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Fall League Registration 16 Jul 2014

Registration for 2014 Fall League will begin in two weeks at 9am on Friday, August 1st. To avoid having the 10am timeslot and an uneven tournament bracket, the league is contracting from 52 back to 48 teams this season. On average there are 6 teams that do not return each year so hopefully that will continue to be the case in 2014. The first 48 returning teams to register and pay will be guaranteed a spot in the league. New teams are also eligible to register and pay starting August 1st, but will not have an opportunity to secure a spot until after the usual August 15th priority registration date.

Therefore, all teams that want to play in the league should register and pay as soon as possible beginning August 1st at 9am. If we reach August 15th and the league has not yet reached 48 returning teams, we will accept new teams based upon payment time-stamps in the registration and payment process.

Registration will cost $300 per team in 2014. Additional details regarding the 2014 season will be posted soon on the Fall League page/


Thursday League Cancelled Tonight 19 Jun 2014

The National Sports Center has closed all fields for June 19, 2014 due to rain and standing water. Thursday League is cancelled for tonight.


Highway 65 Construction 11 Jun 2014

There will be some substantial construction on Hwy 65 (Central) this summer that will affect your commute to Biff's.

Here is the full breakdown

Starting June 11, Southbound Hwy 65 between 81st Avenue NE and Medtronic Parkway will be closed and detoured. This will affect your ability to get to Biff's and 694 from the fields. Here is an alternate route to Biff's that should work http://goo.gl/maps/fzWN0

Come July, Southbound Hwy 65 between County Hwy 10 and Medtronic Parkway will be closed and detoured making things a bit more challenging. Here is an alternate route to Biff's that should work for that time period http://goo.gl/maps/68WP4

Northbound Hwy 65 should remain open during the entire season.

If you have any questions or can think of a better route email us at tcul@mnultimate.org.


Men's League Week #1 Cancelled 02 Jun 2014

The National Sports Center has closed all fields for June 02, 2014 due to standing water. Men's League is cancelled for tonight.


Bid for Peace Charity Hat Tournament 20 May 2014
  • When: June 28th (Sign up now!)
  • What: Hat Ultimate Tournament, 2 Showcase Games, Party
  • Where: L-Fields, National Sports Center, Blaine, MN
  • Who: Ultimate players, fans, Wind Chill, SubZero, Pop, StarBirdThurst, people who like fun
  • Why: The possibility of peace in the Middle-East

Questions? Email Michael Holm at mholm815@gmail.com for more details.


2014 Summer Leagues 14 Mar 2014
Registration for summer leagues begins at 9am on March 15. We will be using the lottery to determine spots for Men in Tuesday and Thursday Co-ed Leagues. There are a couple of changes to registration this year:
  • The lottery is weighted according to the date that you register. The time of day does not matter. Everyone that registers on March 15 will have the same chance of being selected.
  • On your registration, for each league you will be asked if this is your preferred, secondary (would like to play both if possible), or backup league (only want to play this if you don't get in your preferred league). If you specify multiple leagues as your primary, we will pick one at random
  • In order to help is determine the jersey size mix for future leagues, we are asking for a preferred jersey size.This is no way should be construed as a guarantee that you will get a jersey in that size. Jerseys are ordered before registration opens.

2014 MUDI 07 Mar 2014

2014 MUDI is ramping up for another big year at the Twin City Polo Club on July 19-20, 2014.

Email Greg Williams with your team name and division to receive information on sending in a bid.


2014 Spring League 10 Feb 2014

Spring League registration opens on Feb 11. Check out all the details on the Spring League page.


2014 Summer Leagues 6 Jan 2014

Summer League is coming up fast! Keep the following in mind:

  • Registration opens at 9am on March 15, 2014
  • We will be using the lottery again to grant spaces to men
  • Rank your league preferences so that when your name is drawn, you will get a spot in your preferred league if space is available

More details will be posted closer to registration opening


2014 Disc & Jersey Logo 6 Jan 2014

TCUL is looking for new TCUL Summer League 2014 designs! The winner of the selected design will win complimentary league membership (for one league), one jersey, and one free disc!

  • Deadline is March 1, 2014
  • Must include "TCUL Summer League 2014" in the design
  • Must fit the Discraft art requirements to be eligible.

Please submit your disc designs to: tcul@mnultimate.org


Indoor Hat Tournament 1 Dec 2013

Set a calendar reminder to register 9am Tuesday December 3. Spots will fill quick!

Who: Ultimate Frisbee players wanting to have fun indoors, throwing a disc, meeting some new folks, running around for the evening.

What: Coed (3 men/2 women) Indoor Ultimate Frisbee in a 5 team tournament.

When: Saturday December 14. Games will start at 6pm and end at 11pm with one bye.

Where: Bethel Indoor Fieldhouse. Same location as winter league and pre-winter league. Hard rubberized surface. Tennis shoes, not cleats.

Why: WHY NOT? $20 will get you drafted onto a team. You'll be guaranteed 4 games.

Register at 9am on Tuesday Dec 3, 2013 to get in. Spots will fill VERY quickly. There will be a draft to pick the teams (not random). Caliber of play will likely be similar to Pre-Winter League. You can sign up with one 'carpool' buddy in the system. Email twoks11@gmail.com for questions.


2013 End of Season Party 13 Nov 2013

To celebrate another successful season, the annual TCUL Fall League party will be held Sunday, December 22nd from 1-4pm at the Surly Brewery in Brooklyn Park. All Fall League players are encouraged to attend including those under 21 years of age. The league will provide free pizza and pop to all. Parents of those under 21 are welcome to attend as chaperons if desired. This is a great opportunity to mingle with teammates, talk with other players, mend strained relations, and forge new friendships!

Surly Brewing Co. will graciously donate some of its finest beer for consumption on the premises. If you plan to drink alcohol, please make sure to bring your ID and designate a sober driver. We take your safety and the safety of other drivers very seriously.

Surly Brewing is located 2.5 miles south of Hwy 100 and 694 at:

Surly Brewing
4811 Dusharme Drive
Brooklyn Center, MN, 55429

In appreciation of Surly's generosity, please consider bringing non-perishable food items for Emergency Foodshelf Network. Surly typically collects donations during its regular taproom hours.

We'll see you on Dec 22nd!

Directions can be found at: http://www.surlybrewing.com/brewery/tours.html


Pre-Winter League Registration 30 Oct 2013

Who: Ultimate Frisbee players wanting to have fun indoors, throwing a disc, meeting some new folks, running around for the next few weeks before Christmas.

What: Coed (3 men/2 women) Indoor Ultimate Frisbee in a 10 team league. 7 guaranteed games (assuming no weather related cancellations) over a 5 week period. Bring your own light or dark.

When: 5 Sunday nights in November and December. (Nov 10/17/24 and Dec 8/15). Games will be one hour at 7pm, 8pm, 9pm, and 10pm. If we have any weather related cancellations, there aren't any refunds.

Where: Bethel Indoor Fieldhouse. Same location as winter league. Hard rubberized surface. Tennis shoes, not cleats.

Why: WHY NOT? $40 for 7+ hours of indoor ultimate when you could be dozing off on Sunday night in eager anticipation of work Monday morning.

Signup now!

You'll be drafted onto a team, get 6 regular season and 1 or 2 playoff games over the 5 weeks. 2 out of the first 4 weeks, you'll play a doubleheader (either consecutive games or at the most a one hour bye in between the two games). I envision the caliber of play being competitive and fun. This is not a beginner league. A wide mix of people, from recreational players to some elite players similar to the Spring League mix. Spots are limited as it's a small league, and it starts in 12 days, so you need to sign up ASAP if you want to play and make this go!


YCC Volunteers 01 Aug 2013

Primarily we need scorekeepers for Sunday morning and afternoon shifts. The good news is YCC volunteers received a free T-shirt, receive free lunch, and some Ultimate swag.

Any questions, suggestions, or just not sure when you might be available, just email me back.

Barbara Thomas, barbara.thomas@medtronic.com
YCC Volunteer Coordinator


Nexgen Tour 07 Jun 2013

The Nexgen tour kicks off on June 16 and stops in the Twin Cities to take on Sub-zero on July 10:

  • What: Nexgen vs Sub Zero
  • When: 7:30pm, July 10, 2013
  • Where: St Louis Park High School
  • Cost: Adult: $8, Youth $5
More information and ticket purchase can be found at Nexgen vs Sub Zero

Burnsville Ultimate League 07 Jun 2013

Burnsville Community Education is starting an adult team league. More information is available or emailing mgaitan@burnsville.k12.mn.us.


Bid For Peace 07 Jun 2013

Bid for Peace will be held at Kick Field in Minneaolis, 6pm, June 8, 2013 at 6pm.

It includes a match between Sub-zero and Windchill followed by a big screen video of Ultimate highlights and after party hosted by Surly.

More info at Bid for Peace.


Youth Summer Camp 07 Jun 2013

Ultimate summer camp for middle school and high school students. More info at http://twincitiesyouthultimate.com.

Please Note: This is not the Minnesota Youth Ultimate League


State High School Championships Volunteers 27 May 2013

The Minnesota State High School Championships are less than a week away, and a few more volunteers are needed. Contact volunteer coordinator Chris Dascalos (cdascalo@harding.edu) to find out how you can help or go directly to the volunteer page to sign up.

Also, get the Youth Club Championships on your calendar, August 10-11.


