Monday, 20 July 2009

Beginners Tournements

As has been said before, University is still the main route many new players take into UK Ultimate. In comparison to North America, this is too late to aid true grass routes development. Making the work of the junior coaches and those visiting schools to teach all the more valuable. One can't deny that we do the best we can with what we've got however. There are a whole host of beginners tournements being promoted for the start of the new academic year. If you are already involved in your university ultimate team, make sure to get 1, 2 or even 3 teams along to as many of these tournements as you can. They are great way to get those freshers hooked who will eventually become valued players and community members.

Southampton Skunks Beginners Tournement here
Manchester Manchester Beginners Tournament 2009‏ here
Anglia Ruskin Ultimate here
Bristol Disco Inferno here
Loughborough here
Sheffield Phat 'Eds here

Some of these may already be full so all new uni captains and presidents need to learn the lesson quick that you need to enter early or be prepared to miss out on the fun. If you know of any other student beginner tournements, be sure to let me know and I'll add them to the list with a link.

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