Butler’s ultimate frisbee club holds pickup games for more relaxed players who are just trying to have fun, but it also offers a chance to play on a travel team that competes at the intercollegiate level.
The club opens its arms to all individuals no matter their skill level. Senior Andrew Erlandson, president of the club, encourages newcomers to come play so the upperclassmen can pass on their knowledge.
“We have a number of experienced players, but most of these are seniors and juniors,” Erlandson said. “Therefore, we are interested in passing our knowledge on to freshmen and sophomores who will carry the team on in years to come.”
Freshman Peter Ceko heard about the club at Block Party and signed up to be on the email list because he thought it would be a great way to be active on campus.
“A bunch of my friends wanted to go one day, so I went with them,” Ceko said. “They showed everyone some basic moves. It was a good way to meet a bunch of new people.”
The club has practices at 6 p.m., and they are open to everyone, not just club members, on the lawn by Schwitzer Hall.
Junior Jarrid Ronnebaum said he likes to take advantage of the club and its practices for a few reasons.
“My favorite thing about the club is getting better at frisbee and getting exercise in a form that is actually fun,” Ronnebaum said.
As the seasons change, the practice schedule for the club will be altered as well.
“In the fall, we practice Monday through Friday while the weather is still warm,” Erlandson said. “As it becomes cooler, we play three or four times a week. During the winter, we play once a week in the West Gym.”
The club receives funds from the Club Sports Council, which is funded through the Student Government Association and student activities fees, Erlandson said.
The team travels roughly once a month to compete against other teams, with about 15 members who travel regularly.
The club has been in full swing already with daily practices. As always, the club welcomes new member to compete.