Monday, 14 September 2009

Student Ultimate

The student season is coming back around! By the end of this month, 1000s of 18 and 19 years olds across UK universities will have signed up to something that could change their lives...About 10% of those that have signed up will make it through the first few training sessions and will learn how to throw and catch. 1% of those that originally sign up will have found something that for the next 3 years at least, will become a major part of their social and sporting lives.

Pretty exciting! I'm going into my 6th year at University College London now and I still look forward to teaching the basics and seeing guys and girls who have never played, quickly make new friends and have plenty of fun times. This year, I may be taking more of an advisory type role however and just let them get on with it. I'll be sure to be there if they get to Nationals though :)

Do you have connections to a UK university ultimate team? In the past 5 years, the online resources for ultimate have increased massively. Hopefully this will level the playing field where before, the team with a couple of star players were the only ones with all of the information on how to develop a great team. There will soon be posts on here about student ultimate goings on, after xEUCF!

If you found this post interesting, you might also like to read:
Awesome US college highlight video: why not?

Mamabird Highlights 2008- Nationals from RabbitProductions on Vimeo.

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