Layout April 2007, Volume 1

Hello TUC Member



If you missed the last issue of the LAYOUT, be sure to visit the website and read it as there is lots of information regarding TUC membership, Summer League perks, key registration dates, etc.

TUC Summer Team Registration has now begun and will close on Tuesday, April 24. Team fees for Summer League will be $750 per team. Individual registration is also open for those who wish to sign up for a hat team. Junior League registration will open some time in late April or early May.


Be sure to spread the word to your friends and co-workers about the TUC summer season! Here is a poster that you can post on your office bulletin board or email to your friends.


Spring league is a great training opportunity for existing players, and an ideal setting for new players to learn the game. Join us for some great Ultimate on the beach; Women’s Spring League starts Monday, April 9 and Men’s Spring League starts Wednesday, April 11 on the beach at Ashbridge’s Bay (just south of the beach volleyball court area). Games commence at 6pm sharp.

Registration closes THIS FRIDAY, April 6. Players register as individuals and the number of teams is dependent on final registration numbers. The final league games are scheduled for May 14 and 16.

Spring League is FREE with your TUC membership. For more information visit our Spring League page.


Clinics in April

Looking to improve your skills and mindset for the upcoming season? We will be hosting several indoor clinics at various venues this spring! The clinics will include instruction from expert touring players and each will have a particular focus that will aid you in your development. Here are upcoming clinics:

Thursday, April 19th, 7-9pm Downsview Hangar, Field #3: Beginner clinic, concentrating on throwing/catching, with some additional work on general game play (stacking, defending, who cuts, etc.)

Tuesday, May 1, 6-8pm, at METRO SPORTS CENTRE, Field B (the first field when you walk into the venue): Beginner clinic, concentrating on cutting/defending, with some additional work on more advanced game play (alternative stacks, zone defense/offense, etc.)

Saturday, May 5th, 12pm-2pm (Outdoor Central Location, TBD): A beginner/intermediate clinic, to follow the above clinics, which will concentrate on team play (alternative stacks, zone defense/offense, offensive playbooks, etc.)


Indoor TUC Clinics cost $15 per TUC member and $30 per non-TUC member. Outdoor Clinics are free to TUC members and $10 for non-TUC members. All participants must register online by visiting the ‘Registration Section’ of our website. Clinics registrations will be posted shortly.

For any questions regarding TUC Clinics please contact


ULW – The Ultimate Team Getaway
This is the ULTIMATE warm-up (AND PARTY!) for your TUC team. From May 18-21, Ultimate Long Weekend (ULW) will be held at Olympia Sports Camp in Huntsville. It’s an adult co-ed tournament that is open to TUC teams, mixed touring teams, and other teams from across the nation…. that’s right, from across the nation…. we have a team from Newfoundland attending!!!!

Here’s a running journal from your wild weekend at ULW:

Friday Night – you and your teammates cram into a car after another grinding day at the office and head in the general direction of NORTH. You banter about your week and the doldrums of your cubicle-based life… then suddenly you realize there are fewer cars around and the air you are breathing feels so much cleaner… you are instantly energized for the weekend.

You arrive at Olympia Sports Camp only a few hours later and realize as you pile out of the car that you have just learned so much about your teammates, and the games haven’t even started! You quickly drop off your bags in your cabin and head over to the Recreation Hall, where free beverages and other friends in Ultimate await your arrival… the night is just getting started!

Saturday – feeling a little groggy and not remembering how you slumbered into bed last night, you arise to a sunny morning with a great view of the lake. The mess hall breakfast brings you back to life and before you know it, you’re throwing the disc around in the crisp morning air. The day is magnificent; great Ultimate, great Spirit, and other games like disc golf, basketball, and volleyball take place as well. A few more meals and ‘bevies’ gobbled down, some physio for that aching hamstring, and you feel like a million bucks.

