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2020 Fall Build-It-Yourself League

  • Team Composition:  10 players minimum; minimum 5 male-matching and 5 female-matching players
  • Field Composition:  6 on 6, with a gender ratio of 3 male-matching and 3 female-matching players at all times, other team required to match
  • Fields: Techniplex (indoor turf)
  • Format: 
    • Space for 24 teams
    • Speedpoint
    • Zuluru Ranking System
    • USAU 12th edition +MZU Rules
    • No playoffs
  • Team Building: Build-It-Yourself, captains register their teams
  • Registration:  SEE SCHEDULE BELOW
  • Schedule: 
    • Monday nights, September 28th – December 14th
    • If 24 teams register, each team will get 3 bye weeks, playing 9 out of the 12 weeks
    • Due to scheduling requirements due to COVID-19, games will be 50 minutes long, and will be played at 8:00-8:50pm, 9:20-10:10pm, and 10:40-11:30pm (to meet 30 minute buffer requirements between time slots)
    • The schedule will be released in 4 week blocks. Within that block, each team will receive one bye week and one game in each time slot, to ensure equal distribution of time slots.
  • Cost: ~$1075/team, assuming 24 teams. All individuals must pay their applicable UNL fees.
  • Jerseys: NOT provided in Registration

Registration Schedule

  1. September 10th to September 18th – Captains express interest.
    Submit your expression of interest using this form.
  2. September 19th – If there is interest from more than 24 teams, MZU will hold a lottery to see which teams gain entry.
  3. September 20th – 25th – Captains register, invite players to roster, etc.
  4. September 26th – If teams fail to complete registration, contact teams on the waitlist until league is full.
  5. September 28th – League play begins.

Build-It-Yourself Lottery Policy

Team Matchmaking

This is a Build-It-Yourself League, meaning that it is a team submission league. If you are looking for a team, or a team looking for players, use our matchmaking form here, or post on our Facebook Subbing Page here.

COVID-19 Guidelines

The provincial government, Sport NL, and Ultimate NL all worked together to create guidelines for sports to return to play in Alert Level 2. Here are the guidelines that apply to Ultimate:
Provincial Government
Ultimate NL
Please review these documents, as all players will be required to sign a release of liability and declaration of compliance, stating that they’re read and understand these documents.

The Techniplex is also creating their own Guidelines document, which will be posted here once available to us. 

Here is a note on some of the guidelines that apply specifically to this league.

Player’s Responsibilities
1. Sign applicable waivers and pay for your Ultimate NL membership.
2. Do not come to a game if feeling sick or unwell, and fill out the province’s online self assessment before each game.
3. Only carpool with players from your own bubble.
4. Arrive at the field no earlier than 5 minutes before your game.
5. Practice physical distancing (2m) on the sidelines at all time.
6. Bring your own hand sanitizer to sanitize your hands before games.
7. If you bring a disc, clean your disc before use.
8. Refrain from touching your face.
9. High fives, handshakes, team huddles, spitting/nasal clearing and spirit circles are not permitted.
10. Do not share food, water, athletic aids (foam rollers), etc.
11. No socializing/loitering at the field after your game.

Captain’s Responsibilities
1. Only pick up subs that have signed the applicable waivers, and that have paid for their Ultimate NL membership.
2. Ensure that only the co-captains handle equipment (cones, scoreboard etc).
3. Record your team’s attendance at the game to assist with contact tracing if needed (tracking sheet will be provided before first game).

Game Modifications
Ultimate was listed as a “moderate potential and brief contact sport” under Alert Level 2. This means that we’re allowed to return to game play, with a couple differences. By signing up for a league, you are agreeing to a certain level of risk. Although physical distancing of 2m is recommended at all times, we realize that at points, a player might enter another player’s “bubble.” Here’s some things that we’re changing/recommending to address this:
– The “disc space” rule will be changed so that the player marking the person with the disc cannot be within 2m of that player. If you have the disc, call “disc space” if your defender comes within 2m.
– Players must maintain physical distancing on the sidelines at all times.
– On defense, try to mark the same player throughout the game. Ten contacts with one other player is better than 1 contact with 10 different players.
– Instead of the defensive player tapping the disc when ready, the offensive player can ask if they’re ready, then tap the ground with the disc to begin.
– Sanitize the disc as much as possible.
– This list might continue to be updated as suggestions come in from members.

Please bear with us as we navigate this return to play. Feel free to reach out to with any questions or concerns!