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AFDC Holiday Party

We invite everyone to join us for an AFDC Holiday Party next Saturday, Dec 14 at Eventide Brewing from 6-9pm! The event is FREE and open to all members of the Atlanta ultimate community (all ages welcome). Thank you for … More »

Winter Goalty

Winter Goalty is just around the corner so get your push passes, scoobers, and booty bumps ready! Saturdays from 10:30 – 12:30 Regular season – Jan 4 –  Feb 22 End of Season Tournament –  Feb 29 Location: Grant Park … More »

12 Days Hat Tournament – Registration Open!

Join us for our 12 Days Hat Tournament and help support Atlanta’s youth ultimate players! We’ve been rained out the past few years, but that’s not holding us back from having a good time and getting back out there. It’s … More »

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AFDC Holiday Party

We invite everyone to join us for an AFDC Holiday Party next Saturday, Dec 14 at Eventide Brewing from 6-9pm! The event is FREE and open to all members of the Atlanta ultimate community (all ages welcome). Thank you for a great year and we look forward to many more!

We’ll have space at Eventide Brewing for a silent auction benefiting AFDC Grants, non alcoholic drinks and light snacks. The first 50 to arrive will receive a free beer on us (age permitting) & if you volunteered for AFDC or AFDC Juniors this year, we’ll have a beer waiting for you too. Holiday festive wear strongly encouraged!

Atlanta has a lot to celebrate in 2020:

  • 2 YCC National Champions – ATLiens & rATLers!
  • The first Color of Ultimate: ATL game
  • Brand new leagues in Cobb County
  • More club teams than ever before
  • A new pick up list option for Summer League
  • 10+ year-round leagues & tournaments for adult players
  • The retirement of two legends – George Li, AFDC Juniors Director / founder & Barry Clark, long-time TD of Club Terminus
  • A new committee & board seat – Project Diversity
  • 22 High School and 9 Middle School teams
  • Continued youth development with Learn to Play, GUM, and coaching clinics
  • The return of 12 Days after a few unfortunate rain-outs (knock on wood)
  • 2 Professional ultimate teams – Atlanta Hustle & Atlanta Soul and the inaugural season of the Professional Ultimate League started by Atlantans Maddy Frey & Angela Lin!
  • National appearances by Grady HS Varsity Boys, Atlanta Ozone, and Chain Lightning
  • Girlty!

 

Winter Goalty

Winter Goalty is just around the corner so get your push passes, scoobers, and booty bumps ready!

  • Saturdays from 10:30 – 12:30
  • Regular season – Jan 4 –  Feb 22
  • End of Season Tournament –  Feb 29
  • Location: Grant Park
  • Cost: $50

Games will consist of two 20 minute halves with a 5 minute half in-between. You’ll play two teams each week during the regular season, then battle it out bracket-style at the end of season tournament.

Registration opens December 20thvisit our leagues page to sign-up!

Registration is limited based on the number of cores that form. If you’re interested in playing, we highly recommend forming a core to secure your spot. Cores are due by December 18th and will be subject to review by captains to ensure they meet the core requirements.

Core requirements:

  • 5 person cores – 3 men / 2 women
  • 31 point gRank max for your core
  • 21 point gRank total for men

> Submit your cores, ask questions, and send bribes to jason.crowe12@gmail.com

Please note, dogs are not allowed inside the fenced in area at Grant Park. Please make other arrangements for your pets.

 

 

12 Days Hat Tournament – Registration Open!

Join us for our 12 Days Hat Tournament and help support Atlanta’s youth ultimate players! We’ve been rained out the past few years, but that’s not holding us back from having a good time and getting back out there.

It’s your standard hat tournament, with a few Atlanta quirks – see hat rules below. Holiday festive wear strongly encouraged!

  • Registration: Open NOW, sign up on our leagues page and will close by December 1st
  • When: Dec 7-8
  • Where: Georgia Soccer Park. Parking is $1.
  • Time: Saturday 9-5, Sunday 10-3
  • Cost: $35 (goes to AFDC Grants to support youth ultimate)

Registration details – Name and rank are needed to help balance teams. Please submit realistic rankings to help our commissioner and keep our event fun for everyone. There are limited spots (12 teams x 12 players) and they can fill up quickly, so secure your spot by sending in your payment today.

