Registration for this league (and the coed lottery that governs which male-matching registrants make it into league) will take place from April 15th until May 4th (please note, your lottery odds do not change based on the day you complete your registration, thus signing up on the 15th has equal odds to signing up on the 30th). 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.
All games will be at the National Sports Center in Blaine, except for the 3 weeks they have blacked out, where we will be at alternative fields, usually in Maple Grove (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 6:45 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:
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:
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."
All participants will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, with boosters being highly recommended. Any registration without valid vaccination proof will be removed and refunded. For more information on TCUL's COVID-19 policies, see our COVID plan.
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.