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The Freestyle Players Association is pleased to announce the launch of a new website, link celebrating the rich history of our sport.
The site is broken down into two separate categories; The Decades Awards and the Hall of Fame.
The site was created to preserve the history of freestyle disc, also known as freestyle frisbee. With such a complex and rich history, it is impossible to accurately capture the exact nature of what transpired. Regardless, this is an effort to at least come as close as possible towards that end.
Special thanks goes to Kevin “Skippy Jammer” Givens who is the walking encyclopedia of our sport and the man behind the idea of creating the website as well as the one who created pretty much all the content. Larry Imperiale was essential for creation of the technical part of the website proving yet again to fully deserve the title of “Most influential man in our sport”. Thank you both!
Friends: Now that voting for one big election has been completed 😉, it is time for FPA members across the world to vote for two members of the FPA’s board of directors. This year, the positions that are up for a vote are Competition Director and Education Director. We had a nomination process and the people described below were the only people who were nominated by the members. Please read their statements and then
Please vote by Sunday, November 15. To vote, you will need your FPA membership number. Only active FPA members (those who have paid their 2020 dues) are eligible to vote. You can find both your membership number, and your status you can find here.
Hello, I am Thomas Nötzel and I have been in love with disc sports since 2007. My competitive career started in 2008. Since 2017 I am the Competition Director for the FPA.
The biggest part of my work within the last three years were organizing the EFO 2018 in Berlin and overlooking the process of the judging system changes we want to implement for 2021.
The work is sometimes challenging, but the joy of supporting our sport is a fair payback.
My goal, if you guys elect me for another period, would be to create a single division. During the pandemic this was the only way to compete and I have the feeling that players and spectators had a lot of fun with the 1 vs 1 formats. The only problem I see is that it’s not comparable with the team competitions. So I’d like to put my energy on a single ranking system if it’s wanted by the FPA members.
Thanks for the trust in the last three years!
Love and peace
Target Middle School Age Kids (in USA 11-13 year-olds) – many kids become well-entrenched in the traditional sports by the time they reach USA high school age 14-18 and specialization has become very big. Middle school age kids are still a blank slate (proven by several successful Ultimate programs in NJ and USA). Sustainability & Create/Re-introduce a Teaching Template (ala Disc-Course) for places like schools, YMCA’s, Summer Camps, etc. Must train teachers, coaches, players so when the clinic/camp is over learning and play will continue. Club creation is a critical factor.
Create More Opportunities – Events, clinics, tournaments, competitions where players can test and showcase their skills, meet other players and groups. State/city/local competitions are great simple examples (again club creation is a critical factor).
I would also like to collaborate and coordinate this effort more closely with the different country organizations.
We have FPA Board elections this year for Competition Director and Education Director. If you are interested in running and want to help the sport we all love, please send me a write up including experiences and visions you might have. Note you must be an FPA Member to run. Please consider using your energies to help improve our sport in these strange times! The Board positions will run for 3 years, starting January 1, 2021.
Deadline to submit nominations will be October 3. Email your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominee write-ups will then be made available via freestyledisc.org and the FPA Facebook page soon after.
Voting will likely be available to FPA membership 2-14 November with announcement soon after.