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2018 Preseason Captain’s Meeting minutes

 

  1. Introductions – Kevin MacLeod, Chris Beatty and Bryce Zimny
  2. Divisions – All divisions will be done on ladders which means the schedule will be put out 1 week at a time. The ELO rankings system will be implemented again. Teams will be pre-ranked according to last year’s Standings.
  3. Late registrations - Last teams to enter may be asked to switch divisions or may not play this year unless we can find another team. Kevin will do everything he can to get everyone playing.
  4. Memberships $38.42 Adult and $20 for under 18. Memberships run from April to end of March the following year. Players must purchase these in order to be selected for any team rosters. Captains advised to send emails to their players asap.
  5. Rosters – Do not attempt to build your roster until most of your players have told you that they have bought their membership. If you cannot find a player then they either haven’t purchased their membership or you are spelling their name wrong.
    1. Instructions to to set up your teams:

                                                               i.      Hover over team settings and choose players,

                                                              ii.      In the blue box choose add player to roster,

                                                            iii.      select 2018 as the season

                                                            iv.       Search for your players and follow the instructions.  

    1. Players must be on roster 24 hours prior to the game in order to be eligible to play.
    2. Players cannot be added to the roster until they have purchased a membership. Membership must be payed online. If players have Paypal fears or troubles, captains can accept cash from players and then use their own credit card to sign up the player.  
    3. It is up to players and captains to make sure they appear on the team’s public roster prior to playing in a game. The public roster is the one that anybody can go and look at by clicking on your team name. Players and captains can be fined for breaking the rules. Players who do this put the whole league in jeopardy.
    4. In order to play in playoffs players must have been on the team roster prior to July 31st . Kevin will lock the rosters on August 1st to prevent further changes. If teams need players after this time they must email Kevin to request that a certain player be added.
    5. If there are new captains that need their teams set up then email Kevin to make switch and give new captain the powers, or stay behind after the meeting.

6.                  Playoffs – once again scheduled at the end of August to allow teams to play a couple extra league games.

5 pm teams - Saturday August 25, 7 pm teams - Sunday August 26.

The following options where discussed:

Playoff option 1:

Only the top 8 in each division make playoffs and the other teams are out. Round robin games followed by semis

and finals. Same format for 5 pm and 7pm.

Playoff option 2:

Top four get into playoffs and play round robin followed by semis and finals. Other teams have a fun tournament

with no prize, just ultimate.

Playoff option 3

Saturday we could have a competitive tournament where players sign up as individuals and captains do a draft. Or

players could sign up in groups of 7 (4 guys, 3 girls) and we pair up two groups of 7 trying to create parity. The

teams could then stay together or you could have it so winning teams are split up and mixed with losing groups to

see which group of 7 gets the most wins by the end of the tournament.

Sunday we could have a recreational team entry tournament where any teams that did not finish in the top 4 in their division can enter. Rec teams can scoop up some of the players from the top teams to fill in their rosters as needed.

Playoff option 4

7 pm Ladder(assuming 16 teams) – Top 8 and bottom 8. Round robin. Top 2 teams advance to semi finals.  We did

this last year and any teams at the lower end of the top 8 are not happy being pushed up.

Playoff option 5

Teams have to notify Kevin by July 31st if they want to participate in playoffs. After that all teams are put in the

playoff tournament. This may result in some lopsided wins during pool play but will work itself out for afternoon

finals.

 

Option 5 was voted in as the best choice

 

Playoff Finals

The final game for each division playoffs will be held during the week following ideally August 29 at the civic but it will depend on which days we can get fields. Game times for the finals will be 7 pm or 9 pm. Will continue to try and get observers/linespeople for finals. Conclusion: Status quo. ELO to be adjusted and standings observed for future planning.

 

New Rule: If a team defaults any of their playoff games they are ineligible to play any other playoff games and the team captain will be fined $100. The captain will be ineligible to play in DUC until they have paid this fine. Kevin to email captains for playoff opt-in late July. Once you opt in, this rule applies. Check attendance carefully.

 

7.      Rained out games –attempt will be made to reschedule games either as double headers, scheduled throughout the week on any night or on the Monday of the long weekend in August. FYI, to get rained out games made up we need 14 field times so it is not easy to do.

  1. Teams defaulting regular season – $50 fine
  2. Fields professionally lined for $65-$85 more per team ($150 initial +$50 per revisit x 6+ HST=$509,8 teams use 1 field per night). If someone has a responsible high school aged child that wants to do the lines with our little machine we will pay them. Captains unanimously voted in this rule for next year.  This year we lost one indoor game due to ice storm, dome refunded the money (~$100 per team). Funds will be allocated towards field lining with DUC covering extra costs.
  3. Minimum age- Since this is an adult league the recommended age is 18 and over, however, parents or legal guardians can electronically sign a waiver to allow their children to participate if the child is in high school and has played a competitive game. Captains advised to monitor behaviour and spirit of their players regardless of age.
  4. Collapse of competitive divisions – reasons for this were discussed. No solutions found.
  5. Start Date – Long weekend Monday May 22nd  (5 pm teams @ 2 pm, 7 pm teams @ 4 pm) (Times still need to confirmed). Captains must explain to their team that this is the only Monday we play on and that all other games will be on Sundays.
  6. Rules – Gender matching and footblocks voted in by default. After much discussion, captains agreed that it won’t greatly affect game outcomes. Captains can agree to modified rules before a game, as always.
    1. For all Divisions the full UPA rules will govern play. Major change is that foot blocks are in and so is gender matching. If the receiving team plays 4 girls and 3 guys the pulling team must match. 
    2. All captains should read the rules. (download App for I-phone)
    3. DUC awards 3 points for a win, 2 for a tie, 1 for a loss and 0 for a defaulted game.
    4. Home team maintains team jerseys in case of colour conflict. Captains should add their colours to the website.
    5. Teams not ready on time – 1pt every 5 mins starting 5 min after the hour (25 min game is defaulted team needs to take line and when ready and points are accrued when until other team is ready)
    6. Games Length - Hard cap 1 hour and 40 minutes after the scheduled start time. So for a 5 pm game this would mean hard cap at  6:40.   A hard time cap is the ending of the game once a predetermined time of play has elapsed and after the current scoring attempt is completed.
    7. Half Time - half time occurs when a team reaches a score of 8. On Windy days captains can agree to a different half time total
  7. Sublist - must be a DUC member to be on the list. Subs can only sub once a day. To get on the list or to find players on the list look under registration info on the main homepage. Subs can be added to the sub list just prior to a game.
  8. Indoor- Easter Games - Convenor to look into booking games between 12-4 next year.
  9. Thursday league –Only 20 people replied positively to survey so it will not run for this year.  
    Feedback from R. Aitken: 90 people said they would play and only 30 signed up as individuals. Some girls felt intimidated playing against STUD boys team, soccer team incident (false claim to fields), some players felt misinformed (despite it saying so within the registration) that all games would be at Bowmanville High School (rush hour from Pickering can be tough)

 

The rest was not discussed but is important for captains to know.

  1. Team Names: Try to keep them clean. More youth and parents are visiting the site these days.
  2. Wednesday league needs a few girls
  3. Prizes: All league division winners and playoff winners to receive gold discs.
  4. Insurance – through Ontario Ultimate.  When players buy their memberships they will check off box having said they agree with waiver.
  5. HolidSpirit Committee – In the case of a conflict of interest the spirit committee will be asked to decide on consequences for teams breaking rules such as playing illegal players during a playoff game. (Volunteers, Bill, Crawford, Brad, Sisson, Teresa, Derek, Randy A)

 

22.  Tie Breakers: Were discussed and these will be the new tie breakers for playoffs and for regular season.

                                                               i.      Head to Head record

                                                              ii.      Head to Head plus minus

                                                            iii.      Total points against including all games in regular season or playoff games

                                                            iv.      Least defaulted games

                                                             v.      Spirit points

                                                            vi.      Coin flip

  1. Discs – 18 per team given out on Holiday Monday before games and captain is responsible for giving them out.
  2. League Party - Family Fun day proposed for August during the day. BBQ, DISC GOLF tournament, Cups tournament etc. Possibility of a night time party as well, but on a different day in September. Party planning Coordinators are still needed.
  3. Beach Tournament –  date will be chosen soon.
  4. Score boards/Cones – Cones and scoreboards will be provided to new teams.  Also, there are good apps on smartphones that can easily keep track of scores. 8 cones are required and will be used for determining in and out, but extra’s can be present for vision issues)
  5. Spirit – continuing to use the new spirit scoring system where 2 is the default, a 3 should be given to teams that were above average and a 4 for a team that was over the top.   Please continue to do a spirit game and choose players of the game. 

 

 

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created 28 days ago, Updated 27 days ago

Teams Registered for Summer..so far

2018 Teams registered so far

Updated April 28

5 pm Ladder

Team #

Team Name

Payment type

Date rec’d

Team Form

1

Weapons of mass …

Cheque

March 19

Yes

2

Flick ‘N hammered

etransfer

Mar21/27

yes

3

BMH

Etransfer

Apr 3/7

yes

4

Huck Norris

Etransfer

Apr 6/7

yes

5

Victory Royale (Cox)

Etransfer

Apr 6/7

yes

6

Mighty Hucks

Etransfer

Apr10/11

 

7

Randy

Etransfer

Apr 11/11

no

8

Pat’s team

Cheque

Mar 31

yes

9

Highland Huckers

Etransfer

Apr 12/14

yes

10

Redisculus

Etransfer

Apr 16/18

yes

11

Sunday Individuals 1

Online

April 17

no

12

landsharks

Etransfer

Apr 18/19

 

13

Disc N Roses

Etransfer

Apr 20/20

 

14

Sunday Individuals 2

Online

Apr 22/22

 

 

7 pm Ladder

Team #

Team Name

Payment type

Date rec’d

Team Form

1

Sharkbait

etransfer

Mar 22/27

Yes rec

2

Breaking Bad

etransfer

Mar 28/30

no

3

For Immediate Release

Etransfer

Apr 2/7

yes

4

Bulging Discs

Etransfer

Apr 2/7

yes

5

Fuzzy Kittens(Cox)

Etransfer $1400

Apr 6/7

yes

6

Indiscribable

Etransfer

April6/7

no

7

Discs of Hazzard (Spenser Kristensen)

Etransfer

Apr 7/7

yes

8

SPORT(Green)

Etransfer

Apr7/8

Yes comp

9

Ultimate for Dummies(Henning)

Etransfer

Apr 7/11

 

10

Pain in the Grass

Etransfer

Apr 8/8

yes

11

Top Gun(Atkinson)

Etransfer($1400)

Apr10/11

 

12

TUT (Baxter)

Cheque

Apr 11

yes

13

The Art of Awesome

Etransfer

Apr 13/14

yes

14

Whiskey Discs (Curtis Janes)

Etransfer

Apr 18/19

yes

 

Wednesday ($450)

Team #

Team Name

Payment type

Date rec’d

Team Form

1

Ethan Mckenzies Team

Etransfer

Mar 22/27

yes

2

Wednesday my Dudes

Etransfer

Apr 6/7

yes

3

WRECKERS (Chad Johnston)

Etransfer

Apr 6/7

yes

4

STAX (formerly Disc in a Box)

Etransfer

Apr 7/7

yes

5

GO4ARUN(Jimmer)

Etransfer

Apr 10/11

yes

6

FOXX(Deidre)

Cheque

Apr 12

no

7

Individual team 1 (

Online

Apr 13

no

8

Discombobulated (Amy Jackson)

Online

Apr19/19

yes

9

Paul’s team

 

 

 

10

Joella’s team

 

 

 

 

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sat Apr 7, 2018, Updated 27 days ago

Tuesday games
Hi all, just a reminder that Tuesday indoor is happening tonight to make up for the missed game.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created 4 days ago

Membership

if you have already bought your membership, please accept my apology for sending this to you and read no further.

For those of you who have not bought it, be aware that you will not be playing on Monday or Wednesday next week if you do not buy it soon. Remember that your captain needs some time to add you to their roster so do it now!! Once you buy it, at the top of your login screen it may still say you need to buy it, but ignore this. Once your captain adds you to their roster the message will disappear. This is the last reminder email. Players playing on Monday who do not have memberships will be fined $50. Captains playing illegal players will also be fined so please only play players on your roster. 

 

All players should look to see that they see themselves on the team roster. If you don't then let your captain know. 

 

Bye for now!

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created 10 days ago

DUC 2018 Membership

This email is going out to all DUC members from 2017. Please make sure you have purchased your 2018 membership by Friday because captains want to begin adding you to their team rosters and they cannot do this until you have your membership. If you have already purchased it then ignore this message. Remember that the first games will be on the Monday of the long weekend. Probably at 2 pm for the 5 pm division and then 4 pm for the 7 pm division. This is the only Monday we play and the game times have to change to 2 and 4 pm because the Monday soccer leagues need the field that night. 

 

p.s. If anyone wants to help coach or run drills for the youth leagues on Tuesday nights please send Kevin an email right away. We need your help! It is only for 8 weeks until July 10th so it won't interfere with your summer. 

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created 17 days ago

Indoor Cancelled for Tonight...Tuesday May 8
Hello all Tuesday night players, the dome is still not approved to reopen since some lights fell down on Friday night. Therefore we will have to cancel tonight's Games. Sorry for the short notice but Bill thought they would be done checking all the lights today.  Please let your captains know if you are willing to play On Tuesday May 22nd in order to make up the game. Then captains can notify me of what the team thinks.   
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created 17 days ago

Sundays Indoor games are cancelled.
Sorry everyone but I could not find an alternative location to host the games for tomorrow so we will have to cancel them. Maybe you can use the extra time to get some lawn work done. Cheers!
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created 20 days ago

Urgent - Sundays Games might be cancelled
Hey all, the WISC dome suffered some damage (lights fell down) and so it is closed but I am trying to move the games to Oshawa. I will send out another email later tonight letting you know if I have been successful in moving the games. If I cannot get the games to be inside I may try moving them outside if the weather looks good and I can get turf.  Bye.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created 21 days ago

Indoor Today Cancelled
Hey indoor player, mother nature has really been cruel to us this weekend and so I am going to cancel the games for today. I know this sucks for the 10 of you that live right by the dome but the majority rules. Please spread the word, by text, to your teammates in case they don't check their emails. Stay home and stay safe and we will meet again soon. 
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sun Apr 15, 2018

Summer Ultimate

Good morning all DUC members, if you are entering a team please get your cheques or e-transfers in asap. I will be posting the list of who has paid this weekend. Some people are asking me to hold spots for them and I cannot do that. Money talks. If you end up being the odd team out then your team will not be playing unless I can magically create a team of individuals to even things out. Don't forget to fill in the team form. All the info is on the site under the registration info tab. 

If you are entering as an individual the same sort of first come first served system is in place. When I have enough individuals for a team I put the team on the official team list. If the team fills up too late then I cannot accommodate the team. We are accepting individual players for both the 5 pm and 7 pm Sunday evening divisions as well as the Wednesday division.

The sooner I get all the money the more time I have to work on balancing things. 

 All Sunday and Wednesday divisions will be run on some sort of ladder system. The competitive divisions have dissolved.

There will be no Thursday division due to lack of response/interest to the survey that was sent out earlier in the year. 

 

 

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Fri Apr 6, 2018

WISC Dome is Open Today at 11:45

Kevin is away today and asked me to let you know that the WISC dome will be open today at 11:45 am (Which is basically in 5 minutes).  In any case if you arrived early and it is closed and left, somebody from WISC should be arriving to open it soon.

Hoppy Easter!

Marc

Posted by Marc Zabudsky, Created Sun Apr 1, 2018

Summer Ultimate

Since it is the first day of spring I thought you would like to know that all the information for the summer leagues is up on the website. Just go to the homepage and click on the registration info tab at the top and pick the league you want info on. Individuals or teams can sign up for Sundays or Wednesday leagues. Spots in leagues are allocated on a first pay first served basis so either email transfer the money or send a cheque as soon as you can. Be aware that leagues may run on ladder schedules if there are not enough teams signing up for competitive divisions.  The Thursday league is unlikely to happen unless more people fill in the survey saying they want in. If you want to sign up a team for Thursday send me an email.

Please spread the word about our junior and youth leagues. I have attached flyers for you to pass along or post in your gyms or work areas. On the new fully sublimated jerseys players will be able to get their name and number on them and they are going to look super amazing!! But you must register by April 15 to guarantee your jersey by the start of the season. 

Junior League Poster 2018.jpg

Youth League Poster 2018.jpg

FYI-The last days for indoor are Sunday May 13th and Tuesday May 15th.

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Mar 20, 2018

DUC Women needed

DUC Community,

 

Foxx is a women’s ultimate touring team representing players from Durham Region and Peterborough.

 

This is the second year for Foxx and we are looking to expand and grow.  If you are interested in either competitive play or coming out to some practices to develop your skills with fellow female ultimate players, Foxx is for you!

 

For the 2018 season, we have two goals in mind: 

 

1.  To develop players through regular practice to improve confidence and skills in the game of Ultimate.

2.  To compete at the Ontario Ultimate Championship, building on results from last year with the goal of qualifying for the Canadian Ultimate Championships in Brampton.

 

We will be meeting up on Sunday, April 22 to give an overview of what our vision is for the season, run some drills and have a scrimmage.  Following April 22 we are hoping to select our competitive roster.  Signup using this form:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc2R11wB6wftpI5xLdzf9HdnQYFVAT7nHTo86nHx_rbvTGiXQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

Hope to see you there!

 

Foxx leadership team (Kelly-Anne, Laura & Deidre) and Coach Bobby Green

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sun Mar 18, 2018

DUC Junior Touring player info night

2018 Durham Junior Ultimate Touring Teams – Parent and Player Info Night

Are you born between 2000 and 2004?

Are you interested in playing ultimate competitively?

Parents and players are invited to join us to hear all about

the 2018 teams, our plans for the season, and to meet the coaches.

March 21st, 2018

Oshawa Civic Centre Meeting Room #3

Girls: 7 to 8pm

Boys: 8 to 9pm


Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/Lj6c9o9u10DllJyh1


*If you are born in 1999 you are able to play junior ultimate if you were enrolled in High School this past year.


Thanks!

Megan

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sun Feb 25, 2018

Indoor Leagues and march break
Hey all, since the Sunday league missed two games over the Christmas holidays, the only way to get in 28 games is to play over March Break. The Tuesday and Thursday leagues will not be playing over the March Break. If for some reason your Sunday team cannot field a full team for Mar 11 or 18 then you can give the other team the win and then pick up some players to just have a scrimmage. Please let your captains know asap if you cannot play on the March Break. Cheers!!
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sun Feb 25, 2018

Support for Jorja's Journey

Hello DUC Community:

There are two ways for you to support Jorja Gorham's Memorial Fund right now!

1. If you live in Bowmanville, order pizza from Dominos today for pick-up or delivery (905) 697-2100 and part of the proceeds go toward the Memorial Fund.

2. The "Just for Jorja Memorial Fund Auction" is open now with over 200 items that you can bid on.  You can also straight up donate through the website.  The auction closes in a few days so get on there and bid!

"A memorial fund is being set up in honour of Jorja’s memory which will be used to support her family through this difficult time. Going forward the Gorham’s will use this fund to keep Jorja’s memory alive by annually awarding a family or families who are fighting their own battles. They feel that helping others in their time of need is the best way to honour Jorja forever!"

 The website is https://www.32auctions.com/JORJAGORHAM in case the link above does not work.

Thank you from the DUC executive.

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Feb 21, 2018

Jorja Gorham

Dear DUC member,

It is with a very heavy heart that I am letting you know of the passing of Jodi and Dave Gorham’s 11 year old daughter who was in Sick Kid's Hospital battling Leukemia. Jorja was diagnosed in January and it was very treatable with a 95% cure rate, but unfortunately her body gave in and she passed away on Wednesday morning.

No words can express how devastating this has to be for the family. If you happen to see Jodi and Dave over the next little while please be aware that they are open to hugs, condolences and sharing memories but have requested that we do not ask any questions such as “How are you doing” and “what happened”.

Arrangements are pending and entrusted to NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, Bowmanville.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jodi, Dave and their son Davis.

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sun Feb 4, 2018

10 spots left in Thursday parity league

Parity is full

Sign up asap if you want to play in the second session starting in a few weeks. The link is on the right side of the homepage.

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Jan 17, 2018, Updated Sun Feb 4, 2018

Only 19 spots left for the next session of Thursday of Parity league
Games are either at 7 pm or 8 pm on Thursday nights at WISC. $120 gets you 12 games running from February to April. Caliber of play is very mixed. 
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Jan 10, 2018

Sponsor our youth Ultimate Players

Hi all DUC members, if anyone knows of a company or restaurant that might be interested in sponsoring our youth league players or our competitive junior teams please contact Kevin to discuss how we can make something work.  

If you sponsor the youth league (200 kids) your money will help offset the costs of the jerseys. This year we are planning on allowing players the option of ordering a fancier "BE Ultimate" jersey with their names on it which will increase the price significantly.

If you sponsor the junior competitive teams your donation can help offset the cost for each  player to play ultimate. Currently the junior players pay over $200 each to just go to a few tournaments and then if they go to nationals then the cost goes way up.

In return we can offer free advertising on our site or perhaps your logo on the jerseys. Or maybe we can provide free labour for something. If you are interested please let me know soon because summer registrations will be happening soon. Thanks for considering this request. Cheers!!

 

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sun Jan 7, 2018

Parity League
Happy New Year everyone!! We will be starting another round of Thursday night Parity league on February 8th. I have just opened up the registration so if you want to play go to the homepage and look on the right side for the registration link. If you want to check out the stats for this current session you can go to Thursday parity league, click on standings and then click on Leaders. The stats get converted into a salary (assist = $10000, D = $8000 etc.) and then the GMs have to trade players to stay within a certain salary range. The idea being that we try to maintain parity between the teams so that all the games are close ones. Another benefit of parity league is it is very social because you get to play with different people. We have worked hard to get this league working properly and we have a few more changes to make/try and then it will be perfect! As an example, I have been working with someone on designing a new app that will simply stat tracking and allow us to play regular speed point if we wish. Another change is that we will be keeping the rosters at a bare minimum (2 lines) in order to maximize everyone's playing time. The second session will be 12 weeks and will take you right up to the summer season. The cost is $120. Spots will go quickly so sign up soon. (27 male spots left and 13 females)
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sat Dec 30, 2017

Schedules for the next week

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all DUC members and their families!!

