The first clinic will take place on Monday, May 13 from 9-11 p.m. at the Techniplex in St. John’s. Primarily targeting beginner and intermediate players, the clinic will help participants improve their backhand and forehand throws as well as learn how to defend both cutters and throwers, and different cutting techniques.
There will also be a group warm-up and an injury-prevention discussion.
Registration is now open for this co-ed adult league in St. John’s. Click here to register.
Games will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 4-Aug. 24. Teams can expect one game per week.
Team Composition: 14 player minimum, with a minimum 6 male-matching and 6 female-matching players.
Field Composition: 7 on 7, using WFDF Gender Ratio Rule A.
Format: Wager Ranking System.
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 4-Aug. 24. Game times: 5:30- 6:55 p.m. and 7-8:25 p.m. For the first six weeks, the top half of the league plays on Thursday evenings and the bottom half plays on Tuesday evenings. For the next five weeks, the top half of the league plays on Tuesday evenings and the bottom half plays on Thursdays.
Playoff Day: Saturday, Aug. 24. End of Summer Party that evening at Swilers.
Cost: $55 per person + $30 Ultimate NL fee per person.
Registration: Ends May 13 at midnight (players that register after April 29 will not receive a jersey).
Jerseys: Included with registration fee. In order to receive a jersey, you must register before April 29. Registration after this date does not guarantee a jersey (and cost will not be adjusted as such).
Team Building: Both pre-formed teams and MZU Board team building.
Signup: Register as individuals, pairs, groups or a full team. (In the applicable field pleas provide your team name or a list of players with whom you wish to play).
Mile Zero Ultimate (MZU)’s Gender Equity Committee has been working hard to improve gender equity in the ultimate community.
Begun in December, the committee is exploring a variety of initiatives to make the adult co-ed league in St. John’s more welcoming to marginalized players, primarily focusing on issues related to female-matching players. Working in co-operation with Ultimate NL and the St. John’s Women’s Recreational Ultimate League (SWURL), the committee aims to:
Increase awareness that female-matching players experience the game differently than male-matching players;
Support women to become equipped with knowledge and skills on the field;
Promote female-matching players to participate in ultimate;
Support female-matching players to take on leadership positions; and
Highlight the efforts of others working towards gender equity.
MZU has been releasing information on social media and its website related to the committee’s working, including a recent examination of some statistics looking at the participation levels of female-matching players in its 2019 winter toque league.
As International Spirit of the Game Day falls on Mile Zero Ultimate (MZU)’s regularly scheduled league play, we’re pleased to partner with MZU to help mark the occasion. We are:
– encouraging spirited play in all games (and leagues!);
– inviting all teams to play a spirit game following their spirit circle;
– celebrating the Most Spirited Players with swag and photo ops; and
– encouraging players to have discussions about spirit both on and off the field.
This year, the theme for iSOTG Day is “youth,” so we’ll also be giving Spirit of the Game extra emphasis in our youth leagues on Dec. 2. We’ll talk about the importance of spirit in ultimate as well as play some spirit games so the next generation of players is able to carry forward the respect, passion and fair-mindedness that spirit of the game represents.
Mile Zero Ultimate’s Super Sunday Outdoor Fall League wrapped up on Nov. 11 with Team Batman taking home the victory 7-3 over Deadpool.
The superhero-themed league saw 42 new players take to the fields for the first time.
It was also the first league in the province to implement the use of the WFDF gender Ratio Rule A, which alternates the gender ratio on the field every second point to provide near equal playing time for male and female players.
Congratulations to MZU for its leadership on gender equity initiatives, and player recruitment!