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Hounds on the Grit City Podcast

Fall 2019 Activities: Indoor League, Grit City Podcast, & Hurloween

Now that Labor Day has come and gone, the Tacoma Hounds are shifting gears for Fall 2019 – but don’t go thinking we’ve closed up shop completely. This week, our episode of the Grit City Podcast dropped and, in a few weeks, Indoor makes its return!

Last month, some Hounds sat down with Scott, Justin, and Jeff for the Grit City Podcast. We ran into the show-runners at the McKinley Hill Street Fair and things just got rolling from there. The episode is available for download or stream on their website as of 9/2. The live-stream recording is also available on their YouTube page. Be sure to check it out and give a listen! We had a super rad time and hope to do more with these guys in the future.

Next up on the Hounds’ Fall 2019 calendar is everyone’s favorite spin on Hurling: Indoor League! We’ll be down at the Tacoma Soccer Center once again to showcase the South Sound’s silkiest stickwork with the “freshest game on ‘grass’”. This time, however, we’ll be taking our talents center stage to the big field for 5 matches plus a special event.

If you’re interested in playing Indoor, be sure to reach out to us or join us at a Rookie Day session on September’s Saturdays to gain a bit of experience before tackling the turf. Spectators are more than welcome if that’s more your wheelhouse; the main field at TSC features mezzanine seating for an unparalleled view of the action.

Fall 2019’s Indoor League Schedule:

Every Saturday in October, 10am
(Pending TSC confirmation; Update Soon).

Hurloween Extravaganza – Costumed Indoor Match
10/26, 10am

The Tacoma Soccer Center is located at:
2610 E. Bay Street
Tacoma, WA 98421

You’ll notice in the Indoor Schedule that the Hound’s special Hurloween Extravaganza makes a reappearance for its second annual year. Whereas last year’s costumes were a free-for-all, the 2019 edition is themed. What theme you may ask? Why, none other than John Woo’s 1997 action epic Face/Off starring Nicholas Cage and John Travolta. This year’s event will feature a team of various Nicholas Cage roles pitted against a team of various John Travolta roles. You’re definitely going to want to show up for this classic showdown unlike anything else in the Hurling world.

For the remainder of the off-season, we’ll be paring down our weekly activities to pick-up/hit-arounds on Saturdays at the usual practice time and location: 9am, Ford Middle School. These informal meetups are the perfect opportunity to grab a hands-on introduction to the fastest game on grass. During the week, you can find Hounds at Tacoma Strength, Tuesday and Thursday 730-9, keeping in shape for whatever challenges we tackle in 2020. Wednesday practices will resume next Spring.

Grit City Podcast

Grit City Podcast with the Tacoma Hounds

On August 18th, 4 of the Tacoma Hounds sat down with Scott, Justin, and Jeff to record a can’t-miss episode for Grit City Podcast!

These guys release an episode every Monday highlighting the business owners, entrepreneurs, authors, artists, and unique characters that call Tacoma home. They love to sit down with Tacomans they feel personify the blue collar, hard work ethic people associate with “Grit”. It was an awesome experience!

Upon arrival, Justin let us inside the Union Club and we all headed downstairs to their studio for the session to get started. After a quick overview, we were ready to sit down to the mics and record what felt more like a hang-out than an interview. Unique characters themselves, Scott, Justin, and Jeff were on it from start to finish with a fun but professional mindset. As rookies to the podcast format, we felt very welcomed and witnessed them exemplify the gritty ethic they love to see in their guests. It was super rad to be a part of what they do and get a behind-the-scenes look at the podcast world.

The conversation started out with an overview and explanation of Hurling, made all-the-more enjoyable by the 3 host’s lack of familiarity. We love to introduce our passion to new people and the hosts were full of insightful questions. From rules to player mentality to our familial community to the Co-op’s activities, we covered the whole gamut. The episode wrapped up with some “Coaster Questions” – a unique format that hit us with a live, un-prepped Q&A round.

To listen and get a feel for the Tacoma Hounds organization and its people – and find out our favorite mythical animals – check out the episode when it drops on Sept. 2 for download. A recording of the live stream is also available on the Grit City Podcast youtube channel.