Welcome to Grady Ultimate Gauntlet (GUG), the Ultimate Frisbee Program for Atlanta’s Grady High School.  GUG lives the Spirit of the Game!  

Here you can find the team schedule, rosters, results, registration and other fun things like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr (links at top right), photos, team history and more.

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Current Announcements:

Grady Gauntlet Alumni Game – Tonight! Wednesday, May 24th  

Boys first, warm ups at 5pm and game at 5:15.

Girls second, warm ups at 6:30 and game at 6:45.             

LOCATION:  Grady High School Stadium 

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~ Great News!! The Grady Gauntlet Varsity Boys Ultimate Frisbee team has been ranked #3 in the country by the latest UltiWorld High School Power Rankings  The team won the State title in 2017 edging out perennial favorite Paideia. The team recently went 7-0 in the South Region Invite, beating Catholic (LA) and East Chapel Hill (NC) in pool play, Chapel Hill HS (NC) in Semis, and Carolina Friends School (NC) (tournament favorite and #2-ranked team in the nation) in the Finals. Grady Gauntlet has been invited to play in the first 2017 High School National Invite outside of Chicago on Jun 3-4, 2017. Seeded #3 in the tournament out of 16 teams, Grady Gauntlet Varsity Boys will face top teams from around the nation including IA, IL, IN, LA, MO, NC, NJ, OH, OR, VA, and WA. Good luck, Grady Gauntlet Varsity Boys!

~ May 14, 2017 – We are beyond ecstatic and proud of our Varsity Boys – Champions at Regionals!!! They beat out Carolina Friends who are ranked 2nd in the nation. That is an ultimate success! Go GUG!

~ Check out Varsity Girls Assistant Coach Taylor Hartman. She’s nominated for the Callahan Award for 2017! We wish her the best!                                                                           You can check out her awesomeness in this link on YouTube:   https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4qCHCXnQwxI

~ May 17th is our End Of Year Banquet. Please SIGN UP to bring a dish and/or help and RSVP!  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084aacaa283-grady

~ There is a new women’s team called Orbit being formed Atlanta.  This would be a FANTASTIC opportunity for Grady Players.  Haley and Evelina would love to talk to the girls about this new team.  Stay tuned for information about another women’s team called Outbreak.  Outbreak is a more established team than Orbit, and trying out would be a great opportunity for Grady girls to learn.

~ 5/3/17  Tonight is Senior Night/Community Night with Grady Ultimate at Grady Stadium! The seniors were surprised by these yard signs last night. We want to wish them the best, tonight and in their future! Come on out and celebrate with us as we recognize their efforts with GUG and honor all they’ve done at Grady High School!        (see info. below) 

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Grady’s Ultimate Frisbee team is celebrating our seniors with a Senior Night at Grady Stadium on Wednesday, May 3rd! It’s also Community Night, so come help us celebrate with a great night of Ultimate Frisbee! We’ll have concessions (hot dogs, chips, drinks), a 50/50 raffle (cash only), cool GUG gear, & more!

Here’s the schedule:
4:30 Boys Varsity vs Paideia
5:45 Senior Recognition Ceremony
6:30 Girls Varsity vs MELD

We hope to see you there!
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~ 4/24/17Central Park is open for practice only today. Piedmont and Howard are closed. Walden is tbd. Grady is a possibility for Girl’s game tonight. Wait to hear from coaches!

~4/23/17 - Have you been to a Hustle Game? A professional team that plays in our own Grady Stadium? Please read this letter from our Varsity Boys Coaches and join us soon to cheer them on at the next game!  Hustleletter

~ 4/22/17 –  Grady Varsity Boys have accepted a bid to the 1st Annual National Invite 2017 in Rockford IL on June 3-4!  GO GUG!  A–T–L!

~4/11/17  This is a must see! A fantastic piece about Grady Ultimate!

 

~4/7/17 Ultiworld ranks Grady Varsity Boys 14th in 2017 High School Power Rankings! Check it out!

~Ultimate End of Year Banquet – Wed May 17th – Festivities and dinner start at 7pm and end at 8:30 in the Grady Cafeteria

~3/27/17  Great weekend at Terminus! Girls and Boys Varsity – 2nd place. Boys JV-4th place (they played great!) and Girls JV – 6th, they played really well, esp. with some brand new players! All in all, they made us proud!!

