Wow! We had some unbelievable disc art submissions for 2019! Thank you to everyone who submitted art. Please continue to do so in the future, it is so awesome. We decided to pick 3 different designs because they were so cool! For the 2019 100 mold from Discovering The World, Raphael Legrand’s Deck of Cards King Brain was selected (if you went to Jam Britannia you know!). For the FPA 2019 Discraft Skystyler, David Bolyard’s World Peace design was selected! Congrats to both of you and the FPA for being the recipient of your generous creations!
We have selected art for a potential disc run for the World Urban Games and are waiting for approval from the organizers to do so. The art is a great match for these games and it is sure to be a collectors item.
Become an FPA member and purchase these discs at a discount from Wrightlife (US) or Jakub (Europe). The 100 molds are currently available at The Wrightlife and the FPA 2019 Skystylers will be available by Frisbeer at both places (scheduled for production for February 4th). The World Urban Games disc will be announced and made available at a future date if approved.
Huge thanks to Discraft for sponsoring the FPA with the Skystylers and Discovering the World for the 100-molds. Please, support those companies with purchasing their products if you have the chance.
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.
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.
Manage all aspects of FPA video projects, including responding to inquiries for videos at freestyledisc (dot) org or FPA Facebook page.
Annually notify volunteers and competitors at Jr. events, organize vote at Jr. events, ensure small trophies are made and large trophy updated, ensure web page is updated, etc.
Coordinate Junior Involvement. Be the main organizational contact regarding Juniors. Coordinate sponsorship opportunities/involvement of the various disc companies (i.e., XDisc, Discraft, DtW etc.)
Coordinate development of an annual FPA Disc design.
Contact disc manufacturers to get annual disc donation (Wham-o/DTW 300; Discraft 500).
Help promote and distribute videos and other learning tools.
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. New Club creation is a goal and critical factor.
Create More Opportunities – Events, clinics, tournaments, competitions where players (especially new 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).
Additionally… Freestyle is a sport that all people and ages can be attracted to, learn and enjoy. An effort to Target Youth/Middle School Age Kids (in USA 11-13 year-olds) can pay off big dividends in the growth of Freestyle.
Participate actively in Board discussions and voting.
Work with the FPA Board to create competition formats and policies that fulfill the FPA’s mission and satisfy member needs.
Communicate with players and tournament organizers about competition issues such as new competition formats, tournament logistics, and other concerns from players and tournament directors.
Advise players, tournament organizers ahd head judge on competition questions.
Maintain the FPA Competition Manual, working with the judging committee.
Ensure accurate implementation of the FPA Competition Manual at tournaments, especially the FPA World Championships.
Improve judging quality through education, standards, video training aids, and other tools based on the current competition formats in cooperation with the judging-committee.
Solicit player input regarding the Current Competition Manual. Organize member and board votes to modify the competition manual.
Provide necessary materials, procedures, etc. to a particular tournament’s Head Judge appointed by the TD. This includes making current backup judging materials (judging sheets, difficulty sound files, etc.) available through the FPA website.
All, Here is the video of the FPA All Hands meeting held virtually during the Tiny Room Challenge 2. The link here starts at the beginning of the meeting but if you want to see the battle again just go to the beginning of this video.
Here is a must-watch video for you all freestyle players and fans. Bob Boulware, a profound jammer from Seattle, came up with, coordinated and edited together this great video of global women’s covid Co-op. No more words necessary, just watch and enjoy.