Mark Goodman and his daughter Sophie formed the Newton Girls Ultimate Frisbee team for middle school girls in 2013. The team had a successful season last Spring competing in 3 tournaments. Mark has played and taught Ultimate for 20+ years, and he looks forward to coaching the team again this Spring. There are a few roster spots open as some of the 8th graders have moved on. If your daughter is interested in playing, please contact Mark. MGoodmanhome@gmail.com.
Who: Newton Girls in grades 5 – 8.
When: Sundays 4:00 – 6:00 pm. Practice begins on March 22nd.
Where: 171 Pine Street, Auburndale (Burr elementary)
What: The girls will learn to play Ultimate Frisbee. The team is tentatively playing in local tournaments May 16th and 31st and in Amherst on May 17th.
How: If your daughter might be interested in playing, please contact Mark.
MGoodmanhome@gmail.com. The team will be limited to a max of 24 players.
Cost: $80. This will fee cover field rental, insurance. Each player will receive their own disc (Frisbee).
Why: reasons to learn to play Ultimate
1. Ultimate teaches kids integrity in sports. There are no refs in Ultimate Frisbee. The players must learn the rules and make their own foul calls. In national championships there are observers who help make rulings on difficult calls – but no refs.
2. A player can be a receiver and quarterback on every play.
3. Ultimate teaches field spacing and cutting techniques that can be applied to other sports like soccer, lacrosse and basketball.
4. Ultimate is a lifetime sport. Virtually every major US city has adult leagues – and some (like Boston) now feature masters leagues for those over 40+ years of age.
5. There more than 700 colleges with Ultimate teams, and larger schools often field 2-3 teams grouped by skill level.