Machine 2018 - 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 (via email closer to the dates of the tryouts). All tryouts will be held at Washington Park on the south side of Chicago.

The tryout tournament is open to all skill levels. It takes the form of a round-robin, feeding into a championship bracket. The cost to participate is $20, which also includes a new Machine disc for each participant (money will be collected in-person at the tryout tournament). Each hat team is traditionally assigned at least one former Machine player to help answer questions, manage the schedule, and track field assignments. 

In 2017, over 250 players registered their interest.

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 $2,000.

Machine's tentative 2018 tournament schedule includes:

  • Pro-Elite Challenge (Aurora, CO) - July 7th/8th
  • US Open (Blaine, MN) - August 3rd/4th/5th
  • Elite-Select Challenge (Columbus, OH) - August 18th/19th
  • Pro Championships (New York, NY) - September 1st/2nd/3rd
  • Regionals (Location, TBD) - September 22nd/23rd
  • Nationals (San Diego, CA) - October 18th/19th/20th/21st (Dependent on placement at Regionals)

Which of the following mens teams are you interested in being considered for in 2018? *
Select all that apply
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: [Saturday May 5th 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 leading into a competitive bracket. All skill levels welcome. 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 12th 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 13th 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 May 19th 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 May 20th 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 Hall and Oates song, FAVORITE JOKE, etc...

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