Seattle Rainmakers Youth Clinic and Opening Day

The Seattle Rainmakers will be hosting two events this week and would like to invite everyone to come out for a great experience.

Youth Clinic

This Friday, April 18th, the Rainmaker players invite you to come learn about Ultimate. The event, for ages 12-18, will have our own players leading drills and teaching people about basic and advanced strategies. We are tailoring the clinic to the experience of the participants so sign up early. The clinic will be held at Montlake Community Center turf from 5-730pm. Cost is $25, tickets can be purchased here, discounts available by request at info@seattlerainmakers.com. All clinic registrants get free admission to the home opener the following night.

Opening Day vs San Francisco Dogfish(Tickets)

Come out on Saturday April 19th at 7pm for our home opener at Renton Memorial Stadium. The Rainmakers will play host to the defending West Coast Conference Championships on Saturday. This game promises to be an excellent introduction to the world of Major League Ultimate. For Tickets and a full schedule, please visit the Seattle Rainmakers Website

Heartbleed: Good News/Bad News

The good news is that the DiscNW web site was not (and is not) vulnerable to the heartbleed bug.

The bad news is that heartbleed is serious and widespread. Be ever vigilant and consider changing passwords, particularly on important accounts.

Read more about what you can do to protect yourself.

Support the Seattle Parks Legacy Plan

Seattle Parks is developing a plan to create a long term funding strategy for a metropolitan parks district. The Legacy Plan is a comprehensive plan that will address a parks maintenance backlog that addresses, among many other items, maintenance and replacement of synthetic playfields. In addition, playfield advocates support the inclusion of new field projects to the Legacy Plan.

DiscNW supports the Legacy plan, and we encourage the ultimate community to join us. Demand for playfield space is high in Seattle. Maintaining the current field inventory is a high priority. Furthermore, providing more all-weather surfaces will help to relieve the unmet demand for quality field space.

Specifically, we support funding for the Master Plan for Magnuson Park for the construction of two new synthetic playfields. The construction of more fields was part of the Master Plan. Funding from the Legacy Plan along with donations from local field users can help to drive continued improvements at Magnuson. Other potential projects include field renovations at Brighton Playfield, Cleveland High School, Smith Cove Park, the Lower Woodland Park cloverleaf, and Garfield Playfield.

If you wish to support the Legacy Plan you can provide feedback at the public hearing tonight (Monday, April 7, 2014) at City hall starting at 6:30pm. You can also email Seattle City Council members with your comments. The Seattle Youth Soccer Association page (.pdf) has some helpful information including a sample letter.

For more information, please visit:

Now Hiring Summer Youth Club Coaches

DiscNW is now accepting applications for summer club coaching positions. The same set of 10 total coaches will coach both the traveling Youth Club Championship (YCC) teams and the local Youth Club League. Additional Tryout Aides and League Substitute Coaches will also be selected from the pool of candidates who complete the application.

To be considered, you must follow these steps:

The application period is closed for head coach positions, but we are accepting applications for Assistant Coach and Tryout Aide/Substitute Coach positions through Friday, April 18 at 5pm.

Potlatch 2014

Registration is open for Potlatch 2014 - Silver Linings! This is the 25th Potlatch, and we are planning to make it a special one.

April 30 is the end of the registration window. Please submit your online bid, deposit, and team essay by the end of the month. Bids will be awarded on May 15, and checks will be cashed on May 30