Ultimate Leagues

If you are looking for a new sport to play and are interested in meeting new people while having fun, then CMSA Ultimate is the league for you. Ultimate is an exciting fast-paced sport that mixes soccer and football with a frisbee. It is a relatively easy game to learn, there are only 10 simple rules that are the best way to get familiar with the basics. The most important rule to be noted is the “Spirit of the Game”. Ultimate stresses sportsmanship and fair play. Competitive play is encouraged, but never at the expense of respect between players, adherence to the rules, and the basic joy of play. We love introducing new players and welcome all skill levels in an encouraging, fun, competitive environment.
The league prides itself on being competitive while fostering a strong sense of community by creating a social network that extends beyond the field. Players of all walks of life are welcome, we just request good vibes and good attitudes. Weekly social events are held after gameplay on Wednesday nights at varying locations that are based on league sponsorship.

CMSA Ultimate is an open to all league offered by Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association (CMSA), the largest not-for-profit LGBTQ+ sports organization in the Midwest. We have now expanded to SUMMER and FALL seasons.
CMSA Ultimate Summer edition runs from end of May into August, and includes regular season and playoff games (dates vary from year to year). Games are played on Wednesday nights from 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM at Cricket Hill near Montrose Beach.

CMSA Ultimate Fall edition runs from August through October, with one week of playoffs included (dates vary from year to year). Games are played on Wednesday nights at Cricket Hill near Montrose Beach. Games typically start at 6:30 PM, but can vary based on daylight.

For Summer Ultimate questions or suggestions please email: ultimate@chicagomsa.org 

For Fall Ultimate questions or suggestions please email: fallultimate@chicagomsa.org 

Ultimate Seasons

LeagueSeason NameDay of WeekRegistration PeriodLeague Dates
Open SummerWednesdayAprilMay/June - Aug
Open FallWednesdayJuly/AugAug - Oct

Open Summer and Fall Ultimate - 7 vs. 7 outdoor games

Captains/Full Teams:
Team captains can register and create a team. Individuals can then register on their own and select their preferred team. Commissioners reserve the right to move players between teams as needed to maintain balance.
Free Agents: 
Players may register as a free agent and will be assigned to a team prior to the league start date. We ensure free agents are spread between existing teams for fairness and to make sure all new players feel welcome.
Teams must have a minimum of 10 players and a maximum of 20.

Fall and Summer Information:

Regular Season: 1 game per week. Games are Wednesday nights

Playoffs: All teams qualify for playoffs and held during normal season times and location.  Playoff structure varies.

All equipment is provided, including jerseys, discs, field lines, cones, clipboard, and timers. Cleats are recommended. Games are self-officiated by the teams.

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