|SUMMER PLAYOFFS REGISTRATION! CLOSES THIS SUNDAY SEPT 4TH
Registration is now open for Summer League Playoffs! Playoffs will take place on September 10 for Monday & Tuesday teams and September 11 for Wednesday & Thursday teams, all games at beautiful Sunnybrook Park! Each team will play 3 games with seeding determined by teams entered and regular season results. Playoffs are optional to all summer teams in good standing and are FREE!
All teams intending to participate must register online (done by the captain) and must adhere to the League & Playoff Participation Policy and Summer Playoff Subs Policy. Please be sure to read the explicit details on our new online playoff registration, SCHEDULE, and the roster rules!
2011 ALL-STAR CHALLENGE ON SEPTEMBER 17TH, FINALS TO BE AIRED BY ROGERS TV
The All-Star Challenge showcases the top players from TUC summer leagues. Throughout the summer, captains nominate players of the opposing teams that they play. From this, we create a divisional All-Star team from each League Night for two divisions – competitive and intermediate (recreational team players are eligible for intermediate division). Teams will be finalized at the begining of September, and rosters will be posted shortly after. The competitive finals will be aired on Rogers TV.
This year it is taking place on Saturday, September 17th from 12pm until approx 6 pm at Sunnybrook Park. There will be semi-final games around 12:30pm and the winners of the semis will play 1 more game in their respective Final. We'll have lots of great prizing from our sponsors and once again the Competitive Finals will be featured on Rogers TV! The All-Star Challenge will also feature a ‘Legends vs. Future Stars’ game and likely a feature ‘Elite’ game as well, so it will be a great afternoon of Ultimate.
CAPTAIN'S APPRECIATION DINNER AND SUMMER WRAP UP PARTY
On Saturday September 24th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM all captains from the past year are invited to attend our Captain's appreciation dinner at Whistler's Bar & Grill. After dinner until midnight we will be opening up the dance floor, bringing out the DJ and opening the doors for all of our members to to come by and boogie the night away to celebrate the end of the Summer season.
We are finalizing the details for this one of a kind event and it's sure to be a blast. Be sure to mark the date off in your calendar and keep posted to the website for more details.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, WANTED: DIRECTORS FOR TORONTO ULTIMATE CLUB 2011
Note you must be a current TUC member in order to attend. Please also note that Intro members do not have voting rights at this meeting, but are welcome to attend. The AGM includes a report from the Board of Directors, report from the General Manager, review of Financial Statements and Finance Report, appointment of TUC auditor, and election of new Board members and renewal of terms. The AGM will also include any changes to the TUC By-Laws (to be announced) as well as an opportunity for TUC members to voice any concerns they may have with the Club. Please join us on September 25!
Time:2:30pm - 4:00pm
Location: Ontario Institute of Education (OISE) Building at the University of Toronto, 252 Bloor Street West. The OISE Building is located across from the intersection of Bloor and Devonshire, just north of Varsity Stadium.
Room #: 8201 on the 8th floor
Transit/Parking: the OISE building is a 2 minute walk from St. George station. There is street parking on Devonshire and Prince Arthur Ave which is behind the building. There is also Green P parking that can be accessed from Prince Arthur Ave.
Wanted: Directors for Toronto Ultimate Club 2011
With the TUC Annual General Meeting coming up around the corner, the current Board of Directors wish to invite interested parties to put their names forward as candidates for a 2 year Director term. Typically, a handful of new people join our group to serve as the stewards of our organization. If you are interested in learning about what exactly does a TUC Board Member actually does, please read on.
