Why Play Ultimate

Why Play Ultimate?

This material was plagiarized from USA Ultimate.  

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Ultimate is fun

There is a reason why the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (formerly the SGMA) continues to report ultimate as one of the fastest growing team sports in the country.  Each year, thousands of new people begin playing this great sport....and one reason for this is because it is FUN!

Ultimate is genuinely fun and exciting. The unique flying options of the disc mean that no two throws look alike and the options are limitless. 
 
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Ultimate keeps you active and helps you stay healthy

From the beginner to the elite player, ultimate is a terrific sport that offers challenges at all levels of play. Ultimate combines athletic skills of running, catching, and throwing. Additional skills and athleticism beyond that are left up to the player's imagination. Many athletes of other sports find the transition to ultimate both easy and rewarding, as the sport requires many of the same techniques as basketball, soccer, and even lacrosse. Whether you play pick-up occasionally at the local park or practice three times a week with your team, playing ultimate will leave you feeling energized and alive.

Ultimate is a real sport....played at the local, national, and international level
2012Club D4 W1 BellUltimate is a legitimate sport with a national governing body. Ultimate is a real sport, with official rules, leagues, and competitions at all age levels. Ultimate is taught in schools, parks, recreation departments, boys and girls clubs, churches, and colleges and through youth and adult leagues. Opportunities abound to play this terrific sport!
Anyone can play ultimate

The equipment needed to play is few and relatively inexpensive. In addition to a low cost, ultimate combines athletic skills that children can learn. Due to the low cost and the easy transition from other sports, ultimate is a perfect sport to introduce to students.

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Ultimate builds character

Ultimate develops acceptance of responsibility for one's own behavior. Because players make their own calls, participation develops character, self-reliance, listening and negotiating skills, and leadership qualities. Many schools and programs use this fun sport to also promote good sportsmanship and help participants develop conflict resolution skills.  

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whyplay huddleMake lifelong friends

Ultimate players love feeling that they are a part of this unique community! Teammates spend hours playing together, developing their skills and teaching each other about skills relevant to life. Through these experiences, teams feel like a family, and many players find lifelong friends. Also unique to the sport is the innate friendly dynamic between teammates and opposing teams, which is also facilitated by the Spirit of the Game.