Saturday, June 08, 2013

Great season.

Congrats on a great season.  The Summit Storm Boys finish 7th out of 13, and top 25 in the country.  The Girls picked up a couple wins this season, and have really built in terms of numbers, consistency and enthusiasm.

Set lofty goals for yourself, and then work to meet them.  The plan is to start as soon as school is out, meeting monday, wednesday, and friday at 8:30 a.m..  We'll throw a lot add in some drills, then play ulty, goalty, or mini. 

Throw, throw, throw, and watch lots of video. Tufts vs. Dartmouth here.  It's funny, an old Seattle team mate of mine is the coach at Dartmouth and he has them use Seattle's old call to go from zone to man.  "Baker".  As in Mt. Baker.  I don't think there are any strato-volcanoes near Dartmouth.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

lots of stuff

Single Gender State Lodging.
Tie-Dye Party.
Coed Rosters.

Single Gender State Lodging
What Christina Said: Encourage lodging with families.  Girls are set.  Talk to Christina.
No word on boys.  But Looking into it.

Games at Pine nursery Park.  SAturday, May 11, Sunday May 12.
Final Schedule ... TBD
at fields by 8, done 3 ish both days. 
check email for google doc.

one girls team: numbers look good, probably in the 13-17 range.

boys, tough call: one 20 man Varsity team, and as many kids who want to be on the roster and hang out...
a 20 man varsity and 15 man JV.  Be a tough row to Hoe for JV, but, valuable experience.  Lots more paperwork for me to take both... but I'm game. 
tie-dye friday get together:
i want to tie-dye the cotton shirts.  you'd wash and dry yours and bring it to me.... I have a cool design... and we have good dye...  need a host, and the buckets from the car wash... and some worker bees to help me fold and dip.  Trust me, they'll look cool.  If no one can host friday afternoon evening, I'll just get some help to fold them at practice, and i'll dye them.... 
Rosters:  Both teams have varsity level players.  BRUTAL to split the team: Thanks to Christina for help.
Big thanks to  Matt, and Ryan S who have graciously agreed to bolster the JV team with skill and experience.  There are also some 1st years on the Varsity team, who I'm putting into positions to express their strengths, and see what happens.

Sunday players: Aidan and/or Seth.
Injured: Chad Rogers, Ronak Patel, Kristin Strom
Pre-arranged absence for this weekend: Tristan, Niko, Cole,

I'll switch up the "Swing Players" at Single Gender.
Goal would be 20 person varsity, and 15 person JV for westerns.

Emma Malmquist

Braedon Petrus
Cameron Ficher
Zeb Millslagle
max millslagle
skyler kenna
Dahlio Losch
Larson Schluter
Carl Acacich
Walker Sorley
Taylor White
*sunday player
Scott Nonweiler
Ian Hecker
Zack Barry
Chris Williams

Piper Tozer
Mickel Allred
Emily Howard
Nerad Mangai
Amity Fisher
Laura Robson
Olivia Moehl
Kaitlynn Hickman

Kyle Switzer
Ryan Schluter
Ryan Smallwood
Matt Hecker
Demetri Hovekamp
Nolan Killgore
Grant Mansour
John Cobbs
Keaton Courtwright
Caleb Goldstein-miller
Brady Hewitson
Colby Messih
Cathal Doyle
Nick Berkulis
Massimo Larsen
Jack Pepper

Friday, May 03, 2013

Friday, May the Fourth be with you.

Some more practice pics.
7 on the line.

He's open, but not sure what was going on.

Scott with the Goal-A

Coach T getting ready to pwn

Who gets it?

Amity for the goal

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Pratice Pics.

Fun day today, it's getting hotter.  You know what would taste better than anything on a day like today? Ice water.  And I do have a giant gatorade cooler we can bring to practice if someone wants to tote it.

 Let see Some pics, shall we?
They should enlarge when you click them.
Extensive professional level cropping went into this.

Larsen running it down.

 Colby, digging deep.
 Kyle, Just Chilling out

 Zeb, finishing the play.
 At first I didn't like this one, but it grew on me.  The ONLY thing that is in focus is the Frisbee.  Is it some kind of metaphor?



Sunday, April 28, 2013

upcoming week.


Good turnout at the Carwash.  A few people neither came, nor communicated, etc.  Rats.  It was a lot of work, and that much time out in the sun left me tired!  If you were tired Sunday, think what a 2 day tournament will be like: Hydrate, Sunscreen, eat.  We did well:  MANY people who had their car washed commented on how excellent you were:  I was especially impressed with how good y'all were about recognizing missed spots as cars dried and DEALING with it.  People notice.  The "Ultimate" Car-wash indeed.  Maybe next year, instead of a carwash, we'll offer expensive cleaning and detailing.  Lower volume, higher quality. Just a thought.

I'd like to have a post practice BBQ soon.  We can truck a Grill to the fields, have it at a parents house in the neighborhood behind the fields (got a couple parents), or just burn some coal in the grills at the fields, (near the pavillions), and eat after.

Practice this week, coed tryouts.  I'll take attendance all week:  We'll have separate scrimmages tuesday and thursday for people who are planning on attending states in 2 weeks.  The monday, wed, practices are most-optional, but since I have to choose A-Team b-team, attendance will be a factor (along with seniority/experience, skill, roles, previous tournaments, season long attendance, etc).

If everyone on the 'league teams' was going to tournaments, it'd be 3 coed teams, and 2 boys/1 girl teams for state.  It's probably not as simple.

Tryout drills will be a 2 v 2 mark break drill, huck drill / come under drill with decision making/completions important, 500 drill, and a couple others.  Scrimmages will be balanced, and athletes  who aren't going to tournaments should come:  They will play either goaltimate, or something else, after participating in drills.  Monday, Wed, Friday, we'll also do some of these drills.

We're trying to fill these roles:

Roles you can fill:
DEFENDER: Job Description.  Shut down your person.  HOLD THE MARK. Don't get beat to the force side.  Basic catch and throw and dump it to handlers, with no turnovers.  (Everyone should be trying out for this role). Examples: Aidan, Nico. But everyone needs this to be their starting point.

PRIMARY HANDLER (0, 1):  Get open at will, over and over.  Break mark at will.  Able to consistently hit long throws in Drills.  Primary zone handler.  Excellent decision making skills.  (POSITION FILLED) (jk, but, the window is closing:  be honest about your ability to huck a flick, consistently break mark, and ability to NEVER turn it over in zone). BEST Ex: Braedon.  Jaydra.

SECONDARY HANDLER (1,a):  SAME as primary handlers, but you don't need the monster flick.  Break mark, decision making, and very 'risk averse' (this means don't turn it over.  Handle in zone. BEST EX: Chris Williams.

CUTTERS: DEEP(3,4,b,c):  Willingness to run deep, and out run your defender all over field. Hit short open forehands.  Break mark with backhand and dump.  In zone, play Deep or Wing. First thought is ALWAYS to go towards opponents endzone.  Best EX: Emma (in co-ed).  Max for Boys.

Cutters: MID(2,3,b):  Same as DEEP cutters (get open deep), but also the responsibility to POP in a zone. Ability to hit longer forehand an advantage. Decision making, and knowing your throws are key.  BEST EX: Dahlio

If we have money after fees: I found a cool weather-proof boom box that we could get.