but for the most part they will be regular rules. (Contact must be avoided at all times).

At the moment, we have 9 teams paid. I have posted the list on the website. Other teams will be added to the schedule in pairs to ensure that we have an even number of teams.  Of the 9 teams that paid only 5 have filled in the team information sheet so if you don’t remember doing it please do it asap. (Team sheet can be found here https://forms.gle/Mmxz7KhDHJTjntsB6). I will post a list of paid teams shortly.

I am still hoping to have a game July 11, but that depends on how quickly the city of Oshawa can get permits out to all their users and then how quickly I can get everything ready on my end.

I will be setting up a registration for any individuals that want to play, and I am hopefully we will get enough for two teams. Players needing a team can add their names to the NEED A TEAM google doc which can be accessed on the homepage along the horizontal menu bar. If you find a team, please remove your name.

If you are on a team then please make sure you buy your membership right away. All indies should wait to buy their membership until they are placed on a team.

For all those players who are not going to be playing this summer we look forward to getting you back on the field soon.

More news to come, cheers!

Kevin

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Jun 28, 2021, Updated Mon Apr 4, 2022

Teams Paid for Summer 2021

2021 Summer Teams

Team

#

Team captain

Team Name

Team Sheet

Date of deposit

Date of full payment

1

Jen Speakerson

Sneaky Trash Pandas

Yes

June 17

 

2

christian Hajok

 

Yes

June 17

 

3

Keith Cole

Seems suspect

Yes

June 17

 

4

James Gough

Not Telefrancais

Yes

June 17

 

5

Will Nathan

BMH

Yes

June 18

 

6

Alex Cox

 

 

June 21

 

7

Paul Atkinson

Team besties

 

June 21(100)

 

8

Pauline Atkinson

Team beasties

 

 

 

9

Joel Dunlop

Razor’s Edge

 

June 22

 

10

Jodi and Dave

Art of Awesome

 

June 28

 

11

Stephen Craig

 

 

June 28

 

12

Randy Aitken

Randy’s Team

 

June 29

 

13

Rob Henning

Ultimate 4 Dummies

 

June 29

 

14

Michelle Metrailler

Yeet

 

June 29

 

 

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Jun 28, 2021, Updated Thu Jul 7, 2022

DUC update

Hey everyone, are you up for some ultimate this summer? It is possible that we could be playing ultimate as early as Mid July so it is time to get yourself and your team organized. At the moment, the government has not stated what the restrictions on leagues might be so it is hard to create a concrete plan but we will do our best to be prepared for everything. LOL. I have updated the website with the full information and have also included more details below. For now, in case you don't have time to read this full email, just realize that we am collecting $50 deposits starting today to secure your team's spot. Captains if you are sending a deposit please fill in this google form. 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdkjiyiiTSSEYqPiLptVFvCfZIFpBPsRgTs5fxdALMdYw95EQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

DUC Summer Sunday League Information

At the moment step 2 of the Ontario reopening plan, which allows team sports, is tentatively scheduled to start 21 days after the start of Step 1 which occurred on June 11.  So if the vaccine rollout continues and the province meets its quotas then we could be playing Ultimate Mid July, however at the moment there is much uncertainty as to what the government rules will be for returning to sport. Some major questions that need answering are whether there will be cohorts, which limits team sizes, or limits on how many teams you can play on. 

Ideally, the league will run from approximately Mid July until the end of September for about 10 weeks of play. I expect us to be playing 7 on 7 as usual but there might be limits on team sizes so for now I would not make your team larger than 12. 

In a normal year we would run a 5 pm league and a 7 pm league where all teams at each time slot play games based on a ladder system. For this year, since we do not know how many teams will be allowed and how many teams will actually sign up we can't guarantee anything. For now we will say that we will be running one big ladder where all teams will play at 6 pm and if we fill that time slot I may have to move some games to 4 pm.

Before you play you will need to complete a membership registration which will include 2 waivers to electronically sign and will cost $38.42.

You may also be required to sign up for an app called Javelin which will be used to screen players for symptoms before coming to the game. Although, the city of Oshawa has also stated that they may be running their own app which would mean that we would not run Javelin.

Since we do not know exactly when we will be starting play it is difficult to estimate the full price for the season so at the moment I will be just asking for a $50 deposit to secure your spot. Please etransfer the deposit to kevin@durhamultimateclub.com. 

Once the full team fee is known the remainder will be due before the first game. This team fee will then have to be split evenly among the players with etransfers being sent to the captains.

Tentative Schedule

July 11/18/25 at 6 pm

August 8/15/22/29 at 6 pm

September 12, 19, 26 at 5 pm (please note that there is no game on the long weekend in Sept)

Everyone's responsibilities

  • Pay for your DUC membership ($38.42) by clicking on the link at the top of the home page. During the registration for the membership you will have to sign off on 2 or waivers. 
  • Tell your captain you have paid for your membership
  • Send your captain your portion of the team fee once they email you the amount.

Captain’s responsibilities

  • Send $50 deposit by etransfer to kevin@durhamultimateclub.com
  • Fill in this google form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdkjiyiiTSSEYqPiLptVFvCfZIFpBPsRgTs5fxdALMdYw95EQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
  • If asked to do so, sign up for the Javelin Sports app and input the emails for all your players
  • If required, at each game check that each player has completed the survey from home and then check them again yourself. This is very important as it will keep us all safe and also allow us to do contact tracing if necessary.
  • At each game set up cones in your endzone only.
  • Work the scoreboard
  • Set up your team on the DUC website and add players. Add players by going to team settings and clicking on select players. Then in the blue box, select add player to roster, the select the season as 2020. Type in each person's name and choose them to be put on the team. If you cannot find them in the list then they have either not bought their memberships or you are spelling their names incorrectly. Once you have added all your players select next. If they are returning players the system will detect that and choose their profile automatically otherwise it will create a new one. 
  • Ensure that all players have purchased their membership and are on your team roster before playing in any games. 
  • Ensure that players maintain proper covid-19 health protocols both on and off the field
  • If required ensure that the disc is sanitized every few points.
  • Ensure that all garbage(wipes etc) is disposed of properly

Safety Rules

Prior to playing, players will be required to use an app provided by the city of Oshawa to screen for covid-19 symptoms. This app could help with contact tracing if needed. In order to increase the safety of all players, players are not allowed to participate if

  • They show any symptoms of covid-19
  • they have been in contact with anyone that is diagnosed with Covid-19 and or is suspected of having Covid-19
  • they are playing in any other sports league or are part of a cohort for any other club or program.
  • they have travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days
  • they have not been abiding by the Ministry of health rule of having a social circle of 10 people.

    Possible Rule Modifications

  • Disc space may be 2 meters.
  • All checks are done by tapping the ground. If a check requires the defense to signal that they are ready before the disc comes back into play then the player should wait until the player says they are ready. An example of this would be after a time out or a call on the field.  For checks, when there has been no call, for example when you are putting the disc in play after a turn over or an out of bounds throw you do not need the defence to say they are ready. 
  • There should be no contact between players. Contact is a foul. Just be happy that we are playing and do everything you can to make the play without any contact. 
  • Change and sanitize discs every few points.
  • Masks are not required but are fine to wear. Players wearing masks should avoid touching the front of the mask while playing and if they do they should sanitize their hands.
  • Substitute players, not on the team, are not allowed as this could increase the number of players beyond the allowed 50.
  • Games are 90 minutes in length and there is no score cap (just like in indoor).
  • Half time occurs at the completion of a point after 40 minutes has expired.
  • The game ends 90 minutes after the scheduled start time.
  • No high fives or hand shakes after the game.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Jun 17, 2021

DUC update

Hey folks, I am just reaching out to let you know that I am hopeful that we will be able to play ultimate this summer by as early as mid July. As you know all the reopening steps are linked to the number of vaccines administered so it is hard to predict for sure when we will move into the next steps.  This Friday, Ontario will enter into step 1 of the reopening map and then it is possible that we might be in Step 2 twenty one days later (by early/mid July). Step 2 does list team sports as being allowed but it does not mention what group sizes the sports will be allowed to run. I expect as a minimum it will be cohorts of 50 (which means 4 teams of 12) which is what we ran last August and September. Although, there are still lots of unknowns, I think it is a good time to reach out to your team mates and start having conversations about who is going to play and who is not. When it is safe to reopen I will want to do so fairly quickly so the more organized your team is the better. I will also likely run an individuals team for anyone who finds themselves without a full team.  For those that decide not to play summer we hope to see you later in the year for indoor. 

Cheers for now!!

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Jun 7, 2021

Summer 2021

Hey folks, I hope you are all well and keeping fit! This is just a quick email to let you know that I am hopeful to be running a summer league(Jun-Aug) similar to what we ran at the end of last summer. In case you didn't play last summer what we ran was cohorts of 4 teams with a maximum of 12 players per team so that we could stay under the maximum group allowance of 50 people. We started playing 5 on 5 but by the end we were back to playing 7 on 7 so I would expect that we would play that ratio right from the start this year. Below are some possible rules that will be implemented. 

 

Minimum age:

This will "most likely" be an adult only league. No children still in high school are allowed to participate. This is for the safety of the adults and maintaining safe cohorts. 

General Changes you should be aware of

  • Masks are not required but are fine to wear.
  • Players wearing masks should avoid touching the front of the mask while playing and if they do they should sanitize their hands.
  • Substitute players, not on the team, are not allowed as this could increase the number of players beyond the allowed 50
  • Games are 90 minutes in length and there is no score cap (just like in indoor).Half time occurs at the completion of a point after 40 minutes has expired.
  • The game ends 90 minutes after the scheduled start time.
  • subs need to space themselves out 2 meters along the sideline.
  • No high fiving or post game cheers are not allowed. Just simply say good game or something similar. 
  • players will have to do a health screening at home and again at the field using an app called javelin.
  • Captains will be responsible for doing the on field health check.
  • No playing on more than one team.
  • the disc will be switched out for a sanitized disc at convenient times when the disc is out of bounds or between points. For convenience and speed of switching freshly sanitized discs are placed upside down on the sideline.
  • It might be possible to switch teams from one cohort to another as long as there was a bye week over a long weekend but it will be very important that we get teams in a cohort that is of roughly the same skill level.  

Game Rule Changes

  • stalls are counted on the field and the staller must be 2 meters away. 
  • When marking cutters, defenders can be within 1 m.
  • All contact should be avoided but in the case of contact it is a foul on the initiator of the contact.
  • disc checks after stoppage in play, are done by tapping the disc to the ground.
  • There will be a rule about situations where players catch the disc just outside the endzone and the defender cannot properly defend the front of the endzone due to the rule of being back 2 meters. We experimented with a few options last year, such as any pass in to the endzone must be at least a 2 meter pass or if you caught it close to the endzone you had to back up until you were 2 meters away. We will discuss the options and choose the one that makes more than 50 % of the people happy. 

Last summer I really enjoyed the 6 weeks of play (and most importantly the post game socially distant socializing) that we got in and I hope to see many of you return this summer. If you think you might play then start organizing your teams but remember that you will likely not be allowed more than 12 players. 

Stay healthy!!

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sat Feb 13, 2021

Games are on hold for this weekend
Hey folks, I guess I forgot to tell the computer about our games being put on hold due to level red and so the computer sent you a game reminder. Please ignore the game reminder and do not go to the fields this Sunday as the season is on hold. Cheers!! 
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Nov 26, 2020

Indoor Ultimate update

Hey folks, our games for today are still on! However, as you are probably aware, starting tomorrow, Durham is being placed at a red level which means that team sports are not to be practiced or played. So starting tomorrow our season will be on hold. My plan is to not issue any refunds yet and hope that somehow things get under control and we can return to play. 

Stay safe!

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sun Nov 22, 2020

Indoor Update

Hi folks, I hope you are enjoying playing the indoor ultimate as much as I am. As you may know on Monday, Durham will move to level orange, which as far as I can see changes nothing with respect to what we are doing. I do, however, wish to stress the importance of everyone being as safe as possible. It is imperative that players get in the habit of sanitizing their hands after points and before touching their water bottles. Even if you feel it is not necessary please do it for those of us who think it is important. I also need teams to start sanitizing discs and switching them in at convenient times. I usually sanitize my hands and then grab a disc and wipe the extra on the disc. And then as I wait to go back on the field I watch for a turnover to switch in the disc. Each team, as a minimum, should be switching in a sanitized disc at least 5 times per game. If each team accomplishes this then you will have switched out the disc about every 5 minutes or so. 

Thank you to those players who have chosen to miss a game here or there to take care of a cold and keep us all safe! 

Captains please continue to check off players on the Javelin app as this is a requirement of public health and could prove very useful if someone in the league was to get covid. 

Good Luck tomorrow!!

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sat Nov 14, 2020

Indoor info

Hey everyone, I hope you had a great first week and are excited that we are still allowed to play this week. In the first week I got some comments about players taking advantage of the subbing rules and taking off to the endzone before their mark could figure out who was coming on. For this reason I am implementing this rule.

All subs must occur at within 2-3 meters of the scoreboard. To make this happen safely all players should avoid putting their stuff near the scoreboard. When it is your turn to go on the field then make your way down towards the scoreboard and become the scorekeeper. When you come off the field please stay away from other players until your breathing has returned to normal. If you are on the middle field please exit at the scoreboard and then go through the gap in the curtain and walk around to your side of the field. This will give you time to catch your breath and keep you from moving in front of other players that are working their way to a position where they can sub on the field.  

Remember to use sanitizer when you come off and before you pick up your water bottle. 

Remember to fill in the javelin app prior to leaving for your game. 

Have fun!!

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sat Oct 31, 2020

Last minute Reminders for Indoor

First of all, and most importantly, do not come if you are sick.

Be prepared that if you have not filled in the javelin app that you will not be playing. Be aware that you cannot fill in the Javelin app until the day of the game, assuming that your captain has inputted the scheduled game.

