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Summer Social Come and Try

Come and Try is upon us tomorrow!!!  Bring along any friends and family that you think might be interested.  Bring a light and dark shirt, water, and cleats/soccer or football boots if you have them.

Don’t forget, early bird registration for the league ends at midnight tomorrow night.

http://www.afda.com/e/hobart-summer-social-league-2016

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Summer Social League

Summer League will run on Monday nights at Sandown Park from February to April. There will be two divisions, Beginner and intermediate, with games scheduled between 6:00 and 8:00pm.

The league will commence with a free “Come & Try” session for anyone who is interested in trying the lovely sport of ultimate. These sessions will be on the 1st of February. New players are more than welcome and existing players are encouraged to bring along as many friends and family members as possible!

Games will then commence on Monday the 8th February.

More details and registration at http://www.afda.com/e/hobart-summer-social-league-2016

 

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Season’s greetings

The TUA would like to wish everyone a safe and happy festive season. We hope to see you out on the field in the new year.

The summer social season is currently pencilled in to start 1 February, but we are thinking about a new year get together in mid-January to get your throwing skills back on track. We’ll let you know when a date is finalised.

In the mean time, there are some photos from the Frismas get together on the TUA Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/tasultimate/posts/1096589503694215

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Kunanyi AMUC Report

Congratulations to Kunanyi who made a great showing at AMUC 2015.  Here’s a report from Kunanyi’s Julia Harris:

Tasmanian Ultimate reached great heights at this year’s Australian Mixed Ultimate Championships, with Kunanyi finishing in a creditable 18th position and being named the most spirited team at the tournament.

After many months of build-up, a squad of 14 players headed to Adelaide ready to face off against the top teams in the country.

The squad spent a number of months training for the tournament, with weekly training sessions led by Rob Skelton complimented by smaller pod sessions under the watchful eye of Leo Chia. And the training paid off, with some slick Ultimate on show in Adelaide.

Captained on the weekend by Michelle Rogers and Mike Baker, Kunanyi arrived in South Australia seeded 18th and in a tough looking pool that included Big Show and Racquet & Disc from Melbourne and Le Grande Coq Sportif from Sydney.

The tournament got off to a slightly shaky start on Friday morning, with the team needing a bit of time to gel, having only played together as a full squad in two scrimmages prior to the tournament.

With a few cobwebs out of the way after an opening defeat to Pillow Fight from Canberra, Kunanyi came back strongly against Racquet & Disc, giving the Victorian outfit a few scares before going down 17-13.

Conditions were not favourable on the opening day, with sweltering temperatures reaching 34 degrees. With winter having only recently abated in Tassie, the heat took its toll on the squad and that was evident in a 15-10 defeat to Knight Raiders.

The disappointment of going without a win on day one certainly didn’t get to the team who came out firing on day two.

Facing Big Show – the second seeds in the tournament – first up on Saturday, Kunanyi played their best Ultimate. Slick offense was complimented by hard defence as Kunanyi showed they were not to be trifled with. Big Show rallied to claim a 16-10 victory after taking the half 9-7. Despite the result, the match was a highlight for the squad whose united front and positive attitude had seen them give one of the tournament’s big guns a run for their money.

Next up was a clash with Le Grande Coq Sportif, the second seeds in Kunanyi’s pool. Still on a high from their tremendous performance against Big Show, Kunanyi upped their level even more as they edged Le Coq in a hard-fought and tightly contested battle, emerging victorious 16-10 in what was one of the biggest upsets at the tournament.

It turned out that the winning feeling was one that Kunanyi quite enjoyed and one win soon became two as Happy Pig of Western Australia were easily dispatched 17-5 to end a fantastic day of Ultimate.

Kunanyi was not done though, and another commanding performance opened the final day. A 16-5 win over Burley Griffins of Canberra saw Kunanyi enter a battle for 17th spot with their conquerors of day one, Pillow Fight. Unfortunately there would be no revenge for Kunanyi though, with Pillow Fight claiming a 12-8 victory.

The results alone were enough to leave Kunanyi buoyed, but there was more to come as the Tassie team was awarded the acclaimed spirit award on the basis of their spirit scores across the weekend.

The 2015 Kunanyi squad were rewarded for their hard work with three wins, a spirit medal and plenty of fantastic memories. For Tassie Ultimate, it will hopefully be the first chapter in a new era of continued success for the state.

Kunanyi looking awesome.

Kunanyi – AMUC 2015 Spirit Winners

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Coach Accreditation Course – Registrations open

The TUA is running two Coach Accreditation courses in Tasmania. One in Hobart on Saturday 31st October and one in Launceston on the 1st November.

Registration will close on Friday 23rd October, in order for us to confirm attendance and ensure participants have time to do the online component.
If you’d like to register for this course, follow the appropriate link, below.
http://playafda.usetopscore.com/e/tua-coaching-course-hobart to register for the Hobart, October 31st course.
http://playafda.usetopscore.com/e/tua-coaching-course-launceston to register for the Launceston, November 1st course.

We’re flying Owen Shepherd down from Sydney to run a coaching accreditation course. This will allow any of our local players to become an accredited Ultimate Coach. This accreditation is officially recognised by the Australian Sports Commission, and the AFDA. It will teach you the basics of how to teach Ultimate to beginners and students, allowing you to easily help out at Come and Try sessions, or to recruit and coach your own team in our beginner leagues. Quite often accredited coaches receive a discount in social leagues if they agree to coach a team (they can play as well), and often our coaches are paid to go into schools to run sessions with either students or health faculty staff on how to play Ultimate.

This course was last offered in 2011, and anyone who did the course then will tell you how valuable it was. You’re guaranteed to learn a lot about Ultimate, about your own throwing techniques and change your perspective of the sport. It’s also important to note that if you did do the course in 2011, your accreditation has just recently expired and you’ll need to do the course again.

The time commitment will be approximately 9am-4pm, though this is subject to change. Attendees will also need to complete an online component of the course before Tuesday 27th October in order to attend the practical component. It is expected the online component of the course will take about 4 hours.

The cost for this course is $80, which is a bargain. That cost covers field-hire, lunch, course materials and the cost of flying in a world-class trainer, with lots of experience of Ultimate and coaching at an elite level. That figure is subsidised by the TUA. If you’re interested in the course but cannot afford the entry fee, do have a chat to a committee member, there are other options available.

If you’ve got any questions at all, send them to me. It would be great to get a lot of support for this event, you’ll learn a lot about Ultimate and develop some very useful skills for the future.

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