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New Juniors Participation Policy & Revised Juniors Waiver


The Toronto Ultimate Club greatly values its Junior players and works to foster an environment that protects the physical and emotional well-being of players under the age of 19. The Club has developed a new policy that addresses this value: The TUC Juniors Participation Policy.

We ask all Junior-aged players, as well as adult league teams with junior-aged players, to review this document. Note that since Summer League has already begun it would be difficult to enforce on teams with existing Junior players (we don’t want to gouge any rosters). However, this policy will be in full effect from Fall League and onwards. All adult teams with Junior-aged players must adhere to the policy rules and ensure that each Junior player is accounted for by a Responsible Adult.

As well, the TUC 2010 Juniors Waiver has been revised. Any Junior player who has already submitted a waiver is not required to do anything further. However, any Junior player who is new or has yet to submit their waiver MUST SUBMIT THE NEW REVISED VERSION, which can be found here. Thank you for your cooperation!


Mid Season Tournament Recap

Thanks to all teams and players who participated in our annual Mid Season Tournament on July 17-18 at Sunnybrook Park. Beautiful weather, coupled with fun ulty, made for a great weekend! Congratulations to our 3 tier winners: Schlitz & Giggles (Tier 1 – 2nd straight title!), Alottadisc Now (Tier 2) and Arm & Hammer (Tier 3). Also a big congrats to Spirit Winners Disc-O-Stacks and TUC Hunters. Winners received prizing courtesy of our friends from VC Ultimate and Steam Whistle Brewery.

For pictures from the tournament, check out these pics courtesy of Andrew Gater: Saturday pics and Sunday pics. Also, look for Ed Kung’s pics on Facebook!

Thanks to all of our great volunteers and partners, including Pivot Sport Medicine & Orthopaedics who were kept quite busy at the tournament!

Ultimate Canada Update

Check out the latest newsletter from Ultimate Canada. Featuring the latest updates and results from the World 2010 Ultimate Club Championships in Prague (yeah Lotus!), U23 World Championships in Florence (Go Canada!), and the recent Regionals which act as qualifiers for our touring teams to go to the National Championships in Sherbrooke, August 12-15.


August Hat Tournament at Varsity Centre: Signup Now!

Alright imagine this. Large downtown stadium. Turf Field. 5-10 minute walk from St. George Subway station. Surrounded by a myriad of restaurants, shops, and other attractions nearby. Playing ULTIMATE FRISBEE with many new friends for a couple of hours. IT'S ALL HAPPENING on August 7th, 2010 at the Varsity Centre! The fee is $10 for TUC members and $20 for non-TUC members (due to higher field costs). Registration will close on Thursday August 5th at noon. For more information on participation and/or volunteering, please email

The tournament will run from 12pm – 6pm. Individual sign-up only (you will be placed on a team). Games will be co-ed, 7-on-7, open to all levels of play (expect a mix!). Limited to the first 100 signups.

Register Now for the August Hat Tournament!

TUC Fall League Registration Opens August 16!

Yes, it’s crazy to start thinking about Fall Leagues already, but if you don’t you might miss out! Starting the week of September 13, we’ll begin our blockbuster Fall Outdoor season which will feature offerings on 4 nights of the week. Our weeknight leagues will be speed-point one-hour games at premier turf facilities. Our traditional Sunday League (regular point play) begins September 19. Check out our Fall Outdoor Leagues page!

As for Fall Indoor Leagues, we start each league at varying times depending on the availability of the facility. Our mainstay Thursday Hat League at the Downsview Hangar begins September 29 (register early!). Lamport Leagues (Monday & Tuesday) begin in early November and UCC Leagues (Sunday League and Wed pickup) begin in late November. Check out our Fall Indoor Leagues page!

League prices will be updated shortly so keep checking back to the league pages. All prices include HST. Plan your Fall League and register online starting August 16! Spots are limited and are first-come, first-serve, including registration AND payment.

Summer League Incidents – A Plea from the GM!