Bring your own sanitizer. The dome will have sanitizer at the main doors but not at fields. DUC is not providing sanitizer as we did not include this in the cost. We believe that it is safer that you all have your own sanitizer rather than DUC providing one bottle that everyone has to touch.  

Substitute players are not allowed. I am sure throughout the season there may be games where you are short some players and you may lose because you are too tired, but this is just the way it is. Be happy that you are playing and getting some good exercise. If you do not have enough to play the correct ratio then just default the game and play a game for fun.

Wear masks when entering and exiting the fields. Do not enter the dome until 10 minutes or less before your game. And exit the dome immediately after your game.

Have fun!!

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sat Oct 24, 2020

DUC Covid Info and Indoor Rules

Hello Indoor players, we are all set to start the indoor season this coming weekend. It is up to all of us to be smart and keep each other safe so please read the information below prior to the game on Sunday.

DUC Covid Safety Info and Indoor rules.docx THIS IS A PAPER COPY OF WHAT IS WRITTEN BELOW

DUC indoor participant agreement.docx THIS DOCUMENT MUST BE PRINTED AND BROUGHT TO THE FIRST GAME. YOU ONLY NEED TO DO THIS ONCE. 

 

Must dos before Sunday

·         Players must be on the roster which means they must have bought their memberships.

·         Download and register with the Javelin app. Captains should have sent you a link. Players must complete their javelin wellness check before arriving at the field.

·         Players must complete a participant agreement  prior to the first game. It is attached to this email so please print it and bring the signed form to your captain. Captains please bring me all the forms once you have all of them.

·         Buy sanitizer and put it in your bag. The dome will have sanitizer when you enter and exit but it will not be provided at each field.

 

 DUC Participant Checklist

 

Pre-Game

Items to bring to session

? Eat before attending the game so that you do not need to eat at the field.

? cleats, a light and a dark jersey.

? Water bottle, clearly labeled with your name. Water fountains should be avoided.

? Hand sanitizer to be used before, during and after sessions.

? Face mask (according to local public health guidelines).

? If you are bringing a disc please disinfect it prior to arrival.

? Complete Participant Agreement and bring completed form to the first game.

 

 

During Game

? Enter field area and choose a location 3-4 meters away from the sideline and at least 2 meters away from anyone else to place your bag and to get ready.  

? Only participants should enter the field area, children and spectators are not allowed.

? Use hand sanitizer before entering the field area.

? Maintain a physical distance of at least 2 meters from all other participants while on the sidelines.

? Only use your own water bottle.

? Do not touch the cones and scoreboard. Only captains should touch this equipment.

? do not give any high 5s or touch any other members for any reason.

? do not spit on the field.

? Wear a mask when talking with players on the sideline.

? Use hand sanitizer after each point. This is your best way to stay healthy so don’t forget to do this.

 

 

Post Game

? Collect all of your personal items and leave the field area immediately.

? Maintain physical distancing from other participants while exiting the field.

? Use hand sanitizer when exiting the field area.

? Wash any equipment that you feel could have been contaminated.

? if you choose to hang out in the parking lot after the game then wear masks or maintain at least 2 meters distance from players. If you wish to go to a pub that is up to you.

? Send an email to kevin@durhamultimateclub.com if you show any signs of Covid-19 and follow Durham Regional Health recommendations for getting tested.

 

Safety Rules

Prior to playing, players will be required to use the Javelin app to screen for covid-19 symptoms. This app, called javelin Sports Inc, will also help with contact tracing if needed. In order to increase the safety of all players, players are not allowed to participate if

  • They have covid-19 and have not received the approval of public health to return to sport/work
  • They show any symptoms of covid-19
  • they have been in contact with anyone that is diagnosed with Covid-19 and or is suspected of having Covid-19
  • they are playing in any other sports league or are part of a cohort for any other club or program where players are playing games against each other.  
  • they have travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days
  • they have not been abiding by the Ministry of health rule of having a social circle of 10 people
  • they are still in high school or younger.
  • Been to any Brampton parties

Please consult Ontario public Health to determine when you can return to sport if any of these apply to you. Generally waiting 14 days is the norm.

Contact telehealth Ontario if you have any questions. +1 866-797-0000

 

Captain’ Responsibilities

  • Put the scheduled games from the Duc website into the Javelin app so that players can do their wellness checks.
  • At each game check that each player has completed the survey from home and then check them again yourself. This is very important as it will keep us all safe and also allow us to do contact tracing if necessary.
  • At each game set up cones in your endzone only.
  • Work the scoreboard (Ideally minimal people should work the scoreboard)
  • Set up your team on the DUC website and add players. Add players by going to team settings and clicking on select players. Then in the blue box, select add player to roster, the select the season as 2020. Type in each person's name and choose them to be put on the team. If you cannot find them in the list then they have either not bought their memberships or you are spelling their names incorrectly. Once you have added all your players select next. If they are returning players, the system will detect that and choose their profile automatically otherwise it will create a new one. 
  • Ensure that all players have purchased their membership and are on your team roster before playing in any games. 
  • Ensure that players maintain proper social distancing both on and off the field
  • Ensure that the disc is sanitized every few points.
  • Ensure that all garbage (wipes etc) are disposed of properly
  • Agree with the other captain on an official clock for timing the game. Remind the other captain when there is only 5 minutes left. End at the time as indicated on the schedule.

 

Rule Modifications

  • Stalls are counted by the marker once they are 2 meters away from the thrower.
  • Disc space is 2 meters when marking the thrower but only 1 meter when marking a cutter. Making a cut too close to one of your players so that the defense cannot maintain the 1 meter distance should be avoided and can be classified as a pick.
  • If the disc is in the air, then players hands may end up closer than 1 meter but contact must be avoided.
  • If a legal stall count has been started then end zone passes, for a point, must be at least 2 meters in length.
  • All checks are done by tapping the ground. If a check requires the defense to signal that they are ready before the disc comes back into play then the player should wait until the player says they are ready. An example of this would be after a time out or a call on the field.  For checks, when there has been no call, for example when you are putting the disc in play after a turn over or an out of bounds throw you do not need the defense to say they are ready. 
  • There should be no contact between players. Contact is a foul. Just be happy that we are playing and do everything you can to make the play without any contact. 
  • players should try to mark the same player (when possible).
  • Players need to bring their own sanitizer and should sanitizer their hands after each point.
  • Discs should be exchanged for sanitized discs whenever it is convenient. As an example, if a disc is thrown out of bounds on the sidelines then a new disc could be put into play. When players are sanitizing their hands they should also sanitize a disc.
  • When new discs are introduced the player receiving the disc can ask for a stoppage in stall counting if the disc is still wet with sanitizer.
  • Masks are not required but are fine to wear. Players wearing masks should avoid touching the front of the mask while playing and if they do they should sanitize their hands.
  • Substitute players, not on the team, are not allowed as this could increase the number of players beyond the allowed 50
  • Games are 55 minutes in length and there is no score cap. Players should immediately leave the building when their game is over.
  • No high fives or unnecessary touching
  • Players on the sidelines must get back at least 2 meters when a thrower is near the sideline.
  • The ratio is 4 :2. If teams opt to play 3:3 the other team does not have to match.
  • When players are subbing there is no tag. A new player may enter the field from anywhere on their sideline once the other player is off the field. If two players enter by accident and it affects the play then follow the rules below.

 

Regular Indoor rules

The 11 edition rules are followed except for the rules outlined below.

  1. Contact is to be avoided in every way possible.
  2. The teams will play 6 on 6 with a ratio of 4 men to 2 women. Teams must have a minimum of 5 players, of which 1 must be a women, to avoid defaulting. If a team plays with more than 2 women on the field the other team does not have to match.
  3. Teams should start their game as soon as possible and games end on the buzzer or at 5 minutes to the hour if the buzzer is not set.
  4. The game starts with a pull, with each team starting at the back line of the end zone. A 10 yard brick should be used for out of bounds pulls.
  5. There is no pull after a point. When a team scores, the scoring player acknowledges that he/she has scored a goal by raising the disc above their head and then placing the disc on the ground at that spot. The offensive player has 8 seconds to put the disc into play from where it was placed by the scoring team. (They cannot walk the disc up to the front goal line). If the offense is taking too long, a defensive player, within 3 m of the disc, can announce delay of game and loudly count to 8.
  6. During regular play, if the disc goes out of the back or sides of the end zone the offensive player must bring the disc to the front of the endzone directly ahead of where it went out. If the disc is turned over and lands in the endzone the offensive player can either play it from where it is or bring the disc to the front of the end zone.
  7. Stall counts are to 8 rather than 10. The disc is considered stalled down upon the utterance of the ‘e’ in eight. Contested stalls come in on “stall 7".
  8. Substitutions are made on the fly by tagging. The tag should occur within 1 meter of the side line and within 5 meters of the half way point of the field.
  9. Foot blocks, whether attempted or successful, are not allowed and are considered a foul. Captains can agree to use foot-blocks.
  10. Each team gets one 60-second time out but it cannot be used in the last 5 minutes of the game.
  11. There is no overtime during regular season play. If the score is tied when the buzzer goes then that is the final score. If the disc is in the air when the buzzer goes then it is still considered live and should be played.
  12. Two Roster Limit: In most circumstances, a player should only appear on one roster. The exception agreed upon by league captains is that if you happen to be a paid rostered member of two teams, then you are allowed to play for both teams. Players should not be on more than two rosters.
  13. If the offensive team is found to be playing with more than six players (or the agreed upon gender-ratio), it is an automatic turnover and all players return to where they were at the time the error was made (guided by what is most fair). If a point was scored with more than 6 players on the field, the point does not count.
  14. If the defensive team is playing with more than six players, the offensive team retains possession (even if the disc was turned over) and the additional defensive player(s) leave the playing field immediately.

 

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Oct 21, 2020

Indoor News on scheduling

Hello all, just another update for the upcoming indoor cohort league. At the moment we will be optimistic and assume that the Ontario Government and Durham Health will be allowing us to play. In order to keep everyone as safe as possible I have arranged so that our scheduled 2 hour of field time will actually take place over a 3-hour period to try and avoid congestion at the door. So here is what will likely happen.

Little kids finish their soccer or whatever by noon. Then they have 10 minutes to exit the building and then the soccer staff will wipe down the benches, revolving doors, goal posts etc.

At 12:30, the soccer staff will unlock the doors and we will be allowed to enter the field. This hopefully means there should be no contact with anyone outside of our league. Our teams will then the building for staggered start times. We will hopefully have 12 teams(still 2 teams needing players) which will mean we will have 3 cohorts of 4 teams. The cohorts will be Cohort A (Competitive) Cohort B (Intermediate) and Cohort C (Intermediate).  Each Cohort will use the same field each week.

Possible Schedule (I may tweak this a little)

Cohort A game 1: 12:40 – 1:35                                    Cohort A game 2: 2-2:55

Cohort B game 1: 12:50 – 1:45                                    Cohort B game 2: 2:10-3:05

Cohort C game 1: 1:00 – 1:55                                       Cohort C game 2: 2:20-3:15

This allows 25 minutes between games for teams to exit the field and then new teams to come in. Players will be expected to leave the field within 10 minutes of finishing.

Since teams are only allowed 12 players on a team this means that in your cohort you will have a maximum of 48 players which is 2 less than the allowed 50 player cohort. And each week you will have contact with only 24 players.

Hopefully, this gives you some idea of what will be happening.

Stay healthy my friends!!

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sun Oct 4, 2020

Indoor News

Hey all, just a quick note for those people that are playing indoor. 

1. Still need a few guys and a girl for the individual team. Also, one team may need a guy and a girl for a competitive team so send me an email if you are interested in playing at that level. If you want to sign as an individual use this link. http://www.durhamultimateclub.com/league/registration.aspx?rpid=2534&raid=1

2. Hopefully starting on October 18 but it might be the 25th.

3. Please buy your membership so your captain can add you to the roster.

4. Download the javelin app onto your phone as we will be using this app to do wellness tracking.

5. These are the captains of the teams signed up so far. Hopefully I have not missed any teams.

Randy Aitken

Kelly Anne Fagan

Derek Marcotte

Stephen Craig

James Gough

Paul Atkinson

Jodi Gorham

Will Nathan

Sandy Rehorst

Indies

Corey Marlow

Adam Zopf


Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Fri Oct 2, 2020

Indoor Ultimate is still happening - New Gathering Size Restrictions Do Not Apply to Rec Sports

This email is just to clarify that the new gathering size restrictions do not apply to recreational sports and so we are still pushing ahead with our 9 week cohort league. The new provincial government rules, that you may have heard of, simply reduced the limits on private social gatherings (10 people indoors, 25 people outdoors) across the entire province.

So far we have 11 teams signed up for indoor so if there are any other teams that are planning to sign up you must let me know right away. I will either be capping it at 12 or if we can make it to 16 I will be trying to get to that size. Due to Covid19 restrictions I must keep my pools of teams to 4 and so only 12 or 16 would work. If the government changes the rules prior to the start or even once we start then refunds will be given for games not played. 

If you are planning to sign up as an individual then do so immediately so that the indie team can become the 12th team. If not enough people sign up for the indies in time then refunds will be given. 

 

All the information can be found on the homepage of the website. 

 

Cheers!!

 

 

 



Keep playing!

