Garfield State of the Union Address

Players/Parents/Coaches,
      I want to apologize for my lack of email updates this season. It seems like only yesterday we were doing preseason practices and it was sunny outside. Now the season has ended and we begin to look forward to the rest of the school year. But before we do, let’s take a quick look back on the past boys season.
      We had three teams (1 varsity and 2 JV) teams this past fall and upwards of 60 boys in attendance at one point or another. We are the first public high school to offer two JV teams and only the 2 team in the entire league to do so. Our two JV teams combined for a 1 loss season beating all teams at least once on the season. While our Varsity didn’t do as well (3-3 in league and an early playoff exit) we implemented a new offensive system and our 3 league loses came by the narrowest of margins.
 

Gear

    I have gear for people, however FiveUltimate messed up our order and half of the gear ordered is not ready yet. It should be done this week and I’m hoping to come by Garfield next week to hand out the remaining items. I will email and post to Facebook when I am coming by so people can get their gear. I apologize again it took so long and this will be a process we are looking to streamline in the future.

Upcoming Playing Opportunities
    There are many playing opportunities for guys and girls in the coming months. Of course the girls have their Spring season which will begin with practices on Feb. 3rd and they will be practicing on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays throughout the season. See below for other playing opportunities and how to sign up.
 
Mossfest (Boys Only)
     This event is being put on by a coalition of youth coaches in the south end. The hope it create a community service program for young men where they can learn leadership skills. To kick it off and get the word out, there will be a one day tournament.
 

Who: Guys 7-12th grade!
What: MossFest 2K13 – AGE UP guys tournament
Where: Jefferson Turf (a.k.a. mercer fields)
When: November 11th, 2013 (Veteran’s Day) 10:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Why: Play a bunch of ultimate, learn about Guys AGE UP, and get an application!
Bring: Cleats, a light(white) and a dark jersey, water, a little cash for food, your game face, and an E 13 waiver filled out front and back (necessary to play). 

Download the waiver here!
http://www.seattle.gov/parks/camps/files/e-13.pdf

Questions? Holler
Joseph Kido: kido@allgirleverything.org
Christian Tugade: tugade@allgirleverything.org

Sam Terry: sam@allgirleverything.org
 
Winter (Coed)
     Each winter the Garfield coaches and players put together a team for the local DiscNW Adult League. This league is laid back, with no score, and games always last 2 hrs. Games will be Saturdays beginning in January, and there will be no practices associated with this team. If you want to play the cost is $20 for the whole season (bring it to the first game) and sign ups will begin in early December.
 
Youth Coed (Coed Obviously)
      In the Spring I let the captains run a coed squad that plays in the DiscNW Youth league. This spring we will have 1 or 2 teams depending on signups. Each team must have at least 6 girls to compete, so get your friends to play. These teams will have games on Saturday beginning in March and going through mid-May. There will be no formal practices associated with these teams, but captains can arrange informal practices as they see fit. If we have one team, signups will be first come first served, if there are two teams we will split the teams into an A and B squads to better compete at different skill levels. Cost for this league will most likely be $20/person, but it will depend on sign ups. Signups will open in February.
 
Westerns (Boys and Girls, separately)
      Westerns is an elite tournament of the best regional teams from Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, and parts of California. Last year we sent a boys team and a girls team, and the intent is the same for this year. Obviously the girls season will culminate in this tournament in early June, but the boys will have special training sessions beginning in January. A separate email will come out shortly regarding how the boys team will work. NOTE the tournament is often on the first weekend in June which is a popular SAT weekend, Juniors who plan to go to Westerns should plan their testing accordingly.
 
End of Season Party
     To make planning easier, and to get better weather, we do not do a separate boys end of season party. Garfield Ultimate will have one large end of season party in mid-late June.
 
     That’s all for now, hopefully all players on on the facebook group (if not search for Garfield Ultimate Frisbee, and request access), and I look forward to the off season events. If I don’t see you before January, hope you all have a safe and happy holidays.
-Rusty

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Garfield Ultimate Frisbee Coordinator

SPS League Commissioner

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