Ann Arbor Ultimate

Winter 2023 Wednesday Division (Co-Rec)

Registration, Groups, and Waitlist Details

Please check out our FAQ page for more information about our registration process. If you have questions, comments, or concerns, please send us a note at registration@annarborultimate.org.

Rule Modifications

This division will play using the USAU 11th edition rule set with our recreational division rule modifications. Please see our rules page for more information.

Gender Matching

At the fields, captains should strive to find a balance that is equitable to all gender-matching preferences. If there is a large imbalance of players (of one gender matchup or overall), often the best solution is for one team to sub someone over to the other for the game (perhaps switching at half). Note that match-ups on the line can be assigned based on ability; a player does not need to match up with a player of the same gender matching preference.

At the start of the game, after the first disc flip, an additional disc flip happens with the winner selecting which end zone is the "gen-zone." At the start of each point, the team that is at the gen-zone must choose the gender matchup ratio. This process applies for the entire game (the "Gen-zone Decides Rule").

Other Details

As with all ultimate games, the emphasis in this league will be on high spirit, great exercise, and fun for both new and experienced players. Play hard, but play nice. And remember, violence, be it physical or verbal, is never acceptable and will get you suspended.

  • In this division, games are played to a time cap of 1 hour, 30 minutes. Since we are playing to a time cap, games can end mid-point. It is up to the game captains to call last point and call the point off if it is not finished in time. When your game time is up, please take any huddles off the field so the next group can start. This is especially important if the next group is not Ann Arbor Ultimate-related.
  • Bring white and team-colored (or a dark if you cannot match your team color) shirts, water, and cleats.
  • After the games do a cheer for the other team. This can be a quick "Great game!", a song with modified lyrics, it a haiku, an interpretive dance, or a massive game of rock paper scissors. We've seen all of these done quite well. Show good spirit, this is ultimate.
  • There is no alcohol or gum allowed on or near the fields.

Most of all, have fun! Any questions, comments, or concerns can be directed to your captains, or to league organizers by emailing directors@annarborultimate.org.

Captaining

Captains are highly appreciated, and play for a discount. Just put a 1 or 2 in the "How Much I'd Like to Be a Captain" portion of your registration. As we form teams we'll choose captains based on experience, team balance, etc. If you're chosen, you'll have to come to the captains meeting, send emails to your teams to get them psyched about the games, and do the usual captain job of helping new players and keeping the spirit on your team high. You don't have to be the best player on the team, but you do have to have spirit and energy! Captains make this league work, so if you've been playing for a few seasons, think about joining the ranks of the captains.

Compensation

Upon fulfilling their duties at the end of the season, captains receive a registration refund of $40.