The time for HS Winter Mixed Ultimate is approaching! This season will run from late November through mid-February. As in the past, the league will be run by DiscNW. Each team will have 8 or 9 league games (beginning Dec 4th), plus 1-2 potential playoff games. Games will be held on the Seattle side on weekends, generally Saturdays but potentially Sundays as well.
The mixed season is open to all genders in grades 9 through 12, and teams will have a balance of players selecting male and female matchups. (For DiscNW’s gender inclusion policy, see here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/509f4uabyw9oxbj/DiscNW%20Gender%20Inclusion%20Policy.pdf?dl=0.) It is our hope that Bainbridge will be able to field two teams: a Varsity and a Junior Varsity squad.
Due to issues with field space, coaching availability, and the need to maintain proper gender-matchup ratios, we cannot guarantee that every interested student will be granted a roster spot this season. We will do our best to accommodate as many players as possible, but want to be up front about this to set appropriate expectations.
In order to be considered for one of our teams this winter, players/families should complete the following steps:
Registration is now live at https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/291918. (If you don’t yet have a TeamSnap account, you will first need to establish one.) No fees will be due until player placement is complete, but registration is required in order for us to have a firm headcount and plan for tryouts.
If you have previously submitted waivers for our Spring 2021, Summer 2021, or Fall 2021 seasons, there is no need to do so again. If you have not yet participated in any of our 2021 activities, you will need to fill out and return the two waivers: one a general safety waiver, and one an acknowledgement of COVID protocols. Please contact Coach Lisa at [email protected] for a copy of the waivers. Players 18 and older should fill out the “adult” forms; players under 18 should use the “minor” forms and have a parent/guardian sign. Please return waivers (scanned doc, PDF, or pic) to Coach Lisa at [email protected].
To ensure that everyone understands our tryout and selection process, as well as to review our COVID protocols, we are holding an informational Zoom on Weds Nov 17th at 7:00pm: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87582629741?pwd=TXBwdkx0UWRldGhZaVBkc2YzVElIdz09
Meeting ID: 875 8262 9741
In the week leading up to Thanksgiving, our group of coaches (Ben, Brian, Carmen, Cath, Dave, Emma, Gene, Jarrett and Lisa) will hold a series of tryouts, to assess our numbers and gender-matchup balance. This will take place on the BHS turf fields (inside the stadium/track); players should plan to attend all sessions:
*Sat Nov 20th, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
*Mon Nov 22nd, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
*Tue Nov 23rd, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Following tryouts, we will assign and notify players accordingly. Regular team practices will then begin on Monday, Nov 29th. We will generally hold practices 3x/week (M/T/Th) on the BHS turf fields, in the after-school timeslot (2:00-4:00 on Mondays; and 3:30-5:30 on Tues/Thurs), with occasional adjustments to the schedule as needed to accommodate other sports. More details to come after tryouts, when we will also forward info about DiscNW registration, fees for the season, coaching assignments, etc.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Coach Lisa at [email protected] with any questions, or to forward to others whom you think may be interested.