Adult Winter League

2019 Winter Leagues

Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Sunday

The Leagues listed below are ADULT Winter Leagues and are intended for Adult (18+) participants only. You can view the registration dates and information below. For Juniors information, visit either the Pre-Teen Winter Programs or the Teen Winter Programs page(s), or learn how juniors can participate in adult leagues through our Juniors Participation Policy. Read below for further details on each offering and league information.

Day Dates Game Times Location Ratio (O/F/C) Level Of Play Team Cost Individual Cost
Monday East Jan 28 - Apr 29 9 - 11pm Major League Sports 2/2/2 Comp / Int / Rec $2250 $170
Monday West Jan 28 - Apr 15 7 - 11pm Lamport 2/2/2 Comp / Int / Rec $2550 $190
Tuesday Jan 29 - Apr 30 7 - 10pm Monarch Park 2/2/2 Comp / Int / Rec $2900 $195
Wednesday Parity Jan 30 - May 1 8 - 11pm Monarch Park 3/3 HAT League n/a $205
Wednesday Rec Jan 30 - May 1 8:30 - 11:30pm Monarch Park 2/2/2 Recreational $2900 n/a
Thursday Elite Jan 31 - May 2 8 - 11pm Monarch Park 3/3 Elite / Comp $2900 n/a
Thursday 4on4 Jan 31 - May 2 8 - 11pm Monarch Park 2/2 Intermediate $1060 $110
Thursday HAT Jan 31 - May 2 7pm - 12am Downsview Dome 2/2/2 HAT League n/a $195
Sunday Masters Feb 3 - Apr 28 1 - 5pm Monarch Park 3/3 HAT League n/a $180
Sunday Women's Feb 3 - Apr 28 5 - 6pm Monarch Park 0/6 HAT League n/a $175
Sunday Beach Feb 3 - Apr 28 8 - 10pm Beach Blast 1/1/1 Comp / Int / Rec $825 $110

Games will be scheduled to evenly share time slots amongst teams as best as possible.

General League Info

Indoor leagues use the no-pull, speedpoint format **. There are no pulls between points; once the offence scores a point, the disc is placed in the endzone where it's caught and the defense immediately takes possession. Rules regarding game play, substitutions, and more can be found on the TUC indoor rules page. Team captains must assist in enforcing the rules. Please abide by the Spirit of the Game when dealing with any issues.

The ratio rules for our indoor leagues are outlined in the chart above. The Open/Female/Choose system indicates the minimum number of open players and the minimum number of female players required on the field at any given time. The "Choose" number indicates the number of players that can be either open or female (note that for indoor speedpoint, all teams must adhere to the minimum gender requirements for that league, but are not required to match the opposing team's gender ratio). For most of our 6-on-6 leagues, there must be a minimum of two players of each gender on the field at all times (2 open, 2 female, and 2 more of either). For specific leagues such as Parity, Elite, and Masters, the minimum is three players of each gender on the field at all times; for the beach offerings, the minimum is one player of each gender. 

** Thursday 4-on-4 League plays with Quebec-style rules. Please see the Thursday 4-on-4 League for full details

Registration

Please make sure to read the details to ensure you have the most current information.

You may register a full team or as an individual for winter leagues. Remember that you must have an active TUC membership as of the time of the league to be able to register (e.g. registration may open in December, but the league may have games in February, so you would need an active membership in February, not December). Individuals who wish to sign up will be used to form a HAT Team. For Winter 2019, registration will open at 10:00am on Wednesday, December 5 (10:00am on Monday, November 26 for the Wednesday Parity League) and close about a week before the league in question starts play, or when specific leagues reach capacity (Wednesday Parity League registration for open players will close at 10:00am on Thursday, November 29). All registered teams/individuals will be posted a few days before league play starts. If you are not on that list, please contact Nicolas Edwards, Manager of Member Services at 416-461-0882 x2 or adults@tuc.org immediately.

Be sure to register as soon as possible. This will not only help your chances of getting a spot in the league, but it also helps TUC determine which leagues will have enough registrations to be able to run. Leagues/teams that do not have sufficient registration may need to be cancelled in advance of the league start date. Registration AND payment confirm your spot; if you register, but don't pay, this does NOT hold your spot for the league! Once you've registered, you will have 20 minutes to pay to confirm your spot (if you do not pay in 20 minutes, your spot will be offered to the next person on the wait list). Complete winter team registration includes payment in full by the registration deadline and a minimum of 10 paid members on your roster within one week of your first game. If you have any questions, contact adults@tuc.org.

