Day of Pl(Yay) – What’s Next for You?

The 2018 edition of Day of Play was a success! We had over 50 women from the Triangle area and beyond attend! The pictures to Day of Play will be posted later on our Facebook. There are some gems and good laughs, so get ready to be “oohing” and “awwing” and clutching your sides.

Miss us already? We are hosting some pre-season “pods”. Everyone is invited to get in a little extra workout! Come scrimmage with us:

  • Thu 4/12, 8-10PM against Duke Swerve, email Georgia for more info, RSVP here
  • Thu 4/19, 7:30-9:30PM against NC State Jaga, at Method Fields in Raleigh, email AshPow for more info

What’s next? Here is a list of teams (linked to their contact emails) with upcoming tryouts in the Triangle and Beyond. Try out locations in the tryout form:

Phoenix (Women’s, RDU): May 5-6, 9-1pm & May 10, 7-10pm – Tryout Form

Taco Truck (new women’s team!, RDU): May 13th 2-6pm – Interest form

Rogue (Women’s, RDU) – Facebook

Sir Walter Rowdy (Mixed, RDU): May 6, 10-3pm & May 15, 7-10pm – Tryout form

Malice in Wonderland (Mixed, RDU): May 8, 5:45-8pm & May 23, 5:45-8pm – Tryout form

Toro (Mixed, RDU): May 5, 1-5pm & May 12, 1-5pm – Tryout form

Charlotte Storm / ThunderCats (Mixed, Charlotte): Apr 21 8-11:30am – Tryout form

FlyTrap (Mixed, Wilmington)

(team captains, if you have other opportunities feel free to contact us and we will add it)

Come try out! More importantly, get yourself out there and attend as many tryouts as possible, regardless of your intentions of playing for the team! Taking feedback, facing challenges, and placing yourself outside your comfort zone is how you grow as a player. We hope to see you at Phoenix or other club team tryouts!

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Phoenix 2018 Tryout Announcement!

Hello Everyone!
We are proud to announce our 2018 Tryout Schedule! This year, the roster will be selected by our Head Coach, Eddie Alcorn, as well as our captains, Ashley Powell, Jinny Eun, and Jessi Jones.
 
We’re looking to continue building a team of athletes who are hungry to learn and hyped for one another.  We hope that you will want to join us in this mission!

Tryouts will take place on the following dates:

  • Saturday, May 5th, 9 AM – 1 PM, Cardinal Gibbons HS
  • Sunday, May 6th, 9 AM – 1 PM, Cardinal Gibbons HS
  • Thursday, May 10th, 7 PM – 10 PM, Hooker Fields, UNC

This year we are having three days of Open tryouts! Please try to make all three days. Prioritize on coming to the weekend tryout (May 5-6) and then we have an extra day if you cannot make the weekend.

We will also be hosting pod workouts leading up to and throughout the tryout process for all women interested in prepping for the club season. Attendance at these workouts is strongly encouraged as a way to demonstrate effort and commitment. Please indicate your availability preferences for these pods in the Tryout Registration Form.

Please fill out this Google form to register for tryouts!

2018 Tryout Registration Form

2018 Tournament Schedule:
– Cackalacky Challenge (June 16-17 // Triangle, NC)
– Pro Elite Challenge (July 7-8 // Broomfield, CO)
– Elite-Select Challenge (Aug 18-19 // Hilliard, OH)
– Possible additional (driving distance) tournament
– Sectionals (TBD)
– Regionals (TBD)
– Nationals (Oct 18-21 // San Diego, CA) *pending qualification

This tournament schedule was built with cost in mind, as we recognize that the Elite club season can be really expensive. Only one of the regular season tournaments will require a flight- everything else we will be driving to! We hope this will make club season more accessible for each one of you.

Day of Play
We’re also hosting a day of skills, scrimmage, and sun leading up to tryouts that we would be thrilled to have as many women ultimate players at as possible!  Please consider attending Day of Play as well as tryouts!  Register for Day of Play HERE.

Costs

Tryouts only $25
Tryouts + Day of Play (Individual) $35
Tryouts + Day of Play (Group) $30
Please PayPal phxultimate.finance@gmail.com or bring cash to the first tryout/Day of Play.

 

Please reach out if you have any questions!  We look forward to seeing you out at tryouts this year!

