What is Ultimate?
Combining the non-stop movement and athletic endurance of soccer with the aerial passing skills of football, a game of Ultimate is played by two seven-player squads with a high-tech plastic disc on a field similar to football. The object of the game is to score by catching a pass in the opponent’s end zone. A player must stop running while in possession of the disc, but may pivot and pass to any of the other receivers on the field. Ultimate is a transition game in which players move quickly from offense to defense on turnovers that occur with a dropped pass, an interception, a pass out of bounds, or when a player is caught holding the disc for more than ten seconds. Ultimate is governed by Spirit of the Game™, a tradition of sportsmanship that places the responsibility for fair play on the players rather than referees. Ultimate is played in more than 42 countries by hundreds of thousands of men and women, girls and boys.
About Our Team
Boston College Women’s Ultimate provides a competitive, fun-loving environment for students looking to play a competitive club sport in college. We are a family that knows how to have fun, whether it be during a routine practice or while spending time with the men’s ultimate team. Boston College Women’s Ultimate is always looking for new players. We stress that no previous experience is necessary. In fact, although some of the current players are former high school varsity athletes, very few knew how to throw a disc properly on the first day of practice. The Flix spend the fall teaching the rookies the fundamentals. Practices are held three times a week and incorporate strength training and endurance workouts into our schedules during the winter months. In the winter and spring we hone in on game strategies and prepare for the College Series, the focus of all college ultimate teams.
Now you’re ready for your first practice! Just make sure to bring a dark and a white shirt, water, cleats (if you have them), a disc (if you have one), and a smile!