Spring League (2010)


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Spring team league provides a venue for adult coed teams at all levels to play in a competitive league. The league is divided into pools based on ability, so whether you are one of the best teams in town, or a group of relative newcomers, you can expect close games at your level. At the end of the season, all teams participate in league playoffs with bragging rights for the year at stake.


The 2010 Spring League Playoffs Schedule is now posted.



Headlines

Congratulations to our Spring League 2010 Champions and Spirit Award winners!

Champions:
A: Eats, Throws, and Leaves

B: Cowtippers
C: Genghis Khan Wild
D: Bring Back Pluto
E: Disc Ninjas

Spirit:
A: Swagger
B: Vince
C: Space Invaders
D: Tsunami
E: Young Grasshoppers

It's playoff time!  Check the above link for more information...AND...

Come join us at our Annual Meeting! 

Sunday, June 6 at Magnuson Park from 5-8:30pm. We will meet in the View Ridge Room of the Brig following the Spring League finals.

There will be refreshments (including pizza!), door prizes, and good times.

We will say 'thank you' to hard working DiscNW volunteers and will present a brief report on the state of the organization.


News

As a reminder, we are only able to guarantee (2) bye requests.  You can request more, but we can not guarantee that requests will be honored.  Please prioritize your requests.  Here are some tournament and important dates, that might help with your requests:

March 13             Slog in the Bog

March 13-14       PLU BBQ

April 3-4             Onionfest, Easter, Passover

April 17-18      WA/BC College Sectionals

April 24-25         Spring Reign

May 9                   Mother’s Day

May 15                 Gnarly Gnines

May 22-23          THAT


Information

Your 2010 Spring League Coordinators are Nate Merrill, Christina Witteman and William Bartram.  Look for us (and say hi!) out on the fields.  In the meantime, you can contact us at .

No Dogs

Note to athletic field users, friends, and families: Dogs are not allowed at organized athletic fields, beaches, or children's play areas in Seattle, Shoreline, and Redmond parks. They are welcome on leash everywhere else in the park system, and there are other off-leash areas where they can romp without leashes.  Please leave your pets at home on game days!

No Alcohol

Note to athletic field users, friends, and families: Alcohol is not allowed at organized athletic fields, beaches, or children's play areas in Seattle, Shoreline, and Redmond parks.  

In 2008 we received at least one warning per season regarding dogs and beer on the fields from parks officials.  If further infractions occur we risk losing access to the fields.  We did better in 2009, but still... Please refrain from bringing dogs and alcohol to games.  Thanks!

 

Dates:

  • Registration Opens: January 22
  • Registration Closes: February 26
  • Captains Meeting: March 7, 6pm, Blue Star
  • League Starts: March 14
  • Regular Season ends: May 23
  • Playoffs: June 5-6

Please note that all teams must input initial rosters by the close of registration.  Final rosters must be completed by 2nd week of play.  Having accurate rosters helps the League Coordinators to ensure that teams are seeded and scheduled properly.

 

Basics

  • All regular season games will be played on Sundays
  • Playoffs will be on the weekend of June 5-6.
  • Gender ratio is 4:3 men:women. If you don't have 3 women you'll have to play down.
  • All teams must complete a roster in accordance with the Roster Policy
  • This is an 18+ event in accordance with the Team League Participation Policy.  Please contact the Coordinators () with any questions.

 

Game reschedules/forfeits:

  • Contact your opponent’s captain via e-mail and let them know of your situation.  Copy us () on this correspondence.
  • Notify your opponents at least 4 days in advance if you are unable to field a team for a game.  Forfeits should be recorded 1-0.
  • Gender ratio is 4:3 men:women. If you don't have 3 women you'll have to play down.
  • Even if you are able to make an easy change and don’t need to contact us for fields, etc., let us know of the change regardless.  Your unused field can be of use to someone else.

 

 

Registration

Online registration is now closed.

The team fee this year is $750.   The team fee must be paid in full by the close of registration.  Teams that have not paid will not get a schedule.

Please note: We will do our best to accommodate all schedule requests. However, please limit your weekend off request to a max of 2. Any more than that and we may not be able to schedule you for a full slate of games (we're aiming to get at least 10 regular season games per team again in 2010).

 

Fields

Click the link to download the Magnuson Field Layout Diagram.  Click the link for driving directions and other information about Magnuson Park.

Click the link to download the Seattle Parks Fields Permit.

Most games in March and April will be played on the sports meadow at Magnuson Park, but others will be played on synthetic fields in town.  Some games in May will be played at Magnuson.  Others will be at South Park, Soundview Lower, and other sites.

 

DiscNW Hotline

Please call the DiscNW hotline at 206-781-5840 for updates on field conditions and games. We'll try to update it as early and as often as necessary.

This year we will also be broadcasting game day updates via Twitter.  Please note that Twitter use is not intended to replace the DiscNW hotline. In fact, the hotline will continue to be the definitive place to receive information. We will make every attempt to tweet messages that are made on the hotline, but this may not always be possible.

 

Questions or Comments?

Contact the League Coordinators at

 


Rules

The 11th Edition of the Rules of Ultimate will be used again this spring.

Rules links:

 

League Specific Rules

  • All games are played to 15, win by 2. Point cap at 17.
  • Time cap: @ 20 minutes left in game, add 2 to the highest score and play out.  Win by 1.  @ 10 minutes left in game, finish the point.  Game is over unless it is tied (1 more point is played to determine the winner if tied).
  • Gender ratio is 4:3 men:women. If you don't have 3 women you'll have to play down.  A pool can be 4:3 or 3:4 due to the large number of women on these rosters.
  • Foot-blocks: yes
  • 30 min. forfeit rule (playing down players is acceptable)
  • One player - one roster! A player can only be listed on one team's roster. This isn't Winter League.  The coach rule does not apply in Spring League.
  • All pickups (non-roster players) must be cleared by the opposing team's captain prior to the game. See the Official Pickup Policy for complete details.
  • 2 timeouts (90 seconds) per half; mirror half. Timeouts (90 seconds) are allowed during a game cap.
  • Team captains should bring their own cones. Give yourself extra time to swap out cones with the previous game.
  • This is an adult league in accordance with the DiscNW Team League Participation Policy
  • Follow the directions of the League Coordinators regarding field layout, park rules, and DiscNW policies.
  • Any additional updates to league rules will be posted here prior to the start of the season.

 

DiscNW Policies

 

Please start and end your game on time!!