The season is contingent on public health & safety and may be cancelled or postponed by DNW should conditions change.
The season begins week of 6/21 (practice week only, no game) and runs through 8/14 with 2 practices (1-1/2 to 2 hr. ea.) and one game per week. Our first week includes three practice dates to accommodate a tryout day or two. Game schedules will be released by DNW in early June.
These single-gender teams will be open to five grades’ worth of players, from incoming 9th graders (current 8th gr.) through just-graduated seniors.
We will have enough players and coaches for two teams. During our first two practice days, our young women players will be sorted on to varsity and jv teams based on ability, athleticism, and spirit of the game.
Jason Laxague returns this summer as the Girls Varsity coach. Jason is a recent transplant to the NW and has played Ultimate at the collegiate and professional levels. He was the head of youth programs for Fort Collins (CO) Ultimate and has multiple coaching certificates. Jason has been coaching our JV Mixed team since February during our strange COVID-season.
Bonnie Ho returns to RHS as the Girls JV coach. Bonnie is a Seattle area native who played Ultimate at the UW. She has coached at both Ingraham and Roosevelt the past two years and also currently coaches the Women's team at UW.
Except for our Week 1, practices are scheduled for Tues. and Thur. evenings (mostly 6-8p, some 7-9) so as not to conflict with daytime jobs, and to take advantage of slightly cooler temps. Practices will mostly be held at Eagle Staff MS, Lower Woodland, and Montlake Playfield, with a couple others thrown in here and there. See the calendar page for the most up-to-date times and places. Carpools with older players driving may be available.
DNW is putting lots of health and safety restrictions in place including full-time mask wearing, 20-player limits per coach, and mandatory online health attestations before every practice (much like the kids are doing now for in-person school). Even if local or regional restrictions are relaxed, teams will need to follow whatever safety rules DNW keeps in place.
DNW is having players register directly with them this summer, and pay a sliding scale fee of $0-$90 based on family income. The RHS teams will still need to pay for coaches, practice fields, cleaning supplies, first-aid kits, etc. and so we will be assessing a second fee that you will pay to the team directly. That fee will likely be an additional $100-120 for the season and confidential financial aid will be available upon request, as usual. Once your player is placed on a team, your family will have five days to pay your team fee, or make other financial arrangements confidentially with our treasurer.