All players must be valid TUC members. If you possess a 2017/2018 membership that was valid for September 2017 - August 2018 then you must acquire a new membership in order to play in ANY Winter Leagues (league fees still apply). If you are joining the Club in the Winter we offer an Introductory membership for brand new TUC members, which runs through to August 31, 2019. To help introduce new players to Ultimate and to accommodate visitors from out-of-town, there are monthly membership options available. All players must sign the waiver of liability form and be TUC members before stepping on the field. In order to enforce these stipulations, we rely heavily on the honour system and on our team captains. Please abide by the Spirit of the Game when dealing with this (and any other game) issue.

For more information on becoming a TUC member, visit our Becoming a Member page. For assistance with registering a team or as an individual, see our How to Register page.

League Contacts

The convenors for the 2019 Winter Leagues can be found on the TUC convenors page (updated before the league starts).

General questions about leagues should be addressed to the convenor listed for the league in question. However, in order to reduce the flood of emails to the convenor, if you are a player and have a question about TUC or the league, please ask your team captain first or contact the appropriate person as listed on the TUC contacts page. Your team captain is your first point of contact with TUC when it comes to administrative matters.

Playoff Notes

See the League & Playoff Participation Rules.


Monday East Co-ed League @ Major League Sportsplex

The Monday East Co-ed League is a 6-on-6 offering (minimum 2 of each gender) and will be open to Competitive, Intermediate, and Recreational teams in a ladder system (similar to our Summer league play). Registration is mostly by team, but we will take up to 15 players (10 open, 5 female) for one HAT team.

Divisions: Competitive / Intermediate / Recreational
Dates: Starts January 28 and finishes April 29 (14 weeks of games)
Game Times: Games will run from 9:05 - 10:00pm and 10:05 - 11:00pm
Location: Major League Sportsplex (all games)
Cost: Teams $2250 ($1991.15 + HST); Individuals $170 ($150.44 + HST)
Maximum Number of Teams: 8 total teams (7 team registrations and one HAT team)

Registration Status: As of 12:00pm on December 18, there are 4 team spots left. There are also individual spots available


Monday West Co-ed League @ Lamport

The Monday West Co-ed League is a 6-on-6 offering (minimum 2 of each gender) and will be open to Competitive, Intermediate, and Recreational teams in a ladder system (similar to our Summer league play). Registration is mostly by team, but we will take up to 15 players (10 open, 5 female) for one HAT team. 

Divisions: Competitive / Intermediate / Recreational
Dates: Starts January 28 and finishes April 15 (12 weeks of games)
Game Times: Games will run from 7:00 - 7:55pm, 8:00 - 8:55pm, 9:00 - 9:55pm, and 10:00 - 10:55pm
Location: Lamport Stadium (all games)
Cost: Teams $2550 ($2256.64 + HST); Individuals $190 ($168.14 + HST)
Maximum Number of Teams: 24 total teams (23 team registrations and one HAT team)

Registration Status: As of 12:00pm on December 18, team registration for this league is full (you can still join the waitlist). There are 4 individual spots (1 open, 3 female) remaining


Tuesday Co-ed League @ Monarch Park

The Tuesday Co-ed League is a 6-on-6 offering (minimum 2 of each gender) and will be open to Competitive, Intermediate, and Recreational teams in a ladder system (similar to our Summer league play). Registration is mostly by team, but we will take up to 15 players (10 open, 5 female) for one HAT team.

Divisions: Competitive / Intermediate / Recreational
Dates: Starts January 29 and finishes April 30 (14 weeks of games)
Game Times: Games will run from 7:00 - 7:55pm, 8:00 - 8:55pm, and 9:00 - 9:55pm
Location: Monarch Park Stadium (all games)
Cost: Teams $2900 ($2566.37 + HST); Individuals $195 ($172.57 + HST)
Maximum Number of Teams: 12 total teams (11 team registrations and one HAT team)

Registration Status: As of 12:00pm on December 18, team registration for this league is full (you can still join the waitlist). There are 2 female individual spots remaining (open individual registration is full, but you can join the waitlist)


