Welcome new players!!

We would like to welcome everyone to introduction practice on TUESDAY AUGUST 22nd 8:00 pm at Krohnsminde idrettsplass!

To get to Krohnsminde, it is easiest to take the light rail to Danmarksplass, and walk between the hospital and Prego/Rema 1000 (Here)

Bring a good pair of training shoes or cleats for artificial turf, something to drink and, most importantly, a smile!

 

Tournaments and practices for 2016/17

The tournament plan for 2016-2017 is ready. BSI will field a team in all series tournaments, national championship and the student cup. To sign up, head to our Tournament Doodle!

We’re now practicing indoors in Fantofthallen on Monday 16:30 – 18:30 and Thursday 20:30 – 22:00. This is a change from previous years where we have been practicing on Tuesdays indoors.

Tournament schedule

Sept. 24th Bartecup Trondheim Hat tournament N/A
Oct. 14th – 15th Bergen Challenge Bergen Student cup Gold medal
Nov. 12th – 13th Trøndisk Trondheim US Round 1 4th place (4 series points)
Dec. 3rd Decembercup Lørenskog US Round 2  3rd place (4 series points)
Feb. 4th – 5th Tractor Factor Ås US Round 3  3rd place (4 series points)
Mar. 4th – 5th BrainyDisc Bergen US Round 4  6th place (1 series points)
N/A Norwegian Series total Everywhere US Total 3rd place (13 series points)
Mar 18th – 19th Hello Stockholm Stockholm, S Int. tournament  Mooslo finished 20th of 28 teams
Apr. 1st – 2nd NM Fjellhamar National championship Bronze medal and SOTG Winner!
Juni 18th – 24th WBUC Royan, F World Championship  Norway not sending team.

Autumn is coming

Summer will soon start to give way to autumn, and students are starting to arrive in Bergen. I have updated Doodle for August, and I would like everyone to go there and sign up for the days you can come. If you later see that you are not able to make it it’s better to sign off than to not have signed up at all.

In August there are two dates that are important for us.

On Tuesday the 16th it is Studenttorget. This is the foremost recruitment opportunity for the semester. Lately we have only been two on the stand, but we  need more! Head to this Doodle to sign up for the time slots you can man.

On Tuesday the 23rd it is the BSI day. Unlike Studenttorget we get to show off the sport to students that do not know what this is. We ought to have at least six people (preferably 10) in order to do something useful. Head to this Doodle to sign up for the time slots that you could come. Mark all available options. If we get enough people we’ll sign up for this.

Ultimate in Bergen – Week 23

This week the weather forecast shows sun on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
We have visitors from Singapore in this week, and they would like to join our practice, and maybe they have some new tricks to show us?

Exam season is drawing to a close, and I hope that we will get some more students back to practice now. Doodle has not been updated, so please take time to go to Facebook, or our home page, and note if you are attending today so I know how many pullover jerseys to bring.

Practice schedule this week:
* Monday @ Skansemyren 18:30
* Tuesday @ Krohnsminde 16:00
* Thursday @ Skansemyren 18:30

Warm-up: Jogging with drills (Shuffle, side steps, high jumps, berry picking, over-under fence etc)
Warm-up game: Touch Ultimate

Offensive drill: Cutting technique
– Short cuts (“pushing” your defender into a desirable position/motion before making your cut)
– Shoulder cuts (taking advantage of defender placed too close to  you)
– Free cuts (taking advantage of a defender placed too far away from you)

Defensive drill: Marking (continued)
– Footwork and center of mass placement
– Arm positioning

Touch ultimate is a concept that combines touch rugby and ultimate.
The game is played in a rectangle (size based on how many are playing) with end zones to score in.
To score a point a team has to complete a pass of more than two meters within the end zone.
Each player has a pullover jersey tucked into their shorts on either side if the hips. If a player have a jersey removed while holding the disc the disc is turned over. If a player has their jersey(s) removed when not holding the disc they can play with one less jersey until end of point. If it falls out it has to be replaced.
Players are allowed to run with the disc held in one hand fully extended from the body in the direction of travel. Stripping the disc is not a foul. However hitting the arm is.
All turn overs start with a free throw. A free throw can be covered from a minimum of three meters away, and is stalled with a stall count of 10 counted by a designated defender.
This is still a non contact sport, so no tackling.

The object of this warm-up game is to get free from  your defender in order to receive the disc in a position where you are able to make the next pass before being freed from your tail.

See you at practice!

New practice venue: Skansemyren

We have received a go-ahead from Idrettsrådet to practice at Skansemyren.
In the first round it will be on a trial basis to check that the surface will tolerate ultimate and that it doesn’t collide with other users.
As far as I have been able to work out the easiest way to get there is to take Bus 11 from Småstrandgaten (Bergen center) to Starefossen Barnehage and walk from there.
The bus leaves from Småstrandgaten at 18:01, and takes 14 minutes to arrive at Starefossen. From there it’s an 11 minute walk to Skansemyren. I therefore suggest that practice starts at 18:30.