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sat Sep 26, 2020

DUC Indoor Registration is open

DUC will be offering Indoor Ultimate for 9 weeks from Mid October until December. If you are planning on playing then please go to the website and read the info. You can either click the link below or look for the big green button on the top of the homepage for all the info. Team spots and spots on the individual team are assigned on a first come first served basis so don't delay. Registration ends at the end of September.

http://www.durhamultimateclub.com/league/pages/202021-indoor

 

If you want to add you name to the list of players looking for a team click below or look on the website along the top menu bar for the NEED A TEAM LINK. 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_JghDsaLMrpIIiRoxUA_c-Ie18cNP2-F5dt4MbKS3oY/edit#gid=0

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sun Sep 13, 2020

DUC Indoor Registration is open

DUC will be offering Indoor Ultimate for 9 weeks from Mid October until December. If you are planning on playing then please go to the website and read the info. You can either click the link below or look for the big green button on the top of the homepage for all the info. Team spots and spots on the individual team are assigned on a first come first served basis so don't delay. Registration ends at the end of September.

http://www.durhamultimateclub.com/league/pages/202021-indoor

 

If you want to add you name to the list of players looking for a team click below or look on the website along the top menu bar for the NEED A TEAM LINK. 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_JghDsaLMrpIIiRoxUA_c-Ie18cNP2-F5dt4MbKS3oY/edit#gid=0

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sun Sep 13, 2020

Cohort League Info

Hey folks, games are scheduled for the next 3 weeks. I will not be extending the league for any additional weeks so these will be the last 3 outdoor games. The rules will stay the same except that I am going to extend the game length to be 1 hour and 40 minutes. Half time will occur when a point is scored after 5:45.

 

Captains, please input the schedule onto the javelin app. 

 

There has been some confusion with the dead zone call so here (hopefully) is some clarification. 

Dead zone scenarios

If a player catches the disc in the 2-meter dead-zone just outside the endzone then the player should recognize this and retreat to a point 2 meters away from the endzone, tap the disc to the ground and continue play. This is similar to what you would do if you ran out of bounds or ran into the endzone. There is no stoppage in play.

If you catch the disc in the dead-zone and throw the disc before retreating (because you were unaware of being in the dead zone) and the disc is caught by your team for a point then there is now a violation of the rules. In the case of the violation, play stops (everyone stays where they were or returns to where they were when the disc was thrown) and the disc comes back to you (it is not a turn over). At this point, when everyone is ready, you check the disc in where you were when you threw the pass, which now allows everyone to move,  and then retreat the proper distance and tap the disc again.

If you catch the disc in the dead-zone and throw the disc before retreating (because you were unaware of being in the dead zone) and the disc is turned over (dropped, out of bounds, turn, etc) then that is a turn over.

If you catch the disc outside the dead zone and someone calls dead zone after you throw the pass then if you can prove that you were outside the dead zone (and lets not be too nit-picky) then the point stands. Get in the habit of not moving after throwing the point in cases where your position is close to the dead zone.

Without lines it is very hard to see the dead-zone so please be patient with each other. Defense should immediately be calling out dead zone if they feel the player is in the dead zone. Waiting too long so that the defense can get back before making the call is not spirited play. Teams should get in the habit of making the call on themselves to avoid the possibility of confusion or the loss of an advantage.

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Sep 10, 2020

Indoor Ultimate??

Hi folks, I am starting to do some planning for the possibility of running indoor ultimate this year. Whether DUC runs this or not depends on a lot, but lets assume that things improve even slightly over what we have now. Some of the things I am looking into are:

  • playing 3 weeks in a 4 team cohort and then having 1 week off, which is 13 days of isolation, so teams could possibly switch cohorts.
  • Only using 2 fields on Sunday
  • Staggered start times
  • I have requested that the dome open a separate exit door. 
  • I have requested extra sanitation stations in the dome
  • I have requested that the dome control the entry point to make sure that only players can enter and players must hand in a screening survey upon entry
  • The dome has already told me that they have improved their air filtration system
  • We would also use the game play modifications we are currently using in the summer cohort league.

If you have some other suggestions please feel free to send me an email at kevin@durhamultimateclub.com

Captains, start the discussion with your players to find out where people stand. Obviously we have a long time until October. I am sure most of you will be waiting to see what happens when the schools open up. 

Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Kevin

p.s. if you are playing in the summer cohort league please purchase your membership asap. Please also read the information about the league by clicking on the big green button at the top of the homepage. 

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Aug 10, 2020

Return to Ultimate

Hey folks, due to the recent Government of Ontario change to phase 2-stage 3 small cohort groups of up to 50 people are allowed to participate in ultimate games. We will be modifying the rules to make it as safe as possible but it will still be good ultimate.   if you are interested in playing  this summer/fall then please go to this google sheet and add your name. 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fcNsCpwc1W9oYVSzOatwesPFtQtEkd90953hBuCtjSA/edit?usp=sharing

 

We look forward to the day when we can welcome everyone back but for now please do not sign up if:

  • you are already playing in the DUC league that is being set up
  • you are playing another sport and are part of another cohort
  • you have had covid-19 or been exposed to someone who has covid-19
  • you have a few of the symptoms of covid-19
  • you have traveled outside of Ontario recently
  • you are planning to travel outside of Ontario in the next 6 weeks
  • you are immunocompromised 

Stay safe everyone!!

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Aug 5, 2020

DUC Important update for Return to play

To all DUC members, I hope you are well! I just want to take a moment to clarify what the latest announcement from the Ontario Government means for DUC. At the moment most of the province, except for the GTA (which includes Durham) has entered stage 3 of phase 2.  Since we have not entered stage 3 that means we cannot play any sort of game yet. I would assume that within a few weeks we might be granted stage 3 status and at that time we will be allowed to have small 5 on 5 games with a maximum cohort of 50 people. I will be sending out a very brief survey to gauge players’ interest in playing 5V5 games with modified rules. Please take the time to answer the questions so I can get a feel for how many players are ready to return to play. Once we do start back playing, we will continue playing into October. Please note that if you are playing other sports where you will be part of a cohort of 50 people you cannot be in an ultimate cohort as well. Cost will be approximately $7-$10/game

 

Return to play scenario

When we return there will be 2 waivers to sign. One will be specific to covid19 and one will be a sport injury waiver. We will also have a screening component, most likely an app, where all players will have to check off that they have no symptoms prior to each game.

Weeks 1 and 2

5 on 5 between 2 teams (teams have a maximum of 12 players)

We would try to match up teams of similar skill and or friend groups.

Weeks 3 - mid October?

4 team round robin (teams have a maximum of 12 players which means there will be approximately 48 players in this cohort)

It is likely that this will be the maximum number of teams allowed in a group unless the government moves to phase 3. Players can be a part of at most one sport cohort of up to 50 people at a time. There will be no switching of groups as this would require a 2 week quarantine between games.  Substitute players will NOT be allowed.

Indoor

It is likely that this same sort of scenario may apply to indoor later in the fall.

youth

we will not be running any youth ultimate this season

 

Sample Rule Modifications

I will meet with captains and the exec to finalize these, but some possible rule changes include:

  • ·         Stalls are counted from the sideline
  • ·         Disc space is 1 or 2 meters
  • ·         Self checks when defense says they are ready
  • ·         Zero contact between players
  • ·         players try to mark the same player (when possible)
  • ·         Change and sanitize discs between points
  • ·         Face masks will likely not be used

 

I hope this helps clarify things a little. Please watch for the survey and fill it in promptly so I can start planning.

Cheers! Kevin

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Jul 14, 2020

DUC update

Good Morning team captains, I know you are all missing ultimate as much as me, but the pandemic is still ongoing and so I have very little good news. I am still slightly hopeful that we may play at some point this summer, however, I am going to start refunding the summer team fees to those teams that paid. The process is slow however since the bank only allows me to refund $20000 per month. $3000 per day and $10000 per week. 

The executive and I have been considering ordering a disc for this year despite the fact that we may not play any summer games. Some of you might be using your disc even more these days if you have been at home with nothing to do. If you are a summer captain if you could reach out to your team to find out if they still want to get a disc and then send me back a number within one week. If players play on two teams they should probably only order a disc from one captain unless they want two. Once I receive the numbers I will place the order with daredevil discs who will likely be very excited to get our order. Once they arrive I will distribute the discs to the captains like I usually do from the back of my truck and then players will have to get them from you. 

With regular golf opening up it gets me thinking about getting players out to play some disc golf. Disc golf is easily played while maintaining a 3 meter buffer as long as you don't touch someone else's disc. If anyone wants to go out and learn the Oshawa course let me know and I can get a small group together. Once I show you the course you will then be ready to take out some of your team for a fun afternoon. Be prepared to end up with a sore arm though. 

Cheers for now!!

 

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue May 19, 2020

Indoor Ultimate

Hey Folks, I hope you are as well as can be in these trying times. Hopefully you are getting in the best shape of your lives so when we return to play you are ready to go. Personally, I like to run on the elliptical while watching USA club games on the tv. It is a great way to see how and when to cut as well as how I should be playing defense.(just search USA ultimate club nationals. A great team to watch is revolver so you could add that to your search as well). I find it best to watch the whole games, rather than the highlight reels, so I can see the build up to a score and look for ways to improve my game. Don't just watch who has the disc, watch the cutters, or the defense to see what they are doing. 

Unfortunately, it does not look like we will be able to continue the indoor season so I am going to start refunding teams over the next couple weeks. For Sundays teams will be refunded $752 for the 7 games that were not played and for Tuesdays the refund will be $933 for the 6 games not played. After the money is refunded it will be up to captains to then distribute the money to their members or bank it for next season. For any teams where players signed up individually it will take a while longer to calculate your refunds but I will get to it after I have finished with the teams. 

As for summer ultimate, it is all still on hold until we get a miracle solution to this pandemic. 

Take care!

 

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sun Apr 19, 2020

DUC update

Hey folks, here is a quick update on what is happening with indoor and summer seasons. At the moment there is so much uncertainty as to when we will be allowed to play again and so everything is on hold. Rest assured that if you paid money for a league or program and DUC cannot provide you with what we promised that DUC will refund your money.

Indoor

If we can return to play indoor in May then we will try to finish the season. It might be necessary to play two games a weekend. Perhaps one game on Saturday and then one on Sunday or perhaps 2 on Sundays. For Tuesdays we may look at a regular Tuesday game and then another night or Saturday for another game. The Sunday league needs 7 games to finish the season and the Tuesday league needs 6. If we do not finish the season, then refunds will be given to the person who paid the team fee and then that person will have to refund their players. Once we know, if and when we will be returning to play, we will draw up some sort of plan. Realistically, it is very unlikely we will be returning to indoor play, but we can always hope.

Outdoor

Hopefully this is all resolved in time to continue the summer season as planned. At this time, it is not necessary for teams to pay the team fee as there is so much uncertainty. But teams should be ready to pay very quickly if we get the go ahead to play. Please note that the fee will change if we lose some games. If you have already paid and want me to refund your money, then let me know. If the fee changes, and you do not ask for a refund right now, then I will refund the difference once the new fee is established. There is a chance that if we lose significant number of weeks that we may carry the summer season into the fall and possibly not run the fall season. Please speak to your players to find out how many people would not be able to continue to play in the fall. FYI, when DUC first started we used to play right up until Mid-October (when they closed the fields) but then we started getting more university kids playing and they were unable to play in the fall so we ended the season in August and created the fall league.

Youth

We hope to still run the youth leagues. Anyone who has already signed up will receive refunds if we do not run the program. If you have not signed up, then hold off paying but be ready to sign up as soon as we get the go ahead to return to play. Likely if we do go ahead with the season the timeline will be too short to get the jerseys in for the start of the season, but we will do our best. Since this program is only 8 weeks in length, we have some flexibility to go farther into the summer providing we can get enough coaches.

Hopefully this helps answer some of the questions you might have had.

Stay healthy, and I hope to see you out on the field soon!

Kevin

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Apr 1, 2020

All DUC games are post-poned

Hi DUC members, I am sorry to say that until further notice all DUC games in the Whitby dome are being post-poned. This is consistent with other leagues and associations across Canada. Hopefully we will be able to return to regular play in about 3 weeks time. In the mean time if anyone wants to join me for some disc golf in Oshawa on Sunday at 1 pm at the Children's arena please go to the forum and indicate your intention to come. I would expect that most people have not played the course before so go to the website and along the top menu bar you will see a link for disc golf. Print the Oshawa instructions and read them over so you can have an idea of where you have to go as the holes are all  natural objects (no baskets). There are also directions to the course on the same link. I will be there to help people understand the course. It is also a good idea to download a disc golf score app so that you get accurate scores. Wear appropriate foot wear for mud and for possibly having to go in the creek to retrieve you disc. Or bring a few extra discs. This course is designed for a regular disc so do not bring disc golf discs as it is too dangerous to use these discs in a public space. 

Stay healthy everyone!

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Fri Mar 13, 2020

COVID19 precautions

Hey folks, in order to do your part in preventing the spread of viruses such as COCID19 please follow these suggestions:

  • if you are sick please do not attend your game
  • avoid giving high fives, tagging on substitutions and shaking hands after games. (low toes or air high fives are acceptable). 
  • wash (sanitize) your hands  before and after games.
  • wash (sanitize) your discs  before and after games.

Stay healthy!!

note: there are Sunday games over the March break but not Tuesday games. The reason for the Sunday game is because of the snow storm day where we cancelled our games. 

 

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Mar 11, 2020

Summer Registration is open

Hey folks, all the information for the summer adult and youth leagues is now on the website. This year DUC will be trying a masters league on Thursday nights for the first 6 weeks of the summer. If it works well I may extend it and if it does not then I might try something else for the second half of summer. If you do not have a team then sign up as an individual asap to secure your spot. If your team needs players or you are starting a new team please send me a heads up email. Cheers!

 

Please click on this link and like us on facebook to help us get word out about our youth leagues. Thanks in advance. 

https://www.facebook.com/Durham-Ultimate-Club-Youth-League-717369161717340/

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Feb 27, 2020

Tuesday Indoor

Tuesday ultimate starts tonight. The same rules for subs will apply. Here is an exert from the indoor rules which can be found along the top menu bar of the home page. 

