Tuesday, December 23, 2014

What is Ultimate Frisbee

Describing the sport of Ultimate continues...

Via the Diamondback (December 5, 2014)
Ultimate is a hybrid game, combining aspects of football, soccer and basketball. It's not uncommon for players to have some sort of background in one of the three.

"It's the same amount of running as soccer, you're playing on a football field, and when you have the disc in your hands, it's essentially like picking up your dribble in basketball," said Max Katz, a junior community health major who played soccer growing up.

"It's basically the same as Glee where they have Sectionals, Regionals and Nationals,"

Via AllAfrica (December 10, 2014)
"Frisbee is very easy to learn to play. It can also be played anywhere, including beaches, so a ground is not a problem at all."

Via Los Angeles Times (November 22, 2012)

When kids square off in ultimate Frisbee, the emphasis is on giggles and grins, not winning at all costs.

ultimate Frisbee — essentially football with a plastic disc — is now played competitively at 400 colleges. Of all people, producer Joel Silver is credited with inventing it back at his New Jersey high school in the '70s.

...ultimate Frisbee, this breezy new sport with that troubling sense of mirth.

Zoe Towne on how ultimate is played: "There's a real simple explanation. You try to get it to the other end without dropping it."

...Ultimate Frisbee is ultimately about having fun.

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