Sunday, March 31, 2013

MLU's Semi-Pro Experience

...Major League Ultimate Vice President Nic Darling said the league has very much of a startup feel.

"A lot of people are putting in a lot of work to make this thing work," Darling said. "The 2013 season is our proof-of-concept season ... we love this sport, obviously that's part of the motivation, but people see we have a very good opportunity here, I think a lot of people have been buying into the opportunity."

Darling compared the small stipend players receive to the fees they used to pay to participate in club ball for years. [Ultimate] Teams could spend $4,000 to $6,000 a year to travel and pay for equipment.

"We cover all costs, travel, insurance ... to give a semi-professional experience, and they can still go home during the week and work your day job."

[SOURCE: Sheehan grad set for a fling in new pro Frisbee league]

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