Phlove,
Phoenix Captains

Day of Play 2017 Recap

THANK YOU for making the 2017 Day of Play a success! We had 6 local college teams represented, the most EVER! And we had over 60 participants, the most EVER! It was such a fun day and we can’t wait to do it again with everyone next year!

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Check out all the photos from the event by camera-master Alex Kaja on Facebook!

Phoenix 2017 Tryout Announcement!

Hello Everyone!

We are proud to announce our 2017 Tryout Schedule! This year, the roster will be selected by our new Head Coach, Eddie Alcorn, as well as our captains, Lyra Olson and Jessi Jones.

This season, we’re looking to build a team of athletes who are hungry to learn and hyped for one another. Our aim is to develop together, with our focus on personal and team growth. We hope that you will want to join us in this mission!

Tryouts will take place over the following weekends (locations TBA):

  • Open Tryout: April 15, 9 AM – 2 PM
  • Invite Tryout: May 13, 1 – 5 PM
  • Invite Tryout: May 14, 11 AM – 3 PM

We will also be hosting pod workouts leading up to and throughout the tryout process for all women interested in prepping for the club season. Attendance at these workouts is strongly encouraged as a way to demonstrate effort and commitment. Please indicate your availability preferences for these pods in the Tryout Registration Form.

Please fill out this Google form to register for tryouts!

2017 Tryout Registration Form

To cover field rental costs, we have a tryout registration fee of $10. Please PayPal phxultimate.finance@gmail.com or bring cash to the first tryout.

2017 Tournament Schedule:

  • Monkey Bowl (June 3-4 // Nashville, TN)
  • Cackalacky Challenge (June 24-25 // Triangle, NC)
  • Select Flight Invite (July 29-30 // Hilliard, OH)
  • Elite-Select Challenge (Aug 19-20 // Appleton, WI)
  • Regionals (Sept 23-24 // TBA)
  • Nationals (Oct 19-22 // Sarasota, FL)*
    *pending qualification

This tournament schedule was built with cost in mind, as we recognize that the Elite club season can be really expensive. Only one of the regular season tournaments will require a flight- everything else we will be driving to! We hope this will make club season more accessible for each one of you.

Please reach out if you have any questions! We look forward to seeing you out at tryouts this year!

Phlove,
Phoenix Captains

FUNdraising at Tomato Jake’s

We love fun. And pizza. And being able to afford our ultimate season. Which is why hosting a fundraiser at Tomato Jake’s Just. Makes. Sense.

Join us next TUESDAY NIGHT anytime between 5-9pm for a slice! Phoenix gets 20% of the proceeds and YOU get a night off cooking. It’s a win-win. Want some sweet PHX gear? We’ll have it on site to purchase (cash only please).

THE DETAILS ONE MORE TIME:
Who: You, you crazy bird lover
When: Tuesday June 21st, 5-9pm
Where: Tomato Jake’s at Southpoint, 8202 Renaissance Pkwy #101
What: Buy pizza & gear, hang out with Phoenixes

Newly Hatched Phoenixes – What They Learn

Another year, another class of rookies. Having read our 2016 roster announcement, you may be wondering, “What wisdom are the returning players bestowing on the Phoenix rookies?” It’s a well-guarded secret up until now, but just this once, we’ll let you in on some of the information that first year Phoenix players become privy to upon joining our brood.

  1. The venerable Google Doc. No Phoenix can undertake a season without careful logging in Google Docs several times a week. Legend has it that before this tool came to be,  Phoenixes would report absences, workout schedules, and cat jokes via a sacred wierwood phone tree. Now Phoenixes bow down to the power of the Google Doc for organizing carpools and Game of Thrones watch parties.
  2. Never leave home without checking GroupMe. If there is a way to run an ultimate team without a constant stream of cat memes and phuntivities, Phoenix has not yet learned how to do it. More than one Phoenix has upgraded to a smarter mobile device for the sole purpose of better communication with the Phoenix social calendar, a move both thrilling and terrifying for those not prepared for high levels of awesome.
  3. The VC Cult. How proud are we of being a VC Sponsored team? So proud we’ve written blogs about it. So proud our dogs wear it. So freaking proud we’re basically a cult of VC-wearing, VC-loving, shouting-from-the-rooftops-that-this-company-is-the-best-ever hooligans. 
  4. Cats. Some birds are afraid of cats. The Phoenix, as mythology tells us, is the only bird to befriend the feline and to earn its elusive respect and adoration. Don’t believe us? That’s fine. We’ll just get back to playing Neko Atsume and taking pictures of our cats…
  5. Phlove. Some teams love each other. That’s just fine and dandy but on Phoenix, we take love to the next level. Phlove is bringing Diet Coke to practice for teammates. It’s massaging a teammate’s sore muscles, no matter how sweaty. It’s devouring ice cream, Jimmy Johns, and donuts together post-practice with no judgement. It’s also listening to your teammate trying to get you to eat your vegetables instead of donuts post-practice, and arguing that lettuce on your sandwich counts. It’s silly, it’s thoughtful, it’s practical, and it’s always there when you need it most.

