Come and participate in Parks & Recreation’s open ultimate frisbee tournament on Sunday, 10/18! All skill levels are welcome, and everyone gets to play. Never played ultimate frisbee before? Not a problem. Teams will be chosen by a random drawing according to how individuals rate their skill level. If you’re looking to sharpen or practice new ultimate frisbee skills, check out the tips from our resident frisbee instructor, Krista Johnson, below.
9:30am – 4:00pm
Peaks View Park Fields 8 and 9
The tournament will include multiple games throughout the day, and prizes will be awarded to the first place team. Tournament cost is $5.00 to play. If you’re an ultimate frisbee fan or player, you won’t want to miss out on this!
We also took some time to interview Krista Johnson, our resident ultimate frisbee player , the instructor for this activity. Keep reading below to learn more about Krista’s experience with Ultimate Frisbee and her tips for new players!
Q: How long have you been playing ultimate frisbee?
Q: What’s your favorite thing about the sport?
Krista: My favorite aspect of the game is beating my defender and catching a deep throw in the end zone. My other favorite part of ultimate frisbee is the teamwork and the great friends you get to make.
Q: What’s the best way to build up skill in throwing the frisbee?
Krista: Practicing the 6 angles of throws is a great way to improve your skill. There are two basic types of throws, a backhand and a forehand, with each having 3 angles of throws. The three angles include inside out, flat, and outside in. Practicing these six throws at a short distance and then a long distance is the best way to improve on your throwing skills.
Q: If you could give a new player any piece of advice what would it be?
Krista:My advice for a new player would be to stay consistent and focus on the three main parts of the game; throwing, catching, and cutting. If you can get down those three parts all while having fun, you will be successful.
How Do I Register?
Registration for classes and activities can be done in one of the following two ways.
1. IN PERSON Visit our offices at Miller Center, 301 Grove Street, between the hours of 8:30am and 5:00pm to register in person. One of our friendly customer service staff members would be happy to assist you.
2. ONLINE Most of our classes are available for online registration. Activities with special registration instructions (for example, adult athletic leagues) will be notes in the activity description. If you have any issues navigating online registration, feel free to call us at (434) 455-5858 and we will be happy to walk you through it.