 

If a team is going to be short players they must abide by the following rules to use subs:

  1. $10 per game per sub to be paid, by etransfer to kevin@durhamultimateclub.com, prior to stepping on the field.
  2. Prior to the game start captains must inform the other team how many subs are playing and who they are. Subs can join the game at any time as long as they were declared in this manner prior to game start.
  3. Maximum of 2 substitute players are allowed per team per game.
  4. Any team that plays a sub and does not pay the $10 fee will be fined $50 and be issued a default for the game.
  5. Rostered players cannot play for another team within the same round robin group. Example: A player rostered for a team in the competitive division cannot sub for another team in the competitive division.
  6. Any player can sub, as long as they pay the fee, and they are DUC members, and none of the above rules are broken.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Jan 7, 2020

Indoor update

Hey folks, a couple quick information bullets

  • Tuesday Indoor, for the second half, is full. We did not have room for any individual teams. Tuesday league will begin January 7. If you want on a team put your name on the "Need a team list" at the top of the home page.
  • I need some female players for a few Sunday teams. One of the teams is in the Sunday top division and so I need a competitive player and then the other teams are in the 3rd and 4th divisions. If interested email me. 
  • The next couple Sundays may have lots of opportunities to sub for teams. These holiday games always result in low numbers so if you want a second game have a look around before you leave to see if any teams are short. Then if you want to play just etransfer $10 to kevin@durhamultimateclub.com

Have a great Holiday! Kevin

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sun Dec 22, 2019

GAMES CANCELLED TODAY DUE TO WEATHER
Hey folks, due to some weather/driving concerns from captains and also the executive I have decided to cancel the games for today. Please make sure that all your team members find out in time. This email was sent out to all players that are linked with the Sunday Indoor division and not all players have linked their teamopolis accounts and so some will not get the message. Stay safe and enjoy your free afternoon to do house work. Due to the postponement of this game we will have to add another game to the end of the season.This particular day of games will be added to the next unscheduled week.  Cheers!
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sun Dec 1, 2019

DUC AGM is Dec 2nd

2019 Durham Ultimate Club

Annual General Meeting

 

Monday Dec 2nd, 2019 at 8 pm at the Village Inn in Bowmanville (99 King St W). The agenda is as follows:

1.     Call to order:

2.     Establishment of Quorum:

3.     Appointment of Scrutineers:

4.     Approval of the Agenda:

5.     Declaration of any Conflicts of Interest:

6.     Adoption of Minutes of the previous Annual Meeting

7.     Board, League Administrator and Committee Reports

8.     Report of Accountant (Review financials for 2018)

9.     Appointment of Accountant

10.  New Business

11.  Election of new Directors

12.  Adjournment

If you would like to see any changes made to the Constitution and ByLaws the Annual General Meeting is your chance to be heard!  (please note that this is not the meeting where summer league decisions are discussed and voted on).

Please take the time to review the Constitution and ByLaws (found on the side menu under About DUC) and send any proposed changes to Kevin MacLeod at kevin@durhamultimateclub.com by Nov 15th.

Positions up for election or re-election at the 2019 AGM include:

  • President (currently held by Bryce Zimny)
  • Secretary (currently held by Jodi Gorham)
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Oct 30, 2019

Indoor news

Hey everyone, it has come to my attention that some players(members) have subbed but not paid the $10 sub fee and this is not acceptable under the new rules. If you sub you must pay the fee by etransfer.  If you sub and do not pay the fee then the team will be fined $50 and default the game. If you have subbed this year already and not paid the $10 fee please send your payment to kevin@durhamultimateclub.com asap and all will be forgiven. In the future make sure you pay the fee prior to playing. Please do not put the league in a position where we have to fine teams. Oh and captains, please do not make side deals where players do not pay. This rule applies to Sunday indoor and will also apply to the Tuesday 7 on 7 indoor when it starts in the new year. It does not apply to the pod league where results are not posted and standings are not calculated. Thank you to those players that did pay the fee prior to playing. Please remember that anyone that is not a DUC member cannot play at any time. I have heard rumors of a team playing one of these people recently and this is a big no no. Lets work together to make sure this new sub rule works. Cheers!

 

p.s. Sunday captains please send the second payment soon as it is due by November 15.

p.s.s. Tuesday 7 on 7 captains please be aware that your payment is due by November 30th so you should start collecting the money now. 

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Oct 29, 2019

Indoor rules including new indoor foundules

The following rules can be found under the rules tab on the homepage.

 

Durham Ultimate Club Indoor Rules

The 11 edition rules are followed except for the rules outlined below.

  1. Contact is to be avoided in every way possible.
  2. The teams will play 6 on 6 with a ratio of 4 men to 2 women. Teams must have a minimum of 5 players, of which 1 must be a women, to avoid defaulting. If a team plays with more than 2 women on the field the other team does not have to match.
  3. Teams should start their game as soon as possible and games end on the buzzer or at 5 minutes to the hour if the buzzer is not set.
  4. The game starts with a pull, with each team starting at the back line of the end zone. A 10 yard brick should be used for out of bounds pulls.
  5. There is no pull after a point. When a team scores, the scoring player acknowledges that he/she has scored a goal by raising the disc above their head and then placing the disc on the ground at that spot. The offensive player has 8 seconds to put the disc into play from where it was placed by the scoring team. (They cannot walk the disc up to the front goal line). If the offense is taking too long, a defensive player, within 3 m of the disc, can announce delay of game and loudly count to 8.
  6. During regular play, if the disc goes out of the back or sides of the end zone the offensive player must bring the disc to the front of the endzone directly ahead of where it went out. If the disc is turned over and lands in the endzone the offensive player can either play it from where it is or bring the disc to the front of the end zone.
  7. Stall counts are to 8 rather than 10. The disc is considered stalled down upon the utterance of the ‘e’ in eight. Contested stalls come in on “stall 7".
  8. Substitutions are made on the fly by tagging. The tag should occur within 1 meter of the side line and within 5 meters of the half way point of the field.
  9. Foot blocks, whether attempted or successful, are not allowed and are considered a foul. Captains can agree to use foot-blocks.
  10. Each team gets one 60-second time out but it cannot be used in the last 5 minutes of the game.
  11. There is no overtime during regular season play. If the score is tied when the buzzer goes then that is the final score. If the disc is in the air when the buzzer goes then it is still considered live and should be played.
  12. Two Roster Limit: In most circumstances, a player should only appear on one roster. The exception agreed upon by league captains is that if you happen to be a paid rostered member of two teams, then you are allowed to play for both teams. Players should not be on more than two rosters.

  13. If the offensive team is found to be playing with more than six players (or the agreed upon gender-ratio), it is an automatic turnover and all players return to where they were at the time the error was made (guided by what is most fair). If a point was scored with more than 6 players on the field, the point does not count.
  14. If the defensive team is playing with more than six players, the offensive team retains possession (even if the disc was turned over) and the additional defensive player(s) leave the playing field immediately.
  15. If a team is going to be short players they must abide by the following rules to use subs: 
    1. $10 per game per sub to be paid, by etransfer to kevin@durhamultimateclub.com, prior to stepping on the field.
    2. Prior to the game start captains must inform the other team how many subs are playing and who they are. Subs can join the game at any time as long as they were declared in this manner prior to game start.
    3. Maximum of 2 substitute players are allowed per team per game.
    4. Any team that plays a sub and does not pay the $10 fee will be fined $50 and be issued a default for the game.
    5. Rostered players cannot play for another team within the same round robin group. Example: A player rostered for a team in the competitive division cannot sub for another team in the competitive division.
    6. Any player can sub, as long as they pay the fee, and they are DUC members, and none of the above rules are broken.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sun Oct 27, 2019

Tuesday POD league update

POD LEAGUE INFO--Games are at the Whitby Dome(695 Rossland Rd W, Whitb),

Hi folks, we are all set to start the POD league next week. If you look below the week 1 schedule you will find a list of players. Once you find your name look at the last column to see what letter your team has been assigned. Then you will look at the schedule to see when you play and what colour (white or dark) you should wear for your game. As an example if you are on team X then on the schedule you might see that you are paired up with team G and that you both play against the pairing of H and T. Your team letter will never change so memorize it. After the first 2 weeks I will look at the results of your games and then change the team you are paired up with to try and create parity between all teams. Unfortunately I will not be able to put the schedule online so I will post the schedule in the forum.  In order to keep stats I will need a representative from the winning teams to send me a score after each week's games so please nominate someone from your team to do this. This league is a work in progress so it may take me some time to figure out the best way to communicate everything. I am already regretting not asking the people who signed up their pod to provide emails for their players. lol. If you think you are going to miss a game let your team know and then it is up to the people on each team to find a sub if they wish to have one. Any DUC member can sub for free for this league. Even a player who plays on another team in the POD league. But try to recruit subs that are similar in skill to the player who is absent to avoid skewing the stats. Standings will likely not be posted. Have fun!!

WEEK 1 SCHEDULE

Date

Time

Field

White Team

Dark Team

October 22

7 pm

East

AN

BO

October 22

7 pm

Central

ES

FP

October 22

7 pm

West

IU

JM

October 22

8 pm

East

CQ

DR

October 22

8 pm

Central

GX

HT

October 22

8 pm

West

KV

LW

 

Last nameFirst nameGenderLinkwordAssigned team letter
BrusheyJuliaFemaleACJJJNA
DrakeNathalieFemaleACJJJNA
HajokChristianMaleACJJJNA
HenleyJedMaleACJJJNA
PuglisevichAnthonyMaleACJJJNA
ScottJenniferFemaleACJJJNA
AitkenRandyMaleAitkenB
BoyerBillMaleAitkenB
KyleEmilyFemaleAitkenB
SvandaSaraFemaleAitkenB
TBDTBDFemaleAitkenB
TBDTBDMaleAitkenB
AtkinsonPaulMaleAtkinsonC
CheungStaciaFemaleAtkinsonC
CoryRiesnerMaleAtkinsonC
KellySandfordMaleAtkinsonC
LaterHeatherFemaleAtkinsonC
TaylorAtkinsonFemaleAtkinsonC
DaSIlvaSelenaFemaleBHSU
DicemanKaitlinFemaleBHSU
KassierErezMaleBHSU
leemasonMaleBHSU
SmithGraceFemaleBHSU
walkersamMaleBHSU
BaxterKrissiFemaleBlouinV
BlouinLPMaleBlouinV
DaigleStaceyFemaleBlouinV
RosnikAlexMaleBlouinV
WestlakeBillMaleBlouinV
Mac KinnonDeidreFemaleDumpsD
McCollHarleyMaleDumpsD
McCollSkylerFemaleDumpsD
McKenzie-HallsEthanMaleDumpsD
SpeareShaunaFemaleDumpsD
RoseColinMaleDUMPSD
DaccacheElieMaleElliot's +E
ElliottGeoffreyMaleElliotts +E
BarkerKaseyFemaleElliott's +E
BurkholderLindaFemaleElliott's +E
ElliottDavidMaleElliott's +E
ElliottRebeccaFemaleElliott's +E
BaarsCassandraFemaleFab6F
CoxCraigMaleFab6F
GibersonJennyFemaleFab6F
KreiserWadeMaleFab6F
SpeakmanTylerMaleFab6F
Waggoner-BickleTheresaFemaleFab6F
BuscherLoriFemaleFortniteG
CoxAlexMaleFortniteG
DuncanSpencerMaleFortniteG
GorhamJodiFemaleFortniteG
SigsworthErinFemaleFortniteG
SpencerRobertMaleFortniteG
BazakLaurenFemaleherronH
HerronAmyFemaleherronH
HerronJakeMaleherronH
HerronKarissaFemaleherronH
MostertPhilipMaleherronH
ThiessenNollMaleherronH
BosakJaniceFemaleJacksonI
DelormeGillesMaleJacksonI
DelormeLynneFemaleJacksonI
DelormeYannickMaleJacksonI
JacksonAmyFemaleJacksonI
JacksonMikeMaleJacksonI
WienerKristinaFemaleJacksonI
BickAngelaFemaleLegendairyJ
McDraperDaveMaleLegendairyJ
ReitsmaClintMaleLegendairyJ
ReitsmaJoellaFemaleLegendairyJ
SissonAlexMaleLegendairyJ
SissonJunkoFemaleLegendairyJ
KasprzakJimMaleLKPTKRMK
KolesnikKateFemaleLKPTKRMK
LezetcJulieFemaleLKPTKRMK
PfeifferRyanMaleLKPTKRMK
Russell-MurrayMichelleFemaleLKPTKRMK
ThomMatthewMaleLKPTKRMK
FaganKelly-AnneFemaleMillisL
GauvreauChrisMaleMillisL
KotGabrielaFemaleMillisL
MillisLauraFemaleMillisL
SewellRioMaleMillisL
WigglesworthGregMaleMillisL
DeaconWilliamMalePOD 1M
EdwardsMeaghanFemalePOD 1M
LintonJustinMalePOD 1M
LintonKristiFemalePOD 1M
LaitaKyleahFemalePOD 1M
TammingPhilMalePOD 1M
PindarAlyciaFemalePOD 2W
SharpStevenMalePOD 2W
CrewsBonnieFemalePOD 2W
RainesCarrieFemalePOD 2W
smithgraemeMalePOD 2W
TheunissenRonMalePOD 2W
BlazeyJocelynFemalePtboX
KightleyKerriFemaleptboX
KightleySolomonMaleptboX
LiamShawMaleptboX
McNabChrisMaleptboX
LafontaineCarolynFemaleptboX
DeveauScottMaleRogersN
HazellJessFemaleRogersN
HazellRyanMaleRogersN
KevinJayMaleRogersN
RogersCherylFemaleRogersN
VezeauNicoleFemaleRogersN
AndrewsJoeMaleSandyO
GilroyLisaFemaleSandyO
JacksonJillFemaleSandyO
MoaseDwightMaleSandyO
RehorstSandyFemaleSandyO
WisemanJasonMaleSandyO
ChloeRobinsonFemaleSealeP
HaileySmithFemaleSealeP
KyleMcCaugheyMaleSealeP
MattBoagMaleSealeP
SealeBrianMaleSealeP
BuckleSamFemaleSTUDQ
HoganMcKennaFemaleSTUDQ
KightleyIsaiahMaleSTUDQ
PowersLiamMaleSTUDQ
RodwayRobbieMaleSTUDQ
SvandaTaylorFemaleSTUDQ
BadameNatalieFemalewhiskey discsR
MarlowCoreyMalewhiskey discsR
RickettsLauraFemalewhiskey discsR
SimpsonSandraFemalewhiskey discsR
WatsonDustinMalewhiskey discsR
WraggBrentMalewhiskey discsR
GauderGregMaleWillnathanS
JulianneBrimfieldFemaleWillnathanS
NathanWillMaleWillnathanS
WeissKatherineFemaleWillnathanS
WeissTillMaleWillnathanS
WoodRebeccaFemaleWillnathanS
BeattyChrisMaleZimnyT
DunlopJoelMaleZimnyT
MacleodCatherineFemaleZimnyT
RamsayTanyaFemalezimnyT
SrikantharajGeerthanMalezimnyT
ZimnyAmandaFemalezimnyT

 

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Oct 16, 2019, Updated Thu Oct 17, 2019

Sunday Indoor Information

We will start Sunday indoor in less than a week., but there are a few things to take care of first.