Sunday teams play again on Dec 31st...schedule already up

Tuesday teams resume play on Jan 2nd....schedule will go up soon.

Thursday teams resume play on Jan 4th....schedule will go up Jan 2 once the trading is complete.

 

Happy New Year!!

 

 

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sun Dec 24, 2017

DISC DESIGN FOR 2018
Good Afternoon, if you would like to submit a design for the 2018 DUC disc please have it in by December 31st.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Dec 12, 2017

Does your team need some coaching? Or do you want to play some pickup ultimate?

Hey all, if you are looking for some ultimate then try out the Pickup Ultimate on Saturday nights at the Oshawa CIvic field house at 9 pm. The cost is $6.60 for adults and less for juniors. Even if you only want to work on your throws it is a good dry and warm place to do that. 

If there are any teams (or individuals) that would want a coach (such as myself ) to work on some skills or strategy then send me an email and then we can arrange a Saturday where your team (or small group) shows up and gets some coaching. You tell us what you want to work on and we will design some drills to help you. Since you will be paying at the front desk on an individual basis there is no minimum number of people that you need. Well, I guess a minimum of 1 would be nice. 

If there are any coaches that would also like to volunteer their time to mentor teams please let me know and I can create a list. 

Cheers!!

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Nov 28, 2017

Competitive mixed gender boot camp and skills session registration is open
We will be offering a skills session (for competent throwers) starting on Thursday Dec 14th  and running every Thursday for 7 weeks until January 25th. So every Thursday, from 6-7 at the Oshawa Civic Field House, coaches from DUC will be offering their services to run drills and improve your fitness. There will be no scrimmages at these sessions, because scrimmages are for wussies. Just drills designed to bring your game from Average to Awesome! The drills will focus on cutting, marking, break mark passes and catching and will keep you moving. Players are expected to be fairly competent throwers. Playing in a game is lots of fun but it is hard to improve your game. Practice drills are what you need to succeed! Oh and we called it a boot camp so be prepared to do some fitness as well. Cost is $85 and there is only room for 16 players. Don't delay as this will fill up quick! The link to register is on the right side of the homepage and also below this paragraph.
 
http://www.durhamultimateclub.com/league/registration.aspx?rpid=2311&raid=1
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Nov 15, 2017

Indoor Ultimate update

Hey all, I have provided the dome with a box of ultimate equipment that is to be used for our Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday leagues. In the box are the following: 20 cones, 2 flags, an orange roll of field tape and also our scoreboards. If this box system works, this means captains will not have to bring their own cones each week and we will not have to collect or set up cones for each game. The captains of the first games will just have to ask the employees to get the box and then the captains will set up their fields. After the last set of games we will need the captains (or whoever) to collect the cones, put them in the box and give the box to the employees to put away. It is very important that we all work together to make sure that the contents of the box remain unchanged. 

For Tuesdays there is a circular orange roll of field tape that is to be run down the middle of the whole field to create a boundary between the two fields. The roll is designed so that if you hold the black thing on the inner part of the roll the orange part can spin freely. To set it up just have one person hold the black thing of the orange roll while the other person runs the length of the field with the loose end. Then put sand bags on the ends to keep it straight. When rolling it up it is best to have someone hold  the loose end of the tape while the person with the orange end rolls it up tightly. If the tape is too loose it gets all frayed. When done just put it in the box and ask the employees to put it away.

The flags are only used for Thursdays to indicate that the stat trackers are ready for the game to proceed. 

Lets hope it all works out this Tuesday.

Cheers!!

 

Other Info that you may want to know.

I am working with the dome on the issues regarding soccer teams not ending on time and have recommended clocks that count down and that make a loud buzzing sound when time expires. I have also expressed that no groups should be allowed to go over their time and that this has to be enforced by the employees. For the record, games end at 5 minutes to the hour. and we are not allowed on the field until the hour.  In the mean time please get your games going as soon as you can. I see many teams wasting 10 minutes warming up when they could be playing. Do not get into any confrontations with parents or coaches. And if you don't start on time please try to at least finish on time so that then I can deal with the people before us and not have to worry about problems we create for later users. 

The dome had ordered a washroom building but the vendor did not deliver and so the dome is working on solving this issue. 

The dome will eventually have larger entrance ways and a building in front with real washrooms but the timeline on these is uncertain. 

Parking will likely suck for the rest of your life. I will look into hiring students to do valet parking or perhaps some sort of wagon that rolls around the parking lot that we can just jump on. I know at my local strawberry patch they have one during the summer and I am pretty sure they aren't using it right now.  So for now just be prepared to walk a bit before your game. 

 

 

 

 

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Nov 13, 2017

Sunday Information
Hey all Sunday players, the schedule is up for the next 5 weeks. I formed 3 groups within the 22 team division. The top two groups have 6 teams each and then the bottom group has 10 teams. After 5 weeks of round robin games there will be some movement between divisions unless the team moving down and the team that should be moving up BOTH agree that they do not want to move. In order to get an extra time slot we have to have 1 game a week at the Oshawa Civic from 11 am - noon. I will attempt to make sure that all teams equally share this time slot unless there is a team that wants to play there a lot. Please read the indoor rules posted on the website under rules prior to the first game. You are probably not aware of at least 2 rules posted there. If anyone wants to join the Sunday Indies, then as long as you pay to play you are allowed to play on two Sunday teams. The sign up is on the right hand side of the homepage. At the moment I have 5 guys and 3 girls signed up, however, my lovely wife and I will play until we get enough people. The games at WISC (695 Rossland Road West) are all in the new dome which is behind the small dome. The washrooms will be outside in some sort of trailer, I know that sounds really bad, and there will be no change rooms. Remember that there is no food (even for your kids) or drinks other than water allowed in the dome. We have a good reputation with WISC so lets not ruin it. And please keep your shirts on. There will always be other users in the dome at the same time as us so stripping down is not cool. With the growth of the division from 18 teams to 22 this is going to be our best season and I expect there will be lots of close games. Remember too that we will be tracking stats for the first 14 weeks and then clearing all the stats and playing a second half of the season starting from scratch. There will also be some sort of mini playoff during the last 2 or 3 weeks of each 14 week session. See you out there!!! 
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Oct 18, 2017

Tuesday and Thursday indoor games are cancelled
Hey all, I just got off the phone with Bill and he says they don't have occupancy so no one can use the fields. Everything is done but the building inspector says they need collapsible doors. And the dome people say they have never installed collapsible doors in the 1000s of some they have installed. Anyways the bottom line is we have to cancel the games for tonight and Thursday. I'm sorry to give you notice so late but bill also forgot to email me this info this morning when he found out. Luckily I called him about a different matter. 
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Oct 17, 2017

Tuesday and Thursday indoor games are cancelled
Hey all, I just got off the phone with Bill and he says they don't have occupancy so no one can use the fields. Everything is done but the building inspector says they need collapsible doors. And the dome people say they have never installed collapsible doors in the 1000s of some they have installed. Anyways the bottom line is we have to cancel the games for tonight and Thursday. I'm sorry to give you notice so late but bill also forgot to email me this info this morning when he found out. Luckily I called him about a different matter. 
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Oct 17, 2017

Parity League Info

Hi parity players, please read the appropriate sheet i(depending on which phone you have) in order to get set up to track stats.

Parity tracking stats with android.docx

Parity tracking stats with iphone.docx

 

Rules

All indoor rules apply except the following:

  1. Changes can only occur after points.
  2. After a point is scored the disc is brought to the front-middle of the endzone.
  3. Play only resumes once the stats keeper signals readiness.
  4. No footblocks

Stats Rules and point values

  1. A turnover is either a throwaway or a drop. It is the throwers responsibility to throw a catchable pass to a player taking into consideration the skill of the player. In other words, if a reasonably thrown disc hits a player in the hands it is a drop but throwing a bullet pass to a weaker play who drops it a throwing error.
  2. A D is usually when a defender gets a hand to a disc but can also be counted if a player stalls a player out or legally blocks out an offensive player from getting to the disc. Use your judgement.
  3. Points/Salary will be awarded on the following system.
    1. Goal $10 000,
    2. Assists $10 000
    3. Callahans $10 000
    4. Catches $1000
    5. Completed pass $1000
    6. D-blocks/Stall down/Box out $8000
    7. Drops -$5000
    8. Throwaways -$5000

Stats keeping

  1. All players are responsible for tracking the stats at some time during the season, however, we may not need to use everyone.
  2. Show up early to get the program working on your phone or tablet and to load up the team names that you are tracking.
  3. Try to learn the names before the game. Call out the play by play. Example: Sally to Derek to Mike to Sally for a point
  4. Stand near the team’s bench so they can help you keep track of who has the disc and who did what.
  5. If you make a mistake try to write down which point it occurred on so we can possibly fix it after the game. There is an undo function but you may not have time to use it.

Trading

  1. If a team is above the salary cap they must make a trade to bring them under.
  2. If a team is below the salary floor they must make a trade to bring them above.
  3. Teams must trade so that they maintain the proper gender balance.
  4. Both captains must agree on the trade.
  5. If a trade cannot be arranged by captains then the Parity Convenors will step in to make a trade.
  6. Players cannot be traded away after their first game with a new team.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Oct 16, 2017, Updated Mon Oct 16, 2017

Players needed asap for Sunday Indoor team

Hey all, we have 21 teams for the Sunday indoor division and so I need to create a team of individuals asap. If you want to play go to the website and click on the link on the right hand side to get in on this team. The first 16 people to sign up are on the team. One of the unfortunate things about this situation is that I originally had 9 people sign up for this team and then when I thought I had only 20 teams I refunded all their money and sent them all regrets. Well now I need all those people back because a 21st team has suddenly signed up. So if you want to play go sign up now. So far the only person on the team is me and I can't do it alone.

 

p.s. we also need 8 more people to sign up for the Thursday skills session before we can make a go of it. 

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Fri Oct 13, 2017

Tonight's game
I just received a text from a fall player saying the games for tonight have been moved inside at the civic. I'm not sure if you will have a full field so you  might have to play on mini fields. Good Luck
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Oct 11, 2017

Improve your ultimate skills in just 7 weeks

Skills Development Session 1

Want to up your game? Tired of watching NETFLIX every night? DUC has the solution. We will be offering a skills session starting in Mid-October and running for 7 weeks. Every Thursday night, from 7-8 at the Whitby Dome (AKA WISC) coaches from DUC will be offering their services to run drills and improve your game. There will be no scrimmages at these sessions, because scrimmages are for wussies. Just drills designed to bring your game from Average to Awesome! The drills will focus on the basics from throwing, cutting, marking and catching and will keep you moving. Playing in a game is lots of fun but it is hard to improve your game because everyone yells at you when you make a mistake. Practice drills are what you need to succeed! We won't yell at you, we will just gently encourage you to do things our way. So if you are interested please sign up asap as there are only 22 spots available. Cost is $75. The link is below in case you want to be the first to sign up. If the links don't work, then you can find the link on the right side of the homepage.

Click Here to sign up now and change your life forever!!

or try here

Click here to meet with singles in your area for 7 weeks at the Whitby dome

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Oct 5, 2017

Bring a friend Night is this Monday Oct 2 at 7:30

Open House night for beginners/bring a friend night
On Monday October 2nd from 7:30-9 pm DUC will be holding an open house night for new players to come and try out the sport at no cost. The event will be at WISC which is located at  695 Rossland Rd W, Whitby. Look for a white dome right beside Donald A Wilson High School. We encourage current DUC players to find a friend or family member who has shown interest in ultimate and drag them out. We will have coaches on hand to teach you some throws and rules and answer any questions you might have. We may even play a small game if there is time.   Any new player that comes will receive a free disc!!

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sat Sep 30, 2017, Updated Mon Oct 2, 2017

Thursday Parity League will pretty much just be a hat league where we track stats
Hey all, I have opened the parity registration again because there were many people who emailed me after the deadline to see if they could get in. I am aiming for 50 people and we have 34 at the moment. I have heard that some people are nervous about signing up because they fear being traded. We will not be trading every week as there will not be enough teams to support that. We will likely make 2 or 3 changes throughout the season and we will change many of the players at one time. We will have to figure out how to track the stats, how to compile the stats and what value to give to each stat so it translates into a salary, and that will take time and experimentation. I imagine that we might make our first set of changes after 3  weeks and then another set of changes at 6 and 9 weeks. Then we will see if the teams are pretty close in skill and let them ride for the remainder of the 14 games. When we make the changes there will likely be half the team moved to a new team, but not the same team, so that everyone gets to play with new people. We will basically use this first session as a way to learn how to do the stats. We will likely make the weekly game stats public but will not make the full stats public. If we choose to make public the totals then players can ask us not to publish their stats if they wish. Go sign up now!!
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Sep 25, 2017

Indoor Teams so far

Sunday League                          

 

Team Name

Division Request

Captain

etransfer Received or postmark

Date deposited

amounts

1

Flick N hammered

Rec

Geoff Miller(cona)

Sept 2

Sept 10

3000

2

SPIN

Rec

Will Nathan

Sept 5

cheque

3000

3

Turf Warriors

Rec

Chad Johnston

Sept 11

Sept 11

3000 (043205)

4

Victor

Rec

Victor Rehorst

Sept 10

Cheque

3000

5

Break Fast

Inter

Megan Green

Sept 10

Cheque

3000

6

Whack

Comp

Kelly-Anne

Sept 14

Sept 14

3000(6D86F6)

7

Telefrancais

Comp

Poloz/rhian

Sept 14

Sept 14

3000(7B267E)

8

Unknown

 

Bryan Sigsworth

Sept 14

Sept 14

3000(E896A7)

9

Afternoon Delight

Rec

Andrew Morari

Sept 15

Sept 18

3000(B537EA)

10

175 gram Ecstasy

comp

Randy Aitken

Sept 15

Cheque

3000

11

Hazell

Rec

Ryan Hazell

Sept 15

Sept 18

3000(66C097)

12

Bryce’s team

Comp

Bryce Zimny

Sept 15

Sept 18

3000(CF30D4)

13

Huck U

Inter

Mark Crawford

Sept 23

Cheque

3000

14

Clockwork Orange

Inter

Allan Latter

Sept 19

cheque

3000

15

Fast Count

Comp

Jamie Millage

Sept 19

Cheque

3000

16

Top Mark

Inter

Jamie Millage

Sept 19

Cheque

3000

17

Winter goats

Rec

Arthur graham

Sept 25

Sept 30

3000(4F9D7C)

18

Flick it

Rec

Derek M

Sept 20

cheque

 

19

Top Gun

 

Paul Atkinson

coming

 

 

20

Mighty Hucks

 

Glenn Baker

coming

 

 

21

Individuals

Rec

Kevin MacLeod

9players

Need9more

 

 

Tuesday league

Team Name

Division Request

Captain

etransfer Received or postmark

Date deposited

amounts

Beer Pressure

Rec

Will Nathan

Sept 5

cheque

4400

Fuzzinators

Rec

Alex Cox

Sept 12

Cheque

4400

Kootie Katchers

Comp

Gough

Sept 10

Cheque

4400

Best Before

Comp

Junko

Sept 11

Sept 19/20

2200 + 2200

Whiskey Discs

Rec

Dave Pomerleau

Coming?

 

 

Smack Talk

Comp

Wayne Haggarty

In the mail

 

 

Jurassic Mark

Rec

Cheryl Rogers/ Kevin Jay

Coming?

 

 

See You Tuesday??

 

Glen baker

coming

 

 

 

 

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Sep 14, 2017, Updated Sat Sep 30, 2017

INDOOR ultimate registrations are happening now.

2017/2018 INDOOR NEWS

The Durham Ultimate club is pleased to announce that this year we will have three different indoor leagues for you to choose from. For all the details please click on registration info at the top of the page and then click on 2017 Indoor.

Please note that to play in any of DUC’s indoor leagues you must have purchased a DUC membership. Please also be aware that all indoor league games will occur at the Whitby Indoor Soccer Centre at 695 Rossland Road West in Whitby.

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Fri Sep 1, 2017

Playoffs and Regular Season

Regular Season winners:

5 pm Recreational - Weapons of Mass Disctruction

5 pm Competitive - The Landsharks

7 pm - Barely Legal

Playoff Winners

5 pm Recreational - Bad Mutha Hucka's

5 pm Competitive - The Mighty Hucks

7 pm - Barely Legal 

 

Congratulations to all teams on their season and or playoff wins!!

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Fri Sep 1, 2017

Playoffs

PLAYOFF NEWS

The playoff schedules are below. Please read them carefully so that you know the rules as the rules may be different in different divisions. If you see any mistakes in the schedules or rules please send kevin and email right away. Please make sure your team is ready on time for your first games and that your team tries their best in every game. Even though your team may not be going to the finals, your results against other teams can factor into who does go. Remember to bring a light and a dark shirt in case of jersey conflicts. Captains of the 5 pm recreational division will be required to enter their scores online so we can track who the two teams are that will advance to the finals. This is only required for this division because those teams play 6 games and the math may get tricky. 

Playoffs 7 pm Division.docx

Playoffs 5 pm Recreational.docx  (captains please enter your scores online after games)

Playoffs 5 pm Competitive.docx

VERY IMPORTANT INFO about the finals

Please note that the finals for the 7 pm division will be on Tuesday August 29th from 9-10:40 pm on Field 5 (not Field 1 like last year) and that the finals for the 5 pm division will be on Wednesday August 30th from 8:30-10:10 pm on field 3 (not field 1 or 5). If anyone is free to be a linesperson for the games please let Kevin know by email. 

 

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Aug 22, 2017, Updated Tue Aug 22, 2017

Tuesday Indoor 7 on 7
Hi all members, if you are planning on entering a team in the 7 on 7 Tuesday night winter league please go to the forum and put your name and your team name in the discussion that I just started. If you are playing on a team please make sure your captain enters your team name. Cheers!
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sat Aug 19, 2017

2017/18 DUC Indoor Ultimate News

 Hey all Durham Players!! This coming indoor season we will be offering a wide variety of opportunities to keep on top of your game. Here is some brief info on each of them:

1. 6 on 6 Sunday afternoon Indoor (gender ratio 4:2) in Whitby – We had 18 teams of various skills and ran this as 3 divisions of 6 teams with movement between division after every 5 weeks. If your team wants to keep playing all winter then this is the easiest and cheapest way to do it. If you can’t get your whole team to sign up then you can sign up as individuals and I will keep you together. Last year we had 16 team entries and 2 teams of individuals.

2. 7 on 7 Tuesday night Indoor – this league has all the excitement of the real game except for that nasty wind. We may be moving this league to the Taunton and Rossland area in order to get a better price and also better times. Most games will have 7 pm and 8 pm starts. Last year we only had 8 team entries but this year we will be making a push for some teams of individuals.

3. NEW this year will be a Thursday night Parity/Hat league. The league will have the same indoor rules, except it incorporates individual statistical tracking, balanced team competition, and social mayhem! Player stats (eg. goals, assists, D’s, turnovers) for each game are tracked, and these stats (along with game scores) are submitted weekly. Player values increase and decrease based on their statistics. GM's can trade players throughout the season and are essentially forced to do so in order to stay under league-imposed ‘salary caps’. Registration is for individuals only. Teams will not have large rosters so only players who can make it each week should sign up. If you would like to play with someone all season, you must be a GM and draft/trade for them! If anyone would like to be a team GM for this season please send me an email. If anyone has been a GM for a parity league before and wants to be the league director and oversee everything please also send me an email.

 

Kevin MacLeod

DUC League Administrator

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Fri Aug 11, 2017

Fall League

Hi all DUC members, If you want to play fall league please sign up this weekend. The original deadline was today and since I received so many emails with people asking for me to reopen the registration I have done so. If you had friends that said they were going to sign up please email them to make sure they did.  And be aware, if you do not sign up then you may go through withdrawal in September and October with no ultimate to play. The link to sign up is on the homepage and also right here:

http://www.durhamultimateclub.com/league/registration.aspx?rpid=2282&raid=1

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Aug 10, 2017

Check your schedules carefully

Hey all, please check your schedules carefully this week as game times are earlier because it is August.

Wednesday and Thursday start at 6:45.

5 pm Sunday teams have two games this weekend with the first at 2 pm and the second at 4 pm

7  pm Sunday teams start at 6 pm.

It might be a rough week for those of you that play on Sundays at both 5 pm and 7 pm but think of it as warm up for playoffs.

Have fun!!

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Aug 7, 2017

Monday games
Hey Captains of 7 pm Sunday teams,Good News, we have a 4th team that cannot play, so I can now put up the schedule. Thanks for your patience and good Luck on Monday!!
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Fri Aug 4, 2017

Monday games
Hey Captains of 7 pm Sunday teams, I have 3 teams that can't play on Monday which leaves 13 that can. Unfortunately, that means one team will not be able to play because I cannot schedule 13 teams. If anyone out there would like to volunteer to be that team it would make my life easier, otherwise I will have to draw a name from a hat. The three teams, in the order that they told me they could not play are, Bulging Discs, Discs of Hazzard and Barry and the Tigers. Let me know right away if you can be that team. Cheers!!
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Aug 3, 2017

DUC makeup games

Hey all, what a crazy season this has been with all the rain we have had. I don't recall any season where we missed more than one game due to weather or conditions and this year we have missed 3 already. The good news is the grass looks great!!  

In order to make up one of the games that was cancelled because of poor field conditions we will be scheduling games on the Monday of the long weekend. The 5 pm teams will begin play at 1:30 and the 7 pm teams will play at 3:30. We cannot run the games at a later time that day because (since it is a Monday) the later time slots are booked by other users.

In order to make up for the 5 pm teams that missed a game on July 16th I will be scheduling all 5 pm teams for a double header on August 13th.

We realize that these changes may cause chaos with some/many teams but with so many games being missed we want to offer as much for your money as possible. 

I will update the schedules this week. Cheers!

