After a long and hard training camp, the scouts adjourned to the Alibi to compare notes and see what was available on the free agent market. With lots of new faces and different amounts of turnover on the various team rosters, finding a proposed mix that would be fun, fair and equitable was …interesting. The incoming players were distributed according to some concern on who might have recruited them and how they might affect the flow of the game, others were randomly added as deemed fit and only 1 major player movement was initiated – the Reed twins were traded to Team Blair to add a little bit more (well…a lot more) speed and hopefully some consistent attendance. Anyway, we shall see how this all works out.
All teams have 15-17 runners so lots of running and quick changes are warranted. If we keep getting lots of consistent turnout we may bump the floor time by 15 min per game to encourage more individual running time.
Preliminary schedule is also posted – Game #1, the sparkling season opener is Wedneday May 3, 2017 Kinsmen Arena
Team Dirka vs. Team Lia 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Team Blair vs. Team Jacquie 9:00pm – 10:00pm
Bring all the fans for the ceremonial presentation of the commemorative Championship Tutus to last years Cup Winners – Team Princess (Lia) (that has an interesting sound to it – might be a good character name in a movie or something). Anyway, Lia is promising (threatening) matching princess tiaras/gowns/tutus for her winning team. Can’t wait!
See you all Wednesday! Remember all rosters and schedules are subject to change to make things work better.
Good turnout for the first night – full benches for the 8:00pm floor time and limited disappearances as 9:00pm approached. Looks like we have about 60 signed up already and 15 or so additional laggards that always sign up late. …so, should be 4 teams with solid numbers – just have to wait and see who shows up on a regular basis. If turnout is consistently solid, we will likely up the floor time to 1hr15m to give everyone some additional wheezing opportunity.
For tonight’s floor time, if you were wearing GREEN last week, come for the 8:00pm floor time, if you were wearing GREY, come for 9:00pm. If you were mixed? (bi? trans? not sure what the appropriate terminology would be!) show up whenever.
Training Camp #2, Kinsmen Arena
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 8:00pm – 9:00pm, 9:00pm – 10:00pm
Will probably adjourn to the Alibi afterwards to discuss team rosters and other important lax related topics.
See you all tonight.
First floor time is this week:
Wednesday April 19, 2017
8:00-10:00 at Kinsmen
The plan is again to play some informal pickup for the first two weeks (no refs), to get warmed up and see who survived the winter. So far, approx 35 players have already signed up online and at the first 2 Alibi registrations – if you have registered and paid plan to play the first hour or so – 8:00 – 9:00. Everyone else that has not registered or paid yet, please come to the arena, 7:45-8:30 to sign up and/or pay and register for insurance coverage online and then play either 9:00-10:00 or when the first hour’s contingent start to stagger from the floor. Again, the online signup can be done easier from home – I have emailed the details to everyone that I have listed from last year – for new players contact me via the website address for more details and online insurance login info..
The pre season buzz is electric – Will the teams remain intact? Lots of new names on the registration lists already. Can Team
Cinderella Princess(Lia) go for a 3-peat? Come out and lets see what happens!
Let the jogging and wheezing begin!