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Beginning Ultimate: Gym Class Ultimate Frisbee, free
Advanced Ultimate: FlikUlti, fee based
All-Levels: RiseUp Ultimate, A huge library of instructional videos covering everything from basic throwing and catching to advanced defensive strategies, fee based
Youth Ultimate website: Youth Ultimate, Coaches, parents, and players sharing K-12 ultimate news, ideas, and even more resources. free
Opportunities to Play:
Cascades Academy: Clinics and Events, Serving players 3rd - 10th grade. Come learn with the pros! Seattle Cascades run clinics once/month, camps quarterly. Scholarships available.
Friday Night Lights, Clinics and Events, The Seattle Cascades host "Friday Night Lights", a community-wide Hat Tournament under the lights of Memorial Stadium. The 5-v-5 mixed tournament will take place on specific Fridays and is open to all those 16 years of age and older. All skill levels are encouraged to attend!
DiscNW: DiscNW, Your go-to site for playing ultimate in the wider Seattle area. DiscNW sponsors several co-ed and single-gender camps, leagues, tournaments, and other opportunities for youth players ranging in age from elementary school to high school. In fact, DiscNW boasts some of the largest youth leagues anywhere, and the largest youth tournament in the world, Spring Reign. Adult leagues are also hugely popular and well attended.
Seven Hills Ultimate Club: Seven Hills, High-level offseason (Nov-March) training opportunity for players in Middle – High School. Great players, great coaches, great Ultimate.
Opportunities to Watch:
Come to a professional game! Check out the Seattle Cascades schedule, pro tip - seriously great discounts are available for school or team groups of 10 or more.
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Ultimate Frisbee Spirit Games:
Whether to decompress with your opponent after an intense game, break the ice and learn names on a new team, or to end practice on a silly/fun note, team-building games are common in ultimate. Here are some that are particularly good at engaging everyone and eliciting a lot of laughter (warning- you may need to modify!):
Greatest Fan (video example)
Random pairs introduce themselves to each other and play rock-paper-scissors (akaroshambo, rochambeau) by saying “1, 2, 3, shoot!”; loser gets behind winner and chants winner’s name as they find & challenge another winner; continue until a champion emerges!
Mingle (video example)- vette before showing to group
“Choose a facilitator & 3 poses (ideally related to a team name & each requiring 2, 3, or 4 people for each pose). Walk aimlessly around with the other team singing “mingle, mingle, mingle” until the facilitator calls out a pose. Quickly find other people to do the pose with you. If you have no group or you’re the last group to form, the facilitator will call you out! The last 2 players win!” — adapted from FiveUltimate list
Earth-Eyes (aka “Down-up”) (verbal description)
Everyone circles up, gets on all fours, and on the count of three, everybody has to crawl to the other side of the circle without stopping or changing direction.
For many more ideas, check out the Five Ultimate “master list” of spirit games.