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12 Days Hat Tournament – Registration Open!

The rumors are true! 12 Days is making its triumphant return! We are stoked to be bringing back Atlanta’s favorite hat tournament. Hat tournaments are great ways to play with folks you wouldn’t normally have the chance to in standard … More »

Fall League Pickup!

2022 Fall League Pickup  Fall League is currently underway, and registration is now closed. However, feel free to come out and meet some members of the AFDC at any of the pick up games below. Fall League Pick Up Thursday, … More »

LEAGUE ANNOUNCEMENT – Women and Girls’ Ultimate League

This league, exclusively for gender expansive and women/girl-identifying players, is back with a new format! On Sunday nights, come out to develop your play and build connections and community – every league night will start with skills and drills and … More »

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12 Days Hat Tournament – Registration Open!

The rumors are true! 12 Days is making its triumphant return! We are stoked to be bringing back Atlanta’s favorite hat tournament. Hat tournaments are great ways to play with folks you wouldn’t normally have the chance to in standard league play.

We hope you’ll join us in December for a great weekend of frisbee and fun!

Here’s all the important information you’ll need:

  • Registration is now OPEN and will close on December 9th!
  • When: Dec 17th – 18th
  • Where: Atlanta Polo Fields, 4563 Polo Lane Atlanta, GA
  • Time: Saturday 9-5, Sunday 10-3
  • Cost: $45 (includes a jersey)
  • Pet policy not confirmed yet – will update!

Registration details: As with all AFDC ultimate/goaltimate events you will register through the leagues page. There will be limited spots. We will have 15 players per team with 12 teams total. This will be a fully mixed tournament so a 4/3 ratio will be the default.

Check-in: Starts at 8:30am Saturday at the fields. The schedule will be sent to players Friday night. You’ll receive a Spin 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.

Hat rules: All players must wear a hat at all times while playing. Santa hats, chicken hats, cat in the hats welcome! There will be a prize for the best hat! If your hat falls off while you have the disc, it’s a turn!

       

Youth Donation Drive: We will have a donation box near the registration tent, so please bring with you any old jerseys, cleats, cones, frisbees, pinnies/reversibles, etc. to donate to Atlanta youth players. We will also accept regular clothes and items to donate to a local organization. This is not required but does help those that need it!

In addition to the 12 Days Hat Tournament… We’re excited to bring back the fanciest pantsiest party for ultimate players in Atlanta. That’s right – Fancy Pants will be happening as well! Participants in 12 Days will get a discount on their Fancy-Pants ticket!

Look out for a separate post about the Fancy-Pants party!

Sean Finlay will be the TD for 12 Days so please reach out to him if you have any questions and/or if you would like to help with set-up! seant.finlay@gmail.com

Photos by Christina Schmidt for UltiPhotos.com

Fall League Pickup!

2022 Fall League Pickup 

Fall League is currently underway, and registration is now closed. However, feel free to come out and meet some members of the AFDC at any of the pick up games below.

  • Fall League Pick Up
    • Thursday, September 22nd – 6:00 to 8:00pm – Boulevard Multipurpose (Lower fields)
    • Thursday, September 29th – 6:30 to 8:30pm – Boulevard Multipurpose (Lower fields)
  • Fall League Clinic + Fall Pick Up
    • Thursday, October 6th – 5:15 to 7:30pm – Boulevard Multipurpose (Lower fields)
  • Fall League Pick Up
    • Thursday, October 13th – 5:15 to 7:30pm – Boulevard Multipurpose (Lower fields)
    • Thursday, October 20th – 5:15 to 7:30pm – Boulevard Multipurpose (Lower fields)
  • Halloween Themed Clinic and Pick Up Event
    • Thursday, October 27th – 5:15 to 7:30pm – Boulevard Multipurpose (Lower fields)
  • Fall League Pick Up
    • Thursday, November 3rd – 5:15 to 7:30pm – Boulevard Multipurpose (Lower fields)
    • Thursday, November 10th – 5:15 to 7:30pm – Boulevard Multipurpose (Lower fields)

LEAGUE ANNOUNCEMENT – Women and Girls’ Ultimate League

This league, exclusively for gender expansive and women/girl-identifying players, is back with a new format! On Sunday nights, come out to develop your play and build connections and community – every league night will start with skills and drills and end with small-field games.

Players will be able to join up at any point in the season, and the first night of league is free – no need to register in advance. So invite anyone who is new to ultimate to check out a night of league and see if they like it!

