Layout January 2008, Volume 2

Dear TUC Member,

Happy New Year from the Staff at TUC
Catch the Spirit! – 4th Annual High School Indoor Tournament
*NEW* Toronto Juniors Indoor League
Last Minute BMO Winter League Registration, Fall Leagues Wrapping Up
2 More TUC Indoor Clinics This Month
ODSA Seeking Story Submissions for Anniversary Magazine Issue
Volunteer Of The Month
TUC All-Nighter Tournament for Easter Seals
2008 TUC Event Calendar
National Junior Team - Looking for Coaches and Players



Happy New Year from the Staff at TUC

We are pleased to announce that both Jason Robinson, General Manager, and Ian Brooks, Member Services Coordinator, are returning for another great season with TUC. Our staff is here to serve you, the TUC member, so don’t hesitate to contact us if you need anything!


Catch the Spirit! – 4th Annual High School Indoor Tournament

The Toronto Ultimate Club is hosting its 4th annual “Catch the Spirit” tournament for high school teams on Wednesday February 27 & Friday February 29, 2008. Last year we reached maximum capacity before a gnarly winter storm prevented many teams from attending. This year we’re going for the most teams yet!

The tournament has two divisions – the ‘B’ division (beginner teams) will play only on Wednesday February 27 and is limited to 16 teams. The ‘A’ division (intermediate/experienced teams) will play only on Friday February 29 and is limited to 16 teams. Registration will open on January 25 and close on February 22. Spots go on a first-come first-serve basis.

TUC is putting out a call to anyone who would like to volunteer for this great event. As well, if you know of any schools who may be interested, please let them know about “Catch the Spirit!” by sending this LAYOUT or referring them to the CTS section on our website.

For more information contact


*NEW* Toronto Juniors Indoor League

TUC is pleased to announce a new Indoor League specifically for Junior-aged players. The new TJIL is recommended for players aged 15-18 years old and will be a co-ed, speedpoint 6-on-6 league similar to that of our adult indoor leagues. No clinics, no warm-ups, just games! TJIL will take place at the Downsview Hangar on Thursdays from March 6 – April 3. Games start at 7pm. Cost is $50 per player and it includes your TUC 2008 Junior Membership!

Pass this poster along to any juniors who play Ultimate! For more information visit the TJIL page on our website, or contact

Last Minute BMO Winter League Registration, Fall Leagues Wrapping Up

We still need a few more women (Monday Co-Ed Hat Team – intermediate) and a few more men (Tuesday Men’s League Hat Team) to fill up our BMO Winter Leagues. Only a few spots remain so this is your last chance to play Ultimate at BMO this winter if you haven’t yet signed up. Leagues start February 11 and 12. Cost is $145 per person for the 10 week season, all games at BMO Field. This Winter will be our biggest indoor season yet, you don’t want to miss out!

Register now!

BMO Fall Leagues are in the final 3 weeks of play. Monday and Tuesday Co-Ed playoffs start this coming week (Jan. 21-22) and the Men’s League playoffs start January 29. Good luck to all teams and remember to play with Spirit!


2 More TUC Indoor Clinics This Month

Thursday, January 24, 7pm, Downsview Hangar, Field #1: BEGINNER CLINIC, following up from Jan. 17.

It concentrates on cutting and defending, and the basic types of offensive and defensive game play. We will also introduce more discussion on Spirit of the Game in game-type scenarios. Recommended for beginner/novice players and teams, as well as recreational/intermediate team players. Open to men and women as well as intermediate-level Juniors. Cost is $5 per TUC member and $15 per non-TUC member. Register online at (registration section).

Thursday, January 31, 7pm, Downsview Hangar, Field #1: BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE CLINIC, to follow the above clinic

Which will concentrate on team play (alternative stacks, zone defense/offense, offensive playbooks, etc.) Recommended for teams and players ranging from beginner - intermediate. We do not recommend this clinic to beginners who have not participated in the first two clinics. Cost is $5 per TUC member and $15 per non-TUC member. Register online at (registration section).


ODSA Seeking Story Submissions for Anniversary Magazine Issue

The Ontario Disc Sports Association is seeking photos, anecdotal stories… basically any and all nostalgia relating to the growth of Ultimate in our region. All submissions are required by January 31. For more information visit and click on the news item “disKraze Call for Content”.


For December is Emma Gelok

Emma Gelok - December Volunteer of the month

Emma Gelok is our volunteer of the month for December. You may have seen Emma around at some of the TUC sponsored social events, with good reason. She's one of the co-chairs of our social events committee. Emma is also the Pie Plate editor and she and her staff are putting in a lot of hard work to ensure that the 2007 Pie Plate is one of the best.

Thanks Emma for your dedication!

The 2007 Volunteer of the Month awards are brought to you by Scallywags Bar & Restaurant. Each Volunteer of the Month receives $50 Scally's Dollars that can be used towards any purchase at Scallywags!

Tournament in support of Easter Seals
Saturday March 8 @ Midnight


The TUC All-Nighter Tournament returns to the Downsview Hangar, on Saturday midnight/Sunday morning March 8/9, 12am – 7am. We are still finalizing the details but book off the date now so that you can participate. Like last year the 2008 All-Nighter will see all net proceeds donated to Easter Seals; supporting children with disabilities who need equipment and resources to succeed in life.

Stay tuned for more details.


In our next issue we will give you our Event dates for 2008. We also encourage you to keep checking our Event Calendar on the TUC web site. We’ve got a great year lined up so stay tuned!

A Call For Coaches And Players


Applications for the junior national team coaches as well as the applications for junior national team players are now available on the CUPA website at Check it out!

2007 Thursday Coed Indoor Fall League Champions

Pigs In Space


The TUC Staff