Keep checking the blog for more insightful updates on the PHX16 season!

Day of Play 2016

We are excited to announce the second annual Phoenix Day of Play!
Sunday, April 10th

10am-4pm
East Chapel Hill High School

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This is an event for women of all experience levels, high school and up. In the morning we’ll group you with players of a similar level and do skills and games sessions. Last year’s goalty and mack stations will definitely be making a repeat appearance 🙂

We’ll provide lunch, and then in the afternoon we create hat teams across experience levels.

Cost is $30, discounts are available for college and high school teams who bring 5 or more participants and anyone with financial hardship.

Sign up here and send $30 via PayPal by Wednesday April 6th:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1qkISweELek_YdtwSyERLxtc6VUpobV9g4HZrKbn1L0g/viewform

*Signup is $40 day of the event*

Pre-Season Skills Sessions

We are very excited about the growing number of female ultimate players in the Triangle and we are thrilled to be hosting another year of pre-tryouts Skills Sessions. These sessions are open to all female ultimate players, even those not interested in trying out for Phoenix this season. For those who are trying out, this is a good chance to get back into the swing of things before tryouts, show your stuff to the Team Selection Committee, meet other potential tryouts, and build your skill set.

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Each session will run from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM (or until dark). For the sessions at Bethesda, we will have optional goalty or mini extending until 8:00 PM.  The sessions will be led by a number of Selection Committee members as well as Phoenix 2015 players.

Here are the dates we have planned (we’ve tried to do a mix of nights to accommodate people’s schedules):

Thursday, March 17th (Hooker)
Wednesday, March 23rd (Bethesda)
Wednesday, March 30th (Bethesda)
Monday, April 4th (Lincoln Center)
Wednesday, April 13th (Bethesda)
Monday, April 18th (Lincoln Center)

Please RSVP for the Skills Sessions if you know you can come. Everyone is always welcome, but knowing approximate attendance will help us with planning:

http://doodle.com/poll/a2szbivezc9tfvip

If you have any questions or need any additional information, please feel free to email us at phx.ultimate@gmail.com. Please invite your college and HS teammates, and anyone else who may be interested!

 

2016 Tryout Schedule

We are proud to announce our 2016 Tryout Schedule! As we compete in the Pro Flight this season and continue to build the Phoenix program, we are looking for players and teammates who work hard and who are team-minded. We are committed to putting in the work on the field, at the track, and in the gym with our teammates to be the best players and team that we are capable of being. This year, the roster will be selected by our captains (Rachel Johnson, Jenna Dahl, and Michelle Ng) as well as our Selection Committee members (Judy Winglee and Kyra Catabay).

Tryouts will take place over the following weekends (locations TBA):
– Open Tryout: April 23, 9 AM – 2 PM
– Invite Tryout: May 7, 1 – 5 PM
– Invite Tryout: May 8, 11 AM – 3 PM

Please fill out this Google form to register for tryouts:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1wYuoBrD8kWYoeEKSUmjIPouVespWAuSE2bFnn1RB9AE/viewform

The tryout registration fee is $15 to cover field rental costs.

What’s the 2016 season look like for Phoenix?
We are very excited to be competing in the Pro Flight this season, based on our finish at last year’s Nationals. Our full tournament schedule can be found here. We plan to have a mix of one-day practices (4-5 hours on a single weekend day) and two-day practices (3-4 hours on both Saturday and Sunday). We will also often have one weekday workout and one weekday practice per week for the majority of the season. We will be striving for efficient, focused, and FUN practices, and will also be paying close attention to making sure that there is a good balance between the commitment of playing on a high-level club team and other life commitments.