USA Ultimate Level 1 Coaching Clinic 09 Apr 2013

USA Ultimate is offereing a Level 1 Coaching Clinic in the Twin Cities on April 20, 2013. If you sign up and coach in the high school league yout total clinic cost ($75) will be refunded. Register at http://www.usaultimate.org/resources/coaching/cdp/default.aspx


MS Open 2013 09 Apr 2013

The MS Open Tournament will be held on June 29-30 in Austin, MN

Entry fee is $250 per team and 100% of profits go to the National MS Society. For more information or register for the Open or Mixed Divisions, visit http://msopentd.wix.com/msopen


Camp Wanna-Huck-It Tournament 09 Apr 2013

Camp Wanna-Huck-It is a hat tournament that takes place at summer camp 60 miles south of Chicago near Bourbonnais, Illinois. But this is more than just a tournament. This is camp! In addition to ultimate, participants will have their choice of other fun activities including disc golf, goaltimate, fricket (a.k.a. cups), disc archery and more! And of course there will be campfires, awesome parties, and all sort of fun and games with great people. Sign up for camp and start your ultimate season right!

For more info and registration visit http://midwestultimate.com/camp-i-wanna-huck-it


2013 Summer League Registration 04 Mar 2013

Summer League Registration begins March 15 at 9:00 AM

Register Now!

Spots in summer leagues have traditionally been granted on a first come basis. Since we have moved to online registration and payment, the window for filling up (for men) has shrunk each year. In 2011 we were amazed that the league filled up in less than 12 hours. In 2012, everyone outdid themselves and the server was effectively under a distributed denial of service attack because of all the registration attempts. The server was reconfigured to handle the load and both leagues filled for men in under 90 minutes.

The board feels that this short of a window doesn't give a fair chance for everyone to register, especially those whose job keeps them away from a computer between 9:00am and 10:30am. And that window would surely be shorter this year.

To combat this, we are implementing a weighted lottery system for 2013 Summer Leagues. The lottery will work as follows:

  • Open registration lasts 4 days. If the league is not filled for a particular gender after 4 days (11:59:59pm March 18), everyone that has registered for that gender will get in the league and remaining spots will be granted on a first come basis,
  • If we hold a lottery, each player registered (which means payment received) will be granted a weighted chance depending on when they registered. Everyone who registers on the same day will have the same chance. Players who register on each subsequent day will have lower odds in the lottery,
  • You may still register for multiple leagues and the lotter is independent for each league
  • Registering multiple times for the same league will disqualify you from the league and no refund will be issued.
  • We will over book the lottery to maintain a waiting list of people that will be automatically slotted in if a player drops out prior to the draft or if we get enough women to expand the league.
  • Players not selected via the lottery will be refunded promptly.
  • Carpools will not change your lottery chances in either direction.

Men's Hat League Returns

Rebooting the Men's league into a hat league last year had a great launch. We'll be bringing the league back again this year, with expectations that we'll be able to expand it. The league runs for a shorter, 10 week season beginning in early June.

Minnesota Youth Ultimate Launches Middle School League

Have a son, daughter, niece, nephew or sibling in 5th - 8th grade? Minnesota Youth Ultimate (http://mnyu.org/) is launching a Middle School Hat league that complements the High School League. The league is set to run from April 7 to May 19, with clinics on March 10 and March 17. More details at http://mnyu.org/.


2013 Spring League Registration 21 Feb 2013

Find all the info on the Spring League page and register at mnultimate.org/register.php beginning Feb 22.

There is still room for women. Men are full for a 12 team league. If the league gets enough women for 14 teams, men will be pulled from the wait list so you should not hesitate to sign up.


2012 St Paul Winter Carnival Disc Sports Festival 18 Jan 2013

Gotta Go, Gotta Throw is hosting the 18th Annual Disc Sports Festival at the St Paul Winter Carnival on Jan 25-26.

  • A fundraiser for the Second Harvest Heartland Food Shelf
  • Saturday & Sunday - January 26th & 27th, 2013 in the middle of Como Park!
  • 2 Day Disc Golf Event – play either day or both days!
  • Ultimate Hat Tournament on Saturday
  • Field Games – Any and all are invited to participate in the Hole-in-One, Putting and more with large grand prizes!

Register to play and help raise funds for the food shelf or come to watch the fun, tour an igloo and play some field games!

$5.00 of each registration will be added to the food shelf donation. We are asking everyone to really make an effort to raise funds for the food shelf by collecting donations/pledges. A pledge form is attached for your convenience. With your help we are hoping to deliver a very large check to the food shelf this year!Register on-line at www.gottagogottathrow.com, in store or via phone at 763-593-7690


Minnesota Wind Chill Combine 10 Jan 2013

Minnesota Wind Chill will be holding a combine for players interested in trying out.

When: January 12, 2013
Where: Plymouth Field House, Plymouth, MN
Cost: $29
For more info contact info@windchillultimate.com


2013 Men's Round Robin Hat Tournament 27 Dec 2012

Who: Ultimate Frisbee players (men only--Women, sign up for the Bethel event listed right below this) wanting to have fun indoors, throwing a disc, meeting some new folks, running around for one day.

What: A men's Indoor 5 team round robin tournament benefiting the U of M Ninjas.

When: January 05, 2013. Games will start at noon and end at 5pm with one bye per team.

Where: University of Minnesota Student Recreational Sports Dome (turf, 7on7 bring CLEATS).

Why: WHY NOT? $20 will get you drafted onto a team. You'll be guaranteed 4 games.

Register RIGHT NOW! :) Spots will fill VERY quickly. There will be a draft to pick the teams (not random). You can sign up with one 'carpool' buddy in the system. Email Tom Walker for questions. Pat Niles will be the tournament director at the event.


2013 Happy New Year Round Robin Hat Tournament 19 Dec 2012

Who: Ultimate Frisbee players wanting to have fun indoors, throwing a disc, meeting some new folks, running around for one day.

What: Coed (3 men/2 women) Indoor Ultimate Frisbee in a 5 team tournament.

When: January 05, 2013. Games will start at 7pm and end at midnight with one bye.

Where: Bethel Indoor Fieldhouse. Same location as winter league and pre-winter league. Hard rubberized surface. Tennis shoes, not cleats.

Why: WHY NOT? $20 will get you drafted onto a team. You'll be guaranteed 4 games.

Register at 9am on Thursday Dec 27, 2012 to get in. Spots will fill VERY quickly. There will be a draft to pick the teams (not random). Caliber of play will likely be similar to Pre-Winter League. You can sign up with one 'carpool' buddy in the system. Email twoks11@gmail.com for questions.


Prewinter League Cancelled Tonight 09 Dec 2012

PreWinter League games are cancelled for Dec 09, 2012


2012 Indoor Holiday Hat Tournament 03 Dec 2012

Who: Ultimate Frisbee players wanting to have fun indoors, throwing a disc, meeting some new folks, running around for one day.

What: Coed (3 men/2 women) Indoor Ultimate Frisbee in a 6 team tournament.

When: December 15, 2012. Games will start at 1pm-and last until 9pm (Finals will take place at 8pm)

Where: Bethel Indoor Fieldhouse. Same location as winter league and pre-winter league. Hard rubberized surface. Tennis shoes, not cleats.

Why: WHY NOT? $25 will get you drafted onto a team. You'll be guaranteed 5 games (6 if your team is in the finals)

Register at 9am on Dec 04, 2012 to get in. Spots will fill VERY quickly. There will be a draft to pick the teams (not random). Caliber of play will likely be similar to Pre-Winter League. You can sign up with one 'carpool' buddy in the system. Email twoks11@gmail.com for questions.


2012 End of Season Party 16 Nov 2012

To celebrate another successful season, the annual TCUL Fall League party will be held Saturday, December 1st from 2-5pm at the Surly Brewery in Brooklyn Park. All Fall League players are encouraged to attend including those under 21 years of age. The league will provide free pizza and pop to all. Parents of those under 21 are welcome to attend as chaperons if desired. This is a great opportunity to mingle with teammates, talk with other players, mend strained relations, and forge new friendships!

Surly Brewing Co. will graciously donate some of its finest beer for consumption on the premises. If you plan to drink alcohol, please make sure to bring your ID and designate a sober driver. We take your safety and the safety of other drivers very seriously.

Surly Brewing is located 2.5 miles south of Hwy 100 and 694 at:

Surly Brewing
4811 Dusharme Drive
Brooklyn Center, MN, 55429

In appreciation of Surly's generosity, please consider bringing non-perishable food items for Emergency Foodshelf Network. Surly typically collects donations during its regular brewery tours.

We'll see you on Dec 1st!

Directions can be found at: http://www.surlybrewing.com/brewery/tours.html


Chasing Sarasota Minneapolis Premier 02 Nov 2012

Wednesday November 07, 2012, 7:30pm at the Capri Theater, 2027 West Broadway

Blurred Lens Productions is proud to host a special, one-night screening event of "Chasing Sarasota" in Minneapolis! This exclusive engagement will have a screening of the feature length film, a fun and personal Q&A with the director, access to Chasing Sarasota merchandise and a Blurred Lens Productions after-party to celebrate. Tickets available here: http://chasingminneapolis.brownpapertickets.com/

  • Doors: 6:30 pm
  • Show: 7:30 pm
  • Q&A: 9:15 pm
  • After-party: 10:00 pm

Chasing Sarasota is the story of Portland Rhino's 2011 Ultimate frisbee season: rebuilding, reloading and fighting for redemption. Live the full experience as Portland's elite men's Ultimate team competes against the best teams in the world, in the nation's hardest region. Rhino learns that battling the best also means battling yourself. Team depleting injuries, strategic breakdowns, player disqualifications and the demons of last year's collapse jeopardize their ambitions to play on Ultimate's biggest stage: Club Nationals in Sarasota, Florida.

