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Summer League Schedule Update

Summer League Schedule Update

  • This year, we have an odd number of teams signed up for the MZU Summer League. In order to accommodate the odd number of teams, the schedule this summer will look a bit different than seasons past.
  • Historically, teams have played one game per week during the regular season, which in this league would be 11 regular season games (June 4th – August 15th).
  • With an odd number of teams though, not every team will have an opponent each week, meaning that one team will need to have a bye each week. Since there are 11 regular season weeks, 11 teams will receive a bye. The 11 teams to receive a bye week were chosen at random, and can be seen in the chart below. 
  • However, we want to ensure that every team gets the 11 games that they were promised. So, every team that receives a bye week will get to make up that game in a week that they already have a game. This will result in one week where those teams either play Tuesday and Thursday, or a double header on the same night. More details about these make-up games for teams with a bye week will come in the following weeks. No teams will have two games in Week 1 though.
  • As noted in the chart below, teams seeded 1st – 12th will play on Thursday nights for the first 6 weeks. Teams seeded 13th-25th will play on Tuesday nights for the first 6 weeks. The week of July 15th, this schedule will flip. Top half will then play on Tuesdays and bottom half on Thursdays.
  • If, at any time throughout the season, your team moves from the bottom to top half, or vice versa, your night of play could change. Check the online schedule weekly to verify your game night/time for that week.
  • The detailed schedule for Week 1 will come sometime next week.
  • Playoffs are the week of August 19th, and Playoff Day is Saturday August 24th. More details about the playoff schedule will come closer to the playoffs.

2019 Winter BIY League Feedback Survey

Now that our Winter BIY League has come to an end, we’re hoping to get some feedback on some of the Gender Equity initiatives that were used in this league. If you played in this league, please fill out the survey here!

Players that fill out this survey before May 31st will be entered to win free registration* for our 2019 Summer League! In order to keep these survey answers anonymous, after submitting your survey answers, you will be redirected to another form to fill in your name and email, where you will be entered to win the free registration*.

*As registration will have closed by this time, the winner will be reimbursed the $55 registration fee. If the winner is not registered in the 2019 Summer League, they can transfer the prize to another player that is.*

 

 

MZU / Tempest Ultimate Clinic – Free!

In anticipation of the upcoming Summer League, Mile Zero Ultimate (St. John’s co-ed league) has partnered with Tempest Ultimate (NL’s female-matching competitive traveling team) to run two ultimate clinics to help players prepare for the summer.
The clinics are free and will be focused on beginner and intermediate skills. Players of any skill level are welcome; whether you have never thrown a disc or have played for a couple of years, you are bound to learn something new!

The first clinic is Monday May 13th from 9-11pm at the Techniplex.
Participants will rotate through 5 stations, which will include the following topics:
– Backhand Throwing
– Forehand Throwing
– Defending a Thrower (setting the mark)
– Defending a Cutter
– Cutting Techniques
Within each station, beginner and intermediate concepts for each topic will be addressed, depending on the skill level of the group. There will also be a group warm-up, and a discussion on injury prevention.

These clinics are a great opportunity to try out a new sport, or get in some practice before the upcoming MZU Summer League. Sign up solo or bring a friend! Please fill out the form below if you plan on attending. (Attendees must be at least 18 years of age by the end of 2019, as per MZU’s bylaws).

Sign up here: https://forms.gle/3eqFBURNqvn47azV9

Details will be released in the coming weeks about a second clinic at the beginning of June. If you have any questions, please contact hi@milezeroultimate.com.

Winter BIY Bye Weeks

The Winter BIY League is using bye weeks to accommodate more teams. Below is the bye schedule for the entire league. Every team makes the playoffs and will play on Monday May 6th.

2019 Winter Build-It-Yourself League

For the 2019 Winter Build-It-Yourself League, we are planning to use the bye format again (similar to Winter 2018), to give more teams the opportunity to play. We have space for 30 teams in this league, and we are asking that all interested captains fill out the form here. The form closes Friday, February 15th, 2019 at midnight.

If you are a captain looking for players, or a player/group looking for a team, you can use the matchmaking form here.

For league details such as important dates and league dates, check out the league page here.

For this league, we will be using a variation of WFDF Gender Ratio Rule ‘A’:

What it is: WFDF Gender Ratio Rule A promotes gender equity by providing truly equal field time for both genders. The major benefit of Rule A is the fact that both genders get to play an equal number of points where their respective gender has the majority on the field. Mile Zero Ultimate is a co-ed league, and therefore we want to empower our female-matching players by providing them with equal playing opportunities on the field. We realize there may be some growing pains while we switch to this format, but we truly believe that this change will improve the quality of play for all players over time.
How it works: At the start of the game, after the first disc flip, an additional disc flip happens with the winner selecting the gender ratio for the first half of the game. Halftime for all games will be designated at :30 to ensure equal playing time for both halves (captains cannot set another time for halftime). For the second half, the ratio must be the reverse of the first half.
For example: Team A wins the flip and starts on defense with 3 female-matching players and 2 male-matching players. This ratio stands for the entire first half. After halftime at :30, the ratio switches to the reverse; 3 male-matching and 2 female-matching players, and this ratio stands for the entire second half.

2019 Winter Social – St. John’s Edge Basketball Game

Hey MZU! This year for our winter social event, we’re booking a block of tickets for a St. John’s Edge basketball game on Saturday March 23rd at 7pm. Please complete the form below by Tuesday March 5th, so we can secure as many tickets as possible at a discounted rate. If we receive enough interest, we will contact you with details for ordering tickets. The price of the tickets will depend on the number of people attending, but will not exceed $15 each.

Fill out the interest form here.

Letters to Santa Survey

Christmas Eve is almost here, and kids around the world are busy getting their letters to Santa in the mail. Much like those kids, we know that our members have some ‘wish list’ items of their own, and we want to hear them!

The new Board of Directors for 2018-19 is structured into committees tasked with different responsibilities for the upcoming year. We would like members to submit their feedback to those respective committees. Each committee’s responsibilities are explained below. Please take a few short minutes to fill out the survey here to have your voice heard.

As an added incentive, Santa is giving out a present to one lucky MZU member. Anyone who fills out the form will be entered to win a Lighthouse Disc, MZU Sunglasses, and Free Registration* into the 2019 Winter Toque League!

The deadline to fill out the form is January 2, 2019, and the winner will be contacted prior to the start of the 2019 Winter Toque League (January 7, 2019).

*If the winner does not register for Winter Toque League, the free registration can be transferred to another player of the winner’s choice. The free registration covers the $60 league registration fee only; the winner/player will still be responsible for covering any applicable UNL fees.
**If the player/winner has already registered for the 2018 Winter Toque League, the registration fee of $60 will be reimbursed to them.