The first Wednesday night touch of the year went well! Lake highlands is back up and running and sported 5 keen touch ruggers who wanted (or needed) a run.
Dodgy, Sheshan, Scott, Dan and myself donned our boots and decided to run a few plays and make the most of our time. We worked on our 5m game and drilled in Flamingos. We looked at some Thirties (three man play) and worked on some push/pull defense. Communication was key in all of these and we improved throughout the evening.
The darkness approached with light rain and we called it a night just before 8PM.
Good luck to everyone on Saturday! I’m sure Hammer would love it if people arrived in the morning (around 10am I think???) to help in setting up. I hope to be there, but will not know until the day.
Always the game,
We moved to Norbuck park today due to wet field conditions at Lake Highlands. Even though we moved, we still had 15 people showing. I was extremely impressed with the level of play I saw today.
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The jury is out. We all prefer playing without the rain/sleet/snow! Today was probably the first Sunday in over a month where we had comfortable temperatures and no precipitation.
Norbuck park provided a great alternative field once again. Apparently it was so good we had two different games playing on the park in two different locations without either games knowing about the other! About 20 people showed up across the field from the police station where we ran three teams and a couple of banger drills. The day started out with the lawn chairs being set up and the sloping field being marked out. I jumped into referring and we played a fairly tight game, albeit a little slower. Coach John came out onto the field and ran us all through bangers again to help us speed up. The game gets a lot tougher when we run with speed, communicate, and keep those bangers flying. E was quick to take advantage of defense being off side although it only happened a few times. Overall we had a lot of fun, a good run, and a good catch up.
Around the corner by the softball fields, the second game was going on. Not much to report on that game other than they probably don’t read the emails which means they probably won’t see this!
While we are talking about the fields, we are hoping to be back at lake highlands ASAP, so hopefully next week. Please check our Facebook page, meetup, or emails for more information.
After the game we went to the Lakehouse for some food, some beverages, and some overdue social time.
Who wants to start playing mid week games? We are hoping to start back up before the summer touch competition. If we can get enough people to commit (12 would be great) then we will run at Lake Highlands at 630pm on Wednesdays. We are going to assume the fields are too wet this week, so let’s aim for our first mid week game on Wednesday 25th March. Please let me know by emailing email@example.com if you can make it!
Have a great week!
What a great day yesterday! Norbuck once again proved to be a great option when weather forces a change of venue. Dodge said it best when he commented that Norbuck felt “cozy”. I was impressed to see so many show up and on time for a wet morning. The rain was misting when we started but stopped for most of the morning. James felt absolutely at home with the overcast skies and wet grass. I think we were all lucky he didn’t break into “God save the Queen” as a preamble to the run. We were also lucky that Hoosh and Kane found the pitch. At one point Kane was asking me about directions and which way was North and I immediately felt safer about flying with him…..
We had a great turn out. Kara, who had run with us several years ago?, was out and did a great job. Hard to tell she had missed a Sunday. Mindy and Bill continue to impress both on the pitch and during the social after. Anne, as always, had great hands and a new nick name(Biscuit). She did say that if people started calling her that she would have to quit so keep that in mind if we ever need to “send a message”.
Hammer made it out and ran well giving some valuable tips to the new folks and scoring in the corner on a great move down the side lines. Scott and his orange shoes were there as fast as ever on the wing and just in time to make it a true Sunday Funday six on six with a sub the Griffins (John and E) rolled up. Was great to see E again, he’s heads out to Touch World cup very soon. Please visit his fundraising site and donate what you can to help him make the trip.
Also, congratulations to John Griffin! The new head coach of Alliance Rugby. This Tuesday night they are having a social at TopGolf in the Colony. Bays are $40 an hour and pool and shuffle board are free. Drink specials and are in effect and Girlfriends and Wives are welcome. Give a show of support and do a bit of recruiting if you can.
We topped the Sunday off with a trip to the lake house. The Sunday bartender Dannie always has the mimosas at the ready and she tells good jokes too. Joe took his spot on corner and all was right with the world.
Always the game,
Touch is cancelled today. It is 24 degrees and raining at the moment. Fields are probably waterlogged too.
Hopefully, weather cooperates next week.
Sunday came with what seemed like a cold and wet forecast, only to be pleasantly moderate and dry. We had enough people out for 2 fields of play. The competition was strong with plenty of set plays and open field trickery alike. For the newer players, Dallas Touch is very happy to have you out. Please feel free to ask questions while in play or any time before or after. For the DARC players that came out, we appreciate the comradery and competition. Afterwards, all are welcome to hangout, stretch, enjoy a frosty beverage, and some laughs.
Above 2 photos plus 1 of Bernie found here.
You would never know that Jose’ had major foot surgery not too long ago.
All of the photos are found here.
We had a fantastic day of touch yesterday! The weather definitely cooperated as it gave us hope the spring is just around the corner. It wasn’t long before we had two games going with referees for the majority of the time. We played at a good level of touch with very little offside which made for a quick moving game. I think we all had a good workout. This was evident by the regular, and well deserved, water breaks.
It was great to see some new faces, and, as always, it was great to see the regular faces too. The new faces picked up the game quickly and it seems as though they enjoyed themselves.
During a water break, Hammer reminded everyone about the Houston/Austin games coming up on March 28th and April 25th. We are hosting on March 28th and we would love to know who will be able to make it out on this Saturday. If you can make either of these games, please email coxY2K@yahoo.com so we can organize the teams.
We broke tradition and didn’t end with a first to three game. We all had a good run and the social drinks started instead. A few people went to the Lakehouse to continue the social activities.
We attempted to say goodbye to Christen but we were reminded that she should be out sometime over the next few weekends before the big move to Denver. We will miss her and her great level of touch. Be sure to give her a big goodbye hug next time you see her on the field!
Have a great week everyone, and we’ll see you out on the field!