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.
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.