Machine 2017 - Tryout Interest Form / Hat Tournament REGISTRATION

Thank you for your interest in Chicago Machine and/or participating in the Chicago Men's Club Tryout Hat Tournament (a one day tournament with leadership representation from each of Chicago's Mens Club teams). Please fill out the following survey in order to be added to an email list which will be used to keep interested players updated on the tryout schedule and process. All tryouts will be held at Washington Park on the south side of Chicago.

In 2016, over 250 players registered their interest in trying-out for Chicago Machine.

If you are only interested in attending the Hat Tournament, and do not wish to be considered for Machine, please indicate so in the form below.

Considerations: Machine traditionally practices on most Saturday/ Sunday mornings from June through October. Outside of practices, players attend locally formed pod workouts (consisting of throwing, footwork, and conditioning drills) two nights each week, in addition to independent strength training. Team members are expected to attend all practices and tournaments. While the team does receive limited sponsorship and fundraising, total team dues and travel expenses for the season can reach upwards of $1,000 (in addition to flight costs).

Machine's tentative 2017 tournament schedule includes:

  • Pro-Elite Challenge (Aurora, CO) - July 8th/9th
  • Elite-Select Challenge (Appleton, WI) - August 19th/20th
  • Pro-Flight Finale (Burlington, WA) - September 2nd/3rd/4th
  • Regionals (Location, TBD) - September 23rd/24th
  • Nationals (Sarasota, FL) - October 19th/20th/21st/22nd (Dependent on placement at Regionals)

Are you interested in being considered for Machine in 2017 *
If you are only interested in participating in the Open Tryout Hat Tourney, please select "No", but continue with the form for team assignment purposes.
Please include years you played in parentheses after each team. i.e. "Pulley University (09-11)"
Please include years you played in parentheses after each team. i.e. "Lever (11-13)"
Please indicate your availability for the following tryout dates at Washington Park: [Sunday May 14th 10am-4pm Open Hat Tournament Tryout] *
This is an open tryout for all Chicago men's ultimate players, in the form of a round-robin hat tournament. Note: There is a $20 tryout fee to cover field costs, with all participants receiving a new Chicago Machine disc.
Please indicate your availability for the following tryout dates at Washington Park: [Saturday May 20th 9am-2pm Invite Tryout] *
This is an invite only tryout based on performance at the first tryout. If you are unable to attend the first tryout, please contact the Machine captains for exceptions.
Please indicate your availability for the following tryout dates at Washington Park: [Sunday May 21st 9am-2pm Invite Tryout] *
This is an invite only tryout, based on performance at the first tryout. If you are unable to attend the first tryout, please let the Machine captains know. Very few exceptions will be granted for this tryout.
Please indicate your availability for the following tryout dates at Washington Park: [Saturday June 3rd 9am-2pm Invite Tryout] *
This is an invite only tryout, based on performance at the first two tryouts. If you are unable to attend the first two tryouts, please let the Machine captains know. Very few exceptions will be granted for this final tryout.
Please indicate your availability for the following tryout dates at Washington Park: [Sunday June 4th 9am-2pm Invite Tryout] *
This is an invite only tryout, based on performance at the first two tryouts. If you are unable to attend the first two tryouts, please let the Machine captains know. Very few exceptions will be granted for this final tryout.
This is completely optional
About your history, scheduling conflicts/availability, favorite type of bird, favorite old school WWF wrestler, etc...

If you have any questions, please email machinecaptains@gmail.com