Welcome back to Fall League!
Fall League 2014
Registration begins on August 1st at 9am. 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.
The cost per team is $300. The league requires teams to pay through the registration website via PayPal.
Fall League will run from Sunday September 7th through November 2nd. Playoffs begin on October 26th with the championship tournament concluding Fall League on November 2nd. All games are played at the Lake Nokomis Fields. Regular season game times will be played during three time slots between noon and 4:45pm. For scheduling purposes, teams with lower rankings will tend to have games in the early time slots, teams with middle rankings during the middle time slot, and upper ranked teams in the late time slot. Games go from 12-noon to 1:25pm, 1:40pm to 3:05pm, and 3:20pm to 4:45pm. Games played in the final (3:20pm) time slot must enter a soft cap at 4:45pm and hard cap by 4:50pm if scheduled for a field affected by a City of Mpls league game that starts at 5pm. They have priority over your game. Rankings will change weekly based upon game results. To start the season, rankings will be determined by the Fall League board. Please read and familiarize yourself with the league rules.
Waivers must be on file for every player on your team. As a team captain, you are responsible for making sure that every player has signed a waiver, either electronically or via turning in a paper waiver. After Week 2, teams will not be allowed to play unless all registered players have submitted a signed waiver. Players may turn in a signed, paper waiver to Frisbee Central or they can sign their waiver online by logging in.
RostersThe following rules apply regarding rosters:
Fall League Variations from UPA RulesAll UPA 11th Edition rules apply to Fall League with the following exceptions:
Fields / Field Setup
Tournament Sunday Rules
ForfeitsPlease make every effort to avoid a forfeit. One forfeit will cause a team to lose its right to reserve a spot in next year's registration. Teams that forfeit twice in one season will be removed from the league and/or excluded from the playoffs, at the commissioner's discretion. In the event that one team is unable to field a team, captains should meet before the game to attempt to reach an agreement for playing at least a partial game with mixed players, even though one team will still officially forfeit. In the event that nobody from a team shows up for a scheduled game, the commissioner may consider it a double-forfeit and thereby remove that team from the league. Teams that are removed from the league by the commissioner will not be able to recover any prorated registration fees since field and insurance costs are non-recoverable. So please, make every effort to avoid a forfeit.
Lost & FoundThe lost & found treasure chest gets very large each season, and most of it goes unclaimed. The league will send out a communication (to captains at the very least) each week with a list of lost & found items. If you lose an item, please notify your captain, a Fall League board member, or email the league. After two weeks, lost & found items will be donated to charity, added to the lost & found curator’s assets, or discarded properly.
Food, Alcohol, and Other Forms of EnjoymentFood is allowed on the fields but alcohol and all forms of recreational drugs are prohibited by Minneapolis ordinance. Beyond any personal ramifications encountered from players caught using alcohol or drugs on the fields, the TCUL league could get banned from renting the fields and/or lose its liability insurance. There are many bars in South Minneapolis that can cater to your needs. Please frequent those establishments instead of bringing the party to the fields. This absolutely applies to Tournament Sunday as well.
2013 Fall League Champions
2013 was another great season of ultimate frisbee. Tournament Sunday was cool and especially windy, favoring the strong-armed and patient over the teams that lived by speed and the big huck. The final standings are below:
South Squall B - 2013 Fall League Champions
2012 Fall League Champions
Thank you to all participants and parents for a great 2012 season. Tournament Sunday was cool but delightful and provided a great backdrop for some great ultimate games. Special congratulations go out to each of our bracket champions. The final standings are below:
Team Tryhard - 2012 Fall League Champions
2011 Fall League Champions
We had a very successful 2011 tournament on Sunday Nov. 6, despite windy weather. Some great ultimate was played and the following teams played their way to championships in their respective playoff divisions:
Triple Plaid - 2011 Fall League Champions