Summer League 2013
Registration is now open. You can find the registration links at the bottom of this page (after you read it of course).
|Rec BC SWISS||Standings||Rec B MW||Standings|
|Rec C MW||Standings|
|Rec D MW Gold||Standings|
|Rec D MW Silver||Standings|
|Rec D TR 7:30 Gold||Standings|
|Rec D TR 7:30 Silver||Standings|
|Rec D TR 7:30 Bronze||Standings|
What’s New in 2013
Updated Ringer Rules – See farther down the page for details
Tuesday/Thursday League structure:
Rec A (games at 6 and 7:30)
Swiss (mostly 6pm games and some 7:30 games. Consists of mostly Rec B and C teams. You have the option of having most if not all 7:30 games if you like. Rec C 7:30 from last year is now part of the Swiss)
Rec D (all games at 7:30)
Age 30+ Coed Hat League on Fridays - Women may play in this league and any other league(s). Men may play in this league and one other coed league.
Open Hat League, Thursdays 7:30 - men and women may play in this league in addition to any other league(s). This league was new last year, but many people may not know about it.
Registration stays open for teams until May 15. A team is confirmed for a division when it has 4 paid men and 4 paid women on the roster. Registration is open for individuals until June 30. We have limited space in each of the divisions so if days of the week or game times really matter to you then get your team registered and confirmed ASAP.
About Summer League
Summer League is a co-ed league with a 4/3 gender ratio, offense decides. There are 5 main levels of play:
- Competitive League
- Rec A, Rec B, Rec C, and Rec D (Rec A is the highest Rec skill level, Rec D is the lowest)
- In addition, there is a Swiss League that combines Rec B and C.
There is also a Premier Draft League as well as an Open Hat League (see below).
June 3 through August 15.
Early games are at 6:00. Late games are at 7:30.The games start earlier beginning late July, 5:45 for the early game, 7:15 for the late game.
Some nights there may be only one game on some fields so the game will start at 6:30.
There is a Rec B, C, and D finals on Thursday, August 14 (Subject to change at this time).
There will be an end of season finals/party for everyone on Friday, August 15 (Subject to change at this time).
Shirts and Sizing Info
Due to space limitations, we might need to cap the number of teams in each league this year. If you have a strong preference for a particular league and days of the week that you play, get your team signed up AND your players paid ASAP.
Premier Draft League – Same as last year – Mondays, at the same park as Competitive but scheduled at opposite times so people can play both. Coed 4/3 gender ratio, 1 baggage.
Open Hat – Thursdays 7:30 – Same as last year– every year there are men who can’t find a team, as well as many men who want more than 2 nights per week of games (men are only allowed one coed team). We hope that this league will provide a place to play for these people and a second night of ultimate for advanced men who play in Premier but couldn’t find a Competitive team. Men can play this league in addition to their coed team and/or the Premier league. Women may also play in this league if they choose, but there is no gender requirement i.e. either team can put all of one gender on the line regardless of what gender mix the other team has. You may sign up with one other person (1 baggage). The games will be at 7:30 to allow Swiss players to participate if they wish.
All Monday/Wednesday leagues have both 6 and 7:30 games.
Competitive – Same as Last Year
Rec B – Same as Last Year
Rec C – Same as Last Year
Rec D – Same as Last Year
Rec A – Same as Last Year, 6 and 7:30 games
Rec D 7:30 – Same as Last Year
Swiss. Mostly 6pm games and some 7:30 games. Consists of mostly Rec B and C teams. You have the option of having mostly 7:30 games if you like
30 + Coed Hat League. All players age 30 + can play in this league even if they play in another MUFA league.
Why a Swiss League (and what is it?):
A Swiss League simply means that your opponent is determined by how well you did the previous games. Once everyone has entered the scores for a given game, you will be assigned your next opponent. Every Friday afternoon your schedule for the next week will be posted. Most games will be at 6 pm so although you won’t know where your game is at the beginning of the season, it will usually be 6pm. You do have the option of requesting mostly 7:30 games if that works best for your team.
The benefit of a Swiss system is that it doesn’t matter as much which league you sign up for. If you do really well, your opponents will be someone else who is also doing well. If you’re struggling, you will be matched with another team that is not as strong. All teams will still sign up as Rec B and C and your initial games will be within those groups.
Another benefit of a having a 6 pm league is that late games can be tough for people with small children and those with other evening obligations. Similarly, some people have trouble making the early games due to work or commutes, so mostly 7:30 games should be helpful to them.
Ringer Rule 2013
Who is a Ringer:
Any person under the age of 35 as of June 1 who:
1. has played at college Division I Nationals or Club Nationals (not including masters)
2. is on a current (or past) professional ultimate team roster, including the AUDL and MLU (e.g. Madison Radicals)
Players 35 and older are not ringers.
Roster and Team Restrictions for ringers:
1. Competitive league – a maximum of 4 male and 3 female ringers per roster
2. All Rec leagues – a maximum of 2 male and 2 female ringers per roster
3. All leagues – a maximum of 2 male and 2 female ringers playing on the field at any given time.
Changes from 2012:
Playing at Regionals (of any kind) no longer make you a ringer.
The number of male ringers per Rec roster was reduced by 1.
Any professional league players under the age of 35 as of June 1 are now considered ringers.
