Bird 2017 Statement of Equity

Bird 2017 Statement of Equity

We're excited to partner with GUPI in the Minnesota Equity Statement Project! This statement represents the opinions and goals of the members of Bird, collaboratively created at a team retreat.


We commit to striving for equity within our team, encouraging unity within the larger community, and promoting young women’s participation in youth ultimate. We are committed to the following goals and will be measuring our progress throughout this season.


Objective 1: In order to ensure equity within Bird and create a team culture and environment that is inclusive, respectful and equitable, we are committed to the following:

•           Empowering our women to demonstrate their throwing prowess by offering them strong continue and break cuts

•           Highlighting women on the field by running two-woman handler sets and four-woman lines

•           Recognizing women’s cuts by hitting open hands

•           Respecting everyone’s personal safety by avoiding dangerous plays

•           Supporting brave decisions for all team members

•           Showing zero-tolerance for sexist language and behavior

•           Offering constructive and fair feedback by respecting one another’s differences and providing sideline advice to men and women equally

•           Providing development opportunities for everyone by maintaining high expectations for all team members

•           Actively creating opportunities for the team to discuss issues of allyship/equity/privilege to create a progressive and reflective environment


Objective 2: In order to encourage community engagement and the growth of ultimate across all levels and divisions, particularly women’s ultimate, we are committed to the following:

•           Publicly supporting women’s teams during games and tournaments, in person and online

•           Amplifying the success of women’s teams through social media

•           Speaking up about inequity in league play

•           Initiating and participating in conversations about equity within the broader community


Objective 3: In order to support youth women’s ultimate in Minnesota, we are committed to the following:

•           Volunteering at youth women’s games

•           Coaching young women

•           Volunteering at clinics or events for young women, including GUPI clinics

•           Having conversations about equity, privilege, and supporting women with the young men we coach

Announcing Bird 2017!

Announcing Bird 2017!

Bird 2017 Roster:

Steve Alexander

Philip Arets

Anna Barrett

Brian “Edge” Edgerton

Emily Fujii

Tom Grund

Cole Jensen

Donna Johnston

Emma Keiski

Andrew “Razor” Kelley

Pat La Course

AJ Lord

Eva Maxson

Erin Mirocha

AJ Montanez

*Becca Morales

Joe Nelson

Dustin Rooffener

Michael Seffren

Zach Shear

Lindy Sowmick

*Gordy Stecklein

Dave Stemper

Aaron Swaney

Brian (Sunshine) Thompson

Adam Trautman

*Ash Trautman

Katherine “KZ” Zimmerman

Bold: New to the Nest


Practice Players: 

Jillian Banner

Ben Finkelstein

Danny Gollin

Jamie Johnson

Katie "KuJo" Johnson

Kelsey Mork

Joe Morris

Mike Mueller

Michael Ruble

Jacob Salzman

Lilly Shapiro

Closed Tryouts and Season Schedule

Closed Tryouts and Season Schedule

Open Tryouts are complete! We were absolutely wowed by the incredible talent in the Minnesota mixed ultimate community. Thank you so much to MSP, Drag’n, Minnesota Ultimate, and all of the players who helped make open tryouts fun. We're sending out invites to closed tryouts this afternoon, 5/26 - players who are invited will be receiving emails.


Closed Tryout Schedule (invite only):

Tuesday, May 30th

6:00-8:30pm (we’ll warm up as a team)

St Louis Park High School

6425 W 33rd St, St Louis Park, MN 55426


Thursday, June 1st

6:00-8:30pm (we’ll warm up as a team)

St Louis Park High School

6425 W 33rd St, St Louis Park, MN 55426

Followed by optional social event at

Punch Bowl Social


Thursday, June 8th

6:00-8:30PM (we’ll warm up as a team)

St Louis Park High School

6425 W 33rd St, St Louis Park, MN 55426


Tentative Season Schedule

We'll be practicing on Tuesdays and Thursdays at St. Louis Park High School, and tentatively planning to attend the following tournaments: 

Surly Open – June 24-25 – East Bethel, MN

MUDI – July 8-9 – New Richmond, WI

Select Flight Invite – July 29-30 – Columbus, Ohio

Kleinman Eruption – August 12-13 – Corvallis, OR

Sectionals – September 9-10

Regionals – September 23-24

2017 Tryout Details

2017 Tryout Details

It’s finally spring, and we can’t wait to get out and play some frisbee! If you think you’re ready to fly, come join us at Bird Tryouts. We’re mega-pumped to partner with Drag’n Thrust and Minnesota Star Power for another Minnesota Mixed Combine. We expect the full-day combine to be a ton of fun and provide lots of chances for us to see your sweet skills. We’re also excited to be partnering with Minnesota Ultimate this year - please register for tryouts on their website


Mixed Ultimate Combine: Co-Hosted with MSP and Drag’n

Saturday, May 20th – 8:30am to 3:00pm (lunch break from 12:00-1:00)

Monroe Elementary School (901 Brookdale Dr, Brooklyn Park, MN 55444)

Followed by social hour at Lake Monster Brewing starting at 6:00PM (U21 welcome for snacks and pop)


Mixed Ultimate Combine: Co-Hosted with MSP

Wednesday, May 24th – 6:30pm to dark (please arrive early to warm up)

Monroe Elementary School (901 Brookdale Dr, Brooklyn Park, MN 55444)


Bird Closed Tryouts (Invite Only)

Tuesday, May 30 – 6:00pm to dark

Thursday, June 1 – 6:00pm to dark

Saint Louis Park High School – 6425 W 33rd St, St Louis Park, MN 55426


Contact Information

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments please email We’d love to hear from you!