2017-18 Game Schedule – VARSITY Team

Date Location Field (Field – Game 1/Field – Game 2) Game Time 1/Game Time 2
 Wed Sep 13 Benedict Park – Field #4/Field #4 4:00pm/5:00pm
 Wed Sep 20 Desert West Sports Complex – Field #1/Field #2 4:00pm/5:00pm
 Wed Sep 27 Benedict Park – Field #4/Field #5 4:00pm/5:00pm
 Wed Oct 4 Benedict Park – Field #4/Field #4 4:00pm/5:00pm
 Wed Oct 25 Benedict Park – Field #5/Field #4 4:00pm/5:00pm

**Jr. Varsity Team is expected to attend the Varsity Games for the learning opportunity and understanding of the game**


2017-18 Game Schedule – JR. VARSITY Team

Date Location Field (Field – Game 1/Field – Game 2) Game Time 1/Game Time 2
 Sat Sep 23 New Way Academy 10:00am/12:00pm
Wed Oct 4 Benedict Park – Field #5/Field #4 4:00pm/5:00pm
 Wed Oct 18 Benedict Park – Field #5/Field #5 4:00pm/5:00pm
 Wed Oct 25 Desert West Sports Complex – Field #1/Field #1 4:00pm/5:00pm

The Complete Game Schedule with Location and Home/Visitor Details can be found here. 

Ultimate Frisbee 2017 Regular Season Game Schedule


NEWS FROM COACH KIRK


Sep 22, 2017

Hello Ultimate Team Parents and Athletes,

Wednesday night the Varsity Firebirds had their first loss in 16 games. LFPA, our rival from last year’s State playoff game came on the field with renewed interest in getting equaling the field, which they did. Also, our Firebirds seemed to have been off their usual game.
Sometimes you need to lose to know how to win!
They regrouped well and I beleive are getting themselves back on track.
Their next game is Wednesday the 27th at Benedict Park. 4:00 and 5:00.
And, in even more exciting news…
TomorrowSaturday is our first ever Jr. Varsity game! (Varsity will not be playing on saturday)
The JV Team has been diligently practicing since the start of the season.
They’re playing New Way Academy at 10:00 and Tempe Prep at 12:00.
The Games will be held at New Way Academy, in Phoenix- here is the link to the schedule. Click on the location to get a google map.
Please bring chairs, snacks and refreshments while you applaud the amazing efforts of the JV Team!
SPECIAL NOTE: IF YOU ARE DRIVING YOUR CHILD STRAIGHT TO THE GAME, AND NOT MEETING AT DMS AT 9:00.
 
PLEASE STILL USE THE SIGNUP GENIUS TO SPECIFY SUCH. IF YOU WERE TRANSPORTING CHILDREN TO THE GAME, THIS MAY HAVE AN IMPACT ON DRIVING THOSE KIDS WHO WERE IN NEED OF A RIDE. 
 
I just checked the Signup Genius and rides are still needed for 3 athletes. Also, I noticed that only 3 parents are signed up. Please, plan on specifying on the signup genius that you are bringing your child straight to the game.
 
I WILL CHECK THE SIGNUP GENIUS TODAY, DURING BREAKS OF THE ALL-DAY TEACHER TRAINING TO BE SURE WE HAVE ENOUGH RIDES FOR OUR ATHLETES.
 
Thank you for you support.
 
GO FIREBIRDS!!
 
Coach Kirk

Sep 20, 2017

Hello, Ultimate Team Parents and Athletes,

To review…
Wednesday
Varsity travels to Desert West Sports Complex. They leave DMS at 230. Games at 4 with LFPA and 5 with American Heritage (LFPA was the team we played last year in the state playoffs)

Jr Varsity practices at DMS with Coach Munoz- he is all set with a practice outline of his own and one I provided. 330 to 5.

Thursday
practice at DMS for both teams 1245 to 215

Saturday
first JV games
I have about 5 Varsity team members who are interested in attending if they can get rides and plans work out.

Meert at DMS at 9:00
Games at 10:00 with New Way Academy
and 12:00 with Tempe Prep

Please contact me with any questions

Coach Kirk


Sep 18, 2017

Hello Ultimate Team Parents and Athletes,

This week is going to be a busy one with two games and two practices, including our first ever Jr Varsity Ultimate Game!!