1. I need a couple more men and 1 women to join the indies team. Maybe you were thinking of playing on two teams well this is your chance. 

2. Some people still need to buy memberships. Please do so asap or your captain will not be able to add you to the roster. 

3. Captains needs to set up their rosters. First thing you should do is delete everyone from last year.  I have set up all the team admins so you should be able to log in and set up your team. Here are the basic instructions. While logged into your indoor team click on team settings, players, add player to roster, select 2019 and then in the box type the names of the players on your team. If you can't find them either they haven't bought their membership or you are spelling their name wrong. Players must be on the roster 24 hours prior to playing. It is up to captains to make sure that all players appear on the public roster prior to playing in a game, but it would be nice if players checked too. The public roster is the one where you go to divisions and schedules and then click on a team and look at their roster. Players and captains will be fined for breaking the rules as these players put the whole league in jeopardy.

4. We are up from 20 teams last year to 26 this year which is awesome. I have created 4 divisions which I have named Competitive, Intermediate 1 and Intermediate 2 and then Beginner. I have placed teams based on how teams did last year. If teams are new I placed them in the beginner. I will be moving teams up and down within divisions in order to get teams properly placed but this may take a while. I will let teams play 5 weeks before I change things up, unless I see some major issues. 

5. FYI, we have the following time slots for Sunday. West and Central from noon-1, all fields from 1-4 and then the West and central from 4-5. 

Enjoy the last few hours of your holiday!

Cheers!

 

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Oct 14, 2019

URGENT - All games are moved indoors today
Hey folks, the city just called me to tell me that the games for today will be moved in to the indoor field at the civic. Same times just different place. Please spread the word!!! 
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sun Oct 6, 2019

Tuesday POD league needs 9 more women to fill the league

Hey Everyone, I need to make 3 more Pods of six players in order to fill the league. At the moment we have 21 PODS of six signed up and then about 16 guys with no females to join them. If anyone knows of any females out there that have not signed up please encourage them to do so. We only need 9 women.

In case you forget how the whole thing is going to work here is a brief refresher: To start the league I will join together 2 Pods of six in order to form a team of 12 players(6 males and 6 females). Those teams will stay together for 2 weeks and then I will split up the pods. When I split the pods I will be looking to make new teams that will move towards parity across all teams. So if a team has 2 wins in their first two weeks I will split that team up and join those pods with pods that lost their two first games. I will also split up the teams that won 1 game and lost 1 so that everyone gets to play with new players. And then we will wait another 2 weeks before repeating the process. Please also remember that the games will be played on small fields (sideways like Sundays) and not full field so you are always close to the bench. 

The first games are on October 22nd and you will either play at 7 pm or 8 pm. I will get the schedule done once I fill the league. 

Thanks for reading this to the end

Cheers!

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Oct 1, 2019

Last chance to sign up for Indoor

Hey all, the indoor sign ups are nearing the end. At the moment it looks like the Sunday division will be going from 20 teams to 24 and so I am trying to get some extra field space. If there is anyone still thinking about putting in a Sunday team then I need to know asap so I can try and make it happen. If there are any players needing a team for Sunday then if you want to be on an team made up of individuals then you need to sign up asap so I know how many people I have to place. Also, if anyone signed up as an Indy but has since found another team I need to know this immediately before I place you on a team and refund someone else. 

For Tuesdays we currently have 17 pods signed up with 1 more pod expected by the end of the weekend. Then I have 12 guys who have signed up but I have no females to link them with so we desperately need some females to sign up. If more ladies do not sign up then these guys will have to be refunded their money. If anyone is still thinking about signing up a pod you need to do it asap or at least reach out to me to tell me what the delay is. I might be capping the # of pods at 20 if I do not think I can reach the ideal number of 24. 

If there are any groups of 3 women who are already signed up but would like to sign up for a second game then maybe I can make that work. The 3 women would have to stay as a group for the 7 pm game and 8 pm game so that I could make sure to not schedule their two games in the same time slot. So ladies talk to each other and let me know if your group of females wants to play a second game. If only 2 females want to play but you can find a female that is not playing already then that is even better. 

Cheers!!

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sat Sep 28, 2019

Minutes from Indoor Meeting - NEW SUB RULES

2019 Pre-Indoor Captain’s Meeting Minutes

 

  1. Introductions – Kevin MacLeod, Jodi Gorham and Bryce Zimny
  2. Players: Paul, Chad, Randy, Rebecca, David, Amanda, Bryce, Jodi, Bill
  3. Subs for Indoor –
    1. Problems with current rules

                                         i.    – players playing all year without paying

                                        ii.    – teams bringing in subs and having more players than other team

    1. Options: pay per game, pay a one time fee, anyone with a membership can sub, no subbing at all. All these options were discussed and the following was decided.
    2. Pay per game-

                                         i.    $10 per game per sub to be paid, by etransfer to kevin@durhamultimateclub.com, prior to stepping on the field.

                                        ii.    Prior to the game start captains must inform the other team how many subs are playing and who they are. Subs can join the game at any time as long as they were declared in this manner prior to game start.

                                       iii.    Maximum of 2 substitute players are allowed per team per game.

                                       iv.    Any team that plays a sub and does not pay the $10 fee will be fined $50 and be issued a default for the game.

                                        v.    Rostered players cannot play for another team within the same round robin group. Example: A player rostered for a team in the competitive division cannot sub for another team in the competitive division.

                                       vi.    Any player can sub, as long as they pay the fee.

  1. Late registrations - Last teams to enter may not play this year unless we can find another team. Kevin will do everything he can to get everyone playing, but if you wait too long to register you may be out of luck.
  2. Tuesday league – If we do not fill up the time slot for the new POD league then it is possible that we will have to give back the time slots to the soccer people.
  3. Memberships are mandatory. The membership run from April to end of April the following year, so if you played in the summer you do not need to purchase this again. Players must purchase these in order to be selected for any team rosters.
  4. Recruiting women –If you have any ideas contact Kevin.

8.   Recruiting players in general – We have created a google doc that tracks who needs a team

9.   Improving Player safety

This was not discussed at the fall meeting but we are putting it here as a reminder.

 

In the summer captain’s meeting there was lots of discussion about improving the safety of all players and also how aggressive play results in women leaving the sport. It was generally agreed that since this is overall a recreational league where most players just play once a week for exercise and have no ambition to turn pro that there should be more of a focus on ensuring that all players go home in the same health as they arrived. Players receiving concussions or broken bones due to collisions is totally unacceptable. Therefore, it was decided that players should attempt to change their style of  play to:

·         Avoid all contacts.

·         Make it a game of skill as opposed to aggression. If you cannot make a play on the disc without making contact, then you probably should not make the play.

·         Avoid using the phrase “I got the disc first” as an excuse for their dangerous bid. If you hit the disc and then go over someone’s back or crash into their body this is a foul.

·         Avoid a win at all costs attitude.

Captains must talk with their players, especially those more aggressive players, and try and get them to buy in to the above ideas.

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Sep 24, 2019

SUNDAY INDOOR TEAMS SO FAR

Teams Registered for Sunday Indoor

Team Name

Division Request

Captain

1

Bryce’s team

Comp

Bryce Zimny

2

Telefrancais

Comp

Poloz/rhian

3

Huck U

Inter

Mark Crawford

4

Turf Warriors

Inter

Chad Johnston

5

Hammer Huck

Inter

Victor Rehorst

6

Days of Thunder

Inter

Ethan Mckenzie

7

Top Gun

Inter

Brian Seale

8

175 gram Ecstasy

comp

Randy Aitken

9

Go

Comp

Kelly-Anne

10

Game of Throws

Beg

Rob Babikian

11

Afternoon Delight

Rec

James Gough

12

RUN DUC

Rec

Ryan Hazell

13

Huck Buddies

Inter

Rob Matheson

14

Flick it

Rec

Derek M


Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Sep 23, 2019

Need an Indoor team?

If you, or a group of players, are looking for an indoor team, please click on the link below in order to add your name to a list of players looking for teams. I have also added a direct link to the page along the top of the homepage. There is a shortage of women players so we really need some women to add their names to the list. If you add your name, and get on a team, please remove your name to avoid other captains from contacting you.

Captains, if you are in need of players please reference the list.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_JghDsaLMrpIIiRoxUA_c-Ie18cNP2-F5dt4MbKS3oY/edit#gid=0

 

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Fri Sep 20, 2019

Indoor Registration is Open

All the information for the Indoor season is now updated on the website. Go to the homepage and click on the big green button at the top to either check out all the information or sign up a POD for the new Tuesday League.

Tuesday Indoor

If you don't have enough people to create a Tuesday pod of 6 (3 men and 3 women) you can still sign up as individuals, couples or small groups and I will make pods as people sign up. If you do plan on signing up please do it sooner rather than later so I can have time to make the pods and also request more or less field time as necessary.

Sunday Indoor

Captains if you are signing up teams please send me your down payment to secure your spot. Six teams already have their money in.

If you are signing up as an individual for Sunday ultimate please do so soon to avoid disappointment. I already have 6 people signed up for an Indies team. 

Cheers!!

 

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Sep 17, 2019

PLAYOFFS

PLAYOFF INFORMATION

Hey folks, the playoff schedules are below. Make sure you click on either the Saturday schedule for all teams that normally play at 5 pm on Sunday or the Sunday schedule for all teams that normally play at 7 pm on Sunday. For each file there are two schedules. At the captain's meeting in the spring captain's voted to put the top 4 teams in each division in their own pool to compete for the GOLDEN discs. All the other teams are placed in what I have called a Recreational division. When you open the files you will see the REC schedule first and then the Competitive schedule on the 3rd page. If anyone notices an error please let me know asap by sending me an email. Thanks. 

 

2019 DUC 5 pm SATURDAY playoffs.docx

2019 DUC 7 pm SUNDAY playoffs.docx

 

GOOD LUCK to all teams!!!! Remember to have fun and play with Spirit! And try to avoid all contact!

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Aug 20, 2019, Updated Fri Aug 30, 2019

Fall league
Hey folks, the fall league deadline is August 17th, which is in 5 days, so if you want in you better sign up soon. If the league is not full at that  point I will keep the registration open but since you will be signing up late you will not get a jersey. Information about playoffs and the Saturday party will come out soon. Cheers!
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Aug 13, 2019

IMPORTANT DUC News

Hey all, I have three pieces of information for you today.

1. There are no games on the August long weekend. 

2. Sunday Playoffs are on the August 24th/25th weekend. With the 5 pm teams playing on the Saturday and the 7 pm teams playing on the Sunday. Finals will be on Tuesday August 27th at 7 pm and 9 pm so book that day off work if you think you might be in the finals. 

3. League party will be Saturday August 24th. I will schedule a late start to the Sunday playoff games to allow players to attend. More information to follow. 

4. The fall league registration is now up and running. This league is a hat league where you can sign up by yourself or in groups up to 4 (with some exceptions when new players are involved). Once everyone has signed up I throw all the names in the hat and pick teams. Well, I actually put more thought into the teams then that but you get the idea that the skill level is spread out. To grow the league please try and recruit new players. The cost is $65 which includes a jersey. Most weeks you play 1 game on either the Wednesday or Thursday (7-9) and then also a game on the Sunday between 2 and 6 pm. We will likely have 8 teams. If you want to play please don't forget to sign up asap. Last season after I closed the registration I had probably enough people to make 2 more teams contact me saying they forgot to register but I had to tell them they could not play. If you sign up early it gives me time to push for more teams and to try and book more field time.  

To sign up for the fall league you can click this link or find the link on the right side of the homepage.

http://www.durhamultimateclub.com/league/registration.aspx?rpid=2467&raid=1

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Jul 18, 2019

Avoiding Contact Reminder

 

Over the past few weeks I have been hearing a few complaints about overly aggressive play on the field and so I was just getting set to draft an email when I received a very thorough email from George Kovacs, the president of the Peterborough Ultimate League, addressing the very issues that I wanted to discuss. Since George had done such a thorough job, I asked for his permission to send it along to DUC members. And so, here it is with a few minor modifications to make it apply to DUC. I have included an attachment of this message in case you want to print it and read it with your team.

avoiding contact email.docx

Ultimate is a NON-CONTACT sport

Folks,

As we approach the mid-point of our summer season, our League Coordinators have been seeing a number of spirit and incident reports. While there is always a range of issues in these, one pattern we are seeing are complaints of contact in the game. Enough to warrant a bit of league-wide attention. Non-incidental contact leads to dangerous plays and detracts from game spirit. Neither is fun.

So here's a refresher on the rules and the course of action around this type of incidence.

The Short Version

The very first sentence of USAUltimate's 11th edition rules states that "Ultimate is a non-contact disc sport" (I.A). Later, when those rules define fouls, they note that "It is the responsibility of all players to avoid contact in every way possible" (XVI.H).

