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COVID-19 Check-in: Fall Edition

In short: – We are not holding Fall leagues.  Stay safe everybody. – Volunteer to help lead us into 2021 and beyond!  Sign up HERE We are constantly monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and eager to return to play but the … More »

COVID-19 Check-in

It’s been a little over a month since we suspended activities and with recent changes in Georgia, we wanted to check-in with everyone again to provide another comprehensive update. Primarily, it’s still too early to tell when we will be … More »

All Ultimate Activities Suspended

Due to the changing response to COVID-19 by the nation, state, and local governments, we are suspending all Summer League planning until further notice. We look forward to resuming play as soon as is safe and practical. As a community, … More »

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COVID-19 Check-in: Fall Edition

In short:
– We are not holding Fall leagues.  Stay safe everybody.
– Volunteer to help lead us into 2021 and beyond!  Sign up HERE

We are constantly monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and eager to return to play but the safety of the community is our primary concern, therefore we will NOT be holding any Fall leagues this year.  We are continuing to look to state & local governments and the CDC for guidance as it relates to our league events, as well as USAU for sanctioned play like our Terminus and High School States tournaments.  Field closings and health concerns are making future-state planning difficult, but we are considering many options including smaller-scale league head to heads, hat tournaments, and open play.  Input from the community has been exceptionally valuable in our considerations and we welcome any discussion on the subject.

We are also in the yearly election cycle for the Board of Directors!  This is a 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit led by elected members of our community and we welcome you to volunteer.  Even if you’re not up for leadership but you do have a willingness to take a roll in the organization and skills that can help the community, please tell us about you!

Here is a link to our form: https://forms.gle/tYUmBTBJsuQhMJNh7 

COVID-19 Check-in

It’s been a little over a month since we suspended activities and with recent changes in Georgia, we wanted to check-in with everyone again to provide another comprehensive update.

Primarily, it’s still too early to tell when we will be able to return to play or what that might look like when the time comes. We continue to listen to guidance from state & local governments and the CDC as it relates to our league events as well as USAU for sanctioned play like our Terminus and High School States tournaments. Field closings and uncertain player interest are making future-state planning difficult, but we are considering many options including smaller-scale league head to heads, hat tournaments, and open play. We expect to have ultimate and goaltimate playing opportunities again, but don’t quite know what that will look like yet.

What we do know:

  • [4.23] Georgia’s Public Health State of Emergency was renewed until May 13 and instructs residents to practice social distancing and refrain from gatherings of more than 10 people (with some exceptions).
  • Ultimate & goaltimate play are not conducive to these guidelines.
  • [4.17] USAU’s update reaffirms the suspension of sanctioned events through May 10 and will evaluate events on a case by case basis subsequently.

Summer League – All Summer League planning has been suspended until further notice. We look forward to resuming play as soon as is safe and practical.

Youth Elite Ultimate (YEU), formerly YCCTryouts for our 4 Atlanta YEU teams, cATLanta, rATLers, ATLiens & ATLas, have been postponed, but registration is open! As we learn more, we’ll communicate tryout dates, practice schedules, and plans for up-coming tournament competition.

Atlanta Women’s Ultimate (AWU) – We’re postponing the club kick-off, townhall and other in-person gatherings for the time being and since the USAU club season has been delayed and the PUL 2020 season suspended. We’ve brainstormed some virtual hangouts and creative tournament ideas when circumstances allow, so stay tuned!

Club Terminus – We’re tentatively on, but don’t have a date yet (for hopefully obvious reasons..). Like Summer League, lots of factors go into planning a large event like this so we’re considering various scenarios and smaller scale options for what this event might look like down the road.

Juniors Leagues & HS States – We’re following USAU’s lead, but with activities suspended until May 10th, this likely means seasons are over as communicated previously. Follow us on social media (@afdcjuniors) to stay connected or let us know how you’re doing!

Spring Leagues – These leagues have been cancelled (Spring Ultimate, Spring Cobb Ultimate, Spring Goaltimate). We’re still working on refunds, please bear with us as we work through the backlog.

In other news,

All Ultimate Activities Suspended

Due to the changing response to COVID-19 by the nation, state, and local governments, we are suspending all Summer League planning until further notice. We look forward to resuming play as soon as is safe and practical.

As a community, we would appreciate your suggestions and input on the matter. Please e-mail any comments and suggestions to info@afdc.com for discussion.

Summer League 2020: Call for Captains

April 21, 2020 COVID-19 UPDATE

Due to the changing response to COVID-19 by the nation, state, and local governments, we are suspending all Summer League planning until further notice. We look forward to resuming play as soon as is safe and practical.

As a community, we would appreciate your suggestions and input on the matter. Please e-mail any comments and suggestions to info@afdc.com for discussion.

