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New Jerseys!!!

 

Today ends our time outdoors for the winter. We had another legit practice¬† (by legit, we mean warming up, stretching, running drills, learning techniques on individual and group levels–all feats that have previously remained foreign to the ultimate club).

All of this has culminated in us looking better on the field than we ever have before. Our team is entering into a flow, and it gets better every week. My goal as president is to keep that flow improving through the winter months, meaning we’ll look for an indoor space to practice, preferably the West Gym of the Hinkle Fieldhouse.

Ending the practice with a rousing cheer, we were greeted with a surprise: New Jerseys!!! Enjoy the images below, we sure will be enjoying them ourselves. Keep follow us to find out how we performed at the Indiana-Wesleyen Tournament this weekend, and what our plans for the year are.

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Practice Practice Practice

What has Butler Ultimate been up to? Well I’ll tell you right now: we’re revolutionizing the sport of Ultimate Frisbee on Butler’s campus.

The team out at practice. Photos courtesy of the Butler Collegian.

Are we using new equipment? New fields? Going to new tournaments? I answer yes to all of them, but that’s not how we are changing our image. What we have had to do is take a few steps backwards in order for giant steps forward to be possible.

After getting in contact with Nate, a Butler staff member who plays extensively with club teams in the Indianapolis area, he agreed to get a few of his buddies and come out to run a practice. It was a great moment. Not only were the freshmen learning basics that had slipped through the cracks, but the older players were learning just as much. I was corrected twice as much as I expected to and half as much as I wanted to.

These practices signal a change from playing casual games of pick-up into a more serious look into the mechanics of the game. As long as the weather remains above freezing and the it doesn’t get too dark out, we hope to have as many similar practices in the future.