Thursday, February 22, 2018

2018 Tryout for D.C. Breeze, DMV's Semi-Pro Ultimate Team

The D.C. Breeze will be hosting tryouts to roster a team their 2018 AUDL season. The Breeze look to improve upon their (10-4) record and 2nd-place finish in the East Division.
Similar to 2017, the Breeze tryout for American Ultimate Disc League will include presentations. Unlike last year, the Breeze will have no (public) connection to D.C.'s men's elite club team - DC Truck Stop.

Darryl Stanley returns to the Breeze sideline after a winning season in his inaugural year as head coach. According to the DC Breeze site, 2017 assistant coach Will Smolinski is not shown to be returning to the team in 2018, though will be at the 2018 tryouts.

The schedule for the 5-hour long tryout is:
12:00pm: Check-in for tryouts
12:30pm-1:00pm: Introduction & preparation with coaching staff & trainers
On-field activities [1-4:45pm]
1:00pm-1:30pm: Coach instructions and warmups
1:30pm-2:30pm: Rotations of box out, shoulder cutting & performance testing
2:30pm-3:00pm: Handler defense training
3:00pm-3:30pm: 4-line drills
3:30pm-4:45pm: Larger field scrimmages / mini games
4:45pm-5:00pm: Cool down & coaching staff wrap-up
5:00pm: End of tryouts

DC Breeze seek "to identify the best players among *all* those who come out, to offer them a spot on the 2018 Breeze roster." A total of 36 players can be selected to the practice and official roster while a maximum of 20 players can be named to the active gameday roster.

When: Saturday, February 24; 12-5PM

Where: Dunbar High School

Cost: $50 in advance ($60 day-of)

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