About

Grady High School is located adjacent to Piedmont Park in the heart of Midtown Atlanta. Grady is proud to serve Midtown, Inman Park, Virginia-Highland, Lake Claire, Candler Park, Fourth Ward, Morningside-Lenox Park, Home Park, Atlantic Station, Ansley Park and parts of Downtown Atlanta.

Ultimate?

Ultimate was developed in 1968 by a group of students at Columbia High School in Maplewood, N.J. Although ultimate resembles many traditional sports in its athletic requirements, it is unlike most sports due to its focus on self-officiating, even at the highest levels of competition. This concept, called Spirit of the Game, is integrated into the basic philosophy of the sport, written into the rules, and practiced at all levels of the game from local leagues to the World Games.

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Team History

Grady Ultimate Gauntlet (GUG) began in 2006, growing from a ragtag coed team that rarely had 7-on-7 at practice to a thriving program comprised of two varsity teams (open and girls), and an open JV team that partners with Inman Middle School.  In 2016, the program added a girls JV team as well.

GUG has benefited from elite-level coaching from Chain and Ozone players Max Leonard (Gauntlet captain, 2006, 2007), Emily Lloyd, Mark Poole, Haley Reese, Dylan Tunnell and Asa Wilson.  Varsity boys were state champs in 2012 and are in contention most years. Gauntlet players have earned berths on USAU’s YCC and junior worlds teams, as well as the newest AUDL team, Atlanta Hustle.

Our 2016 Record

Boys Varsity 13th HS Power Rankings 2016

Girls Varsity 5th @ Southerns 2016

Boys Varsity 5th @ Southerns 2016

Boys Varsity 2nd @ States 2016

Girls Varsity 2nd @ States 2016

Boys JV 3rd @ States Div 2 2016

Boys Varsity 6th @ Pi Cup 2016

Boys Varsity Terminus Champions 2016

Boys JV 5th @ Terminus Div 2 2016

Girls Varsity 3rd @ Terminus 2016

Boys Varsity 2nd @ Deep Freeze 2016

Girls Varsity 3rd @ Deep Freeze 2016

 

How did “Gauntlet” get it’s name?

Gauntlet is so named to celebrate our affiliation with Grady High School’s mascot, the Grey Knight, while maintaining our separate identity.  The team’s original logo was a chain mail (armor) fist punching through a disc.

Who Started it all?

Grady Ultimate was originally sponsored by Susie Mercer, a teacher at Grady High School.  Ms. Mercer coached and managed the Ultimate program for eight years before retiring her post in 2014.  She left behind a wonderful legacy for Grady youth Ultimate players and we say: Thank you Merc!

The Layout club was formed in October 2014 to support the program’s ongoing success and growth.


 We are proud of our Code of Conduct for GUG Players…we take it seriously:

We have a culture of mutual respect on the team. This extends to the treatment of teammates, coaches, parents, school officials, opponents, and members of the larger community. With that goal in mind, the team does not condone the use of drugs or alcohol, or the use of profanity, insults, taunting, or other forms of disrespect. We value tolerance and embrace diversity of race, gender, ethnicity and language, sexual orientation, opinions, and backgrounds. The Ultimate community is a very open-minded one that values a good attitude as much as athletic prowess. Grady Ultimate always aims to represent the school and the community in the best possible light, as we are all unofficial ambassadors for the school and sport.  GUG lives the Spirit of the Game.


General Team Information

Varsity Girls & Boys

  • The season runs from the end of January to the middle of May.
  • Practice is mandatory: Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 4:30-6:30pm. After the time change, practice may end at 7pm.
  • Game schedule will include a combination of weeknight games and weekend tournaments/round robins.
  • Varsity will participate in 4-5 tournaments. (See Schedule page)
  • Student players and parents must agree to student/chaperone guidelines and sign consent forms for day & overnight trips.
  • Basic uniforms are mandatory including white jersey, maroon jersey & shorts.

JV Boys and JV Girls

  • We offer a full, robust Ultimate experience for the JV team, as GUG grows in strength and popularity.
  • The season runs from the end of January to the beginning of May.
  • Practice is Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 4:30-6:30. After the time change, practice may end at 7pm.
  • Game schedule will include a combination of weeknight games and weekend tournaments/round robins. See SCHEDULE page.
  • Student players and parents must agree to student/chaperone guidelines and sign consent forms for day & overnight trips.
  • Uniforms- mandatory white and maroon jersey (team shorts are optional-gray shorts preferred)

If you are new to the sport of Ultimate, check this out. It is key to understanding the great sport.


Health and Safety Information

Important Health and Safety Tips

Athlete Protection and Safe Sport