Have Disc, Will Travel
If your idea of a good time involves fresh air, sunshine and
plenty of exercise, then your time is approaching with the start of the 2010 Boone Ultimate Alliance
ultimate Frisbee league season. Entering its fourth season, the league begins regular-season play
on March 15 and will be held every Monday through April 26 except for Easter Monday.
From there, an end-of-the-year tournament will take place during the first weekend in May. All games will be held at the Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex in Boone, except for the tournament whose location has not been determined.
"We've gotten a nice mix of ages in previous years," league spokesman Brian Mueller said. "The league is open to anyone 17 years old and older, and it's a lot of fun. It's a great way get people off of a treadmill in a gym and get them out and have a lot of fun."
The coed league will consist of eight teams with 12 people on each squad. Mueller said the games will focus on positioning players with similar skill levels against each other.
"We want the games to be fun above all," Mueller said. "There are no referees; the players will just call fouls on each other. It's not going to be very physical, and we are going to make sure it is a friendly, non-intimidating atmosphere."
Along those lines, organizers are planning to hold informational sessions 30 minutes prior to each game to introduce league rules, lingo and strategy to beginners. The league is also holding a pre-league beginners' clinic on Feb. 28, March 7 and March 14 at 2 p.m. at the Brookshire Park fields.
Registration for league play is available by going to booneultimatealliance.org. The due date for registration and $30 league dues is March 13. A draft will be held on March 14. Discs will be given to all beginners the first week of games.