TUC News

TUC Leagues Safety Update - Dangerous Plays

November 14, 2019, 5:54 PM

Due to a recent increase in the number of league incidents, we felt it was necessary to revisit the Dangerous Play Rule. Safety for our players needs to be a priority and we must continue to educate our membership.

There are a number of reasons why this is an issue:

  • Players are getting injured, where it not only affects their sporting careers but also their day-to-day life
  • These dangerous plays are affecting the way players view and play against certain teams
  • Some players will only play in certain formats because they are concerned for their safety
  • Other players are leaving our leagues or the sport altogether

League games are generally played according to a slightly modified version of the USAU 11th edition rules. USA Ultimate has recently completed revisions and updates to the Official Rules of Ultimate of which includes the Dangerous Play Rule.

The first point of section 17.I. (...

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Adult Mixed Scrim 101 - Starting Sun Nov 17 @ Monarch

October 24, 2019, 1:22 PM

Missed the Fall Indoor registration? Looking to learn and play with coaches' supervision? Our Adult Mixed Scrim 101 program starts this Sunday, 5pm at Monarch, and runs through Dec 22. 

Members sign up here.

 


Volunteers of the Month - May, June, July & August

October 16, 2019, 6:03 PM

 

Volunteer of the Month - May - Patrick Russell

Patrick Russell is the Chairperson of TUC's Women's Committee and sits on our Board of Directors. In his role as chair of the Women's Committee, he and the committee are responsible for the Pick-It-Up month initiative that runs throughout June.

His work includes reviewing the feedback received from the previous year's Pick-It-Up month and integrating the feedback to improve upon the initiative; attending all the Captain's meetings in May to speak about the changes and updates to the initiative; and lastly, liaising with our teams throughout June to ensure that Pick-It-Up month is a success.

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Volunteers of the Month - March & April

May 5, 2019, 12:00 PM

 

Volunteers of the the Month - March - Jeremy Roedde, Chris Loat, Agatha Hodsman

Jeremy, Chris, and Agatha coordinated both the Fall and Winter Indoor Wednesday Parity Co-ed HAT League, better known as TPL.  In their roles, they are responsible for overseeing all aspects of the league including draft day, weekly stats and trade updates, and the end of season awards.  With so many moving parts and constant changes being made the Parity League is extremely demanding.  These three individuals have done an outstanding job and we certainly need to recognize the commitment to what has become the most popular TUC indoor league.

Jeremy started playing in TUC in 1993 and is still going strong entering his 26th summer season with the league. He has founded and played on many Toronto area touring teams during his nearly 20-year run of consecutive Nationals appearances.  Fun fact: at his peak of insane ultimate scheduling, he once played in 28...

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Volunteer of the Year 2018 - Chelsea Jackson

March 5, 2019, 3:12 PM

Media Folder: 

Our Volunteer of the Year for 2018 is Chelsea Jackson!

Chelsea was extremely involved with the Club throughout the entire year. For starters, she was engaged with numerous Juniors programs as a coach from the start of...

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TUC Disc Design Contest 2019

February 13, 2019, 4:49 PM

Even though it doesn't seem like it with all the snow, our summer season is quickly approaching. With the new summer season comes new membership discs!

Do you have a design idea for the new 2019 member disc? We would love to see it! Every year, TUC hosts a contest to see which design will be showcased on our annual membership disc. The winner will not only see their disc in the hands of countless Ultimate players in Toronto, but will also receive a free TUC membership for the year!

The disc design requirements for hot stamp discs can be viewed on the Discraft website here, please be sure to review them carefully when preparing your design. Submit your designs to adults@tuc.org by Friday, March 8th!

Good luck everyone!


Dangerous Play Rule Change - Further Statement

January 31, 2019, 2:33 PM

TUC Statement
Re: Dangerous Play Rule Change Pilot Project
January 31st, 2019

It is great to see the community engaging in an active and spirited discussion around the game they are passionate about. This pilot project was introduced as a result of a few factors. Two factors that stand out are safe play and the evolution of the game.

The first factor, safe play, is the recognition that TUC saw a spike in on field injuries with the common element being players colliding and some of...

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Dangerous Play Rule Change

January 30, 2019, 1:42 PM

TUC will be implementing a pilot project (in the Thursday Downsview HAT league and the Thursday Monarch Elite league) where the WFDF Dangerous Play rule will replace the USAU Dangerous Play rule. The goal of this change is to provide a safe environment for all TUC players in all games. At the core level, Ultimate is a non-contact sport and this rule embodies this principle of the game. Know up front this change will not be a perfect solution to something that may have happened in one of your past games and it will take time for all players to make an adjustment. How you play the game and communicate with your fellow players is the best way to implement change in your community. As always, play with spirit.

The new dangerous play rule

The rule being implemented is the WFDF Dangerous Play Rule 17.1.1

Reckless disregard for the safety...

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Athlete Development and Coaching Position

January 29, 2019, 12:15 PM

Excited about ultimate and want to develop the next generation of athletes?

While the sport of Ultimate continues to grow, so does the Toronto Ultimate Club. We're looking for a talented individual to fill our new Athlete Development and Coaching Position. You can view the full position details in the file below. Applications will be accepted until February 8th! If you want to learn more about the position, you can reach out to Jon Brandt, our Interim Executive Director, at ed@tuc.org.

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TUC is Hiring!

January 25, 2019, 8:05 PM

The Toronto Ultimate Club is looking to hire an Executive Director, specifically someone who is passionate about growing the sport of Ultimate in Toronto and across Canada. If you are interested in the position, be sure to apply before February 15th! You can review the full job posting here

If you have any questions, you can contact Jon Brandt, our interim Executive Director, at ed@tuc.org.