Don't miss out on a great night at the movies!


Pre-Winter League Registration open Wednesday 10/31 9:00am 30 Oct 2012
Spots for men have filled. If you register now, you will be on the waitlist. Very few women spots left, signup asap to assure your spot.

Who: Ultimate Frisbee players wanting to have fun indoors, throwing a disc, meeting some new folks, running around for the next few weeks before Christmas.

What: Coed (3 men/2 women) Indoor Ultimate Frisbee in a 10 team league. 7 guaranteed games over a 5 week period. Bring your own light or dark

When: 5 Sunday nights in November and December. (Nov 11/18 and Dec 2/9/16). Games will be one hour at 7pm, 8pm, 9pm, and 10pm. (Games on December 16th will actually be earlier at 4pm, 5pm, 6pm and 7pm).

Where: Bethel Indoor Fieldhouse. Same location as winter league. Hard rubberized surface. Tennis shoes, not cleats.

Why: WHY NOT? $40 for 7+ hours of indoor ultimate when you could be dozing off on Sunday night in eager anticipation of work Monday morning.

You'll be drafted onto a team, get 6 regular season and 1 or 2 playoff games over the 5 weeks. 2 out of the first 4 weeks, you'll play a doubleheader (either consecutive games or at the most a one hour bye in between the two games). I envision the caliber of play being competitive and fun. A wide mix of people, from recreational players to some elite players similar to the Spring League mix. SIGN UP Wednesday 10/31 at 9am. Spots are limited as it's a small league, and it starts in 12 days, so you need to sign up ASAP if you want to play and make this go! Thanks!


Volunteers Needed for Grand Master Championships 28 Aug 2012

The USA Ultimate Grand Master Championships will be contested at the National Sports Center in Blaine on Sep 1-3. Volunteers are needed for score/stats keeping and general tournament support. Each volunteer will receive a volunteer pack, a Surly pack, and free admission to the tournament party at the Surly brewery on Saturday, Sept 2.

If you are interested in volunteering, please email Scott Alsleben at outsidewide@gmail.com.



2012 Youth Club Championships 16 Jul 2012

The USAU Youth Club Championships are once again being hosted at the National Sports Center in Blaine on August 11th and 12th, just 4 weeks away. We need the usual host of volunteers to make this the quality experience for young ultimate players attending from across the nation, including writers, photographers, party hosts, player pack assemblers, and lots of scorekeepers (we would actually like to have two scorekeepers per game this year to make the task easier and more fun).

Can you help? Go to the Minnesota High School Ultimate League volunteer page to sign up. Need more info before signing up? Send an email to Dave Gregg, davegregg@me.com.



River Falls Days Hat Tournament 09 Jul 2012

River Falls Ultimate League is hosting a co-ed hat tournament on Sunday, July 15th. Registration is at 3pm at the River Falls Meyer Middle School fields (about 45 minutes from downtown minneapolis). We hope to register at least 4 teams. The exact format will be determined based on the number of registrants, but expect to play from 3:30 - 6:30pm. After the games grab something to eat in River Falls and then head back to the fields for the best vantage point to see the River Falls Days fireworks.

Bring a light and dark shirt, and plenty of water!!

Entrance Fee: 2 items to be donated to the River Falls Food Pantry

Repeat of details: http://rfultimate.org/events/2012-river-falls-days-hat-tournament/information

Contact: andrew@rfultimate.org



Fall League Registration 09 Jul 2012

Fall League registration opens at 9am on August 1st. The league is set for 42 teams and will run from September 9th through the final tournament on November 4th. The team fee is $260 in 2012! More information will follow on the Fall League page in the last week of July.



League Announcements 27 Jun 2012

4th of July Bye Week
There are no games on July 2,3, & 5 due to the 4th of July holiday.

Tuesday Season Extended
Due to the NSC Field closure on June 19, the Tuesday league will be extended by one week to August 21. Playoffs will start August 7.

The status of the Thursday league in regards to their field closure will be announced shortly.

Blaine Black Out

The National Sports Center fields are not available on July 16,17, & 19. All leagues will play at various locations in Maple Grove. Additionally, the Tuesday league will be split into early/late games at some venues. For this week only, the following time caps will apply:
  • If there is only one game scheduled on your field (Cedar Island, Weaver Lake, Osseo Junior High), play as normal.
  • For all other fields (Gleason, Maple Grove Junior). The first game will start at 6:45 and be capped at 8:30. The 2nd game will start no later than 8:45 but feel free to start sooner if possible.
  • Time Cap: All games are to a score of 15, hard capped at 17, unless a time cap applies.
    • Fifteen minutes before the start of the next scheduled game, a time cap is applied. (8:30pm for the first game, 10:30pm for the late game)
    • Finish the point if the disc is still in play.
    • If one team is ahead by two or more after the point is completed, the game is over.
    • Otherwise, set a hard-cap of leading score +1.
    • If the game has not finished by the time the next round is scheduled to begin, play will end at the next change of possession even if that means a tie. Your game is no more important than the next game scheduled to be played.There is a hard cap at 10:45pm for the 2nd game due to field closure and the lights going off.


2012 MUDI 25 May 2012

2012 MUDI is happening and the date is July 28 – 29, 2012. Get your teams together and get your bids into me before July 10, 2012. Last year we were full up with a waiting list.

We are hosting Open, Women’s, Mixed and Masters divisions this year.

This is year 11 and we plan as big of a blast as we have had in the past 10 years. Year 10 was biggest yet with 52 teams.

27 Ultimate fields all on one spot the Twin City Polo Club in Maple Plain (west of Minneapolis), MN.

Provided:

  • Field Food bananas’, croissants, water
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Surly Beer for 21+ with ID presented

Also great cheap food sales by the Dobo’s a good variety of massage therapist.

Cost: $320.00 per team to secure your bid. Due by July 10, 2012.

Pull your team together and reply with your team contact info: Name, division, contact name and email, where you are from.

We are trying to get as many Women’s teams as possible so please help out and reach out to any contacts you have with this information.

Greg Williams, willi133@umn.edu



High School State Tournament Volunteers 25 May 2012

The Ultimate season is in full swing again and that means it’s time for the high school league’s annual tournament! This is a great event and a great chance for some of our younger players to show off their skills. In order to make this event happen, we need your help. We need volunteers to help with player packs, scorekeepers, food and water, etc., all of the things that make the tournament run smoothly. A few hours of your time can make a big difference and will be greatly appreciated. If you can help, please click on the link below and follow the sign-up instructions.

http://www.mnhsultimate.org/volunteeruc.aspx

  • What: MN High School Ultimate State Tournament
  • Where: NSC in Blaine
  • When: June 1st and 2nd


MS Open 25 May 2012
The MS Open Ultimate Tournament will be held in Austin, MN on June 16-17.
  • The tournament will be either 8 open and 8 women, 10 women and 6 open, or 10 open and 6 women depending on which division fills up first.
  • Bid fees will be $200 for the first bid and $175 for following bids.
  • Location: Todd Park Soccer Fields in Austin, MN
  • 100% of the profit will be going to the National MS Society.
  • Raffle for various prizes including merchandize from Five Ultimate and Patagonia.Sponsorship by Five Ultimate -hyrdo shorts will be available for purchase.
  • T-shirts, Discs, and either jerseys/reversibles will be for sale.

For more information, visit http://www.wix.com/msopentd/msopen.



Thursday games cancelled 24 May 2012
Thursday Co-ed Advanced games are cancelled for May 24, 2012 due to NSC closing the fields.


2012 Pop Skills Clinic 03 Apr 2012
When: April 14, 2012, 9am - 12:30pm
Where: Bossen Field (5601 28th Ave S Minneapolis)
Who: High School Girls
Registration Form

The Twin Cities women\’s club ultimate team Pop is hosting an Ultimate Skills Clinic on Saturday, April 14 from 9am to 12:30pm.

The clinic is open to high school girls\’ ultimate players of all skill levels. The clinic will feature 3 rounds of 25 minute skills lessons and a scrimmage that mixes high school players and Pop players together as teammates! The fee to attend the clinic is $25. Skills lessons will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis so register NOW to claim a spot in your preferred lessons!

Questions? Contact Jill Oesterreich Kiener at 612-710-3821 or pop.ultimate@gmail.com


Middle School Ultimate 28 Mar 2012
The high school league has a keen interest in expanding Ultimate to a younger demographic. As such, we have hired a middle school coordinator, Anna Hettler, to help facilitate that initiative. The goal is to host clinics to generate enough interest to start a middle school league in the near future.

We need volunteers from the Ultimate community to help run these clinics! Please volunteer.

We already have one clinic scheduled at Washington Technology Magnet School (1495 Rice St, St. Paul) on Friday, April 27. We need volunteers from 11:20 a.m. to 4:00 pm. You do not need to volunteer for the entire time period.

