Fall League

2020 Fall Cohort Leagues

Every September, we just don't feel ready to head inside yet. That’s especially the case this year amidst COVID-19. To keep the outdoor ultimate season going a little longer, EUPA is running two cohort leagues from September to mid-October. The leagues will follow our COVID-19 Guidelines for Play, feature mixed gender play with subs between points, and will be played outside with artificial turf and lights.

Registration will open Thursday August 13 at 5pm. Registration will close on Friday August 28 or when all 48 spots per cohort are filled.

2020 Fall Cohort League - Two Nights

Our two night fall cohort is now full.

  • Mondays and Wednesdays, 7-9pm
  • Monday August 31 to Wednesday October 14 (7 weeks)
    • This cohort is an extension of our Summer Cohort League. Players who did not play in our Summer Cohort League will start Monday September 14 or two weeks after their last sports cohort participation.
  • Mill Woods Park Artificial Turf (October 14 at Clareview Artificial Turf)
  • Hat registration: register as an individual or with up to three buddies for a pod of up to 4 (maximum 2 of the same gender per group)
  • Cost: $90 (Discounted Covid-19 pricing)
    • A $8 2020 EUPA membership is required to play in this league. Membership is nonrefundable.
    • A 2020 EUPA disc can be added to registration at a discounted price.

2020 Fall Cohort League - Single Night

Our single night fall cohort is cancelled due to low registration.

  • Tuesdays, 7-9pm
  • September 1 to October 13 (7 weeks)
    • Players who have participated in any other sports cohorts will start 14 days after their last sports cohort participation.
      • Registrants who played through the end of our Summer Cohort League will start playing September 15.
  • Mill Woods Park Artificial Turf
  • Hat registration: register as an individual or with up to three buddies for a pod of up to 4 (maximum 2 of the same gender per group)
  • Cost: $45 (Discounted Covid-19 pricing)
    • A $8 2020 EUPA membership is required to play in this league. Membership is nonrefundable.
    • A 2020 EUPA disc can be added to registration at a discounted price.

General 2020 Fall Cohort League Information

  • All cohort leagues will follow EUPA's COVID-19 Stage 2 Guidelines for Play
  • Pulls and subs between points. Games will follow the USAU 11th Edition Rules
  • Precise format (6v6, 5v5, or 4v4) and gender maximums will be established based on number of league registrants
  • Teams will have pods/buddies shuffled between them periodically through the season
  • Full refunds will be provided if leagues cannot start. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations or withdrawals after the cohort leagues start. Cohort leagues may be cancelled with limited notice.
  • Players MUST indicate their anticipated last date of participation in any sports cohort when registering (ours or any other organization). Include the sports cohort's organization and anticipated last date of participation. If you have not participated in any, enter "None." A failure to disclose sports cohort participation could result in removal from the cohort league.

COVID-19 Stage 2 Guidelines for Play

All EUPA Cohort Leagues that are run under the Alberta Stage 2 COVID-19 Guidelines will operate as follows:

