Frisbee: the Ultimate pastime
It started off as just a way to pass the time after school. One day in middle school, my neighbors and I, bored of our normal routine of football and wiffle ball, found a frisbee in my garage. One of my neighbors knew about this weird game called Ultimate Frisbee, so we decided to give it a try.
Well, it turns out that “trying it out” would end up as an entire summer of us just playing the game all day long. We were hooked, so much so that once we were in high school, one of my neighbors decided to start a varsity Ultimate Frisbee team.
I won’t lie, I was reluctant to join at first. No one really thought of it as a real sport and I had fun playing it, but I didn’t know any of the formal rules or anything.
My junior year of high school though, I made the decision to finally give it a try. This turned out to be one of the best decisions I had ever made.
After I had played two years in high school, I had an inclination to try to play in college too.
That’s when I joined the Club Ultimate Frisbee team. On that team last year, I could really focus on just having fun playing the game and making friends with my teammates.
Fast forward to this year, and I’m in my first year as captain of the very young club, comprised of mostly sophomores and freshmen with only two juniors.
On October 21, we played our first game of the year, a home game vs Becker. This was the first real test for a young team with high potential, but not much experience in the sport.
In a hard-fought, back and forth game, we were able to come away with a 15-12 win in front of impressive fan support on the softball field.
The game was really a culmination of weeks of practice and for some, learning an entirely new sport to a level where we could compete against other schools.
The season is just starting, and the team still has a lot to learn and practice, but the potential is really impressive. And this is only the beginning.
We currently don’t have any more games scheduled for the fall season, but you can follow our twitter account @assumptiondisc for updates on scheduling, game results, and for any other information on the club.
David Pepin, a junior, studies English. He is a copy editor for Le Provocateur.