From the Maplewood Department of Recreation:
Ultimate is a fast-moving team sport that emphasizes athleticism and sportsmanship. It combines the aerial passing skills found in football with the quick transitions from offense to defense found in basketball, all using a high tech plastic disc (frisbee). Ultimate was invented at Columbia High School (CHS), in Maplewood, NJ, in 1968, and is now played by millions of people around the world. It is the fastest growing sport in the country, with two professional leagues recently founded and more U.S. players than lacrosse and rugby combined.
Hometown Ultimate Scrimmage is a co-ed recreational group dedicated to safe and fun play of Ultimate Frisbee. This Spring Scrimmage season will focus on gameplay, a few simple drills, and sportsmanship with other participants. Hometown Ultimate Intramural (with its focus on more in-depth instruction, intramural teams, and more intense gameplay) will return in Fall 2016.
This Spring season is open to anyone on a first come-first serve basis. In other words, no tryouts will be held. It’s encouraged that all rookie participants be available for the first two sessions. A waitlist will be used for anyone who is interested in the program after the maximum is reached. Hometown Ultimate Scrimmage is open to 6th to 8th graders. Players of all levels are welcome and encouraged to join both the spring and fall season. Practices and games are Sunday afternoons from March 20th – June 12th (no program on 3/27, 5/8, 5/29).
PARTICIPANTS: Children in Grades 6-8 Only
WHEN: Sundays, March 20 – June 12 (12:45pm – 3:30pm) (no program on 3/27, 5/8, 5/29)
WHERE: Maplecrest Park
*Hometown Ultimate Scrimmage is looking for volunteers (high school or older) for the Spring season to help with Sunday sessions. If interested, please give the Maplewood Recreation Department a call at 973-763-4202.*