September Youth Pickup on the Parkstrip
Every Thursday in September, join us for youth Pick up on the Parkstrip! East (mountain side) of 10th and I St from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. We have adults and coaches to help split up into groups and facilitate games. All youth under 18 are welcome to join us. (Over 18 are welcome to join us at 6:30 for our adult pickup afterwards). Bring a water bottle and clothes for running around. We'll provide discs, cones and reversible jerseys to throw on for making teams.
Our Plans for 2017
Anchorage Ultimate is looking forward to coordinating with elementary and middle schools in Anchorage to set up after school programs in the spring and the fall to help integrate Ultimate into the Anchorage Community. If you are involved with a school that would be interested in setting up a program, contact us! firstname.lastname@example.org We can help set up a one time field day or youth game/clinic. We can also help set up a weekly after school program at the school for kids. We are flexible and willing to work with you to develop a program that works for you and your school! We work on a volunteer basis and there is not cost to schools.
We would like to run a youth ultimate league for kids ages 11-15. We are focusing on spreading the word about ultimate so that we can gauge how much interest there is for such a program. If you would like to receive information about a summer league for youth ages 11-15, please click here and send us a message.
High school students are welcome to play in our adult league, click here for the adult league sign up page.
Ways to get Involved
We can always use volunteers to help teach kids ultimate - we can teach you everything you need to know about the sport, just bring your enthusiasm. If you or your child is interested in participating in our after school programs, please send us an email: email@example.com If your child's school does not currently have an after school program and you are interested in getting one set up, please contact us also.
USA Ultimate is a national organization that promotes the sport of ultimate around the United States. They are putting a strong emphasis on supporting youth programs and specifically working to promote women and girls participation in the sport. Heidi Halverson is the State Outreach Coordinator in Alaska. Feel free to email her (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information about the sport or how to get involved.
For information about the sport specifically related to youth, check out their webpage here: http://www.usaultimate.org/youtheducation/
Girl Scout encampment
Anchorage Ultimate Volunteers put on clinics at the Annual Girl Scout Encampment in Palmer at the State Fair Grounds. Girls from all over the state had the opportunity to learn about the sport of ultimate and play outside in the sunshine. We played some spirit games, came up with cheers, practiced throwing and then played some games. Everyone had an amazing time and we look forward to next year!
Playing a spirit game called Mingle to warm up and get to know everyone before starting the clinic.
Leaders and Girl Scouts competing in a throwing relay race to practice running and catching, stopping with the disc, and throwing to space before getting into a full on game.
Waiting for the pull at the start of the game.
Inlet View Elementary After School Camp
October 2016, we helped put on a month long after school program to teach kids in 3rd-6th grade how to play Ultimate.
"The kids at Inlet View LOVED working with Anchorage Ultimate super stars – Brian, Jacob, and Heidi. Our 4th through 6th graders had a blast learning the basics of Ultimate during a six week session of PLAY! Our frisbee club was open to boys, girls, and all skill levels, and I can honestly say that EVERYONE HAD FUN!" -Nancy (Parent/Volunteer)
Family Health and Safety Day
Anchorage Ultimate set up a booth to help fill the community in about the how the sport of Ultimate is played and to promote the sport to youth in our community.
We set up a community game for all youth to join in and had a blast playing on the park strip in the sun!
Our Booth and Family Health and Safety Day. Thanks to everyone that stopped by, look for us next year!
Part of our booth involved a raffle. Here's a photo from our raffle winner Ivon and his daughter that won an Anchorage Ultimate disc! Thanks for stopping by our booth!