Summer League

2018 Summer League (Registration is open)

Leagues:

What’s new:?
1. New Gender Ratio rules for Tuesday/Thursday league
2. Monday/Wednesday League uses the same gender ratio rules as 2017
3. Men can now play on more than 1 team (the same as women)
4. New subs policy
5. Teams will select which of the swiss divisions they think their team will play at rather than rate their team on a 1-10 scale.
6. Teams need to be created before players sign up
7. Use mufa.leagues@gmail.com for all league related questions

More details:
1. New Gender Ratio rules for Tuesday/Thursday league:

Tuesday/Thursday League will switch to alternating the gender ratio every 2 points from 4/3 men/women to 4/3 women/men.?

2. Monday/Wednesday League will remain with the 2017 rule which is teams alternate deciding on the gender ratio every point. Monday/Wednesday captains can choose to use the new rule of alternating the gender ratio every 2 points if they choose. ?

This will allow some teams who don’t feel they can meet the stricter requirement for 2018 to play in Monday/Wednesday for one more year. In 2019, Monday/Wednesday league will use the same rule as the Tuesday/Thursday League.?
As always, captains can agree to use whichever gender ratio rules they like if they both agree on it.?

3. Men can now play on more than 1 team (the same as women)?

Men can play on more than 1 team so the rules for men and women are equal. Players of either gender can play on one Monday/Wednesday team and one Tuesday/Thursday team.?

4. New subs policy:?

In order to make it easier to get subs for summer league, each team will be allowed 2 permanent subs that can be used anytime they have less than 5 players of a gender available at a game. You cannot use these subs if you have 5 or more regular roster players playing in the game. These subs official sign up on a team as a sub. Teams need to inform the opposing captain of their use of the subs, but the opposing captain has no say in their eligibility. They can automatically play. These subs must be on other summer league teams and they can be in the same league. Subs cannot be used in the playoffs. Any subs used in the playoffs must have the other captains permission first. Their is no additional cost to players to be subs on other teams.

In the past, it can be hard to round up subs at the last minute if the opposing captain might veto them and it sometimes puts the opposing captain in an awkward position. ?

With all the leagues functioning as Swiss Leagues, adding extra strong players to your teams doesn’t benefit your team as much anymore because if you win then it just makes your next games harder if your extra strong players don’t show up.
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5. Teams will select which of the swiss divisions they think their team will play at rather than rate their team on a 1-10 scale:

In the past, there are teams who get confused about the 1-10 scale which is equivalent to a percentile of where they finished the previous year. ?

This year we will use the easier rule of just selecting which Swiss division their team is expected to play in. If your team finished in the 2nd group last year then select that as your starting point. It’s identical to selecting a league such as Rec C in the old system years ago.?

6. Teams need to be created before players sign up so players can select their team:?

This will reduce problems with people who enter the wrong team password or sign up for the wrong league and not check back to see if they ended up on their team until it’s too late for the short order. They still need a team password, but they also need to select the team they are signing up for.?

 

Registration will be $49. All participants who register on time will receive a jersey and a disc. Each team receives two complimentary pitchers at The Great Dane after each game.

Men may play in one league.

Women may play in both leagues.

Registration will open around May 1, specific date and time TBA. Anyone who registers before May 15 will get a shirt and disc as long as their team has the required minimum players registered and paid. Teams need to have 6 men and 6 women paid by May 15 in order to participate in Summer League. If a particular night fills to team capacity, teams will be accepted first come/first serve based on when they had the 12 people required for a roster.

When a team registers, the team captain will have the ability to select a preference for both game start time (6:00/7:30/either) and side of town (West/East/both). Schedules will be made to meet preferences as much as possible, but teams will likely have games outside of time or location preference.

Parks in use this year (subject to change):

West – Blackhawk, Flagstone, Manchester, Midtown Commons, Sandstone

East – Burr Jones, Elvehjem, Glacier Hill, North Star, Olbrich, Orlando Bell, Secret Places, Veterans Memorial

Central (Both) – Baxter, Olin, Swan Creek, Stoner Prairie

 

2017 Rule Change

Late last year, WFDF (the World Flying Disc Federation) evaluated a variety of rules intended to promote gender equity in the mixed division. Those proposals can be read about at the following link: https://ultiworld.com/2016/11/29/wfdf-considering-gender-ratio-rule-changes-international-mixed-competition/

In previous years, MUFA Summer League operated under a 4:3/3:4 offense decides rule. This means the receiving team on each point chose which ratio with which the point would be played. For the coming two years, MUFA will be adopting the WFDF proposals for mixed ratio.

For 2017 (this season), MUFA Summer League will operate under an endzone decides rule. After the initial flip, a second flip will happen with the winner designating a specific endzone “End Zone A”. For the first half, the team that starts each point in End Zone A, regardless as to whether they are receiving or pulling, will decide the ratio for that point. For the second half, the opposite end zone will be used for each point.

In 2018 (next season), MUFA intends to switch to a prescribed ratio. After the initial flip, a second flip will happen with the winner selecting the ratio for the first point (4:3 or 3:4). After that point, the ratio will flip for the second and third points. After the third point, the ratio will flip back again. The ratio will flip every two points for the rest of the game. (Halftime has no effect.) Teams will no longer select a ratio throughout the game; the ratio will rotate automatically.

We believe this pair of rule changes will help support gender equity in our summer league, and move us towards a true mixed experience.

Ringer Rule 2017:

You are a ringer if you are under 35 as of June 1, 2017 and have played at college or club nationals, or have played on a professional roster. You are a ringer if you are currently on a professional roster.

Ringer Limits:

TR Swiss: 3 ringers of each gender on the roster, 2 of each gender on the field

MW Swiss: 2 ringers of each gender on the roster, 2 of each gender on the field