Ultimate Frisbee club is run by Mr Smith after school on a Wednesday from 3:15-4:15 for years 5 and 6.
I wanted to share a paragraph about the sport as I know that not many people realise it is an actual sport...more than just merely throwing a disc back and forth to each other.
Ultimate frisbee incorporates elements of many more well known sports. Like in American football there are 2 end zones in which you must catch the disc to score a point. Like in Netball, you cannot move when you are in possession of the disc. If your team drops the disc or it is intercepted, possession changes hands. There are many more rules but this is all you need to know to be able to play the game.
Love of the game
The reason I love Ultimate Frisbee and love teaching it to others is because it offers so much more than many other team sports. As well as the usual invasion game element accompanying the need for communication and togetherness, Ultimate brings a need for real sportsmanship because it is refereed entirely by the players themselves. When incidents occur, the players involved talk it through, each saying their version of events and then a decision is made between them. This brings a real community feel and switches the focus from 'win win win' to having more enjoyment of the game.
Ultimate is also a mixed sport. Boys and girls play together on the same team on a level playing field. Mixed sports at an early age are great for children as they begin to build their own gender stereotypes, it can help alleviate any divide between genders and build friendships that may not have been there otherwise.
Frisbee is also great for players of all shapes and sizes. There are many different positions to play and the way that we choose which opposition player to mark makes it fair for all.
All of this whilst also having all of the fun!
There are lots of highlight videos of the AUDL on the internet that will show how the game works and some incredible frisbee plays.
I encourage all girls and boys to come along to the club to see what all the fuss is about for themselves. I expect to hear stories of children teaching their parents how to throw a 'Side arm' in no time.