BYU has an Ultimate Frisbee team? Yes, yes they do. They travel to Florida and Chicago and other places, and get to wear BYU gear and stuff? Yes. They do. Wait go back – is Frisbee even a sport? Ultimate Frisbee is, and it’s awesome. Here are a few things grandma and the rest of you should know about it:
Ultimate is played at high school, collegiate, even international levels. It’s played 7 on 7, games usually up to 14 with alternating attempts to get the disc to the "end zone". You move the disc up the field by passing it (not running with it). Defenses run zones or man-coverage. Receivers run similar to football with different players running different routes. But since the clock doesn’t stop - you reset the offensive line continually in front of the quarterbacks (called handlers) as the disc moves up the field
Some people think, “Oh that’s cute.” No. It’s really hard. And when you get some of BYU’s most athletic and competent people together (but seriously – like really athletic) playing against universities from all over the United States – it’s awesome. BYU’s program is looking to be one of the best. We practice on the field Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and are in the gym or at the track the rest of the days. It probably adds about 20 hours a week to your schedule and several hundred dollars to your budget, but we’re sponsored so a lot of stuff gets paid for – so that’s sick.
At the end of the day, it’s just like everything else you and I do: you get what you put into it. BYU’s program has been growing tremendously. Its sight is set on getting to Nationals. We’re willing to put in the work with you. Come out to our games. Like our posts on Facebook. Sponsor one of your nephews or grandkids on the team to pay for a jersey or a flight or something. Call us up and ask how our season is going. We love what we do and we love all of our fans! Thanks for being a part of BYU Ultimate.