To volunteer for this clinic or in any other way, email Anna Hettler at awhettler@gmail.com.. No special skills are required to help - just an interest in Ultimate.

Dave Klink
MNHSUL Vice Chair
http://mnultimate.org/youth


Marty Bakko Spirit Award Fundraiser 26 Mar 2012
Exclusive Surly Brewery Tour!!!!

Includes excellent beer, great food, silent auction, and a raffle on Saturday, May 5th, 6pm-10pm. Proceeds will go to endow the Marty Bakko Spirit Award and to support his two daughters college fund.

Tickets and more details at http://bakko.eventbrite.com


2012 Hat Tournament? 14 Mar 2012
TCUL is considering holding a one day hat tournament in 2012. The tournament would be on a Saturday in mid-to-late June preferably at a centralized location at Lake Nokomis with the National Sports Center in Blaine as a secondary option. We would like to guage interest and ask people to fill out the following survey.

TCUL Summer Hat Tournament Survey



2012 Summer League Registration 12 Mar 2012
Summer leagues are back for 2012! Registrations will open at 9am on March 15, 2012. We are offering the following leagues this year:

All leagues will be played at the National Sports Center in Blaine.

The Men's League is switching to a draft league.

Register now!



2012 Spring League Registration 22 Feb 2012
Find all the info on the Spring League page and register at mnultimate.org/register.php



2012 Summer League Logo 29 Dec 2011

We're looking for new TCUL Summer League 2012 designs! The winner of the selected design will win complimentary league membership (for one league), one t-shirt, and one free disc!

Please submit your disc designs to: tcul@mnultimate.org.

  • Deadline is March 1, 2012
  • Must include TCUL Summer League 2012 in the design
  • Must fit the art description found at Discraft to be eligible, http://www.discraft.com/art.html



St Paul Winter Carnival Ice Bowl 12 Dec 2011
January 28th, 2012 (with a possible 2nd tourney on Sunday if there is enough interest) 10:00 am at Como Park in St Paul

Join us for the 17th Annual St Paul Winter Carnival Disc Sports Festival Ice Bowl! Each year we run the event which includes an awesome Hat Tournament to raise funds for the 2nd Harvest Food Shelf. We are asking everyone to really make an effort to raise funds for the food shelf by collecting donations/pledges. With your help we are hoping to deliver a very large check to the food shelf this year!

You can sign up individually and be placed on a hat team or you can sign up as a team. All skill levels welcome. See the link below for registration: http://gottagogottathrow.com/discgolf/winter-carnivalbr-c-73.html

In past years, each team has played 2 - 3 games to 11 points. Play is outdoors, so please dress appropriately. All proceeds from the registration fee go to a local food shelf. Players are encouraged to bring food donations as well. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at char@gottagogottathrow.com or via phone at 763-593-7695. If anyone would be interested in helping TD the event please contact me!

Char Majeski, char@gottagogottathrow.com
Gotta Go Gotta Throw, Inc.



End of Season Party 17 Nov 2011
To celebrate another successful season, the annual TCUL Fall League party will be held Saturday, December 10th, from 1-4pm at the Surly Brewery in Brooklyn Park. All Fall League players are encouraged to attend. The league will provide pizza and pop.

Surly Brewing Co. will graciously donate some of its finest beer for consumption on the premises. All ages are welcome to attend but if you plan to drink alcohol, please make sure to bring your ID and designate a sober driver. Surly Brewing is located 2.5 miles south of Hwy 100 and 694 at:

Surly Brewing
4811 Dusharme Drive
Brooklyn Center, MN, 55429

Also, please consider bringing non-perishable food items for Emergency Foodshelf Network, Surly typically collects donations during its regular brewery tours.

We'll see you on Dec 10!

Directions can be found at: http://www.surlybrewing.com/tours.php



Introducing Pre-Winter League 02 Nov 2011
Introducing the first (and hopefully first annual) Pre-Winter league.

This coed (3/2 men/women) league will consist of 8-10 teams (based on demand) playing 5 weeks of indoor Ultimate in a hat/draft league format. You will be guaranteed 7 games on Sunday nights at the Bethel Fieldhouse (home to winter league). Games will take place between 7pm and 11pm. Some nights you will play two consecutive games against different opponents. The league fee will be $40 and you will be placed on a team based on your self-rankings. Each team will be assigned light or dark, as there will not be jerseys provided to keep costs down. Games will commence Sunday November 13, and take place 5 Sunday nights (Nov 13/20, and Dec 4/11/18). There will be 7 men and 4 women on each team (assuming registration numbers cooperate). This league is anticipated to be similar in player ability to Spring league consisting of players with some rec experience as well as players with national level elite experience and everyone in between. Registration will open at 9am on Thursday November 3, 2011 and will likely fill VERY quickly. Registration will close on Nov 11 or whenever the league fills up. $40 to participate in the league for 7 guaranteed games (potential for 8 games depending on playoff results).

Email Tom Walker (twoks11@gmail.com) with questions. REGISTER NOW. There's not much time left!!!



2011 Youth Club Championships 25 July 2011
The Youth Club Championships are once again being hosted by our own Minnesota High School Ultimate League on August 13 and 14, and we need more volunteers. Please consider signing up to help us put on another successful tournament. Contact Dave Gregg for more information. Learn more about the tournament here.


Fall League Registration 21 July 2011
2011 Fall League is approaching quickly! Registration begins on August 1st and ends once 42 teams have registered and paid. 2010 teams that did not forfeit any games will be guaranteed a spot in the league if registered and paid by August 15th. After August 15th, spots in the league will be given in order of paid registration (i.e. not when registered, but when payment is also received). Once 42 teams have paid, registration will close. The cost per team is $300.

The TCUL fall league website will be updated in the next week.



Games Canceled!!!!! 21 June 2011
The National Sports Center has closed the fields due to rain. All games are cancelled for Tuesday, June 21, 2011.

Surly Hat Tournament 03 Jun 2011
Surly Brewing Co. is hosting a co-ed hat tournament Saturday June 11 at Blue Ribbon Pines in East Bethel(ten minNorth of Blaine). We are hoping to register enough people for four teams. The cost is $40.00. With entry fee you receive a Surly ultimate disc, lunch from Divine Swine catering(veg option avail), four games and $2 Surly beer(21 & older). At the same time our 5th Annual Surly Open will be played at the disc golf course at Blue Ribbon Pines. The fields for ultimate are former sod farms and are the nicest fields you will ever play on. We will also have a free drawing for gift cards and merchandise from local bars, restaurants and liquor stores that serve Surly. This is a great chance to enjoy beautiful fields, great food and beer and a great chance to win stuff and meat great people.

Sign up at surlybrewing.com.


2011 MUDI Tournament 07 Apr 2011
MUDI is on again. Last year we had 40 teams, Surly beer, good food for sale and 800 Ultimate players doing what they do best.

Divisions: Open, Women, Mixed, Masters
When: July 23 - 24, 2011
Where: Twin City Polo Club - Minneapolis (Maple Plain), MN
Cost: $300.00 per team

Checks made to:
Greg Williams
3031 Ewing Ave South #350
Minneapolis, MN 55416

Last year we had to turn some teams away so don't wait until the July 8, 2011 bid deadline.

Greg Williams, willi133@umn.edu


Registration Update 28 Mar 2011
The Thursday Co-ed Advanced League is full for men. We allow extra people to register to cover people that drop out before the draft. However, if you want to be assured of a spot in Summer League, please consider registering for the Tuesday league in addition (or in place of) Thursday league.

If you do not get in a league or cancel your registration prior to the draft on May 1st, you will receive a full refund.

Men's League Registrations

The Monday night Men's League is only accepting registrations for full teams at this time. We expect to open the league for individual registrations and partial teams in May. This will allow us to finalize the co-ed waiting lists and see how many full teams register for the Men's League.

If you are interested in preregistering for a free agent team, please email Josh Plocher at naechtweard@yahoo.com


2011 Spring League 15 Feb 2011
There are a very few spots left for women in Spring league. We are only accepting men's registrations to the waitlist. Registration closes March 14.
Spring league will be happening again in South Minneapolis. Keep an eye out here. Signups will occur here sometime soon after March 1.

Summer League Logo Contest 12 Jan 2011
We're looking for new TCUL Summer League 2011 designs! The winner of the selected design will win complimentary league membership (for one league), one t-shirt, and one free disc!

Please submit your disc designs to: tcul@mnultimate.org.

  • Deadline is March 1, 2011
  • must include "Summer League 2011" in the design
  • must fit the art description found at Discraft to be eligible, http://www.discraft.com/art.html

Fall League Champions 09 Nov 2010
Congratulations to the Fall League Champions!
  1. South High Squall B
  2. Breakfast with Screwdrivers
  3. Oops
  4. Mothership
  5. South HS

Fall League Party 09 Nov 2010
The TCUL Fall League Party will be held on December 18 from 1pm to 4pm at the Surly Brewery.

Surly Brewing
4811 Dusharme Drive
Brooklyn Center, MN, 55429


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Winter League 2011 04 Nov 2010
Update
There will be one or two spots available for new teams. Games will be Sunday nights at Bethel for 9 weeks. $425 per team. If you've already contacted me, your name will be in the lottery. If you have NOT already contacted me and you want a chance at a spot, please email mnwinterleague@gmail.com for more info by 5pm 11/12/2010.
Winter League signups are occurring currently for returning teams. If there are additional spots available for any new teams, details will be here next week. Space is very limited and will be awarded by lottery if slots remain.

mnwinterleague@gmail.com for more info.


