Spring 2023 - Sub Only

Summer League 2023 - Information

Summer is coming, which means the MUFA Summer League will soon begin! Are you ready for warm days, spirited competition and cool drinks at the Dane? Then make sure to sign up before May 15th to get your free jersey and disc!

What is the MUFA Summer League?

Our Summer Leagues are ultimate frisbee mixed gender team leagues played during the week. Teams play one or two times a week in a swiss-style league. There are no divisions, every team has a rating that goes up or down based on the outcome of each game and the rating of the team they played. 


So every week, we match you with other teams near your skill level for fair and fun matches.


Every team will get a 'beer card,' which will grant them two free pitchers of beer at a Great Dane around Madison and Fitchburg. Overall, Summer League is a great way to have fun, get outside, and have an excuse to see your friends or your soon-to-be-friends during the week.  


Summer League Dates and Deadlines 

May 15th: Team Jersey deadline (read Jersey Options below for more details)
May 29th: Deadline for creating a team (Must have 6 FMP paid and 6 MMP paid players on team)

June 3rd: Jersey Pickup
June 5th: First week of games
June 30th: Last day for an individual to join a team
Early August: End or regular season / Playoffs Begin
TBD: Summer League Finals Party


What do you get with your Summer League Registration?

  • (Free) After every game your team gets x2 pitches of beer at one of the Great Danes located around Madison/Fitchburg
  • (Free) MUFA 2023 Summer League Team Jersey** 
  • (Free) MUFA 2023 Summer League Disc**

**These are only free if you register by May 15th


When and where is the Summer League? 

Location: All around the Madison area. Teams can select which side of town they prefer to play on, but we cannot guarantee they will have that side of town every game.


Time: 6pm or 7:30pm start time during the start of summer and games last for up to 90 minutes. During the late summer, schedules will be adjusted to start 15 minutes earlier, due to less daylight. 


Days: What day(s) you play depends on the league you sign up for. You can play either once or twice a week. For options of days, read below.


What are the options to join a Summer League? 

($60) Monday/Wednesday League - Create Team - Join Team
($60) Tuesday/Thursday League - Create Team - Join Team
These leagues play twice a week. 

($45) One Day a Week (M or W) - Create Team - Join Team
Does two times a week feel like too much for your team’s busy schedule? This league participates in the M/W league (listed above) but only plays once a week on either Monday or Wednesday. Once registration closes, we'll move your team into the M/W league and only schedule you on your preferred day. 

($60) Small Group Signup - Register
Don't have enough for a full team? No problem. Register in the small group signup! All you need is one or more other people, and we will join you with other groups to create a team for you to play on in the M/W Summer League. 
Note: You must have at least half FMP (female-matching players) to be placed onto a team. 

Looking for a Team/Players? Players and Teams can use the team/player finder pages to find a team to join or a player to join their team.
Players Looking for a Team: Players can post here, and teams can search it to find a player to contact to join their team.
Teams Looking for Player(s): Teams can post here, and players can search it to find a team that needs players to join their team. 
If you're unable to find a team and it's getting close to May 29th, we suggest trying to grab a friend and sign up for the small group signup. 




Jersey Options

1. If a team has at least 6 paid FMP and MMP players by May 15th, they will receive jerseys and discs with the 2023 design. The captain can pick up these items on June 3rd. (this is the same as years past.)


2. Teams that do not have 6 paid FMP and MMP players by May 15th - individual players who have paid by May 15th will receive a team jersey and disc. If your team hits the 6/6 requirement by May 29th, your team's jerseys and discs will be available for the captain to pick up from Wildwood on June 3rd.

3. For teams that form after May 29th or do not form at all: All players who paid by May 15th can pick up their jersey individually on June 3rd or during regular business hours until July 31.

4. Players who pay between May 16th and June 8th can elect to purchase a 2023 jersey for a small fee in addition to the summer league fee, as part of a smaller second jersey printing run that wildwood is doing. These jerseys will be available for individual pickup at Wildwood in mid/late June.

5. Anyone who pays after June 9th will not get a jersey but can collect a disc from Wildwood while supplies last. 


The 1st jersey pickup date is June 3rd from 10am to 3pm @ Wildwood Productions, 931 E. Main St., Suite 2. 

More details can be found here.


* any shirts or discs not picked up by July 31 are automatically donated to MUFA

Registration Deadline for teams: May 29th 

Teams must have a minimum of 6 FMP (female matchup preferred) and 6 MMP (male matchup preferred) by May 29th to be considered a registered team. Each team must have 1 FMP captain and 1 MMP captain. Whoever creates the team will be able to designate the second captain.


Extra Jerseys and Youth Shirts

If you register by May 15th, you can also order extra adult jerseys or youth shirts when completing the checkout for your summer league registration. If you register after May 15th, you may be able to purchase a jersey from our shirt supplier at an extra cost, depending on what they have available. 


Playoffs and Finals

When we get closer to playoffs, teams can opt-in to participate in the playoffs. Playoffs will be single elimination brackets of 4-8 teams of similar skill levels. Teams that lose their first playoff game can opt-in to a consolation bracket of 2-4 teams of similar skill who also lost their first game. This means that all teams can play at least 2 playoff games. We will post more details and any adjustments to this structure closer to the start of playoffs.


Unofficial Subs

Unofficial subs are not allowed unless you have the explicit permission of the opposing captain. In addition, that sub must be registered and paid on another Summer 2023 MUFA team. See MUFA Rulebook on the side panel for more information.


Ringer Limits

TR Swiss: 3 ringers of each gender on the roster, 2 of each gender on the field
MW Swiss: 2 ringers of each gender on the roster, 2 of each gender on the field.
("Ringers" are high-level players who meet certain criteria detailed in the MUFA rulebook. See MUFA Rulebook on the side panel for more information)


Forfeits/Spirit Violations/Player Shortage/Notifications

If teams need to forfeit a game, they are required to notify MUFA and their opponents in a timely manner. Teams that repeatedly forfeit or do not have enough players to field a team may be removed from future weeks of play or the playoffs. In addition, teams can be removed from the playoffs or even the league altogether for repeated poor gamesmanship or other conduct violations, in accordance with our Complaints Policy. See the MUFA rulebook for more detail. More information on specific forfeit policies for Summer League will be posted soon.

Refund Policy

1. If you refund before May 14th, you can get a refund minus $3 (to cover Paypal fees). You will not receive a jersey or disc.
2. If you refund after May 14th, but before June 4th. You can get a refund minus $25.  You will get a shirt and disc that you can pick up at Wildwood Productions by July 31*. 

3. No refunds after June 4. You will get a shirt and disc, if you ordered one, you can pick up at Wildwood Productions by July 31



Registration-specific questions: [email protected]
General league questions: [email protected]
Youth Ultimate questions: [email protected]
If you have any other questions: [email protected]