WHY CHOOSE UHLe? Has your friend been bugging you to play ultimate frisbee for a bazillion years and you're about to cave in? Thinking of coming back to PADA after a hiatus? Well, UHLe league is for you! UHLe is a LEARNING LEAGUE for beginners and intermediate-level players. NO EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED --just bring your enthusiasm, humor, wit, and interest in chasing plastic. It's a great way to learn ultimate and/or improve your skills, and meet new people.
WHEN: Monday nights, 6:15 PM until dark starting on Monday, May 21 and continuing every* Monday night through July 30th, with Finals on Saturday, August 4th. *Note: there are no UHLe games on Memorial Day, May 28th, 2012. REGISTRATION CLOSES SUNDAY MAY 6th.
WHO: Players must be 16 or older. You can sign up individually, or with a "baggage" group of up to 4 players. All individuals/groups will be assigned to one of 20 teams that are balanced with a mix of new and experienced players. Each team has a female and male co-captain.
I AM AN EXPERIENCED PLAYER & I WANT TO PLAY IN THIS LEAGUE. Awesome. Experienced players are welcome & a big part of UHLe league. Since there will be no (or very rare) conflicts with PADA's traditional summer league, it's a great opportunity to play more ultimate this summer! Just keep in mind: this league emphasizes teaching the game to new & intermediate players.
I AM AN EXPERIENCED PLAYER & I WANT TO CAPTAIN
- Captains are the most important volunteers in UHLe, as they play an essential role in making sure the league stays focused on teaching ultimate while also being fun and supportive leaders. An UHLe captain attends all or most games; feels comfortable teaching, encouraging, and delegating; and is a great communicator with his/her team as well as the coordinators.
- UHLe coordinators plan to provide weekly gameplan guidelines and tons of support to make captains' jobs more fun.
- Captains Discount: Captains are essential to the success of UHLe. All captains will receive a $20 discount (use coupon code: captains2012) in thanks for their service. Disclaimer: Captain spots are limited, and will be chosen by coordinators from pool of applicants. If you are not chosen as captain, you will need to pay the additional $20. If you have any questions about your qualifications to captain, email the coordinators (email@example.com) before finalizing registration.
- If you're interested in captaining, please select that option during registration.
PRICE: $50/person which includes a shirt, disc, 12 games and more! Special $10 discount available for NEW players (first year playing ultimate) & youth ages 16 or 17. New players & youth use discount code: Novice2012. Note: There is an additional $10 annual PADA membership fee, if you haven't yet played in a league in 2012.
WHERE: In and around world famous Edgely field & clubhouse located in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park www.pada.org/fields/edgely .
"SAY NO MORE, I WANT TO REGISTER NOW!" Click on REGISTER button. If this is your first time registering, note that you will need to complete a standard PADA "Player Profile" before getting to the UHLe registration.
WHAT IS ULTIMATE & WHY PLAY IT? Combining the non-stop movement of soccer with the aerial passing skills of football, Ultimate is a non-contact game played by two seven-player squads with a disc (aka Frisbee) on a field similar to football. The object of the game is to score by catching a pass in the opponent’s end zone. Ultimate is governed by Spirit of the Game™, a tradition of sportsmanship that places the responsibility for fair play on the players rather than referees. Lots more info here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultimate_frisbee
WHO IS UHLE? Jeff Uhlenberg, aka Uhle, has been playing in PADA leagues for many years. Along with his wife, April, he is known far & wide for his spirit, generosity, love of the game & a red wagon full of edible delights.
We can't wait to see you on the fields! We welcome any questions, etc., at uhle AT pada.org.
xoxo, your 2012 UHLe coordinators, Josh G., Knappy & Seth G.