UCF v UGA in the mud in Tupelo. Game to go will be up tomorrow.
Just got this email from the Barefoot guys. It is a fun tournament-
drbell_2332 AT yahoo DOT com
Well, the new club team has come to fruition. It is currently a compilation of current and former Alabama, Auburn, MSU, Ole Miss, Tulane, and possibly LSU players. Practices will be held in Tuscaloosa since it is a central-ish location.
Here are a few snippets from the original email Bmoore sent out before we decided to go public-
The idea for this team came from wanting to develop the younger players of the conference, and not simply focus on those that already have years of experience. Now, if the desire to be on this team is very high, then of course the number of younger players that make it will be limited, however they will be more than welcome to attend practices. At the off chance that tournament numbers are extremely low, they could be there to fill in.
Tryouts: I have no idea how many people are interested in playing for this team. If the numbers are very high then Monkey Bowl will turn into a tryout instead of a first tournament.
Captains: TJ Martin and Veneeze
If you are interested, fill this out. The tournament list was something quick just to have on there. There will be additions to it.
(The team doesn’t have an official name yet, but I think Bamasecs Allstarz should be it)
Let’s take a look at who all is leaving our beloved section. These are all the people I know off the top of my head, or confirmed via text. Add any players I missed in the comments and I’ll update the list.
- Thomas Yerby
- Travis Midkiff
- Brad Smith
- Andrew Ruffing
- Danny Yates (don’t you hate those one hit wonders?)
- Nathan Burkett
- Brian Morris
- Brian Garrot
- Mark Schimmel
- Maybe Chris Partin
- Jon Schlosberg
- Kevin L
- Joe Wagner
Wow, that is a ton of good players. Young guys, you better work your tails off this summer and into the fall. You have some huge shoes to fill. Based on who is supposed to be returning for each team, this is how I would rank everyone-
- Ole Miss
As teams get ready for their last tournaments of the regular season, let me remind everyone out there that club season is approaching.
Rhodie and I were talking the other day about why
Bamasecs has lagged behind our regional counterparts for so long. We really narrowed it down to 2 things- kids playing in high school, and current players playing on good club teams during the summer. We are starting to see the learning curve for freshman get smaller and smaller as more kids come in with prior experience, but we still are lacking in the club department.
I implore every single one of you to play on some kind of club team this summer, whether it is open or mixed. The only way you can improve your own personal skill set and raise your ultimate IQ is by playing on a club team where more experienced players can help you along. I know I learned more in the first year I played with Brah than I did in the previous 2 summers combined.
If some of you young guns are sitting here reading this thinking “I don’t think I am good enough to make a solid club team,” GO TRYOUT ANYWAYS. You will never know if you don’t go.
Here is a list of teams that each and every one of you should take a look at. They are all good enough for you to learn from.
Bucket (ATL Mixed)
Chain (ATL- go to the tryout, you will learn a TON)
Deep Fried (Jackson, MS)
Freaks (Huntsville, AL)
Ironmen (Birmingham, AL)
New Memphis Open Team (not confirmed)
Party Posse (NOLA mixed)
Sixpack (ATL/South Carolina Area)
Southern Revival (ATL/All over the SE mixed)
Possible New Bamasecs Open Team (details to come)
Hammer Bros. (Slidell, LA)
Roma (Rome, GA)
All Spark (Ox-vegas, MS)
The Prairie Squids (Memphis, TN)
Every single one of these teams has something to offer that will make you a better individual player. This will translate to new ideas and skills for each of your college teams. The days of playing summer league to get better are coming to an end.
Thanks to the wonderful ultimate community over at reddit, here is a list of club tryout dates in our region:
- Six Pack (GA) – link (May 25/26/June 8-9)
- ROMA (ATL) – link (May 11)
- Chain Lightning (ATL) – link (May 18)
- Ozone (ATL) – link (May 11)
- Southern Revival (ATL) – link (May 18/19)
- Hammer Bros. (SLI) – link (May 26/June 2)
- Deep Fried (JAC) – http://bamasecs.wordpress.com/2013/03/28/club-tryouts-and-other-musings/ (May 11/18)
- Tanasi (CHA/KNO) – http://bamasecs.wordpress.com/2013/03/28/club-tryouts-and-other-musings/ (May 11)
- Desoto (NAS) – link (May 4/5/June 1/2)
Change in format for this weekend’s Southeast Regionals, so change in format to the bracket contest. All your old picks have been wiped, so you’ll need to submit your picks again below.
Here is the spreadsheet if you want to play with that again:
And here’s your official form:
3 points for Pool Winners
1 point for every correct pool position after that
10 points for 1st overall
9 points for 2nd
8 points for 3rd
5 points for 4th
4 points for 5th
3 points for 6th
2 points for 7th
1 point for 8th
We’ll be giving away a $25 gift card to iTunes for the winner. Thanks for playing and remember to share this with your friends/family/teammates!
14 teams, 3 advance-
Look for a new pick-em contest today sometime.