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Come join the fun!  We have a growing team and a coach who is a DHHS alum and a presence on the national scene.  Get in on the action for this sport that could become an Olympic sport beginning in 2024.

Learn to play this fall and join the team in time for spring season!

For more information, please contact team parent Sherri Kornfeld, sgkornfeld@gmail.com

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ABOUT

Are you interested in a great co-ed sport that’s challenging but also a whole lot of fun?

Ultimate Frisbee is a growing sport in the Atlanta area, with club and off-season play available year round.

Ultimate  Overview

Ultimate was developed in 1968 by a group of students at Columbia H.S. in Maplewood, NJ.  It is like soccer with a disc. Ultimate combines the non-stop movement and athletic endurance of soccer with the aerial passing skills of football.  Although like many traditional sports in its athleticism, it is unlike most team sports due to its focus on self-officiating, even at the highest levels of competition. A game of Ultimate is played by two teams with a flying disc or Frisbee™ on a field with end zones, similar to football. The object of the game is to score by catching a pass in the opponent’s end zone. A player must stop running while in possession of the disc, but may pivot and pass to any of the other receivers on the field.  In an Ultimate game, players move quickly from offense to defense on turnovers that occur with a dropped pass, an interception, a pass out of bounds, or when a player is caught holding the disc for more than ten seconds. Ultimate is governed by Spirit Of The Game, a tradition of sportsmanship that places the responsibility for fair play on the players rather than referees. Ultimate is played in more than 80 countries by an estimated 7 million of men and women, girls and boys, and will be a Olympic sport starting in 2024.


 

COACHES

Coach Hannah Leathers

Coach Hannah Leathers

 

Coach Hannah

I am a Druid Hills High School alumni, graduating class of 2009. I received my undergraduate and graduate degrees at University of Georgia, and now live in Atlanta. I am a visual artist, and community arts enthusiast.  I work for the City of Atlanta in the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs as a Public Art Administrator.

Frisbee and Accolades

I started playing ultimate frisbee my sophomore year of college at the University of Georgia, and have been playing ever since (around 7 years total). I played for my college team (UGA Dawgma) for 5 years, through my Master’s graduation in 2015. Throughout my time there, I traveled to College Nationals, and captained the team for three years. I have also played for Atlanta’s women’s team, Ozone, for four years now, and serve on our leadership committee.  I have coached the U19 Atlanta Women’s YCC team in 2014, 2016, and enjoyed my first year coaching the Disc Devils in 2016.  Accolades include: Callahan Award Runner up in 2015; Ultiworld Top 7 Club Defenders in 2015; Player on the All-Star Ultimate Tour, a tour of college-aged female All-Stars (see here! http://www.allstarultimatetour.com/)

 

 

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Coach Jinny Eun

Coach Jinny

I’m a second-year genetic counseling student at Emory University.
Frisbee Information:
I started playing Ultimate as a freshman at Carleton College and have continued playing and/or coaching for the past 16 years. My first club experience was playing with Atlanta Ozone in 1999. Since then, I have played for Seattle Riot, Ozone (in 2013 with Hannah!) and, most recently, with North Carolina Phoenix. Over the summer, I had the opportunity to win gold as part of Team USA-Women’s Masters at the World Ultimate and Guts Championship in London with fellow Atlantans Angela Lin and Kate Wilson.
My most recent coaching experiences have been working with the UNC women’s team Pleiades and Carolina Sky (the Triangle Ultimate U19-Boys B team). I have coached high school and/or college Ultimate teams in Madison, Seattle, North Carolina, and am looking forward to this opportunity to coach with Hannah in Atlanta!

 

Co-Captains

Matthew Dacey-Koo, Isaac Huntington, and Adam Jolliff


 

SCHEDULE

Watch this space for opportunities to Learn to Play!!

Fall 2017 off-season practices: TBD

 

 

 


REGISTRATION

USAU Membership

All players will have to register with USAU to play on the team. You need to register and sign the waivers.

http://www.usaultimate.org/membership/

There are two different ways to pay:

  • You can directly pay the yearly $34.50 Posts fee at the USAU site.  This is for those players who plan to play in the State/Southern’s and YCC (Youth Club Championships).
  • Players who opt not to purchase full/annual memberships can get an affiliate* membership: pay $11.50 for new players (never played in USAU) or pay $16.50 for returning players to cover all of league games.

*AFDC Juniors is a USAU Affiliate; an affiliate membership would cover all AFDC events in the year (ex. HS Fall league, HS Spring League, MS Spring league, 12 Days JUNIOR, YCC Tryouts).

Forms (information not yet updated from 2015-2016 season)

Complete and bring to team meeting.

Uniforms

Complete Uniform Order Form

Info Sheet

The team fee of $75 this year (not including uniforms and USAU memberships) will help pay for tournaments, coach stipends, games, and other odd and ends.  Any funds left over will be used for an end of year banquet.

Financial assistance and scholarships are available.  Please email sgkornfeld@gmail.com

 

 

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