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Jul 24, 2017

5 pm games cancelled
 5 pm games are cancelled but 7 pm is still on. Cross your fingers for no thunder.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sun Jul 16, 2017

Games tonight
We have a rain delay at the moment. Games can start once we have not heard thunder for 1/2 hour. 
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sun Jul 16, 2017

Games Cancelled for tonight but stud may practice

Sorry guys and gals but Clarington has cancelled the fields for tonight (Thursday) so we can't play. Feel free to still go for wings. 

Stud should consider practicing on the grass near the school. Your coaches will contact you hopefully to let you know if you will be practicing. I expect you would since you have a tournament this weekend. Please don't go on the field. 

 

Ryan Pierce I need your backwards 88 shorts by tomorrow to send to VC 

DK I need your mispelled BHS jersey by tomorrow so i can send to VC

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Jun 29, 2017

No Games This Weekend
Just a reminder that there are no DUC League games this weekend. Happy Canada day everyone!!!
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Jun 28, 2017

Fields Cancelled for Sunday

SUNDAY JUNE 25TH GAMES CANCELLED

Hey all Sunday players, the city of Oshawa has closed all their fields until Monday so there will be no games this Sunday. Sorry for the bad news. Kevin

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sat Jun 24, 2017, Updated Sun Jun 25, 2017

DUC Memberships

Hey team administrators, I hope your season is going well. Please go and look at your public team rosters to make sure that all your players are on the list. The public roster is the one that anyone in the league can see by clicking on your team and then choosing roster. If any of your playears are not there please make sure they do not play until they have a membership otherwise you will default the games they play in.  Last year we had to fine some players $100 for playing without memberships.

 

Also, please speak with your team to see if they would want to make up the game that was rained out a few weeks ago by playing on the Monday of the August long weekend. The games would run similar to the May long weekend games that ran at 2 pm and 4 pm. I will send you another email in a couple weeks to see what your players thought of this idea. Inform them that there is no other way to make up the game because the season goes right until the end of August.

 

Thanks for all your hard work!!

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Jun 15, 2017

Tonights Games
The Durham District School Board(DDSB) has not yet cancelled the fields for tonight so the games are on. If I get an email later today cancelling the permit I will pass along the information right away so check your email. I will be coming to the games to deliver jerseys to the 5 teams that signed up as individuals so even if it is raining please wait for me. I will do the Julie Payette fields first. If there is lightning during a game you should leave the field and not return to the field until 30 minutes after the last lightning/Thunder.  If games are cancelled for weather related reasons they cannot be rescheduled due to lack of days available. 
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed May 31, 2017

Thursday's games are cancelled tonight
Sorry everyone but the city has cancelled all games tonight. 
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu May 25, 2017

Wednesday schedule

Hi all, I apologize the schedule is not up yet but the ddsb just approved the last permits today. I will have the schedule up later tonight and all Wednesday teams will be starting tomorrow. The game will occur at 7 pm you just need to know where. The Julie Payette field runs two games easily side by side, but the other four locations will have to run only one field and usually on a diagonal across the small soccer field. Unfortunately, field space is very limited in Oshawa and this is the best we can get. I could find better fields in Courtice/Bowmanville but generally people object to this. If you have cones please bring them each week so you can line the fields as best as possible. Please also survey the fields for divots or holes. For some reason elementary kids sometimes like to dig holes right in the middle of the field.

The Diagonal Field Locations are as follows:

Dr CF Cannon Public School (South Oshawa) - start the field way back in the North West corner and run down towards the soccer goal. Try to avoid the path that cuts from the school to the South West corner.

Glen Street Public School (South Oshawa) - run the field in a North-West to South East direction towards the baseball diamond. There is one rather large divot in the middle of the field and then aother smaller one a little south east of it. My plan is to fill them in with soil and sod sometime soon but for now stick some cones on top of them.

Sir Samuel Steele Public School (North Whitby)- You can get one field on the south side of the goal posts that runs past the goal posts to give you a little more length or run it diagonally across the field. 

Lakewoods Public School (South Oshawa)- Run a diagonal field across the soccer field from the North East corner to  the South West corner. Please keep an eye of the GL Roberts field to the South and let me know if the field is not being used. 

Since these fields will take some getting used to please take it easy on "border line" out of bounds calls. It is after all just a rec league.

That's all for now. I have to coach the youth ultimate tonight and then I will get that schedule out. Cheers.

 

 

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue May 23, 2017

Ontario Ultimate Championships
Registration for OUC 2017 is open!

OUC 2017 will be held in Waterloo on July 8-9.

Tournament Cost: $450

Registration is through Ultimate Canada and all information can be found here:  https://canadianultimate.com/en_ca/p/cuc-2017-tournament-central

Fees will be collected by Ontario Ultimate upon registration.

Teams can select to play in "Regionals Only" or choose to enter a bid for "CUC Series".

All tournament information can be found here:  https://www.wods.ca/OUC2017

Please share with all your teams and players!

Michelle Meilleur
Executive Director
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Fri May 19, 2017

2017 DUC season

Hi Friends, this is a mass email with some quick info.

  • Sunday season starts on holiday Monday, games at 2 pm and 4 pm. Cones and discs will be handed out on the Monday at 1 pm by the Ritson Baseball diamond. 
  • If you haven't bought your membership you cannot play any games so buy it now!!
  • Wednesday and Thursday leagues start next week
  • For Wednesday league we have spots for 10 males and 1 female
  • For Thursday league we need 3 females

Have a great week!!

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon May 15, 2017

How to add players to the roster

    The following was copied and pasted from the captain's meeting minutes:

    General procedure is to click on team settings, players, add player to roster, select 2017 as the season and then search for your players and follow the instructions. If you cannot find a player then they either haven’t purchased their membership or you are spelling their name wrong.  

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue May 9, 2017

Captains Meeting Minutes

Here are the minutes from the meeting: Dates for playoffs are included. The embedded file has the same information in case you want to print the minutes. 

2017 Spring Captain meeting.docx

 

2017 Preseason Captain’s Meeting minutes

 

Attendance(HIGHLIGHTED TEAMS REPRESENTED AT MEETING)

·         7 Ladder = 15 (Discs of Hazard, The Band’s back together, Breaking Bad, Young Guns, Studfury, Bulging Discs,  Indiscribable, Netflicks, Shark Bait, Huck’n Hustlers, Top Gun, Ultimate for Dummies, Pain in the Grass, Fuzzy Kittens, Alex Sisson,

·         5C = 6 ( slings of David, TBD, Highland Huckers, Landsharks,  Mighty Hucks, Sugar Drifts)

·         5R = 7  (Bad Mutha Huckers, Disc N Roses, Flick and Hammered,  Redisculus, Weapons of Mass DISCtruction, Scuff, Ryan Hazell)

·         Wednesday team Poachers

 

 

  1. Introductions – Kevin MacLeod, Jodi Gorham, Chris Beatty and Bryce Zimny
  2. Divisions – Last teams to enter may be asked to switch divisions or may not play this year unless we can find another team.
  3. Memberships $33.90 Adult and $16.95 for under 18. Memberships run from April to end of March the following year. Players must purchase these in order to be selected for any team rosters.
  4. Rosters –
    1. Instructions to captains explaining how to set up their teams this year was discussed. General procedure is to click on team settings, players, add player to roster, select 2017 as the season and then search for your players and follow the instructions. If you cannot find a player then they either haven’t purchased their membership or you are spelling their name wrong.  
    2. Players must be on roster 24 hours prior to the game in order to be eligible to play.
    3. Players cannot be added to the roster until they have purchased a membership. Membership must be payed online. If players have Paypal fears or troubles captains can accept cash from players and then use their own credit card to sign up the player.  
    4. It is up to players and captains to make sure they appear on the team’s public roster prior to playing in a game. Last year the captains agreed to fine two players $100 for playing without a membership. Players who do this put the whole league in jeopardy.
    5. In order to play in playoffs players must have been on the team roster prior to July 31st . Kevin will lock the rosters on August 1st to prevent further changes. If teams need players after this time they must email Kevin to request that a certain player be added.
    6. If there are new captains email Kevin to make switch and give new captain the powers, or stay behind after the meeting.
  5. Playoffs – once again scheduled at the end of August to allow teams to play a couple extra league games. (Question about changing the dates for playoffs because of Nationals, leagues hands are tied)

5 pm teams - Saturday August 26,

7 pm teams - Sunday August 27.

Formats
7 pm Ladder – Top 8 and bottom 8. Top 2 teams advance to finals.  

       5 pm Competitive – 6 teams, round robin tournament with top 2 advancing to finals.

5 pm Recreational – two pools of 4 playing a round robin and then top 2 from each pool doing a cross over semi-final with winners advancing to the final

The final game for each division playoffs will be held during the week following ideally August 29 at the civic but it will depend on which days we can get fields. Game times for the finals will be 7 pm or 9 pm. Will continue to try and get observers/linespeople for finals.

  1. Team Names: Try to keep them clean. More youth and parents are visiting the site these days.
  2. Wednesday league, we need about 20 people to have 10 teams. 5 teams entered as teams.
  3. Thursday league – 90 people replied positively to survey, however registration has been slow. Reasons? We will have 4 teams for sure but hope to get to 6. Games in Bowmanville likely
  4. Prizes: All league division winners and playoff winners to receive gold discs. (Suggestion to do silver disc/NO)
  5. Insurance – through Ontario Ultimate.  When players buy their memberships they will check off box having said they agree with waiver.
  6. Start Date – Long weekend Monday May 22nd  (5 pm teams @ 2 pm, 7 pm teams @ 4 pm) Captains must explain to their team that this is the only Monday we play on and that all other games will be on Sundays.
  7. HolidSpirit Committee – In the case of a conflict of interest the spirit committee will be asked to decide on consequences for teams breaking rules such as playing illegal players during a playoff game. (Volunteers, Bill, Crawford, Brad, Sisson, Teresa, Derek, Randy A)

 

  1. Rules –
    1. For Competitive Divisions the full UPA rules will govern play. Major change is that foot blocks are in and so is gender matching. If the receiving team plays 4 girls and 3 guys the pulling team must match. 
    2. Recreational leagues will still play with no footblocks and a standard 4 male, 3 female ratio. (voted by captains)       * Captains can overrule rules based on mutual agreement For Ladders footblocks and gender matching are in for top 6 teams,
    3. All captains should read the rules. (download App for I-phone)
    4. DUC awards 3 points for a win, 2 for a tie, 1 for a loss and 0 for a defaulted game.
    5. Home team maintains team jerseys in case of colour conflict. Captains should add their colours to the website.
    6. Teams not ready on time – 1pt every 5 mins starting 5 min after the hour (After 25 minutes the game is defaulted). To signal readiness teams must take the line. 
    7. Games Length - Hard cap 1 hour and 40 minutes after the scheduled start time. So for a 5 pm game this would mean hard cap at  6:40.   A hard time cap is the ending of the game once a predetermined time of play has elapsed and after the current scoring attempt is completed.
    8. Half Time - half time occurs when a team reaches a score of 8. On Windy days captains can agree to a different half time total

 

14.   Tie Breakers: Were discussed and these will be the new tie breakers for playoffs and for regular season.

                                                               i.      Head to Head record

                                                              ii.      Head to Head plus minus

                                                            iii.      Total points against including all games in regular season or playoff games

                                                            iv.      Least defaulted games

                                                             v.      Spirit points

                                                            vi.      Coin flip

 

  1. Discs – 18 per team and captain is responsible for giving them out.
  2. League Party -  Family Fun day proposed for August during the day. BBQ, DISC GOLF tournament, Cups tournament etc. Possibility of a night time party as well, but on a different day in September. Party planning Coordinators are still needed.
  3. Beach Tournament –  July 29
  4. Score boards/Cones – Cones and scoreboards will be provided to new teams.  Also, there are good apps on smartphones that can easily keep track of scores. 4 cones should be used to designate each endzone and these cones are used to determine in or out. Extra cones can be used along the sidelines for vision or safety reasons. 
  5. Spirit – continuing to use the new spirit scoring system where 2 is the default, a 3 should be given to teams that were above average and a 4 for a team that was over the top.   Please continue to do a spirit game and choose players of the game. 
  6. Elementary Youth League – Whitby and Bowmanville Division
  7. High School League - Still room for more players in both leagues  
  8. U18 Junior Team – All information on the website. We hope to take both a boys and girls teams to a couple tournaments including No borders and regionals.
  9. Use the forum to communicate but if you have a question for the league administrator please just send an email as the forum is not reviewed regularly. Keep all comments professional.
  10. Sublist - must be a DUC member to be on the list. Subs can only sub once a day. To get on the list or to find players on the list look under registration on the main page.
  11. Callahan Charity tournament,- May 27th. All information on the site under TOURNAMENTS in Bowmanville this year
  12. Skills Clinics - Watchout for player development on the forum. Stacey wants to run a girls clinic
  13. Coaching Clinics -  none planned at the moment,
  14. Teams needing players:  look on forum
  15. Indoor-

a.       Length of season -  Every agreed it was good

b.       March Break – games ran with minimal subs

c.        Easter  - two captains had trouble fielding teams but the rest were fine

d.       Play offs -  was not discussed

30.  New Business:

·         Can we play games Monday afternoon/nights of the long weekends?  Kevin will look into it

·         Can we try to get some outdoor pick up times – done this in the past and they were not well attended at all.

·         Hoping for Thursday indoor league in winter.

·         Indoor Tuesdays may move to Whitby if the price is better.

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sun Apr 30, 2017, Updated Sun Apr 30, 2017

DUC quick updates

Hey all, sorry to bother you on your Holiday Monday but I have some quick info points:

1. Captain's meeting is this Friday. If your team has not signed up yet you should do that today to ensure that you get into the division of your choice. The updated list is on the homepage under news.

2. Everyone should buy their membership for 2017 this week so that captains can start building their teams after the Captain's Meeting.

3. If you want to play in the Thursday league please register very soon. Due to many requests from individual players we are allowing individuals to sign up and be guaranteed a spot on a first come first served basis. We are also alllowing small groups and teams to enter. No matter how you sign up spots will be given on a first come first served basis so please sign up as soon as you can. We don't expect the league to be too competitive for a few years, but it definitely isn't for beginners who have never played before. You should be of average skill and want to improve. If you and your spouse both want to play but can't afford the baby sitter perhaps you could share your spot with another couple and make an arrangement where the male spouse A plays with female spouse B one week and then the next week female spouse A plays plays with male spouse B.  In this case only Couple A would sign up and couple B would put their names on the sub list. Couple B would share the cost with couple A. As long as everyone has a membership this will be allowed.

4. The Wednesday league is filling up quickly. If you want in sign up asap. At the moment we have 6 teams and then enough individuals for another 1/2 team. I would like to try and get 8 teams for this season. We have tons of girls so we need some more males to join. 

5. If you haven't signed up your children for the youth leagues please do so soon. And if everyone can like our facebook page that would help us get the word out. Please click this link. https://www.facebook.com/Durham-Ultimate-Club-Youth-League-717369161717340/?ref=bookmarks

Thanks for your patience in reading all this information. 

Cheers for now!!

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Apr 17, 2017

DUC registrations

Hello valued DUC members, registration for all summer programs is in full swing and leagues are filling up. Please do not wait to the last minute to register or you risk not playing. If there are an odd number of teams that sign up for a division, and I cannot magically find another team, then you will not be playing this year. Reminder that for the Wednesday and Thursday leagues we are allowing individual, small groups less than 8 and team entries this year. 

If there are any teachers receiving this email please help us promote the youth leagues at your schools. I have attached some posters with the information. And here is a link to our facebook page please like it so all your friends see it.  DUC Facebook.  

Please also contact us if you have any ideas on how to better reach the youth aged 9-16.

Youth League Poster 2017.jpg

Junior League Poster 2017.jpg

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sat Apr 8, 2017

Teams Registered so far

Please remember that leagues fill up on a first come first served basis. If you end up being the odd numbered team then you will not be able to play in that division.

2017 Teams registered so far

Updated April 20

5 pm Recreational

Team #

Team Name

Payment type

Date rec’d

Team Form

1

SCUFF

cheque

March 16

yes

2

Weapons of mass …

cheque

March 20

yes

3

Ryan Hazel

etransf5693C4

Mar 31

yes

4

Redisculus

Cheque

Mar 30

yes

5

Flick ‘N hammered

Etransf73cc30

April 9

yes

6

BMH

Cheque in mail

 

yes

7

Disc N Roses

etransfF147BE

April 17

yes

8

Bad Mutha huckers

 

 

 

5 pm competitive

Team #

Team Name

Payment type

Date rec’d

Team Form

1

Slings of David

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Mar 31

yes

2

Mighty Hucks

Cheque

April 18

yes

3

Highland Huckers

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April 17

yes

4

landsharks

Etransf7B2114

April 20

yes

5

TBD

 

 

 

Teams last year

 Sugar Drifts

STUDFURY

 

 

 

7 pm Ladder

Team #

Team Name

Payment type

Date rec’d

Team Form

1

Bulging Discs

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March 18

yes

2

Discs of Hazzard (Spenser Kristensen)

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March 23

yes

3

The Band’s Back Together(Sigsworth)

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Mar 31

yes

4

Netflix

Etrans64A17E

Mar 31

yes

5

Sharkbait

Etransf5E7175

April 8

yes

6

Fuzzy Kittens

Etransf550FE6

April 8

yes

7

StudFury

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April 8

yes

8

Alex Sisson

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April 12

 

9

Pain in the Grass

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April 14

yes

10

Indiscribable

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April 14

yes

11

Top GUn

etransfA5899D

April 17

yes

12

Breaking Bad

Etransf17A75B

April 17

 

13

The Huck’n Hustlers

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April 19

 

14

Individuals Team

online

 

 

Teams expected

Ultimate for Dummies,   Jared’s team.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday ($450)

Team #

Team Name

Payment type

Date rec’d

Team Form

1

Travis Puckrin

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March 26

 

2

Individual team 1

Online

 

 

3

Poachers (Jennifer A Scott)

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April 8

yes

4

WRECKERS (Chad Johnston)

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April 9

Yes

5

Discombobulated (Amy Jackson)

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April 14

Yes

6

Individuals team 2

Online

April 16

 

7

Individual Team 3

Online

April 19

 

8

 

 

 

 

Thursday

Team #

Team Name

Payment type

Date rec’d

Team Form

1

Alex Sisson

Etransf68A580

April 12

yes

2

Stud

 

 

 

3

Individuals 1

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 


Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sat Apr 1, 2017, Updated Sat May 20, 2017

news on DUC's Summer offerings

Good Afternoon all current and former Durham Ultimate Club members:

We have lots of exciting things happening this summer, including some weekday adult leagues and youth leagues, so please read this email carefully. For your convenience we have bolded the main titles so you can check out the items you are most interested in. To register for any of the leagues go to the website and click on registration info.

1.       Memberships

Your current membership will not run out until the end of April when the indoor season ends. The new membership program is already up on the site and you can buy your membership any time but I recommend you wait until near the end of April unless your captain tells you otherwise. Only players with 2017 memberships will be able to be added to team rosters. Captains please send your team an email to notify them of when you plan to build the roster so that your players can have time to buy their memberships. If when you are building the roster you don’t see a particular player’s name then either they haven’t bought a membership of you are spelling their name incorrectly.

2.       Summer Sunday

5 pm competitive (8-10 teams) - no changes from last year

5 pm Recreational (10-12 teams) - no changes from last year

7 pm Division – (16-20 teams) - This year there may not be enough teams to support a 7 pm competitive division so we will likely be joining the recreational and the competitive divisions into one big division and running it on a modified ladder system to ensure that all games are as evenly matched as possible. If you have been playing indoor on Sundays then you have already seen how this system works. Most likely we would create pools of team within the larger division and then have teams play a round robin. After the round robin there would then be movement between the pools. In the event that we get 6 teams requesting to be in a 7 pm competitive division then we would run the divisions the same as last year.

3.       Wednesday Recreational league

This year we will be allowing entire teams to enter the Wednesday recreational division as well as individuals and groups. For the past 3 years we have run this as a 6 team hat league and it has worked well but we would like to see a little growth so that is why we are allowing teams to enter. If you plan to enter a team please remember that it is a recreational league when creating your roster. There are very limited spots for Wednesday teams so please email Kevin right away if you think you want to put a team in. The cost for entering a Wednesday team will be $450. If you are an experienced player and you wish to coach/captain a team of players that signed up without a team then please contact Kevin to see how you could play for free. To sign up as a player or a small group the cost is $39.55 and this includes a jersey.

4.       Thursday Competitive League

This year we will be starting a brand new competitive Thursday night League. The goals of the league will be to a)   Be competitive (similar to sunday) and b)   bring some new players into the competitive scene: We know there are lots of good players out there playing in the rec leagues or for their high school teams and they just don’t know either the right people to get on a Sunday competitive team or enough people to enter their own team.

The easiest way to join is to pay $480 to sign up a team, however, if you don’t have enough players to make a team then you will be allowed to sign up as a group of 4 - 8 players at a cost of $30 per player. When signing up as a group please try to have a gender ratio of about 2 guys to 1 girl, although groups with more girls are welcome. One person will sign up and pay for the group all at one time. Once all the groups are signed up we will try to make balanced teams. If you are new to the area and don’t have enough people to make a group of 4 then you can sign up as an individual and if we have room we will fit you in otherwise you will be able to put your name on the sub list. At the mid-way point of the season the teams that we created will be shuffled around to further try and balance the teams and to allow players to meet more new players. Next year we hope to have mostly team entries. For team colours, players will be expected to wear white when they are the home team and black when they are the away team. If you are registering as a team try to avoid those two colours. Please remember that this is supposed to be a competitive league so you should have average or above skills in throwing, cutting and catching and be fairly fit. You should also want to learn the game more and be eager to take advice from more experienced players. There is limited space so sign up right away.

5.       Junior Competitive (under19 Teams)

The Durham Ultimate Club is proud to once again be offering high school aged players an opportunity to play for a competitive junior touring team that represents Durham on the provincial and possibly the national level. The program focuses on skill development, rule knowledge and fosters the "Spirit of the game" philosophy. If you are 19 or under, and attended high school in 2017, you’re eligible. This will be our third year offering this program and every year the teams get better and better as more and more players from the Durham region come out to participate. And this year our goal is to qualify for nationals in Ottawa. Our junior boys’ team is called Stud and our junior girls’ team is called Nightfury. This year we plan on having a second boys’ team which is yet to be named. For all the latest information please go to the website and click on registration along the top menu. If you have any questions please email:

Jamie at studfrisbee@gmail.com or Megan at nightfuryjuniorgirls@gmail.com

6.     Youth Leagues

Once again this year all youth leagues will be run on Tuesday nights, for 8 weeks from Mid-May to the first week in July. Please note that we are running an elementary league and a high school league so please read all information. Registration is open from now until May 9th on a first come first served basis. These dates will only be extended in the case where we still need a few players to even out teams.