Check-in starts at 8:30am Saturday at the fields. The schedule will be sent to players Friday night, so if you have a first round bye you’ll register before your first game. You’ll received a jersey for your assigned team color, but jersey sizes will be handed out first come first serve, so arrive early if you need a specific size.

Fundraising – thank you for supporting Atlanta youth ultimate players! Your registration fee goes to tournament costs as well as a donation to AFDC Grants which gives scholarships to youth players. These scholarships help middle & high school players participate in leagues, YCC, attend clinics, and offset expenses that may prohibit them from playing the sport we all love. Because 12 Days is our annual fundraiser for this worthy cause, registration fee refunds are not available. You can also donate directly to AFDC Grants here (tax-deductible) and there will be additional fundraising activities you can support during this season of giving.

Hat rules – all players must wear a hat at all times while playing. Santa hats, chicken hats, cat in the hats welcome! A VISOR IS NOT A HAT. If your hat falls off while you have the disc, it’s a turn!

~~ Gentle reminder that dogs are not permitted at Georgia Soccer Park, per park rules. Please leave your fuzzy friends at home. Unfortunately, you will be asked to take them home if they make it with you to the park. We love our poochies, but must respect our field partners’ wishes. ~~

Rain (out) plan – Don’t freak out! There’s a plan! Weather has been unkind to us in the past, so if misfortune strikes again meet up at Monday Night Brewing at noon. We’ll have a bar tab set up for 12 Days participants where you’ll be able to collect your jersey and compete in some indoor fun & games instead. Hats still required!

Fancy Pants Dance Party

“The AFDC social event of the year.”

“It’s for the kids!”

“We clean up gooood.”

“How did I get home?!”

12 Days tournament participants will receive free admission to our evening social event – Fancy Pants on Saturday, December 14th. Mix and mingle with the rest of AFDC in your festive formal best. We’re finalizing location and other specifics, but mark your calendar and stay tuned for more details.

You DO NOT need to be a 12 Days participant to join us for the party. Separate tickets may be purchased for this event in advance or at the door.

 

 

2019 Middle School League End of Season Tourney

Congrats to ALL the Middle School Girls Teams for a great year!
The End of Season Tournament in Conyers was spectacular with some incredible play. In the end, ANCS won the whole thing on Universal Point against Paideia 4-3.

Congrats to all the Middle School Open Teams for a terrific year!
This year’s EOS Tournament had
* Waldorf winning the A division on Universal Point against Druid Hills 6-5.
** B Division had Henderson coming out on top of ANCS 9-6.

You can see all the game scores at the AFDC Juniors Facebook page HERE.

Fall Ultimate & Goaltimate Leagues

Sign-ups are open! for our Fall Ultimate (in-town & Cobb) and Fall Goalty Leagues! Fall is a great season for beginners or first-time league players. Most leagues feature a full draft, meaning players sign up as individuals (or in pairs) and are drafted onto even teams by captains. Learn to Play sessions will also cover the basics of throwing, rules, and spirit of the game. Got a friend that’s never played? Bring them out!

 

Fall League

  • Saturdays 10am – 1pm @ in-town fields (TBD)
  • Sep 14 – Nov 2 (~8 weeks) & EoS Nov 17 (Sun)
  • **New! All-Star Game – Nov 10 (Sun)**
  • Skill level: ALL – beginners encouraged
  • Format: All draft
  • Cost: $65
  • Registration will close Thursday, 9/5

New to Atlanta or ultimate in general – this in-town league is perfect for you! Learn to play or improve your game during this fun, social league. Email registerdusty706@gmail.com for more information or check out our Fall League page to learn more.

If you sign-up as a pair with a player that is brand new to AFDC leagues, you and your partner will receive $15 off your dues! We want to encourage you to bring significant others, co-workers, neighbors, family, friends, etc. 

Cobb Fall League

  • Mondays 7-10pm @ Terrell Mill Park
  • Sep 9 – Nov 4 (8 weeks) & EoS Nov 4
  • Skill level: ALL
  • Format: teams assigned by league commissioner
  • Cost: $50 – includes t-shirt & disc!
  • Registration will close Monday, 9/9

Coach an ultimate team (middle school, high school, or college) in Cobb county? If so, your registration is FREE! Thank you for all that you do! Email info@afdc.com for more information. Check out our Cobb Leagues page to learn more.

