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Re: New Players League - Monday's
« Reply #60 on: March 18, 2014, 08:27:01 AM »
It's always at Rosedale at 6:00pm.  But will probably start around 5:45 early in April, due to daylight.
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Re: New Players League - Monday's
« Reply #61 on: March 18, 2014, 08:42:15 AM »
I also run a New Players League on thurs nights at P Hill. Probably start at 530 for a few weeks then move it up to 6 o'clock once daylight is good.
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Re: New Players League - Monday's
« Reply #62 on: March 18, 2014, 06:01:20 PM »
I live in p hill and love Lake Shore
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Re: New Players League - Monday's
« Reply #63 on: March 18, 2014, 06:35:40 PM »
Cool, then we've probably met. April 3 will be the first night, spread the word.
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Re: New Players League - Monday's
« Reply #64 on: March 26, 2014, 11:58:37 AM »
Just a question in general for a new player:

Should I join the Beginner's League at Rosedale? I've been playing casually for almost 1 year, mostly at SMP. Kan-U-Wyco was my first tournament (played Rec) after joining the PDGA. I am certainly joining KCFDC this weekend, but unsure of where to join (online, DD, or Disc World?).

I want to join the league at SMP, but since my average is +6 at best to +10 typically, I'm not confident enough to play. My schedule favors the PDGA league that I saw Rob M. getting set up. So, I could join that as well.
Am I jumping the gun, never playing league, and wanting to join in? Or should I get more experience first? Paying in and coming in dead last isnt a problem for me. I just want to improve and read that playing against better players is the fatest way to learn.
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Re: New Players League - Monday's
« Reply #65 on: March 26, 2014, 12:59:49 PM »
Welcome to a lifelong addiction. 

You pay as you go for league,  meaning that you pay for one night... that is the best part.  no long term commitment like other formal leagues in softball/bowling etc.

Do not worry too much about your score and sign up for the easiest division offered.  Go and play and keep it fun and if you get smoked no big deal.  If you are waxing folks in your division, then maybe move up after a couple weeks.  If you want to improve, then you have come to the right place by playing league.  all divisions have players with knowledge  so play where you feel most comfortable.  Sometimes the best coaches are not the best players so i believe that  you will find folks that know a lot about technique in all divisions. 

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Re: New Players League - Monday's
« Reply #66 on: March 26, 2014, 02:15:16 PM »
Just a question in general for a new player:

Should I join the Beginner's League at Rosedale? I've been playing casually for almost 1 year, mostly at SMP. Kan-U-Wyco was my first tournament (played Rec) after joining the PDGA. I am certainly joining KCFDC this weekend, but unsure of where to join (online, DD, or Disc World?).

I want to join the league at SMP, but since my average is +6 at best to +10 typically, I'm not confident enough to play. My schedule favors the PDGA league that I saw Rob M. getting set up. So, I could join that as well.
Am I jumping the gun, never playing league, and wanting to join in? Or should I get more experience first? Paying in and coming in dead last isnt a problem for me. I just want to improve and read that playing against better players is the fatest way to learn.
Thanks.

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Marc - the term 'leagues' is a bit misleading.  It's not like a bowling league where you are commited to play the entire session.  It would be better to call our leageus 'minis' as in an one round 'mini' tournament.  You can play just once if you want.  Some leagues do run incentives to have you play more often, but it is not a requirement.  You don't need to pre-register or anything.  It is ok to just show up once, twice, every other week, once a month, whatever.

If you are planning on joining the club, personally, I would do so at one of the stores.  That's my opinion though.

I've been throwing around the idea of the next PDGA round, if we do one, is to break it up into Open, Advanced (like it currently is) and Rec where Rec would cost $2.  $1 for the PDGA, $1 for the club, and would not have a payout.  This would help new players play in more league (mini-tournament) settings without paying someone else $5 every week just to play.  Also, by having a non-payment Rec division, it would be unduly pillaged by players that should be playing in a higher division.  This is just an idea though and has not been vetted by the BoD.
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Re: New Players League - Monday's
« Reply #67 on: March 26, 2014, 02:51:58 PM »
Play OPEN sometime.  It is TOTALLY WORTH IT to play, watch & learn.  DG is very laid back, as are the players...so just pay/invest the $ (same $ as playing a lower division usually) and enjoy yourself while you IMPROVE!
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Re: New Players League - Monday's
« Reply #68 on: March 26, 2014, 09:02:41 PM »
Thanks for the advice and information, Rob.

I've already got approval on my work schedule for Tuesday and Wednesday nights open. The wife even agreed! I'm going to do both Tuesday's at SMP and the 2014 PDGA KCFDC Sanctioned Wandering Wednesday League. I'd like to pre-register as Am, if possible. Let me know what else I need to do.

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I'll be going into Dynamic Discs on Saturday to join the club and get registeted for the City of Fountains, as well as getting some bag tags. If you recommend anything else, I appreciate it.
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Re: New Players League - Monday's
« Reply #69 on: March 27, 2014, 08:18:55 AM »
Just two pieces of advice.

1.  Play golf, as much as you can.
2.  Ask questions when you're around better players and try to integrate their advice into your own game.

You'll be a much better player in no time.


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Re: New Players League - Monday's
« Reply #70 on: March 29, 2014, 09:35:28 PM »
If you are planning on joining the club, personally, I would do so at one of the stores.  That's my opinion though.

I went down to DD today to sign up. See you out at WyCo on Wednesday.
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