ULTIMATE FRISBEE FOR A CHANGE

Taking up a sport is a great way to get exercise and meet some new people. Many kinds of sports offer different degrees of exercise, and some are relatively inexpensive to start. Being a Senior High School Student of SSIS-Malarayat, we were given a chance to pick a new sport we would like to have for our PE Session. In result to that, Ultimate Frisbee won the votes of the class room.

Ultimate is an exciting, non-contact team sport, played by thousands all over the world. It mixes the best features of sports such as Soccer, Basketball, and American Football into an elegantly simple yet fascinating and demanding game.

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.

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. Playing ultimate will leave you feeling energized and alive.

Ultimate is a great sport for school districts or anyone who is interested in trying something new and different with minimal costs. The equipment needed to play is incredibly few and relatively inexpensive. In addition to a low cost, ultimate combines athletic skills that children learn throughout their physical educations and can be easily applied to the sport of ultimate. Due to the low cost and the easy transition from other sports, ultimate is a perfect sport to introduce students.

Because of these characteristics, healthy, fun, and for all ages, the SHS students decided to host a sports event of Ultimate Frisbee for grades of 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, and the teachers and staff.

Excitement filled the school as the day of the event approached. “Ate Katya, what time is frisbee? I want to play now!” I would be asked 2-3 times a day. The feeling of excitement and nervousness filled my tummy. Excitement because students want to learn a new sport and nervousness because I have to be the one teaching them.

Getting the attention of the students all at once is difficult, though with me were so many staffs and committee. Students were just very jumpy and active – a good and bad thing at the same time. I was surprised to see that many students attended the sports event willingly and not forcefully. I was more surprised to see that many students were already talented with the throwing of the discs and catching it too – this made teaching and leading a lot easier.

We started the event with an exhibition game and explanation of the rules of the game. A lot seem to get it while the rest were distracted by their excitement. Qiara Guitterez and Kimberlee Bahuyan take the score lines, Faisal, Sofia Torrano, Sofia Mazloum, and I took the coaching position.

Two games were on-going at the same time, Red vs Blue and Yellow vs Green, but when the last whistle blows, we found our teams battling for Champions – Blue vs Green. Tension filled the field and screams manoeuvred, all for the Championship match which the Blue team won.

Thankfully, the event  was successful and everyone was happy though some students wanted more play time and an extension of the event. Sometimes good things have to end. I learned throughout this frisbee year that students should be more like frisbees – light but strong and active yet goes towards the desired direction.

 

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