Newly formed and energetic, The Observers is an up and coming co-ed Ultimate team based out of Houston, Texas. We're always on the lookout for new talent and those with a love of the game to join in on the fun. Whether you've played college, club, pickup, or just have untapped potential, we want you. Browse our website for more information about our goals, practices, tournaments, and don't be afraid to contact us for anything else you might have questions about. Hopefully we'll see you out on the Ultimate field!

Goals This Season

This is an important message about our team and our team goals as we are nearing the beginning of the Club season.

Based on both the captains' feelings and what was generally said at the pre-season meeting in January, our goal for this season is to be competitive at Regionals.

The Observers is full of a lot of talent and we look forward to maximizing the potential of both individual players and the team dynamic this season. Last year we earned a bid to Regionals, and this year we plan on carrying the same level of play and camaraderie we saw at Sectionals from the first practice (April 5th!) to the last day of Regionals.

We are plan on having competitive try-outs in early May (more information to come) before our first tournament of the season, Some Like it HOT (May 24-25).

I hope you all are as excited to kick-off this season as we are!

First Practice Announcement!

Hey Ultimate Community!

Club season is just around the corner and the Houston Observers are back! We’re looking to up both the intensity on the field and the fun this year.

Please JOIN US FOR OUR FIRST PRACTICE:
Saturday, April 5th
10:30am - 12:30pm
Rice University IM fields

Also be sure to come to our SEASON KICK-OFF PARTY (Date TBA). Mix and mingle with Observers returners, learn more about the team, and be sure to get there at 9pm to take advantage of our $200 tab. We’ll be giving out the password for the tab at practice, so we hope to see you at both!

If you would like to be added to our mailing list or want more information, please visit the contact section of this website, hope to see you soon!

Spring League 2014!

Spring League 2014 is an 8 week co-ed recreational league. Games will be held on Wednesday nights at Houston Amateur Sports Park (12131 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77045) from 7:00-10:00PM. Registration is NOW open. The cost to participate is $35/player until Feb 23, 2014. After Feb 23rd, the price will increase to $45/player. Registration closes on Feb 28, 2014.

For more information, go to the league page here:
http://houstonultimate.org/e/2014-spring-league/posts

Discs are in!

Discs are in! $10 each, leave a comment on the comments page if you would like to purchase one in person or via paypal.
They can be picked up at tryouts or practice! Discs will also be available at the 2013 USA Ultimate Texas HS Championships! (http://scores.usaultimate.org/scores/#youth-open/tournament/12292) Come out and support the next generation of Texas Ultimate players this weekend! (May 11th-12th)

Upcoming Home Tournament - Some Like it HOT

Hey Ultimate lovers!

For all of you outside of Houston, mark your calendars for Some Like it HOT, a new tournament being held here in Houston this summer, hosted by local teams, The Observers and Inferno, the deetz are below:

When: June 8-9th
Who: All interested mixed and women's teams
Where: The Farm League Fields in Klien
Bid Fee: $300
Perks: Free dinner/Mixer after game play on Saturday
Sanctioned?: YES!

Register at:
http://huc.usetopscore.com/tournaments/2013-some-like-it-hot/information

More information coming to you soon!

Pre-Season Fantasy Ultimate

Hey guys, start psyching up for Observers Pre-season practice!

As you probably know, there will be 4 practices before tryouts on the 5th of May, and these practices will be highly focused on some of the fundamental skills of Frisbee. The goal of the "pre-season" practices is to get everyone on the same page, and to either teach skills to newer players or brush up on skills for more experienced players.

Each week will have a different theme, with specific topics we'll cover:
4/7 - "Marking" (marking, throwing skills, breaking the mark)
4/14 - "Man D" (positioning, micro-charging)
4/21 - "Movement" (cutting, field spacing, vert stack)
4/28 - "Descision-Making" (hucking and reading the disc, dump & swing)

All of these are important skills, and we will be focusing on their execution during scrimmages in the later portion of practice.

AND FOR A TWIST: Look forward to "The Observers fantasy Ultimate!"

What is this you ask? At pre-season practices, during the scrimmage, I'll be keeping track of every player's points.

How do you get points? Every individual gets a point for either:
1) Getting a D
2) Getting a handblock
2) Throwing the assist
3) Catching the score

I'll update everyone's Fantasy stats on Facebook each week, and at tryouts, the winner of Fantasy ultimate will be announced!

What does the winner get? A FREE OBSERVERS DISC AND JERSEY!

Wait wait, but I can't make pre-season practices, what do I do? Have no fear! After tryouts, we'll be adjusting the practice schedule and bumping times up to 2x/week. Then we'll start another round of Fantasy Ultimate for IN-SEASON!

Get excited, only 2 weeks left till we all get to start practicing together again!!

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