Layout October 2008, Volume 1

Dear TUC Member,

In This Layout:

* Fall BMO Indoor Leagues Starting Mid-November
* Thanksgiving Schedule
* Indoor Clinics Starting October 16!
* TUC AGM Minutes and New Board of Directors
* Volunteer Of The Month
* CUPA Annual General Meeting

Volunteer of the Month
for September is Christine Gordon

Coby Markus - July Volunteer of the month

Christine Gordon is the TUC Volunteer of the Month for September 2008. Our September Playoff series would not have run nearly as well without Christine, who volunteered for the whole day on both weekends. Christine was our TUC central guru; collecting and reporting scores, updating the schedule, helping teams locate their next game, and solving problems along the way. She also helped with setup and takedown - a true volunteer machine! Christine’s cheerful enthusiasm and helpful nature made the playoffs enjoyable for players, spectators, and organizers alike.

Thanks Christine!!!

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

CUPA Annual General Meeting

The CUPA Annual General Meeting will be taking place in Toronto on Sunday, November 9, 2008. The exact time, location, and agenda are still to follow: check for the latest updates. We hope to see you there!

TUC Office is Moving in November!

In November the TUC office will be moving! We’re still finalizing details and will announce our new home in the next LAYOUT, so stay tuned!

TUC Seeking Juniors Chair for 2009

There are always volunteer opportunities with TUC (volunteers make this Club tick) and if you are interested in helping out your Club in any way please email You can visit our TUC Contacts and Job Descriptions pages to see who’s involved and what they do.

Looking forward to 2009 and our increased focus on youth, TUC is seeking a committed volunteer with a specific interest on Juniors development. This person will assume the role of Juniors Chair and will work with the TUC staff to plan and execute events, leagues, and promotions specific to players under the age of 18. The role will entail a commitment of 1-2 hours per week and ideally attendance at Juniors functions. It is hoped the Chair will form a committee to share the workload and maximize development potential.


Fall BMO Indoor Leagues Starting Mid-November

Our Thursday Fall Indoor League has begun (the season of the Lamb) and our Fall outdoor leagues are rolling along smoothly. Last chance to play this Fall is on our sweet leagues at BMO Field!

BMO Indoor Co-ed Leagues run on Mondays and Tuesdays, beginning November 17 & 18 (not official start yet, but very likely). We have an intermediate/recreational league on Mondays and an Elite/Competitive league on Tuesdays; both leagues run to the end of January (10 weeks). All games are at BMO Field from 9pm – 12am, 55 minute games, 6-on-6 speedpoint. Cost is $1350 per team.

There are only 3 team spots and some individual spots left on Tuesdays!

For Tuesday BMO League we are now offering individual signups for ONE competitive hat team. Cost is $145 per person; registration and payment confirm your spot. Monday League is now full, although we may have room for one or two females on our hat team.

For those unfamiliar with BMO Field Indoor, it is a premier sport turf field at Exhibition Place which is covered in a huge climate-controlled dome for the fall/winter. At the conclusion of BMO Fall leagues in January we will run a Winter BMO League session (10 weeks) on Mondays and Tuesdays starting in early February.


Thanksgiving Schedule

There will be no scheduled Sunday Co-ed League games on October 12, in lieu of Canadian Thanksgiving. There WILL be scheduled games for Monday Men’s & Co-ed Leagues on October 13 at BMO Field. As well as Monday, all other leagues are not affected by Thanksgiving.

The TUC office will also be closed on Thanksgiving Monday October 13, 2008.

Indoor Clinics Starting October 16!

Offense sells Tickets, and Defense wins Games!

Want to find out what this means in the beautiful game of ultimate? Join us for a two-part clinic series, and learn both fundamentals and strategies for playing offense and defense well. Whether you agree or disagree, you'll be sure to advance your game! The clinics will be hosted on Thursday evenings at the Downsview Hangar from 7pm-8:10pm (field #3, back left) on the nights indicated below. All clinics are taught by experienced TUC instructors who know their stuff! Cost for each clinic is $5 per TUC member and $15 per non-TUC member. Online registration is now open for the first two clinics!

October 16, 7-8:10pm, the Hangar, Field #3 - Beginner Session #1 - Offense
 - fundamental disc skills (forehand, backhand, invert throws, catching)
 - supportive drills to build proficiency

October 30, 7-8:10pm, the Hangar, Field #3 - Intermediate Session #1 - Offense
 - offensive techniques (playing 'underneath' vs. 'over', give and go, break throws, dump/swing)
 - basic endzone strategy
 - 3-man, Berkeley and Lotto drills

November 13, 7-8:10pm, the Hangar, Field #3 - Beginner Session #2 - Defense
 -basic defensive skills (understanding the principles of forcing, effective marking, quadrant defense)
 - supportive drills to build proficiency

November 27, 7-8:10pm, the Hangar, Field #3 - Intermediate Session #2 - Defense
 - man-on-man defensive techniques (defensive transition, poaching, switching, team-based adjustments to offensive strengths/weaknesses)

TUC AGM Minutes and New Board of Directors

Thanks to all TUC members who attended the TUC Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday, September 16 at the OISE Building on the U of T campus. The meeting addressed several key topics for the Club and strengthened our Board of Directors with several new incumbents. As a not-for-profit organization all TUC members can attend the TUC AGM and cast their vote, so we hope to see you next year!

Here are the minutes from the 2008 TUC Annual General Meeting.

We would like to send our warmest thanks to exiting Board members who have served the Club for the past two years (or more in most cases): Rob Botman, Kirk Brown, Stephane Levac, Cindy Patrino, and Max Quijano. Thanks to each of you for all your contributions on the Board!

TUC is pleased to welcome the following new members to our Board of Directors for 2009-2010: Jason Crowder, Richard Krueger, Mike Lane, Ian Lee, Norman Lew, Alex Singh, Nancy So, Bill Wong, and Natalie Wong. They join existing Directors Sara Beheshti, Warren Foltz, Andrew Hunter, Blue McClellan, Ethan Milberg, Mike Pezzack, and Rahil Suleman. We look forward to what this strong team has to offer!


- The TUC Team