I came to Butler really hoping that I would be able to find some people to play ultimate frisbee with every now and then. I was thrilled when I saw a group playing ultimate on Schwitzer’s lawn on move-in day. I heard about the pick up games that they had all the time, so I started going to those and it was a lot of fun. Later, when Andrew (or president) asked if anyone wanted to join the actual club team, I was like, “Count me in!”
I had never played ultimate in an organized league before, but I got really into it from the camp I grew up going to for 8 years in Indiana; it was really big there. What I really love about Butler’s team is that they are really accepting of anybody and everybody who wants to play. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never even picked up a disc before, they will be more than willing to take you in and teach you everything you need to know with patience. It’s also not super intense where if you can’t make it to a practice you’ll be in trouble or anything like that. They understand that school comes first. The team is really about just having fun and improving our weaknesses.
This year, we were lucky to have a few older guys who have a ton of experience come to some of our practices to help us out. I found it extremely helpful because they knew everything there was to know about ultimate. They really helped get our practices more organized. We now have a routine of dynamic stretching and drills, and a much better understanding of things to focus on when we play. I for one feel much more confident in what I’m doing on the field, and I can tell we have immensely improved as a team. We are only going to get better and better, and I love Butler Club Frisbee!