·         Elementary League - ages 9-13-This COED league is geared towards children in elementary school and focuses on improving basic skills and having fun. Each week, the first 45 minutes is about improving skills through fun activities and drills, followed by a 45-minute game of Ultimate. Everything is led by our experienced DUC member volunteer coaches. The 2017 season starts May 16. Times: 6:30 to 8:00. Location: option of joining up for either the Whitby league (Julie Payette P.S.) or the Bowmanville League (Bowmanville High School). Other than the location everything else is the same. Cost: $40 which includes a jersey and an official DUC ultimate disc. Coaches: Many of our coaches are NCCP trained, and all will be required to have a police criminal reference check completed prior to coaching for the Durham Ultimate Club. If you would like to help and coach this year please let us know. For more information go to the website and click on registration or contact the youth league administrator, Tanya Ramsay and Chris Beatty at youth@durhamultimateclub.com

·         High School League - ages 13-17-This COED league will be geared towards high school players (or players headed to high school in September) who want to further their skills, learn some more strategy and stay fit. This is the ideal league for any players who want to join their high school team. Experience is not necessary. Each week there will be 1 hour of skills followed by 1 hour of game play. This year we hope to have 4-6 teams The 2017 season starts May 16th. Time: 6:15 to 8:15 Location: Holy Trinity Secondary School, 2260 Courtice Road, Courtice Ontario. Cost: $50 which includes a jersey and an official DUC ultimate disc. Coaches: The lead coaches are NCCP trained for competitive ultimate and bring a ton of experience. On some weeks guest coaches will be brought in to help out. All coaches are required to have a police criminal reference check completed prior to coaching for the Durham Ultimate Club. For more information contact the junior league administrator, Kevin MacLeod at kevin@durhamultimateclub.com

 

7.       Pickup

Every Friday from March 24th - May 6 from 9 pm-9:55 pm at the Oshawa Civic Fieldhouse on Thornton Road. The cost for juniors is $5 and $6.42 for adults and you pay at the front desk when you arrive. 

8.       Tournaments

·         Callahan for Kids Charity Tournament - DUC is excited to host its 4th annual Callahan for Kids--a Women's, Open (Men), and Junior (18 and under) Charity Ultimate Tournament on Saturday, May 27 in Bowmanville, ON. All proceeds will go to Hope Story to provide education and support for Syrian refugee children in Lebanon. COST: $240/team REGISTRATION: www.durhamultimateclub.com on the right side of homepage QUESTIONS: E-mail Joella at c4kultimate@gmail.com

·         Storm the Beach Charity Tournament - This very popular tournament held on the Cobourg beach will be July 29th this year.

·         Spring Warm up 4 on 4 tournament –  Hopefully late April or Early May

 

9.       Skills Clinics – dates to be determined. If you wish to help out with these please contact Kevin.

 

10.   Toronto Rush – Home games April 29, May 6, 13, 27, June 3

 

Thank you for your time in reading through this very extensive email. 

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Mar 15, 2017, Updated Thu Mar 16, 2017

High School Pickup Ultimate

Over the march break there is some pickup time at the Oshawa Civic for anyone that wants to go out. We will be trying to have a junior game going on one side and an adult game going on the other side. Many of the Stud and Nightfury players will be there trying to sharpen their skills for the upcoming season so if you were thinking of joining one of these teams come on out to meet some of the players. 

·  Friday March 10th from 12:15 to 1:45 pm at the Oshawa Civic Fieldhouse on Thornton Road. The cost for juniors is $5 and you pay at the front desk when you arrive.

· Saturday from March 11th from 9 pm-9:55 pm at the Oshawa Civic Fieldhouse on Thornton Road. The cost for juniors is $5 and you pay at the front desk when you arrive. 

·  Friday March 17th from noon to 1:55 pm at the Oshawa Civic Fieldhouse on Thornton Road. The cost for juniors is $5 and you pay at the front desk when you arrive.

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sun Mar 5, 2017

Thursday Competitive League
One of the options for this summer's Thursday competitive league would be to allow captains to enter teams. If you think you would enter a team please go to the forum and add your name to the list. Please read all names on the list to make sure you don't add your name if your wife or teammate has already got theirs on the list. I just want to get a feel for how many teams we could get this way. Thanks for your help!
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Feb 23, 2017

DISC DESIGN for 2017
Disc Design - Hey if you have any designs you want to submit for this years disc please send them to Kevin right away. If we do not get some ideas quickly then we will choose from past designs that were not chosen. 
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Fri Feb 3, 2017

Substitute Players Clarification

This indoor season, the League Executive has been receiving several complaints about teams playing unexpected subs that are making significant impacts on the results of the games and consequently which teams get to move up or down in the standings. We have also been receiving complaints about several players playing up to 4 games on a Sunday without having paid any team fees. In response to these events, the League Executive met in early December to discuss the current sub rules (originally made for the summer season) and their applicability in the indoor season.

Historically, captains of opposing teams have been encouraged to agree upon whether or not subs should be permitted to play in their game. While this strategy works in some circumstances, there have been several instances where captains feel pressured into permitting these subs, and declining the other team an opportunity to use subs has resulted in sarcastic comments such as “Nice Spirit!”. We do not want captains of teams to feel bullied into permitting unexpected opponents five minutes before game time.

After discussing many possible rules that would address the issue of who should be considered eligible to sub, the Executive decided that the current rules, which were decided upon by league captains, were fair – but need to be clarified to close any possible loopholes that could be abused in the indoor season.  

Indoor Sub Rules for 2016/2017 Season

  • League Structure: The Sunday league is one division of 18 teams. The Tuesday league is one division of 8 Teams. Despite a variety of game times, there is movement within these divisions throughout the season.
  •  Two Roster Limit: In most circumstances, a player should only appear on one roster. The exception agreed upon by league captains for this year is that if a player happens to be a paid rostered member of two teams, then they are allowed to play for both teams. Players should not be on more than two rosters.
  •  Eligible Sub Rule: To be eligible as a sub, a player must be on the Sub List, a member of DUC, and not on the roster for a team in the league in which they are subbing. Rostered players cannot sub for other teams, but they can be added to up to two rosters.

Consequences/Penalties

Any teams found playing illegal subs or players in a non-defaulted game will be subject to the following consequences upon review by the Executive or Spirit Committee (if the Executive are in a conflict of interest).

  1. The team will default the game in which they played the illegal sub/player.
  2.  The captain must pay a default fine of $50 to the league before the team’s next game. If payment is not received the team will continue to default games until the payment is received.

Any players found playing as an illegal sub in a non-defaulted game will be subject to the following consequences upon review by the executive or Spirit Committee.

  1. If the player is a member of DUC, they will be fined $50 and will not be eligible to play in any games until the payment is made.  
  2.  If the player is not a member of DUC (i.e an illegal player), they will be fined $100. In order to be eligible to play in future games, they must pay this fine and purchase a DUC membership.

It is the hope of the League Executive that the penalties are large enough to deter anyone from breaking the rules and that we do not ever have to enforce these consequences. Funds collected from fines will be donated towards supporting the Durham Ultimate Club’s junior program.

Captains: Remember that you may sign more players on to your roster to accommodate injuries or frequent absences. Additionally, the website has an attendance tracking feature that you may use in order to anticipate short attendance. In the event that your roster is insufficient for a given game, we encourage you to clearly communicate a default win to your opponent and then seek a sub from another team.

Please contact the League Executive if you need assistance in finding more players for your team!

Posted by Bryce Zimny, Created Sun Dec 18, 2016, Updated Sun Dec 18, 2016

Subbing for indoor leagues

Hey all DUC Indoor players, Over the past few weeks I have been receiving quite a few questions/complaints about players subbing illegally for the Sunday and Tuesday divisions. Here are the current rules for the SUB LIST as stated on the sub list google doc.

To be eligible to sub you must be a member of Durham Ultimate and not already play in the division you are subbing for. Players that are on the roster for a team in a certain division can not be on the sub list for that same division. For indoor leagues you can only sub for one game per day because the games are all part of the same division.

It is my understanding that some players are playing on multiple teams and playing multiple games in a day. This is definitely against the rules. Looking at the sub list it would appear that nearly all players have not read the rules that are at the top of the sheet. Please remove your name from the Sunday list if you already play on a Sunday team. And please also remove yourself from the Tuesday list if you play on a Tuesday team.

The only players that should be on the sub list are players that do not play at all in either the Tuesday or Sunday divisions.

As far as I am concerned any teams that have played players on a Sunday that already play on a Sunday team are in violation of the rules and should have to default the game. However, I have received emails from captains indicating that this is not their wish at the moment but they do want the sub rules to be adhered to from this point forward. The one exception to this rule is that I believe the league sent out an email, or it could have been in the news, saying that for this year, players could possibly play on two teams so long as they are equal paying members of that team. If this is the case then the players should appear on the roster of both teams. This rule could easily be abused without other teams knowing but we hope that the "don't be a jerk and try to win at the cost of spirit" rule would be enough to scare people away from doing this.

Oh and just so everyone knows, there is one team in the Sunday division that currently has the league's permission to play some duplicate players and that team is the Smelly Pirate Huckers. This team was needed to balance out the divisions to 18 teams and so we made an executive decision to allow it. Which is why we also added the rule to allow players to pay to play on two teams. I have also asked Ryan Poloz and Travis Puckrin to help out the individual red team when ever that team is short players.

If teams are going to be really short for a game the captain should try to get players from the sub list (once the illegal players have removed themselves). If the captain is unable to get players from the sub list then the team should default the game and then they can play whoever they wish.

The league executive will be meeting to determine if new sub rules need to be created, so if you have any input as to how to word the rules just let us know and we will add your input to our discussion. No matter how careful we are making rules there are always some people trying to find the loop holes.

The good news is that other than the complaints about subs, the Sunday and Tuesday divisions have been going really well. I have been checking out the scores each week and the divisions seem to be resulting in some very close, competitive games.

Cheers for now!!!

p.s. remember not to eat or feed your children in the domes and don't dress or undress on the sidelines. If you read this far I am really impressed and thank you from the bottom of my heart. Bye.

 

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sun Nov 27, 2016

Annual General Meeting
We will  be holding our AGM on Wednesday December 14, 2016 at 8 pm at Boston Pizza in Bowmanville. The agenda is as follows:

Call to order
Establishment of Quorum:
Appointment of Scrutineers
Approval of the Agenda
Declaration of any Conflicts of Interest
Adoption of Minutes of the previous Annual Meeting
Board, League Administrator and Committee Reports
Report of Accountant
Appointment of Accountant
New Business
Election of new Directors
Adjournment
If you would like to see any changes made to the Constitution and ByLaws the Annual General Meeting is your chance to be heard!  (please note that this is not the meeting where summer league decisions are discussed and voted on).

Please take the time to review the Constitution and ByLaws (found on the side menu under About DUC)and send any proposed changes to Kevin MacLeod at kevin@durhamultimateclub.com by Dec 7th.

Positions up for election or re-election at the 2015 AGM include:

Secretary (currently held by Jodi Gorham)
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Nov 10, 2016

Saturday Evening Pick up Ultimate at the Civic starts tonight

Saturday Pickup

Hey all, the Oshawa civic offers pickup ultimate at the indoor field house from 9 pm -10 pm on Saturday nights. Last year they ran it on Fridays but this year it is on Saturdays.  Depending on the number of players there are sometimes multiple games that happen based on skill level and gender. Sometimes we even designate one area for people who just want to work on skills. To play you just have to show up and pay at the front desk and then come down to the field to play. It is a great way to meet new players, meet up with summer teammates or just keep your fitness level up. Put it on your calendar as a repeating event so that you don't have to remember on your own and if you ever have the time to make it just come on out. Hope to see you all there starting tonight. 

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sat Nov 5, 2016, Updated Sat Nov 5, 2016

sunday individual teams
Hey all duc members, I really want to add two more teams to the Sunday indoor division but I need more guys. If I get two more teams then I can have 3 divisions of 6 and everything will work out nicely. I will likely schedule the divisional games at the same time as much as possible so if you want to play on two teams you could probably handle it with very few conflicts. High School coaches please see if any of your players want to join. If you plan on signing up please do so very soon because I have to start planning the season soon. Thanks for reading. Cheers 
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Oct 5, 2016

Indoor Teams so far

Sunday League

Team Name

Division Request

Captain

etransfer Received or postmark

Date deposited

amounts

Team Awesome

Comp

Lee O’Brien

Sept 5

Sept 12

3000 (37ee06)

175 gram Ecstasy

comp

Randy Aitken

Sept 6

Sept 7

Sep 12

2500

500 CAQYmxc2

Spin(in it to spin it)

Rec

Sarah Timleck

Sept 7

 

3000 cheque

Telefrancais

Comp

Poloz/rhian

Sept 7

 

3000 cheque

Huck U

Comp

Mark Crawford

Sept 8

 

3000 cheque

Clockwork Orange

Comp

Allan Latter

Sept 9

 

3000 cheque

Fast Count

Comp

Jamie Millage

Sept 13

 

3000 cheque

Robert Green

Rec?

Robert Green

Sept 13

 

3000 cheque

Flick it

Rec

Derek M

Sept 14

 

3000 cheque

Theresa Bickle

rec

Theresa Bickle

Sept 10

Sept 10

3000 41B375                  

Bonk

Comp

Alex Sisson s

Sept 15

Sept 17

3000 4F3215

Winter goats

Rec

Arthur graham

sept 16

Sept 19

3000 9A3E3D

Turf Warriors

Rec

Dana Hendrix

Sept 18

 

3000 chequ

Flick N hammered

Rec

Geoff Miller

Sept 19

 

3000 cheque

Top Gun

Rec

Paul Atkinson

 

 

 

Individuals

Rec

Kevin MacLeod

 

 

 

 

Tuesday league

Team Name

Division Request

Captain

etransfer Received or postmark

Date deposited

amounts

Beer Pressure

Rec

Will Nathan

Sept 7

Sept 8

Sept 12

Sept 15

3000 EEBE87

2000 F1B0AB

Whiskey Discs

Rec

Dave Pomerleau

Sept 7

Sept 9

Sept 15 sept 15

3000 B67F53

2000 E5DBB8

Revolution

Comp

Rhian

Sept 7

 

5000 cheque

Blue steel

Comp

Clint Reitsma

Sept 11

sept 12

Sept 17 sept 17

2500 0F6BE9

2500

Smack Talk

Comp

Wayne Haggarty

Sept 19

Sept 19

2500 1FD432

2500 511267

Jurassic Mark

Rec

Cheryl Rogers/ Kevin Jay

Sept 20

Sept 21

2500 8C346D

2500 BF3EC7

Narhwhals

Comp

Travis

Sept 22

 

5000 cheque

See You Tuesday??

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Sep 15, 2016, Updated Sun Sep 25, 2016

INDOOR NEWS

INDOOR NEWS

Sunday League
The Sunday games will be played at the Whitby Indoor Soccer Centre. The game times will be 12 pm, 1 pm, 2pm and 3 pm. The games will be 6 on 6 speed point(same as last year). We have room for 16 teams so it will be first come first serve. If we get more teams then this I might be able to get more time. The season will be 28 weeks long and we will not be playing on Dec 25 and Jan 1, but we will play over March Break and Easter. The first week is October 16th and we run all the way to May 7th. The 
total Sunday cost is $3000 per team and the total cost must be paid in order to reserve your spot. This year I will be asking teams to select whether they wish to be in the Competitive division or the Recreational Division. I will be opening up an online registration for any individuals that want to play. The team will consist of 18 players (6 females and 12 males) and will be placed in the Recreational division. If the individual team does not fill up prior to 16 teams signing up then the individual team would have to be cancelled. The cost for a Sunday individual will be $190 (which includes a jersey) if you are a member. If you are not a member you will need to buy a membership for $33.90 as well. The membership will cover you for the whole indoor season but will expire in the spring.
Tuesday League

The Tuesday games will be played at the Oshawa Civic Field House. The game times will be 8 pm and 9 pm and 10 pm. The games will be full field 7 on 7 speed point(same as last year). We have room for 12 teams so it will be first come first serve. If we happen to get 9 or 11 teams signing up then the last team to sign up will not be able to participate so get your money in quickly. The season will be 28 weeks long and we will play all Tuesdays except Dec 27th. The first week is October 18th and we run all the way to May 2nd. The total Tuesday cost is $5000 per team and the total cost must be paid in order to reserve your spot. If you have 18 players the cost per game is just under $10 per game. The league will run in a similar way to last year with an upper division(competitive) and a lower division(recreational). Teams are requested to indicate which division they wish to start in. Every 4 weeks or so, the top team in the lower division and the bottom team of the upper division will move divisions. There will be no sign up for individuals at this time, but if another team is needed to balance the divisions one will be added.

Payment
In order to register your team please either send an email transfer to kevin@durhamultimateclub.com or send your cheque, made out to Durham Ultimate Club, to:

Kevin MacLeod
4776 Newtonville Road
Newtonville, ON
L0A 1J0

Your place on the paid list will be determined by the date and time the email transfer arrives and or the date and time of the post mark on a mailed cheque. A cheque post marked earlier than a hand delivered cheque will also be placed higher. Cheques will be cashed October 10th. Please put your team name on the cheque and whether or not you wish to be in the COMPETITIVE OR RECREATIONAL divisions. 

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Sep 5, 2016

Captains Meeting August 31 Minutes

Captain’s Meeting August 31, 2016

Teams Present: Weapons of Mass Discrimination, Fuzzy Kittens, TBD, Hammerheads, Landsharks, Breaking Bad, Sonic Youth, Sharkbait, Mighty Hucks, Ultimate for Dummies, Highland Huckers

Topic 1 Sub List

-          No subs during playoffs!  Voted in.

-          Lock roster beginning of August.

-          Indoor….subs can only play one game a day

Topic 2 Default Penalty for not having a membership

-          $ 100 fine penalty to the team, the player can’t play until fine is paid, neither can the captain.   Proceeds go to League initiative. 

Topic 3 Appeals

-          ANY issues with a game, an appeal needs to be emailed to the executive and the other team’s captain. The forum is not the place for this type of discussion

-          Conflict of interests goes to peer rule group.

Topic 4 Playoffs

-          Requests for Linesman for playoffs (outside league people?) (Bill to report back)

Topic 5 Rules

-          Rules need editing for final games. ( Final games  are back to league regulations)

-          Lightening rule, for a league game at least 40 minutes needs to be played to count as a game, at least half a game needs to be played to count in playoffs. If there is time to extend the end of the tournament then games should be completed after a lightning break.

-          If some games are suspended due to lightning, but some games were completed, then suspended games will be attempted to be rescheduled.  If those games are unable to be rescheduled then the results from the completed games will not count. You cannot have teams with more games played then others.

Topic 6 Indoor Rules

-          People can play on two teams if teams are in different divisions.  Teams will decide what team players play on if they match.

-          Go with last year’s system.  Byes will be permitted if necessary. There will not be any ELO standings/ladder.

 

 

Topic 7 How did the Hard Cap for Rec games work out? 

-           Captains did not mind it. Some agreed to change it when necessary. Voted to keep rule.  Final games are the same as league play.

Topic 8 New Indoor League

-          4 on 4 league to possibly start on Thursdays in January in Whitby

Topic 9 Skills/Rules Clinics

-          There is still a need for rule clinics

Topic 10 We need Weekday fields

-          If people see free space for ultimate, please let exec know. Incentive to find fields, home games.

 

Adjourned somewhere around 9:30.

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sun Sep 4, 2016

SUBs for playoff
Hey, if you plan on playing subs for the playoffs please make sure they are on the sub list and that they have a membership. Players enter themselves on the sub list by clicking on the registration info tab and then scrolling down to the sub list link. The list is a google doc and players just type in their info. The league does not verify that everyone on the list has a membership. It is up to captains to confirm with the player that they have one.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Fri Aug 26, 2016

Final Playoff Schedule
2016 Playoff rules and schedule Final.doc (136.50 K)

FINAL PLAYOFF SCHEDULE ATTACHED

Please review your schedule and print off the part that pertains to you. Let me know by email if there are any issues. Good Luck and have fun!! The finals will be played on Tuesday at the Oshawa Civic for the top two teams in each Division. All other teams will be done for the summer season. 

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Fri Aug 26, 2016

Playoffs

PLAYOFFS

Although the final standings are not fully known I am posting the planned playoff schedule so that you have a general idea of when and where you will play. I will be away until the 25th of August and will update the file with the proper team names that night. In the mean time once the final week's game results are in you should be able to figure out where you fall in the standings. Good Luck in your last week of regular season games!

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Aug 15, 2016, Updated Fri Aug 26, 2016

Fall League Registration is almost over
If you want to play fall you need to sign up immediately. It doesn't look we will get enough for 12 teams this year so I will be capping it at 8 which means a lot less spots available. 
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Fri Aug 12, 2016

Rule Clarifications

Situation 1:

With the implementation of the rule that we now have half time at 8 points it opens up the possibilities that there may not be a half time or half time will occur so late in the game that there is not much of a second half, or the cap time will occur during half time. So lets look at the possible scenarios.

If the hard cap of 1 hour and 40 minutes is reached prior to half time and then the 8th point is scored then the result would stand and there would be no 2nd half.

If the 8th point is scored with less than 10 minutes left in the game(10 minutes being key since that is the length of half time according to UPA rules), then you must play a point after half time. Although I could not find a rule governing this exact situation (and i looked at most forums to see if it has ever come up) the basic scoring rule is that once a point is scored the next point must be played.  Within the definitions section of the rules it says "

Q. Scoring attempt: A scoring attempt starts at the beginning of the game or when the previous goal is scored and ends when the next goal is scored.

So using this as our governing rule, once the 8th point has been scored to go to half time the next point would have to be played even though a half time would occur in between.