Whether it be teams or players that are new to TUC, bad habits that won’t go away, or just this crazy humidity, we experienced a number of significant incidents in July. Several of these incidents involved excessive physical and/or verbal behaviour, some of which took place on the field, and some took place off of the field. As a result a number of sanctions have been issued to teams and/or players. This cannot continue!

The Toronto Ultimate Club prides itself on being respectful, fair, honest, and friendly: in other words playing, as well as treating others, with SPIRIT. This includes your teammates, your opponents, residents in the community, TUC partners, facility staff, and anyone else I’ve missed!

TUC is known as a friendly and respectful Club and that is because of its great members. This is a reputation that we are very proud of, and it is a tradition we wish to maintain. It is unbecoming of a TUC member to not play with Spirit. We ask you to remember this the next time you encounter a conflict on or off the field.

For example, if your opponent is getting physical or verbally aggressive, DO NOT respond by doing the same. Calmly explain your perspective. Be polite and not condescending. If a disagreement can’t be quickly resolved, back to thrower and then discuss it reasonably on the sidelines afterwards. If an individual is still being unreasonable, walk away. After all, Ultimate is supposed to be FUN. You can be competitive and push your physical limitations and have fun, while still being respectful.

Remember, Ultimate is a game of PERSPECTIVES. As much as you believe your perspective is accurate, understand that your opponent may have a different perspective and feel the same way. PLEASE PLAY WITH SPIRIT!

  J. Robinson



With Summer League Playoffs just a few months away, please find attached the *new* TUC Summer Playoff Sub Policy, which we will be instituting this September for the TUC Summer Playoffs.

This policy was carefully crafted by the Operations Committee of the TUC Board of Directors and its intention is to balance the need for substitute players with team rosters that are representative of league play. We are hopeful that this policy will encourage participation as well as quell some of the issues we have had with respect to roster disputes. As we employ the policy this September, we will be looking for ways to improve it for the future.

We ask that you be proactive in reviewing & understanding the implications of this Policy for your team - and feel free to review & distribute to your team members.

Note this Policy goes hand-in-hand with our League Playoff Participation Rules. For Summer League Playoffs all participants must be registered TUC members in good standing, be added to the team roster a minimum 2 weeks prior to the start of playoffs, and have played a minimum of 2 full regular season games. We have also reduced the minimum number of regular season games required by a player, in an attempt to include late joiners or injured players who miss the bulk of the season.

Summer League Playoffs are OPTIONAL and available only to TUC Summer League teams. Monday & Tuesday Summer League Playoffs are Saturday, September 11, and Wednesday & Thursday Summer League Playoffs are Saturday, September 18. Both playoff tournaments at Sunnybrook Park.

30 Years of Ultimate in Toronto – Get Your Early Bird Tickets Now!

Tickets are now on sale for our 30th Anniversary Gala, which takes place on Friday, October 22 at Steam Whistle Brewery, 7pm. This large celebration will include a CATERED dinner, awards ceremony, and the unveiling of the TUC 30th Anniversary documentary video, directed by Otto Chung. It will also feature memorabilia displays and the first-ever TUC Hall of Fame inductions. The first 100 early-bird tickets are $40 and when they are gone, the price will go up to $50. There will also be a party to follow at 10pm and there are $10 tickets for those who want to come just to enjoy the bands and the dancing.

*note we have already sold a bunch of tickets so get your early-bird ticket now before the price goes up!!!

Also, we will be hosting an outdoor family-oriented event on Sunday, September 12 at Sunnybrook Park, in conjunction with the Scally’s Cup All Star event. This will be a FREE event for all ages that will feature a hallmark ultimate game (legends vs. future stars) and will boast games for kids, displays on the history of the Club, and food and beverages will be available. Check out our 30 Years page for all the latest.

Order your indoor event tickets now!

Clinic League Session #3 for Beginner & Intermediate Players

Have you been looking to take your game to the next level? Or are you new to the game and want to give it a try? Well, TUC has what you’re looking for with its final 5 Week Clinic League of the summer! We offer 2 separate levels of Clinic Leagues, the returning Beginner's Clinic and the all new Intermediate Clinic League.

