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8/20/04

Football With A Frisbee?

So what sport is played on a field similar to football with end zones and all the play action of basketball or soccer? If you answered "Ultimate", you are either a player in this fast growing sport, or a sports trivia expert. Ultimate is played with a disc similar to the old, familiar Frisbee. The objective is to score by catching a pass in the opponent's end zone. A player must stop running while in posession of the disc, but may pivot and pass to any of the other members of his team.

Formal leagues are organized across the country and pickup games are played where anyone can just show up and play.

"Why run on the treadmill when you can chase a piece of plastic?" said Ultimate Frisbee player, Melissa Dubois.

The basic philosophy of the sport is practiced at all levels of the game.  Just have fun!  Even in high-level league play, there are no officials or referees.  The players officiate for themselves.

"We almost never have disputed calls," said Ultimate Fribee player, Jeff Winston.  "Occasionally, we'll have a call where nobody knows if somebody was in line or out line or whatever, so we'll do it over and no one has a problem with that."

"We've got the kids my age, who are 25 and so we play teams that are 50," said Ultimate Frisbee player, Beth Wanninger, "so it's a game that you can pick up when you're young and keep playing till you're 60."

 The Frisbee has also become popular as a form of golf.  Courses are popping up in many public parks, including Lindsey Park in Tyler

 

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