Just a few photos…
What a great day of touch! Yesterday had the weather we wished we had every day of the year. Blue skies, sun shinning, and temperatures in the 70s. What could be better?
We had the field set up right around 10am and we were running a few minutes later. The turn out was great! We had close to 30 people throughout the day which allowed us to run two full fields with a couple of subs and refs. It was great to see some new faces out. Some of them saw us on MeetUp which was a great sign of that app’s effectiveness. Be sure to register and join us every Sunday on the app!
We were running fast right off the bat. The pace was exciting and it made for a fun, but also exhausting, game. We had a couple of good break and runs, but overall the defense was strong. The pace maintained throughout the day until it was time for brews at about 1230. We drank, we laughed, we all had a good time.
If you weren’t able to make it this week, be sure to be there this Sunday!
I was a little uncertain as to how many people would make it. In the past, people would say that they would show, but never make it. Tonight, everyone that said they would be there made an appearance.
We played at Tietze park off Skillman in Old East Dallas. It was chilly, but 8 people braved the elements to refine their skills. We focused on teaching the 2 man and variations of that. Kathleen even now understands what go straight through means.
While having a beverage afterward at the Pour House just down the street, we booked our housing in Ft. Lauderdale for February 20, 2016 touch tournament. Katie went on Airbnb to find us a big house for all of us during the big tournament. Thank you!
See everyone Sunday.
You are probably getting tired of hearing me say, “What a day!” The highlight of the day for me was seeing all of the women there today playing on 1 side. We had 5 women and 1 man playing against 5 men. It wasn’t completely lopsided. The men did their best to keep up. It was a really close game.
Now that there consistently a regular occurrence of about 30 or more people, we are able to have more than 1 game going. Actually, today we had 2 full games plus a training session happening at the same time! We started playing at 10:15 this morning and didn’t finish until 12:45pm. Lots of smiles all the way around.
Keep in mind that next week is the annual general meeting for the club. It will take place after we’re done playing for the day. It depends upon the weather if we do it at the field or at a location that serves beverages.
In order to vote your voice at the general meeting next week, you will need to have paid your dues. You can pay at any time prior to the meeting. Checks, cash, bitcoin, and credit card are all welcome.
I get there late at 10:30am. It’s only 30 degrees outside. I’m expecting to see 4 or 5 people…..
There were already 18 people playing when I got there! And, there were about 26 people all day. It certainly didn’t feel as cold as it really was.
See ya’ll next week.