New members of the board are elected at our AGM by the membership to serve two year terms. Board responsibilities include:
- Active participation in monthly meetings
- Serve on major planning and standing committees
- Champion the growth of our sport and club
- Represent the voices of all TUC members
Our monthly recaps allow our group to refine club policies, assess current happenings and plan for the upcoming year. While the board is given details of the day-to-day operations, we typically allow our contractors and key volunteers to maintain responsibilities that are part of their portfolios. Meeting schedules are discussed to minimize conflicts with league games, however directors are strongly encouraged to attend meetings regularly and come prepared when reports and documents are supplied prior to our gathering. These meetings are formal events with Robert's Rule of Order being followed.
Board of Directors must participate on at least one of the following Standing Committees: Finance, Human Resources and Operations. These groups are responsible for reviewing significant changes to our organization and bring well-researched responses to challenges and opportunities our group faces. Typically, these groups will discuss through email threads or informal meetings to ensure policy documents and new initiatives are well constructed for board discussion.
Other ad hoc committees including Juniors Development, Land Development, Strategic Planning and other groups are also areas of board engagement, but also utilize other club volunteers to ensure the membership is supported.
Champions of Ultimate
Our board members serve as Ambassadors of the Toronto Ultimate Club for our members and the community at-large. We serve as the sounding board and promoter of our club's growth and development to our members on the field and off.
Our board actively represents Toronto Ultimate with several organizations including Ultimate Canada, numerous provincial and municipal clubs, school boards, the City of Toronto and Tourism Toronto. It is through these active partnerships that our club is seen as a leader and role model in our sport and a well-respected partner in programs.
A Voice To All of TUC
Lastly, TUC's Board of Directors is our club's ear for the membership. We are the ones who you, the membership can provide feedback and concerns to ensure the long-term vitality of the sport grows. We may not instantly have the answers you are looking for, but certainly we are the ones who utilize your concerns to establish a vision that meets your needs. As a new board member, you need to have an open mind - we'll all work together to see if we can find the answers.
TUC's foundation is based on the strength of its volunteer core. We treasure our volunteers who commit countless hours to ensure our club serves our membership. For those who wish to get in the trenches and plan events and coordinate leagues, we certainly need your help and expertise. That being said, being on the Board requires a different set of skills and commitment that we desperately need. If you enjoy looking at the bigger picture and broad based planning; if you wish to provide TUC with your expertise from other boards or organizations; if you're looking to build skills consistent with the needs of this board, we encourage you to step forward.
Our Annual General Meeting will take place on Sunday, September 25 at University of Toronto OISE Meeting Room #8201 from 2:30pm - 4:00pm. In the meantime, should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact any of our board members. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
- TUC President
TORONTO JUNIOR'S FALL OUTDOOR LEAGUE
All players, age 18 and under (recommended 15-18), are invited to participate in the Toronto Juniors Fall League (TJFL). The league is co-ed and recommended for players with previous playing experience. The goals of the leagues are: (i) to have fun; (ii) to learn Spirit of Game; and (iii) to improve individual skills and team strategies. All games will be taking place at Lawrence Park C.I. from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM.
All participants must be a 2011 TUC Junior member (cost $30/person) or participated in the 2011 Catch The Spirit Tournament and submitted a signed waiver into the TUC office in order to register. Registration is by individual only and completed online . All registered participants will be placed onto teams based on skill level in hopes of providing the best competitive balance. Coaches will be present at all games. No games will be held on Thanksgiving Sunday. Previous playing experience is recommended.
Times: Sept 18th - Nov 6th
Games:12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Lawrence Park C.I.
Format: 7-on-7 Regular Pull Format, Co-ed League. Level of play is intermediate (all levels).
Cost: $20 per individual (to be placed on a team)
Convenor: Ian Brooks, email@example.com
Also, TUC is working with the GTA AllStars to prepare players who are interested in further developing their Ultimate! skills. GTA AllStars will be geared towards the more competitive junior player and will be participating in the TUC Sunday Fall league after the TJFL games from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. This league is great preparation for competitive ultimate in the spring/summer--when tryouts begin for GTA AllStar. For more information about the GTA AllStars contact Gary Wang at firstname.lastname@example.org.