We will have two hat-style tournaments at mid-season and end-of-season, which are included in your league registration and also open for one-time registration. Let your friends know if they can’t commit to the season, they can register for just a tournament!

If you have any questions or are interested in helping plan/facilitate the skills and drills, email Lily at lilyponitz@gmail.com.

Dates and Details:

  • Registration will open on August 29
  • Normal league nights will be Sundays 5-7pm at in-town fields
    • September 18: League Starts
    • November 19 & 26: Break, No League
  • Tournaments will be Sundays ~1-7pm at in-town fields
    • October 30: Mid-Season Costume Hat Tournament
    • December 18: End-of-Season Hat Tournament

Gender expansive or women/girl-identifying players who are high school age and up can play.

Costs:

  • Entry to either Hat Tournament alone is $20 / tournament
  • Entry to the league, if you start attending before Mid-Season, is $40
  • Entry to the league, if you start attending after Mid-Season, if $20
  • Attend your first normal Sunday league night for free, and then register/pay if you plan to come back

Essentially, when you are registering for the league, you’re paying for the tournaments and getting all the skills and drills and play in between for free!

LEAGUE ANNOUNCEMENT – Fall Ultimate League

The rumors are true, Fall League is back starting September! We’re gonna keep this short and sweet, but wanted to make sure you had everything on your calendar to come play with us!

Fall league will have a little something for everyone, however, regular games will be played on Saturday mornings! We’re holding Thursday nights for some clinics and a couple of other surprises!

Team and Captain info:

Teams will be mixed 5/2 or 4/3, and other items will be decided based on the number of people who sign up, so SIGN UP EARLY! If you are interested in captaining a team, email jonnaleanne@gmail.com.

Registration will open on August 29th!

Regular Season: Saturdays, September 17th – November 12 (10:00-1:00). 

Thursday, September 15th, we’ll be having a kick off event before the season for everyone to come out and meet your team, and also, work it out, if any of you are coming back for the first time in a while.

EOST (End of Season Tournament): November 19th (More info to come)

Recap: International Invitations, Terminus 2022

We had an AMAZING week last week to include games with teams from all over the region and THE WORLD! Here’s a brief recap…


Hosting Germany and Australia

Team Germany and Team Australia stopped by on their way to Birmingham for THE WORLD GAMES.  We were thrilled to host these top-level national teams for some fun and spirited exhibition games throughout the week.

 

We were stoked to make new friends and build international relations among the global Ultimate community.


Terminus 2022

With 29 teams across three divisions and well-over 500 people in attendance, Terminus came back from the break in HUGE fashion as AFDC’s premier USAU sanctioned tournament.

After two FULL days of competition, three teams were crowned our 2022 Terminus Champions.

Women’s Division: Atlanta Ozone

Mixed Division: Athens Murmur

Open Division – Kennesaw, “Kennesaw and Friends”, Delirium

Full schedule and standings can be found HERE.

WE’RE HIRING

AFDC is proud to announce that we are now hiring an Executive Director to help manage the organization’s programs. This person will be the central position and point of contact for programs, logistics, and fundraising for the entire nonprofit organization.

  • Full time, salaried position
  • Benefits package
  • Bonus opportunities
  • AND ALL THE FUN OF ORGANIZING AN AMAZING ULTIMATE COMMUNITY!

We are accepting applications through August 7.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO APPLY. 

Summer League 2022 – Details

Winter is wasted, and Spring has nearly settled. The scene is almost set for our best league yet (at least in our biased opinion): Summer League! Join us for what is sure to be an enjoyable Summer of Ultimate with AFDC!

Registration Dates:
Monday, May 9th for women
Monday, May 16th for men

League Fees:
$60 for women (5/9-5/15)
$80 for women (starting 5/16)
$80 for men

League Days and Times:
Tuesdays and Thursdays – 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
May 31st through August 4th

Tournament Dates (Tentative):
Mid Season – July 9th & 10th
End of Season – August 6th & 7th

At this time, Covid-19 vaccination is highly encouraged but not required to participate.

Visit our Summer League page HERE for more information!

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT – Spring Social

SUNDAY APRIL 17 – SPRING SOCIAL

We are proud to announce a Spring Social – Hat Tournament – Pickup – Workshop and Clinic!

We have fields at Wallace Park 6289 Pisgah Rd SW, Austell, GA 30168 – ALL DAY!  Here’s what we have planned:

Hat Tournament

4 team morning hat tournament.  60 players divided randomly onto 4 teams to play 3 games from 9:00 to 1:30.  Teams will play 4/3 mixed and registration will be open for 40 male-matching and 20 female-matching players.

