Well my husband came home happy about his tryout. He was happy with the way he played and super excited about having played with so many other good players. He thought he gave it his best shot and had showcased his talents to the best of his ability.
Unfortunately, he was not one of the 11 men chosen to play on Team USA. My husband is, of course, a little disappointed, but he still loves ultimate and will continue to play at a high level with some of the best players in the country.
Check out this great article about the East Coast tryout and meet the members of Team USA.
There are 4 days left until the East Coast tryout for the U.S. Worlds Team. The tryouts are being held in Washington D.C. where it promises to be a chilly weekend.
For those interested… USA Ultimate posted a great article in anticipation of their West Coast Tryout which was held this past weekend in San Francisco. It details some of the expectations for the tryouts, what the coaches are trying to achieve in terms of team balance, and the adjustment abilities of the athletes to playing co-ed. One of the subjects stressed in the article was the importance of what the athletes have been doing in the off-season. Those that come into the tryouts in good shape will certainly have a leg up on those that have been relaxing for the last 4 months.
That being said, my husband is excited about the coming weekend and looking forward to playing ultimate with some other great athletes.
We’ll keep you posted when they figure out the final roster!