Avoidable contact or contact that affects the play is a foul. Period.

The Longer "Yeah But..." Version 

First of all, yeahbuts live in the bush.

Second, some players will argue that there are exceptions. But these are very narrowly defined.

The big one is so-called Incidental Contact. The rules do account for this, identifying "
Contact between opposing players that does not affect continued play" (II.H) and noting that such incidental contact "before, during or immediately after the [catching] attempt often is unavoidable and is not a foul" (XIV.H.3.b.1).

But notice even here that the contact needs to be unavoidable AND have no affect on the play. Jostling for position in the stack, bumping a player while you cut for open space, or pushing off a player when you initiate a cut are all avoidable, and therefore are NOT examples of incidental contact. "Some players just expect a more physical game" is NOT a valid example of how to play ultimate.

Not only that, the initiation of contact, and its affect on the play, is a matter of perspective. You may feel you only brushed a player, or made a legit bid on the disc and then grazed a hand, but the other player may feel differently than you. If that is the case, you need to treat the call of contact as legitimate foul, even if that feels frustrating.

In game responses

Foul call: If you feel that another player has made contact with you that affected the game, the appropriate response is to call "foul" loudly. Echo the call if you hear it. The other player may accept the foul call by saying "No Contest." The other player may challenge the foul call by saying "Contest." The rules dictate specific outcomes for each of these, depending on where the disc was when the foul occurred (usually in the air or the hands of a handler).

Players may discuss the foul, but should do so politely and respectfully. Different perspectives, remember. It is ok to make a foul call and retract it during the discussion, but it is equally ok to stick to the foul call. What is not ok is to argue aggressively for one side or another, treat the call as some sort of assault on your character, or express frustration or anger at the final result.

Players not involved in a play should avoid trying to contribute to the conversation, although captains or senior players might offer to mediate a discussion, especially for players less familiar with the rules. The key at all times is to talk it out as calmly as possible.

Remember: foul is not a dirty word. Many fouls occur innocently and may not even be the direct fault of the player committing the foul.

Dangerous Play: Here, PUL(DUC discussed this at the captains meeting but no policy is in place yet) differs slightly from USA Ultimate rules (though that rule set is moving in this direction too). We have a Dangerous Play policy which states that "A player may call a Dangerous Play foul when reckless disregard for the safety of fellow players or other dangerously aggressive behaviour occurs or is imminent. Contact need not occur."

Any time a player is moving in such a way that might be expected to cause harm to another player, the dangerous play can be called. It can be contested like any other foul, and the results of the call work in the same way.

Post game responses

Talk it out with captains and players after the game. Stay civil. If in-game problems were significant and not resolved in post-game discussion, individual players have the option of making an incident report, and speaking to the Kevin. When we see recurring incidents around a particular player, we take action.

Safety First

So that's it. Sorry to drag you all through such a long email, but it is the responsibility of every player to maintain a safe and healthy game out there. League Coordinators are reminding Captains; Captains are reminding Players. But we are ALL players.

All the best, George (PUL)

 

Thanks to George for writing such a great message!

 

So, in conclusion, as we move forward for the remainder of the season and playoffs please try to avoid contact as much as possible. We want this to be a sport of finesse and skill and not one of aggression! And most importantly we want everyone to leave the field in better shape then they arrived.

Enjoy the rest of your season, Kevin

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Jul 10, 2019

Summer Ultimate

Hey everyone, I hope everyone enjoyed their first week of ultimate despite the windy conditions. As you can imagine, the city is behind in their grass cutting so please be patient with the field conditions. If anyone wants to buy a DUC jersey I will have some for sale on Sunday, from 4-4:30 pm and again at 6:30, at my truck which will be parked just north of the baseball diamond. I have lots of colours so that you can get one that matches your team or you can buy some as gifts. Older designs are $10 and newer designs are $20. I also have some shorts with a duc logo. Please bring cash. All players must make sure they have bought their memberships and that you appear on your team's roster.Go to your team roster and verify that your name is there and if it isn't let you captain know right away. Each week I will post the schedules once all the scores are in which is hopefully by the next day But sometimes this might be as late as a couple days before a game. If this is the case, don't fret, you know what time you are playing, you just need to know where and it is not that hard to check right before your game. Please arrive on time for your games so you get as much playing time as possible. If your team cannot start on time the other team can start counting points every five minutes. Read the captains minutes for the exact rules.  

WOMEN NEEDED:

For the upcoming Charity tournament on Saturday June 1st there is a women's team that needs some players so if you want to help out contact Joella at joellareitsma@gmail.com

I also still need some women and or couples to join a Wednesday Indies team. If I can't fill the indies team then this also means that another team can't play because there would be an odd number of teams. Don't be shy or worry about your skill level. The players on the two teams that could be cancelled just want to play. If any high school coaches can convince their players to join that would be great. 

 

Sunday Captains, The discs are in. I will have the discs available at Ritson fields at 4 pm on Sunday so please drop by and pick them up.  I will also return to my truck at 6:30 or so to hand out discs to captains who play at 7 pm. I will park my truck just north of the baseball diamond. Bring a bag to carry your 18 discs. If you need more than 18 then be prepared to pay $10 a piece. Oh and great job on getting those scores in. 

Wednesday and Sunday captains, please make sure you check your public roster to make sure that all your players are visible on it. If I get any complaints about team's playing players that are not on their roster then I will have to fine the player and the team. No exceptions. If you prefer a certain field location please let me know and I can see what I can do. For Sundays I can get almost all teams at Ritson but this creates parking issues (especially for 7 pm teams) so it would be nice to have some teams elsewhere. I do have access to Sherwood Park and also Deer valley so if any team wants to play most of their games at one of these locations let me know. When entering scores please make sure you check off the box that says "played" or the score will not show up. If you ever have something you want to talk to me about I play on field 4 at 5 pm and 7 pm. 

 

Have a great weekend!

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sat May 25, 2019

Females needed for Wednesday teams
Hey all, I have a Wednesday team that currently has 5 men and 5 women signed up and so I need at least 4 more men and women. Please continue to try and recruit friends or colleagues that you think would love the sport. If any men want to play you can sign up as long as you have a female sign up with you. The season starts this week so please sign up as soon as you can. The registration link is on the right side of the homepage. Thanks for your help.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon May 20, 2019

 

2019 Preseason Captain’s Meeting Minutes

2019 Spring Captain meeting minutes.docx

  1. Introductions – Kevin MacLeod, Chris Beatty and Bryce Zimny
  2. Teams: Brett (Throw ops), Indiscribable (Tyler Speakman), Pain in the Grass(Randy(Hot D), Kenny(Fris BAES), Bryce(Breaking Bad), Marc(Highland Huckers), Nathalie Drake(Art of Awesome/Redisculus), Pat(The Usual Suspects), Manny(Ultimate Dummies), Tawnya(Where’s Jerry), Rueben(Flashpoint), Ethan Mackenzie(huge dumps), Rhian(Fast Count/Telefrancais), Michelle (My dudes), Kyle(sharkbait/Top Gun/Mighty Hucks), Bill(Landsharks)
  3. Divisions – All divisions will be done on ladders which means the schedule will be put out 1 week at a time. There are 5 competitive teams signed up for 5 pm Sunday league and if one more team can be convinced to move up then the league will have a competitive division and a recreational division. The ELO rankings system will be implemented again. Suggestions for the formula are needed.
  4. Late registrations - Last teams to enter may be asked to switch divisions or may not play this year unless we can find another team. Kevin will do everything he can to get everyone playing.
  5. Wednesday league -experimenting with gender ratio rule still no foot blocks. One team is having trouble finding guys due to a conflict with HOUNDD practices. Individual team needs 5 more girls to run.
  6. Important Dates
    1. Summer season starts Long weekend Monday May 20th  (5 pm teams @ 2 pm, 7 pm teams @ 4 pm). Captains must explain to their team that this is the only Monday we play on and that all other games will be on Sundays.
    2. Playoff dates 5 pm teams - Saturday August 24, 7 pm teams - Sunday August 25.
    3. Teams must opt into playoffs by August 1.

d.    Callahan Charity tournament - June 1st. All information on the site under TOURNAMENTS

    1. Beach tournament is August 10th registration will be up soon
  1. Memberships are mandatory. The membership run from April to end of April the following year. Players must purchase these in order to be selected for any team rosters.
  2. Recruiting women – It was agreed that there needs to be more of an effort to get more women into the game and also retain the women we have. Dangerous plays as well as male players who don’t throw to women were mentioned are reasons why women are turned off from the game. The league exec asked for volunteers to help bring more women into the game. If you are interested contact Kevin.
    1. There will be a 4 week women’s league running on Thursday nights in Oshawa starting in mid May. Watch for emails and sign up soon. Incentives will be given for current DUC women players to recruit new women players.
  3. Minimum age Requirement rule change

 

Current Rule:

Minimum Age for Adult Leagues

Since this is an adult league the recommended age is 18 and over, however, parents or legal guardians can electronically sign a waiver to allow their children to participate if the child is in high school and has played a competitive game.

This rule was too vague

 

Proposed rule:

Each specific league will post the rules ahead of time so that captains are aware of the minimum ages. For leagues that will allow players under 18, here are the rules that will be applied.

Minimum Age Requirements for leagues involving team entries 

Since this league is mainly comprised of adults the recommended minimum age is 18.

Exceptions for players younger than 18:

Players who are in high school are allowed to play so long as they have parental (or guardian) consent via a signed waiver.  In cases where a player is of high school age but not at an ability to compete safely the executive reserves the right to remove the player from the league.  (Players entering high school may register for fall league of same year, but are not eligible for that summer)

Players who are not in high school may be allowed to play if they have played on a Durham Ultimate Club junior competitive team, have a junior coaches recommendation and the executive agrees that the player is both physically and mentally capable of competing against adults.

Minimum Age Requirements for leagues/teams involving individual entries or Specialty Leagues 

Leagues, such as hat leagues and parity leagues, that involve the League admin setting up teams of individuals, will have separate rules for the minimum age which will be decided upon by the League admin to ensure maximum enjoyment by the registrants. Modified rules will also apply to teams of individuals who are signing up for different leagues. In some cases leagues may have very specific age limits, such as an over 18 league or an over 35 league, in which case players younger than those limits cannot play.

This proposed rule was agreed upon by captains. This rule will be used for Summer leagues this year.

10.  Improving Player safety

There was lots of discussion here about improving the safety of all players and also how aggressive play leads to women leaving the sport. It was generally agreed that since this is overall a recreational league where most players just play once a week for exercise and have no ambition to turn pro that there should be more of a focus on ensuring that all players go home in the same health as they arrived. Players receiving concussions or broken bones due to collisions is totally unacceptable. Therefore it was decided that we would do the following:

·         Try to make plays without initiating any contact.

·         Make it a game of skill as opposed to aggression. If you cannot make a play on the disc without making contact, then you probably should not make the play.

·         Saying “I got the disc first” is not an acceptable defence to colliding with someone. If you hit the disc and then go over someone’s back or crash into their body this is a foul.

·         A win at all costs attitude is unacceptable

·         Captains must talk with their players, especially those more aggressive players, and try and get them to buy in to the above philosophies.

 

  1. Dangerous Play Rule – Within the rules there is a seldom used rule called Dangerous Play. This rule is actually different in the USA ultimate rules, where they allow some contact in certain situations, and the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) where they feel that no contact is acceptable. We need not get into all the details because it is very complicated and easily misunderstood or misapplied. What DUC would like to see is that players start to become educated on this rule in order to improve the safety of our league. Here is the basic rule

 

“Reckless disregard for the safety of fellow players or other dangerously aggressive behavior (such as significantly colliding into a stationary opponent), regardless of whether or when the disc arrives or when contact occurs is considered dangerous play and is treated as a foul”

 

The proper call in this case is "Dangerous Play." The caller should then briefly explain the grounds for the call. This call trumps any foul rules and should be used in situations where the play presented serious risk of injury. Any play that could result in a head injury should be considered “Dangerous play”. As an example, not all elbows to a head will result in a concussion but since the possibility of a serious injury is there, all contact to people’s head should be avoided.

 

Hopefully by talking about this rule and also focusing on the information written in the “Improving player safety” section of the minutes the league becomes a safer and more fun league that retains all its players.

 

For those of you that want to know more about the ins and outs of this rule I will post a document that goes over a bunch of examples on the forum for discussion

.

12.  Executive Procedures  - the following was very briefly discussed

    1. Captain’s meetings will be scheduled before and after summer and indoor leagues to discuss likes and dislikes
    2. Rules – If rule loopholes appear then the executive will immediately poll captains to determine their opinions. The executive will then have to decide what to do based on the captains opinions and what is best for the league.  Which consequently may mean that the league exec instill rules on currently active leagues in order to address such issues.
  1.  Gender Rule - Kyle proposed changing the gender rule from the USAU rule to the endzone A and B rule. The executive decided that since the idea of changing the gender ratio to the newest rule was already discussed by captains and rejected that any other changes to the gender rule would have to wait until next year. It was then discussed how and when the newest rule might be implemented. Kyle wanted a firm commitment that the league would run with the new rule for next summer but ultimately the following was decided
    1. Wait until this summer season is over to see how the Wednesday league works out using the new rule
    2. Kyle and or Kevin would talk with teams over the summer to see how many teams would be capable of fielding teams to support the new gender rule
    3. More women are probably needed to support the rule without men being displaced.  
  2. Rosters
    1. Instructions to captains explaining how to set up their teams this year was discussed. General procedure is to click on team settings, players, add player to roster, select 2019 as the season and then search for your players and follow the instructions. If you cannot find a player then they either haven’t purchased their membership or you are spelling their name wrong.  Do not attempt to do this yet because most people have not bought their membership yet.
    2. Players must be on roster 24 hours prior to the game in order to be eligible to play.
    3. Players cannot be added to the roster until they have purchased a membership. Membership must be payed online. If players have Paypal fears or troubles, captains can accept cash from players and then use their own credit card to sign up the player.  
    4. It is up to players and captains to make sure they appear on the team’s public roster prior to playing in a game. Players and captains can be fined for breaking the rules. Players who do this put the whole league in jeopardy.
    5. In order to play in playoffs players must have been on the team roster prior to July 31st . Kevin will lock the rosters on August 1st to prevent further changes. If teams need players after this time they must email Kevin to request that a certain player be added.
    6. If there are new captains that need their teams set up then email Kevin to make switch and give new captain the powers, or stay behind after the meeting.
  3. Teams defaulting regular season – Teams/Captains will be fined as stated in the league policies.

