Frequently Asked Questions
Do you play ultimate games during lightining?
Check out our Policies page for general rules about our league.
Why are we playing in Blaine?? It's sooo far away.
Unfortunately, field space in the Twin Cities is difficult to secure. Most of the parks in the metro large enough to hold our 30 team Tuesday League (Nokomis, Bossen, etc.) already have established softball leagues and cannot make space for ultimate.
If I don't get into a co-ed League will I automatically be put in the Men's League?
If you signed up for Men's league as a backup league, we will transfer your registration to the Men's League.
I want to play with my friend. How can we sign up together?
The registration includes an option to select a carpool buddy. However, both people must select each other in order to be placed on the same team. Selecting more than one person is not allowed. It makes the draft more difficult and has led to "stacked" teams in the past. We can only guarantee your draft buddy if both people have a spot in the league prior to the draft. Please make sure your carpool buddy has a TCUL account before you register and you know the spelling of their name (e.g. Robert vs Bob)
I've registered for the Summer Recreational (Tuesday) or Co-Ed Advanced (Thursday) league. When will I know what team I'm on?
Each year, we hold our drafts in April/May. Shortly after draft, your captain(s) will contact you. You may also login to check your current status.
What's with all this lottery business?
We generally have far more male registrations than female registrations so we have a lottery to allocate men. We used to work on a “first come, first served” method but wanted to be more fair and implemented the lottery which is now weighted according to which day you register. All men in the registration period are pooled into the lottery and chosen for league(s) so the most number of men get into at least one league. No preference is given to anyone based on carpools.
How can I tell if I registered early enough or if I'm on the waiting list?
We notify people within a week of registration opening of their lottery status. Even if you don't initially get in, spots open up as players cancel or if we get enough female registrations to expand the league. You may cancel your registration any time prior to the draft (usually 2 weeks before league starts on a Sunday) and receive a full refund.
What is up with Men's Team League?
In order to increase participation in the Men's Team League, we changed the date to Thursday.
Can I request my shirt size?
Because our goal is to get TCUL players jerseys on the first night of league, there may be a variety of sizes available. While we always try to work on ordering an appropriate number of sizes, please know that you may not get the size that you ordered or requested.