Spring League

Spring League 2017

Spring League registration is open!

Register for Spring League.

Registration will open March 22nd at 8pm. Games will be played at the following parks: Burr Jones, Glacier Hill, Manchester, Midtown, North Star, Stoner Prairie, Swan Creek

Games will begin April 10, weather permitting. The season will go through June 1.

Parents teams will be available for evening’s with sufficient interest. Use a baggage password with “parents” in it to request.

Games will start at 6pm.

Mens Leagues

Men may sign up for two mens leagues or 1 mens and 1 coed league

  • Monday/Wednesday Mens League (All Parks)
  • Tuesday East Side Mens League (Burr Jones, Glacier Hill, North Star)
  • Thursday West Side Mens League (Stoner Prairie)

Baggage is 4 for Mens League, Aggregate Total of a Baggage cannot exceed 56.

Coed Leagues

  • Thursday Recreational Coed League (All Parks)
  • Thursday Advanced Coed League (All Parks)

– Advanced Participants Must be a 13 or higher to signup.

Baggage is 2 for coed leagues. Space will be extremely limited for these leagues and teams will be capped quickly. There is no preferred baggage entrance for Spring League Coed. If one of the baggage pair is waitlisted, they are not guaranteed a spot regardless of gender.

Womens Leagues and Clinics

  • Women may sign up for any or all women’s or coed leagues.
  • Baggage rules:
    • Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday leagues: 4 players
    • Wednesday: 2 players
  • League organizers will do the best they can to honor baggage groups and allow players to have consistent teammates on multiple nights.
Intermediate/Advanced League (Monday) – (All Parks)
This league is designed to give intermediate players an opportunity to play with more advanced players. If you’re an intermediate player, this league can help you expand your skills and play on the field with advanced players. This is not a teaching league, but an environment where players are expected to understand vertical and horizontal stack and have experience with zone defense (either in ultimate frisbee or other sports).

Developmental League (Tuesday) – Manchester Park

Women’s developmental league is designed for women to learn about the game from some of the best players in Madison. This league is for both beginning players, who are trying to develop the basics, and intermediate players, who are looking to take the next step (try handling, practice a wider range of throws, expand throwing skills). The first two weeks of Developmental League will primarily teach skills and team strategy, and follow-up with small-sided mini games (3 vs.3, 4 vs.4, 5 vs.5). The rest of the schedule will feature shorter 20-30 minute skills clinics to push your individual skills on both offense and defense, and then compete in a full 7 vs.7 game.
Advanced League (Wednesday) – (All Parks)

This league is designed to be both challenging and a means for advanced players to play against other advanced players. Players are expected to understand vertical and horizontal stack, can play at least one or two zone defenses, and feel comfortable contributing in a zone offense as either a handler, cutter, or both. Intermediate players who feel they rank highly in the “athleticism” category (if you’re very fast, have great catching ability, know how to lay out/dive) and have an understanding of their throwing abilities (and want to improve!), could consider signing up as well.

Intermediate/Beginner (Thursday) – North Star Park

This league is geared toward beginner and intermediate women who want to get in-game repetitions. Ideally, this league complements the Tuesday night Developmental League and will allow you to get additional in-game repetitions with players on your Tuesday night league team. All levels of players are welcome in this league, but is designed for beginners and intermediate players to explore their game, try new skills, and try various person and zone offenses and defenses in a low-pressure environment.

League Costs

Womens Intermediate – Monday – $19

Womens Rec Tuesday only – $12

Womens Advanced Wednesday – $19

Womens Rec Thursday – $19

Mens Monday & Wednesday – $38

Mens Tuesday – $19

Mens Thursday – $19

Coed Advanced Thursday – $19

Coed Recreational Thursday – $19

All leagues include a spring league disc with registration.

Email mufa.contact@gmail.com with questions.

Rating System

Rating will be done in three categories:

Athleticism Rating
How would you describe your athleticism? (Note: Even if you are injured, you are only a 1 if you are going to be highly immobile the entire season.)
1 – Slow/old/broken – basically need a cane to play
2 – Not athletic and out of shape
3 – In decent shape, can usually find someone to guard comfortably
4 – In good shape but can’t get open at will
5 – Good physical condition and can get open consistently and/or get discs in the air against other players
6 – In excellent condition; can get open on almost anybody and win many discs in the air
7 – High level athlete; basically unguardable
Throws Rating
How would you describe your throws?
1 – Do not know how to throw a frisbee
2 – Just learning how to throw, not confident in any throws
3 – Can throw backhand with some confidence but not forehand
4 – Can throw backhand and forehand consistently, but with limited range
5 – Can make most throws consistently and have at least one accurate deep throw
6 – Can make just about any throw most distances
7 – Can make almost any throw to any space at any time against any mark
Experience Rating
What is your experience with ultimate? (If your rating is 4 or lower, add a +1 if you feel comfortable teaching strategy.)
1 – New to ultimate frisbee
2 – Pickup player or less than two years league experience
3 – Have played in a Lower-Level (Rec C/Low Swiss or lower) League for a few years
4 – Limited college experience or several years of league experience
5 – Some tournament experience/several years of experience in a mid-level league (Mid-Swiss/Rec B) or higher
6 – Regionals Level Player
7 – Nationals Level Player or Professional