Ultimate Frisbee is one of the fastest growing sports in America – with good reason. It is a sport that anyone can play. However at higher levels of play it will require the athleticism of football and the skill of a sport like soccer.
Seeing sports like handball and table tennis in the Olympics makes one think about what is stopping Ultimate Frisbee from being the next Olympic sport. There are plenty of ways to get involved in Birmingham and start a potential road to the Olympics.
With professional Ultimate Frisbee leagues being created and growing, more and more people are becoming aware of the sport of Frisbee and are wanting to get involved. Names like Brodie Smith also add hype to the sport.
If you’re a college student in Birmingham, you are in luck as far as getting plugged into Ultimate Frisbee goes. Intramurals are a crucial part of college life and ultimate Frisbee is a popular intramural sport. It is offered at Birmingham colleges such as The University of Alabama Birmingham and Samford University.
Birmingham offers an organized Frisbee league. Birmingham Ultimate Disc Association (BUDA) is open for almost everyone. Winter and summer seasons of competition are offered. Champions are crowned at the end of each season, so there is pride and a prize to play for.
One of the best and easiest ways to get involved with Ultimate Frisbee is just to grab some friends and go play. If you don’t know the rules, google is your best friend. Get out and find a park or a field and have fun playing a sport that can be as competitive as you want to make it.