All Things Membership

Okay, well maybe not ALL things membership, but we’ve got a cool info graph for you to read with our 2019 Membership Survey Data.

And winners for PUL swag, we’ve got those too. Derek Hatfield and Emma Somerville were our lucky winners.

Thanks again for all those 144 people who spent the few minutes it took to do the survey. We appreciate you.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year 2020

At the start of a new year, some people like to make promises to themselves and others on how they are going to improve some aspect of themselves or their lives. They’re called resolutions.

Kudos to you if you have already made your resolution. Even more so if you have managed to keep your word six days into the year. That’s impressive!

If you haven’t made one (hell even if you have) I’ve got one for you…sign your waivers in your Zurulu profile so you are up to date. This is most important to those players who are playing indoor.

There are two that will need to be updated. Your Ultimate Season Membership Waiver for Ontario Ultimate and Peterborough League, AND your Concussion Code of Conduct.

It’s easy to do. Sign into your Zurulu account. From there go to the tab that says My Profile. Click this to reveal a menu. One of the options is Waiver History. See below for an actual image

Once you click this, your history of all the waivers you have ever signed for PUL will be listed. Scroll to the bottom of the page. Here is where you will find the two forms that will need to be updated and signed. All that’s left to do is to read the forms and click the “I accept these conditions.” (Don’t forget to do this step for each form.) And viola, you are done. Another resolution in the bag.

We look forward to another amazing year of ultimate with you!

This Is Your Brain

Concussion Image

Concussions, and more importantly, concussion awareness has become a hot topic over the last little while. And for good reason. Brain health matters.

Rowan’s Law makes it mandatory for Sports Organizations to:

  1. ensure that athletes under 26 years of age, parents of athletes under 18, coaches, team trainers and officials confirm every year that they have reviewed Ontario’s Concussion Awareness Resources
  2. establish a Concussion Code of Conduct that sets out rules of behaviour to support concussion prevention
  3. establish Removal-from-Sport and Return-to-Sport protocol

PUL has decided to take it one step further and make it mandatory for ALL members to sign the Concussion Code of Conduct. This waiver will come into effect January 2020. It will be linked to your Zurulu account, like your insurance waiver, and will need to be read and signed to maintain an active membership. Like your insurance waiver, this will be done on a yearly basis.

The Return-to-Sport Protocol has been created and will also come into effect for PUL members January 2020. We are working on our Removal-from-Sport Protocol. Players will be removed from sport immediately if they have hit their head…that part is easy, but are having difficulties with where the ownership of responsibility falls to; the player, captain, league coordinator, board… If you have any thoughts, don’t hesitate to contact your OC, Jocelyne Stone.

For all things related to Rowan’s Law and PUL’s Concussion Protocols, check out our new Rowan’s Law Page.