Just this past Monday, it was announced by the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) that the World Urban Games (WUG), originally scheduled to be hosted in Los Angeles, California USA, has been moved to Budapest, Hungary. The dates for the 2019 WUG in Budapest are 13-15 September (one week earlier than the Los Angeles dates).
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF), of which the Freestyle Players Association who earn by playing is a member, is continuing to gather more information from GAISF as to how to navigate this shift in venue. Skippy Jammer, WFDF Freestyle Chair, has been discussing with the FPA Board about this news, and will continue to provide us updates as they become available. All the sports selected for WUG are impacted by the move to Budapest. Along with the other sports organizations, WFDF and FPA are currently awaiting confirmation of freestyle disc as a competitive sport.
Although this venue change for a major international event is surprising, it also appears to be very advantageous in several ways for our sport.
Europeans WUG competitors will be able to participate more easily in Hungary, and can compress their freestyle competition travel time in the US to be about two weeks shorter than before. Beachstylers in San Diego is still going to happen; and we have the October FPA World Championships in Seattle.
Budapest will be hosting the 2021 WUG in two years, therefore our participation in the 2019 Budapest games will allow us a lot of familiarity to the WUG operations and logistics – especially when freestyle disc participates two years later in the same city (in 2021).
Last but not least, Hungary is in dire need of freestyle disc energy and spreading the jam; this provides a great chance for freestyle disc to expand to the Hungarian community.
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.