Central Maryland Ultimate Association

What’s New in 2018
Due to changes in the registration system and our field allocation, a few modifications have been made this season to each league.

Please read the details below, and feel free to email us at cmuacomm@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Monday Night Mixed League:

Who: Adult ultimate players of all genders. Players under the age of 18 are not permitted in this league.
What: A mixed format league with the number of teams determined by the number of women registrants. Teams are formed via draft of the registered players by volunteer captains. The mixed format of this league will be 5:2 / 4:3. Two games are played every Monday night.
Where: Regular season games are played at fields in the Catonsville and Lansdowne areas.
When: Registration takes place in waves (see above), with the first wave opening on Friday, May 4th, and the 3rd wave (open registration) starting on Monday, May 14th at 7:00 pm. Registration lasts until May 25th at 9:00 pm. Games will start on June 4th and will take place every Monday until early August. First round games are scheduled to start at 6:30 PM and the last round typically ends around 9 PM. Longer rounds are played on fields with lights; hence plan on playing till 10 PM on those evenings.
Cost: $35

Note on Monday Night Mixed Registration

This year, due to a new registration system and our ongoing commitment to an equitable coed environment, the Monday Night Mixed League registration process will change.

What Happened Before
In the past, signups were an open registration process at a set date and time. This registration window typically closed within just one hour for men.

What’s Changing
This year, the Monday Night Mixed League registration will be a 3-step, staggered process.

  1. Starting 10 a.m. Friday, May 4, only men and women with a baggage of the opposite gender will be allowed to register.
    1. The baggage field will be required
    2. We will be double checking the entries over the course of that week.
  2. On 10 a.m.Wednesday, May 9, women without a baggage of the opposite gender may now sign up.
    1. Women are allowed (and encouraged) to baggage other women at this point.
    2. Opposite gender baggages may still register during this time.
  3. At 7 p.m. Monday, May 14, registrations for individual males or men with male baggages will open until the male cap is reached.
    1. This cap is dependent upon the number of women in the league, and only applies to registrations for individual males and male baggage.
    2. Registrations for individual women, women baggages, and opposite gender baggages may continue until the deadline of May 25.

Men who sign up after the male cap is reached will be placed on a waitlist and notified as such. Men who are placed on the waitlist will be contacted individually if a spot opens in the league.

We encourage you at this time to speak with your friends and find a member of the opposite gender to baggage with!

Wednesday Night Clique League:

Who: Adult ultimate players of all genders and skill levels. New players are encouraged to come learn how to play competitive, spirited ultimate. Players between 16-18 years old are permitted to play as long as they have a sponsor in the league (an adult that will be playing with them at all times).

What: A mixed format league. The mixed format of the league will be 5:2 / 4:3. Players are permitted to “baggage” up to two other players (must be reciprocal for it to count). You can sign up as a “free agent,” or as part of a clique. The clique captains will have final say about who’s in their clique, so if you sign up for their clique without talking to them, they are not obligated to draft you. Teams will be formed via draft of the registered players by volunteer captains from each clique. Please contact cmuacomm@gmail.com if you’re trying to organize a clique or captain a team.

When: Registration will open online on Friday, May 4th at 10:00 am. The deadline to signup is Friday, May 25 at 9:00 pm. Games will start on June 6th and will take place every Wednesday until early August. Games are scheduled to start at 6:30 pm or 8:30 pm (on some nights) and typically take 2 hours to play.
Where: All games will be played at fields in the Catonsville area.
Cost: $25

Note on Wednesday Night Clique Start Times

What Happened Before
In the past, all games started at 6:30 p.m.

What’s Changing
Due to changes in our field allocation for this summer, there may be one round of games beginning at8:30 p.m. This option will only be used if there are more than 8 teams in the league.

We understand people voiced concern over this start time in our recent survey, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please understand that the field allocation is out of our control, and we will do everything we can to minimize the amount of games played at the later time slot.