Ok, here’s how Seattle kids play Schtick. We’re gonna call it Schteattle Schtick and it’s best played with 10-75 youth players (assisted by their coaches and/or parents) and lots of discs — at least 1 for every 3 players. (If you have more players and discs than this, you should play Galaxy Wars instead.) Either way, you’re in for a lot of fun and intense aerobic conditioning (even if there are minor inconsistencies with developing good fundamentals, e.g. you’re allowed to run with the disc)…
Here are the basic rules of Schteattle Schtick — forged on the first-mucky then sun-hardened grass fields of the DiscNW summer camp fields. The main difference from standard Schtick (described below) is that there is no stoppage of play upon scoring (in fact there really isn’t even any “keeping score” amid the mayhem), and there are no pulls — even at the start of the game. The Seattle variant simply adds these stipulations:
The game cannot start until all players and all their discs (half the total available which must be at least 10) are packed inside the scorebox they will be defending. Everyone must be ready to rumble, and silent (ha, ha). The coach (or some responsible person) yells “go,” or whistles, and everyone runs amok.
The only way to win is to get all discs out of your territory (across the middle line (hint: always keep at least one in reserve to counter stockpiling). You get a billion bonus points for getting all discs not only over the middle line, but also within the scorebox you are attacking (it’s never been done, BTW).
Dimensions may vary based on team size and field space available.
Follow the rest of the standard rules (see box & links below).
If you have even more kids, you can add scoreboxes, e.g. two boxes per side!
Played with a 2×2 box and a triangle half that size. Triangle worth 2 points. But we never really keep score of course!
Tomorrow night (Friday 3/24/2017) the exhibition games for the Northwest Challenge will begin at 6:30 pm with the women of the University of Washington’s Element facing off against Syzygy from Carleton College. The men’s game immediately afterwards (8:30 pm start) will showcase the UW Sundodgers vs BYU CHI. These free games in Seattle’s Memorial Stadium will be a great chance for local youth players to get inspired. More information on the Northwest Challenge Facebook page…
If you’re busy Friday night, there are also a bunch of games happening at the UW’s IMA fields in Seattle on Friday, and then up in Burlington at Skagit River Park on Saturday and Sunday. All these games are free, so you should consider volunteering for a couple hours (they’re still looking for help over the weekend). Here are schedules and game locations for the women and men (Tier 1 | Tier 2).
According to Ultiworld’s “Power Rankings” for college teams, UW Element is ranked 20th and will play rank 16 Carleton Syzygy. For youth spectators in Seattle, here are the other women’s games that will be played tomorrow (Friday):
The 2016 Junior World Championships will be held in Wrocław, Poland. The event will be held from July 31-August 6, 2016 at the facilities at the Pola Marsome fields and the finals will be staged in the Stadion Olimpijski (Stadium), a venue of the 2017 IWGA World Games. The sponsoring organization in Wrocław has budgeted for 40 teams from 20 nations (about 1,000 players) while the previous events (combined with other European Youth Ultimate activities) were slightly biggger: the 2014 event in Italy hosted 25 nations (1,200) and the 2012 event in London supported 47 teams (1,100 players).