In other words the game can not end during a half time. 

Situation 2

In the event that a team does not have enough players to field a team at the start time we have implemented a 1 point every 5 minute penalty but we did not really discuss how long this goes on for. So for this year the rule will be that if a team does not have enough players within 20 minutes of the game time that they have to default. 

We will discuss these rules at the captains meeting to see if this is how we want to do things for next year, but feel free to also discuss them on the forum. 

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Aug 9, 2016

Fall League and Indoor Registration News

FALL AND WINTER LEAGUE INFO

The fall league will start on Sunday September 4th and run until October 13th. Some games will be on Sundays between 2 pm and 6 pm, while others will be played during the week(under lights), on either a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, so that each team will play a total of 11 games. There may be games on the Sunday of the long weekend in September. The games will be played mainly at the Oshawa Civic fields 3 and 4, but there will be some games at the Civic fields 1 and 5 which are artificial turf. There will be 12 hat teams and each team will play each other team once. Players can sign as individuals or in a group of a maximum of 4 people. During registration players must rank themselves and then teams will be made trying to even out the skill. If you plan on linking yourself with other players make sure you all link using the same code word (ie Banana2). When the teams are made we just do a sort by the link code name. Also, if you are joining as a group of 3 or 4 people then you must have a minimum of 1 girl join with you. 


** Registration for this league ends when there is enough people for 10 or 12 teams.  If you delay registering you may not get in. If there are not enough people by August 15th the deadline may be extended, but people entering after the 15th may not get the shirt size they requested or get put on a team with their friends. At some point if we get enough of one gender then the registration may be restricted to the other gender. Please make sure all your friends sign up in a timely manner to avoid disappointment.

 

You can register by clicking on the link on the right side of the homepage. Don't delay, Sign up today!!! :)

 

p.s. summer playoffs are on Saturday August 27th (for 5 pm leagues) and Sunday August 28th (for 7 pm leagues) with the top two teams from each division playing on Tuesday August 30th (5 pm finals will be at 7 pm and 7 pm finals will be at 9 pm at the civic).

 

p.s.s. Registration for the winter leagues is not far away. On Tuesdays we will have a new time slot at the civic so we can accommodate up to 12 teams now. The time slots will now be 8 pm, 9 pm and 10 pm. Last year we had 16 teams in the Sunday league and there may be room for more if any new teams want to join up. I hope to have some sort of Thursday league, could be a 4 on 4 league. I am still waiting on word to see if the new dome at WISC will be done on time. 

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Jul 19, 2016, Updated Tue Jul 19, 2016

Junior,Open and Mixed Ontario Ultimate Championship News

The junior Ontario ultimate Championships are being held at Trinity College in Port Hope this weekend and our male and female teams are both competing. If you are in the area tomorrow you should try to stop in to see a game and support the Durham Juniors.  The female U18 team is called Nightfury and the boys U18 team is called STUD. They will both likely have games at 9 am and 10:30. Check the forum later today to see if there are any updates on results from today and the game times for tomorrow. 

Results from last weekend

The Ontario Ultimate Championships were held July 9-10,2016 in Ottawa! Durham was well represented in the Mixed and Open Divisions. Legen-dairy and Backdraft played in the highly competitive Mixed Division. Both teams faced strong teams from across Ontario. Backdraft finished 5th and qualified to play at Canadian Ultimate Championship Tournament in Hamilton in August. Full results can be found here: http://www.ontarioultimate.ca/updates. Dan Pepler and Jamie Millage were on the GT team that took the Open title!

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sat Jul 16, 2016

Info about Women's clinic tomorrow night and a message from the city about smoking near fields

 Women’s Clinic June 21, 2016 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm

 The women from Backdraft will be hosting a Women’s Clinic on Tuesday June 21, 2016 from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm at Woodview Park (the Tuesday pick up field).  Women of all ages and skill levels are welcome. 

Please email Stacey and Kerri at backdraftultimate@outlook.com with any questions!

 The Clinic will focus on throwing, cutting, and defensive strategies through various drills and scrimmage play to close out the night.  Please bring a white and dark shirt and water!

 

 

Message from the city of Oshawa:

 

Hello Sport Users

 

Please note the Facility Booking Office has recently received some complaints from patrons who have been affected by exposure to second-hand smoke at City of Oshawa sports fields and diamonds.

 

There is a provincial by-law which protects residents and workers with Durham Region from the serious health hazards associated with exposure to second-hand smoke. Staff from the Durham Region Health Department are currently enforcing the by-law through ongoing inspections and in response to complaints. Fines for smoking can be issued.

 

At this time, we are asking for your assistance in reminding your sport program participants and parents/family/friends of any participants of the provincial Smoke Free By-law which states that on “children’s  playgrounds and publicly-owned sports fields that it is illegal to smoke on and within 20 metres of children’s playgrounds and publicly owned sport fields and surfaces (e.g., areas for basketball, baseball, soccer or beach volleyball, ice rinks, tennis courts, splash pads and swimming pools that are owned by a municipality, the province or a post-secondary education institution)”. As a friendly reminder, information regarding a Smoke-Free Ontario was sent to you all in your initial Application Procedures for Community Fields, Community Ball Diamonds, Civic Fields, and the Civic Recreation Complex Fieldhouse.

 

For more information on the Smoke Free Ontario Act, please refer to this website link. Contact information for Durham Region Health Department Environmental Help Line is: 905-723-3818 or 1-888-777-9613 ext. 2188.

 

 

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Jun 20, 2016

DUC info

Hey all, I have just a couple items that I would like to mention:

1. Playoffs are as follows: 5 pm teams play Saturday August 27, 7pm teams will play Sunday August 28. Finals are on August 30th. 

2. Starting Games on Time: Please make every effort to start games on time to maximize playing time. If a team is not ready on time please let them know that you are ready to go as soon as they can field a team. Usually this can be done when you flip the disc. Your team does not have to line up on the field and wait.  After notifying them that you are ready to go you can then start penalizing the other team 1 point every 5 minutes as explained in the minutes from this year's captain's meeting. The first point can be awarded at 5:05 so long as you notified them at 5 pm that you were ready to go. If your team notifies them at 5:10 that you are ready to go then you can start awarding points at 5:15. DUCs official time keeper for starting games will be rogers! I have Bell and it seems to be 3 minutes ahead of Rogers for some reason. 

3. In the case of cancelling a game due to lightning, a game will count as having been played so long as 40 minutes has been played. So with the current start times of 5 and 7, games will count so long as 5:40 and 7:40 have been reached. The former rule was that a game would count so long as a half was completed but with the new rule, that teams have half at 8 points, some games may reach this very quickly while others may not reach it. For the standings I cannot have some teams playing more games then others so I must change the rule to a specific time. 

4. Captains please enter your stats within 48 hours of the game. There are some teams that are 2 or 3 games behind. Wednesday teams without team admins,  please nominate a captain and let me know who it is.

 

5. Thanks for reading this far! Have a great day!

 

 

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Jun 16, 2016

All women are invited to a skills clinic on June 21st

For Women by Women!

Women’s Clinic June 21, 2016 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm

 The women from Backdraft will be hosting a Women’s Clinic on Tuesday June 21, 2016 from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm at Woodview Park (the Tuesday pick up field).  Women of all ages and skill levels are welcome. 

Please email Stacey and Kerri at backdraftultimate@outlook.com with any questions!

 The Clinic will focus on throwing, cutting, and defensive strategies through various drills and scrimmage play to close out the night.  Please bring a white and dark shirt and water!

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Jun 14, 2016

7 pm Rec team needs women!!
Hey all, the 7 pm rec team made up of individuals is still in need of some women. If you are a member and can make it out please just go. You can also reply to the forum post online to indicate that you are coming. The team has not had more than 3 girls yet and so they can definitely use your help. No need to pay as you are just helping the team out. If you plan on attending regularly let me know and I will add you to the roster officially.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Fri Jun 10, 2016

Weekly Pick Up
Hey all DUC players, there will be a regular Tuesday night pickup game happening at Woodview park in Oshawa from 6:30-8 starting next week. Bring a light and a dark shirt so teams can be made more easily. The one exception will be that on June 21st we are hoping to run a Ladies skills clinic that night. More information on the clinic will come out soon. 
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue May 24, 2016

Some rules you should know before Monday

      Hey all, here are some quick notes on rules:

      1. For Competitive Divisions the full UPA rules will govern play. Major change is that foot blocks are in and so is gender matching. If the receiving team plays 4 girls and 3 guys the pulling team must match. 
      2. Recreational leagues will still play with no foot blocks and a standard 4 male, 3 female ratio. (voted by captains)       * Captains can overrule rules based on mutual agreement prior to game starting.
      3. DUC awards 3 points for a win, 2 for a tie, 1 for a loss and 0 for a defaulted game.
      4. Home team maintains team jerseys in case of colour conflict. Captains should add their colours to the website.
      5. Modified Rule for penalizing late teams. Teams not ready on time – will be penalized 1 point every 5 minutes starting 5 minutes after the hour.
      6. New rule for game lengths. The halves will no longer just be 40 minutes. The rule now is that there will be a hard cap 1 hour and 40 minutes after the scheduled start time. So for a 5 pm game this would mean hard cap at 6:40. Once that time is reached you finish the point and the game is over. Ties are allowed.  The game also ends if a team reaches 15 points.
      7. New rule for half time. Half time will occur when a team reaches 8 points. On bad weather dates captains can agree to have half at a lower value such as 6.
      8. Teams are allowed 2 time-outs per half. The time out should be 70 seconds in length and the offense should be set up and stationary by the time the 70 seconds is up. The defense then has 20 seconds to set up.
        1. If the time limits for the time-out are exceeded by one team, a player on the other team may announcedelay of game and the player at the location the disc is to be put into play may self-check the disc into play without acknowledgment by the opposing team. In order to invoke this rule a player must give warnings of 20, 10, and 5 seconds.

      Below are some rules that are commonly misunderstood and so misapplied. 

      1. When stalling you must start with the word stalling or stall. If the marker does not then you can call fast count. If the thrower has not released the disc at the first utterance of the word "ten" and it is a turnover.
      2. It is the responsibility of all players to not delay putting the disc back into play. If a defensive player believes that the other team is taking their time then they can announce delay of game and then do one of the following: If the disc is out of bounds the defender would count backwards from 20 and after 20 seconds start their stall count by announcing stalling. If the disc is in play then the player would count backwards from 10 and if a player is hovering over the disc or within in 3 meters the time is only 2 seconds. 
      3. All players should read the rules to better educate themselves. 

                                                     

     

    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu May 19, 2016

    2016 Memberships
    If you have not purchased your membership yet then you at risk of not being allowed to play in your first game. Please make it easy on your captain and buy your membership asap. Teams playing non-members will default their game and also be subject to possible league penalties such as fines. Captains can not add you to the roster until you have bought a membership. Oh and once you buy a membership it will stay say you need to buy it until your captain adds you to the roster. We are working on a solution to this problem but it is complicated by factors such as we allow people to buy memberships for others and some families only have one email.
    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Fri May 13, 2016

    Summer Leagues

    FYI

    1. Sunday league starts on the Monday of the long weekend. 5 pm teams play at 2 pm and 7 pm teams play at 4 pm. This is the only day we play that is not a Sunday.

    2. Discs will be available to captains from 1:20-2,  3:20-4 and once again at 6 pm at Ritson fields in the north parking area by the ball diamond. Bring a bag.

    3. Wednesday league starts after the long weekend

    4. Still need some girls for a Sunday 7 pm rec team. Please send me an email at kevin@durhamultimateclub.com. This team will be running in some form no matter what, this will allow all registered teams to play. They may just be playing for fun for the first few games until we get enough girls. Anyone who has signed up as an individual for this team should expect to play the first week.

    5. Make sure games start on time. We are no longer playing 40 minute halves. We are playing until 1 hour and 40 minutes after the scheduled game time. So for a 5 pm game you would play until 6:40. Half is to be when one team reaches a score of 8. During bad weather captains can agree to modify the ending times and choose to have half at 6 or so. All divisions now have 2 timeouts per half. 

    6. An eighth team has been formed for the 5 pm competitive division.

    7. There are 4 Durham High School teams competing at Nationals in Oshawa this weekend so drop by and see them play at the civic. Games are on both Saturday and Sunday. The teams are Bowmanville High School, Port Perry and McLaughlin/All Saints who are called Durham United. Bowmanville High will be playing in a livestreamed game at 3 pm on Saturday. It is supposed to be streamed on ultimatecanada.tv. .

     

    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Fri May 13, 2016

    Do you want to play on a 5 pm competitive Team
    We are in need of a captain and a few players to organize and run a team of junior aged players in the 5 pm competitive division. If you would like to captain or play on this team please send Kevin an email right away. 
    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed May 11, 2016

    Instructions for captains setting up teams.
    2016 DUC Membership.pdf (1.10 MB)

    HEY CAPTAINS!

    Captains, please click on the attached file for instructions on how to set up your teams. Thanks for your patience in launching this new way of setting up teams. Once you do it you will realize that it is faster and easier and foolproof. LOL. I know, nothing is foolproof. Email me if you need help. 

    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Apr 28, 2016, Updated Thu Apr 28, 2016

    Preseason Captains Meeting Minutes

    2016 Preseason Captain’s Meeting minutes

     

    1.       Attendance(HIGHLIGHTED TEAMS REPRESENTED AT MEETING)

    ·         7C=6(Breaking Bad, DUC Hunters,  Blue steel, Ninja squirrels, Lost in the Woods, Studfury)

    ·         5C=7 (Backhanded Compliment/slings of David, TBD, Highland Huckers, Landsharks,  Mighty Hucks,Sigs , Sugar Drifts)

    ·         5R = 12 (Huck the world, Bad Mutha Huckers, Disc N Roses, Fit Discs, Flick and Hammered, Hammer Heads, I’d flick that, KABOOM, Pic N Flic, Redisculus, U Can’t Touch Disc, Weapons of Mass DISCtruction, Scuff)

    ·         7R = 11 (Bulging Discs,  Indiscribable, Netflicks, Shark Bait, Sonic Youth, Huck’n Hustlers, Top Gun, Ultimate for Dummies, Pain in the Grass) I’d flick that, Alex Cox

     

    Team Names Discussion: With the number of youth that are now playing in our youth league and visiting the site to see information, we will be trying to clean up the team names on the website. Captains to be responsible for this. If you have shirts with your inappropriate team name then you can keep them but change the site to be an acronym or something unoffensive.

     

    1. Introductions – Kevin MacLeod, Jodi Gorham, Chris Beatty and Bryce Zimny
    2. Divisions –Last teams to enter may be asked to switch divisions. These teams are bolded above.
    3. Memberships $33.90 Adult and $16.95for under 18. Memberships run from April to end of March the following year. Players must purchase these in order to be selected for any team rosters.
    4. Rosters –
      1. Instructions to captains explaining how to set up their teams this year was discussed and a hard copy handed out to all captains in attendance. There is a copy of the pdf on the forum on how to set up your team for this year.
      2. Players must be on roster 24 hours prior to game in order to be eligible to play.
      3. Players will not appear on the Public Roster until they have purchased a membership. Membership must be payed online. If players have Paypal fears or troubles captains can accept cash from players and then use their own credit card to sign up the player. The league Community bank account does not allow email transfers.
      4. In order to play in playoffs players must have been on the team roster prior to August 1st. Kevin will lock the rosters on August 2nd to prevent further changes. If teams need players after this time they must email Kevin to request that a certain player be added. These dates were amended on August 9th to coincide with constitution. 
      5. If there are new captains email Kevin to make switch and give new captain the powers
    5. Playoffs – once again scheduled at the end of August to allow teams to play a couple extra league games.

     

    Saturday August 27, 5 pm teams will play and Sunday August 28, 7 pm teams will play.


    7 pm Competitive – Round Robin. Top 2 teams advance to finals.  (
    Discussion around semi-finals same day as finals, but this would mean a 5 pm game which may be hard for people to get to on a weekday. Kevin will consider the options closer to the finals)

           5 pm Competitive – Two pools do a round robin with top 2 in each pool advancing to cross over semi-finals.

    7 pm and 7 pm Recreational – two pools with top 2 from each pool doing a cross over semi final with winners advancing to the final

    The final game for each division playoffs will be held during the week following ideally August 30 at the civic but it will depend on which days we can get fields. Game times for the finals will be 7 pm or 9 pm. Will continue to try and get observers/linespeople for finals.

    1. Prizes: All league divison winners and playoff  winners to receive gold discs.
    2. Insurance – through Ontario Ultimate.  When players buy their memberships they will check off box having said they agree with waiver..
    3. Start Date – Hopefully May 15th. Second week will be on Long weekend Monday May 23rd   (5 pm teams @ 1 pm, 7 pm teams @ 3 pm) (Times still need to confirmed). Captains must explain to their team that this is the only Monday we play on and that all other games will be on Sundays.
    4. HolidSpirit Committee – In the case of a conflict of interest the spirit committee will be asked to decide on consequences for teams breaking rules such as playing illegal players during a playoff game. (Volunteers, Bill, Crawford, Brad, Sisson, Teresa, Derek, Randy A, Jodi)
    5. Rules –
      1. For Competitive Divisions the full UPA rules will govern play. Major change is that foot blocks are in and so is gender matching. If the receiving team plays 4 girls and 3 guys the pulling team must match.  Recreational leagues will still play with no foot blocks and a standard 4 male, 3 female ratio. (voted in by captains)
      2. Recreational leagues will still play with no footblocks and a standard 4 male, 3 female ratio. (voted by captains)       * Captains can overrule rules based on mutual agreement
      3. All captains should read the rules. (download App for I-phone)
      4. DUC awards 3 points for a win, 2 for a tie, 1 for a loss and 0 for a defaulted game.
      5. Home team maintains team jerseys in case of colour conflict. Captains should add their colours to the website. (VOTE: Keep the same)
      6. Teams not ready on time – currently if a team is not ready here is the rule.  (Current rule: 4pts-0 with 20 min grace for players to arrive) VOTE: 1pt every 5 mins starting 5 min after the hour
      7. Games consist of two 40 minute halves

                                                                   i.      Proposal to switch to a hard cap 1 hour and 40 minutes after the scheduled start time. So for a 5 pm game this would mean hard cap at  6:40.   A hard time cap is the ending of the game once a predetermined time of play has elapsed and after the current scoring attempt is completed.

                                                                  ii.      Proposal to change half time from a timed event to half time occurring when a team reaches a score of 8.

    VOTE: new rule agreed.  2 timeouts per team  90 sec each, Captains  should discuss times. On windy days captains can agree to a different half time total.

                                    BOTH of these proposals were adopted.

     

    11.    Recreational Rule Modifications

      1. no foot blocks
      2. standard 3 girls and 4 guys ratio in the recreational divisions. In other words, teams do not have to match another team that chooses to play 4 girls and 3 guys.

     

    12.     Tie Breakers: Were discussed and these will be the new tie breakers for playoffs and for regular season.

                                                                   i.      Head to Head record

                                                                  ii.      Head to Head plus minus

                                                                iii.      Total points against including all games in regular season or playoff games

                                                                iv.      Least defaulted games

                                                                 v.      Spirit points

                                                                vi.      Coin flip

     

    1. Discs – 18 per team and captain is responsible for giving them out.
    2. League Party Family Fun day proposed for August 13th. During the day. BBQ, DISC GOLF tournament, Cups tournament etc. Possibility of a night time party as well, but on a different day in September. Party planning Coordinators are still needed.
    3. Beach Tournament –  August 6
    4. Score boards/Cones – Cones and scoreboards will be provided to new teams.  Also, there are good apps on smartphones that can easily keep track of scores.
    5. Spirit – continuing to use the  new spirit scoring system where 2 is the default, a 3 should be given to teams that were above average and a 4 for a team that was over the top.   Please continue to do either a song or spirit game and choose players of the game. 
    6. Youth League – Two divisions this year. One aimed at elementary age kids (Whitby and Bowmanville Divisions) and one at High School aged kids. Still room for more players in both leagues  
    7. U18 Junior Team – All information on the website. We hope to take both a boys and girls teams to a couple tournaments including No borders and regionals.
    8. Use the forum to communicate but if you have a question for the league administrator please just send an email as the forum is not reviewed regularly. Keep all comments professional.
    9. Sublist - must be a DUC member to be on the list. Subs can only sub once a day. To get on the list or two find players on the list look under registration on the main page.
    10. Callahan Charity tournament,- May 28th. All information on the site under TOURNAMENTS in Pickering this year
    11. Skills Clinics - Watchout for player development on the forum.
    12. Coaching Clinics -  none planned at the moment
    13. Teams needing players:  look on forum
    14. Indoor-

    a.       Length of season -  it was decided that we will play  a longer season next year.

    b.       It was decided that games would be scheduled over March Break Easter for sure. Games would also be scheduled over the Christmas holidays when the game dates did not fall on the significant holidays.

    c.        Play offs -  was not discussed

    27.    New Business:  support family who recently had fire children 7, 5, 2- Letter sent out to the league to bring donations on the Sunday and Tuesday indoor games. After Sunday over $1200 was collected so thank you to all players who supported this cause. 

    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Apr 26, 2016, Updated Tue Aug 9, 2016

    Indoor Schedule

    INDOOR SCHEDULE

    To see the rest of the indoor schedule go to TEAMS/SCHEDULE/RESULTS along the top menu and pick divisions/teams/schedule. Then choose 2015 as your season, pick Sunday or Tuesday as your division and then choose to see the schedule.

    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Apr 21, 2016

    DUC stuff

    Hi all, just a quick email with some important information;

    1. Wednesday league has about 24 spots left so sign up soon if you want in

    2. Sign up for the charity tournament on May 24th asap

    3. The Sunday Individuals team needs about 8 players so if you are not on a team sign up for that asap.

    4. If you are putting a team in and have not done so please pay your money asap. The captains meeting is tomorrow night at the civic from 7-9 pm in the Bobby Orr Room. Only captains need to attend. 

    5. If you have any ideas or suggestions for the league please send them to your captain so they can bring them up for discussion tomorrow. 

    6. Start date for Sunday league might be the 15th of May, I am waiting to hear back from the City of Oshawa. Either way we will be playing on the Monday of the long weekend at about 1 pm  and 3 pm. 

