It is yet again that time of year when the beauty of fresh summer jams begins to wane, that time when we--the bold, fearless few--must look ahead to the future of our sport. It is that time when we must courageously decide the fate our small, round, plastic savior: the officialFPA Discraft Skystyler.
And thus, the FPA board looks again to the brave artists among us to submit their offers to the 2014 Disc Design Contest. This year’s deadline will be October 4, 2013. You can send designs (including previous submissions) or questions to your FPA Director of Education, James Wiseman, at email@example.com. More details below.
The current design, Fabio Vinciguerra’s cityscape design, will be available in member packages through December and afterwards individually through the Wrightlife. Please take this opportunity to support your FPA board and our beloved sport by purchasing a membership and receiving this disc before the 2014 season. Follow this link to the Wrightlife’s FPA store: http://www.wrightlife.com/freestyle-players-association/
A friendly reminder about memberships: all FPA memberships expire December 31 (they do not extend a year from the purchase date). So regardless of when you renewed your membership this year, you will need to renew again in 2014. The winning design from this year’s contest is expected to be ready for shipment by January 1, so we hope you all will consider renewing your memberships at that time.
For those of you submitting designs: the winning designer will receive 10 discs, a jammer-level FPA membership and packet, as well as promotional appreciation and links on the FPA website. The design will also be posted on the FPA store at zazzle.com, where you can find all the FPA paraphernalia you need.
1. Light ink (no large solid areas) and very little or no ink in the center.
2. Include the words “Freestyle Players Association” and “freestyledisc. org” Traditionally, special emphasis and attention will be given to those designs that incorporate the names (or likenesses) of the 2012 FPA World Champions. This is not mandatory.
3. Print specs for the disc are as follows:
Two colors! Send each color separation as an individual file or on separate layers.
6.5 inches (16.5 cm) in diameter
Minimum line weight tolerance: 1pt
Maximum line weight: “no larger than approximately 1 inch (2.5 cm)”
(Please be sure to use the “create outline” option on all text for Illustrator and PhotoShop files. )
4. The design becomes property of the FPA and the FPA reserves the right to modify the submitted design.
5. Format. For judging purposes we just need a jpeg, have the others files ready. The final design can be either an Adobe Illustrator (Mac and PC) file, Adobe PhotoShop (Mac and PC) files, or .tif files.
6. All artwork submitted electronically should be two megabytes or less. You can use WinZip (PC) or Stuff-it (Mac) if you need to compress your file to make the file smaller.
As you may already know, the FPA is opening the bidding process for three of the biggest tournaments in the world: the FPAW, EFO/AFO 2025.
We are looking for freestylers and organizations to host these tournaments and make them unforgettable experiences for players, contributing to the growth and development of the sport we all love.
To participate in the bidding process, simply click on the links below and fill out the corresponding forms. We encourage you to provide as much detail as possible about your proposed location, facilities, budget, and vision for the tournament.
Don’t hesitate to ask us any questions you may have, we are here to help you make the best bid possible!
We know that hosting a tournament requires time, effort, and resources, and we appreciate your willingness to take on this challenge. Your contribution is essential to the success of the Freestyle Frisbee community and to the promotion of our values of creativity, inclusivity, and fun.
We will collect all bids until January 31st, 2024, and discuss them among the board of directors. We will announce the selected locations and dates as soon as possible, and look forward to seeing you all there!
Thank you for your continued support and dedication to Freestyle Frisbee.
Zzzz you soon!
At the Freestyle Players Association, we are dedicated to creating a welcoming and inclusive community for all freestyle players.
We are committed to fostering an environment that is free from harassment, assault, and discrimination by establishing principles to implement in our bylaws such as:
Safety: The safety and well-being of our athletes, members, and participants should be priorities. We are committed to implementing and enforcing safe sport policies that protect individuals from both physical and emotional harm.
Education and Awareness: We want to raise awareness in our community about the importance of respectful and inclusive behavior. Open dialogues to create a culture of mutual respect are encouraged.
Reporting Mechanisms: There will be clear and confidential reporting mechanisms for anyone who experiences or witnesses any misconduct. Reports will be taken seriously, and steps will be taken to address and resolve any issues just and impartially.
Accountability: We are committed to holding ourselves accountable for upholding these principles, and we will regularly review and update our safe sport policies to reflect the evolving needs of our community.
Our anti-discrimination team led by Char Powell is already working on implementing safe sport guidelines in Freestyle Frisbee. Any feedback about this topic is welcome and will be carefully considered!
By adopting these principles and implementing these safe sport policies and guidelines, the FPA aims to create an environment where all members can participate, compete, and enjoy freestyle sports free from fear, discrimination, and harassment.
We believe that this commitment will help us build a stronger, more inclusive freestyle community. The FPA is dedicated to making freestyle sports a safe and welcoming space for everyone. Together, we can make our community a positive example of respect, equity, and inclusivity in sport.
Thank you for your continued support and commitment to the FPA’s vision of safe sport for all.
Dear FPA members,
We are happy to announce that the Freestyle Disc Hall of Fame Committee will be accepting nominations for individuals who initiated their freestyle disc journey in 1984 or earlier.
The nomination window will be open from October 1st to December 31st, 2023.
This is your opportunity to honor those individuals who have contributed significantly to the growth and evolution of freestyle disc. Their dedication and passion have left an indelible mark on our community, and it is only fitting that we recognize their outstanding achievements.