Ann Arbor Ultimate

Spring 2024 Spring Hat Tournament (Co-Rec)

The 2024 Ann Arbor Ultimate Spring Hat Tournament will take place on Saturday, May 18th at Fuller Park. Games will start at 11:30am and will go until about 4:00pm. This is a co-rec hat tournament and each team will play 3 or 4 games with food to follow.

We will accept registrations at the field site on the day of, but the only way to guarantee a spot on a team and food after the tournament is to sign up online by Friday, May 17th at 6:00pm. This will help us plan ahead and anticipate tournament needs.

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.

Rule Modifications

This division will play using our recreational division rule modifications, based on the latest rule set offered by USA Ultimate. Please see our rules page for more information.

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.

  • Games are played with 7 players on each side, but it is better to get a game started with 5s or 6s than to wait for 7s.
  • Games are played to 15, with a half-time at 8. Games can also end by reaching the end of our field reservation or time slot or if there is not sufficient light to continue safely. If 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) jerseys/shirts, water, and cleats.
  • Please clean up after yourselves. When in doubt, leave the field looking better than you found it.
  • Cheer for opponents, even on competitive nights. This can be a quick "great game!", it can be a song with modified lyrics, it can be a haiku, an interpretive dance, or a massive game of rock paper scissors. There are a dozen very fun spirit games that require no creativity or performance pressure. I've seen all of these done quite well. Show good spirit, this is ultimate.
  • There is no alcohol 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 If you would prefer to anonymously report a situation, please use our Anonymous Grievance/Feedback Form