Fall Goalty

  • Wednesdays 7-10pm @ Coan Park
  • Sep 4 – Oct 23 (8 weeks) & EoS Oct 27 (Sun)
  • Skill level: ALL – beginners encouraged
  • Format: All draft
  • Cost: $60
  • Registration will close Monday, 8/26

Hurry! Only 5 captain spots are left. Email mccargo@gmail.com if you’re interested in captaining. Captains do not need to provide a core this year – it’s draft only! Check out our Goaltimate page to learn more.

New to 2019 – Georgia Ultimate Premier League

Check out this new opportunity for ultimate across Georgia!

The GUPL, or Georgia Ultimate Premier League, is currently looking for interested teams or free agents to join this first-year, state-wide ultimate league. More details for those interested below.

After some discussion on Reddit and as announced on their Twitter – The GUPL is a project to bridge the gap between college/league level play to club. The league will be tiered (ladder style) with teams playing for promotion or fighting relegation.

  • Open to any team in Georgia (college, club, church / friend group, etc.)
  • Divisions TBD based on interest (hoping for men’s & women’s)
  • 10 week season from Oct – Dec
  • 4 “home” and 4 “away” games per division
  • Minimal team deposit required to secure spot which will be at least partially refunded if all “away” games are played

Team entry closes Sep 8th, don’t miss out!

Contact Jim Heneghan, or reach out on GUPL’s Facebook for more information.

Share the Learn To Play MS Jamboree Aug. 17!

AFDC Juniors, Project Diversity, and USAU are holding a FREE Middle School Jamboree on Saturday, Aug. 17, at Maynard Jackson High School to spread the fun of Ultimate. All kids are welcome but registration is required. Please spread the word! Click here to register https://forms.gle/tF7DyNwJk3WYGA7C6

 

 

Check Out the Color of Ultimate: ATL Documentary!!!

The Color of Ultimate: ATL official documentary recently went public on YouTube!!!

The documentary, hosted by AFDC: Project Diversity,details the stories of players who participated in the Color of Ultimate: ATL game. The stories include why the players enjoy ultimate, what the Color of Ultimate ATL means to them, and how race and socioeconomic statues have influence their lives both in the sport of ultimate and in life at large.

Click the image above to watch the documentary!!

The film was created by TNReels with the support of USA Ultimate. You can watch the documentary’s trailer here.

The Color of Ultimate: ATL was an All-Star ultimate frisbee that showcased many of the sport’s most talented players of color from across the United States and Colombia, South America. The game took place in Atlanta, GA on June 22, 2019.

Did you miss the game? Complete footage of the game can be found here.

Premier Ultimate League & AFDC Tailgate

The first ever Premier Ultimate League (PUL) championship is this weekend! For those who are unfamiliar, the PUL is an international non-profit organization that strives to achieve equity in the sport of ultimate through myriad ways, but one of them is to showcase elite women’s ultimate from across the world!

The Atlanta Flying Disc Club is co-sponsoring a tailgate before the first game of the championship weekend and subsidizing general admission tickets to AFDC Summer League participants at a reduced price – $10 for the whole weekend! Just share that you’re with AFDC Summer League at the ticket booth to take part of this great deal.

Both semifinals games take place Friday with the finals and league awards ceremony taking place on Saturday. Atlanta’s own Soul will be playing in the second semifinals game taking on Revolution from Colombia (the country!). Come cheer on our local pros

  • Where: Silverbacks Stadium
  • When: June 28
  • Tailgate starts at 4:30 – check out the Facebook event
  • First semi’s game starts at 6:00 (New York Gridlock vs Raleigh Radiance)
  • Second semi’s game starts at 8:30 (Atlanta Soul vs Colombia Revolution)

There will be free food and a keg for Summer League participants! Don’t sweat it if you cannot make the first game, there will be plenty of time to step out for a drink or a snack. Please feel free to bring any tailgate games or other activities / items you’d like to share!

The Afterparty!

PUL finals will be back at Silverbacks Stadium on Saturday at 12:30 for anyone not playing in MST. To help celebrate ultimate and the end of this inaugural season, there will be an afterparty with dancing and mingling with your favorite PUL players.