16.Playoffs – once again scheduled at the end of August to allow teams to play a couple extra league games.

·         5 pm teams - Saturday August 24, 7 pm teams - Sunday August 25.

·         Teams must opt in by August 1.

·         Top 4 teams in each division will qualify to compete in the competitive playoff tournament. All other teams are in a second recreational playoff.

·         Top 2 teams advance to the final game which will be held on August 27th at the Oshawa civic. 5 pm division finals will be at 7 pm and 7 pm division finals will be at 9 pm. We will continue to try and get observers/linespeople for finals.

·         Teams defaulting a playoff game - New Rule2018: If a team defaults any of their playoff games they are ineligible to play any other playoff games and the team captain will be fined $100. The captain will be ineligible to play in DUC until they have paid this fine.

17.Rained out games – Teams should not assume that a game is going to be rained out just because it is raining or rain is forecast. All teams should show up to the field because sometimes the weather at the field is fine. Teams should also not assume that because the 5 pm game was rained out that the 7 pm will also be rained out. In the event of cancellations, the convenor will attempt to reschedule games either as double headers, scheduled throughout the week on any night or on the Monday of the long weekend in August. If teams cannot field a team for the makeup game, they will be issued a 5-0 loss instead of a default.

  1. Field lining - Sunday Fields will be professionally lined again. Brick will be 20 yards, endzones will be 18.
  2. Team Names: Try to keep them clean. More youth and parents are visiting the site these days.
  3. Insurance – through Ontario Ultimate.  When players buy their memberships they will check off box having said they agree with waiver.
  4. HolidSpirit Committee – In the case of a conflict of interest the spirit committee will be asked to decide on consequences for teams breaking rules such as playing illegal players during a playoff game. (Volunteers, Pat, Rhian, Kyle, Nathalie, Randy A)

 

The following items were not discussed but are still important for captains to know

  1. Rules
    1. For all outdoor leagues the full USAU rules will govern play. Major change is that foot blocks are in and so is gender matching. If the receiving team plays 4 girls and 3 guys the pulling team must match.  * Captains can overrule rules based on mutual agreement.  
    2. Wednesday league will still play with no footblocks (voted by captains)
    3. All captains should read the rules. (download App for I-phone or android)
    4. DUC awards 3 points for a win, 2 for a tie, 1 for a loss and 0 for a defaulted game.
    5. Home team maintains team jerseys in case of colour conflict. Captains should add their colours to the website.
    6. Teams not ready on time – 1pt every 5 mins starting 5 min after the hour (25 min game is defaulted team needs to take line and when ready and points are accrued when until other team is ready)
    7. Games Length - Hard cap 1 hour and 40 minutes after the scheduled start time. So for a 5 pm game this would mean hard cap at  6:40.   A hard time cap is the ending of the game once a predetermined time of play has elapsed and after the current scoring attempt is completed.
    8. Half Time - half time occurs when a team reaches a score of 8. On Windy days captains can agree to a different half time total
  2.  Indoor- (this was not discussed, a meeting will be scheduled for the May time frame)

a.    March Break – games ran with minimal subs, should we continue march break games?

b.    Gender ratio –

c.    Running different formats for half the season. Example: run Single gender for the fall session and then coed for the spring session. On Tuesday’s run a hat league for some of the time and then move into team entries. Run a six on six 3/3 ratio league. Run Tuesdays as 8 on 8 with no zones allowed.

d.    Easter no games – did this work?

e.    Sub rule – some players playing every week without paying. Teams in the top 4 are only allowed subs to bring them up to 7 guys and 4 girls.

f.     Footblocks – should they be allowed?

24.Tie Breakers for playoffs and for regular season.

                                         i.    Head to Head record

                                        ii.    Head to Head plus minus

                                       iii.    Total points against including all games in regular season or playoff games

                                       iv.    Least defaulted games

                                        v.    Spirit points

                                       vi.    Coin flip

  1. Prizes: All league division winners and playoff winners to receive gold discs. Winners of recreational playoffs may receive prizes of some sort.
  2. Discs – 18 per team and captain is responsible for giving them out. Discs must be picked up on the first day. 1 pm pick up for 2 pm games and 3 pm pick up for 4 pm games.
  3. League Party - Family Fun day proposed for August during the day. BBQ, DISC GOLF tournament, Cups tournament etc. Possibility of a night time party as well, but on a different day in September. Party planning Coordinators are still needed.
  4. Score boards/Cones – Scoreboards will not be provided. Cones will be provided to new teams.  Also, there are good apps on smartphones that can easily keep track of scores. 8 cones are required and will be used for determining in and out, but extra’s can be present for vision issues)
  5. Spirit Scoring – continuing to use the new spirit scoring system where 2 is the default, a 3 should be given to teams that were above average and a 4 for a team that was over the top.   Please continue to do a spirit game and choose players of the game. 
  6. Elementary Youth League – Whitby and Bowmanville Division, registration still open.
  7. High School League - Still room for more players
  8. U18 Junior girls and boys touring Team – All information on the website for any U18 players that want to play.
  9. Sub list - must be a DUC member to be on the list. Subs can only sub once a day. To get on the list or to find players on the list look under registration info on the main homepage. Captains should ask the player if they have a membership before allowing them to play. Captains will not be fined if players lie to them. Players subbing that do not have a membership will be fined and or banned from subbing.
  10. Skills Clinics – need volunteers to run.
Coaching Clinics - none planned at the moment
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Apr 24, 2019

Summer Teams so far

2019 Teams registered so far

Updated April 6th

5 pm Ladder

Team #

Team Name

captain

Comp/ Rec

Payment type

recd/ deposited

Team Form

1

The Usual Suspects

Pat Dwyer

comp

Cheque

03/12

yes

2

BMH

Mike Luck/Will Nathan

Rec

Etransfer

03/18   03/18

 

3

Where’s Jerry

Andy Scanga

rec

Cheque

03/23

yes

4

Redisculus

Nathalie Drake

Rec

Etransfer

03/24   03/24

yes

5

RUN DUC

Ryan Harris

rec

Etransfer

03/25  03/28

yes

6

Weapons of mass …

Allan Latter

rec

Cheque

03/28

yes

7

Hot D

Randy Aitken

comp

Etransfer

03/30  04/05

 

8

Highland Huckers

Kevin MacLeod

Comp

Etransfer

04/01   04/06

yes

9

Mighty Hucks

Paul Atkinson

 

 

 

 

 

landsharks

Bill Boyer

 

 

 

 

 

Victory Royale

Alex Cox

 

 

 

 

 

Disc N Roses

Stewart Dionne

 

 

 

 

 

7 pm Ladder

Team #

Team Name

Captain

Comp/ Rec

Payment type

Date rec’d

Team Form

1

Breaking Bad

Bryce Zimny

comp

Etransfer

03/23 03/23

no

2

Frizzy McFrisbeeFace

Rob Matheson

Rec

etransfer

03/23 03/24

yes

3

Indiscribable

Genny Giberson

Rec

etransfer

03/24   03/24

yes

4

For Immediate Release

Victor Rehorst

Rec

Etransfer

03/26    03/28

yes

5

Bulging Discs

Stephanie Mulder

Rec

Etransfer

03/26   03/28

no

6

Sharkbait

Kyle McCaughey

Comp

Etransfer

03/27   03/28

yes

7

Ultimate for Dummies

Manny (Laser Health servi0

REC

Etransfer

03/28  04/05

yes

8

Throw ops

Brett Weldon (RobBabikian)

Rec

Etransfer

04/04  04/05

yes

9

Whiskey Discs

Dallas Butcher (Shelby B)

Comp

Etransfer

04/04   04/05

yes

10

Pain in the Grass

Adam Leclair

rec

Etransfer

04/05  04/06

yes

11

SPORTS

Rhian Moore

comp

etransfer

04/06   04/06

yes

12

Top Gun

Paul Atkinson

comp

 

 

 

13

The Art of Awesome

Jodi Gorham

Rec

 

 

 

 

TUT

Krissi Baxter

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday ($500)

Team #

Team Name

Captain

Comp/ Rec

Payment type

Date rec’d

Team Form

1

Huge Dumps(whiteonri

Ethan Mckenzie

Comp

Etransfer

03/19  03/23

yes

2

WRECKERS

Sandy Rehorst

rec

Etransfer

03/23    03/23

Yes

3

STAX

Jennifer Scott

rec

Etransfer

03/23  03/24

yes

4

Wednesday my Dudes

Michelle Bridger(chris Taylor)

rec

etransfer

03/28  04/05

yes

5

Discombobulated

Amy Jackson

rec

etransfer

03/30   04/05

yes

6

Flashpoint

Reuben A McRae

rec

etransfer

04/03   04/05

yes

7

Last Minute Addition

Paul Atkinson

Rec

etransfer

04/06   04/06

 

8

Joella’s team

 

 

Etransfer

04/06  04/06

yes

 

Individual team 1 (

 

 

 

 

 

 

GO4ARUN(Jimmer)

James Gough

Comp

Etransfer

03/20  03/24 refunded 04/05

 


Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sat Apr 6, 2019

Summer Registration News

Registration has begun for the Durham Ultimate Club's summer leagues

All the information can be found by going to the website and clicking on the Registration Info tab or clicking on the yellow titles below.

Tuesday Youth Leagues

Ages 9- 13 Elementary league plays in Whitby or Bowmanville ($70 includes personalized jersey+ disc)

Ages  13-17 High school league plays in Courtice ($80 includes personalized jersey+disc)

8 weeks (Mid May – July)

NCCP certified coaches 

45 minutes of skills and 45 minutes of game play per night

Sunday Adult League

Recreational Divisions at either 5 pm or 7 pm.

Sign up as a team, an individual, couple or group

11 games plus playoffs (May-Aug)

Rules will be the 11edition (these divisions will not experiment with the new WFDF mixed gender rule A but the Wednesday division will)

Wednesday Adult League

Recreational league that will use the WFDF mixed gender rule A (equal playing time for men and women)

Sign up as a team, an individual, couple or group

11-12 games (May-August)

7 pm start until August when it moves to 6:45

 

For more information and to register please check out our website at www.durhamultimateclub.com and look along the top menu for the words "Registration Info". If you have any questions please feel free to email the league administrator at kevin@durhamultimateclub.com

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sun Mar 3, 2019

Dangerous Play

Over this past winter I have been hearing about a lot of questionable plays being made on the fields and so I am sending this reminder email. If you cannot make a play on a disc without making contact you should not be making that play. It does not matter if you can touch the disc prior to making the contact. All contact should be avoided! If a player is in a better position to make the play and you go into that space it is a dangerous play and could result in injury to either player. Colliding with any player in the back at anytime is unacceptable. We are all out there to have fun and to go home to our families at the end of the day as healthy as we were at the start of the day. This year DUC will be emphasizing safe play and trying to bring more awareness to players on how to avoid dangerous plays. This is a common focus for many of the leagues across Ontario and hopefully will result in a safer better sport.  So, in summary, please play safely!

Please continue reading if you care about making this sport safer

Click on the link below and watch the video. What do you think the call was and what do you think the right call should have been. Is there a safer solution to this situation? Read the article below after you watch the video for a possible solution. 

https://www.reddit.com/r/ultimate/comments/9fm53j/dangerous_play_or_nah_mixtape_amp_pff/

 

The following article was copied from here and is a great read. We will be discussing all this at the captains meeting but it may not trickle down to all the players so please read on. 

I’ve talked before about the differences between WFDF and USAU rules on dangerous play. But there are more fundamental problems common to both rulesets, and in my opinion we need to look at the whole question of dangerous play in a new way. If we’re serious about reducing it, then we need a closer analysis of what it is and why the current rule doesn’t always prevent it.

Currently, dangerous play is a foul by the person who could see it coming but does not pull out of it. It makes no difference who would have got the disc first  only who had the opportunity to see the collision coming.

That’s completely reasonable, when dangerous play has actually occurred. But what we need is a rule that encourages people to pull out of dangerous plays, so that they never happen in the first place.

At the moment, the same rule is used for actual collisions as is used for the occasions where someone pulls out of a bid. Really there are three situations:

  1. Actual dangerous collisions
  2. Situations where someone chooses not to bid because they themselves might cause a collision
  3. Situations where someone gets out of the way because someone else is being reckless (under USAU, they need to leave a hand in there so that there’s some contact – madness, in my opinion, but that’s not today’s topic).

Situations 1 & 3 are well covered by the existing rule. Someone is doing something reckless and should be ‘punished’ by not getting the disc.

But situation 2 is very different. It’s not covered. And by not dealing with it explicitly, we’re encouraging people to make dangerous plays.


Let’s look at a common situation, where a handler is running from the reset space, up the line, aiming for power position, and looking back at the thrower and the disc. Offence isn’t being particularly reckless, just playing normally. At the same time, a defender has peeled off from somewhere downfield and has a bid at blocking that disc – but at the risk of blindsiding the offence.

