Läget i Laget - U13 efter 2015
Another fine season
Another fine season has concluded for our 2015 Täby Flyers U13 program. In total we played 21 games together and what a memorable season it was!
Putting our whole U13 season in perspective, I typically break it down into four parts.
- The Spring Preseason
- The Dukes Tournament
- The Fall Regular Season and...
- The HP Cup Tournament
Here's a breakdown of each part...
The Spring Preseason
As we kicked off our 2015 season we entered our league with the addition of a brand new club… the Sollentuna Stars, bringing the total number of teams to seven.
Our first spring game took place on May 3 and our last game was played on June 11. The preseason went good with just our only loss to The Tyresö Royal Crowns.
By the end of our spring campaign we began to realize that it was Tyresö, who went on to be undefeated, and un-scored on, as the team to key on for the rest of the 2015 season.
The Dukes Tournament
I always look forward to this grand summer football event and see it as one big summer camp for American Football in Sweden.
We played a total of five fast-paced, intense games and lost two key games in our group against the Göteborg Marvels (who went on to take third place) and to our cross-town rival Tyresö (eventually crowned as the Dukes Tournament champions).
In the end we settled for fifth place at the Dukes Tournament.
The Fall Regular Season
As we returned fresh from all the summer vacationing we kicked off out first regular season game on August 30 which took us to our last game on October 11. Our only loss again was with our rival Tyreso but we were the only squad that managed to score on them with a pair of touchdowns.
I must say that the 2015 Tyresö squad was clearly the team to beat having put up a lot of points in each game they played and shutting out everybody with the exception of us. Clearly we had to set our sights on them.
The HP Cup Tournament
Next up was the HP Cup Tournament beginning on October 17 and concluding the next day, October 18. Like the Dukes Tournament each of the games were faced paced and intense. The tournament was divided into two groups 1 and 2. Each day we played two games. The first day we played the teams in our group and then went on to the semifinals the next day. Since Tyresö ended up in first place for the regular season they had one playoff group and we had the second with our second place finish.
As it turned out, we eventually ended up in the finals to play Tyreso. It was our chance to settle the score with them and we did. Our players played with a lot of heart & courage in this game and we pulled through with an 8-0 victory and HP Cup gold!
Next up is our annual banquet to celebrate the year with great memories and comraderie together! Look forward!