The TUC Clinic Leagues will run on Monday evenings from 6:30 PM to dusk at Sir Winston Churchill Park. Session #3 begins August 9 and will run on consecutive Mondays for 5 weeks and you will get expert instructions on improving your skills, basic team concepts, zones (offence & defense), strategies, rules and much more. Each week will provide a clinic on a specific topic for the first hour, which will then be followed by a scrimmage to practice those concepts.

You need to be a TUC Member in order to register for this league and registration cost is $25 for all 5 weeks. Signup in our registration section - registration for Session #3 is now OPEN (note if you are having difficulties registering please review our How To Register page).

June Volunteer of the Month – Rick MacDonald

Rick McDonald is our Volunteer of the Month of June 2010. As a new convenor for TUC Summer League on Thursdays, Rick has taken the role with gusto and helped kick off league to a great start. His friendly and frequent communications to team captains have been spot-on and Rick works hard to post games quickly and as fairly as possible. The role of convenor requires a good bit of effort and there has been no shortage here. Rick has been a member of TUC since 2005 and since that time has always been involved in helping out at tournaments and promoting Spirit of the Game.

Thanks Rick!

Support your Club by volunteering, it’s how TUC was born and how it thrives today. Contact for more information.

Each V.O.M. will receive $50 Scally’s Dollars that can be used towards any purchase at Scallywags.

Great Canadian Ultimate Game - Recap

On Saturday of the midseason tournament, from 4-5pm, TUC participated in the ‘Great Canadian Ultimate Game’, the largest Ultimate game in the nation! Click here for details!

The score received at 4pm from Durham was 127-125 in favour of Boys and Girls Club. Our game took place on Field 1 and after an hour long back and forth battle, the final score at 5pm was 138-138! The final score for entire game was 253-251 in favour of Boys and Girls Club. TUC alone raised just over $400 for the charity event. The total figure raised from the charity event is still being calculated and once that is finalized, 60% of it will go to support the Boys and Girls Cub while the other 40% will support Right to Play. We are still selling commemorative GCUG discs to honour the event and support the donation. Discs are $15 each and can be bought at future TUC tournaments or at the TUC office.

Scallywags & Whistlers

Teams don’t forget after your games to take advantage of our partner restaurant deals. Try to call in advance so that you can reserve a table and so that the staff can prepare for your arrival. Make sure you have a minimum of 8 teammates attending as our partners do not offer these deals to very small groups.

Scallywags – 30% off all food for teams after their game! Call ahead 416.922.3737.

Whistlers – 2-for-1 wings, and one of free garlic bread/bruschetta/mini nachos with a beer pitcher purchase. Call ahead 416.421.1344.

Upcoming Events

  • August 7: TUC August Hat Tournament
  • August 9: Clinic League Session #3 begins
  • August 12-15: Canadian Ultimate Championships, Sherbrooke QC
  • August 16: Fall League Registration Opens
  • August 24-26: TJSL Finals
  • August 28: Summer Team rosters finalized & playoff registration
  • Sept 11: Monday & Tuesday Summer League Playoffs
  • Sept 12: Scallys Cup All Star Event & 30th Anniversary Outdoor Celebration
  • Sept 13: Weekday Fall Leagues Begin
  • Sept 18: Wednesday & Thursday Summer League Playoffs
  • Sept 19: Sunday Outdoor Fall League Begins
  • Oct 22: 30th Anniversary Gala Event

Vote ‘Pedlar’ This Fall!

One of our own is running for City Council this Fall! Jason Pedlar (TUC member since 2006), is running for City Council for the City of Toronto (Ward 2) on October 25, 2010. While he’d be elected to represent Ward 2, should Jason win he would have a voice in the city as a whole. Jason is a big proponent for active healthy living and of course for Ultimate!

Any support to Jason’s campaign would be appreciated, and ideally could help our sport down the road. Please visit Jason’s website at – where you can learn more about his campaign and initiatives. Vote Pedlar on October 25!

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