How to get involved
Make friends with benefits- Get throwing!
As we’ve mentioned, Ultimate is really newcomer friendly. It’s played worldwide and the chances are there is a club near you (https://ultimatecentral.com/).
If you are just starting at a College or University check out your list of clubs and societies – they’ll be there. Or check out Ultimate Central to find a club or team near you. Or if not, why not start a team yourself? Ultimate is incredibly easy to start, all you need is a few friends, a flying disc and a place to play (youtube access in your free time can also be useful)! Check out these simplified rules to get you started and if you feel like recruiting some more players try making a social media page, or a page on Ultimate Central, or getting in touch with your national organisation to see if they can help promote you.
There are hundreds of cool benefits of starting to play; every player will reel off a different list of reasons why they play. It’s great for meeting new people, making friends, fitness, stamina, sense of achievement and a great way to use up that gaping free time if you’ve just moved somewhere new. It’s an adrenaline kick and a fantastic thing to focus on before we’ve even started on the cheesy things like team skills, spirit of the game, sense of fairness. It couldn’t be easier to find Ultimate, wherever you may be, and once you start you’ll be hooked (ask anyone who started playing about a year ago); there’s no reason not to get your disc fix.