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Summer League 2020: Dates and Registration

April 21, 2020 COVID-19 UPDATE

Due to the changing response to COVID-19 by the nation, state, and local governments, we are suspending all Summer League planning until further notice. We look forward to resuming play as soon as is safe and practical.

As a community, we would appreciate your suggestions and input on the matter. Please e-mail any comments and suggestions to info@afdc.com for discussion.

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COVID-19 Response – All Activities Suspended

You’ve probably seen a lot of communications like this recently, but we wanted to gather AFDC’s response to all things COVID-19 in one place.

First & foremost, we hope everyone is staying safe and following best practices to keep the community safe as well. We have currently suspended all activities in response to the evolving situation, including all games, leagues, events & meetings. While there is no specific end-date at this time, we’re continually evaluating the situation in hopes of returning as soon as safely possible and will communicate updates as we have them.

Adult leagues have been cancelled for the season: 

  • Spring Ultimate
  • Cobb County Spring Ultimate
  • Spring Goaltimate

Please contact your captains and commissioners for more information about the cancellations.

Registration for up-coming leagues will be on hold until we have a more firm understanding of when safe play may resume.

AFDC Juniors events have been postponed. AFDC Juniors is an affiliate of USA Ultimate (USAU) which, in alignment with CDC guidelines, has postponed all sanctioned activity through May 10th, 2020. This effectively means we cannot host any events until this time at the earliest and that the 2020 season is over.

We are exploring options to host some sort of tournament after May 10th, however given the many variables associated with this we think it’s best to consider the season over. If we’re able to play after May 10th that will be a bonus, but this seems to be more realistic than expecting the season to resume in full at any point this year.

We are extremely disappointed by the current situation and saddened for all our participants: whether it’s seniors who will miss their final season or younger players who are missing out on a year of development and camaraderie.

Sincerely,

Your AFDC Board

 

ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Board Meeting

ANNOUNCEMENT: The first quarterly open meeting of the AFDC Board of Directors 

You’re invited to attend and participate in the first quarterly meeting of the AFDC Board.  AFDC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization and as such holds quarterly open meetings at which all members of the organization are invited and offered an opportunity to participate.

When: 7:00pm on March 26
Where: Orpheus Brewery
1440 Dutch Valley Pl NE,
Atlanta, GA 30324

Main points on the agenda:
– Spring programs
– 2020 Goals
 – OPEN Media/Marketing position 

Please submit all questions, comments, and concerns to info@afdc.com prior to the meeting.

ALSO – we are actively looking for a MEDIA AND MARKETING aficionado to volunteer a small amount of time to the organization.  Please let us know if you’re interested.

Spring League 2020

Spring League is back – and it is going to be a party! I (Thomas) will be taking over the commissioning reigns. We are working on some after game events to keep the fun going. And most importantly… End of Season and Shaky Knees are different weekends! YAY!

3 more captain spots left! Let me know if you are interested. I can help you make a core.

Play

  • Regular Season: Saturdays, March 7th through May 2nd
  • EOS Tournament: May 9th at GSP
  • Games will be at Boulevard Crossing (upper and lower) &, Walker Park from 10am to 1pm
  • Play is 5/2 men/women

Registration/Draft

Cores

  • Cores are due before registration begins
  • Cores will consist of 5 men and 3 women
  • Max total ranking is 43

Captains (thus far)

Captain 1

Captain 2

Team Name

1

Thomas Apsey

Gratuitous Party

2

Patrick Dogan

Dan Matisoff

Big Gulps

3

Michelle Sloan

Matt Kress

Wild Wild Kress

4

Dusty Register

Rose Missildine

Stanley Yelnats

5

Matt Zheng

Jessica Wackerman

Wack Attack

6

Marvin Barge

Becca Colbert

Party Barge

7

Kallie Monroe

James Lowel

The Delaware

8

Brett Lacy

Maggie Lovatt

Drinks Well

9

Brooks Anderson

Hello, Mr. Anderson

10

Could Be You

11

Captain a Team

12

Bring Your Friends

Contact me know if you have any questions: tizzomas20 at gmail dot com

Get ready to have a blast!

<3,

T$ (Thomas)

Cobb County Spring League – Registration is OPEN

AND WE’RE BACK!!
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Cobb County Monday Night Mixed League RETURNS for another fabulous year in 2020!  Spring League registration is NOW OPEN at https://leagues.afdc.com/leagues/5e3504f599e07eda990057dd

Registration is OPEN until FEBRUARY 29.  80 Spots for men, 60 for women.

10 week season with an End of Season Tournament

Per player feedback, here’s some adjustments to the format:

– One game a night (not two)

– Lower fees (yay!)

– Shirts included (not discs)

– Captains pick teams!

Make sure you comment in the registration any team or partner preferences!

 

For more information see http://www.afdc.com/ultimate/cobb-league/

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!