Fall League Tournament Brackets 04 Nov 2010
The complete Fall League Tournament brackets are published on the Fall League page

Suzanne M. Enge Ultimate Scholarship Fundraiser 04 Nov 2010
Support the sport we all love and support this mega cool effort. A fundraiser for the Suzanne M. Enge Ultimate Scholarship Fund at Winona State University will be held at the Surly Brewery November 13, 2010 from 6:00pm to 10:00 pm.

Location: 4811 Dusharme Drive, Brooklyn Center, MN 55429

Your $35 fee includes a brewery tour, food (Thanks Common Roots), beer, silent auction and raffle.

Please register online at: http://www.alumni.winona.edu/netcommunity/page.aspx?pid=677


Harvest Moon Hat Tournament 19 Oct 2010
When: October 30th, 9am (one day)
Where: Milaca, MN Recreation Park (Directions)
What: Ultimate Frisbee Hat Tournament. Come one, come all, we'll make teams when you get here.
Who: Anyone who wants. All level and ages welcome!
What to Bring: Costumes! $10 entry fee, Firewood, Cookin' stick, Lots of warm clothes, lunches, water bottle
Contact: Dayna Hillcrest, 651-353-1859, dayna@picture-tiles.com
Dinner included in entry fee!

Masters Regionals 10 Sep 2010
Have you ever wanted to play in the Masters Division at a fun and competitive Ulitmate Frisbee tournament? Here's your chance - a midwestern "old stars" team is being assembled from players who hail from Michigan, Cleveland, Columbus and Toronto. They're trying to get enough players to fill the 6th slot at this years Regionals tournament (being held locally *Oct. 9th and 10th* in the Twin Cities!). They have 8 firm players committed, with several on the fence, and they are looking for some Minnesota players (men and women, aged 33 or older) to help them field a full team. If a 6th team can be put together, it will guarantee that our region is able to send 2 teams to the Nationals tournament in Sarasota in late October - so you would be helping the Masters Division to "represent" in Florida! Plus did we mention that Regionals is sponsored in part by the Surly Brewery. Need we say more?

Interested? Contact Marc Zigterman at: marczigterman@wowway.com


TCUL Picnic 26 Aug 2010
Thanks to all who came out for the TCUL Summer League end-of-the season party at Lake Nokomis on Saturday (8/21)! Games were played, contests held and free food (from Baja Sol) enjoyed. Even pick-up was played in the steamy late afternoon sun. Thank you to all of the volunteers who made the picnic a great success. Twenty seasons of TCUL are now in the books.

Congratulations to the winners of the day's events:

  • Cups tournament: Bem Hesse and Andrea Wold
  • Accuracy contest: Dave Gregg and Hallie O'Connor
  • Longest self-caught throw: Andrew Barten

Surly Women 26 Aug 2010
Surly Women are looking for some more women to fill out their roster. This is a competitive team practicing hard, learning new strategies, traveling to tournaments and competing in the UPA Fall Series with sectionals and regionals in Maple Plain, MN. Previous Ultimate experience is great. Commitment, fun attitude, willingness to learn new strategies and determination are very important as well. We have a paid bid in for Chicago Heavyweights (9/11/10) come practice and then play with us. Contact coach Greg Williams to be added to the email list for more information. Please use “Surly Women” in the Subject. willi133@umn.edu

Summer League Picnic 03 Aug 2010
What: TCUL Summer League Picnic
When: 4-8 PM Saturday August 21, Rain or Shine
Where: Lake Nokomis (Picnic area at NE corner of Fall League fields)

Come join your Frisbee friends and help us celebrate the completion of TCUL's 20th season at this years picnic. Food and beverages will be provided along with several disc-related activities. Activities will include a cups tournament, throwing accuracy contest, longest throw contest and pick-up.

What to bring: your cleats, a lawn chair, and you!


Tuesday Playoffs 28 Jul 2010
Due the weather shortened games last night, the Tuesday playoffs will be reconfigured. Please enter scores for the July 27th games.
  • On Aug 3, we will continue the July 27th games at the point where the game was called. If Team A had the disc 10 yards from the goal with a score of 4-3, they will start the continuation from the same point on the field. You will be on the same field.
  • This game will start at 6:15pm and be time capped at 7:20pm. If one team is ahead by more than 1 point, stop the game. Otherwise, finish the point. If the score is tied, play a tie breaker
  • The team that was going with the wind at the point that the game was called gets to choose which direction.
  • The round 2 games will commence at 7:30pm and will be capped by darkness. Please consult the playoff schedule for field assignments for the 2nd game. Since the playoff pools are all on the same block of fields, you will stick to the H,J,or L fields as appropriate.
  • We will either have you submit final scores for round 1 or email them to tcul@mnultimate.org.
  • After all the round 1 scores are in, we will update the database for round 2 allowing the captains to submit those scores.

Summer League Playoffs 25 Jul 2010
The 2010 Summer league regulars seasons have ended and the 3 week playoff run has begun! The playoff bracks are posted for each league:

Fall League Registration 21 Jul 2010
2010 Fall League is approaching quickly!

Registration begins on Monday, August 2nd at 9am and ends once 42 teams have registered and paid. Cost per team is $285. Returning teams have until Aug 15 to guarantee a spot.

League begins on Sunday, September 12th.


2010 Summer League 14 Mar 2010

Coed Rec and Coed Advanced

Thursday is filled for men. We do overbook to allow for players cancelling their registration. If you want to assure yourself a spot in a league, there were 9 spots left for men in Tuesday as of 9am on Friday March 19.
The Tuesday and Thursday coed leagues are back and will be played at the National Sports Center in Blaine. Registration is $70 and will open on March 15. Spots in the league are granted on a first come basis so register early to ensure a spot in the league.

Monday Night Men's and Women's League

School district 279 is considering an overhaul of the fields at Northview Junior High and may close them this year. We are looking for alternate fields but a change in location will change the league cost signigicantly. We are delaying registration for the Monday night leagues until we are sure of playing locatiuon and cost.

Spring League 2010 05 Mar 2010
Games take place Saturday afternoons at 1:30 at Bossen Field in South Minneapolis. They will start April 3 and last for six weeks. The last game will be May 8.
Registration is currently open for the wait list. If a few more women register, the league will be able to expand to 12 teams.

Spring league is a Co-ed hat league, so sign up as an individual, and get placed on at team for six weeks of rust dusting ultimate action. You can sign up with one ‘carpool’ buddy to get teamed up with a friend, but it’s a great opportunity to run around outside, throw the disc, and sip a couple brews with teammates.

This league is not specifically designed for brand new players. It only lasts 6 weeks, and the weather can be unpredictable, so doesn't necessarily present the greatest opportunity for that much learning. I certainly encourage all interested to sign up, from the beginner to the experienced veteran.

Please contact Tom Walker (twoks11@gmail.com) with questions.


Summer League Logo Contest 05 Feb 2010
We're looking for new TCUL Summer League 2010 designs! The winner of the selected design will win complimentary league membership (for one league), one t-shirt, and one free disc! Please submit your disc designs to: tcul@mnultimate.org. It must be submitted by March 1, 2010 and must fit the art description found at Discraft to be eligible.
http://www.discraft.com/art.html

Winter Carnivale Ultimate Tournament 19 Dec 2010
What: St Paul Winter Carnival Ultimate Tournament
When: January 23, 2010
Where: Outdoors at Como Park in St Paul
Who: Anyone who is interested!

You can sign up individually and be placed on a hat team or you can sign up as a co-ed team. We're hoping for a 4-3 format, but depends on the make up of the hat teams. All skill levels welcome. See the link below for registration:
http://gottagogottathrow.com/discgolf/winter-carnival-ultimate-registration-p-1130.html

Format is one day (most likely unless there ends up being a lot of teams). In past years, each team has played 2 - 3 games to 11 points. Play is outdoors, so please dress appropriately. All proceeds from the registration fee go to a local food shelf. Players are encouraged to bring food donations as well. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me (the tournament director) at cmdosch@gmail.com

Christie

Fall League Party 10 Dec 2009
To celebrate another successful season, the annual TCUL Fall League party will be held on Saturday, December 19th, from 3-5pm at the Surly Brewery in Brooklyn Park. All Fall League players are encouraged to attend. The league will provide pizza and pop; Surly will graciously donate some of its finest beer for consumption on the premises. All ages are encouraged to attend, but if you plan to drink, please make sure to bring your ID and drive responsibly.

Surly Brewing
4811 Dusharme Drive
Brooklyn Center, MN, 55429

Directions can be found at: http://www.surlybrewing.com/tours.php. We look forward to seeing you there!


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Suzanne M. Enge Ultimate Scholarship Fundraiser 03 Dec 2009
A year ago the Suzanne M. Enge Ultimate Scholarship, due largely to the efforts of Eric Enge and Michelle Fries, to benefit the men and women that play Ultimate at Winona State University. The fund has already awarded two scholarships to players. Students must be full time, at least a sophmore, maintain a 3.0 grade average, display the spirit of the game and write an essay about thier Ultimate Frisbee experience. This is the first scholarship in the U.S. for an Ultimate Frisbee program!!!