    7. You can now purchase your membership by logging in and clicking at the top of the page.

    Sorry for being so brief but I know everyone is busy so I try to keep things short. All information is on the website.

    Cheers!

     

     

     

    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Apr 20, 2016

    Teams Paid so far

    2016 Teams registered so far

    Updated April 26

    5 pm Recreational

    Team #

    Team Name

    Payment type

    Date received

    Team Form

    1

    Huck the World

    Etransfer

    March 16 Yu Hao Zhao

    Yes

    2

    Weapons of mass …

    Etransfer

    March 17Allan Latter

    yes

    3

    Bad Mutha Huckers

    Cheque

    Mar 10 Sarah Timleck

    yes

    4

    Flick ‘N hammered

    Cheque (mont)

    April 1

    yes

    5

    Hammerheads

    Etransfer

    April 3

    yes

    6

    Redisculus

    Cheque(mckay)

    Apr 5

    yes

    7

    SCUFF

    Cheque(marcotte)

    Apr 5

    yes

    8

    DiscNRoses

    Etransfer8AE95D

    April 12 Dionne

    Yes

    9

    Huck so hard

    B0FD3C

    April 18Gibson

    Yes

    10

    Disc is how we roll

    59822F

    McIntyre

    yes

     

    5 pm competitive

    Team #

    Team Name

    Payment type

    Date received

    Team Form

    1

    TBD

    Cheque

    Mar19 Rhian Moore

    yes

    2

    Highland Huckers

    Etransfer69cb5f

    April 4

    yes

    3

    Slings of David

    Etransfer799237

    April 11 Joella

    yes

    4

    Mighty Hucks

    7DFCB0

    April 11 G Baker

    yes

    5

    Sigs

    etransferB5FF22

    April 12 B sigs

    yes

    6

    landsharks

    A10A55

    April 12 B Boyer

    yes

    7

    Sugar Drifts

    Cheque

    April 24 Stacey

    yes

    8

     

     

     

     

     

    7 pm Recreational

    Team #

    Team Name

    Payment type

    Date received

    Team Form

    1

    Top gun

    Etransfer7C221B

    April 11 Paul Atkinson

    yes

    2

    Bulging Discs

    etransfer

    Mar 21 Stephanie

    Yes

    3

    Ultimate for Dummies

    Etransfer

    Mar 24 Lee Obrien

    yes

    4

    Netflix

    Etransfer76DE91

    Mar 28 Chad Johnston

    yes

    5

    Huck’n Hustlers (Pabst)

    EtransferBAEF93

    Apr 11 Dave Pomerleau

    yes

    6

    Pain in the Grass

    Etransfer488229

    Apr 11 Adrian Leclair

    yes

    7

    Bill Boyer

    Etransfer59F379

    Apr 12 Boyer

    yes

    8

    Alex cox

    Etransfer8D1B0A

    Apr 12 Cox

    Yes

    9

    I’d Flick That

    Etransfer849FF9

    Apr 12

    Yes

    10

    Indiscribable

    123CA4

    Apr 16

    Yes

    11

    Sharkbait

    55CB9C

    Apr 16Hopper

    yes

     

    7 pm Competitive

    Team #

    Team Name

    Payment type

    Date received

    Team Form

    1

    Ninja Squirrels

    Etransfer

    Mar 23 Sandi Hall

    yes

    2

    STUDFURY

    Etransfer

    Mar 30

    yes

    3

    Breaking Bad

    Cheque(Zimny)

    Apr 8

    no

    4

    Blue Steel

    Etransfer799237

    April 11 Joella

    yes

    5

    Lost in the Woods

    EAB70B

    April 13

     

    6

    DUC Hunters

    114567

    May 6

    Yes

     

     

    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Apr 11, 2016, Updated Fri May 6, 2016

    Charity Tournament News

    DUC is excited to host its 3rd annual Callahan for Kids--a Women's, Open (Men), and Junior (18 and under) Charity Ultimate Tournament on Saturday, May 28 in Pickering, ON. This year we are expanding to include a Junior Division to provide an opportunity for our youth to improve their game and allow more athletes to gain access to the pathway of playing for Provincial or National teams.

    All proceeds will go to ADRA Canada to help meet basic humanitarian needs of people affected by the conflict in Syria, including shelter, food, health care and water.

    WHAT: Women's & Open (Men) & Junior (18 and under) Charity Ultimate Frisbee Tournament
    WHEN: Saturday, May 28, 2016
    WHERE: Pickering, ON
    WHO: All Ultimate Players!
    COST: $240/team
    REGISTRATION: www.durhamultimateclub.com

    QUESTIONS: Adult tournament - Email Joella at c4k@durhamultimateclub.com / Junior tournament Email Jamie at millagej@gmail.com

    Have a mixed team that you play on, but wonder what it would be like to play with all ladies or men? You can build on your skills and split your mixed team up.

    Spread the word via facebook to your ultimate friends and sign up quickly as there are limited spots!

    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Mar 8, 2016, Updated Tue Mar 15, 2016

    2016 News

    Hey all DUC members, I know your very busy but please take the time to scan through this email for things that might pertain to you.

    Here is a quick summary of what I talk about below:

    1. Coaching Clinics (competitive and Recreational)

    2. Disc Design competition

    3. New high school age league(14-17)

    4. Youth/elementary age leagues(9-13)

    5. Male and Female U18 Competitive teams 

    6. Summer league registration

    7. Membership procedures

    8. Callahan for kids Charity Tournament

     

    1. Coaching clinics:

      At the moment Peterborough (PUL) is going to be offering a 2 day competitive NCCP coaching clinic on March 12/13. The cost will be approximately $140/per. They will not have enough to fill the maximum of 20 people so they are looking for us to help fill the session. This course is designed for coaches 16+ years of age who work with U18 competitive players (e.g. high school competitive programs, competitive junior programs) or adult developmental teams programs. The participants will understand learning styles and appropriate feedback through hands on activities. They will learn how to identify and correct common Ultimate errors, and how to lead drills for Ultimate. If you want in to this please email Cameron Taylor acameron@nervemedia.ca as soon as possible.

      DUC hopes to run a Community coaching NCCP Clinic in late March or early April. The cost for this would be approximately $60/per. The Ultimate Community Initiation Coach Program is designed for coaches 16+ years of age who work with new/entry level players, this workshop will focus on how to instruct the basic throws and rules of Ultimate. The role of the coach, planning practices, ethical issues around coaching and the needs of the athletes, will also be covered in this 1-day workshop that takes place both in the classroom and on the field or gym. This is ideal for elementary or high school teachers and or people interested in coaching DUCs youth teams. If you want to do this please send Kevin and email. 

    2. Disc Design - Hey if you have any designs you want to submit for this years disc please send them to Kevin right away. If we do not get some ideas quickly then we will choose from past designs that were not chosen. 

    3. COED High School League - Brand new for this year!! Register online today!

    This COED league will be geared towards high school players (or players headed to high school in September) who want to further their skills, learn some more strategy and stay fit. This is the ideal league for any players who want to join their high school team. Experience is not necessary. Each week there will be 1 hour of skills followed by 1 hour of game play. For this league to run we must have a minimum of 20 players register. In the case where there is only 20-36 players and not enough to make 4 teams, the players will run skills as a large group and then be randomly split up for the games.

    Dates: Tuesdays from May to July(8 weeks of play)

    Time: 6:15 to 8:15

    Location: The location for this league will likely be in Oshawa or Courtice. This location will allow parents who also have a child in the elementary league to be able to do both with minimal driving.

    Cost: $50 which includes a jersey and an official DUC ultimate disc.

    Coaches: The lead coaches are NCCP certified for competitive ultimate and bring a ton of experience. On some weeks guest coaches will be brought in to help out. All coaches will be required to have a police criminal reference check completed prior to coaching for the Durham Ultimate Club.

    4. Youth Leagues - This will be our 3rd year for this league!! Register online today!

    This COED league is geared towards children in elementary school and focuses on improving basic skills and having fun. Each week, the first 45 minutes is about improving skills through fun activities and drills, followed by a 45-minute game of Ultimate. Everything is led by our experienced DUC member volunteer coaches. 

    Dates: Tuesdays from May to July(8 weeks of play)

    Time: 6:30 to 8:00

    Location: option of joining up for either the Whitby league (Julie Payette P.S.) or the Bowmanville League (Bowmanville High School). Other than the location everything else is the same.

    Cost: $40 which includes a jersey and an official DUC ultimate disc.

    Coaches: Most coaches will be NCCP certified, and all will be required to have a police criminal reference check completed prior to coaching for the Durham Ultimate Club. Most coaches are teachers in the Durham area.

    5. Male and Female U18 Competitive teams - if you have a son or daughter who loves ultimate this might be the answer.

    The junior boys and junior girls teams are competitive teams that play against teams from other cities. In order to make one of these teams you must tryout by attending practices.

    Females: The female under 19 team is called Nightfury and practices on Monday nights.

    Males: The male under 19 team is called STUD and practices on Monday nights.

    For more information on these teams please refer to the junior page under the registration tab. 

    6. Summer League Registrations - the information is up on the site for the team entries for the Sunday league and for individual entry for the Wednesday league. Check out the information under the registration tab.

    7. Membership Procedures - Your current memberships are good until the summer season starts. We hope to implement a new way to do memberships this that will streamline the process a little. More news on this as we get it.

    8. The Callahan for kids charity tournament will be on May 28th. Registration should be up on the site soon. There will be female, male,  junior male and junior female divisions this year. 

     

    Well, if you made it this far thanks for taking the time to read the update. 

    See you soon, Kevin

     

    This COED league will be geared towards high school players (or players headed to high school in September) who want to further their skills, learn some more strategy and stay fit. This is the ideal league for any players who want to join their high school team. Experience is not necessary. Each week there will be 1 hour of skills followed by 1 hour of game play. For this league to run we must have a minimum of 20 players register. In the case where there is only 20-36 players and not enough to make 4 teams, the players will run skills as a large group and then be randomly split up for the games.

    Dates: Tuesdays from May to July(8 weeks of play)

    Time: 6:15 to 8:15

    Location: The location for this league will likely be in Oshawa or Courtice. This location will allow parents who also have a child in the elementary league to be able to do both with minimal driving.

    Cost: $50 which includes a jersey and an official DUC ultimate disc.

    Coaches: The lead coaches are NCCP certified for competitive ultimate and bring a ton of experience. On some weeks guest coaches will be brought in to help out. All coaches will be required to have a police criminal reference check completed prior to coaching for the Durham Ultimate Club.

    This COED league will be geared towards high school players (or players headed to high school in September) who want to further their skills, learn some more strategy and stay fit. This is the ideal league for any players who want to join their high school team. Experience is not necessary. Each week there will be 1 hour of skills followed by 1 hour of game play. For this league to run we must have a minimum of 20 players register. In the case where there is only 20-36 players and not enough to make 4 teams, the players will run skills as a large group and then be randomly split up for the games.

    Dates: Tuesdays from May to July(8 weeks of play)

    Time: 6:15 to 8:15

    Location: The location for this league will likely be in Oshawa or Courtice. This location will allow parents who also have a child in the elementary league to be able to do both with minimal driving.

    Cost: $50 which includes a jersey and an official DUC ultimate disc.

    Coaches: The lead coaches are NCCP certified for competitive ultimate and bring a ton of experience. On some weeks guest coaches will be brought in to help out. All coaches will be required to have a police criminal reference check completed prior to coaching for the Durham Ultimate Club.

    This COED league will be geared towards high school players (or players headed to high school in September) who want to further their skills, learn some more strategy and stay fit. This is the ideal league for any players who want to join their high school team. Experience is not necessary. Each week there will be 1 hour of skills followed by 1 hour of game play. For this league to run we must have a minimum of 20 players register. In the case where there is only 20-36 players and not enough to make 4 teams, the players will run skills as a large group and then be randomly split up for the games.

    Dates: Tuesdays from May to July(8 weeks of play)

    Time: 6:15 to 8:15

    Location: The location for this league will likely be in Oshawa or Courtice. This location will allow parents who also have a child in the elementary league to be able to do both with minimal driving.

    Cost: $50 which includes a jersey and an official DUC ultimate disc.

    Coaches: The lead coaches are NCCP certified for competitive ultimate and bring a ton of experience. On some weeks guest coaches will be brought in to help out. All coaches will be required to have a police criminal reference check completed prior to coaching for the Durham Ultimate Club.

    This COED league will be geared towards high school players (or players headed to high school in September) who want to further their skills, learn some more strategy and stay fit. This is the ideal league for any players who want to join their high school team. Experience is not necessary. Each week there will be 1 hour of skills followed by 1 hour of game play. For this league to run we must have a minimum of 20 players register. In the case where there is only 20-36 players and not enough to make 4 teams, the players will run skills as a large group and then be randomly split up for the games.

    Dates: Tuesdays from May to July(8 weeks of play)

    Time: 6:15 to 8:15

    Location: The location for this league will likely be in Oshawa or Courtice. This location will allow parents who also have a child in the elementary league to be able to do both with minimal driving.

    Cost: $50 which includes a jersey and an official DUC ultimate disc.

    Coaches: The lead coaches are NCCP certified for competitive ultimate and bring a ton of experience. On some weeks guest coaches will be brought in to help out. All coaches will be required to have a police criminal reference check completed prior to coaching for the Durham Ultimate Club.

    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Mar 1, 2016

    Annual General Meeting

    2014 Durham Ultimate Club

    Annual General Meeting

    Tuesday Feb 2nd, 2016 at 6 pm at Maddy’s Pub in Bowmanville (7 Division Street). The agenda is as follows:

    1. Call to order
    2. Establishment of Quorum:
    3. Appointment of Scrutineers
    4. Approval of the Agenda
    5. Declaration of any Conflicts of Interest
    6. Adoption of Minutes of the previous Annual Meeting
    7. Board, League Administrator and Committee Reports
    8. Report of Accountant
    9. Appointment of Accountant
    10. New Business
    11. Election of new Directors
    12. Adjournment

    If you would like to see any changes made to the Constitution and ByLaws the Annual General Meeting is your chance to be heard!  (please note that this is not the meeting where summer league decisions are discussed and voted on).

    Please take the time to review the Constitution and ByLaws (found on the side menu under About DUC)and send any proposed changes to Kevin MacLeod at kevin@durhamultimateclub.com by Jan 19th.

    Positions up for election or re-election at the 2013 AGM include:

    • President (currently held by Bryce Zimny)
    • Treasurer (currently held by Chris Beatty)
    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Jan 4, 2016, Updated Mon Jan 4, 2016

    Pickup Ultimate at the Civic every Friday night...why not come tonight?
    Once again the Oshawa Civic has agreed to give ultimate some field space this winter.

    The big news is that there is now a Friday night drop in from 9pm-9:55pm, and it costs $4.25 (arrive early and pay at the front desk. You can usually get on the field at 8:55, and that hour goes by fast). Bring a white and a dark shirt.

    The even better news is that rather than the usual quarter field, they have the ability to open up the entire field for us if enough people show up. So we could have 2 full field games going on.


    Like last year, there is also a daytime drop in Mon-Wed-Fri from 12:15pm to 1:45pm. Sometimes a little game gets going, but usually this timeslot is more of an opportunity to go throw around a disc with a couple of people.

    The Schedule is here: https://www.oshawa.ca/things-to-do/drop-in-sports.asp
    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Fri Dec 18, 2015

    Sunday Ultimate Update

    Hey all Sunday players, I have two items that need your attention.

    First,  I have received a complaint from the director of the Whitby Dome about our members bringing food in the dome. The rule is that we are not allowed any food in the dome. He asked that players who bring their children to the game to stop allowing the kids to eat on the field. We have a good relationship with the dome and so I would ask that you please refrain from bringing any food from this point forward.

    All players should check their team roster to make sure that their name appears on it. If you are not appearing for some reason please resolve the issue by speaking with your captain or emailing me. Captains please check your roster as well. I don't want to have to default teams for playing illegal players. You cannot just pick up players here and there because you are short players. The player either has to be on your roster or on the sub list.

    Cheers, Kevin

     

     

    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Nov 23, 2015

    Initial seedings and playoffs

    Hey Sunday Indoor players, to start the season, for the first 3 weeks I will be scheduling games according to the ELO standings and so the schedule will be posted weekly. This should allow teams to find their approximate position on the ladder.  After 3 weeks, I will be grouping the teams into a division of 6, a division of 4 and then a division of 6. I will then schedule teams for 5 games based on a round robin. Obviously the division of 4 will end up with some teams playing twice. After the first round robin set of games, the results will be analyzed and then we will move teams up and down divisions. If the 6-4-6 is working we will continue with that, if it is disadvantaging some teams then we may switch to 6-6-4.

    If you want to know more about the ELO system there is a forum post with more info. Looking toward the end of the year, the plan for playoffs will be to create two groups of 8 and then have quarter finals, semis and finals. Cheers.

    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Oct 22, 2015

    Indoor starts this week

    Indoor Starts this week!

     Sunday indoor will begin this coming Sunday October 18 and then the Tuesday league will start on Tuesday October 20. Two teams in the Tuesday league will have byes for the first week. At the moment only 1 week of games has been scheduled.

    • The Sunday competitive league will be run on a modified ladder format with the more competitive teams playing each other more often. 
    • The Sunday recreational league will just be a round robin schedule.
    • The Tuesday league will have an upper group of 5 teams and a lower group of 5 teams. After 5 weeks of play one team from the upper will switch spots with one team in the lower. This is the same format as last year.
    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Oct 14, 2015

    Tuesday night Indoor Ultimate - Women needed
    Hey DUC members, we need some women to play on the Tuesday night individual team. To sign up please go to the homepage and click on the link on the right side of the page. I am setting it so that only females can register but if there is a female that has a male friend who wants to sign up send me an email as I have room for 1 more guy. Cheers.
    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Oct 8, 2015

    Tuesday Indoor
    Hey DUC members, do you want to sign up and play Tuesday indoor this year or were you thinking of entering a team? If you would like to play but don't have a team please go to the forum and state your interest. If you have enough for a team please email me right away. At the moment we have 9 teams entered and i would like to get one more. Cheers, Kevin
    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Sep 24, 2015

    Indoor Team Cheques Received

    Here are the cheques I have received so far:

    Competitive Sunday League

    1. Telefrancais (Draper)

    2. Clockwork Orange (Latter)- Orange

    3. Drop the Hammer (Sigsworth)

    4. The fast Count (Millage) Yellow

    5. Stupid Sexy Flanders (Daigle)

    6. Bonk (Sisson) -

    7. 175 gram(Aitken)

    8. Team Awesome(O'Brien)

    9. Huck U(Crawford) Sept 17 post mark - Light Blue

    Recreational Sunday League

    1. Flick N' Hammered (Miller)

    2. Chilli's (Bickle)

    3. In it to Spin it! (Timleck)

    4. (Andrews)

    5. Flick It(Marcotte)

    6. TBD (Graham)

    7 Turf Warriors(Hendrix)

    Individuals(only 11 people signed up as of September 29th so there will be no individuals team)

    Tuesday

    1. See you Next week (Baker) New cheque received

    2. Beer Pressure (Nathan)New cheque received

    3. Blue Steel (Reitsma)

    4. Whiskey Discs (Pomerleau..Giv'r)New cheque received

    5. Smack Talk (Blouin)

    6. BHS(Beatty)

    7. Revolution(Rhian)New cheque received

    8. New Team(Jay and Cheryl) (post dated sept 16)

    9. NarwhalsNew cheque received

    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sat Sep 12, 2015, Updated Mon Nov 2, 2015

    INDOOR NEWS

    Sunday League
    The Sunday games will be played at the Whitby Indoor Soccer Centre. The game times will be 12 pm, 1 pm, 2pm and 3 pm. The games will be 6 on 6 speed point(same as last year). We have room for 12 teams so it will be first come first serve. If we get more teams then this I might be able to get more time. The season will be 24 weeks long and we will not be playing over Christmas, March break or Easter. The first week is October 18th and we run all the way to April 24th. The 
    total Sunday cost is $2544 per team and the total cost must be paid in order to reserve your spot. This year I will be asking teams to select whether they wish to be in the Competitive division or the Recreational Division. I will be opening up an online registration for any individuals that want to play. The team will consist of 18 players (6 females and 12 males) and will be placed in the Recreational division. If the individual team does not fill up prior to 12 teams signing up then the individual team would have to be cancelled. The cost for a Sunday individual will be $170 (which includes a jersey) if you are a member. If you are not a member you will need to buy a membership for $33.90 as well. The membership will cover you for the whole indoor season but will expire in the spring.


    Tuesday League

    The Tuesday games will be played at the Oshawa Civic Field House. The game times will be 8 pm and 9 pm. The games will be full field 7 on 7 speed point(same as last year). We have room for 8 teams so it will be first come first serve. If we happen to get 10 or 12 teams signing up then we may have byes or we may use another location near the 401 and Brock Road in Pickering. If we have to use the Pickering location then it  will only be used for 1 or 2 games a week. Which means that each team may play 6-8 games in Pickering. The season will be 25 weeks long and we will not be playing over Christmas (Dec 22/29) or March break(Mar 15). The first week is October 20th and we run all the way to April 26th. The total 
    Tuesday cost is $4300 per team and the total cost must be paid in order to reserve your spot. If you have 18 players the cost per game is just under $10 per game. Initially the league will be scheduled as a round robin format until all 8 teams have played each other. After that the teams will be broken into two divisions of similar skill with the top 4 teams going into the top division and the bottom 4 going into the bottom division. After 3 weeks of play the bottom team of the top 4 will move down and the top team in the bottom division will move up. This is the same as last year. There will be no sign up for individuals at this time.

    Payment
    In order to register your team please send your cheque, made out to Durham Ultimate Club, to:

    Kevin MacLeod
    4776 Newtonville Road
    Newtonville, ON
    L0A 1J0

    Cheques will be cashed October 10th. Please put your team name on the cheque and if you are signing up for Sunday make sure you put either COMPETITIVE OR RECREATIONAL. Cheques will be listed on the website as I get them. In the case of two cheques arriving at the same time the one that is post marked earlier will be placed higher. A cheque post marked earlier than a hand delivered cheque will also be placed higher.

