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DC’s Truck Stop and Scandal for a DC Area Youth Clinic
Date/Time: October 13th, 1-4pm
Location: Washington-Lee High School
The DC Area Youth Clinic with Truck Stop and Scandal was a huge success! With over 60 kids in attendance, the clinic had a wide range of ages from middle school through high school, and from kids who have played competitively for years to those who were just learning how to throw.
The clinic consisted of four mini fields and eight teams based on age and skill level. The teams scrimmaged against each other in a round robin format – four middle school teams in one pool and four high school teams in the other group. In between each game, the middle school group and high school group did drills focusing on a different skill. The middle school group worked on pivoting while the disc is in your hands and running down hucks thrown by Truck and Scandal players. The high school group worked on dumping and swinging as well as offensive cutting flow drills.
To finish up, one member of each team was awarded a Spirit Award disc by their Truck Stop and Scandal team leaders. The disc is for displaying the Spirit of the Game qualities that are central to the sport of ultimate – sportsmanship, enthusiasm, and desire to learn. The clinic ended with a big huddle and cheer of "DC!".
Thanks to everyone who came out; hope to see you all out at events like this again in the near future!
Chicago Ultimate Training Camp - An Overnight Ultimate Summer Camp for all High School Aged Players
"We would like to take this opportunity to tell you about CUT Camp, an overnight Ultimate summer camp for high school aged players to improve their game and take it to a higher level. This camp is run by Chicago Ultimate Training (CUT) which is an organization that runs youth Ultimate events in the Chicago, IL area. Come to this camp to learn from some of the best Ultimate players in the nation! This week long camp is located in Lisle, IL at Benedictine University. This is our second year as overnight camp (with a day camp option available) in which coaches will teach you all the skills of Ultimate and make you into a better player. Coaches include superstar Brodie Smith, Georgia Bosscher, and Jon "Goose" Helton to name a few. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn from these amazing coaches. We have two practices a day, including meals, overnight accommodations, and great evening programs including night Ultimate as well as much more! Register today as we have players from all over the nation coming such as from Maine, Florida, and California! Any player that is in the grades of 8th-12th can register. It is a coed camp.
To register, go towww.chicagoultimatetraining.com. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Executive Director Coach Java at or at 630-903-4309. We look forward to an amazing 2013 summer! We hope you will join us!"
Summer 2011 Clinic
The first youth clinic of 2011, hosted by DC's Truck Stop and Scandal on August 20, 2011, was a huge success! With almost 50 kids attending, the clinic was well represented by youth ultimate players around the DC-metro area, coming from schools such as HB Woodlawn, Yorktown, Herndon, Woodson, Deal, and Thomas Jefferson and ranging in age from 12 to 17 years old. With such a range in age and experience, the players were split into beginner and advanced groups for the clinic. About 15 coaches from Truck and Scandal were there running the clinic, and a few area coaches came out to support and watch.
The clinic began with some fundamentals, stressing forehand and backhand throws and two-handed catches. A couple of “how many throws can you make in a row” contests brought out the competitive heat. From there, the groups rotated through offensive and defensive stations. The more advanced groups worked on offensive cutting and defensive positioning for both in and out cuts. The more inexperienced players worked on their vertical stack and offensive positioning. All of the players had great attitudes during the clinic, asking questions, working hard, and challenging each other. Following the stations, the players were divided into teams and scrimmaged for the remainder of the clinic with some coaches subbing in. We saw great hucks, aggressive layouts, and good spirit all around.
We hope to have a few more clinics in the future, focusing on a new skill each time and then scrimmaging with it in mind at each practice. These practices will culminate in us taking some form of a DC-area youth club team to a Regional Youth Club Championship tournament that is being held in North Carolina in the late fall, so look for more details soon!
-Vicki Chen, Scandal #23