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.

Goalty Registration Opens – ATP Year’s End Tournament – March Indoor Tournament Announced

Goalty Registration: December 20 to December 31

2022 Winter Goalty registration opens TOMORROW – DECEMBER 20 at NOON – and will continue to December 31.

League information HERE

Registration site HERE

Questions, comments, and cores: talk to Jason Crowe jason.crowe12@gmail.com

ATP Tournament: December 28

AWU and The Atlanta Soul are continuing the ATP program with a YEAR’S END FRIENDLY HAT TOURNAMENT on December 28 from about 5Pm to 10PM at the CENTRAL PARK MULTIPURPOSE FIELDS.

400 Merritts Ave. NE Atlanta, GA 30308

Details HERE

Registration HERE

Questions and Comments: Email info@atlantasoulultimate.com

Indoor Tournament: March 5 

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.

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

WINTER EVENTS – Athlete Training Pool

We are proud to announce that AFDC’s Atlanta Women’s Ultimate (AWU) and the Atlanta Soul are partnering up for a series of Ultimate workshops, training sessions, and TWO HAT TOURNAMENTS from November through January!

Details below, register HERE!

Questions?  Email info@atlantasoulultimate.com

COVID dashboard can be found HERE

REGISTER HERE

Winter Goalti Season ANNOUNCEMENT

We are VERY excited to get back to play with our first season of the 2022 year – WINTER GOALTIMATE!  The season runs from January 8 through February 25 with an MST and EST.  Game times are at 10:35 and 11:30 in the morning.  General registration opens December 20 and we are NOW ACCEPTING CORES.  Here’s all the details:

WHERE

Grant Park Multipurpose Fields 

537 Park Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

** Please note that DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED within the fenced area of the field.  Please make other arrangements for your pooches **

WHAT DAYS

Regular Season:  Saturdays beginning January 8th through February 25th

Mid Season Tournament: Saturday February 5th

End of Season Tournament: Saturday February 25th

WHAT TIME

Two separate rounds at 10:35 am and 11:30 am

GAME FORMAT

A game will be two halves of 20 minutes with a 5 minute half each game – you’ll play two different teams each Saturday.  Team schedules will vary week to week.

REGISTRATION

Opens December 20th at noon. 

Cost: $50

Registration will be limited based on the number of cores that form.  So, if it’s absolutely important that you play goalty this winter, make sure you get on a core or you sign up as soon as registration opens.

Registration will be a two-step process — (1) register first and then (2) pay once accepted into the league (within the allotted 48 hr payment window).

CORE/DRAFT INFORMATION

5 person cores consisting of a gender ratio of 3/2 in either female/male or male/female.

30 point core MAX (men 0-9 scale/women 0-9 scale) – 20 point MAX for men.

Cores must be submitted to me by December 16th.  Cores are subject to review by the captains.

Draft Date: Tuesday January 4th (tentative)

COVID POLICY

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

 

Questions, comments, etc….email me at jason.crowe12@gmail.com.

Winter Update – Return to Play – Goalti – Elections

2021 WINTER ANNOUNCEMENTS 

IN SHORT

  • WE ARE RETURNING TO PLAY!!!
  • Prepare your cores for WINTER GOALTI
  • #NewYearNewBoard

RETURN TO PLAY

We’re returning to play until/unless things get worse (again).  That said, the COVID situation in Atlanta is still not great.  Long story short, as of RIGHT NOW, we’re in the GREEN ZONE so precautions are up to the discretion of the event organizers.  Whether we’re in RED, YELLOW, or GREEN changes from week to week, so keep an eye out for updates.  Here’s the formal policy adopted by the organization:

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.  

Stay safe, have fun, and STAY SAFE.

GOALTI WINTER LEAGUE

We’re kicking off the new year with GOALTI!  Yes, GOALTI is returning to Grant Park on Saturdays through January and February.

For the uninitiated, Goaltimate is a lot like your normal Ultimate.  It’s like the “half-court basketball” of Ultimate.  We could try to explain it 1000 different ways through comparisons, but it might be easier to just watch a video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2h7TeLiDnA 

Expect more details to come soon, but now is the time to start assembling your cores and get ready to get teams together after Thanksgiving.

BOARD ELECTIONS

Per the bylaws the slate of incoming Board members is up for review by the members (you!).  Here’s the slate – let us know if you object to any or all of the slate.

President – Chris Cahill
Treasurer – Jacob Zirbel
Secretary – Ty Krajec (new to the board)
Ultimate – Jackie Podoll
Goaltimate – Jason Crowe
Juniors – Mark Sanders
AWU – Lily Ponitz (new to the board)
Project Diversity – Josh Feng
Webmaster – Pete Holiday
Social – Jacob Dangler (new to the board)

COVID-19 Check In: Fall 2021

Due to updated local public health guidance, we are suspending league play until further notice. We look forward to resuming play as soon as is safe and practical.

Volunteers wanted!

It’s that time of year again!

AFDC is looking for volunteers to help with running all parts of the organization – from graphic work to running leagues and events to managing the board and returning to play.  If you’re interested or know someone who might be, then send me an e-mail at secretary@afdc.com

Best,
Chris

Summer Registration is OPEN

Registration for 2021 Summer Ultimate is now open! Click HERE to register today!

Current Plan
Tuesday and Thursday evenings, July 8th – August 5th
End of Season on Saturday, August 7th

We’re also still looking for captains. If you’re interested, please reach out to afdcsummerleague@gmail.com

We’re Returning to Play!

Hopefully you’ve found your cleats by now, or purchased new ones… so you can join us on the field this summer! Read about what we’ve got in store below –

Open Play

First up, we’re hosting a few Open Play sessions in June. “Open Play” is a new format for us and one that we hope to do much more of this year and beyond – it’s essentially AFDC hosted pick-up! We’ll book and set up fields then encourage anyone that’s interested to

come out and have fun playing ultimate. We’ll be on-site to teach you the ropes if you’re new, help you practice your throws, or review the finer points of self-officiating and Spirit of the Game with you.

It’s free for anyone to play, but you’ll need to check-in and sign an AFDC waiver when you arrive. This is pick-up, so be sure to bring a light & dark. Follow us on social media @atlantaultimate for posts about up-coming opportunities near you!

  • June 12, Central Park 10am-Noon
  • June 19, Old 4th Ward Park 10am-Noon Cancelled
  • June 27, Boulevard Crossing 10am-Noon

In compliance with City of Atlanta health guidelines, masks or proof of vaccination will not be required at these outdoor events (subject to change as needed).

An Ultimate League This Summer

In July, we’ll be hosting a more traditional adult ultimate league for those looking for more regular playing opportunities with friends. Following the most unconventional of years, the format of this league will also be a little unconventional.

It’s a league. It’s in the summer. But don’t think of it as our traditional Summer League. Don’t freak out! More details to come.

If you’re interested in captaining a team this year, please email our commissioners at afdcsummerleague@gmail.com to get in the know around what’s coming next!

Club Terminus

To give local USA Ultimate club teams taking shape a playing opportunity to be tested together before competing regionally or nationally, we’re also planning to host Club Terminus, just a little later than usual this summer. Terminus is a USAU sanctioned tournament and teams & players must be registered with USAU to participate.

We’re currently looking at field availability & will announce a date soon.

We WILL have a women’s division as many tournaments in the southeast have unfortunately cancelled theirs and fostering diverse playing opportunities is a cornerstone of the AFDC’s mission.

Email our Tournament Director (terminustd@gmail.com) to express interest in submitting a bid.

Photo credits: Aileen Thomas