Scrimmage and Skills Clinic Recap

SATURDAY

Reebs continues the flow with a high release backhand. Photo by James Kersten.

We scrimmaged Minnesota Pop to start off the day. After some miscues on the first point, Pop broke. We were able to clean it up quite a bit to regain control of the game. Since it was the first game we have ever played together as a team, we expected some jitters, miscues, and mistakes that come with playing the first game of the season. As the game went on, our offensive flow picked up and we were able to consistently work the disc. Defensively, our intensity was ridiculous. We forced a lot of turns and generated a lot of Ds.

KP and Rose are besties for life. Photo by James Kersten.

Following the scrimmage, we hosted our first ever skills clinic. We had 35 women in attendance to learn from Heist, Sting, and Pop players. The clinics were geared towards developing skills in a wide range of players. Each 30 minute session featured 3-4 different clinics for participants to attend. To see what we covered, navigate to our “2012 Skills Clinic” page.

Robyn pulls the disc…hopefully in bounds. Photo by James Kersten

To wrap up the day, we invited everyone we knew to watch our showcase scrimmage against Pop. Most of Pop had been practicing while most of us had been teaching clinics, and showed a more refine offense to start off the game. We went down 3-6, before getting our act together on our home turf.

Courtney nonchalantly advances the disc. Photo by James Kersten.

Heist rattled off four straight scores to take half 7-6, putting on a great show for our friends, family, and fans. Our defense allowed us to fight back. What was impressive was our ability to use the defensive and sideline energy to fuel connection on O, something that does not always happen for teams this early in the season. We maintained poise, to finish the game 13-9.

 

SUNDAY
After a quick practice, we invited skills clinic participants back to play in a hat tournament of mini. We were excited to continue to build relationships with the Madison ultimate community and allow players the opportunity to play with other women who love the game.

Heist Ultimate and Friends at Stoner Prairie. Photo by Kristy Hanselman.

Jenny Gaynor gets up. Photo by James Kersten.

We look forward to Colorado Cup, with many of us counting down the hours until we catch our flights or hop in the car to Boulder. We are currently seeded 4th, and have the opportunity to face off against North Central Regional rivals Midwest RevoLOUtion (St. Louis, MO) and 2012 Club Championship Quarter-finalists, Molly Brown (Boulder, CO). We also are excited to face some out-of-region competition from Schwa (Portland, OR), and Viva (Los Angeles, CA) in pool play.

Heist has a lot to look forward to. Thanks again to all who came out to support our team last weekend!

First Ever Heist Team Picture. Photo by James Kersten

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Skills Clinic and Showcase Game!

Madison has a wide network of ultimate players of all skill levels, however, we are excited to announce an event that gives all women players the opportunity to experience how to take their game to the next level. Madison Heist and Sting, two new club teams in the Madison and Milwaukee areas, will be hosting an event that introduces the women’s club game to those who attend. Sting and Heist will join forces with Minnesota Pop to offer different activities for everyone, whether you are brand new to the game, or have been playing for awhile but haven’t seen what women’s club has to offer.

Dates: Saturday July 21-Sunday July 22, 2012
Location: Stoner Prairie Elementary School (5830 Devoro Road, Fitchburg, WI)

Skills Clinics (Saturday 2:00-4:00 pm):
You can learn skills from some of the best women’s players around!

Showcase Game (Saturday 4:00-6:00 pm):
Heist will take on Minnesota Pop at 4pm, showing the highest level of women’s club in the North Central Region. Bring a friend and your best heckling skills, and see what women’s club is all about!

Hat Rounds (Sunday 12:00-2:00 pm):
We give you the opportunity to play with some of the best players around and meet other female ultimate players.

Registration can be done here!

Second Tryout Weekend, Roster Set

Greetings Interwebs-

Tryouts have finished. Our roster is nearly set. We have 3 open spots for some extended tryouts and practice players. Meet Heist 2012.

The best thing about the past two weeks is the fact that over 50 talented, hardworking, driven women came, showcased their skills and athleticism. This might be the single largest gathering of high level women’s ultimate players Madison has seen in quite some time. Wisconsin has a phenomenal women’s ultimate community, and it was great to help to link the numerous players in the area with each other and work to start something huge.

Even more exciting, is that Sting is going to happen. Amy Donahue, Casey Hagen, and Mikaela Hagen have taken the reigns and are so excited to cultivate more support for women’s ultimate.

Get excited.
-Robyn