  • All leagues are being run in a cohort structure as per the Provincial Guidelines for Organized Sports.
    • Players can be a part of at most one sports cohort of up to 50 people at a time.
    • If a player cannot attend, subs in their place will not be allowed. The participation in multiple sports cohorts (without physical distancing during play) at the same time is not allowed.
    • Within their cohort, physical distancing & masks will not be used while actively playing. While not playing (e.g. when on the sideline, putting on cleats, etc.), physical distancing of 2m should be observed.
    • Keeping to these cohorts does not negate the need to practice good sanitation and hygiene (see guidelines below).
    • Any spectators or family members who are not part of the cohort MUST practice physical distancing if they come to a league event.
    • A 14 day break without participation in any sport cohort and without COVID-19 symptoms is required before switching cohorts.
    • Participating in a cohort league increases your risk of exposure to COVID-19. The cohort league structure merely limits the potential for spread in case of exposure. If you or people in your cohort family are part of particularly vulnerable groups (e.g. are seniors, have respiratory illness, or are immunocompromised), we discourage participation in our cohort leagues.
  • Ambassadors will be assigned to each cohort to oversee compliance with safety guidelines.
    • Ambassadors will have a coloured armband to indicate their role. Ambassadors will play, but are primarily responsible for overseeing conduct.
    • Ambassadors will bring game discs, scoreboards, and sanitizer.
      • Game discs and scoreboards will be sanitized before being brought, and again upon the conclusion of play.
      • Game discs will be replaced at halftime.
    • Ambassadors or someone they nominate should be the only participants to adjust the scoreboards.
  • All participants must follow our safety guidelines.
    • Players must fill out our screening form and check in each night before playing
      • All players must fill out our symptom screening form before playing.
      • Attendance will be taken upon arrival at each field.
      • You must both complete the symptom screen and check in with an ambassador before playing or otherwise breaking physical distancing (including warming up with others).
      • If you arrive late, you must check in with the Ambassador at your game before playing.
    • Players may bring a disc, but these discs can only be used to warm up. Discs must be washed thoroughly with soap and water or otherwise sanitized both before and after bringing them from home.
    • Whenever not actively playing on the field, keep physically distant and practice good hygiene.
    • Keep 2m of distance between players on the sidelines and when getting ready.
    • Cover coughs and sneezes (using the inside of your elbow is recommended). If you blow your nose, cough or sneeze into your hand, or use a tissue, you must sanitize your hands.
    • No handshakes or other celebratory contact.
    • No sharing of water, clothing, or other equipment.
    • Come as ready to play as possible: cleats (and gloves) should be the only equipment you need to put on.
  • Players must follow AHS isolation requirements, and remember that failure to do so could have legal ramifications.
    • If you have a cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose, sore throat, excessive fatigue, altered sense of taste or smell, or flu-like muscle or joint pain that is not related to a pre-existing illness or health condition, you must isolate and not participate in our programming for 10 days.
      • The mandatory isolation period is 10 days from the start of symptoms, or until symptoms resolve, whichever takes longer.
    • If you have the above symptoms, tested negative for COVID-19, and have:
      • known exposure to COVID-19, you are legally required to isolate for 14 days.
      • no known exposure to the virus, you are not legally required to isolate.
    • If any of the above symptoms develop, even after a negative test, you must self-isolate and not participate in our programming for 10 days or until symptoms resolve fully.
    • You are legally required to isolate for 14 days and monitor for symptoms if you are a close contact of a person who tested positive for COVID-19 (provides care, lives with or has close physical contact without appropriate use of personal protective equipment, or comes into direct contact with infectious body fluids). If you become sick with cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose or sore throat during this time, you must isolate for an additional 10 days from the beginning of symptoms or until you are feeling well, whichever takes longer.
    • If you or one of your close contacts test positive for COVID-19, you must follow the directions of the AHS representatives who contact you and immediately notify us by emailing admin@eupa.ca.
    • We recommend all our players complete AHS asymptomatic COVID-19 self test prior to participating in our cohort leagues to ensure you are not bringing the virus into the league as an asymptomatic carrier.

A failure to follow these guidelines or the instructions of Ambassadors could result in removal from the cohort league.

To play in our cohort leagues, all players must consent to the following documents and statements:

  • COVID-19 Waiver, Attestation, and Release of Liability
  • EUPA Amateur Athletic Waiver
  • I agree that the EUPA Cohort League I am registering for is the only sporting cohort I am or will participate in at one time. If I want to change sport cohorts, I will take 14 symptom free days away from sports before switching cohorts.
  • If I develop a cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose, sore throat, excessive fatigue, altered sense of taste or smell, or flu-like muscle or joint pain that is not related to a pre-existing illness or health condition, I agree to stay home and abstain from participation in EUPA’s programming. I will isolate from my sports cohort for 10 days or until I get a negative COVID-19 test result, and will not return until symptoms resolve.
  • If I or one of my close contacts test positive for COVID-19, I will follow the directions of the AHS representatives who contacted me and immediately notify EUPA by emailing admin@eupa.ca.