New Player Information
If you’d like to play in one (or more!) of our leagues, the first step is to sign up for a Halifax Ultimate (HU) membership. If you are new to HU, your membership is free for the first year!
After you have signed up for a membership, you will be prompted to complete your profile. Once the profile has been approved by our league coordinator, you will receive an email confirming that your membership and profile are approved. Next, simply sign into the website and you can register for leagues.
Click the “Sign up now” button to get started!
Come play Ultimate with us!
We offer two main types of leagues:
Draft leagues are a great way to meet new people. Players sign up as individuals and are placed on even teams. Some draft leagues allow you to sign up with friend to be placed on the same team.
Parity league is a type of draft league. During each game, stat keepers keep track of points, assists, second assists, d’s, throwaways, and drops. Each player’s stats translate to a salary. Team captains act as general managers and make trades every week to create the best team while staying under the salary cap.
You can register your own full team for team leagues.
Don’t have a team? Add your name to our Free Agent List (found under “Leagues” for each season) so that captains know you are looking for a team. If we get enough people on the free agent list, we may create a team of free agents.
What is Ultimate?
Ultimate is a non-contact sport that is played by two teams with a disc (“Frisbee”) on a field with end zones, similar to football. The object of the game is to score by catching a pass in the opponent’s end zone. A player must stop running when they have the disc, but may pivot (similar to basketball) and pass to any of the other receivers on the field. Ultimate is a game in which players move quickly from offense to defense on turnovers that occur with a dropped pass, an interception, or a pass out of bounds. 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.
The Vancouver Ultimate League has an excellent new players guide that provides lots of useful information about ultimate if you are starting out.