We are holding a fund raiser at Surly Brewery on Saturday, December 5, 2009 from 6:00-10:00pm. The cost is $25/person and includes a brewery tour at 6:30pm, food, great people and best of all you can sample all of the legendary Surly Brews! Sorry there won't be any Darkness but you will have the oppprtunity to bid on the highly sought after brew in the silent auction. Here is a run down of the event:

  • 6:00pm-Doors Open
  • 6:30pm-Brewery Tour
  • 8:00pm-Silent auction bidding closes, a short program (10 minutes), raffle drawing including a chance to win a Private Surly brewery tour and Surly samples for 10 people. Surly doesn't usually do private tours so this is a gem of a prize!
  • 8:30-10:00pm-Pick up your items and stick around for more fun!

More information and registration at http://www.alumni.winona.edu/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=596


End of Year Party 20 Nov 2009
Save the date! The TCUL end of the year party will be held December 19, at the Surly Brewery in Brooklyn Center.

Huge thanks to Omar Ansari, Surly Brewing Co. owner and ultimate player for hosting the TCUL party again.

Time and directions, will be send in early December.


Fall League Results 11 Nov 2009
On behalf of the TCUL Fall League Board, I would like to thank all of this year's participants in the league. It was very successful and a lot of fun. I would like to take a moment to thank all of the volunteer board members that donated much of their time and efforts:
  • Tony Case
  • Jose Hernandez
  • Kathryn Hogg
  • Marie LaVictoire
  • Brian Swann
  • Brad VanSpriel
  • Steve Wang

Lost & Found

There are several lost and found items that were never claimed throughout the season. If you are the owner of one of the items listed below, please contact Andy Kahn to claim them at: df_cheesecurds@yahoo.com or at 612-220-7481.

Unclaimed items will be disposed of by November 20th:

  1. Small key with white plastic key tag with #6 underlined
  2. Nike cleats, Augsburg Track & Field sweatshirt, and water bottle all left in a brown grocery bag
  3. Blanket made out of recycled blue jeans
  4. Black sweatshirt with "DOUGHTY" written vertically down the chest
  5. Aqua & white knit hat
  6. Grey sweatpants
  7. Blaze orange winter hat
  8. Green Bay Packer fleece jacket
  9. Various water bottles and Nalgenes

Fall League Bracket Champions

We had a very successful tournament this past Sunday and beautiful weather. Some great ultimate was played and the following teams played their way to championships in their respective playoff brackets: A-Bracket: ORF
B-Bracket: Yep
C-Bracket: Breakfast With Screwdrivers
D-Bracket: Hopkins
E-Bracket: Moose Ultimate SW

Fall League Party

A party for all Fall League participants is in the planning stages and will be announced shortly. Watch your email for information about the event. Congratulations on another great season.

Andy Kahn
Grand Poobah
TCUL Fall League Board


Summer League Playoffs 2009 22 Jul 2009
Women's, Tuesday and Thursday Playoff schedules are posted in Women's, Tuesday and Thursday playoff pages.

Fall League 2009 22 Jul 2009
Fall League is approaching quickly! Registration begins on August 1st and ends once 42 teams have registered AND paid. Cost per team is $275. League begins on Sunday, September 13th. Important registration details will follow on the fall league page prior to August 1st.

MRPA Hat Tournament 21 Jul 2009
The City of Apple Valley is hosting a hat tournament sponsored by the Minnesota Recreation and Parks Association. The tournament will take place on August 8-9, 2009 and will only cost $10 per person for two days of ultimate.

Players have the option of requesting to play with one other player. Early registration ends August 3 but players will still be able to register up until the day of the tournament. However, it will cost $15. For more information, visit /http://downinthevalleyhat.blogspot.com/

Also, please join our facebook group and help spread the word

Blaine Blackout Fields 12 Jul 2009
July 14/16 and 21/23 are Blaine blackouts for our co-ed leagues. We will be utilizing Northview Junior High for both nights and various fields in Maple Grove for Tuesday nights. Please note, there is a soccer group using one field at Northview on Tuesday nights.

For your after game socializing, we recommend Champps Americana in Maple Grove because they have a good happy hour starting at 9pm including 2 for 1 drinks and food specials:

13521 80th Cir N
Maple Grove, MN 55369
763-494-4515
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TCUL and Blaine Blackouts 30 Jun 2009
The following weeks are affected by the TCUL and Blaine blackouts:
Co-ed Rec:
  • no games on June 30 and July 21
  • July 14 & 21 will be played at Northview Junior High (7 games) and Maple Grove (5 games)
Co-ed Advanced
  • no games on July 2 or July 23
  • July 16 & 23 will be played at NVJH and possibly one other location (working on field space with another group that has NVJH partially rented)

The Men's and Women's leagues have no blackouts.

Summer League Registration Update 09 Apr 2009
Summer league registrations have been clipping along and spots are nearly gone for the co-ed leagues:
  • Co-ed Rec: Spots have long been filled for men and as of 11am on April 9, we have 10 spots left for women.
  • Co-ed Advanced: Spots filled for women on April 7 and men filled weeks ago
We allow a few extra players to sign up and pay for the league. These people on the "short" waiting list, are used to fill spots for players that cancel before the league drafts. After the draft, we have to look for fair replacements but preference is given to those on the short waiting list.

If you don't get in to your preferred league, you can register for our Monday night men's and women's leagues.


Summer League Update 12 Mar 2009
The TCUL board is feverishly finalizing details for summer leagues. We will be offering the usual smorgasbord of leagues:
  • Tuesday Co-ed Rec: May 12 - Aug 11 @ NSC. With a couple of bye weeks and up to two weeks of NSC black outs
  • Thursday Co-ed Advanced: May 14 - Aug 13 @ NSC. With a couple of bye weeks and up to two weeks of NSC black outs
  • Monday Men's Team: June 1 - Aug 10 at Northview Junior High in Brooklyn Park (no bye weeks)
  • Monday Women's Hat: June 1 - Aug 10 at Northview Junior High in Brooklyn Park (no bye weeks)

UPA Advanced Strategies, Skills, and Tactics Class 03 Mar 2009
Attention all Captains, Coaches and interested ultimate addicts:

Have you been interested in learning how to get your team to the next level? Are you interested in finding ways to beat that funky zone your opponents pull out in league play? Have you wanted to learn some better ways to teach advanced skills and strategy? Wanna spend a weekend thinking ultimate before spring and summer league gets here?

Come to the UPA Advanced strategies, skills and tactic class (level II) is now being offered on April 4/5 in Hopkins!

The Saturday and Sunday class will cover all of the above and more.

Sign up by going to: http://www.upa.org/coaches

Contact Meredith Tosta at the UPA: meredith@hq.upa.org or John Sandahl: johnsandahl@gmail.com with Questions.


UPA Women's Masters 02 Mar 2009
After a 12 year hiatus, the UPA is bringing back Women's Masters! The 2009 Masters Women's Championships will be held on July 11-12 in Denver CO.

If you are at least 30 years by the end of 2009 and are interested in playing on a Twin Cities based team, please sign up!


2nd Annual Coed Spring League 02 Mar 2009
Spring League is co-ed draft league in which you register as an individual.
  • When: Saturdays at 1:30 PM April 4th- May 9th
  • Where: Bossen Field in Minneapolis
  • Who: All Ultimate Players who are itching to dust off their cleats and enjoy Minnesota in the Spring.
  • Registration: $30 if you register before March 14th
    $35 after March 14th (if space is available)
Registration includes 6 weeks of fun and a limited edition Patagonia Spring League jersey.

Email Tom Walker for sponsorship opportunities or more info.


Summer League Logo Contest 02 Mar 2009
As rain lashes the west coast, and snow piles up out east, surely springtime and TCUL summer registration must be right around the corner. And in fact, they are. Registration for all the Summer Leagues begins Sunday, March 15. This means the co-ed leagues - both Tuesday Rec and Thursday advanced and the Men's team league and Women's league. We're still finalizing prices for this years league, but watch for more information soon.

We're looking for art for the Summer League as well. Please submit your designs for this year's shirts and discs by mailing them to tcul@mnultimate.org by March 25. While we're looking for snappy designs that'll make us all look good this summer, do keep in mind the disc art guidelines available here: http://discraft.com/art.html. The winning designer will receive a complimentary disc, extra shirt, and single player registration for his or her skill.

Happy (almost) springtime!


High School Coaches Needed 02 Mar 2009

Wanted!!! Assistant Coaches for the Minnesota High school league

If you've played some ultimate and thought about volunteering with students...this is a great time to get involved!

No coaching experience required. Flexible Hours and times and locations.

Please contact High School league coaching coordinator John Sandahl ASAP at: johnsandahl@gmail.com.


TCUL Board Openings 19 Jan 2009
TCUL has a couple of openings in the board and are looking for people to join the board. The board meets periodically (usually on Saturday mornings to plan summer league and does most of its work via email.

We especially need someone to step up and be the Men's League coordinator since Jake Raisenan has moved out of state.

If you are interested in joining the TCUL board, please visit our volunteer page or email tcul@mnultimate.org with any questions.

