I started playing ultimate in 2015. It was a fateful day when I received an email blast at our company looking for players to create a team that would represent us against other subsidiaries and affiliate company teams. I signed up and the surprises came one after the other.
I had not realized that ultimate had become a sport. The rules are simple – if you know american football it’s about all the same minus the brutality (lol). Also, first surprise, minus a referee! Ultimate relied on the “spirit of the game” whereas players are encouraged to play fair and be honest with whatever happens during the game. Talk about awesome! If I had kids I’d let them in right away! Haha! That “spirit” becomes more evident at the end of the match where the two competing teams would usually huddle together amd thank each other. Is is no ordinary huddle, we would make a circle and have arms on shoulder to shoulder like long time friends!
It is a wonderful game! If you are fit (lol).
Second surprise, ultimate stresses that anyone can play, even your grandparents, even that little chubby kid around the block! Awesome, right? Be warned though, ultimate takes a LOT of energy to play! You could be running full speed for 10-15 mins at times. It takes a lot out of you if you really get into the game. But hey, it’s fun! Try and search “lay-out ultimate” in youtube and you’ll see what im talking about! You’ll fly -literally!
Third surprise, it’s co-ed! Other multi person team sports usually just have one gender but ultimate has a set-up for co-ed play. With the spirit of the game ruling over all players, this becomes easy to do. I’ve made so many friends and it so much fun!
Check out your local teams, you might be surprised how big ultimate is. There is already even a petition for it to become an olympic sport! Awesome, right?
Oh, by the way, about the instagram picture up top, that’s the kids I teach Cathechism to every third saturday of the month, I brought a disc and oh boy did we have fun!
Nehemiah 8:10 “He continued: “Go, eat rich foods and drink sweet drinks, and allot portions to those who had nothing prepared; for today is holy to our LORD. Do not be saddened this day, for rejoicing in the LORD is your strength!
Amen! God bless! 🙂