Tuesday, May 08, 2012

never give up

ultimate on espn.  watch this.  and never give up.  pursue the frisbee like a hyperactive border collie.  and NEVER give up.  our game is not a spectator sport.   make yourself a highlight with every play.

this was #5 on espn's play of the day.

Monday, May 07, 2012

Tip of the day.

Today's tip: Being a positive team mate.
When you are on the field with a team mate, at a practice, or at a tournament, practice the life long lessons: be encouraging. If a team mate screws up: little secret: they probably know it. Encourage your team mate. I don't know if you saw the 'white team's' high five and positive reinforcement line in goaltimate today, but it helps. Support your team mates at all time. It will make them play better. Then we will win more.

A team sport carries the huge burden of letting others down when you screw up. If we make a mistake, we have to live with our own mistake, but also the heavier burden of letting our team mates down. You will be a better player and better team mate if you give a little energy to picking your team mates up. It is a good habit, and it will win us a game one day.

Along the same line: Don't bash on other teams. Yes, if they make a bad call, calmly ask them to explain their call. If you talk to them calmly, rationally, you have a chance of getting them to take it back. If you yell, forget about it. If you talk a ton of smack, you'll probably just get them angry. Sometimes this works. Probably not. We don't do this.

I'll allow you a little leeway here. We need more competitive scrimmages. Exhort (urge, advise) your scrimmage team mates to pick it up at practice. Always play games to get better, and then win. By all means, pick an opponent (abillity-buddy) and bet them this: +1 for a goal, +1 for an assist, +1 for a 'd', -1 for a turnover. The loser runs sprints. Or your each run 10 sprints for each -1 at the end of the day. Whatever. Push yourselves to get better. While lifting each other up.

But when in doubt, be nice. And then win the game.
 1 team to coed.

Saturday, May 05, 2012


We have 7 as of now.
Devin, Piper, Jaydra, Leah, Erin, Maddie Barrett, Kaitlynn Hickman!

Yay team.  We'll pickup a couple girls from the other teams (each girls team has a 'bye' or 'rest' round).

We have 2 games (girls) and 3 (boys) and we'll be on the road by 3 p.m.  Home before dark, with time to stop for a sandwhich.

y'all rally now

So, one car, and a few kids have bailed / are waffling.
So if you were at ALL thinking of driving, please do.
If your daughter (Especially: We're really short girls) is waffling, de-waffle-her. This is a good chance to show committment to her teammates/friends. I look silly if we don't have a team for a tournament, but it's a shame for the kids when we have to bail. Can't go is legitimate: but if we're at 'won't' or 'have some other things I'd like to do' can you parents give them a gentle nudge to help their team mates?

Girls: If you show up at 7 a.m. tomorrow, there is a guaranteed super secret reward! (That you'll get monday)
Hint: We're off to see the wizard! (No, It is not heart, brain, or flying monkeys).

Boys: I'll see what I can do.

Parents: We still have a tournament scheduled, leaving sunday may 6th from summit at 7 a.m. Returning by approximately 6 p.m. Boys have two games, girls have 3.

Forecast calls for 70 degrees, and sunny with no wind.

If you were waffling, and are now in, call, email or txt to let me know.


right now, I know of Devin, Piper, Jaydra, Leah, Kaitlynn, Maddie B. Just need 1 more, but more is better!

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Portland Tourney

(link has maps, etc)

leave sunday at 7 am
back before dark.

i have some MORE paper work to sign for discnw (waiver, concussion info, driving directions, etc)

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

sunday may 6

which girls are going to portland sunday, and have a ride?
which want to go and don't?
parents, can you go please?

kids, can you talk to your parents about this?
organizing rides is your responsibility.

no you may not drive yourself.