Monday, August 10, 2009
The game consisted of four-time winners Disc Northwest and first-time YCC team Triangle Youth League’s Queen Anne’s Revenge. Queen Anne’s Revenge busted out their zone defense right away and took the first point of the game. Disc Northwest was confident and determined however and they took the lead away from Queen Anne’s Revenge. From the Northwest turnovers, long throws from Queen Anne’s Revenge were released to Hanna Gardner, giving them several points. They never gave up, but Northwest’s tough defense and persistent demeanor flooded the field and they took the championship with a final score of 15-6.
Atlanta’s Hotlanta vs Triangle Youth League’s Queen Anne’s Revenge
Hotlanta threw their zone defense on right away and it proved effective, leading to a turn and the first point of the game. Queen Anne’s Revenge answered, and the well-matched teams traded points back and forth. Hotlanta took half 8-6 and seemed focused, taking advantage of Queen Anne’s Revenge’s turnovers. The game was far from over though. Queen Anne’s Revenge’s Hope Thomson tipped the disc in a bobble and then caught it for a score. The hard cap was put into place and Queen Anne’s Revenge tied the game 11-11. It was universe point and both teams were pushing hard. Queen Anne’s Revenge’s Lindsay Lang threw it long and Meg Duffy caught it in the end zone for upset win 12-11.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Disc Northwest proved early on in this game why they are the number one seed and defending champions, as they cruised out to an early 6-0 lead and took half 8-2. The pressure was getting to North Carolina , who looked dejected and were generally lacking energy. During the halftime break the coaches tried to turn things around. “Our players looked tight early on. They had never played on the stage of YCC. We told them just to have fun,” said North Carolina coach Raju Prasad. The team made other adjustments including switching from zone defense to man and started to sub players in groups to utilize their specific talents. Halftime proved beneficial for North Carolina, and they played a stronger second half before succumbing to Disc Northwest 15-7.
Re-post of a write-up done by UPA found here: http://youth2009.upa.org/results/open
This is a re-post from the UPA Write-Ups.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Hey all -
Part 1 - U-14
Just wanted to write and acknowledge the wrapping of TYUL's 2nd U-14 season. I heard great things from players, parents, and coaches - thanks so much for making this year a huge success.
We had our end-of-season tournament today, with Green capturing the crown over the Lt. Blue team 11-8. Navy Blue took third place over a short-staffed (but very game) Red team.
I arrived a bit late in the day, and when I arrived Green was up 6-3 at half. There was some wind and both teams were playing the deep game - throwing the disc deep to streaking receivers. This worked particularly well for Green and their tall line-up. In fact, they opened it up a bit in the second half, going up 8-4 I believe (possibly 9-4). However, Lt. Blue did not go away. They began to utilize some very nice in-cuts and swing passes to set up their hucks, and got some good looks. This sparked a bit of a run, down now only 8-10. There was tension on the Green sideline, but Zuercher and company rallied the troops and Green marched it down for the wind (sans turn-over), Evan (I believe) came down with the game winning catch over a jumping Blue defender (both sides played excellent defense throughout the match).
It was an exciting game, and it's great to see the ability and enthuisiasm present in all four teams (and their coaches!). 2010 should be exciting. Thanks again for support and enthusiasm from players, coaches, and parents. If you have any feedback for us we'd love to hear it.
Part 2 - YCC (Youth Club Championships) - http://youth2009.upa.org/
As you probably know we have two teams playing in the U-19 National Tournament in Blaine, MN. We have a boys team (NC All-Stars) and girls team (Queen Anne's Revenge). These are players (and parents!) who have chosen to dedicate extra time and money to practices, traveling, and fund-raising in order to represent North Carolina. We're really proud of them and their coaches (who've also dedicated enormous amounts of time).
The tournament is going on right now. Since both teams are brand new they were seeded last in the tournament - but that's just prime potential for upsets! Queen Anne's Revenge has done just that, beating the Denver team 9-6 and narrowly losing to the number 1 team (Seattle) 6-10. At last update they were beating Minnesota 7-3. http://www.upa.org/scores/
The NC All-Stars have an incredibly tough pool - Seattle, Boston, and Atlanta (all perenially National contenders). They lost their first two games, but as of last update are in a tight match with Atlanta (currently down 5-7) - http://www.upa.org/scores/
Lindsey and Holly are doing a great job of providing some updates at the twitter feed - http://twitter.com/tyul (no need to have a twitter account to read - it's basically a blog with short posts)
Elimination play begins tomorrow morning at 8.30 AM. Join us in rooting on our local teams! (you can check out the rosters here to see if you have any friends or teammates playing: NCAS - http://www.upa.org/scores/
And if you missed out in participating with YCC this year, don't worry - we plan on supporting and helping these teams every year.
