Registration for the IUSC 2017 Fall League is open through Monday, Aug. 28. We will offer Open, Coed and Over-30 leagues. Team fee is $1,000 for Coed, $500 for Over-30 and $500 for Open. You can send along a request for which Coed division you want to be in, but please remember that IUSC has the final say on classification to maintain competitive balance for the overall best interest of teams and the league as a whole.
Just as we did for the summer, Open is now 7-on-7 and will be played on the smaller fields at Cass Park and Union Field that are traditionally used for Over-30 — two 25-minutes halves with most games on Sundays. Coed remains on the full field under the same format, with the majority of games on Saturdays. Each team will get 10 games starting as early as Wednesday, Sept. 6 and running until Oct. 29. In all divisions, there will be some form of playoffs … though we will have to look at the team registry upon completion to figure out what the best option is.
To register, send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org :
* Team Name
* Captain name and email
* Co-captain name and email
* Scheduling Limitations
Teams are assumed to be available for any match date listed below unless otherwise specified. As you know, I will accommodate any reasonable scheduling limitations, but you have to let me know before I write the schedule. Once the schedule is posted, it is final! We do not reschedule any games for any reason other than weather-related field concerns, so get with your teams ahead of time and figure out if there are particularly problematic dates. Some things to consider are Porchfest (Sept. 24) and Columbus Day weekend/Cornell Fall Break (Oct. 6-10).
* Coed Schedule: Primary match times are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, with secondary start times of 6:15 and 8:15 p.m. Monday and Wednesday or 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.
* Over-30 Schedule: Primary match times are 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, with secondary match times of 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday and 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.
* Open Schedule: Primary match times are early to mid-afternoon on Sunday. Secondary start times are 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday and 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.
We will continue to use Buttermilk Falls on Saturdays for Coed. Cass Park will also host Coed games on Field 2 (nearest Route 89), Field 3A (nearest the dog park) and/or Field 3B (nearest the rink) on Saturdays, and Union Field under the lights on weeknights. Open and Over-30 will be played at Cass Park in Ithaca, either on Field 1 (near the inlet), Field 5 (near Hangar) or Union Field (under the lights).
Again, registration will end Monday, Aug. 28. My plan is to distribute PDFs of the schedule to captains by Friday, Sept. 1 (with an earlier heads-up to any teams scheduled to play Sept. 6 or Sept. 7). You can find the schedule on the website soon thereafter.