The CRI Club Sport of the month for March is Ultimate Frisbee! I interviewed the president, Blake Lance, about the sport. This is what he had to say about Ultimate Frisbee:
1. What is a tradition your team has?
Every March during the second weekend of Spring Break we host College Southerns, which is one of the largest and most recognized tournaments in the country. We pride ourselves on providing the best southern hospitality and amenities of any other tournament. Anyone new to the sport needs to make this their first experience because there is nothing else like it.
2. What is your favorite thing about playing Club Sports at Georgia Southern?
The amazing facilities that we have at Georgia Southern along with the supportive club sports department make playing a club sport an enjoyable experience. Through club sports, I have made friendships that I will have for the rest of my life and have gained leadership experience that will help me as I begin looking for a career.
3. How often do you practice? What is your typical practice like?
We practice every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Our practices usually consist of a half hour warm up that lead into running drills specific to the areas we need to improve upon. Then, we scrimmage for an hour or so to put the skills we worked on into game time speed.
4. How often to you have games/competitions?
During the spring season we will usually have a tournament every other weekend, which consists of 6-8 games per tournament.
We have a lot of fun traveling to different campuses because each tournament offers something different from the others. The cool thing about Ultimate Frisbee is that we don’t have to spend a great deal of money on equipment, so we are able to spend a little bit more on travel. We have played teams from just about every state in the country and have been able to travel to places like New Orleans.
6. What is your best memory about Club Sports?
My freshman year we placed better than any other team in our program’s history and won Club Sport of the Year all in the same week. During that tournament we beat the defending national champions and put our team’s name on the map. That week was by far one of the most fun and exciting weeks in our program’s history.
7. When did you start participating in Ultimate Frisbee?
I started playing Ultimate Frisbee in high school, wearing no shirt and bare feet, but I did not begin playing competitive Ultimate until my freshman year in college. Coming to tryouts October of my freshman year is by far one of the best decisions I have ever made.
8. What if someone is interested in playing your sport? How can they find out more information? Are there tryouts?
They can check out our webpage at www.GSUltimate.com. On the website they can learn all about what the team has been up to, along with bios on all our players. During the fall we have open pick-up on Tuesdays and Thursdays, usually from 6 – 8 p.m. to anyone interested in playing. Our tryouts are usually held the first week in October, but updates will be listed on the team’s website.
9. When was your club established at Georgia Southern?
Our club was established in 1998 and has continued to grow every year since then.
10. Does your team have any achievements it is especially proud of?
In the last 2 seasons, our club has placed in the top 5 at our Regional tournament and narrowly missed out on going to Nationals, losing only to some of the best teams in the country.