2017 Flyers Open Tryouts – the best ultimate talent in NC
2017 Flyers Open Tryouts
“Of all the AUDL tryouts I’ve attended this was the most well run and well organized I’ve ever been to.”- Mike Pannone former Pittsburgh Thunderbirds
Your Raleigh Flyers held open tryouts for the 2017 season the weekend of January 14 & 15, 2017.
Great weather, top-notch athletes, and the best ultimate talent in North Carolina. Over fifty players from the Carolinas were in attendance including our first female athlete to attend tryouts. Georgia Tse crushed our short field drills and demonstrated a high level of skill and athleticism all weekend long. We are proud to continue our support for women’s ultimate both locally in the Triangle and nationwide. Georgia’s tryout fee will be donated in her name to Take The Field to help grow girls youth ultimate!
Saturday was focused on measurables and smaller short field drills. Cold weather throughout the day meant that keeping players warm for their drills was critical. To help players keep moving and keep warm between sets, we set up a small goaltimate field to allow players to practice small field movements and keep their throws warm. Saturday was capped off with two scrimmages on narrow fields with games of 5 on 5 and an AUDL stall count (stall going to 7).
Jack Williams soars into a running vertical.
Sunday was focused on more tactical drills and eventually, full field scrimmaging with referees. Warmer weather and sun were a fitting touch to an exciting day of ultimate. Check out photos from Sunday on our facebook page, courtesy of Brian Whittier. Shot clock drills capped off an amazing Sunday as returners and potential players battled on the turf.
High Point University Captain Cam Bellando making one of many great plays we saw this weekend
The Flyers extend our heartfelt welcome to players from the Charlotte Express. BETTER TOGETHER! We would also to thank our staff, our volunteers and all of our attendees at our open tryouts for their help and support to make this past weekend possible! Also we’d like to send a special shoutout to the Hangar for showing up to cheer on our current and prospective players on Sunday. You guys rock!
Stay tuned for more details on upcoming events with your Raleigh Flyers. Check out the top athletes in our measurables below. Like us on Facebook and be sure to subscribe to our youtube channel for highlights, full filmed games and exciting inside looks at the team. Grab your tickets for 2017 today and join us for another great season of AUDL ultimate! See you soon!
2017 Flyers Combine Top 5 Measurables
|Running Vertical||40 yd. Serpentine||Shuttle Run||70 yd Sprint||20 yd Sprint|
|Peter Barry||Michael Pannone||Jake Gallagher||Jon Fey||Kyle Warfel|
|Nathan Goff||Josh Hartzog||Jack Williams||Michael Pannone||Jon Fey|
|Alan Best||Hunter Nadeau||Tristan Green||Jacob Fairfax||Danny Schmitt|
|CJ. Colicchio||Andrew Vande Berg||Davis Mossman||Hunter Nadeau||Luis Royo|
|Jacob Fairfax||Nathan Goff||Jacob Fairfax||Nathan Goff||Michael Royo|