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don’t think I’d heard of Ultimate until a few years ago when a colleague mentioned it…

since then I’ve seen people playing it in the Park by the Lyric, but I’ve never actually watched…

today I was at my first game… my friend let me know she and her daughter were at Assiniboine Park for a tournament

usually on Saturday I spend the day vegging out and watching tv…

great way to get me up and moving, lol… I got ready and walked over to the Park… had a visit with my friend and learned some of the finer points of the sport while we watched her daughter play…


there aren’t any referees and lots of support from the sidelines… the rule book is very long so having individuals like my friend, who has played for twenty years, around who know the rules is a great benefit… had to giggle as one of the coaches went to the rules online from their phone for a bit of clarity…

this is a mixed league and being a good sport is very important… and there is no body contact…
  
always so happy to see that the kids treat one another well… the handshake at the end of the game is just the same as my boys have with their soccer and volleyball games…

 
teams for this tournament played with four males and three females on the field… 

there was a great deal of terminology to learn… not sure that I got it all, lol…

excellent way to spend a beautiful sunny Saturday afternoon… don’t think this will be the last time I watch Ultimate