"We share an understanding of what our organizations are trying to achieve, and how we can work together to get there. Our 2015 partnership went really well, and we're looking forward to working together again in year two."
General Manager, Seattle Cascades
Sockeye and Cascades will share the same captains and coaching staff. Most of the players who join the Cascades will transition to Sockeye in June, after which the two rosters will be fairly similar. Throughout the entire season, Xtehn will work closely with the Sockeye leadership to plan and execute roster decisions, fitness planning, and on field practices.
"As the Cascades, we get valuable opportunities to compete against the best players on the West coast. This puts Sockeye in position to succeed as we enter the Triple Crown Tour in June. "
Captain, Seattle Sockeye
A successful first year has demonstrated that Xtehn and the Sockeye leadership are poised to work well together to cultivate top level ultimate for the city of Seattle. Along the way, the transition from the AUDL season to the USA Ultimate season will be interesting, as AUDL games have referees (with The Integrity Rule in place) while USA Ultimate games use Observers for officiation. Read the Seattle Cascades Mission and Values for one perspective on this topic.
It's going to be an exciting year for Seattle ultimate! The season will kick off with the Seattle Cascades Combine, Jan 29-30. Both new and returning players will vie for spots on the roster of roughly 30 players. In early April, the Cascades will play their first home game at Seattle Memorial Stadium near the Space Needle.