Last year was a great success amid lots of change. 2015 is lined up to be even better, even as I ruin your summer again.
What’s staying the same:
We’re still going to play 4/3
1 Female and 1 Male captain per team (captains of both genders required for cores to be submitted)
14 men and 8+ women per team
24 teams in co-ed summer league
MEN NEED TO GET ON CORES! Getting on a core ensures you a spot in the league. Can’t fit on your normal team? Make a new core! I’ll help you fill it out! Don’t be the guy who’s emailing to complain about being left out of the league in the middle of May, I won’t be able to do anything at that point.
What’s being tweaked:
Tuesday nights will continue to be 2 games starting at 6:30.
Thursday nights are being revamped. Yes, again. There was a general sentiment that folks wanted to play 2 games on Thursdays. Game of the Week was not especially well attended. So, for 7 weeks of the season, you’ll have 2 Thursday night games, starting at 6:30 (just like Tuesdays).
3 weeks, we’ll all have a single game, starting at 7pm, capped off with a Summer League Showcase Game (formerly Game of the Week) under the lights. Week 1 will be Rivalry Night. Everyone will play their natural rival, then get to watch the best rivalry in the league play under the lights. Week 6 will be an All-Star game under the lights. Week 10 will see the matchup of the 1v2 regular season teams under the lights.
Showcase games will feature food and beverages.
SPIRIT! We’re implementing a more focused and directed approach to spirit in Summer League. Details to come, but this will include spirit circles, spirit score reporting and spirit prizes!
To this end, we are eliminating the core ranking meeting (CRM). A ranking committee will ensure that no players are terribly misranked. Replacing CRM will be a captain’s party. It will serve for all captains to get to know one another, understand the expectations we have for them, and learn about the new approach to spirit.
What’s never changing:
You will have fun
You will play a ton of ultimate
Someone is actively working to ruin your summer
Important dates reminder: 1st games 5/26, MST 6/27-28, EoST 8/1-2
Final core rules to come later this week, as well as a call for captains and registration details.
Contact me with any questions: henry dot johnston+SL at gmail dot com
Photos by Christina Schmidt – thanks, Christina!