Wednesday on the Tidal Basin! 5:30p

We’re back! Despite earlier emails from the NPS that the field would be closed through September, I investigated the rumor that the fencing had come down. Sure enough the fence is down and the website is open again for reservations. The grass can use a little more growth, but still looks fantastic. Best of all, the old stomping grounds will give us plenty of room.

For anyone that hasn’t been to the tidal basin before, the official name if you search google is Raoul Wallenberg field (map below)

You can all look out your windows to see the lovely weather. But to make it official, the weather will be a pleasant 68F with a light breeze and mild cloud cover. Bring a jacket for after as the temp drops fast when the sun sets.

No touch on Saturday

This storm front is looking pretty patchy, but according to all reports the probability of rain is over 75%. Not a downpour, but more than a drizzle, in addition to cold and strong winds. Enjoy a relaxing Saturday morning indoors with some hot cocoa and a book, or whatever is your thing. Recharge for evening touch coming on Monday and Wednesday.

Good luck to our Old Glory friends playing in Boston tomorrow night!

Wednesday, Mall, 5:30p

Same bat time, same bat place. Mall by smithsonian metro. Any chance of rain will have passed by the time we play, and the temp should be a reasonably warm 77F.

We had a great fast paced run on Monday! Looking forward to more of the same today. For anyone that’s recently started playing touch, don’t get discouraged by some of the more intense days. As long as you’re having fun, we’re happy to have you out. And anyone thinking about coming out, it’s time to do it already!

Saturday, 9:30am, Mall by Smithsonian metro stop

We’ll be on the field closest to the metro, or successively closer to the capital building depending on space and/or roping of fields.

The park rangers came by to enforce the no cleat rule on Wednesday, but they were nowhere to be found when a soccer group was playing in cleats an hour later. Going barefoot on that field is quite pleasant, so no real loss if the haphazard enforcement requires us to go without cleats tomorrow.

Weather will be chilly tomorrow. It will warm up later on, but while we’re playing it’s not going to crack 60F.

Good luck to all our friends on Nova and WRFC playing in Buffalo this weekend!!

Wednesday by Smithsonian Metro 5:30p

With the cherry blossom hullabaloo behind us, space on the Mall is available and we couldn’t ask for a more picturesque place to play. The weather will be a little chilly and breezy so bring your base layer or a jacket for before and after.

There have been a lot of new faces coming through in the last few weeks. This is great, and a good opportunity to say that we welcome everyone to come play. From beginners to pros, as long as you show up with a good attitude, come out for some fun and exercise.

Monday touch is on 5:30pm. Location on or around the Mall

The tidal basin is officially closed through September, the WW2 side is being taken over by kickball that sets up very early, and the east side of the Mall is bustling with tourists. We’re a little squeezed for location, so this is going to be a bit of choose your own adventure today and until we find a dependable location.

Option 1: Mall between 4th and 12th. There are four big fields, and if one of those is not packed with tourists, then that’s where we’ll play.

Option 2: Close to WW2 memorial. This is the same location as most Mondays and Wednesdays, just closer to the road (17th). There is generally enough space near the kickball people.

Option 3: North side of the Washington monument. These fields are also not great and on a slight hill. Not ideal, but can work in a pinch.

Keep your eyes here for an update between 5 and 5:30 to confirm the location. But plan on the options above in that order.

Saturday on the Mall, 9:30am by Smithsonian metro

As long as we get enough people to play by 9:30 it seems that we’ve been able to stake out a space to play before the tourists all show up. We’ll probably use the field closest to Smithsonian metro. But if not there it will just be one or two sections closer to the capitol building.

The weather will start off a little cool, but quickly warm up with plenty of sunshine. A great day to come play touch