 ~ 3/23/17 We Have Started a GoFundMe GUG Fundraising Campaign. Please Consider Donating. Here are the details:
  • Ultimate Lovers, Grady Friends and Families, Kind-Hearted Citizens,
    Grady High School’s Ultimate Frisbee Team seeks your help.   We are Grady Ultimate Gauntlet and we seek to raise $7500 by April 30th, 2017 to assist in funding field rentals, tournament fees, and travel for the current season.
  • We are self-funded.  We are a club sport and are not funded through our high school’s sports budget.  Player fees range from $125-$250 and are kept intentionally low to ensure all players can participate.  We typically receive 95% financial participation by players and parents covering 70% of our costs. The remaining expenses are covered by donors and fundraising events.

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~March – May Practice locations: Piedmont Park on Mondays & Wednesdays, Girls practice at Howard on Fridays, Boys practice at Central on Fridays.                             Extended time 4:30 – 6:30 pm for Varsity Girls, JV Boys & JV Girls (Mon is optional).                   ~Varsity Boys –  Mon/Wed Piedmont Park ends 6:15 pm, Fri Central ends 7 pm

~3/13/17 Congratulations to Varsity Girls – 2nd place – and Varsity Boys – 1st place – at USN River Campus Tournament in Nashville!!

~3/8/17 Check out our new Camps & Clinics Page! Just go to the Tryouts & Registration tab and see the dropdown. YCC Tryouts, Spin Ultimate Summer Camp, etc.

~3/3/17 Our beloved coach, Haley Reese, has been invited to play on Team USA at Beach Worlds in France this summer! She needs our help and the help of the Ultimate community. Please check out her GoFundMe page, read about her incredible accomplishments and donate. Any amount will help her reach her goal and she deserves our support!       https://www.gofundme.com/send-haley-to-worlds

~3/3/17 Here is another great article about our awesome GUG coaches!!   https://ultiworld.com/2017/03/02/rise-wreck-georgia-techs-blueprint-success/

~2/26/17 Girls Varsity took 4th place at Deep Freeze, Boys Varsity got 2nd place and Boys JV was 4-0 in the Woodward Round Robin!! We are proud of all our teams!

~Photos of Girls & Boys Varsity at Deep Freeze:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/132537313@N08/

~ Practice locations for January and February:

Girls Varsity – Monday at Central Lower, Wednesday and Friday at Howard
Boys Varsity – Monday, Wednesday, Friday at Central Upper Field
Girls JV – Wednesday and Friday at Howard
Boys JV – Monday, Wednesday, Friday at Central Lower Field
~See TEAMS pages for 2017 rosters.

~Don’t Forget To Donate To The Layout Club!  www.gradyultimate.org/layout-club/

 

~2017 Team Managers

Girls Varsity: Celeste Smith & Carolyn Kasper    

Girls JV: Susan Edlein

Boys Varsity: Cathy Downey

Boys JV: Will Shevlin & Reuben Haller

 

~Check out this super cool film about the history of Ultimate! Coming out soon:  http://flatballfilm.com/  It’s great to see how far the game has come and the sport has grown. The Chanler kids’ uncle, Andrew Scheman, was on the World’s Championship team in the late 80’s, early 90’s and is interviewed. 

 

~January 18 – 20, 2017 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm at Central Fields! Please see all information and forms on the Tryouts & Registration Page.  

After Try Outs/Before the Spring 2017 Season: 

Complete your Grady Gauntlet Parent / Player Action list:

  1. Join the Layout Club by donating
  2. Visit gradyultimate.org.  Know it. Love it.  Bookmark it on your computer and your phone.
  3. Order your GUG swag at SPIN
  4. Like us on FACEBOOK
  5. Follow us on TWITTER @gradyultimate
  6. Subscribe to our YOUTUBE channel
  7. Follow our FLICKR photo stream
  8. Volunteer.. ask your Team Manager how you can help.

-If you love GUG, become a supporter by joining the LAYOUT CLUB.  As a club sport, we need all the help we can get!

Once you become a Member of the Layout Club, be sure and sign up for our NEWSLETTER (at right). Then, subscribe to our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr sites and you will be wired tight with all things GUG.

Contact us at gradygauntlet@gmail.com