SGL Summer 2016 :: Registration OPEN!

SGL Summer Returns!

Details:

  • The league will consist of a Men’s and a Women’s division. That’s right – single gender goaltimate
  • 4 Mondays in June (6th to 27th) from 8 PM – 10 PM (see schedule for detailed times)
  • Locations in Capitol Hill, West Seattle, and Mt. Baker. (see maps)
  • Cost is $32 per person before May 20th, $40 per person after.
  • Fees support Seattle YCC Mixed team.

SGL has been one of the most fun things I’ve been a part of in my long Seattle tenure. For those who have never been able to play because of our traditional late start times or other conflicts, I highly encourage you to make the space for this. For those who have been a long standing part of the SGL experience, I hope we can see you again this summer.

Spots will be filled on a rolling basis and we WILL fill up. Registration at Ultimate Central.

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SGL Winter 2016 :: Outdoors and Earlier

For those who didn’t follow the full crazy SGL field saga from this last week, the end result is that we will be moving forward as an outdoor league, on turf, inside Seattle for this season. Because pretty much everything about the system has been re-jiggered, we will be reopening up registration again to the full community.

DETAILS:
The trade off that we made to move fields inside Seattle was consistency. The start times will vary a little week to week, and we will be hosting at a few different sites (only one site per night, though). You can see the full schedule on the website, but here are the broad brush strokes:

  • 6 consecutive Monday nights, Feb 1-Mar 7.
  • Start times of around 7ish PM (see schedule)
  • End times of around 9ish PM
  • Locations in Beacon Hill, West Seattle, or Mt. Baker. (see maps)
  • Cost is $35 per player
  • We will be staying with a 2-2 format.

Registration will remain open until we fill or Saturday, Jan 30th, whichever comes first. Thanks to all for your patience through this process.

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SGL Winter League Registration Opens

SGL returns for Winter 2016. We’ll be back at Starfire down south, and working with a new format to ensure more playing time per person.

As with the last SGL, spots will be filled on a rolling basis, not first come first serve.

Dates: 6 Mondays from Jan 25 – Mar 7. We’ll have a Monday off for Pres Day weekend.
Times: 9:20 PM – 11:40 PM
Cost: $55 for field fee.

Register now!

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SGL Fall 2015 :: Registration Open!

SGL returns for Fall 2015. We’ll be back at Starfire down south, and have a totally new playing format (thanks, Alex Laws!) to ensure a more balanced schedule for each team.

As with the last SGL, spots will be filled on a rolling basis, not first come first serve.

Dates: 6 Mondays from Nov 2 – Dec 7.
Times: 9:30 PM – 10:45 PM
Cost: $55 for field fee.

Register now!

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Announcing Emerald City Goaltimate Tournament

Seattle Goaltimate is proud to present the first ever Emerald City Goaltimate Tournament on July 18th. This one-day hat tournament will feature mixed divisions for U11, U16, U19 and adults on the Magnuson turf fields in the heart of Seattle. Proceeds from the event will go to support the U16 YCC boys and girls teams.

If you haven’t played (or heard of) goaltimate before, it’s a fast, physical game that emphasizes creative throws and quick decision making. There are only 4 offensive players on the field at once, the stall count is 5, and it’s a relatively small field with low-stakes for turnovers.

If you’re looking to become more confident with the disc, up your handling game, or just trying a different disc sport in a cool/fun/supportive environment, this is the tournament for you. Register today to ensure your part of the fun!

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SGL Winter 2015 :: registration open!

SGL returns for Winter 2015. We’ll be back at Starfire down south, and have a totally new playing format to ensure a more balanced schedule for each team.

As with the last SGL, spots will be filled on a rolling basis, not first come first serve.

Dates: 6 Mondays from Jan 19 – Mar 2. We’ll have a Monday off for Pres Day weekend.
Times: 9:30 PM – 10:45 PM
Cost: $55 for field fee.

Register now!

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SGL Fall 2014 :: WE DID IT!

Super excited to announce the return of SGL for 2014. After a long and arduous search, we were able to find a new home at StarFire complex. Season begins Monday, November 3rd

As with the last SGL, spots will be filled on a rolling basis, not first come first serve.

Dates: Mondays between Nov 3-Dec 8. 6 total
Times: 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Cost: $55 for field fee.

Go register!

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SGL Fall 2013 Registration Open!

Early start this time for Fall SGL. Season begins October 28th

Quick policy change before you sign up – spots will be filled on a rolling basis, not first come first serve.

Dates: Mondays between Oct 28-Dec 2. 6 total
Times: 9:20 PM – 10:50 PM
Cost: $55 for field fee, and  $25 as a “membership” cost to Arena Sports. Sorry, that’s sort of out of our control.

Go register!

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SGL moves Indoors! (read this if you’re playing)

The last day and a half has seen some pretty big shake ups for the first SGL. I’m going to try and boil this down to a manageable size, with associated headings. It’s pretty important that you read this email.

Fields:
Yesterday, I went in to the Seattle P&R department to pay for our field reservations for the SGL. I was informed by the head of field reservations that “Championship soccer” (?) had had two solid weeks of rain outs, and that they were canceling the SGL reservations at Magnusson and Ballard to have room for make up games. No turf field site in the city would be available to us (and yes, I asked about each one).

Flustered, I made a ton of calls and visited a bunch of locations – and came up with few alternatives. The most viable of which was to move us indoors for the season.

So, the final field location will be the Arena Sports Complex in Magnusson Park. It’s two turf fields inside an old airplane hanger on the north side of Magnusson (next to the NOAA station). Full maps of this can now be found in the maps section.

What this means for the schedule:
Because of factors like a limited SGL budget and indoor field availability, rounds will now be 15 minutes each. Teams are guaranteed 3 games a night, and the dates WILL NOT CHANGE. We’re still on for Mondays in November (8,15,22,29) and the final tournament on Dec 4th.

However, the first round will now start at 6:45 PM on the nose, and the last round will end at 8:20 PM. There will be no margin for lateness for any team, any night. I will have a sample breakdown of the schedule for all format dorks on the website soon, and a full night by night schedule up by Saturday. If you take nothing else away from this section, it’s that every team has three games every SGL Monday.

What this means for you as a player:

  • Playing indoors and on turf is awesome. The game moves much faster. Every throw is perfect and uncontested by the wind. On the last two Mondays of SGL, when it’s pissing rain and 32.3 degrees, you will be playing in short sleeves and shorts indoors – and you will be loving it.
  • Games are shorter, and there will be a premium on smart subbing. Because the game is sped up, players will be expected to elevate their pace as well, and should think about pushing hard and subbing more often.
  • We cannot play in cleats. The turf is old school – like astroturf, and hard. Flats or turf cleats are not only recommended, but required. You will break your ankles in real cleats.
  • Laying out is discouraged. The turf is hard. Falling is not an issue (3 of the captains field-tested this last night), but going full layout for a disc will get you bruised at best and broken at worst.
  • Each of you will need to sign a waiver before playing. This is the ArenaSports house rule. I will be sending out a link with the waiver tomorrow so that you can print and sign it for next Monday.

I am sure there are a ton of questions regarding this information – and I am more than happy to field questions by email or phone over the next few days. Please check the FAQ section before reaching out to me, as I have put a lot of work into anticipating questions there.

Hope to see everyone at pickup tonight. (and I can answer more stuff there as well).

Best –

Skip

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A note about Gender

Based on feedback from SGL participants, we will be instituting a gender ratio of 2 female and 6 male players per team. Teams may still play any ratio of genders at any given time on the field.

Thanks to everyone who emailed in with feedback.

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