Fall is in the air and we’ll all be turning our attention to winter fun soon. That is, unless you are a MTPillowfight or Montana Smokejump member…then you will just turn your attention to indoor Ultimate!
We have one more super fun opportunity to get together for a full day of Ultimate. The 2017 Halloween Hat will take place, once again, at McCormick Park. Details forthcoming!
If you haven’t heard, our very own Flycoons came away from USA Ultimate Northwest Mixed Regionals this past weekend beating seed. The Flycoons are loaded with young talent and represent a new era for the team, with college players joining the ranks and building for the future. The start of the weekend proved rough, having to face the #1 seed and #3 seeds teams right away but the team found their legs and finished the day strong making it to a quarterfinal showdown with fellow Big Sky section qualifier Bozeman. Sunday’s game was a barn burner with incredible defensive plays and effort abound. While most other teams finished their quaterfinal play, Missoula and Bozeman were still sitting at 3-4. Flycoons played hard, getting several breaks in the second half but in the end it wasn’t quite enough and they fell at the cap 8-10. It sent them out of natties contention but for a team seeded 10th to finish top 8 in a tough region is more than admirable! Congrats Flycoons!!!!
What a gorgeous night for pickup last night…and what a crowd! Over 30 folks, ranging from new to old and young to…old. Met a visitor from Austria, and a player from Rhode Island. Reminded me of the days not too long ago when we had strong pickup games Monday-Wednesday-Friday. And the ladies – well they rocked the house more than Laura Ingraham’s call for Cruz to endorse.
Remember, Missoula’s Ultimate community comes together on Wednesday evenings, 6:30 to dusk, for awesome pick up games at the Riverbowl. And if that’s not enough, Hellgate High School’s team welcomes all to a casual pickup game on Wednesday evenings at 830P at Pineview Park in the Rattlesnake.
Want to help Missoula Ultimate grow our youth programs! MUF is offering two $200 stipends for coaches to help in our partnership with Missoula Parks & Recreation’s Jr. Playmakers Ultimate Frisbee League. Details and expectations are outlined in the online application. Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please complete this application by Friday, April 22nd to be considered for a $200 stipend. This opportunity is ideal for an energetic individual who is passionate about the sport and instilling competition, fair play, and the spirit of ultimate in Missoula’s youth.
SATURDAY MARCH 26th…..SAVE THE DATE!
The University of Montana men’s Ultimate team, Smokejump wants to scrimmage YOU! Come help Smokejump prepare for their next tourney and stick around afterwards for an open BBQ-Cookout-Yard games fundraiser for the team.
~When: Saturday March 26th, 2016
~Where: University Fields (Adams Center Fields or Dornblazer) or The Riverbowl TBD
~What: Two scrimmage games to 13, the first one starts at 11am, Rules and Regulations TBD!
~Why: Help us prep for college series AND raise funds to get us to tourneys and support the team.
~After games Party: BBQ-COOKOUT-FUNDRAISER Anyone and everyone is welcome to watch and COOKOUT-BBQ-YARD GAME!
~Please RSVP Jesse Hannifin or Drew Mozzer and let us know you are interested that would be awesome!!!! We need to know how many people are coming so we can buy the proper amount of foods (also dietary restrictions)
RSVP: Smokejump Facebook page