If you tried out for the Seven Hills HS Girls teams, and did not receive an email version of this annoucement, then your email address was entered incorrectly at registration. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to fix it!
First of all, thank you to everyone again for coming out to Sunday night's tryouts and making it a fantastic event. We had 102 girls from 28 different schools across the city (and some beyond the city of Seattle!). That's a really special experience for everyone, and something unique to Seattle youth Ultimate. A cornerstone of the Seven Hills mission is to bring together youth players from all over Seattle to play and learn together at a high level, and you all made that happen Sunday night. Thank you!
Our big hope is that everyone, even those not in the Seven Hills program this year, will continue playing and learning as much as possible. If we weren't limited by coach time, field space, and money, we'd have all 102 of the folks at tryouts in the program. 100%. Our goal is not to exclude, it's to include as many as possible with the resources we have this year, and hope others take advantage of outside opportunities and join us next year. Jefferson field was filled with great attitudes and talent on Sunday night. Each of you should be proud of your contribution.
This post contains:
Seven Hills 2015 Rosters - you need to email to confirm that you're accepting your spot!! (See instructions below. There is a waitlist.)
Confirm your spot + Season Schedule
What to do if you aren't in the program this year and want feedback from us
Other opportunities to play ultimate!
Please read all of it, as well as our website (http://www.sevenhillsultimateclub.com/), before emailing us - there are many of you and only a handful of us. Thanks!
2015 Girls Red Squad
2015 Girls Blue Squad
Ashley Janelle Escalante
2. CONFIRM/RELINQUISH YOUR ROSTER SPOT
There is a waitlist to be in the program. Players must be able to commit to the mission, schedule, and all expectations of the program.
Please be aware that all players will be expected to not only attend training sessions, but to participate in team-wide leadership development and community service activities. These will be planned within the practice schedule linked below.
Please review the schedule to be sure that you can uphold your commitment to the program this season: http://www.sevenhillsultimateclub.com/#!practice-schedule/br2ct
Next, please examine the player contract attached to the email version of this announcement. Be sure that you can commit to upholding the program's mission, as well as the expectations detailed there, required of all members. For those accepting a spot in the program, the deadline to turn in player contracts is Sunday, December 20th (2nd practice).
Please email email@example.com by Tuesday, November 25th to either confirm or relinquish your spot - we expect to hear from you either way.
All players on the above rosters will receive feedback at the start of Seven Hills Season.
If you did not make it into the program this year, and would like feedback on how you can improve as a player and/or teammate, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief self-reflection, responding to the 4 prompts in italics below.
This will be forwarded to the appropriate coach, who will respond with feedback for you. Please allow some time for this - we are in the heat of tryouts for the next 3 weeks. Requests for explanation of your placement will not be fielded without this self-reflection.
What do you consider your current on-field strengths? Why? (Examples - breaking the mark, defensive footwork)
What do you consider your current on-field weaknesses? What are you working on? Why?
What do you consider your current strengths as a teammate or leader? Why? (Examples - resilience in the face of mistakes, accepting feedback, putting the team before myself, etc.)
What do you consider your current weaknesses as a teammate or leader? What are you working on? Why?
4. OTHER PLAYING OPPORTUNITIES
We sincerely hope that all players, both within this year's program and beyond, will take advantage of as many opportunities to play and learn as possible. We will be adding a "Other Playing Opportunities" Page to our website in the coming weeks. But in the meantime, here are 3 great opportunities:
1. Seven Hills Pickup: We're hosting free pickup almost every Sunday afternoon this winter at Genesee playfield. We have the fields reserved, come play! All are welcome, grades 6-12. Pickup will be facilitated by members of the 7 Hills HS teams, and there will be adult supervisors present. Our goal is to get guest coaches out to as many sessions as possible to do a bit of free instruction as well! Details on that TBD.
Seven Hills Pickup Schedule here: http://www.sevenhillsultimateclub.com/#!practice-schedule/br2ct
If you are a parent/guardian/adult/coach and can volunteer to supervise or coach a Seven Hills pickup session, please email us! (email@example.com)
2. DiscNW Winter Girls League: DiscNW is creating a winter girls league that will have spots for ~80 girls. Registration will open December 1st. Keep your eyes on Discnw.org, and we'll add info to the "Other Playing Opportunities" page on our website as more information comes to us.
3. GUM (Girls Ultimate Movement) Clinic:
Where: Jefferson Turf Field [https://www.discnw.org/fieldareas/230/]
When: Saturday, December 12th (U12: 1-3PM, U15 + U19: 1-4PM)
What: GUM Clinic for players of all skill levels to learn new skills and have fun playing ultimate. Also an opportunity for players to get to know the rest of the Seattle ultimate community and upcoming opportunities that exist! No prior experience necessary.
Bonus: GUM friends organization fair! Ultimate teams and organizations will be invited to have tents at the event starting at12:30PM! Parents and families welcome to come learn about all of the awesome things going on in the community.
Registration link: http://gum.usaultimate.org/#section-eventcalendar
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you again for all of the time, energy, and passion everyone put into our program by being part of tryouts. We hope to see everyone soon!
Seven Hills Ultimate Coaches & Directors --
Sarah, Alyssa, Shannon, Roger, Cathy, Chuck, Rex, Homer, Taylor, Charlie, Sam, Dongyang, Reid, Callie, Frank