Women's Pickup Ultimate - January 2019

January 17, 2019, 4:48 PM

Looking to get some reps in before Winter leagues start? TUC has you covered! For the two Sundays leading up to the start of our Winter Season, TUC will have female pickup ultimate available at Monarch Park Stadium, from 5pm-6pm. This event will be open to both members and non-members; pay at the door! We have space for up to 30 players.

Who: Ultimate Frisbee Women
What: Pickup Ultimate
When: Sunday, January 20, and Sunday, January 27 (5pm-6pm)
Where: Monarch Park Stadium (Field 1)
Cost: $5 for TUC members, $10 for non-members

Invite your friends, and get ready for a fun afternoon of Ultimate! You can check out our Facebook event here.


Bring Your Disc To School Day - December 3rd!

November 22, 2018, 4:06 PM

International Spirit of the Game Day is coming up on December 3rd and the theme this year is JUNIORS! We're excited to announce that we will be hosting a "Bring Your Disc To School Day" photo contest as part of the celebration. 

To enter, all you need to do is bring your favourite disc to school on December 3rd and take a picture for social media. Send it to us on Instagram @torontoultimateclub and let us know what Spirit of the Game means to you. We'll select a winner as well as a fan favourite winner for most likes on December 7th to receive a TUC prize pack. 

Important Dates:

December 3rd - Bring Your Disc to School Day!
December 5th - Deadline to share your photo to @torontoultimateclub on Instagram
December 7th - Fan Favourite winner decided at noon! TUC choice selected...

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2018 TUC AGM - Wednesday September 26th

September 5, 2018, 4:12 PM

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the membership of TUC will take place on Wednesday September 26, 2018 from 7:30pm - 9:00pm, at the Monarch Park Stadium – Community Room, and refreshments will be provided. 

Note you must be a current TUC member in order to attend. Please also note that Intro members do not have voting rights at this meeting, but are welcome to attend. The AGM includes a report from the Board of Directors, report from the Executive Director, review of Financial Statements and Finance Report, appointment of TUC auditor, and election of new Board members and renewal of terms. Please join us on September 26th!

TUC Annual General Meeting

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August 22, 2018, 5:12 PM

2018 Fall Outdoor Registration

July 13, 2018, 11:01 AM

It may be sunny and hot outside, but fall is right around the corner. :(  On a positive note, our 2018 Fall Outdoor registration information is listed below.  Please remember if you wish to register for any of our fall programming, you will need a current membership.

Adult League Registration Opens: Thursday July 19, 2018 @ 11:00 am

Junior League/Program Registration Opens: Thursday July 26, 2018 @ 11:00 am

Fall Indoor League/Program Registration Opens: August 2018 - stay tuned for the exact dates.

Membership Information:

https://www.tuc.org/zuluru/events/wizard/membership

Adult Registration Information:

https://www.tuc.org/adults/fall/outdoor

You may register a...

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Montreal Decision Tree

July 4, 2018, 8:42 PM

Our friends at Ultimate Grand Montreal have made a very good reference tool to use on foul calls.  We think it's great, and with UGM's permission, we wanted to share this with you.  Please view the pdf below. 

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TUC Gender Equity Inclusivity Initiative

June 11, 2018, 12:47 PM

TUC EQUITY INCLUSIVITY INITIATIVE

Why the Change?

TUC is striving to make our community a more welcoming environment for all players regardless of gender, gender identity, class, or race. The volunteers that help run our leagues are still learning, and still have more work to do - please reach out to any of us at any time to provide feedback, ideas, encouragement, or if you’d like to help us in any way.

Our Board of Directors recognizes the gender inequities in sport and is working towards making ultimate more equitable for players by increasing opportunities for women and non-binary players, encouraging participation in leadership, and creating an environment in which all voices are heard and valued.

Equity vs Equality

Equality is achieved when all people enjoy the same rights and opportunities across all sectors of society, including economic...

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TUC Partners with CUT - Competitive Ultimate Training

May 31, 2018, 12:39 PM

We are thrilled to announce a new partnership with our friends at CUT - Competitive Ultimate Training. For the first time ever, CUT Camps will be coming to Toronto this summer. The camp will be held the week of July 29 - August 3, 2018 at York University, and is being offered with introductory Canadian pricing. For more information, or to register, please visit: https://competitiveultimatetraining.com/e/cut-camp-toronto-2018-registra...


TUC 2018 Survey Contest Rules

March 26, 2018, 5:09 PM

CONTEST (“CONTEST”) SPONSORED BY Toronto Ultimate Club (“SPONSOR”) AND ADMINISTERED BY Jon Brandt. (“ADMINISTRATOR”). CONTEST BEGINS ON March 26, 2018 AT 12 pm AND ENDS ON April 15, 2018 AT 11:59 pm EST. (“CONTEST PERIOD”).

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Only a survey response and an email address is required.  By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and Administrator. Void where prohibited by law.

Contest is open to legal residents of Canada. Employees or contractors of the Sponsor(s) and immediate family members of, and any persons domiciled with any such employees or contractors, are not eligible to enter. 

Two winner(s) will be chosen at random using the https://www.miniwebtool.com/random-name-picker/ widget. The odds of winning will depend on the number of entries received. The winner will be sent an email and will have...

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2018 Adult Winter Leagues

January 29, 2018, 1:33 PM

TUC 2018 Adult Winter Leagues are now accepting registration: https://www.tuc.org/adults/winter!!

Leagues with space left (as of 12:00 pm on February 14) are:

Monday East : Space for 2 INDIVIDUALS (0 males; 2 females)

Wednesday Parity @...

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