At the beginning of every year, Mason holds our annual Club Fair; however, one club at that fair has now become more than just a club. The Ultimate Frisbee team, even though not sanctioned by George Mason as a varsity sport, has joined a league and plays different schools.
“The club was officially started by my good friends Huntley Campbell (junior) and Ryan Ogden (senior),” said senior John Glover. “Then I took some initiative to push for a competing team.”
The students run the team and Glover coordinates all the games and practices.
“We usually get good turnouts (10-15 people) at practices; we have yet to see a great turnout at games. It is tough for most people because it is on Sunday, which is usually homework day, and a lot of people just have other commitments. I would love to start seeing more people who want to play come out though,” said Glover.
At practices, the team focuses on the basics: throwing, catching, cutting, and other helpful exercises. Glover said that the team has had a couple fantastic practices and will be competitive. However, the Ultimate Frisbee team is still struggling with having enough players at games and Glover is open to having any one come out no matter how much or how little experience you have had with Ultimate Frisbee.
“Anyone and everyone is welcome to play on the team. You don't have to be the school's top athlete, or be able to throw the disc 40 yards to play. It's all about working to your strengths and sticking with it, and you will be amazed how fast you improve,” said Glover.
The social aspect of the team also is a reason to join. Glover said that he has met some great people over playing a game of Ultimate.
“If you are considering playing Ultimate, or just want to try it out, then you should absolutely give it a shot!” said Glover. “If it isn't for you, then that's alright, but it is a great experience that I would recommend to everyone.”
If you are interested in playing for the George Mason Ultimate Frisbee team, please contact John Glover.