Reasons for rule change:
Removing the Regional requirement for all divisions not only makes a more gender-equitable policy, but encourages non-Nationals caliber players to seek additional playing opportunities across all divisions, including Regionally-competitive club teams. MUFA encourages all players, regardless of experience, to play Ultimate; competing at the Club and College Regional levels in any division helps grow the sport we love. MUFA encourages the forming of new teams, especially those that give additional opportunities to complete and improve. MUFA also recognizes that as a result of the recent USA Ultimate regional realignment, it is easier to qualify for Club Regionals in all divisions (womens, open, and mixed). Bolstering the talent pool of Ultimate in Madison can be achieved when men, women, and youth players compete in leagues, pick up, and tournaments of all levels.
The addition of the professional league clause equalizes the status of those players competing at Club/College Nationals and the professional leagues, since the talent level is similar. Professional leagues pay players to compete nationally, thus showcasing the highest level of play. Those paid to play professional ultimate in the AUDL or MLU should be rated the same as athletes who compete at Club or College Nationals.
Field Layouts and Maps to the Parks
Diagram for Brittingham.
Baxter Park: Baxter Park has 2 fields. (777 Englehart Dr)Diagram for Baxter
Burr Jones: Burr Jones has two fields, both parallel to the Yahara river. Diagram for Burr Jones.
Glacier Hill: Glacier Hill has 4 fields. Diagram for Glacier
Midtown Commons: Midtown Commons has 4 fields. Diagram for Midtown Commons.
North Star Park: North Star Park has 6 fields (there is an additional field on the south side of the bike path now). Diagram for North Star
Blackhawk Park: Blackhawk Park has 2 fields.(741 Bear Claw Way)Diagram for Blackhawk
Olin Park: Olin Park has 2 fields.Diagram for Olin
Orlando Bell: Orlando Bell as 3 fields. Two of them are on one side of the park and the third is on the other. Diagram for Orlando Bell.
Sandstone: Sandstone has 2 fields. Diagram for Sandstone.
Teams will rank their division preferences (west or central/east). Baxter, Midtown Commons, and Sandstone are west. Burr Jones, Glacier Hill, Olin, North Star, and Orlando Bell are central/east.
Teams in the central/east area will play most of their games in one of the central/east parks, teams in the west will play some of their games at Manchester and some of their games in the central/east parks. Teams will play a round robin against every other team in their league, not just those in their division.
$33 for the Team Leagues. $12 for the Premier, $20 for the Open Hat League, and $20 for the 30+ Hat League.
Everyone must register online. If you can’t pay online then get a teammate to do it for you.
What you get for your money
Every Player gets…
- Around 16 league games followed by playoffs
- End of season finals/party with free food and beer
- Nice quality synthetic team shirt (size, color, style not guaranteed) if you PAY by May 15
- Summer League disc
- Each team gets 2 free pitchers of beer at the Great Dane after each game
Shirts are colored by team.
How many teams can you play on?
Men sign up on one team for Summer League Team Leagues. Women can sign up on one team in each Team League (competitive, Rec A, Rec B MW, Rec B TR etc.) if they wish.
Any player may sign up with the Premier League or Wednesday Open Hat League as well. You can sign up for one team league, the premier league, and the Wednesday open hat league if you want.
Anyone who is under 18 on June 3 must have a youth waiver turned in before they can play. Information for waivers is available on the Youth page. You must be at least 14 on June 3, 2013 to participate in this league.
How teams are made up
Teams are created by the players.
Deadline for creating a team
A team needs 4 men and 4 women signed up to be officially entered in Summer League and get shirts ordered. The deadline for that is May 15. You can still register additional players up to June 30, but they won’t get a shirt and a disc.
There are no roster limits. Teams can have as many men and women on their teams as they wish.
Summer League is a coed league with a 4/3 gender ratio, offense decides. What that means is that there must be at least 3 players of each gender on the field at all times. The team receiving the disc is the offense and they decide each point whether the gender ratio will be 4 men and 3 women or 4 women and 3 men.
Each team will give a team rating from 1 to 10 that is an estimate of how well they think they will do in a league. 10 if you think your team will finish in the top 10%, 1 if you think your team will finish in the bottom 10%, etc. It only comes into play if we need to split leagues up and also in the Swiss for seedings.
Which League should my team play in?
We generally recommend that new teams play in Rec D. If you’re played before then you generally have a good idea of which league is best. If you’re really not sure which league to sign up for then email us at email@example.com.
Adding Players/Finding a Team
The registration deadline is May 15. Teams can still add players until June 30, but they may or may not get shirts depending on supply. We think we ordered enough discs to cover extra people, but no guarantees. If you still need a team then make a post on MUFA chat in the forum for finding a Summer League team.
How to sign up for a team
Each team will create a team password that everyone who is playing on that team signs up with. It works just like the baggage password in Spring and Fall League.
Step 1: Register. Step 2: Create a team if you are the captain.
|Division||Day of Week||Register||Cost|
|Rec BC SWISS 6:00||Tuesdays/Thursdays||Register/View||$33||Rec B||Mondays/Wednesdays||Register/View||$33|
|Rec D MW Gold||Mondays/Wednesdays||Register/View||$33|
|Rec D MW Silver||Mondays/Wednesdays||Register/View||$33|
|Rec D TR 7:30 Gold||Tuesdays/Thursdays||Register/View||$33|
|Rec D TR 7:30 Silver||Tuesdays/Thursdays||Register/View||$33|
|Rec D TR 7:30 Bronze||Tuesdays/Thursdays||Register/View||$33|
|Open Hat Thurs 7:30||Thursdays||Register/View||$20|
The Masters League is not happening this year