Saturday night is too hot to even write about in this column. While some of your teammates prefer a relaxed game of cards in the cabin or a movie in the board room, you decide to split up your night between a raucous campfire gathering, an out-of-control board game in the Recreational Hall, and then a seriously late-night cabin party that is beyond wild!

Sunday – repeat Saturday. You are really enjoying the extra game experience you are getting with your teammates and how well you are getting to know them. What their tendencies on the field are, the life stories they share at the lunch table, how unique and entertaining everyone actually is. Sunday is capped by an exciting skills competition final.

Monday – a relaxed morning where you throw the disc around with some new friends and take advantage of the park’s amenities. You watch the finals of the tournament, then pack up your stuff and drive back to the big smoke, remembering all the moments from this exhilarating weekend. The best part is, this is just the beginning of what may be the best summer yet!

For more information on ULW visit our information page. Registration is now open.

TUC Summer Season Kick-Off Party!

In 2007 we have a great new Social Events Committee that is putting together some spectacular events for the membership. This new era begins Friday, May 25 with our TUC Summer Season Kick-off Party!

View the party poster here.

The season kick-off party will take place at Devil’s Martini and there will be all sorts of contests, prizes, and even some free beverages for the early birds! This is a 19+ event, dress code in effect, doors open at 9pm. Join us in celebrating the summer season with one heck of a party!

Contact for more details.


Winter League Update

The playoffs are upon us for all three of TUC’s exciting Winter Indoor Leagues:

Monday League: on Monday, April 9, ‘Redi’ will square off against ‘Jimi Thing’ in the Premier League Finals. The game will take place at the Varsity Centre at 9:30pm.

Tuesday Men’s League: the semi-finals take place tonight, with ‘Furriest Yorgos’ taking on ‘Smell the Glove’ and ‘SpiderMonkey’ up against ‘O’Tooles’. The winners will play in the Men’s Finals next Tuesday, 10pm, at Metro Sports Centre.

Thursday League, Tier 1: undefeated ‘Dingo’ battles ‘Barkside of the Moon’ and ‘Lionel’s Puppy Farm’ plays ‘Wooof!’ in the semi-finals. The winners will play at 9:30pm next Thursday, April 12, at the Downsview Hangar.

Thursday League, Tier 2: the bottom 4 teams are trying to knock off 'Lucky Dogs' and 'Chilli Dogs', both of whom are on impressive winning streaks. The finals will be next Thursday, April 12, 9:30pm at the Downsview Hangar.

Touring Team Tryouts & Information Session

Thinking of touring this season? TUC will host its annual Touring Information Session on Sunday, April 15, 7:30pm, at Scallywag’s Pub (Yonge & St. Clair, 2nd Floor). This is an opportunity for interested players to meet the team captains and hear about what the teams are doing for 2007. Half price food for all that attend. With the Nationals on our doorstep this year, there is lot’s happening with Toronto touring!

Also, here are a few upcoming dates for touring tryouts. Please be reminded that touring tryouts are for competitive players who are looking to compete at the elite level:

April 14th, Saturday - mixed
April 15th, Sunday - mixed
April 21st, Saturday - mixed
April 22nd, Sunday - ladies
April 28th, Saturday - mens
April 29th, Sunday – mixed
May 1st, Tuesday - ladies
May 6th, Sunday - mens

Dates and locations are subject to change. Be sure to visit the BBS touring section for updates and contact if you have any questions.

Be Ultimate! City Clean-up Day April 21

On April 21 the good ‘ol TUC Clean-up Crew will be back to participate in Mayor David Miller’s community makeover program. Last year we removed 10 bags of garbage from Flemingdon Park and the local residents were greatly appreciative. This year we are looking for volunteers to join us from 10am-12pm at Cedarvale Park on Saturday, April 21. You don’t have to stay for the whole time, but we’d ask that you help contribute to our field cleaning effort. Volunteers will receive point credits towards the TUC shop or their touring teams. To sign-up as a volunteer for this event email


The TUC team