    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Sep 2, 2015

    League Party is Tomorrow!!!!! Don't miss out!

    Hey all, the league party is tomorrow night at E.P. Taylors Pub in the Student Centre of Durham College. Try to arrive between 7 and 8 and the earlier the better. There may be a surprise for the earliest of the early people. To get there go north on Simcoe street past Taunton road and just before you get to Conlin Road the College will be on the left hand side. You can turn left onto Commencement Cir and then the pub will be on the north side. If you then turn right onto Founders drive you will be able to find parking. If you miss Commencement Cir you can take the next left which is Founders Gate. 

     At the party we will be handing out gold discs to the Season winners as well as the playoff winners. We will also be having a "minute to win it" tournament that should be quite entertaining. To participate you just need a team member to be your partner. Please let Bryce or Chris know that you wish to enter the events and which team you are representing. And for the winners there might be cool prizes like cones or scoreboards! So even if the rest of your team is lame and decides not to come, you can still come and meet new people and socialize. 

    Oh and did I mention, there will be some pizza and wraps coming out at 10:30, after everyone works up an appetite playing the games. 

    Hope to see you there!

    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Fri Aug 28, 2015

    Fall Season

    Hello all, the fall season for some teams starts tonight. Please read this email in its entirety:

    1. You should have received an email telling you which team you are on. Please make sure you click on the links in the email to either set yourself up with an account or to link an existing account you might have had from playing during the summer.

    2. I will be sending out invitations to buy a membership. If you do not have one click on the link to purchase one. You will then appear on your team's roster. If you played on two teams this summer then you might also get this email but do not buy it again. You only need to buy the membership once a year.

    3. I need to have a volunteer to be the team admin for each team.  Basically all you need to do is enter the game stats each week. And maybe track the distribution of jerseys. Please send me an email.

    4. Jerseys will be delivered at your first game. All the jerseys are long sleeves except for orange and maroon because the company only had 10 colours in long sleeves. Some of the colours like black, navy and forest  may be hard to differentiate between, so all players should always have a white jersey in their bag. Flip the disc to see which team should switch jerseys. 

    5. In the long sleeve jerseys they only had unisex sizes but in the short sleeve there are both male and female sizes. Make sure you look at the male and female symbols to get the correct one. Each set has 22 jerseys. For long sleeve the size break down is 1XL, 7 L, 8 M, 4 S and 2 XS. For the short sleeves the size breakdown should be, Males 1XL, 7L, 5M, 1S, female 3L, 3M, 2S. Jerseys should not be given out on a first come first serve basis. The smallest people should get theirs first to ensure that everyone gets one that pretty much fits. I will provide each team with a list of players and their requested shirt size. If people are away please make sure that a jersey in their size is kept aside for them. All extra jerseys must be returned to me. Each team has about 16 or 17 players so I should get back 5 or 6 jerseys from each team.

    6. Please check your schedules to make sure that there are no mistakes. Each team should play one game during the week and then one game on a sunday. Each team should also have 11 games and you should not play any one colour twice. If you find something let the team admin know so they can notify me.

    7. Some players are still being added here and there as more registration trickle in.

    8. If your team is struggling for players at any point in the season due to injuries or no-shows please let me know and I will try to help you out. Also, if your team is struggling to find chemistry let me know and I will try to help you out. I try to balance the teams based on the skill level indicated when the player signs up but some people overestimate their skill and others underestimate so it is not a perfect system. 

    9. Please remember that there are many new players in this division and there may be many rules that need to be explained. Be patient with each other and remember to play with spirit.

     

    Have fun and see you either tonight or tomorrow!

     

     

    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Aug 26, 2015

    Fall League

    There are still some limited spots left for the fall league. At this time I cannot guarantee that links will be honoured but I will do my best. Teams are being put together today. The first games are next week on either Wednesday or Thursday. The schedule may not be out until Monday.

     

    Indoor registration will be happening soon. If you wish to enter a team on Sundays for the 6 on 6 league but have not entered one in the past please send a quick email to Kevin@durhamultimateclub.com. If you don't have enough players to enter a team you can still sign up as an individual or small group or recruit on the forum. The cost is less than $10 per game.

    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Aug 20, 2015

    Playoff Rules and Schedule

     PLAYOFF RULES AND SCHEDULE

    Attached below is the information for each division. The rules are different for each division due to the number of teams in each division. If you play in two divisions please read the two sets of rules. Captains should print out the rules and have them handy for the games. All games are on the website schedule and teams must enter the scores after each game so that the standings can be kept updated. Please be aware that the standings default to points for and against and our first tie breakers are head to head followed by points against.

    Good Luck and have fun!!

    2015 Playoff rules and schedule.doc

    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Aug 20, 2015, Updated Sat Aug 22, 2015

    Pick up Ultimate on Thursday
    Hey all, there will be a pickup game on Thursday at 6:30 at Julie Payette Public School in Whitby. Bring a light and a dark shirt if you come. Cheers.
    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Aug 12, 2015

    Important DUC Info

    Here is what you need to know:

    1. Only 6 days left to sign up for fall league. Don't miss out!

    2. Playoffs are just over a week away. 5 pm leagues play on Saturday Aug 22 and 7 pm leagues play on Aug 23. If for some reason your team cannot make it please let the league admin know right away before the schedule is made.

    3. League party and Award Ceremony is on Saturday August 29th. More information to come but you should start talking with your team about going. Each team is allowed to enter into the "Minute to Win it" events to see if they have what it takes to win. These events are very entertaining.

    4. Indoor sign up will be occurring soon. We have a Tuesday evening 7 on 7 league and a 6 on 6 league on Sunday afternoons. Both leagues have a competitive and a recreational division. And you can sign up as an individual, small group or a team. Spots are limited. Talk to your friends and teams about signing up. 

    Thanks for reading this far! Cheers!

     

    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Aug 12, 2015

    DUCs Junior Boys and Girls Competitive Team News

    This year’s Junior Provincial Championships took place in Port Hope, on the beautiful Trinity College School Campus. Durham’s teams, Stud and Nightfury, were the only two teams not from Toronto or Ottawa.

    On the women’s side, it was Nightfury’s first formal tournament of the season, as many of their athletes had spent the spring competing in provincial and national competitions with their high schools. The team managed to put up some great points against tough competition, and landed in third at the end of the weekend.

    On the Men’s side, Stud went through Saturday feeling a bit like a fish out of water – They lost by significant margins to both Toronto and Ottawa’s A teams, and they defeated the B and C teams from the bigger cities by similar scores. The excitement came on Sunday in the “Game to Go”, as Stud had a rematch against Ottawa’s A Team “Ignite” for the final bid to Nationals. After the previous day’s 15-4 loss, the Durham team came out aggressively and took the lead.  It was a highly spirited and dramatic game.

    As the clocked ticked down, Stud put up one last long throw into the endzone which was caught, and sent the game to a Universe Point.With parents and fans crowding the sidelines, Ottawa would go on to score their next point, but Stud held their heads high in the knowledge that in just their second year, they nearly became the first non-Ottawa/Toronto team to qualify out of Ontario in over a decade.

    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Jul 28, 2015, Updated Tue Jul 28, 2015

    Fall League Registration is Open

    Fall League Registration has begun!!

    The fall league is a hat league where players can sign up as individuals or small groups up to 4 players. The players names are then thrown into a hat and the teams are picked. Well, there is more to it than that, but that is why we call it a "hat" league. The league convenor actually looks at the players skill rankings and tries to create 12 equally balanced teams. It is a great league for new players to get into the league and meet some people who share a passion for this great sport. The league has a very relaxed feel to it and is a great deal. For only $55 players get 11 games and a Jersey. Due to the quickly deteriorating weather in the fall, the games happen very quickly. This year you will start on August 25th and end by Oct 4th playing 2 games a week. All games are played at the Oshawa Civic. This league always fills up and there are always people who do not make it in because they dilly dallied too long. If you wish to join please click the link on the side menu of the homepage and do it soon.  

    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Jul 20, 2015

    Playoffs and Party

    Hi all, please be aware that the playoffs are on Saturday August 22nd for the 5 pm leagues and Sunday August 23rd for the 7 pm leagues. The league party and awards night will be at the Durham College pub, E.P. Taylors, on Saturday August 29th. At the league party we will have minute to win it style games and each team is expected to put in an entry. More information to come. For now, please put all these dates on your calendar right now so you don't forget. And book babysitters if you need them. 

    Important Reminder  

    Please try and get your games started as close to the starting time as possible. The nights will gradually start getting shorter and you do not want to be playing in the dark. According to the DUC rules, If a team is not ready to go at game time they will start the game at a 4-0 deficit. That team then has 20 minutes to get their team ready. If after 20 minutes they still cannot field the proper ratio of players they will get a default. Teams must have a ratio of either 3M-3W or 4M-2W to avoid the default. 

     

    Lastly, there are some teams still in need of players so if you are looking to play a second game please let me know or post on the forum. 

     Cheers!

    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Jul 13, 2015

    Memberships, Charity tournament and more

    Some quick reminders

    1. Your captain should have sent you an email to have you buy your membership by now. Please make sure you buy your membership soon or you will not be eligible to play on Monday May 18th. If you do not appear on the roster with an 'm' then you have not bought a membership or something went wrong.

    2. The charity tournament is May 30th. Sign up soon if you want in! Information is on the site.

    3. Junior tryouts tonight. Information on site under registration.

    4. If teams need players let me know as I have individuals that need homes.

    5. Hooray for the nice weather!

    6. Captains will be able to pick up discs at Ritson fields on the first day. If you want them before hand you can arrange to pick them up at Bowmanville High School by emailing Kevin.

    Cheers 

     

    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu May 7, 2015

    Still Room in the Youth League..look for link on the right side of homepage
    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Apr 28, 2015

    Captain's meeting Minutes

    2015 Preseason Captain’s Meeting minutes

     

    1.       Attendance(HIGHLIGHTED TEAMS REPRESENTED AT MEETING)

    ·         7C=5(TMI, DUC Hunters,  Blue steel, Ninja squirrels, Lost in the Woods)

    ·         5C=7 (Backhanded Compliment,  Highland Huckers, Landsharks,  Mighty Hucks, Rigor Mortis, Slings of David, Sugar Drifts)

    ·         5R = 12 (Bad Mutha Huckers, Disc N Roses, Fit Discs, Flick and Hammered, Hammer Heads, I’d flick that, KABOOM, Pic N Flic, Redisculus, U Can’t Touch Disc, Weapons of Mass DISCtruction, Unknown Marcottes)

    ·         7R = 10 (Bulging Discs, Game of Throws, Indiscribable, Netflicks, Shark Bait, Sonic Youth, Huck’n Hustlers, Top Gun, Ultimate for Dummies, Pain in the Grass) Gotta Dump?,?, Projectile Discfunction?, Sofa King Ultimate?,

     

    1. Introductions – Kevin MacLeod, Jodi Gorham and Bryce Zimny
    2. Divisions –Last teams to enter may be asked to switch divisions. These teams are bolded above. Both the competitive divisions have an odd number of teams. Byes might be scheduled. 
    3. Memberships $33.90 Adult and new for this year $16.95 for under 18
    4. Rosters –
      1. Captains must make sure that their players emails are correct.
      2. Players must be on roster 24 hours prior to game.
      3. Players will not appear on the Public Roster until they have purchased a membership. Membership must be payed online. If players have Paypal fears or troubles captains can accept cash from players and then use their own credit card to sign up the player. The league Community bank account does not allow email transfers.
      4. In order to play in playoffs players must have been on the team roster prior to July 15th. Kevin will lock the rosters on July 16th to prevent further changes. If teams need players after this time they must email Kevin to request that a certain player be added.
      5. If there are new captains email Kevin to make switch and give new captain the powers
    5. Playoffs – once again at the end of the season.to allow teams to play a couple extra league games.
      Saturday August 22, 5 pm teams will play and Sunday August 23, 7 pm teams will play
      7 pm Competitive – Top 4 teams advance to semis. One team eliminated

           5 pm Competitive – TBD.

    7 pm and 7 pm Recreational – tournament style with only the top 2 teams advancing to the final

    The final game for each division playoffs will be held during the week following ideally August 25 at the civic but it will depend on which days we can get fields. Game times for the finals will be 7 pm or 9 pm. Will continue to try and get observers/linespeople for finals.

    1. Prizes: All league divison winners and playoff winners to receive gold discs.
    2. Insurance – Now with Ontario Ultimate. No longer need to sign up with ODSA for Insurance – When players buy their memberships they will check off box having said they agree with waiver..
    3. Start Date – Long weekend Monday May 20th  (5 pm teams @ 1 pm, 7 pm teams @ 3 pm) (Times still need to confirmed). Captains must explain to their team that this is the only Monday we play on and that all other games will be on Sundays.
    4. HolidRules – discussion about how to address rules in rec leave. Reviewed some foul calls and  vertical space.
      1. For Competitive Divisions the full UPA rules will govern play. Major change is that foot blocks are in and so is gender matching. If the receiving team plays 4 girls and 3 guys the pulling team must match. 
      2. Recreational leagues will still play with no foot blocks and a standard 4 male, 3 female ratio. (voted in by captains)
      3. All captains should read the rules. (download App for I-phone)
      4. The rule about  no more than 8 players from 7 pm comp team can play on a 5 pm comp team was voted out.
      5. DUC awards 3 points for a win, 2 for a tie, 1 for a loss and 0 for a defaulted game.
      6. Home team maintains team jerseys in case of colour conflict. Captains should add their colours to the website.
    5. Discs – 18 per team and captain is responsible for giving them out.
    6. League Party August 28th. Put it on your calendar. EP Taylors at Durham College. Party planning Coordinators are still needed. 
    7. Beach Tournament – Probably August 8
    8. Score boards/Cones – Cones and scoreboards will be provided to new teams.  Also, there are good apps on smartphones that can easily keep track of scores.
    9. Spirit – continuing to use the  new spirit scoring system where 2 is the default, a 3 should be given to teams that were above average and a 4 for a team that was over the top.   Reviewed how to use it and to recognize teams above and beyond.  \Discussion around whether we are still singing? Playing games?  \Still recommended doing something after each game, Always celebrate player of games. 
    10. Youth League – Still room for more players between the ages of 9 and 16.
    11. Junior Team – Tryouts start tonight and run the next 4 Thursdays. All information on the website. We hope to take both a boys and girls teams to a couple tournaments including regionals.
    12. Use the forum to communicate
    13. Sublist, must be a member on the list and not on an individual team roster
    14. Charity tournament, join individual, link to someone, or as a team
    15. Watchout for player development on the forum..
    16. Talked about teams who can use individuals.
    17. Talked about growing the league, possibly setting  a deadline or sign up date
    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sun Apr 26, 2015

    DUC quick info

    More information on the following can be found on the DUC website

    1. Backdraft tryout this Saturday night 5-7 pm at the civic field 1.

    2. Lulu lemon night is this sunday at 6:30. Contact Tanya at tknight@lululemon.com to register

    3. Wednesday league almost full! Sign up soon.

    4. We still need some teams for the league so let me know if you are interested.

    5. Some teams need players, so advertise on the forum or contact kevin.

    6. Open and women's charity tournament only 1 month away.

    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Fri Apr 24, 2015

    DUC Sunday Summer Ultimate

    The captains meeting is next week so please get those team forms and cheques into me asap. If you find yourself without a team but still want to play you can either sign up as an individual or advertise on the forum that you need a team. There are several teams that need players this year. Also, If your team needs a couple players let me know. In some cases two teams that are looking for players could possibly be combined.

     

    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Apr 15, 2015

    DUCs touring teams are holding open tryouts this weekend

    The information is below. To sign up ahead of time click this link:

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1x1uiiWSdFbx6_I2Dcq8vRaC2M-PxglSPffhCgT2MZAg/viewform

    Next tryout is

     Saturday April 25, 2015
    5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    **Oshawa Civic Center**
    Field #1

    Backdraft tryouts

    Welcome to 2015 Backdraft/Undertow combine. This year we plan to attend CUC, USA triple crown tour and the Pan American Championships as one complete team.

    Tryouts for Undertow/Backdraft will be held:

    Saturday April 11, 2015
    5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
    **Oshawa Civic Center**
    Field #5

    Sunday April 12th,
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    **Fleming Artificial Fields**
    599 Brealey Drive, Peterborough, ON

    Saturday April 25, 2015
    5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    **Oshawa Civic Center**
    Field #1

    To sign up

     

     

    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Apr 7, 2015, Updated Fri Apr 24, 2015

    Lots of important information about Ultimate...please read it all. Indoor news at bottom.

    Hi all DUC members, I have lots of info to pass on. I will try to be brief as I know your time is valuable. More info on all topics can be found on the site.

    1. Team cheques and forms are arriving daily. If you want to guarantee your spot in a division get you stuff in asap. If you are the odd team out you will not be in the division. Once I receive a cheque I post it on the main page of the site. Just scroll down.

    2. Registration for the Bowmanville and Whitby Youth leagues is underway. Youth age 9-15 get 8 weeks of ultimate, a jersey and a disc for $40. There is no better deal out there!! Please like our facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Durham-Ultimate-Club-Youth-League/717369161717340

    3. If you want to help coach the youth, please let us know. If you have a child in the program, volunteering to help coach will keep you busy during the practice. No experience is necessary, the drills are run by our more experienced coaches. 

    4. Registering for the Wednesday Summer league is currently under way. There is a limited number of spots so sign up soon.

    5. Clinic for junior aged players on April 18th from 5-7 pm at the civic i field. $10. High school coaches are encouraged to promote this to their players and attend so they can learn some new drills.

    6. Junior tryouts for our competitive team will begin April 24th. All info can be found under the registration tab. This team competes against teams from Toronoto, Ottawa, Waterloo, etc.

    7. Is anyone a graphic designer? DUC desperately needs one. We can pay. Please contact Kevin

    8. Indoor Ultimate- Tuesday ultimate schedule is up and that is the end of it. For Sunday Rec the whole schedule is up but for the Sunday competitive league 3 more games will be put up on the site after this week. It will be a mini playoff with 1st place playing 8th etc. The next week everyone will still be scheduled a game but only the teams that win their first game will be moving forward towards the final game. If you win your second game you will advance to the finals. Everyone will still be scheduled a game in the 3rd week. The only prize for winning playoffs is bragging rights.

    9. Warm weather is coming!

     Cheers!!

     

    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sat Mar 28, 2015

    Men’s Clinic March 21, 2015 8 pm- 10 pm

    Men’s Clinic March 21, 2015 8 pm- 10 pm

    Undertow will be hosting a Men’s Clinic on Saturday March 21, 2015 from 8 pm until 10 pm at the Bowmanville Indoor Soccer facility. Cost is $20 for the two hour period. Men of all ages and skill levels are welcome. 
    Please use the link to Google doc to sign up as space is limited to 24 participants. 

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1cawk4tFEMHGHdVHCyH2v98LfSForoTaRO6RLCk90chs/viewform?usp=send_form


    Note: registration fee can be paid at the door or by email money transfer to: undertowultimate@outlook.com

    The Clinic will focus on throwing, cutting, and defensive strategies through various drills and scrimmage play to close out the night. Please bring a white and dark shirt and water! 

    This is a great chance to work on your ultimate skills and to meet other players in the league! 
    Email inquiries:
    undertowultimate@outlook.com

     

     

     

    Regards,

    Stacey Daigle

    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Mar 17, 2015

    Cheques Received for 2015 Season

    Please look below to see if your cheque and team form have been received

    5 pm Recreational

    1. Weapons of Mass Disctruction/Allan Latter
    2. Hammer Heads/Theresa Bickle
    3. Redisculus /Derek Mackay
    4. Bad Mutha Huckers
    5. Unknown/Marcotte
    6. Flick N' Hammered/Miller
    7.  Kaboom/Chitiz
    8. DIsc N Roses/Dionne
    9. U Can't Touch Disc/Caplan
    10. FIT DISCS/Sher
    11. Pic N Flick/Harris
    12. I'd Flick that/crawford

     

    5 pm Competitive

    1. Sugar Drifts/Stacey Daigle
    2. Rigor Mortis/Gorham
    3. Highland Huckers/MacLeod
    4. Slings of David/De Boer (missing team sheet)
    5. Landsharks/Seminsky
    6. Backhanded Compliment/Draper
    7. Mighty Hucks/Baker
    8. Pepler's Purple People Eaters

     

    7 pm Recreational

    1. Sonic Youth/Sandy Rehorst
    2. The Bulging Discs/Kirwin
    3. Game of Throws/Graham
    4. Huckin' Hustlers/Bates
    5. Indiscribable/Giberson
    6. Sharkbait/Hopper
    7. Ultimate for Dummies/O'Brien
    8. Netflicks/Midwinter
    9. Pain in the Grass/Turner
    10. Top Gun/Paul

     

    7 pm Competitive

    1. Ninja Squirrels/Brett Hall 
    2. DUC Hunters/LP Blouin
    3. Blue Steel/DeBoer (missing team form)
    4. TMI/Zimny(missing team form)
    5. Lost in the Woods/Jutzi(missing team form)
    6. Boys Junior team

     

    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Fri Mar 13, 2015, Updated Mon Jul 20, 2015

    Registration information is on the DUC site

    Hello DUC players, Registration information for the following summer leagues is available on the site under the Registration tab:

    1. Sunday Leagues (Team entry or individual/group entry)

    2. Wednesday League (individual or small group entry)

    3. Youth League ages 9-16. This league has become so popular we are now going to run it in Whitby and Bowmanville on Tuesday nights. If you plan on putting your kids in this and want to help coach a team please let us know. It is a very rewarding experience!

     Have a great Day!!

     

     

    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sun Feb 22, 2015

    Double Disc Court is great for practices where only 4 or 5 people show up.

    Not sure if anyone has ever played this but it is a lot of fun. Works on quick throws, catching, field awareness and diving. I usually introduce it to teams at our BHS tournament. We just play with regular 175 gram discs.

     
    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sat Feb 21, 2015, Updated Sat Feb 21, 2015

    2015 Disc Design Ideas
    Hey all DUC players, if you have a design you wish to submit for consideration for this years disc please submit it by Thursday February 26th. Thanks.
    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Feb 19, 2015

    Women's Clinic very Successful!!