For Summer League participants, we expect MST games to be done around 4:00, so you should have plenty of time to freshen up and head on over. There will again be an AFDC subsidy to make things cheaper – $4 fancy beers & $5 rose drafts.

  • Where: Venkman’s in O4W
  • When: doors at 7:00pm

How often to you get to party with professional athletes?!

 

The Color of Ultimate: ATL — Game Recap

Atlanta, GA – Saturday, June 22. — by Gerleen Dineros

AFDC’s Project Diversity hosted an event-packed day of ultimate on Saturday, which culminated that night with an intense all-star showcase game that ended with Team Tuba winning in sudden-death overtime 20-19 over Team Simpson.

Athletes of the highest caliber from across the country (and Colombia, South America) came together for a showcase game that truly boasted of the amount of talent each player brought to the table. Players were split into two teams; Team Simpson (the home team in dark jerseys) and Team Tuba (the away team in light jerseys). Both teams scored on serve for most of the first quarter, offenses seamlessly working the disc across the full width of the field as they swung the disc. Handlers gave their deep cutters plenty of room to run onto the disc in the endzone. Atlanta’s Michelle Yang won possession of a disc in an air battle against two defenders and got the assist to Raleigh’s Georgia Tse, for a score. Delrico Johnson, from Washington DC, was a highlight-generating machine on the night. In the first quarter, he laid out to snag a disc right in front of the endzone and then threw a scoober assist for a score to Seattle’s AJ Beard. That break gave Team Tuba the inch up they needed to edge ahead of Team Simpson at the end of the first quarter, 7-6.

Team Simpson refused to stay down for long, and they took advantage of Team Tuba’s turnovers to generate several scores. Colombia players Elizabeth Mosquera and Ximena Montaña connected a few times on the field, contributing to Simpson’s climb back on the scoreboard as they left their defenders trailing behind. Despite a considerable amount of time spent during a lightning and rain delay, players and spectators alike kept up the energy when the game was continued. Team Simpson pulled ahead at the end of the quarter, leaving the score 10-12 as they headed into a shortened third quarter.

Due to the weather delay, the quarters were shortened to eight minutes and breaks between quarters were condensed to two minutes in order to keep the game going. Both teams did their best to retain possession of the disc on offense, but Team Simpson’s second quarter lead faltered one too many times with fumbles in the middle of the field and Team Tuba pulled head at the end of the third quarter, 15-14. Dallas’ Gabe Hernandez was an unstoppable force on offense and defense going into the top of the fourth. He generated bookends, intercepting a pass from Team Tuba and scoring the point after an uncontested foul call fumbled the disc out of his hands in the endzone. Though his team pulled into the lead close to the end of the fourth quarter, Team Tuba’s players made equally as incredible plays in order to stay in the game. Delrico Johnson made a Sportscenter worthy layout grab in front of the endzone to retain possession of the disc, dishing it to Atlanta’s Jenny Choi for the reset. Choi completed the point by passing upline to Seattle’s Jesse Bolton, who threw the assist to DC’s Christian Boxley for the score, with just 12 seconds left in the game. Team Simpson struck back quickly, however, as Elizabeth Mosquera found Atlanta’s Shanye Crawford on a deep shot as time expired.

With the score ending tied 19-19 at the end of the fourth quarter and the intensity still high, the teams went into a sudden death round after a final two-minute break. Team Tuba received the disc and worked their way downfield, Team Simpson’s defense playing tight as they looked for opportunities to generate a much-needed turnover. Atlanta’s Anders Olsen threw a flick huck downfield to a streaking Manuela Cardenas, from Colombia, who came down with the disc for the score and for the win.

It’s impossible to highlight every player that participated in the Color of Ultimate, but this was easily one of the most competitive games of ultimate I have witnessed recently. Offenses took bold risks with their deep shots, often gaining high rewards as players like Shanye Crawford and Michelle Yang won battles in the air against their defenders. Defenses played tight on their person and caused turnovers with their layout D’s and spatial awareness on the field. To have such high caliber players in one arena, and to see how much joy radiated from them as they played with each other reminded me of the importance of elevating our community members who feel isolated and uninvited to the ultimate narrative. Ultimate should be accessible to everyone, and these players have shown that making changes to create racial and socioeconomic diversity could result in the inclusion that we proudly claim is unique to this sport.