The FPA would like to thank all the designers who spent time developing FPA designs. This year's beautiful and inspiring design was created by the very talented Mr. Dave Bolyard! For his contribution, Dave will receive 10 discs, and a jammer-level FPA membership and packet. The design will also be posted at the FPA Store at zazzle.com where shirts, buttons and other promotional items can be ordered.
Thanks, everyone, for supporting our organization and renewing your membership today!
The 2011 FPA World Championships will be August 10-13th in Prague, Czech Republic.
WEBSITE REDESIGN RFP ANNOUNCEMENT
FPA Website Redesign - Request for Proposal!
In order to further our organizational goals of growing the sport and inspiring our membership, we plan to refresh our primary online hub, www.freestyledisc.org, with an updated, sporty appearance and enhanced functionality. The site redesign will provide easier access to a deeper wealth of information and media, while supporting user-based submissions and input.
Our proposed budget range for project completion is $2500-$5000.
The site will need basic analytics and will need to be built on WordPress for ease of content management by a group of dedicated "admins".
The site will need various other functionalities including:
- scrolling photo functionality;
- browser compatibility (should be compatible with Internet Explorer 7);
- intuitive navigation for non-technical users;
- content easily accessed and managed by users and non-technical admins.
The FPA Board is excited to announce Tom Coffin's design as the winning disc design for the 2011 FPA's disc. We had numerous designs to consider, and the Board liked all the submitted designs this year.
We would like to thank contributors Alessio Montini, Greg Marder, Amy Schiller, Markus Hein, Dave Bolyard, and Rod Rust for providing some truly great designs.
Congratulations to Tom. We look forward to jamming with the new Coffin Disc in the next few months!"
FPA Announces Spread The Jam Grants
Have a freestyle project that needs a little seed money? The new Spread The Jam Grant Program (pdf | doc) could help with support of up to USD500.
Grants will support creative ideas and programs that help promote freestyle in local
communities around the world, create links between the FPA and projects/events within
local communities, serve members' needs, and create documentation that help and inspire others.
Program info is available for download (pdf | doc). Learn more and apply for your grant!
Great Fun Makes a Difference. How do you change the world? For us, it's one disc, one new catch, one new throw, one new idea, one new smile.
Our mission: to bring great fun to all by spreading the jam. Hosted by Tita Ugalde and sponsored by the FPA.
Lori Daniels Elected New FPA Executive Director
Lori Daniels (Oregon) has been elected by FPA members as the new volunteer FPA Exective Dirctor starting in 2010!
Also check out her winning 2010 disc design above.It was a very good disc year for Lori when you consider she also won her first FPA world title with Sarah Bergman in Berlin in August 2009!
2010 FPA Worlds Returns To Seattle
It is with great pleasure and excitement to officially announce that the 31st Annual 2010 FPA World Championships
will be held at Historic Greenlake Field in Seattle from Thursday, August 5th through Sunday, August 8th, 2010.
Your 2010 FPAW Directors are Jeff Kruger, Mary Lowry, and Lisa Hunrichs.
Support FPA Jam Camp! Purchase a Jam Camp T-shirt for only $12! Long sleeves also available for only $15! Contact Tita for your shirts now and support Jam Camp!
The FPA is happy to announce that the winner of the 2008 Disc Design competition: Italian up-and-comer, Michele Casadei! Michele has won 10 FPA discs and a free jammer-level membership for one year. The FPA would also like to thank Lori Daniels for the excellent images used on the disc. Thank you to all the artists that submitted designs!
Jam Camp was held Dec. 28-30 2007 and was created by Tita Ugalde as a grassroots educational camp for beginners and intermediate players!
Each participant received a jammer-level FPA membership with all the discs and goodies included in addition to an excellent Tool Kit including nails, glue, silicone, and much more! A handfuyl of world champions were Jam Camp instructors. Thanks for the photo, Dori.
If you want to learn freestyle frisbee fast, learn from the pros!
Get a FREE DVD:
Secrets of Pro Disc Freestyle Vol 1 (Jam like a Pro)
with each Wham-O 160gm freestyle disc you buy. Order now from the FPA Store and support our non-profit organization!
The FPA Forum is back with a "Learn Freestyle Frisbee" focus for novice and pros alike! Want to know what a certain move is? Want to know its history? How to do it? Ask a freestyle legend at Skippy Sez! Visit the FPA Forum often at freestyledisc.org/learn_to_jam!
One of the best FPA World Championships ever! The 27th Annual 2005 FPA Freestyle Frisbee World Championships at Seattle's Greenlake Park not only had ESPN covering some of the action, but there was a huge player and spectator turn out, not to mention perfect weather all week-end!
Dave Schiller, having been absent from the past 3 FPA Worlds, had the best competitive day ever in the sport's history - 3 World Titles and dropless in all 3 finals. Tommy Leitner was Dave's partner for 2 of those titles (co-op and pairs), along with Joel Rogers (co-op) and Dave's wife Amy Schiller (mixed).
A new generation of international competitors rocks the 26th Annual 2004 Freestyle Frisbee World Championships in Rimini Italy! This year's event saw the largest international field in the event's history, and inspired play by many of the world's best players. First time world titles were won by Matt Gauthier (Mixed) & Toddy Brodeur (Co-op).
International player highlights included Open Pairs finals appearances by the young Italian team of Fabio Sanna and Stefano Mestroni, and veterans Reto Zimmerman (Switzerland), Clay Collera (Italy) & Thomas Gerben (Austria). Also reaching finals in the Co-op division was the new Italian team of Eduardo Favorini, Lorenzo Apriani and Alessandro Damiano. Amit Peled (Israel) wins the Future Jammer Award. Read the press release.
The Freestyle Players Association was formed as a not for profit organization to oversee the competitive aspects of the sport of Disc Freestyle. The FPA is also the focal point for education, and continually strives to teach recreational disc players how to freestyle.
Berlin Overall Session Berlin - Potsdam, Germany Jun 21-23 2013
The Mountain Alternative Open Boulder, CO, US Jun 22-23 2013
Learn to Play Video!
Secrets of Pro Disc Freestyle Vol. 2 DVD
Dave, Z and their Freestyle Frisbee champion friends from around the globe explain advanced moves and techniques. Available from The FPA Store at The Wright Life.