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Master's Co-ed Recreational Summer League


  • The TCUL Masters Co-ed Recreational League is focused on being a learning, all-skill-levels-welcome, recreational league. The goal is to have fun, work on bettering (or learning) ultimate skills, and enjoy yourself while playing organized ultimate in a team setting. If you are looking for a highly competitive environment, please register for either our THURSDAY COMPETITIVE COED league or our THURSDAY MEN'S LEAGUE. 
  • As this is a masters-level league, players must meet the age requirements of masters eligibility. For male-matching players, they must be 33 years of age or older as of the end of 2023, while female-matching players must be 30 years of age or older as of the end of 2023. 
  • Teams in the Master's league are selected randomly. Rankings provided by the players during registration are used to help balance the teams (the TCUL Board may override player provided rankings if they appear to not reflect reality). The league is also co-ed, with a 4:3 male-matching:female-matching format.
  • The league will take place on Monday evenings from May 22nd to August 21st.
  • The league will take place at St. Paul Academy and Two Rivers High School (see location information here). 
  • New this year, players can purchase an optional reversible light/dark jersey. 
  • Registration for the league will cost $60.
  • Please read and familiarize yourself with TCUL's general rules.
  • Please consider following us on Facebook for up to date changes and weather alerts, along with using the SportsEngine app for team/league communications.


Registration for this league (and the coed lottery that governs which male-matching registrants make it into league) will take place from March 25th to April 28th (please note, your lottery odds do not change based on the day you complete your registration, thus signing up on the 25th has equal odds to signing up on the 28th).  Visit our registrations page to access the sign-up link. The signup period is for EVERYONE (male-matching or female-matching) that wishes to participate in summer league. Detailed information on the lottery can be found here.  


Players should assign themselves a skill ranking from 1 (low) to 6 (high) in each of the following areas during registration. Remember, these are ranks relative to your teammates and competitors.

  • Athleticism: Speed, quickness, endurance and jumping ability all combine to form your Athleticism rank.
  • Throws: How accurate are your throws, and to a lesser extent, their distance and variety of releases.
  • Field Skills: How well do you understand game strategy, offense and defense, and transition between the two.


All games will be at St. Paul Academy and Two Rivers High School (see location information here). 

Even though these are adult leagues, NO ALCOHOL is allowed on the fields. This means no alcoholic beverages whatsoever at games or any after game activities at the fields. If we lose our fields, the league is over.


Games start at 6:30 pm. You’re encouraged to show up early (usually around 6:15) to find the right field, change, warm up, do a few drills, and prepare for the game.

Games are played to 15, win by 2 up to 17, or until hard cap time is reached. Captains must agree to a hard time cap prior to game start (e.g., 8:45 pm on account of darkness). Once hard time cap is reached, finish the point in progress. The team with a greater score
wins. If score is tied, play one final point to determine a winner.

Halftime occurs when one team reaches 8 or a halftime cap is reached (e.g., 60 min), add 1 to the top score and that becomes the new halftime target.


2022 leagues will play under the 2022-2023 USAU Rules. You can view them here

There are a few exceptions we would like to highlight:

  • Due to the short fields at St. Paul Academy, brick is 15 yards
  • Players will be able to call equipment timeouts


In co-ed leagues, each team must have 3 male-matching and 3 female-matching players on the field at all times. If both teams have at least two subs for each gender-match, games can be played 4F/3M (the team on one established endzone, the "genzone", gets to choose whether 3 or 4 female-matching players will be on the line for the pull) if both captains agree to this strategy before the start of the game, or else the standard 4M/3F ratio will be used.

Walk-on players (such as visitors or friends) are allowed, with the following limitations:

  • Walk on players must sign a waiver before playing (which is done by creating a TCUL account online).
  • Players must prove vaccination status, with it being reviewed and approved by the TCUL board.
  • You must let your team and the opposing team's captain(s) know 24-hrs in advance of the event and you must get the approval of the TCUL Masters League Coordinators.
  • A walk on player must be a reasonably fair "1 for 1" replacement for a missing player on the roster. We work hard to balance team strength, and walk-ons should preserve that balance, not disrupt it.
  • A walk-on player may only play in a maximum of two games during the season
  • Walk-on players are only allowed in order to bring a team to a maximum of 6 male-matching and 5 female-matching players. If the team already has 6+ M or 5+ F present on game-day, then walk-on players are not allowed.

Please remember that registered players have paid for the opportunity to play and walk-on players should be used only as a last resort. 


A reminder to all TCUL players regarding player safety. Dangerous play of any type is not tolerated by TCUL and is covered in the Code of Conduct. Please be familiar with this and the sanctioning process. USAU defines dangerous play as: "Actions demonstrating reckless disregard for the safety of or posing a significant risk of injury to fellow players, or other dangerously aggressive behavior are considered “dangerous play” and are treated as a foul. The proper call in such circumstances is “dangerous play” and play stops. This rule is not superseded by any other rule."


A first aid kit is provided for each team. Your team’s captain should bring it to every game or leave with a designated member of the team if the captain cannot attend a given week’s game.


In case of inclement weather, a decision will be made by 5:00 pm about whether or not to cancel the games. If severe weather is imminent, games will be canceled and an announcement placed on the TCUL website, on the TCUL Facebook page, and on the TCUL Twitter feed. Games may also be canceled at game time or during the game if there is lightning anywhere in the area. If your game is canceled, please do not play.