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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 … More »

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 … More »

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. … More »

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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,

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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/ 

Winter Goalty – Program Cancellation

AFDC is canceling winter goalty due to COVID. We have adopted a policy for the City of Atlanta to be out of the ‘Red’ metrics for 10 days before play can continue. With current predictions it is unlikely we’d play in January at all. If the best case scenario occurs then the league may have half the scheduled weekends to play.

We came up with many different contingency plans on things we could have done, but it would have required a lot of labor for the mere prospect of playing. Managing the day by day, communicating, dealing with potential partial refunds, etc. It became clear that the best plan is to cancel the program and issue complete refunds.

Registration is closed and refunds will be issued soon.  We apologize for the inconvenience – we’re disappointed too.  We will be trying for Spring weeknight goalty. We’re planning a draft league with paired captains.

Stay safe everybody.

ALL EVENTS ON HOLD – COVID UPDATE

Due to the recent and sudden spread of COVID-19, all AFDC events are postponed until further notice.  The City of Atlanta’s current dashboard can be found HERE.  AFDC’s COVID response policy is as follows:

The Atlanta Flying Disc Club will continue to base policy decisions on the guidance from the City of Atlanta, which uses a Red-Yellow-Green system found HERE.  When Red, all play is suspended.  When Yellow, play is allowed within current City of Atlanta and CDC guidelines and recommendations.  Accordingly, when Yellow, all players will need to provide proof of vaccination to play without a mask.  All other players will be required to wear a mask while playing and on the sideline.  Players who violate mask rules will be removed from play.  When Green, play is allowed without modification.  During Yellow and Green phases, it is at the organizer’s discretion to implement additional safety measures beyond what is outlined above.  

Individual program updates will be coming out soon and/or sent to those affected individually.

Stay safe everybody.

Indoor Tournament – March 5 – REGISTRATION OPEN

Indoor Tournament: March 5 | XL Sports

Details and Registration Information

RETURN OF THE AFDC INDOOR TOURNAMENT! After 2 long years, we are happy to announce that AFDC will be hosting the indoor tournament in Fairborn again! It’s a mixed, 5v5 mini tournament that will take place on March 5th at XL Sports . There is room for 8 teams and play will be in the evening starting around 7 and going until 11. Interested? Well here’s more information:

WHERE

XL Sports World

1245 Oakley Industrial Blvd.,Fairburn, GA 30213

GOOGLE MAP LINK

WHEN

March 5th, 2022 – Play will start at 7 PM and go until 11PM

GAME FORMAT

FACILITY RULE: XL SPORTS WORLD DOES NOT ALLOW CLEATS!!! You will either need to wear flats or turf shoes.

Games will be timed – there will be 2 halves of 8 minutes each with a 2 minute half time for a total or 18 minutes

Style – make it, drop it. As soon as a team scores, possession will switch to the other team starting on the goal line of the end zone that was just scored in (there are no pulls)

Subbing – this will be hockey style so you can sub at any point during game play

REGISTRATION

Opens Now!

Cost: $300 per team

Please email Brooks Anderson to reserve a spot. This will be first come first serve so the quicker you can reserve, the better!

EMAIL brooksanderson2010@gmail.com 

TEAM SIZE

Teams will be capped at 15 (8/7 men to women ratio or vice versa)

Due to the size of the tournament and interest in the past, we are not expecting there to be room for a free agent team.

COVID POLICY

This league is available to only vaccinated individuals. Before playing an individuals vaccine status will be checked by the commissioner.

If you have any questions, comments, or are ready to reserve your spot, please reach out to me at brooksanderson2010@gmail.com.