Winter Carnival Hat Tournament 19 Jan 2009

Saturday & Sunday - January 24th & 25th, 2009

Fundraiser for the Second Harvest Heartland Food Shelf

  • 2 Days of Round Robin Hat Tournaments on four fields. Games start at 9:30 am
  • Registration – Pre Registration at: http://www.gottagogottathrow.com/ or by phone at: 763-593-7690 $26.00/person.
  • Hat entrants will be grouped with like ranked players to form teams. Teams welcome.
  • All registrations will be discounted $1.00 for Winter Carnival buttons
  • First 100 registrants guaranteed: Players Pack (Disc, hat, etc…)
  • Awards & Payouts - TBD
  • $1.00 toward charity
  • Please bring food item(s) for the food shelf.

Pre-Register at www.gottagogottathrow.com

Gotta Go Gotta Throw, Inc
1200 Mendelssohn Ave. N, Golden Valley, MN
Ph: 763-593-7690 - Fax: 763-593-7695


Fall League Party 08 Dec 2008
The annual TCUL Fall League end-of-season party is Saturday Dec 13 from 2-5pm at the Surly Brewery in Brooklyn Park. All Fall League participants are encouraged to attend. The league will provide pizza (of various varieties including cheese only) and pop while Surly will graciously donate some of its finest beer for consumption on the premises. All ages are welcome to attend, but if you plan to drink please make sure to bring your ID for proof of age.

Surly Brewing
4811 Dusharme Drive
Brooklyn Center, MN, 55429

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Winter League Signups 06 Oct 2008
Winter league signups are here.

Hopefully you've all heard, but the YWCA is changing their facility and will not be able to accommodate us this year.

We will be having a 10 week 5 on 5 Mixed Winter League at Bethel in Arden Hills. It's just north of Minneapolis off highway E2 and 35W.

The schedule slightly different each week, but will consist of Saturday nights, a few Sunday mornings and a few Sunday afternoons.

  • Sun Jan 4 9am-1pm
  • Sat Jan 10 8pm-midnight
  • Sun Jan 18 noon-4
  • Sun Feb 8 8am-Noon
  • Sat Feb 14 8pm-midnight
  • Sat Feb 21 8pm-midnight
  • Sat Feb 28 8pm-midnight
  • Sun Mar 15 Noon-4
  • Sun Mar 22 noon-4
  • Sun Mar 29 9am-1pm

There are only 16 slots (24 in the previous years) so spots will be tight. Signups will open up Thursday on the TCUL site to all of your teams (from last year) and you'll have to input a roster, and send paypal for $425 to be considered. Team selection will be based on years in the league and expediency in your submission. Please inquire immediately if you have any questions. Please also give yourself the same name as last year, or send an email as to what your new and old names are so I dont think you're some random interlopers!


Fall Game Times 23 Sep 2008
Due to conflicts with the Minneapolis Park and Rec Board, game times for the rest of the season (except for the end of year tournament) will be as follows:
  • 12:00 - 1:30pm: round 1
  • 1:40 - 3:10pm: round 2
  • 3:20 - 4:50pm: round 3

Winning teams from the last game of the day should pick up the cones from their field and return them to frisbee central (the blue bucket).


Fall League Update 18 Aug 2008
Fall League registration is full and the first week schedule is posted. Please note that Sep 7 and 14 have early start times.

Summer League Champions 13 Aug 2008
Congratulations to all the summer league champions!

Men's League

Bishop tank upset GoldBergStein 15 - 2.

Women's League

Calypso and Aphrodite split during the regular season but Calypso played savage on Monday and came out on top 15 - 11 for the championship.

Tuesday Co-ed Rec

The games were called early in the first half due to lightning, torrential rains, and standing water. The co-champions in each division are:
  • A Pool: Moose and Mink
  • B Pool: Opossum and Bobcat
  • C Pool: Hoary Bat and White-tailed Deer

Thursday Co-ed Advanced

Scotchgard pulled out a squeaker by defeating Water Skis 16-15.

2008 Fall League 05 Aug 2008
Welcome to the 2008 TCUL Fall League! The league will be run similar to years past; games will be on Sunday afternoons at Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis, starting the week after Labor Day, on Sept 7.

For Full League Details, please visit the main Fall League page located at http://www.mnultimate.org/fall

Registration timetable

  • August 11 Registration opens for all teams (returning 2007 teams have 1 week to register with preference in reserving a spot for 2008)
  • August 18 Deadline for 2007 teams to pre-reserve spot in league.
  • August 25 Registration closes.
  • September 3 All online waivers due.
  • Max League Size*: 42 teams.
  • League Cost $265 per team

UPA Youth Club Championships Volunteers 20 Jul 2008
The 2008 Youth Club Championships are being held at the NSC in Blaine on August 9th and 10th, and we need volunteers. Scorekeepers are what we need most, but help with player packs and the party would also be welcomed. Go to http://www.mnhsultimate.org/volunteer.aspx to indicate your willingness to help. Dave Gregg can answer questions via email (gregg001@umn.edu") or phone (612-339-4916).

UPA Youth Club Championships Tryouts 08 Jun 2008
The Minnesota High School Ultimate League will be sending three teams to the 2008 Youth Club Championships - Boy's, Girl's, and Mixed. Tryouts start this weekend. For more information please visit the webpage: http://www.mnhsultimate.org/ycc.aspx.

Luther College Ultimate Camp 08 Jun 2008
Luther College Ultimate team captains and players invite you to be part of an exciting four-day camp with some of the Midwest's most dedicated high school Ultimate players.

We are excited about teaching you the skills that will make you a better player and sharing the Spirit of the Game that makes Ultimate the ULTIMATE sport. The camp is June 12-15 and is for high school students entering 10th, 11th and 12th grade as well as 2008 high school graduates. For more information about the camp visit http://www.luther.edu/programming/camps/ultimate/


Minnesota Ultimate Disc Invitational 06 Jun 2008

Minnesota Ultimate Disc Invitational July 26 - 27, 2008

We would like to extend an invitation to participate in the 2008 Minnesota Ultimate Disc Invitational (MUDI, pronounced muddy) this year.

On all reply emails please put 2008 MUDI in the "Subject" line.

It is July 26-27, 2008 at the Twin City Polo Club in Maple Plain (20 min. west of Minneapolis).

We have the whole facility. So that means the possibility of 28 beautiful fields.

We are going to have Open, and Mixed divisions this year we are hoping for a Women's Division. We have over 20 Open and Mixed teams committed this year so far. We especially need women's teams.

Also announcing the formation of a High School Division boys and girls division this year.

You may have heard how fun this tournament is. We will provide fruit, croissants, trainer, water, beautiful fields. We will have cheap good food, massage therapists and Ultimate swag.

Oh and free Surly beer (21+ carded)......... Tell other teams to come and play

Cost is $250.00 per team payment is due by Tuesday July 15, 2008

If you have any problems or need an extension please contact me directly and we can work something out.

On all checks please put your team name and division

Make all checks payable to:

Greg Williams
3031 Ewing ave. so #350
Minneapolis, MN 55416
612-685-0871
willi133@umn.edu

See you soon,

Greg

Women's Fundraiser Hat Tournament 01 Jun 2008

Come Play in a Women's Hat Tournament Fundraiser!

by Jill Oesterreich Kiener

Three outstanding Minnesota girls high school players, Emily DePalma (Cretin Derham Hall), Elise Rasmussen (Hopkins) and Erica Baken (Hopkins), were selected to represent the United States on the Junior National team at the World Championships this summer in Vancouver. The opportunity is once in a lifetime, but the expenses are steep.

We want to support the growth of youth ultimate across the country, and especially here in Minnesota, by helping to send Emily, Elise and Erica to Canada to represent our state on the Junior National Team. We have planned a hat tournament, with all proceeds going to this cause.

When: Sunday, June 22
Where: Northview Junior High in Brooklyn Park
Cost: We are asking for a minimum $10 donation to play, but encourage you to give as much as you can to support Erica, Elise and Emily.
Who: All women of all ages and all levels of experience should play.

This is a great chance to support a good cause and enjoy a great day of ultimate!

To register for this tournament, to donate even if you can't make it, or for more information please e-mail Jill Oesterreich Kiener at supportyouthultimate@gmail.com by June 15.


Monday Night Bar 30 May 2008
Our Monday night Men's and Women's leagues now have a gathering spot for post game socializing: The Fieldhouse Bar & Grill in Crystal. They are offering some good food and drink specials, so tell your team and we'll see you soon after the games.

map: http://mnultimate.org/maps.html#fieldhouse


2008 Summer Leagues 14 Mar 2008
TCUL is proud to announce our 2008 Summer Leagues! We are offering the following leagues for 2008:
  • Co-ed Rec: our biggest league and the granddaddy of them all! Co-ed rec league returns on Tuesdays at the National Sports Center (NSC) in Blaine. Registration is $65 for a season running from May 13 to Aug 12.
  • Co-ad Advanced: Thursdays in Blaine. Registration is also $65 and the season runs from May 15 to Aug 14.
  • Women's League: Our women's league is returning for its seconds season. We're anticipating the league being bigger and better. Women's league will be playing on Mondays at Northview Junior High in Brooklyn Park. Registration is $40 and the league runs from June 2 to August 11.
  • Men's League: our Men's team league will also play on Mondays at Northview Junior High in Brooklyn Park. The season runs from June 2 to August 11. We offer 3 registration options:
    1. Full Team: 9 or more players, $265/team
    2. Partial Team: Do you have a group of guys that want to play together but don't have enough players for a full team? Then register as a partial team and the league organizers will combine partial teams to make a fun, competitive league. Registration fees are $25/person.
    3. Individuals: Sign up as an individual and we'll place you on a team. Registration fees are $25/person

You are encouraged to register early. Spots are allocated on a first come basis and are especially competitive for men. Last year the Thursday league filled for men in 10 days.

