The recent post regarding new membership structure, routines length for WOC 2017 and other topics received some feedback, pretty much all of it excellent points. The Board hears you and are going to make the following changes/modifications.
By now, all the FPA members should find the survey for the WFDF routines in their inboxes, basically asking the question, do you want 3 or 4 minute routines. Also, there is still the ongoing vote for the new FPA board members. Make sure you participate in both of these surveys before December 14th.
We will change the way we assign FPA Membership numbers. We have not finalized exactly what we will do but it is likely to take the form of some kind of raffle, so everyone has a shot at a low number.
There has been a fair amount of misunderstanding among our community, and even among the board members regarding the definitions of the different types of tournaments. To address this, we are working on a matrix that will show the characteristics of the different levels of tournaments – how many people are competing, which tournaments get FPA sponsorship funds, which ones must use the FPA Competition Manual including the FPA Judging System and the timing of the routines, which ones get higher ranking points, and which ones are obliged to offer certain (or all) divisions.
Please join the FPA Board and welcome Xdisc as the Official Junior Training Disc of the FPA. The FPA has joined up with Xdisc, recognizing the impact they have had and will continue to have on junior freestyle.
This opportunity will allow the FPA global and demographic reach to expand significantly.
Submit your applications to email@example.com.
Thank you and looking forward for your bids.
Your FPA Board
We have gotten a great volunteer response from membership stepping up to help develop the recently approved judging system changes. In discussing the scope of effort and the number of volunteers, we will be able to set up a more robust system for implementation. We are setting up the process with both a committee (Development Team – working directly with Ryan to implement the mechanics of the system) and a Research Team to implement the new system at various tournaments, testing it out and collecting feedback for the Development Team. There will be many iterations.
Feedback from anyone in the community may be brought to anyone in the Research Team or Committee (Development Team) at any time. The more feedback, the better the final product. If any others wish to be on the Research Team, please let anyone on the FPA Board know…A Research Member could be associated with an event but could also utilize online videos as a way to develop feedback regarding beneficial changes.
With that said, congratulations and a huge thanks to the Committee and Research Team for volunteering! Ryan will be contacting everyone shortly.
Committee (Development Team)
Larry Imperiale (Jammers)
Jakub Kostel (Frisbeer)
Oren Meron (Israeli hats and others)
Baruch Afek (possibly Jam Britannia and Israeli hats)
Flo Hess (various Karlsruhe events)
Pavel Baranyk (Bay area events, possibly other west coast events)