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Tryout Dates 2024
April 20th, May 18th, June 4th or 8th
YCCs – 8/3-8/5 in Aurora, CO
Coach Cara is returning to Blackout this year for the team’s fifth season, now as the head coach. 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.
Coach Alec has been playing ultimate for over twenty years, including competitively with both open and mixed club teams since 2012, based in Indiana (Los Heros) and Maryland (Los Penguinos, Heavy Flow). In addition, he plays CMUA and SOBO leagues throughout the year, including having captained a team (Shell Corporation) for two summers.
Alec is delighted to assist in the development of local youth ultimate and is excited for the enrichment which it will bring to the lives of the players.
Rob has been coaching for six years, in VA, WV, MD, and FL. He coached Glenelg HS to 2nd place in 2017 and Mt. Hebron to 4th place in 2018. Rob also ran youth ultimate from 2019-2022 in Tampa and all of Florida youth ultimate from 2020-2022. He has been playing ultimate for 18 years with various teams all over the country, but is more of a pick up warrior.
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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