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!
May 28th Beginner and Intermediate Ultimate
Injury Prevention Clinic (8:30 – 11:00 pm)
Seven stations will be set up, so that players have a choice of more beginner type skills (throwing) or more intermediate types (stacks). A prevention station (or possibly two) will be among the seven. For the first two hours, players will rotate among four stations of their choosing. This means facilitators will go through the same half hour mini-clinic four times (we’ll need some sort of sign-up sheet so that not too many players go to one station at the same time). Each of two fields will be divided into three stations. The third field will be the station for long hucks. At 10:30, there will be 3 scrimmage games, field #1 for true beginners, field #2 for beginner-intermediate players and field #3 for more advanced intermediate players. Stations and tentative facilitators are as follows:
Station #1 – Injury prevention warm-ups – Matthew Moore
Station #2 – Throwing backhand – Hilary Walters
Station #3 – Throwing forehand – Craig Stoyles
Station #4 – Vertical stacks – Claire Moore Gibbons
Station #5 – Horizontal stacks – Aaron Power
Station #6 – Defensive plays – Erin Daly
Station #7 – Throwing long hucks – Paolo
Possible #8 – Concussion identification and rehab
In preparation for their upcoming Summer League, the MZU Board recently updated some policies that will take effect at the start of that league. Take a look at the PDF here for details about the changes. Please share this information with your captains and teammates!
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