Please note that you are considered registered when payment is received. All fees are paid electronically via Paypal. Please note that if you pay with an e-check, you are considered paid when the check clears (usually 4 to 5 business days).

If you have any questions or problems registering, please email our support staff at tcul@mnultimate.org.


Spring League 2008 04 Mar 2008
With great excitement, I announce what will hopefully be the first annual Spring League registration to round out four seasons of league play for the Twin Cities.

My plan for the first year's league is to have an eight team draft league, in the same vein as Tuesday/Thursday Night Summer League. Games will take place at Lake Nokomis on Saturdays from April 5 thru May 10 at 2:30pm. Each team will have 9 men and 6 women.

I envision the league as one that will have a wide variety of skills and ages, somewhat similar to the Thanksgiving Hat Tourney that I've thrown over the past few years. I've heard interest from club players, people with considerable league experience, and the eager newbies who may still be working on perfecting their throws etc. All will be thrilled to get outside for the first few weeks (hopefully not too rainy/snowy?/cold) and just run around. I don't feel like this will be the best outlet for completely new players. It is a six week league, and we won't quite have time for the super basics, but I do envision this as a league where players of all skills can learn from one another and have a great time.

Soon the official Bar of Spring League will be lined up, and with any luck, we'll all head over together much like we go on to Biff's in the summer and Tracy's in the Winter to commiserate and make new friends!

Much like Summer League, we will allow a buddy pair if both players indicate that in their registration.

I'm excited. $30 will get you a league jersey as well as six fun filled weeks of ultimate, stretching those outdoor legs for the first time in awhile likely!

See ya on the field!
- Tom Walker


Hopkins Hustle Tournament 04 Mar 2008
Hopkins High School is excited to announce the First Annual Hopkins Hustle!

The Hopkins Hustle is a high school tournament for both open and girls teams on May 3-4, 2008, at the polo fields in beautiful Maple Plain, MN. Come out to the same location as MUDI and many UPA Series events to see some of the best high school ultimate in the area!

If your high school team wants to come out to Maple Plain in May for some great ultimate, we'd love to have you! If you just want to come out and see some top notch youth ultimate, you're welcome too! Either way, check out our website at: http://hopkinshustle.googlepages.com

There you can download the bid as well as a "what to expect" form for your team. The tourney fee is $250. Completed bids need to be submitted by Monday, March 17, 2008. Teams will be notified of acceptance by Monday, March 31. Housing (if necessary) for out of town teams will be provided by Hopkins Ultimate families.

Questions? Interested in volunteering at or sponsoring our tournament? Feel free to contact the Tournament Director, Mike Kinsella, at hustleTD@gmail.com.

Thanks, and see you at the fields!
Mike Kinsella


2008 Summer Leagues 24 Feb 2008
If you squint hard enough, you just might catch a glimpse of summer. Bright sun, a gentle breeze, the funky tang of your cleats on the porch. Hold on to those summer thoughts because the Twin Cites Ultimate League is right around the corner.

We're featuring four leagues again this summer. We'll run the granddaddy of them all, the Tuesday co-rec league from May 13 - August 12. The advanced co-ed league will run Thursdays from May 15 - August 14. Women's league is back with a longer season from June 2 - August 11, and shares Mondays with the Men's Team League, also June 2 - August 11.

Registration opens March 15. Leagues are popular and fill quickly. Men's spots in the Thursday league closed out in just 10 days last year!

Designers: Help keep TCUL beautiful! Please submit your designs for this year's discs and shirts to tcul@mnultimate.org. If we pick your design you get a free disc, bonus shirt, and individual registration for one of the leagues. Deadlines haunt, however, so we need designs by March 10. Be sure to check out design guidelines from disccraft to keep revisions to a minimum.

Volunteers: We're always looking for help with the league. Be sure to indicate your willingness to help out on the registration forms, or drop us a line at tcul@mnultimate.org.

Looking forward to a great 2008,

TCUL Board


St Cloud Indoor Tournament 09 Jan 2008
The date is Saturday March 22. First come first serve for 10 teams. 9am - 6pm in the SCSU Fieldhouse. Team registration is $150.00. Registration deadline is March 13th.

Payable to

Tim Mackey
2224 Clare Ct.
St. Cloud, MN. 56301
320-291-0039 (mobile)
320-693-0633 (work)
Tim_Mackey@litchfield.k12.mn.us

Winter Carnival Hat Tournament 07 Jan 2008
2008 St Paul Winter Carnival Disc Sports Festival Benefiting the Second Harvest Food Shelf

Registration is open at www.gottagogottathrow.com for the St Paul Winter Carnival Ice Bowl, January 26th & 27th, featuring a two day Ultimate Hat Tournament along with a two-day Disc Golf Tournament (24 holes) at Como Park. The Disc Sports Festival is held to help support the Second Harvest Food Shelf (food items and/or financial donations are requested). The first 100 registrants are guaranteed a very well-stocked players pack!

Remember - you get a discount with a Carnival Button and be sure to check out the Carnival Booklet that comes with the button for the Gotta Go coupon!

Feel free to call or email me with any questions.

Char Majeski
Gotta Go Gotta Throw, Inc.
Local: 763-593-7690
char@gottagogottathrow.com


High School League Volunteers 02 Jan 2008
The MN High School League is kicking off it's 2008 season. We are in need of volunteers, as always. Lots of schools need help with coaching. You don't need a lot of experience to help coach - most of the kids haven't played a lot and we can almost always find someone to help you. If you are interested, please email John Sandahl at johnsandahl@gmail.com.

The league is also looking for a Treasurer. You would be responsible for tracking funds, writing checks, and attending the board meetings (less than once a month). This is a position that is compensated. If interested, please contact Mike Berseth at mike_berseth@yahoo.com by Jan 20th.

Thank you and have a nice day,
Mike Berseth


Today's Field Assignments
Full Schedule
This weeks games
Men's League Jul 21
FieldScore
06:45 @ Blaine:NSC
H-3a Starscream
vsRobin
H-3b The Holograms13
vsPenfold15
H-4 Snarf
vsLuigi

Co-Ed Rec Jul 22
FieldScore
06:45 @ Blaine:NSC
H-2 Rainbow Brite
vsJem
H-3 Darkwing Duck
vsMighty Mouse
H-4 Papa Smurf
vsSnake Eyes
J-1a Inspector Gadget
vsSonic the Hedgehog
J-1b Peter Venkman
vsRobocop
J-2a Lion-O
vsOptimus Prime
J-2b Questar
vsDanger Mouse
J-3a Voltron
vsThe Tick
J-3b Alf
vsShe-Ra
J-4a Captain Planet
vsSpider-man
J-4b Ren
vsGoku
M-2 Superman
vsHe-Man
M-3 Wolverine
vsStawberry Shortcake
M-4 Batman
vsSuper Mario

Co-Ed Advanced Jul 24
FieldScore
06:45 @ Blaine:NSC
H4 The Joker
vsMurky Dismal
J1a Krulos
vsMumm-Ra
J1b Bloth
vsSkeletor
J2a Bowser
vsMagneto
J2b Destro
vsMegatron
J3a Count Duckula
vsPeculiar Purple Pieman of Porcupine Peak
J3b Gargamel
vsDoctor Robotnik
J4a Freeza
vsDoctor Claw
J4b Pizzazz
vsLex Luthor

Standings*
Co-Ed Rec Record RRI
1Wolverine8-0-01913
2Superman8-0-01086
3Stawberry Shortcake8-0-0593
4Darkwing Duck6-2-0431
5Goku6-2-0343
6She-Ra6-2-0330
7Danger Mouse6-2-0303
8Mighty Mouse6-2-0296
9Papa Smurf7-1-0222
10Spider-man6-2-0184
11Inspector Gadget5-3-0168
12Peter Venkman4-4-0146
13Rainbow Brite3-5-0126
14Captain Planet4-4-0115
15Snake Eyes5-3-0107
16Questar2-6-0103
17Super Mario3-5-085
18Jem5-3-067
19Lion-O3-5-063
20Ren3-5-058
21Batman3-5-052
22He-Man1-7-051
23Sonic the Hedgehog3-5-017
24Voltron0-8-016
25Robocop0-8-013
26Optimus Prime0-8-07
27The Tick1-7-04
28Alf0-8-02

Co-Ed Advanced Record RRI
1Bowser7-1-0616
2Doctor Robotnik7-1-0483
3Murky Dismal6-2-0333
4Magneto5-3-0230
5Lex Luthor6-2-0219
6Bloth6-2-0174
7Megatron5-3-0162
8The Joker6-2-0142
9Peculiar Purple P...5-3-0121
10Count Duckula2-6-0104
11Krulos4-4-084
12Destro2-6-045
13Mumm-Ra2-6-043
14Gargamel2-6-040
15Skeletor3-5-040
16Pizzazz2-6-034
17Freeza1-7-026
18Doctor Claw1-7-016

Men's League Record RRI
1The Holograms3-2-0232
2Luigi3-1-0229
3Snarf3-1-0142
4Penfold3-2-0108
5Starscream1-3-040
6Robin0-4-024

* based on regular season games