Flurry Season Update

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Flurry Ultimate

Apr 14, 2020, 2:45:51 PM4/14/20
Hi everyone,

Thank you for your patience while we considered our options for this summer and developed an updated season plan for Flurry. This is a challenging time for all of us and things can change very quickly, so we appreciate your flexibility.
Importantly, if you already filled out our Expression of Interest Form, please still read the below email thoroughly as it contains important updates.

Tournaments and CUC

First off, we wanted to provide an update on previously scheduled events and tournaments. 
  1. At this time, City of Edmonton facilities and field bookings are closed and/or suspended indefinitely and gatherings of more than 15 people are prohibited. This means that there will be no in-person Flurry practices starting in May.
  2. Winter City Warm-Up (May 24, Edmonton) has been cancelled.
  3. Flowerbowl (June 6-7, Surrey) has not officially been cancelled yet, but registration is postponed (and all signs point to this tournament being cancelled soon).
  4. Prairie Disc (July 11-12, Regina) has not officially been cancelled yet.
  5. CUC (August 13-16, Brampton) has not officially been cancelled yet, but Ultimate Canada is looking at several options, including postponing the tournament until September or October.
  6.  All other Flurry events (training camps, fundraisers) are postponed until further notice.  
What does this mean for Flurry?

Given that this is an unprecedented and particularly stressful time - and we know that ultimate might not be front of mind -  we want to provide everyone with multiple options for how involved they want to be and how much information they want to receive from us throughout the summer:

Option 1: Important Update Emails
This means that we will only send you an email with major updates regarding tryouts, tournaments, and CUC as they relate to Flurry.

Option 2: Weekly Virtual Practice Emails
Once a week, we will send out a 'virtual practice' email . These will largely be created by our coach, Al Chicoine, and might take several forms throughout the summer, including game film and analysis, breakdowns of specific on-field strategies, articles of interest, ultimate skill-specific workouts, and more. These are not intended to be required reading or to take up too much of your time, but rather to be a way to keep in touch and to keep thinking about ultimate while we can't physically practice together.

Option 3: Flurry Slack
On top of the above, we will add those who are interested to the Flurry Slack group so that you can keep in touch with your fellow players. For those who have not used it before, Slack is a messaging app, similar to WhatsApp, that you can download on your phone or access on a computer through the desktop version; it has various channels where you can post and reply to messages within the group.

To this end, we have created a very quick 2020 Flurry Contact Form where you can indicate how you want to hear from us. Please complete the form by April 30 to receive the first weekly virtual practice email starting in May.
We will keep the form open, but will rely on your response to continue sending communications from Flurry throughout the summer.

Other items of interest
  1. EUPA has transitioned their previously scheduled clinics to virtual video clinics. The first one is taking place on April 25 and more information can be found here.
  2. Elevate Sports Performance is still holding free online fitness classes most days of the week on Zoom. More information can be found here.
Please let us know if you have any questions and we look forward to keeping in touch with you over the summer.

Robyn, Sarah & Al

Flurry Women's Ultimate
Edmonton, AB, Canada
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