That's all for now - after this weekend we enter a bit of a quiet time here at TYUL, but we'll be busy planning future leagues soon enough. If you have any thoughts (or want to become more involved!) let us know.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Team White was a bit short-staffed. They had seven players, but Green allowed them to pick up Emma Johnson from Team Navy so that they had one sub - key in the difficult summer heat. Green on the other hand had 4-5 subs and used their deep bench to great advantage, with everyone getting lots of playing time.
Both teams worked on team communication throughout the game - a necessary step in the early season. It was clear that early on players were throwing to receivers they knew from the high school season, but as the game progressed the teams started working together more as a unit.
Team White had some standout plays from the Hancock brothers who each had excellent grabs. Team Green also had their players - noticeably Jacob Hoerger anchored the Deep position in their zone defense and handled on the offensive end with Kelly Weeks. There were, of course, many big plays and players on both teams - and this observer will strive to learn their names in order to do these game write-ups more justice.
The game eventually came down to "double game point" - each team had 13, the cap was on, so the game was to 14. White was now down to seven players, after losing Mitchell Jones to injury on a big defensive bid in the endzone. But they were still hungry, and pulled to Team Green. There was at least one turn during this point, but it became clear that Green had just a bit more gas in the tank - and managed to work it into the endzone for a win in this first league outing.
Both team played well and with a lot of heart. I look forward to watching them during the upcoming season.
Also, if any coaches, parents, or players are interested in writing about the league or games - let me know. We can either post your message or possibly set you up as an author here.
See you on the field!
Monday, June 15, 2009
Looking forward to the season!
p.s. If any coaches or players want to do write-ups (which would be great!) let Holly or me know.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
Competition will be held Round Robin style. There will be a photographer and observers present and sandwiches to purchase during lunch break so bring a few bucks along.
Saturday 9am ~ 4pm, Sunday 1pm ~ 5pm.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
We're looking into defining positions and responsibilities within the TYUL organizational structure to better serve participants. We are going to foster our relationship with the TFDA as they are interested in growing youth ultimate. As an already organized body, the TFDA has resources and infrastructure in place to support the growth of TYUL.
High School Notes
We would like to increase the number of legitimate teams at the high school level in our area. We would like to do this by providing coaches and reaching out to interested students and schools through our yet to be appointed 'Outreach Manager'.
Middle School Notes
The Middle School Ultimate Championship will be held February 7 & 8 in Efland, NC. We are looking for a few good volunteers to help make this tournament run smoothly. We are looking for individuals to help with setting up & running the tournament and we are also looking for individuals who may be willing to participate as 'observers'.
Summer League Notes
We have dates, times and locations set for this summer already! We will be utilizing SAS soccer park on the following dates: June 13, 20, 27 July 11, 19, 25 Both High School and Middle School division play will be held at this location. Exact time and duration may vary but we have reserved the fields from 9:30-4. The end of season league tournament is still to be determined.
We're working on getting a spiffy new website up and running. Got any ideas for a slogan? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with ideas.
What we need...
1. Coaches! If interested, send us an email. We're looking to get coaches set up with several schools in the area.
2. Volunteers! to help at the Middle School Championships on Feb 7/8. Get in touch with Jen Waldrup (email@example.com) if you would like to help out.
Various Odds & Ends
- There are several middle schools in our area hosting teams with 30 + players. This makes it increasingly important to develop our high school teams so that these players can continue to play as they move along school.
- We're looking into the possibility of some mini-tournaments (day long events) for the high school spring league season to allow high schools from further away to come play ultimate against teams from the more immediate area.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Monday, January 12th, 6:30 pm
9 Arborfield Ln, Durham, NC
High School Division Organizational Meeting (for High School Players)
Thursday, January 15th, 6:30 pm
Cardinal Gibbons High School, Raleigh, NC
Friday, January 9, 2009
Just to clarify, we are having a meeting to help organize TYUL as an organization on Monday January 12, 2009 in Durham. We are having a meeting to help organize the high school division of TYUL on Thursday January 15, 2009 in Raleigh at Cardinal Gibbons High School at 630pm. If you are someone who is trying to help volunteer your time to TYUL, or are interested in the league as a whole (summer and spring seasons, high school and middle school) then come to the Monday meeting. If you are a high school player or high school coach/advisor, come to the Thursday meeting to see how your high school ultimate team/club can have more opportunities to play ultimate!
You are definitely more than welcome to come to both of course.
Thanks. Please email me with any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org