     

    The first Women’s Clinic of 2015 was a success! Thanks to all the ladies who showed up despite the poor weather conditions!

    We received excellent feedback and are looking forward to the next one! Women play a huge role in mixed ultimate and it’s fantastic to get so many women out working on their skills!

     

    The Undertow women had a great time and we hope that the ladies who attended did as well!

     

    From Michelle Bridger:

    “Thank you so much to the ladies who put on this fabulous clinic yesterday evening! 

     

    I learned a ton and it was really fun! The drills were extremely helpful along with the tips for better playing/defending! 

     

    I really enjoyed the drills and how we split up and worked on a few different things at a time. There was lots of opportunities for throwing drills as well as defending and passing. The drills were set up in a way that small groups could get lots of one on one attention and that was really helpful. The ladies who were helping out were extremely helpful and encouraging. 

     

    I would have liked to have more time to learn some leading passes and/or curved passes throwing but if another clinic is organized I will definitely be there to learn this technique! 

     

    The scrimmage at the end of the evening was also a lot of fun! It was so nice to play with all female players and experience a different dynamic. It was awesome to put what we just learned into practice. “

     

     

    Thanks to DUC for helping us set this up through the website and for promoting the event!

     

    Any questions about future clinics or touring, please e-mail: undertowultimate@outlook.com or speak to us at the fields.

     

    Thanks,

    Stacey

    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Feb 12, 2015

    Women's Clinic this Saturday

    For Women by Women!

    Women’s Clinic February 7, 2015 8 pm- 10 pm

     

    The women from Undertow will be hosting a Women’s Clinic on Saturday February 7, 2015 from 8 pm until 10 pm at the Bowmanville Indoor Soccer facility.  Cost is $20 for the two hour period.  Women of all ages and skill levels are welcome.  Please use the link on the DUC website to secure your spot as space is limited!

     

    The Clinic will focus on throwing, cutting, and defensive strategies through various drills and scrimmage play to close out the night.  Please bring a white and dark shirt and water!

     

    This is a great chance to work on your ultimate skills and to meet other players in the league!

     

    Email inquiries:

    undertowultimate@outlook.com

     

    Or speak to Stacey Daigle or Megan Smith at the fields!

     

    Thanks,

    Stacey

    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Feb 2, 2015

    5 pm competitive rule change and ODSA membership news

    The rule about only being allowed 8 players from a 7 pm competitive team on a 5 pm competitive team will no longer be in place for this season. Teams can put which ever players this wish on their team. Having said that, I hope that teams will still make room on their teams for up and coming players so that the 5 pm competitive league is not just a duplication of the 7 pm competitive league.  

    Please do not renew your ODSA memberships until further notice. The ODSA is under attack from another organization calling themselves Ontario Ultimate and so we will have to wait to see who will be the governing body for this season. 

    Cheers

     

    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sat Jan 24, 2015

    Women's skills clinic on February 7

    Durham Ultimate Club is excited to host a Women's skills clinic on February 7 from 8-10 pm at the Bowmanville Indoor Soccer Centre on Baseline Road. This clinic is for girls age 16 and up and will be run by women on DUC's touring team Undertow. The cost to participate will be $20. If you wish to attend please complete this registration process by clicking on the link on the right side of the DUC homepage. There are only 25 spots available so don't delay. 

    This will be a clinic hosted by Women for Women!

    The Clinic will focus on throwing, cutting, and defensive strategies through various drills and scrimmage play to close out the night.  Please bring a white and dark shirt and water!

     

    Any questions can be sent via email to: undertowultimate@outlook.com

     

    Or see Megan Smith or Stacey Daigle at the fields on Tuesdays and Sundays

     

    Megan plays for:  All Blacks and 175 Grams of Ecstasy

    Stacey plays for: Blue Steel and Stupid Sexy Flanders

     

     

    Stacey

    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Fri Jan 16, 2015

    Coaching Conferences run by ODSA

    There are some NCCP coaching clinic opportunities coming up on the weekend of February 21st and 22nd. If you are interested check out the link below.

     http://ondisc.org/conferences

    The Durham Ultimate Club may also be offering an NCCP clinic in the spring but that will depend on interest so there is no guarantee that it will happen.  I will start a forum post to see if there is enough interest to run one.

     

    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Jan 14, 2015

    DUC AGM

    Will be held January 30th, 2015 at 7 pm at Boston Pizza in Bowmanville. The agenda is as follows:

    1. Call to order
    2. Establishment of Quorum
    3. Appointment of Scrutineers
    4. Approval of the Agenda
    5. Declaration of any Conflicts of Interest
    6. Adoption of Minutes of the previous Annual Meeting
    7. Board, Committee and Staff Reports
    8. Report of Auditors
    9. Appointment of Auditors
    10. New Business
    11. Election of new Directors
    12. Adjournment

    If you would like to see any changes made to the Constitution and ByLaws the Annual General Meeting is your chance to be heard! (please note that this is not the meeting where summer league decisions are discussed and voted on).

    Please take the time to review the Constitution and ByLaws (found on the side menu under About DUC)and send any proposed changes to Kevin MacLeod at kevin@durhamultimateclub.com.

    Positions up for election or re-election at the 2013 AGM include:

    • Secretary
    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Dec 30, 2014

    Tuesday Indoor
    Hey all Tuesday Indoor players, there are no games for the next two weeks. Play resumes on Jan 6th. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!
    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Dec 18, 2014

    Two week break from Sunday Ultimate
    Hey all Sunday Indoor players, due to the holidays we will not be playing ultimate for the next two weeks. Therefore the next Sunday games will be on Jan 4th. Have a great Holiday!!!!
    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Dec 18, 2014

    Pickup on Wednesdays is cancelled
    Just a quick note to say that Wednesday pickup had to be cancelled due to lack of interest. 
    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Nov 18, 2014

    Pickup Ultimate tonight
    The pickup ultimate will run tonight from 5:45-6:45 at the Durham Indoor Soccer Centre on Terwillegar Avenue in Oshawa. The cost is $10. Wear either a white or a black jersey/shirt so teams are easy to make. Bring the opposite colour as back up in case the teams are uneven. Michelle or Tanya will be collecting the money. Be aware that there are often goal posts behind the green curtains and running into these can hurt a lot.
    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Nov 5, 2014

    Pickup ultimate

    Attention all DUC players. I am going to book the Durham Indoor Soccer Center on Terwillegar ave in South Oshawa for some pickup ultimate starting next Wednesday. The only time we could get is 5:45-6:45. If you wish to be a part of this please go to the forum and state your intent to come. The cost will be $10 a person. If there is not enough interest then I will not continue to rent it.

    I can also book the Whitby Indoor facility from 7-8 on a Sunday night if there is enough interest. If you are interested in this time slot please say so on the forum.

     

    Cheers.

    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Oct 29, 2014

    more directions
    Update. When you are coming turn left at lights just past ultramar. Go to stop sign and see pub on right hand side. Turn right and head north. Park in parking lot just up a bit on you right hand side. The gate is broken so we can park there. 
    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sat Oct 25, 2014

    League Party Parking
    The party is tonight!! Should be lots of fun as we have some fun games to play. These are the directions, I received from the Manager of the Restaurant, to find the parking:

    We are in the founders 2/3 lot for free.  It is located on the southwest corner of Simcoe and Conlin. To get to this lot if you were driving north on Simcoe St. when you get to the campus,  go through the lights (located just north of Ultramar, but before Conlin), then on your left (before Conlin) is a driveway. If you enter through this driveway the lot is on the right.

    Hope this gets you there!!



    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sat Oct 25, 2014

    Year End Party
    Just a reminder that the party is this Saturday from 7 pm - 12 pm at E.P. Taylor's pub and Restaurant on the Durham College Campus (Simcoe and Conlin in Oshawa). League and playoff awards will be given out to teams and there will be the spirit competition for any teams who choose to try and win their fees paid for next summer. Remember that if you wish to compete you must let Kevin know by Friday night and you must have at least 7 members of your team present at the party.

    Remember that the first 30 people will get a free drink. They will be checking ID of anyone that looks like they're less than 30. I personally hope I get checked. It is a restaurant so anyone younger than 19 are allowed in as long as they are with a responsible adult. If you are unsure if you qualify as a responsible adult there are tests online to determine this. 

    Hope to see you all on Saturday. Cheers.

    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Oct 22, 2014

    Spirit Scores
    Hey all, please remember to read about the spirit scores when you put in your stats. We changed the system in the summer. If you play a team and there are no issues and it is just a good game you should be giving a score of 2 for the team you played in each of the 5 categories. You only go above 2 if they were exceptional in some way. So a standard score should be 10 points for a game. A score of 4 should be for cases where the other team was the best team you have ever played or close to it. After looking at the scores some of you will have to go in and change your scores.

    And when you put your scores in make sure you check off the box that says "played" or they won't show up.

    Thanks. 
    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sun Oct 19, 2014

    DUC League Party on October 25th
    Hi all league members, the league party date is finally set for Saturday October 25th. This year we will be running the event at E.P. Taylor's Pub and Restaurant on the Durham College Campus (Simcoe and Conlin area). The event will run from 7 pm until 1 am with some pub food provided about 10 pm.  All members are welcome to come and hang out and meet people from the league. To entice people to come early we are offering a free drink to the first 30 people.

    Summer teams are welcome to compete to try and win their league fees paid for next season. To compete you must have at least 7 players from your team at the event and let Kevin no you are competing by the Friday October 24th. This year we have changed it so all summer teams are eligible to compete so talk to your team and convince them to participate. To win you will have to come up with some way to entertain the crowd and win their votes. In the past teams have done songs, skits, musicals, or games. There is a nice stage at the facility which will accommodate almost any creative idea. And even if you don't win you still get a chance to show your team spirit.

    We will also be presenting Awards for the league winners and playoff winners so make sure you get your team there if you were lucky/skilled enough to win something this year.

    Please put it on the Calendar right now!!

    Hope to see you all there, Kevin
    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Oct 15, 2014

    Year end Party (read at the bottom how your team could win $600)
    Hello all DUC players, the year end summer league party is going to be awesome! Unfortunately, at the moment we do not know when or where it is going to be. The Sports Garden Café where we normally hold this event has been going through a renovation (and will be opening as Zingers) and they are experiencing a lot of delays. I originally had hoped to have the party on September 8th, then Oct 4th, then October 25th and now I just got off the phone with the manager and he says he cannot guarantee the 25th. He is going to hopefully know by thanksgiving when the renovations might be done. 

    We have explored a couple other options like the Oshawa curling club and stuttering johns but nothing else has appealed to us for one reason or other. If anyone knows of a good location for our party please let me know by emailing me at kevin@durhamultimateclub.com. We usually have 70-100 people at the party.

    The criteria for a good location include:
    A bar or restaurant that has no customers on a Saturday so we can book the whole thing.
    ideally no rental fee
    lots of room for us to do our skits and stuff
    projector and screen
    Capability to make party food
    accommodate 70-100 people

    If we cannot find another location then we will have to wait for zingers to open up as they meet all our criteria.

    In the meantime, please be aware that all summer teams are eligible to try to win their summer fees (approx. $600) paid for next year. All you have to do is perform a skit, song, dance, or game at the party and have the judges vote for you. Last year we only had 4 teams present something and so there was a 25% chance of winning $600. If you plan on participating you must have a minimum of 7 people from your team at the party. You must also notify Kevin, by the night before, that your team will be competing.

    Sincerely, Kevin

    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Sep 25, 2014

    Fall Schedule for this sunday
    Hello all fall players, I have finally secured some times for this coming Sunday September 28. Sorry for the delay but the city of Oshawa was very slow in helping. The best time slots I could get for this weekend are 6:30 to 8:30 and 8:30-10:30. So 8 teams will play at 6:30 and 4 at 8:30. I tried to get the grass fields but they have closed them for the season so you will be playing on turf. I cannot put this on the schedule at the moment as the master schedule is at home. I will do it tonight. Just be aware that you will be playing on Sunday evening.

    FYI - I will also be adding another game for Oct 5th to the schedule at the same times as above which will finalize the schedule with 11 games as promised.
    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Sep 25, 2014

    Cheques received for Indoor
    Both leagues are now full!!

    Tuesday

    1.BHS - MacLeod
    2 BLood Sweat and Beers - Crawford
    3. Blue Steel - Reitsma
    4. Sonic Youth - Rehorst
    5. Revolution - Moore
    6. Narwhals - Puckrin
    7. The tragically Flick - Mulder
    8. Giv'r - Pomerleau
    9. All Blacks - Blouin 
    10. Baker's Dozen

    Sunday
    1. Huck U - Crawford
    2. Drop the Hammer - Puglisevich 
    3. Team Awesome - O'Brien
    4. Bonk - Sisson (Sept 22 22:19)
    5. 175 Gram - Aitken (Sept 22, 22:44)
    6 .Clockwork Orange - Latter (Sept 22, 23:31)
    7. Telefrancais - Draper (Sept 23, 23:42)
    8. Stupid Sexy Flanders - (dropped off Sept 24)

    Sunday Rec

    1. Flick it -  Marcotte
    2. In it to spin it - Timleck
    3. Chillies - Ogiltree
    4. theDISClaimers - Miller
    5. Hendrix - Turf Warriors (Sept 22, 22:27)
    6. Individuals team

    We are now FULL :)
    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Sep 10, 2014, Updated Sat Oct 11, 2014

    Indoor Ultimate 2014
    Sunday League
    The Sunday games will be played at the Whitby Indoor Soccer Centre. The game times will be 12 pm, 1 pm, 2pm and 3 pm. The games will be 6 on 6 speed point(same as last year). We have room for 12 teams so it will be first come first serve. If we get more teams then this I might be able to get more time. The season will be 24 weeks long and we will not be playing over Christmas, March break or Easter. The first week is October 19th and we run all the way to April 26th. The
     total Sunday cost is $2544 per team and the total cost must be paid in order to reserve your spot. This year I will be asking teams to select whether they wish to be in the Competitive division or the Recreational Division. I will be opening up an online registration for any individuals that want to play. The team will consist of 18 players (6 females and 12 males) and will be placed in the Recreational division. If the individual team does not fill up prior to 12 teams signing up then the individual team would have to be cancelled. The cost for a Sunday individual will be $150 if you are a member. If you are not a member you will need to buy a membership for $33.90 as well. The membership will cover you for the whole indoor season but will expire in the spring.


    Tuesday League
    The Tuesday games will be played at the Oshawa Civic Field House. The game times will be 8 pm and 9 pm. The games will be full field 7 on 7 speed point(same as last year). We have room for 8 teams so it will be first come first serve. If we happen to get 10 or 12 teams signing up then another location near the 401 and Brock Road in Pickering will be used for 1 or 2 games a week. Which means that each team may play 6-8 games in Pickering. The season will be 25 weeks long and we will not be playing over Christmas (Dec 23/30) or March break(Mar 17). The first week is October 21st and we run all the way to April 28th. The total
     Tuesday cost is $4100 per team and the total cost must be paid in order to reserve your spot. If you have 18 players the cost per game is just under $10 per game. Initially the league will be scheduled as a round robin format until all 8 teams have played each other. After that the teams will be broken into two divisions of similar skill with the top 4 teams going into the top division and the bottom 4 going into the bottom division. After 3 weeks of play the the bottom team of the top 4 will move down and the top team in the bottom division will move up. This is the same as last year. I will be opening up an online registration for any individuals that want to play. The team will consist of 20 players (7 females and 13 males). If the individual team does not fill up prior to 8 teams signing up then the individual team would have to be cancelled. The cost for a Tuesday individual will be $210 if you are a member. If you are not a member you will need to buy a membership for $33.90 as well. The membership will cover you for the whole indoor season but will expire in the spring.




    Payment
    In order to register your team please send your cheque, made out to Durham Ultimate Club, to:

    Kevin MacLeod
    4776 Newtonville Road
    Newtonville, ON
    L0A 1J0

    Cheques will be cashed October 10th. Please put your team name on the cheque and if you are signing up for Sunday make sure you put either COMPETITIVE OR RECREATIONAL. Cheques will be listed below as I get them. In the case of two cheques arriving at the same time the one that is post marked earlier will be placed higher. A cheque post marked earlier than a hand delivered cheque will also be placed higher. 

    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Sep 4, 2014, Updated Mon Sep 8, 2014

    Tonight's Fall Game Location and times changed
    Hi all, the city has cancelled the outdoor field permits for tonight and offered us some indoor space. Unfortunately the game times have to be changed slightly. You may have already received an email from me about this. 

    Red vs Yellow 7:30-9 at Civic Indoor Field West side
    Orange vs Blue 8:30-10 Civic Indoor Field East side

    Because we only have 1.5 hour time slots you will want to start the game on time so you can finish it. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to get your jersey and meet your team. 

    Kevin MacLeod


    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Sep 2, 2014

    games tonight
    The city has canceled the outdoor fields for tonight so you will be playing indoors at the civic indoor field house. Unfortunately the games will be a bit shorter in length and times will be different. 
    Red vs yellow from 7:30-9 on west side. 
    Blue vs orange from 8:30-10 on east side. 
    Try to minimize time between pulls and the length of the half time. Also try to start on time. Come early to get jersey. 

    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Sep 2, 2014

    League Party
    The league party will have to be postponed from this coming weekend (Sept 6) to a weekend later in the month as the Sports Garden Cafe is still under construction. I apologize for any inconvenience. More Information will follow soon. 
    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Sep 1, 2014

    DUC playoffs - Change to 7 pm Recreational Schedule
    Hello all 7 pm rec players, unfortunately we had another team bow out of the tournament so we are now down to 10 teams. As a result I had to make one change to the pools. The Huck'n Hustlers have been moved from Pool B to Pool A to accomodate the loss of the two highest ranking teams in that pool. All other teams will remain in the same pool. Both Pools will now have byes throughout the day so check to make sure you know when your first game is. You don't want to show up bright and early to find that you have a bye. Please print schedules from the link below.

    2014 Playoffs with teams.doc

    Cheers


    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Fri Aug 22, 2014

    Fall League Registration reopened.
    The fall league registration date has been extended. At the moment I have enough people for 14 players per team but I would like to increase that a little. If you have not signed up and wish to play please go to the homepage and look on the right side of the screen for the link. If you wish to be linked with someone who has already signed up please sign up asap as I will be making the teams soon. Cheers.  
    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Aug 20, 2014

    Tuesday Indoor News - Ignore this if you do not play Tuesday Indoor
    This email has been sent to team admins of all divisions.

    Hey all, I am trying to plan for the upcoming Tuesday Indoor Season. From what I have heard there are several new teams that want in this year (a team I am entering, a team Ryan Poloz is entering and another team). Oshawa has no room for us to expand so I have been looking else where and I have found a field at Brock Road (Pickering) and the 401. So please make sure you tell your team mates that you might have to play out there. 

    I have been trying to work out costs and so far it looks like the fees are going up. Oshawa has raised their price by about $100 so that it is now.$723.08 + HST. Which works out to an extra $25 or so a week per team (since 4 teams play on the field at one time) or $600 for the 24 week season, or just over a $1 more per player per game. 

    I hope to have things worked out this week and the information put on the website news right away so that teams can start sending me their cheques. Be aware that teams will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. If we end up with an odd number of teams that team will not be playing. There will likely not be an individuals team this year unless we need to even out the number of teams. Cheques will not be cashed until late September or early October to give you time to collect from your team members. 

    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Aug 18, 2014

    Summer Playoffs

    Although the final standings are not known I can provide you with the basic layout and rules for the playoffs. Click on the link below for all the information. Once the standings are all calculated after next weeks games I can start adding the schedule to the site. Captains please make sure you add the results right away after next Sunday's games. 

    2014 Playoffs.doc


    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Aug 12, 2014

    Fall League - only 2 days left to register
    If you want to play ultimate this fall then you had better sign up in the next couple days as Thursday is the deadline. The link can be found on the right side of the homepage but I have also included it below for your convenience. The league runs from late August to early October. 



    http://www.durhamultimateclub.com/league/registration.aspx?rpid=1758&raid=1
    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Aug 12, 2014

    Fall League
    The fall league registration is now open. Go to the homepage and look on the right side to sign up. The deadline for signing up is early August so do it soon. As the deadline approaches I will be capping the number of teams at 8,10 or 12. The earlier you sign up the better chance you have of being put on a team. All the information is available once you start the registration process but I have copied and pasted some of it below.

    The fall league will start on August 28th and run until October 9th. Some games will be on Sundays between 2pm and 6 pm, while others will be played during the week(under lights), on either a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, so that each team will play a total of 11 games. There may be games on the long weekend in September. The games will be played mainly at the Oshawa Civic fields 3 and 4, but there will be some games at the Civic fields 1 and 5 which are artificial turf. There will be 12 hat teams and each team will play each other team once. Players can sign as individuals or in a group of a maximum of 4 people. During registration players must rank themselves and then teams will be made trying to even out the skill. If you plan on linking yourself with other players make sure you all link using the same last name (ie SMITH)or code name such as (cobra). Even the person who everyone else is linking to should put SMITH so that when I sort the names using excel all the players will appear together. Do not list all the people you want to be linked with, just the main one. Also, if you are joining as a group of 3 or 4 people then you must have a minimum of 1 girl join with you.

    The cost to play will be $55 and must be paid online. This includes the cost of a T-shirt in your team colour. Team colours are assigned randomly. The cost has risen slightly due to the use of artificial turf fields late in the season when the grass fields are closed.
    Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Jul 22, 2014

    Fall League
    The fall league registration is now open. Go to the homepage and look on the right side to sign up. The deadline for signing up is early August so do it soon. As the deadline approaches I will be capping the number of teams at 8,10 or 12. The earlier you sign up the better chance you have of being put on a team. All the information is available once you start the registration process but I have copied and pasted some of it below.

    The fall league will start on August 28th and run until October 9th. Some games will be on Sundays between 2pm and 6 pm, while others will be played during the week(under lights), on either a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, so that each team will play a total of 11 games. There may be games on the long weekend in September. The games will be played mainly at the Oshawa Civic fields 3 and 4, but there will be some games at the Civic fields 1 and 5 which are artificial turf. There will be 12 hat teams and each team will play each other team once. Players can sign as individuals or in a group of a maximum of 4 people. During registration players must rank themselves and then teams will be made trying to eve