The incentives are dangerously skewed:

  • The player with a full view of the play  – the defender in this instance – is being asked to not go for the disc, and allow the opponent an uncontested catch, even when they would have got there first. So if they believe there’s even a chance of a clean play, there’s an incentive to try. Maybe they are justable to get the block and get out of the way, or maybe they hope that the blind player won’t bid for a reachable disc. But if the blind player does bid, for a disc she’s unknowingly second-favourite to reach, it’s going to be a foul by the player who could see it all coming.
  • Players with eyes only on the disc are not incentivised to check their blind side  it’s someone else’s responsibility to pull out, and if there is a collision then the ‘blind’ player is going to be the one who was fouled, no matter who got the disc first or who had the better bid on it. When you’re playing blind, you are sometimes allowed to get discs that you would not be allowed to get if you looked where you were going.

When I pull out of a bid because my opponent was unknowingly (and un-recklessly) going to attack that same space  even though I could get there first  it makes no sense to me that I’m unable to call a kind of ‘nobody’s fault’ dangerous play and still make a claim to get the disc. My slight chance of getting the disc if I can miraculously make a clean play is higher than my 0% chance of getting it when I pull out under the current rule, so I’m facing some very wrong incentives.

By almost any logic, the defender in the above situation, who has both a better view of the play AND a better bid at getting the disc first, ought to get the disc when the play is resolved. He’s done nothing wrong in getting to this position, and has played the game well  much better in fact than the offence, who have thrown a bad pass and made the receiver bid blindly into potentially occupied space.

Player safety obviously trumps fairness, but only when there is no way to reach a fairer outcome and still be safe. Is there a way to ensure safety without unfairness?

Clearly what we need is some kind of ‘DANGER!’ call which stops play, and stops the dangerous play occurring, but which does NOT assign blame and does not automatically award the disc to one player or the other. A ‘Danger!’ call just says: “This situation just happens to be dangerous. Instead of diving in to find out who gets the disc first, let’s both protect our careers and discuss who we think would actually have gotten the disc first if we’d both bid.”

In an ideal world, it should have no more stigma than something like a pick call, either for the person calling it or the person who was unaware of the impending collision. We’re not assigning blame. Rather, we’re protecting each other.

The disc then goes to the person who would have got it first if both had bid. Of course, there will be times when the players cannot agree, and the disc will be sent back. A blind player in particular will need advice from team-mates if he’s to make a good call on his ability to get the disc first. But what we’ve done is remove the incentive to make speculative dangerous plays.

  • could get the disc if I dive in and just happen to get it cleanly.
  • But I could also get the disc if I pull out for safety reasons and persuade the opponent that I had the better bid.

My incentive to take silly risks has disappeared. I don’t have to give up any hope of getting a block, even if I completely pull out of the play.

Overall, we need to separate the resolution of dangerous situations from the responsibility to avoid them. Avoiding a collision must always be the responsibility of the person who can see it coming – but there is no logical reason why they should also be penalised for playing safely, or should be implicitly encouraged to take risks when the chance of a collision is high (but not certain).

And once we have a rule that allows a fairer resolution, then the fact that the existing dangerous play rule has such a stigma attached is no longer a problem. You definitely SHOULD be expecting pretty serious censure, if you’ve done something dangerous, once the rules have explicitly been set up to allow you to claim the disc without a collision.


If we’re serious about reducing dangerous play, we need it to be called much more often BEFORE something dangerous has actually happened — and the current rule is not designed for that job.

Thoughts?

Some thoughts of my own: (this is still the thoughts of the author)

1 The obvious downside to a new rule that some people will immediately think of is how easy it is to abuse it, and stop play every time you think you might brush someone’s arm gently.

There are two equally obvious rebukes – 1) that the same is true of lots of other rules – nothing stops you calling bogus things all over the field, so why would this be different? and 2) what’s your preference – a sport that is too safe or one that is too dangerous?

It’s possible you prefer the occasional collision, and are prepared to risk the odd horrible play to maintain the excitement of that physicality. I don’t agree personally – there are lots of other sports you can go and throw yourself around in – but it’s not an illogical position.

But if you’re the kind of person who complains about dangerous plays, but is also worried about the game being too ‘soft’, then you need to ask yourself how seriously you wish to prevent those dangerous plays. If you really want to cut down on the really nasty incidents, then it’s inevitable that some borderline cases are going to be removed too. And yes, once in a while someone will stop play when you don’t think it was dangerous. Is that a price you would pay for a potentially large reduction in dangerous collisions?

2 A related thought about the wording of the rules — a moving player has reserved a space in front of them, defined as the space that they cannot avoid. But the WFDF definition of ‘cannot avoid’ includes ‘line of sight’, which means players who are running blind have MORE rights than someone who is looking where they’re going. That makes sense from a safety point of view – those blind players should be protected. But they shouldn’t have their possession protected. That definition of reserved space makes sense in a safety context but not in a fairness context, and the rules should be revised accordingly to make that distinction.

3 If we allowed the ‘Danger!’ call to be made by any player, not just those directly involved in the play, we could potentially also avoid situations like this one.

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sat Mar 2, 2019

Games tonight Cancelled
Due to the current weather forecast I am going to cancel the games for tonight! The dome was willing to stay open for us but I am making the executive decision to cancel tonight and add an extra game on May 7th so that you still get your 26 games. Please spread the word to your teammates who are not very good at checking their emails. Stay safe my friends!!
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Feb 12, 2019

Youth Clinic this Friday

This clinic is geared towards boys and girls in elementary school. (ages 11-13) 

The clinic will be run by members of FOXX which is the Durham ultimate Club's Women's competitive team. 

Theme: FUNdamentals
Location: Oshawa Civic Fieldhouse 
Date: Friday, Feb 8
Time: 7-9 pm 
Cost: $15/person 


The first 1.5 hours will be dedicated toward a warm up and skill development drills while the last 1/2 hour will be for a scrimmage.

 

To register go to the homepage and click on the big green button at the top of the page. 

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Feb 4, 2019

Standings reset for remainder of Sunday Indoor games
The standings for the Sunday Indoor division have been reset to zero. Congratulations to Telefrancais for winning the first round. There are now 5 games scheduled which takes us to March 3rd. There are no games on March 10th because of March break but there will be games on March 17th. This year we will also not be playing on April 21st which is Easter. The last week of Sunday ultimate will be April 28th unless we have weather related cancellations like we did last year. Good Luck in the second half!!
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Jan 29, 2019

DUC Memberships are valid until April

Please be aware that your current membership is still good until the indoor season is over. There is no need to buy a membership right now. It may say on your home page that you need a new one but you don't until the summer season starts so please just ignore this message. 

Happy New Year!!

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sun Dec 30, 2018

Women's Clinic Info
Women from Foxx Ultimate (a women's Ultimate touring and development program) are holding another Women's Clinic!!  This clinic is for ALL women (skill level is irrelevant!).  In referring to women, we include self-identified, non-binary, and trans folks.  

This clinic includes a focused theme and a scrimmage.   

Theme:  FUNdamentals
Location:  Oshawa Civic Fieldhouse 
Date: Friday, Feb 1
Time: 8-10pm 
Cost: $20/person 

We promise: 
* To teach, not just run through drills 
* Fun 
* Freedom to try new things  

Coaches/Mentors:  women from the Foxx Ultimate community 

To register please fill in this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc6rQuPyuXLIZKJbFDyUungD8xzrzTtuF5vThVEUaaSWjdHGw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Any questions feel free to track us down at the field: Kelly (DUC Sun: Go!; Tues: Best Before), Laura (DUC Sun: Mighty Hucks; Tues: Down to Huck), or Stacey (DUC Sun: Break Point and Top Marks; Tues: Smack Talk).  Or send us an email at  foxx.ultimate@gmail.com . 

We can't wait to see you!  It's going to be tonnes of fun :D
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Dec 20, 2018

Women's Clinic Info
Women from Foxx Ultimate (a women's Ultimate touring and development program) are holding another Women's Clinic!!  This clinic is for ALL women (skill level is irrelevant!).  In referring to women, we include self-identified, non-binary, and trans folks.  

This clinic includes a focused theme and a scrimmage.   

Theme:  FUNdamentals
Location:  Oshawa Civic Fieldhouse 
Date: Friday, Feb 1
Time: 8-10pm 
Cost: $20/person 

We promise: 
* To teach, not just run through drills 
* Fun 
* Freedom to try new things  

Coaches/Mentors:  women from the Foxx Ultimate community 

To register please fill in this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc6rQuPyuXLIZKJbFDyUungD8xzrzTtuF5vThVEUaaSWjdHGw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Any questions feel free to track us down at the field: Kelly (DUC Sun: Go!; Tues: Best Before), Laura (DUC Sun: Mighty Hucks; Tues: Down to Huck), or Stacey (DUC Sun: Break Point and Top Marks; Tues: Smack Talk).  Or send us an email at  foxx.ultimate@gmail.com . 

We can't wait to see you!  It's going to be tonnes of fun :D
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Dec 20, 2018

Holiday Schedule

Good Evening all indoor players! Please read below to see what the holiday schedule will be like. 

Sunday

There will be no Sunday game on December 23rd, however, we will play on December 30th. The new schedule will go up once all the scores are in and I can determine who should be moving up and who should be moving down in each division. If you think you will be one of these teams please let me know whether you wish  to move or stay where you are. If both teams that are to switch spots agree to not move then this can be accommodated, however, if one team wants to move then both must move.

Tuesday

Unfortunately Christmas and New Year's day fall on Tuesdays so we will not be playing those two days. So after this week's game, you will skip two weeks and then be back at it on January 8th. The schedule is already up. 

 

Pickup

The Civic is still offering Saturday night pickup but sometimes they cancel due to the holiday so call first if you plan to go there. If someone finds out more information please post it on the forum.

 

Happy Holidays to you and your families!

 

 

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sun Dec 16, 2018

Group Changes

Good Evening Sunday Indoor Team admins: This is our 5th week and last of the initial round robin. Please get those scores in as soon as you can so I/we can see how things are working out and who will be moving groups. According to the rules, whoever is last in their(colour coded) group must move down and whoever is first in their group must move up. (Unless of course you are first overall or last overall). If  the teams that are meant to switch spots agree to stay where they are then this is fine. Please take a look at where your team is in the standings and let me know if you wish to move up or down.  Was I schedule the changes there will be no switching for 5 weeks. 

Please also be aware that the same sub rules apply as last season. Players can only play two games if they are paid members of both rosters. All other players are only able to play 1 game on Sunday. If you play a player who has already played a game you are breaking the rules and the captain and player will be fined. Subs can also only play one game and cannot be on a roster as well as the sub list. All captains should make sure that they remove all non-playing players from their roster so that that  person can sub for any team. Pretending that a player is a paying player on your team is un-spirited and will result in fines. Please abide by these rules. The rules were put in place to maximize the number of teams in the league and to prevent players from not joining teams and then playing as a sub for multiple teams on a given Sunday. 

Cheers!

 

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sun Nov 11, 2018

Sunday Indoor and Thursday Parity Indoor

Good Morning! 

The Sunday Indoor league needs to fill up one more team of Individuals in order to bring the team total up to 20. If you are interested please sign up asap as there are only 9 individual spots left. This team will be happening for sure so you can sign up and be confident that you will be playing ultimate this winter. 

The Thursday Indoor Parity league still needs 16 more players to make it happen. If you are interested please sign up asap or I will have to cancel the division. Which would be a shame because the Thursday Indoor time slots are hard to get and we would likely not get them ever again. 

If you want more information on either league please go to the homepage and click on registration info at the top. Then select the 2018 indoor option. 

Have a great day!!

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Oct 1, 2018

Indoor News

2018 Indoor News

Updated Sept 30

Expected start dates etc.

Sunday. (26 weeks) Times slots 1, 2, 3 and 4 pm

October 14 - Apr 28, excluding Dec 23, Mar 10 and Apr 21.

Tuesday (26 weeks) 7 pm and at 8 pm
October 16 - Apr 30, excluding Dec 25, Jan 1 and Mar 12

Thursday (26 weeks)  7 pm and at 8 pm
Oct 25 - Apr 25. excluding Mar 14

Sunday League                          

Team Name

Division Request

Captain

$1210 Deposit Received/ deposited

$1650 Final Received / deposited

1

Go Girls Boys

Comp

Kelly-Anne

Sept 1/3

 

2

Huck U

Inter

Mark Crawford

Sept 1/3

 

3

Bryce’s team

Comp

Bryce Zimny

Sept 4/6

 

4

Flick it

Rec

Derek M

Sept 6/6

 

5

Clockwork Orange

Inter

Allan Latter

Sept 6/7

 

6

Telefrancais

Comp

Poloz/rhian

Sept 7/7

 

7

SPIN

Rec

Will Nathan

Sept 7/7

 

8

Mighty Hucks

Comp

Paul Atkinson

Sept10/17

 

9

Down to Huck

Inter

Robbie Rodway

Sept12/17

 

10

Turf Warriors

Rec

Chad Johnston

Sept12/17

 

11

175 gram Ecstasy

comp

Randy Aitken

Sept14/17

 

12

RUN DUC

Rec

Ryan Hazell

Sept15/17

 

13

Top Gun

Inter

Brian Seale

Sept16/17

 

14

Team Awesome

inter

Manny Manuel

Sept17/18

 

15

Afternoon Delight

Rec

Travis Puckrin

Sept17/18

 

16

Individuals

Rec

Kevin MacLeod

Sept18/18

 

17

Top Mark

Inter

Jamie Millage

Sept28/29

 

18

Fast Count

Comp

Jamie Millage

 

 

19

Individuals 2

Rec

Geoff Miller(cona)

 

 

20

Individuals 3

Rec

Arthur graham

 

 

 

Tuesday league

 

Team Name

Division Request

Captain

$1600Deposit Received/ deposited

$2560Final  Received/ deposited

1

Best Before

Comp

Clint Reitsma

Sept 1/3

Sept21/21

2

Down to Huck

Comp

Paul Atkinson

Sept10/172810 for Sunday too

3

Beer Pressure

Rec

Will Nathan

Sept16/18

 

4

Newbees

Rec

Robert Matheson

Sept 19/20

 

5

Fuzzinators

Rec

Alex Cox

Sept20/20