Thursday, March 31, 2011

66 days and counting.

Here is a link put together form the good old days? the teams in the last few points are NYNY, who won 5 straight from the late 80's to early 90s vs Boston, who would then go on to win 6 straigh. In all seriousness, please don't spike against your opponents. It's generally discouraged in HS play.

The first tournament is April 16. It's a one day tourney at this point: There may be opportunity to stay over, play one game on Sunday, and participate in a well run clinic from ECU ultimate. Talk to your parents NOW about driving.

Again, the current schedule is 4/16, 4/23, 5/14&15, 5/21&22 (Coed states, Prom will apparently hurt us, but we'll take a team), and June 4/5 (Possibly a one day). Working to fill the schedule. I can probably Get us 2 games on any saturday, or even a 2 game play on an early release wednesday. We will also have games against Bend (for sure) and hopefully MV.

Team expectations at this point:
Basic understanding of Forehand, and Backhand, if not expertise.
Ability to run trident and gladiator drills with some consistency.
Some minor idea of our 'Center Stack Formation.'

Goals for the following week:
Understanding of our basic 2 endzone plays.
Understanding of our basic sequence offense, and our 'standard' play.
Abillity to participate in the huck/comeback option drill.

Please come to 2 practices per week, so that you know have some grasp of these drills as we move forward.

Team Management notes:
Your dues are due. 50 dollars. I'm ordering shirts now, 2 cotton tshirts, one white, one kelley green. We'll iron on numbers for state.
Get some plain black shorts.
Bring a light, a dark, water, and a bite to eat to every practice.
Bring tights to wear under your uni, or sweats for over for all chilly days.
Best to bring running shoes for warmups, or to have for indoor if particulary bad weather, and spikes for cutting drills and scrimmage.
I'd rather you only come 2x per week, and give 100 percent then, than come every day, and not be inspired.

I''m excited for the year, the team, and the sport.
I hope you are too.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

68 days and counting.

...and even less till our big tourneys. I'm still waiting to here from USAU on westerns.

Here is what I know.
April 16th, games, in probably Corvallis, Maybe Eugene (Working on Fields and schedule)
April 17th: Tentative Frisbee clinic in Corvallis. We can combine the two, but it makes for more complicated driving for Parents.

April 23rd: PDX mini tourney. Details to follow.

May 14/15 Westerns. Applications in. Waiting invite.
May 21/22 High School Coed Championships. We will carry 2 or 3 teams to this.

June 4/5 High School Single Gender Championships.

Weekly matches vs. MVHS and Bend TBD.

Link of the day. Backhand video.

Thursday, March 24, 2011



Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spring Travel Schedule

Tournament Schedule.

April 3rd (sunday) or 9th (saturday): vs. South Eugene at South Eugene. Possibly Sheldon Also.

April 16th: Coed Scrimmage vs Crescent Valley. 4 pm. Depart summit 12:30 pm. Arrive 3:15. Warm Up and play. Lodge with houses. Need drivers.

April 17th: Clinic with
HS and MS Clinic taught by great guys. Great chance to meet other players. Perhaps see a scrimmage between UO and Portland Club team Rhino Slam. Need Parent Drivers, Volunteers.

April 23 (Tentative) Open scrimmage vs Portland teams. If we don't arrange to play against girls there, we WILL play Co-ed against them.

may 14th and 15th. Westerns. Awaiting invite. Big deal. Boys Team. Girls Team. Premier West coast tournament. No guarantees we're in. Need Parent Drivers, Volunteers.

May 21 and 22. Coed-States. Probably 2 teams. Maybe 3. Need Parent Drivers, Volunteers.

June 4. Single Gender States. Qualifier for next years Westerns.