TUESDAY- Varsity and JV practice 330 TO 5

WEDNESDAY- I want to let the JV team, parents and DMS Faculty/Staff know that the JV will NOT be going to the Wednesday game. The game is across Phoenix at the Desert West Sports complex, which will require an earlier than a usual departure from class. Given that the JV’s first game is on Saturday I feel it is in your best interest to stay at DMS and practice. Coach David will be supervising practice with a complete practice schedule to follow.

SEE THE NEW SIGNUP GENIUS LINK BELOW REPRESENTING THE NEED FOR 20 SEATS

Varsity doubleheader at Desert West Sports Complex
4:00 Game one- LFPA
5:00 Game two- American Heritage academy

NOTE—–DEPART DMS AT 230, Drivers will need to be there 10 minutes prior, if possible.

330 – 5:00 Jr Varsity- practice on the field with Coach David

THURSDAY (HALF DAY) PRACTICE FOR VARSITY AND JV. 1245 TO 215

FRIDAY – NO PRACTICE, DMS NO SCHOOL

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 23 JV FIRST GAMES NEW WAY ACADEMY
10:00 GAME ONE- NEW WAY ACADEMY
12:00 GAME TWO- TEMPE PREP

New Way is about 20 to 25 minutes from DMS. The team will meet at DMS at 845a.m., then depart from there.

I have a number of varsity players who are planning on attending the Saturday game in support of the JV…Thank you Varsity!

There has been a change to the signup genius to reflect the number of varsity players attending the game.

Here is the link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080849aea922aa8-drivers

We’ll need help with water and snacks for all four events this week.

Thank you for your support.

Coach Kirk


Sep 11, 2018

Hello Ultimate Team Parents and Athletes,

Our first Varsity game is this Wednesday, the 13th, at Benedict Park. Kyrene and Guadalupe.
Students will need to be at the DMS front drop-off/pick up area at 3:00 on Wednesday.

We need to be at the park by 330. 1ST GAME TIME 4:00, 2ND GAME TIME 5:00

I am hoping for the entire team to be there, varsity and Jr. Varsity. The first game is always exciting as we are getting the team momentum underway. Everyone wears jerseys or DMS Firebirds T-shirts available for sale.

ALL PARENTS, DMS FACULTY AND STAFF, friends, family- You are welcome to bring folding chairs and pop-up canopies, beverages and snacks. And, of course, your cheering voice.

We will have practice Tuesday, game Wednesday and I am planning a Thursday practice due to DMS’ Friday half day, plus…

An exciting opportunity has come our way via a DMS parent. Joe Pequeno from CBS 5/CH 3 sports is interested in doing a story on the 2016 State Champs. He is a former ultimate player himself and found it fascinating that DMS went undefeated last year.

He is only available Mondays and Thursdays, so I am planning a Thursday practice this Thursday because of the DMS half day, which hopefully will work out for him as well. I am still waiting for a reply and confirmation.

Remember, your athlete will need soccer style cleats and black shorts- shorts can have gray, or red or white on them. They also need to have watched the AZCAA Concussion video prior to the game and send the completion certificate number to me.

Go to AZCAA.com > coaches, scroll down to
REQUIRED CONCUSSION COURSE FOR STUDENTS
* All CAA Student Athlete’s must view this course before they can participate in any CAA athletic competition *

Click on the Visit Website, then register for the course. Its free, but you must register. Upon completion please print the certificate, take a photo of it and send to me, or send me the certificate number.

SIGN-UP GENIUS
25 of 35 seats have been filled on the sign-up genius:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080849aea922aa8-drivers

Please contact me with any questions: 480-221-0874

GO FIREBIRDS!!

Best to you,

Coach Kirk


Sep 8, 2017 –

Our first game is next Wednesday the 13th. The Team needs your support and assistance with transportation.

This is a Varsity game, however Jr. Varsity is expected to attend for the learning opportunity and understanding of the game.

The sign-up genius is in process. Here is the link. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080849aea922aa8-drivers

Please contact me as soon as possible if you have any questions. 480-221-0874

We also need fruit, water, and ice. Please note if you can bring any of those items.

Best to you,

Coach Kirk