Wednesday Parity Co-ed HAT League @ Monarch Park

The TUC Parity League is played like a regular 6-on-6 indoor game (3:3 gender ratio) with all the same indoor rules, except it incorporates individual statistical tracking, balanced team competition, and social mayhem! Imagine Fantasy Football only you are actually playing! Player stats (e.g. goals, assists, D's, turnovers) for each game are tracked, and these stats (along with game scores) are submitted weekly. Player values rise and drop 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'. The end result is more balanced games and even more social variety than a typical HAT league... plus individual Stat leader awards! Registration is by individual only; this season there will be no co-player requests. If you would like to play with someone all season, you must be a GM and draft/trade for them! There will be a spot during registration where you can indicate if you are interested in being a GM for this season. This season GM's will receive 30 volunteer points... but that's not why you do it! GM's, the player draft, league theme, salary cap changes, and anything else we come up with will be announced in January. 

Open registration for this league will follow a weighted lottery system (female registration will follow typical first-come, first-served rules). Open players will have 72 hours to register to play in the Winter TPL, from Monday, November 26 (10:00am) until Thursday, November 29 (10:00am). There will be 3 spaces reserved for the convenors, one reserved for the statkeeper-organizer, and 12 spaces reserved for GMs (6 open and 6 female). *NEW THIS SEASON* We will also reserve 5 open spots for new players that have never played TPL before! That leaves the remaining 147 spots (70 open and 77 female) up for grabs. The entry lottery will take place on Thursday, November 29, and the list of players who have won a spot in the league will be announced the following day. Those who were not selected will be placed on the Wait List. Since other Winter Leagues do not begin registration until Wednesday, December 5 @ 10:00am, those who did not 'win' a space in the TPL have some time to review other TUC leagues and decide which to play in for the Winter season. Good luck everyone!

Weighted Lottery Details: This TPL season, open players interested in playing TPL will partake in a weighted lottery system. Everyone enters the lottery with their name automatically entered into the draw once, but through the following activities or qualifications, they can have their name entered up to a maximum of 10 times! Here's how to get your name entered more and improve your chances:

  • Have you been a TUC convenor in the past year? If so, for every season convened, you receive one additional entry (max of 2 additional entries).
  • Are you signing up for this season with a female player that has never played TPL before? If so, you receive two additional entries. Note that this does not guarantee you will play together for the season, it simply helps your entry lottery chances. Each new female can only give this bonus to one player (both players must list each other's names upon registering), and they must register AND pay for the league before 10:00am on Thursday, November 29 for the partner to receive the bonus.
  • Have you been named a super volunteer in one of the past two TPL seasons? If so, you receive two additional entries.
  • Have you been involved as a TUC Juniors Coach in the past year? If so, for every coaching experience, you receive two additional entries (max of 4 additional entries).
  • Have you had bad luck with the TPL lottery system in one or both of the past two seasons? If so, you receive two additional entries for each lottery you did not get into TPL (max of 4 additional entries).
  • Have you been a GM in one of the past two TPL seasons? If so, you receive two additional entries (max of 4 additional entries). 
  • Were you previously a Big Brother for TPL? If so, you will receive five additional entries.
  • If you've never played TPL before, then be sure to select that in the questionnaire when you register to enter your name in the "new player" lottery!

If you have any more questions regarding the weighting for the TPL lottery, feel free to email the Manager of Member Services at adults@tuc.org. Otherwise, stay tuned for registration opening on Monday, November 26 @ 10:00am! There will be a questionnaire when you register to evaluate how many times your name will be entered in the lottery.

Divisions: Competitive / Intermediate
Dates: Starts January 30 and finishes May 1 (14 weeks of games)
Game Times: Games will run from 8:00 - 8:55pm, 9:00 - 9:55pm, and 10:00 - 10:55pm
Location: Monarch Park Stadium (all games)
Cost: Individuals $205 ($181.42 + HST)
Maximum Number of Individuals: 84 open and 84 females (12 total teams)

Registration Status: As of 12:00pm on December 18, the open lottery has already taken place, and the winners have been contacted. There are still female spots available


Wednesday Recreational Co-ed League @ Monarch Park

The Wednesday Recreational Co-ed League is a 6-on-6 offering (minimum 2 of each gender) and will be open to Recreational teams at Monarch Park Stadium. Registration is only by team for this league. *This league is intended for teams that are new to TUC or comprised of mostly beginner Ultimate players. Teams that register and are rated too highly may be forced to withdraw*

