Ultimate ChicagoSports League in Chicago, Illinois
Women's Spring League starts April 6th! Played at the Montrose Turf fields, the league will offer fundamentals clinics, for athletic beginners to advanced players, prior to competitive league play. Clinics begin at 6:30pm with league play immediately following at 7:30pm. List of clinic coaches and topics includes:
+ Setting the Foundation by Nancy Glass (Hall of Famer/Former Nemesis)
+ Fundamentals of Laying Out by Beth Daviess (Nemesis #11)
+ Cutting Fundaments by Val & Mik...e Shiel (Nemesis/Machine Alums & Current UPA)
+ Throwing for Distance by Leanne King (Dish #90)
+ Handler Defense: Lindsey Hack & Raju Prasad (Nemesis Current Coach/Former College UNC-CH Coach)
After league, join us at The Bar on Buena for their $5 beer of the month special. Register now to secure the $55 early bird pricing - registration cost increases to $65 starting March 26th!
Registration for Spring Goaltimate opens TONIGHT at 7:00pm! League runs Mondays from April 9th until May 28th and has limited capacity. As one of our most popular leagues, registration fills up fast. Be sure to sign up right away to secure your spot!
ICYMI: Here's Nemesis's statement regarding their involvement in the formation of a Chicago women’s pro team:
our statement regarding our involvement in the formation of a chicago women’s pro team:
Chicago Nemesis has long held respect as a core value: respect for ourse...lves, respect for our teammates, respect for our opponents, and respect for the game of ultimate. It was with these core tenets in mind that we approached conversations with leadership from women’s ultimate communities and newly formed teams around the country, with Chicago Wildfire and AUDL leadership, and with one another. We spent recent weeks on a mission to listen and to understand the perspectives of all of these stakeholders. At this time, Nemesis will not participate in the formation of a 2018 women’s professional team.
We made this decision for several reasons. Our focus for the months leading into club season will be on youth outreach and expanding women’s programming in our city. Nemesis players are coaching youth clinics on the weekends, operationalizing a women’s clinic series and spring league, coaching college teams, and prioritizing our integration in the Chicago ultimate community as a whole. We made these commitments ahead of time and the timeline of discussion around the formation of a women’s professional team happened too late for us to re-prioritize and reschedule all of our commitments. Furthermore, the rushed nature of the formation of women’s professional teams left us with concern for the quality of the product we could create on such short notice. We are firmly opposed to moving forward with any initiative without the rest of the Chicago women’s ultimate community involved, and to develop a selection strategy, select a roster, schedule games, acquire jerseys, practice together, and be ready to perform all in the span of a month is unreasonable if the goal is the creation of the high-quality product that women ultimate players, and the ultimate community at large, deserve. We spent a significant amount of time listening to leadership from within the AUDL and other women’s ultimate communities, but feel the timeline offered has not been enough for thorough coordination with the larger Chicago women’s ultimate community and we will not move forward on any professional plans in isolation. The movement for gender equity deserves to be done right, and rushing to push out an informal and unorganized product will not do justice to the amazing women playing ultimate in our region and elsewhere and jeopardizes forward progress.
Although we decided not to participate in women’s professional ultimate for the 2018 season, we will consider playing non-club teams who may wish to visit Chicago and play against Nemesis in a showcase game on a case-by-case basis. Again, we want to be clear that we do not speak on behalf of all woman-identifying players in Chicago. In addition, we are open to exploring potential options for women’s professional ultimate for the 2019 season, with the right level of planning, diligence and preparation that ensures a level of inclusivity for all women who play ultimate in the Chicago area.
We look forward to continuing to listen and participate in broader discussions of how to make our sport more equitable, and to revisiting the idea of women’s professional ultimate on a timeline that allows for the formation of an organized and worthwhile product of which the Chicago ultimate community and woman-identifying players everywhere can be proud. The only version of professional women’s ultimate which we will accept is one that meets our standards of respect for ourselves, our teammates and opponents, and our sport. Anything less would fail to move us further along the gender equity journey.
Mixed Spring League registration closes this Thursday, March 22! Captains - Be sure to get your cores signed up!!
If you don't have a core and are interested in playing spring league, you can still sign up individually or paired with a buddy.
Only one week left to secure early bird pricing for women's spring league - Sign up today to secure your spot!
Registration for our Learn 2 Play clinics is open! Our first clinic will be held April 8th.
Learn 2 Play is a great program for kids 7-12 years old who have never played Ultimate before or who are just starting to get interested! No experience is necessary and beginners are encouraged. If registration numbers allow, each location will split into boys and girls divisions of Learn 2 Play. Concurrent clinics will be held on both the North and South Sides of Chicago, so please register for the one that is most convenient for you.
Registration now for Women's Spring League! League runs Thursdays starting April 5th played at Montrose Turf fields. Register by March 25th at midnight for the early bird price of $55! Starting March 26th, registration will be $65. Registration will close completely on Friday April 6th at midnight.
Registration for Mixed Spring League closing March 22nd! Captains - be sure to register you register 8 person cores now! Cores must have a minimum 4 women.
You can also register for this league as an individual or with a buddy for the division of their choice. Questions about registering or forming your core? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Set your alarms - registration for Spring Goaltimate opens Tuesday, March 20th at 7:00pm! League runs Mondays from April 9th until May 28th. Games will be played each week at Revere Park from 7pm-9pm. As one of our most popular leagues, registration fills up fast and registration is capped at 80 people. Be sure to sign up right away to secure your spot!
You can also request an email to be sent to you as soon as registration opens - click below for more details!
Don't forget! You can still donate to the Pritzker College Prep Jaguar Ultimate team! Their fundraiser helps to cover costs to ensure that every kid on the team can play regardless of their financial circumstances. Any amount you can donate helps and is greatly appreciated!
Registration for our Learn 2 Play clinics is open! Learn 2 Play is a great program for kids 7-12 years old who have never played Ultimate before or who are just starting to get interested! No experience is necessary and beginners are encouraged. If registration numbers allow, each location will split into boys and girls divisions of Learn 2 Play!
We will offer the clinics on both the North and South Sides of Chicago. Please register for the one that is most convenient for you - the first clinic will be held April 8th!
Registration for Mixed Spring League closing soon! Captains -
be sure to register you register 8 person cores now! Cores must have a minimum 4 women. You can also register for this league as an individual or with a buddy for the division of their choice. Questions about registering or forming your core? E-mail email@example.com
Register now for Women's Spring League! League runs Thursdays starting April 5th played at Montrose Turf fields. Register by March 25th at midnight for the early bird price of $55! Starting March 26th, registration will be $65. Registration will close completely on Friday April 6th at midnight.
Interested in playing Men's Club this summer? Be sure to fill out the tryout form and attend the Men's Club Tryout Hat Tournament!
REMINDER: Our new website is live, which means registration for our women's and mixed spring leagues are open! If you haven't had an Ultimate Central account in the past, you will need to create one prior to signing up for leagues. See below for details on how to create an account and sign up for league!
Club season is right around the corner! Register now for the 2018 Women's Combine. Held on Sunday, May 6th from 9:00 -11:00am, the combine will be at Waukegan SportsPark (3391 W Beach Rd, Waukegan, IL 60085). There is no registration fee but parking at the fields costs $5 per car, so carpooling is strongly encouraged.
**Please note that each team may have their own individual interest form to fill out as well so, make sure to fill out both!**