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JP Ultimate Frisbee

I've been looking for a group that gets together for various Ultimate fun- tossing around, laid-back pickup, a semi-regular pickup UPA-rules game, and maybe even some skills/drills practice. Haven't found one, so I'm creating one!

Location: Jamaica Plain
Members: 17
Latest Activity: Oct 10, 2011

Why this group?

Please note we are now on Google Groups. Feel free to "join" here to support NfN, but all announcements and discussions will happen on the google group.

There are various groups in Boston that play Ultimate, ranging from pickup games you have to walk/bike/drive by to find out about, to pickup groups that have their own websites and hold regular games. Boston is even home to Boston Ultimate Disc Alliance, which organizes competitive leagues.

What I've personally looked for is a group which welcomes all levels of players, has games which are easy to find out about, is in my neighborhood/community...and helps each other learn how to play better, by doing more than just holding pickup games.

We're starting with "learning games":
-We play with most of the UPA rules; the simplified version is Ultimate in Ten Rules. We'll help you with the more specific rules in-game.
-If you have a question, we stop and explain
-We do our best to even the teams, share tips and knowledge with each other, encourage people to play against players of similar skill level, and not play dangerously or aggressively, especially with newer players.

With luck as the group grows, we'll also meet up to practice throws, chase some discs, teach each other wacky throws, shoot the breeze, and enjoy being outside. Maybe hold some different levels of pickup games- like a more competitive game for the experienced folks, or a special beginner session. Wouldn't it also be great to put together a team to go to an area tournament?

I want to give beginners an environment to learn to throw and play the game, give new-ish players exposure to a competitive game, and invite experienced players to share their knowledge and love of the game.

Discussion Forum

Let's toss some B, tonight (5/24) at Stonybrook, 6:30 pm

Started by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) May 24, 2010. 0 Replies

If you're down to toss some disc, run a little (not a game), and enjoy some sun then you should join me tonight (5/24) at Stonybrook at 6:30 pm. 

Temps in the 40s tomorrow...

Started by Melissa. Last reply by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) Feb 19, 2010. 7 Replies

Will you guys be playing?Continue

What should we do at this Saturday's game?

Started by Brett. Last reply by Karen Hartke Jan 28, 2010. 2 Replies

Hey all- good news, I've recruited a couple of people from outside NfN.  A coworker and a friend of his, and someone from a pickup game that is on Sundays.  I think Jason (who some of you met at last…Continue

Planning for Saturday's meetup/game

Started by Brett. Last reply by Brett Jan 15, 2010. 5 Replies

OK, so here's where we can discuss the specifics of where/when :)Some suggestions on locations:-English High School (artificial turf field, close to Green Street)-Murphy Playground (grass, close to…Continue

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Comment by Rebecca F (community manager) on April 10, 2010 at 12:14pm
What about Lars Anderson? It is a little further, but is bike-able and of course accessible by car. There is also a field on Hyde Park Ave about a 1/4 of a mile past Forest Hills. We could check its availability? Also we could go down to Stony Brook and play on the Southeast Corridor. Now that it is getting warmer, it's SO WORTH IT! Let's get it going again, shall we?

I still think that it is important to post info about where and if we will be meeting. I've seen a number of people sign up for this group in the past few days. Quite frankly I am a member of 2 Google groups, and I don't want another for personal reasons. I prefer Neighbors for Neighbors.
Comment by Brett on April 10, 2010 at 12:00pm
Hi Rebecca, interest faded pretty badly when the weather turned cold. And yeah, fields are pretty much all taken over by youth sports groups. Anyway, for a variety of reasons I moved the group to Google Groups. People were complaining that it was difficult to sign up and required too much personal information...and people can't email each other through here.
Comment by Rebecca F (community manager) on April 10, 2010 at 11:13am
Hey! Is this group still meeting? Where is the ultimate group meeting if it is? I looked at English High this morning and it looks like the fields are taken for this season.
Comment by Karen Hartke on March 8, 2010 at 8:38pm
Spring Break week.....and up for a few tosses if anyone is around during the day!
Comment by Brett on February 12, 2010 at 10:52pm
I'll be there tomorrow AM (sorry, forgot to make an 'event' or email around) at 10:30. Weather is supposed to be warmer, and low winds.
Comment by Rebecca F (community manager) on February 6, 2010 at 9:17am
I'm at a workshop all day. Next weekend I'll be in sunny FL!
Comment by Karen Hartke on February 5, 2010 at 10:53pm
Won't make it tomorrow (the 6th). Drill on. Karen/Michelle
Comment by Brett on February 5, 2010 at 10:29pm
Hey there- we are on. Sorry, I didn't get a chance to make an 'event' on here, crazy week.
Comment by Susanna C on February 5, 2010 at 8:35pm
Are we meeting tomorrow?
Comment by Brett on January 29, 2010 at 11:37pm
It's going to be COLD, so please, if you're coming, do your best to show up on time (10:30)...if we don't have enough people for drills/game or wind makes it pointless, I'm going to suggest maybe q&a / examples over hot chocolate :)
 

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