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Summer League 2020: Call for Captains

Captains! Assemble! If you’re thinking about putting together a Summer League team this year, here’s what you need to know: There’s a reward for captaining! Captains get HALF OFF summer league dues after you fulfill basic captain requirements such as … More »

Summer League 2020: Dates and Registration

NEW 2020 UPDATES: This year, there will be a Mixed League and an Open League. The Mixed League will be playing on Tuesday nights, and the Open League will be playing on Thursday nights. To improve substitutes for women, we … More »

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 … More »

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Summer League 2020: Call for Captains

Captains! Assemble! If you’re thinking about putting together a Summer League team this year, here’s what you need to know:

There’s a reward for captaining!

Captains get HALF OFF summer league dues after you fulfill basic captain requirements such as building a legal team core and submitting on time, attending the captain’s party and league draft, promoting good spirit and reporting game scores.

Reach out early!

Email the commissioners (afdcsummerleague@gmail.com) to get your core added to the list! Include the name of both captains & your team name. More information on core rules for 2019 can be found on the Summer League webpage.

Captaining is fun!

Build a core and pick who you want to play with! We’ve even put together some tips on being a good captain. Just remember, your core needs a female/male captain pair. If you’re interested in captaining, but don’t have a partner or need help filling out your core, reach out to us (afdcsummerleague@gmail.com).

Open League

AFDC will be offering an Open league for participants that do not get on a Mixed team. This will be an all draft league that will run concurrently with the Mixed League during the Summer. If you are interested in being a captain for the Open league, please let us know. We will be willing to help out anyone who is interested in being a captain. No experience necessary.

The Open League will be an All Draft League.

Summer League 2020: Dates and Registration

NEW 2020 UPDATES:

This year, there will be a Mixed League and an Open League. The Mixed League will be playing on Tuesday nights, and the Open League will be playing on Thursday nights. To improve substitutes for women, we will be implementing stricter roster ratios. This may result in fewer roster spots for men in the Mixed league. In order to offer more opportunities to play, those that are unable to get on a core or in the draft for the Mixed League are encouraged to participate in the Open League, and anyone is allowed to participate.

  • Mixed League – Tuesdays
    • Cores Due : April 23rd
    • Mixed Registration: April 29th – May 12th
    • Captain’s Party/Orientation: May 14th
    • Draft: May 19th
    • First Week of League: Week of May 25th
  • Open League – Thursdays
    • Open League Registration: May 6th – May 13th
    • Captain’s Party/Orientation: May 14th
    • Draft: May 21st
    • First Week of League: Week of May 25th

Women’s Tiered Registration

Like last year, women will have tiered registration to encourage registration and help us ensure that there are enough women for the league. Ladies, you are very important!

  • Phase 1: 4/29 – 5/5, $65
  • Phase 2: 5/6 – 5/12, $80

Register at: https://leagues.afdc.com/leagues

Men’s Registration

Men’s registration will begin 4/29 at noon and run through 5/5. The price will be $80. Registration typically fills up in less than a day. Men, get on a core! If you are interested in forming a core or captaining a team, information to do so will be coming soon.

AFDC will be offering an Open League as an option for participants that do not get on a Mixed team. This will be an all draft league that will run concurrently to the Mixed League and will not have tournaments. Registration for the Open league will open on May 6th after the Mixed Registration. The price for the Open League is $50.

Update your profile BEFORE registration, especially if you’re trying to get into one of the free-agent male openings. Otherwise you’ll be prompted to enter your real date of birth, for insurance purposes, and re-do your GRank before you’re allowed to register. While you’re at it, make sure the email address associated with your registration account is one you monitor regularly so you don’t miss the first emails from your team!

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!

 

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

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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.