Summer League

2018 Summer League Registration open!

The Basics

  • When: Wednesday Evenings at 6:30PM starting May 30th through August 15th
  • Where: ECC North Campus in Williamsville, NY
  • How: Complete the online registration

What to bring/wear

  • Payment via check payable to ‘Buffalo Ultimate League’ (preferred) or cash on the first week
  • Your waiver (same form active USA Ultimate members or for single event participants); Please note that your BUSL payment does not also serve as your annual dues for USA Ultimate membership
  • Water/Sports Drink
  • Athletic clothing
  • Cleats or turf shoes are recommended
  • White shirt AND a dark shirt (don’t bring a gray shirt)


As most of you know, Ultimate is founded on the concept of Spirit of the Game. Respect for your opponents, the rules, and the sport is paramount when playing Ultimate. Moreover, participants must consider the ‘Spirit of the Summer League’ as an event that encourages participation of players at all levels and experiences.  The vast majority of people who have enrolled to play during the summer self-identify as relatively new to the sport or at an intermediate level.  All players should remain vigilant to identify and address circumstances (volitional or unintended) that unfairly impact on-field competition, on-field cooperation within teams and balance of playing time.  During the summer session, the those persons who come to the group with ‘elite’ skills and experience should strive to be elite ambassadors and teachers of the game.

The league organizers reserve the right to remove anyone from the league who does not exhibit fair play, integrity, and Spirit of the Game or of the League.


The league will play at Erie Community College’s North Campus. The address is 6205 Main St. Williamsville, NY.


The parking lot to use is off of Tech Drive past the softball fields. I would recommend staying away from the student and faculty parking. See the map for more information.

Pickup Policy

Unfortunately, players not registered with the league are not allowed to play. This is because of USA Ultimate sanctioning guidelines and because of insurance requirements.

Gender Ratio

Before knowing how many women are assigned per team, it is difficult to have a set gender ratio. Captains are encouraged to coordinate with one another at the time of the game to balance play for both teams and genders.

Point cap

All games are played to 15 with a mirror half at 8. If neither team reaches 15 points, the game is over at approximately 8:30. Team captains should agree to a hard or soft cap to the game if loss of daylight becomes a factor.

Game times

Games start at 6:30 pm each week. Please start on time.

Time outs

One per half and one floater per team.

Inclement Weather

If there is inclement weather during the day and games are cancelled, the league will attempt to place a timely notice on the website and issue a notification.

Lightning Policy

BUSL will use the flash-to-bang method (amount of seconds between when a flash of lightning is seen and a clap of thunder is heard). When a flash-to-bang count of 30 seconds is reached (this is roughly 5 miles), the fields must be cleared, regardless of points or time left in the game. Do not attempt to finish a point in progress. Players should seek shelter immediately and move away from open areas and high ground. If you can’t get to a safe shelter, try to avoid being the tallest object in an open field or on open water. Avoid other tall objects, metal objects, and water. Assume a crouch position with only the balls of your feet touching the ground, your arms wrapped around your knees, and your head lowered. Minimize contact with the ground. Do not lie flat.

Play can only resume 30 minutes after the last flash of lightning or sound of thunder.

This is not a discretionary decision in which players or captains can decide to continue play. Such behavior endangers not only individuals, but also the BUSL organization and its ability to have insurance.