Division: Recreational
Dates: Starts January 30 and finishes May 1 (14 weeks of games)
Game Times: Games will run from 8:30 - 9:25pm, 9:30 - 10:25pm, and 10:30 - 11:25pm
Location: Monarch Park Stadium (all games)
Cost: Teams $2900 ($2566.37 + HST)
Maximum Number of Teams: 6 total teams (6 team registrations, no HAT team)

Registration Status: As of 12:00pm on December 18, team registration for this league is full (you can still join the waitlist)


Thursday Elite Co-ed League @ Monarch Park

The Thursday Elite Co-ed League is a 6-on-6 offering (3:3 gender ratio) and will be open to Elite and Competitive teams at Monarch Park Stadium. Registration is only by team for this league.

Divisions: Elite / Competitive
Dates: Starts January 31 and finishes May 2 (14 weeks of games)
Game Times: Games will run from 8:00 - 8:55pm, 9:00 - 9:55pm, and 10:00 - 10:55pm
Location: Monarch Park Stadium (all games)
Cost: Teams $2900 ($2566.37 + HST)
Maximum Number of Teams: 10 total teams (10 team registrations, no HAT team)

Registration Status: As of 12:00pm on December 18, team registration for this league is full (you can still join the waitlist)


Thursday 4on4 Co-ed League @ Monarch Park

This Thursday Co-ed League is a 4-on-4 offering using Quebec-style rules (2:2 gender ratio) and will be open to Intermediate teams at Monarch Park Stadium. This is a fast-paced, 55-minute game on smaller fields (3 games on a single MPS field) that is unique compared to the usual 6-on-6 leagues (4-on-4 league rules). We suggest rosters of around 4-5 open spots and 4-5 females. Registration is mostly by team, but we will take up to 10 players (5 open, 5 female) for one HAT team. Games will rotate time slots each week (one week games will be at 8:00pm, the next week at 9:00pm, the third week at 10:00pm, etc.).

Division: Intermediate 4on4
Dates: Starts January 31 and finishes May 2 (14 weeks of games)
Game Times: Games will run from 8:00 - 8:55pm, 9:00 - 9:55pm, OR 10:00 - 10:55pm (rotating)
Location: Monarch Park Stadium (all games)
Cost: Teams $1060 ($938.05 + HST); Individuals $110 ($97.35 + HST)
Maximum Number of Teams: 6 total teams (5 team registrations and one HAT team)

Registration Status: As of 12:00pm on December 18, team registration for this league is full (you can still join the waitlist). There are 5 female individual spots remaining (open individual registration is full, but you can join the waitlist)


Thursday Co-ed HAT League @ Downsview

Thursday night at Downsview Park Dome will be a similar format to previous years (minimum 2 of each gender, 6-on-6 speedpoint). Registration is by individual only, although players may designate someone they wish to play with. This league is more geared towards Competitive and Intermediate players, but more experienced Recreational players are also welcome. Captains are selected by the League Convenor and then a draft is held where each captain selects the players to their team, in order. Captain's draft and tiering details will be announced around the registration deadline. There may be a re-draft of teams/players to ensure competitive balance within the league.

This Winter will be the season of the PIG, for which all teams will be named. Be creative! The league winner takes home the John Harris Hogtown Winter Indoor Disc Livestock Trophy!

Divisions: Competitive / Intermediate
Dates: Starts January 31 and finishes May 2 (14 weeks of games)
Game Times: Games will be 70 minutes in length (total, including halftime/warmups) from 7:00 - 8:10pm, 8:15 - 9:25pm, 9:30 - 10:40pm, and 10:45 - 11:55pm
Location: Downsview Dome (all games)
Cost: Individuals $195 ($172.57 + HST)
Maximum Number of Individuals: 72 open and 40 females (8 total teams)

Registration Status: As of 12:00pm on December 18, there are 8 female individual spots remaining (open individual registration is full, but you can join the waitlist)


Sunday Masters Co-ed HAT League @ Monarch Park

The Sunday Masters League is a 6-on-6 league offering (3:3 gender ratio) at Monarch Park Stadium. To be eligible, open players must be 33+ years of age and females must be 30+ years of age, or turning that age in 2019. Registration is by individual only, and teams will be assigned. You can request one person to play with, and we will do our best to accommodate those requests. 

