Spring Team League (2013)

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Team League
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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.


The playoff schedule is now posted!

Voting for the Spring Team League Spirit Award will close on Wednesday, May 29th.


League Dates

  • Registration Opens: January 11
  • Registration Closes: February 28
  • Captains Meeting: March 4 (6:30 p.m., Red Door in Fremont)
  • League Starts: March 10
  • Regular Season ends: May 19
  • Playoffs: June 1-2*

*Tentatively, playoffs will have a similar format as last year.  Almost all teams will play games on Sunday, June 2.  Some teams will probably play 1 game on Saturday, June 1.

Also 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.

Other Important Dates

  • March 9 (Saturday): Slog in the Bog
  • March 9-10: PLU BBQ
  • March 30-31: Onionfest
  • March 31: Easter & Passover
  • April 20-21: Udder Bowl
  • TBD: College Conference Championships & Regionals
  • May 11 (Saturday): Gnarly Gnines
  • May 12: Mother's Day
  • May 18-19: THAT
  • May 25-7: Memorial Day Weekend
  • TBD: Cal States
  • June 8-9: Flower Bowl
  • If you know of confirmed dates for any TBD events, please email them to .



  • All regular season games will be played on Sunday.   Teams will get at least 10 regular season games.
  • Playoff specifics will be posted in the spring.  Our goal is to schedule at least 2 playoff games for all teams.
  • The gender ratio is 4:3 men:women. If you don't have 3 women you'll have to play down.  PLEASE NOTE: we may make a rule about offense calls 4:3/3:4 for the A Division. This will be confirmed at the captains meeting.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Online registration is now open.

The team fee this year is $876 (includes sales tax).   The team fee must be paid in full by the close of registration.  Teams that have not paid will not get a schedule.

Payment may be made online or by mailing a check to DiscNW, Attn: Spring League, PO Box 85112, Seattle, WA 98145.  Please note the team name on the memo line of the check.

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 2012).

If you are a free agent looking for a team, please check out this helpful forum post for information.



Most games will be played on the synthetic fields at Magnuson Park with ultimate lines.  Many other games be played on synthetic fields in Seattle including Jefferson (synth with ultimate field lines!), Delridge (ultimate lines and markings!), and others.

Download the Seattle field permit.


DiscNW Hotline

On game days, please call the DiscNW hotline at 206-504-3472 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 Nate Merrill and Sarah Dewey at 


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


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 division is offense calls 4:3 or 3:4. 
  • All crossover games (games between teams in different divisions) will use the 4:3 ratio, even if an A division team is playing.
  • 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.

DiscNW Policies


Please start and end your game on time!!


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.