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Tryout Dates 2021
May 1st & May 8th
Tim Eubanks started playing in the street in front of his house with his neighborhood friends when one of them brought out a Wham O Frisbee with instructions inside. He realized right then that there was no greater sport than ultimate. While attending St. Mary’s College, he helped and captained the college’s first ultimate team. He has played in the open division with storied DC/Baltimore region based teams, Chesapeake, Anodyne, Medicine Men, and Electric Pig. Tim currently coaches the Queen Anne’s County HS team, and has coached for the semi-professional MLU DC Current, UMBC’s Div 1 men’s team, Booya, and the women’s club team, Backhanded. In early January 2019, after many conversations at the dinner table with his wife, Hon Yin, he submitted the first ever MD YCC bid. From there, he recruited coaches and the help of the CMUA governing body. It is his mission to help grow MD youth Ultimate.
Coach Nicole jumped into the ultimate scene in 2015 after a college soccer career and hasn’t looked back. Since then she’s played club with the now defunct Baltimore-based Women’s team Shadowbox, the Baltimore-based mixed team Rat City, and most recently, Frederick-based mixed team 8-Bit Heroes. This will be Nicole’s second year as an assistant coach for YCC mixed team MD Blackout! She joined for the inaugural season knowing that one of the best ways to give back to the sport that she loves so much would be to coach the youth to continue the wonderful traditions of Ultimate Frisbee.
Nicole also has a pup named Oliver and a kitty named Sammi, both of whom she loves dearly.
Coach Cara is joining Blackout this year after having a blast as an assistant coach during last year’s inaugural season. Cara began playing ultimate informally in 2012 in her hometown of Atlanta, and joined the club scene in 2015. She played first with mixed club team Los Heros in Bloomington, IN, then Los Penguinos in the Baltimore area, and currently plays with Heavy Flow.
Cara loves the community spirit of ultimate and is looking forward to creating an inclusive environment for mixed youth players to grow as athletes and teammates.
Elias White started with pick-up Ultimate in the Fall of 2012, joining a newly formed group out of Terre Haute, Indiana. While in Indiana, Elias fell in love with Ultimate’s play, spirit, and, especially, its community. He continued with that pick-up group until he moved to Maryland in 2015, also playing with Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s club team while in Terre Haute.
Since 2015, Elias has played in pick-up groups and recreational leagues all over Maryland and DC, and his love for all that Ultimate is has only been expanded. In 2017 his partner, who also formed that pick-up group in Terre Haute, started a new mixed club team out of central Maryland, Heavy Flow, and Elias has played with them ever since. He will be a first-year coach for Blackout with whom he hopes to help spread the love of Ultimate.
The Battle of St. Michaels was a battle during the War of 1812. Legend has it that the British naval guns proved ineffective against the town because the townspeople had dimmed the lights in their homes and hung lanterns in trees beyond the town, causing the British gunners to overshoot the town and its defenses.
This event was coined as the very first Blackout.
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