Divisions: Competitive / Intermediate Masters
Dates: Starts February 3 and finishes April 28 (11 weeks of games; no games on February 17 and April 21)
Game Times: Games will run from 1:00 - 1:55pm, 2:00 - 2:55pm, 3:00 - 3:55pm, and 4:00 - 4:55pm
Location: Monarch Park Stadium (all games)
Cost: Individuals $180 ($159.29 + HST)
Maximum Number of Individuals: 56 open and 56 females (8 total teams)

Registration Status: As of 12:00pm on December 18, open registration for this league is full. There are still female individual spots available


Sunday Women's HAT League @ Monarch Park

The Sunday Women's HAT League is a 6-on-6 league offering played at Monarch Park Stadium. Registration is by INDIVIDUAL ONLY and we will form 4 balanced HAT teams from the individual registrations (14 players per team). Teams will be equally divided between Elite, Competitive, Intermediate, and Recreational players via a DRAFT and teams will feature experienced, volunteer player-coaches to assist with player development and team balance. Both new and experienced players are welcome to participate in this division.  

Divisions: Elite / Competitive / Intermediate / Recreational
Dates: Starts February 3 and finishes April 28 (11 weeks of games; no games on February 17 and April 21)
Game Times: Games will run from 5:00 - 5:55pm
Location: Monarch Park Stadium (all games)
Cost: Individuals $175 ($154.87 + HST)
Maximum Number of Individuals: 56 females (4 total teams)

Registration Status: As of 12:00pm on December 18, there are still individual spots available


Sunday Co-ed Beach League @ Beach Blast

The Sunday Beach League is a 3-on-3 league offering played at Beach Blast. One player from each gender must be on the field at all times (2:1 or 1:2 gender ratio - no matching needed). Registration is mostly by team, but we will take up to 8 players (5 open, 3 female) for one HAT team. If there are sufficient individual registrations, a second HAT team may be formed.

Divisions: Competitive / Intermediate / Recreational
Dates: Starts February 3 and finishes April 28 (11 weeks of games; no games on February 17 and April 21)
Game Times: Games will run from 8:00 - 8:55pm and 9:00 - 9:55pm
Location: Beach Blast (all games)
Cost: Teams $825 ($730.09 + HST); Individuals $110 ($97.35 + HST) 
Maximum Number of Individuals: 8 total teams (7 team registrations and one HAT team)

Registration Status: As of 12:00pm on December 18, there are 4 team spots remaining. There are still individual spots available

Spirit, Safety & Fields

Spirit of the Game is an integral part of Ultimate. In order to encourage teams to play with Spirit, we are requiring all teams to submit a Spirit score as well as a game score after each game. It is the responsibility of both team captains to submit a spirit score for the other team after every game.

In the interest of safety, the TUC strongly discourages games from taking place on grass fields during poor weather or on soggy fields. If the weather becomes severe during your game (i.e. thunderstorms), be sure to follow TUC's Bad Weather PolicyMetal cleats are not allowed under any circumstances. Plastic/rubber cleats are allowed at Monarch Park Stadium, Lamport Stadium, UCC, and Varsity Centre, but NOT at the Downsview Hangar. Running shoes or turf shoes at the Hangar only, absolutely no cleats there! Foot blocks are not allowed except with the explicit prior agreement of both team captains. Any foot block, attempted or successful, should be treated as a foul.

Since field space is difficult to find, the TUC is always concerned about the possibility of losing currently permitted fields. Permits can be revoked if teams engage in prohibited activities or as the result of complaints from neighbourhood groups. Therefore, we remind everyone of the following policies:

  • The consumption of alcohol and recreational drugs is NOT allowed at the fields, whether before, during or after a game. If you wish to engage in such activities, please do so in the privacy of your own home.
  • New Smoking Ban Bylaw: It is illegal to smoke tobacco within 9 meters of sports fields. 
  • Use Spirit when dealing with other users of the parks. This means being polite to the people who inadvertently stray onto the field during your game. Also, bring the permit with you to your game to head off conflict with other users of the field.
  • Use common sense and be considerate of the neighbours. This means that you do not pee in the bushes, against the side of a house or in the middle of the field. Also, do not block driveways with your car.
  • If problems arise with fields, such as poor condition or conflict with other groups (e.g. soccer), please bring them to the attention of the league convenor and the fields coordinator. Do not take it upon yourself to solve the problem.