On behalf of the Peterborough Ultimate League (PUL), welcome to the league and the sport of Ultimate.
Ultimate is a co-ed, team-based sport that is athletic, fun and that places a strong emphasis on mutual respect. You’ll hear the term Spirit of the Game (SOTG) being used (or just ‘good spirit’) and this is the essence of ultimate and its players that really sets it apart from those ‘other’ sports. Ultimate relies on the spirit or belief that all players regardless of skill, gender, or size deserve respect and fair opportunities for play and success on the field. As a self-refereed sport, the game places responsibility on each player to be govern how the game is played and how the rules are applied in competition. You will learn what it’s like to make your own calls instead of relying on a referee and how to resolve issues in a way that you don’t necessarily encounter in other sports. It’s a different experience for newcomers and takes a bit of getting used to, but you’ll get the hang of it. Best to experience the game rather than try to explain it too much here.
As for the league we’ve grown tremendously over the past couple of decades and historically host up to 40 teams a week on fields across the city spread over three week nights. If you have spent any time in Peterborough, you know that it is big on community and our league members are no different. PUL is a community of people who start as your teammates, quickly become friends and ultimately end up family.
Like many not-for-profit organizations and sport leagues, we rely heavily on volunteer support. If you want to get involved, opportunities are always available. We have volunteers that help with tournaments, coaching, juniors, clinics, coordinating league nights, committees, and so on. Please reach out to myself at email@example.com or Jocelyne Stone, our amazing operations coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org further information if you are interested to volunteer.
Thanks for choosing to try Ultimate with us, you’ve made a great choice that you won’t regret. I am really pleased that you’re part of our community and hope you enjoy your season with us. Please also know that my door is always open. Please don’t hesitate to reach out by email if you ever have questions or need anything. So again, welcome to Peterborough Ultimate League!
See you on the field!
Dana Elliott PUL President
I’m ready to play! What’s next?