Ultimate still looking for players 

It’s been called the sport that has it all: action, drama, comedy and sometimes even romance. Play it once and you’ll understand.

Ultimate, the co-ed sport of choice for many locals, is already underway with drop-in clinics and pick-up games taking place twice a week. Although turnout has been getting stronger with both fields in use last week and about 20 spare players, the more the merrier.

Until the Whistler Ultimate Disc Society’s regular league season gets underway on Wednesday, June 25, the WUDS is hosting a drop-in night on Mondays from 6 to 8 p.m., and on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Myrtle Philip Community Centre fields.

In addition, the society is hosting a clinic for beginners to the sport every Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m., which will be followed by a beginner’s game. If you’ve never played the sport, experienced players will walk you through the basics, explaining disc throwing and catching techniques, the rules of the game, and strategies.

Once the league gets underway, Mondays will remain pick-up night, and games will take place every Wednesday until the end of August.

Whistler’s co-ed travelling team, Whistler Frostbite, will also begin practising for tournaments in the coming weeks.

The cost for drop-in is $5 per night, or $30 for the season, which includes league costs. Pick-up players should have suitable turf cleats, and bring two shirts, one light and one dark to games.

League organizers also ask players to get to pick-up nights a little early so that the clinics and games can get underway on time.

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