First Open Tryout Recap
The Vancouver Riptide held its first of two Open tryouts on Saturday January 11 at Sportstown BC in Richmond. The group included a great mix of youth and experience and it became clear ,very early, that the competition level was intense. National Team member, and AUDL league All-star, Mark Lloyd ran the session which was a combination of skills evaluation, fitness testing, and two scrimmages. When asked about his thoughts of the group of prospects Mark stated, “These guys are a great mix of young raw talent and experienced and accomplished Ultimate players. I think this team will be quick, highly skilled and fun to watch”.
The next steps in the process will be to sign a handful of the top performers that will form the nucleus of the Riptide before getting together on March 1 for the second and final tryout. The plan will be to round out the roster in early March in preparation for the teams opening road trip on April 12.
Stay close to vancouverriptide.com, @RiptideAUDL, and our Facebook page as we will be announcing some key signings in the very near future.