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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?

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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 January 12, 2010 at 8:28am
Great idea! When and where? Is everyone else in?
Comment by Brett on January 11, 2010 at 9:44pm
I was noticing the same thing- that we seem to be getting close to that critical kick-off point! I was about to invite everyone to meet up for some hot chocolate and talk about what we'd like to do. Saturday looks like it is going to be pretty seasonable. Why don't we have a toss-around session and then hit JP Licks or Fiore's for some HC? I can create an 'event' for it here, and we'll also welcome anyone new/beginner/rusty and maybe attract some more folks?
Comment by Rebecca F (community manager) on January 11, 2010 at 7:44pm
Whoo hoooo! 6 people! Now there's enough for a pick up game of 3 on 3! Anyone like playing in the winter? My Saturday morning is open!
Comment by Rebecca F (community manager) on January 8, 2010 at 9:13pm
Years ago I used to play with an informal pick up group at Tufts, on Saturday morning. It was my first introduction to Ultimate. I LOVED IT!! There wasn't the 10-count. We didn't even use sidelines or back-of-end lines. This led to fun opportunities to slide. Either way, I'd love to join an informal-ish pick up group around here.
Comment by Reuben Kantor on December 3, 2009 at 5:35pm
Played for a long time, now retired from league play due to injury. But could get into something pretty casual
Comment by Brett on November 9, 2009 at 3:31pm
Hey Rich, you're right! I enjoy playing with them, but it's pretty solidly just a pickup game. It's hard to describe, maybe you know what I'm talking about, but for those who don' pickup games, most players are just looking to play. I'm looking to form a group of Ultimate players that certainly do pickup games, but also are interested in learning how to play better, doing drills together, that sort of stuff. There is a frustrating gap between pickup games (and even BUDA's Learning Leage) and even a friendly competitive league like BUDA Hat.
Comment by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on November 9, 2009 at 3:26pm
I'm down for tossing disc and working on throws. Been a while for me.

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