Registration runs March 12 to April 13.  $25 for women, $30 for men.  There are three registration options – one for men, one for women, and one specifically for pairs of men and women to register together.  Feel free to request pairs even if you didn’t sign up specifically together.

Pickup

Three rounds of pickup will run ALL AFTERNOON!!!  Games will loosely run around 1:30, 3:00, and 4:30… but it’s pickup so come and go as you please.  Come on by!

Clinic / Workshop

Three rounds of clinics and workshops will run ALL AFTERNOON!!!  Clinics and workshops will run around 1:30, 3:00, and 4:30 for beginners and players of all levels and ages to work on fundamental skills and strategy for all positions.  This is a no-cost clinic – come on out and have fun!

We are looking for volunteers to help run the clinic – volunteers will be selected on need and experience, and will get a voucher for a FREE LEAGUE if selected.  Let us know if you are interested by emailing info@afdc.com

LEAGUE ANNOUNCEMENT – SPRING ULTIMATE

Spring Ultimate League: March 12 – April 30 | EOST (hat) May 7

Details and Registration Information

It has been 2 years since I had to tell everyone to hang up their cleats for the season due to Covid and it killed me to do it. Now, it is starting to look safer out there, so it is time to come out of hibernation and play some Ultimate again! 

Mixed 5/2 or 4/3, and other items will be decided based on the number of people who sign up, so SIGN UP EARLY!  If you are interested in captaining a team, let me know. There are still captain spots available.  A new twist we are trying this year is a Hat Tournament instead of EoST to have more mixing and mingling of people in the AFDC. Come make a new friend! 

We will be having Spring League Ultimate this year. YAY!

Regular Season: Saturdays, March 12 – April 30 (10:00-1:00).  Field locations are Benteen Park, Boulevard Crossing (lower), and Grant Park.

EOST Hat Tournament: May 7th at Grant Park.

Registration fee: $60

COVID POLICY: FULLY VACCINATED

You must be fully vaccinated with boosters in order to play or attend.  Boosters must be taken before 2/25/2022.  Upload your COVID Vaccination Card here: leagues.afdc.com/covid

Anyone who does not submit a vaccination card will be removed from the league before teams are picked – they will not be drafted.  

Registration Opens THIS MONDAY 2/7/22

I have missed you all so much and I cannot wait for a chance for us all to come together, enjoy time with our friends, and play some Ultimate.

Be safe, check and make sure you gear still works (might need some new turfs/cleats), go out for a pre-season jog, and get ready to get back to the best sport ever!

<3,

T$

COVID UPDATE – RETURN TO PLAY!

AFDC is returning to play!

Your AFDC COVID-Committee has been hard at work discussing different approaches and options in an effort to update our COVID policy.  Safety of our players and the general public is our primary concern.  Based on state/local recommendations and what other local, regional, and national disc-sport organizations have done, we are updating our approach….

… long story short, WE ARE RETURNING TO PLAY!!

Here’s the details of our updated COVID policy: 


1.  All participants in leagues and events must be fully vaccinated or wear masks.  Fully vaccinated means having received all vaccines and boosters currently recommended – as of today, the two-part vaccine plus the booster.  Vaccine cards can be uploaded and reviewed through the registrations site.  Anyone not fully vaccinated must wear a mask while playing and on the sidelines.  Each event may have additional or more restrictive safety measures as determined by their organizers.  

2.  Regular COVID committee meetings will be held quarterly to re-assess the state of COVID, public health recommendations, and our policy.  Special COVID meetings may be called by any member of the COVID committee for sudden changes in the state of COVID, to be held within one-week of calling the meeting.  


Similar to USAU, we are checking vaccine status in event registration.  You can upload a picture of your vaccine card on the registrations website HERE (https://leagues.afdc.com/covid) through the linked google form.

We will be checking these.  We will remind you if you aren’t in compliance with league rules before the league starts, and you will not be able to play unless we confirm that you’re playing by the rules.  If it helps, consider these rules similar to “dangerous play” or SOTG violations.

Please note that AFDC Juniors is adopting its own policy, similar to this but based on USAU and APS guidelines.  Talk to your coaches about the details.

The policy may be updated.  The current policy and FAQs can be found on the Policies page under the About tab above, or by clicking here: https://www.afdc.com/policies/