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1  General / Ulti Talk / Re: PlayUlty.Com - 2009 UPA Club Nationals Contest on: November 04, 2009, 08:55:26 AM
So who won?
2  Regional / Australasia / Re: AUG Accommodation on: September 09, 2009, 08:26:55 AM
Can someone tag the fields on that map?
3  Regional / Australasia / Proposed u23 World Championships on: August 06, 2009, 10:31:34 PM
The AFDA have received an inquiry from WFDF to find out if we would be able to send teams to an u23 World Championships in Europe next year. The proposed dates for the tournament are 17-24 July, which places it about 2 weeks after World Clubs in Prague. The proposed divisions are Open, Women and Mixed.

I am writing to you to gauge how much interest there is for this event. I would really appreciate if you could take a few moments and write to me and let me know if you are interested (or not). In fact negative replies are as useful as positive replies. It would help me to respond to WFDF if you could get back to me ASAP. Bear in mind that you would need to be 23 years of age or younger in 2010 to be able to participate.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Piers Truter (AFDA Director, High Performance)

4  General / Ulti Development / Re: The Hierarchy of Ultimate, the path of a player on: July 27, 2009, 11:23:27 AM
I'll take a stab at the australian path.

Players pick up the game in high school after one of their friends tell them of this new sport.
They attend their local league and start playing regularly.
Then they attend a tournament.
Somewhere in here, they get heavily addicted to the sport. How heavily is measured by how often they touch a disc throughout the day, think about ultimate or start pivoting and faking throws in completely random places like shopping centres or around their home.
Down the road, they head to one of the training camps for juniors and get picked for an australian junior training squad (or don't)
If they manage to make it into a green and gold jersey, they represent australia at worlds in the u/19 category.
If they don't, they head back to their local league and keep playing.
Some players go to uni, from there they join their uni team and represent at the regional uni games and then australian uni games
The others continue playing for their local town/club (if their town is big enough) and attending tournaments
They get picked to play for their town/club at mixed nats
They get picked to play for their town/club at nats (or switched with the above)
Training camps come around, except this time it is for the womens, mixed and opens divisions at worlds.
They make one of the teams.

I daresay some of australia's best players could tick off over 80% of that list and the order would be damn close. That would be only the best players however, the rest of us would cut out the parts about green and gold... There are no professionals in australia (as far as I know), there is a semi-pro team from Japan however...

Most people go through a similar path at the moment. The vast majority of players are 1st generation players that pick it up when they are 17 or so.

It's still a vast minority that start playing in High School. The path for most Ultimate players in Australia would start at College. It seems like there are more younger players because the U/19s get the best coaching in the country and therefore rise to the 'elite' level quite quickly. Most that start playing when they are 16-18 play elite soon after due to the coaching they receive. It is very hard to get this level of coaching in australia when you enter the sport at age 20-24.
5  Regional / Australasia / Re: The Road to Gold Coast: 2009 uni ultimate on: July 09, 2009, 12:42:02 AM
We came away with spirit too so we're happy with that.

Have I taught you nothing??
6  Regional / Australasia / Re: Is Tatts the guy on the Extra Dry ad? on: June 28, 2009, 09:29:31 AM
You watch Merlin???
7  Regional / Australasia / Re: The Road to Gold Coast: 2009 uni ultimate on: June 21, 2009, 09:53:08 PM
8  Regional / Australasia / Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread on: June 15, 2009, 11:23:25 PM
I believe it's 32 Cupcake.
9  Regional / Australasia / Re: The Road to Gold Coast: 2009 uni ultimate on: June 15, 2009, 11:22:38 AM
Mish, I'm impressed you know the correct spelling. Nice work!

...oh and Uni Ultimate, blah, blah..
10  Regional / Australasia / Re: Clubs 2010 in Prague on: June 13, 2009, 01:32:44 AM
Important ones? Haha..
11  Regional / Australasia / Re: top 8 at nationals - place you bets! on: May 01, 2009, 01:31:48 AM
So who won the betting?
12  Regional / Australasia / Re: Ultimate in the media on: April 20, 2009, 10:25:50 AM

Also, Nova in Melbourne talked about Frisbee on the radio tonight.

They crossed live to the Div 2 Grand Final to get the results live.
13  Regional / Australasia / Re: top 8 at nationals - place you bets! on: April 14, 2009, 12:21:58 PM
Is there a pun I missed Osh?
14  Regional / Australasia / Re: Ultimate in the media on: April 14, 2009, 12:18:11 PM
Sweet forehand grip...
15  Regional / Australasia / Re: The Road to Gold Coast: 2009 uni ultimate on: March 26, 2009, 08:32:28 AM
just got 3 new girls for one of my monday night teams

How many teams do you have?
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