Jamila Young – Special to The Southern News –
This year is my second year being part of Southern’s Ultimate Frisbee team, the Mighty Hucks, and now I’m a part of the e-board as the social chair. It bothers me that our team isn’t as popular as the other club sports on campus. I don’t understand why we aren’t given a bus to bring us to our tournaments and games.
I’d like to see our tournaments and games mentioned on the Southern Athletics website and in their tweets. I also don’t understand why we can’t use the football field to practice, like how the intramural sports are able to. Although it is the team’s job to let students know about us, if the athletics’ website could inform Southern students about our practices and help us to gain more people, it would be very much appreciated. The team is co-ed and we practice on Schwartz field from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. We will soon practice on Schwartz field on Mondays at the same time or in Pelz Gym from 9-11pm. We work hard, but we also have lots of fun and hang out together aside from playing frisbee.
You may see some of us tossing a frisbee around in the academic quad and frolfing (frisbee golfing) either during the day or at night on campus. You don’t have to have knowledge of the game or to be really athletic. The team will be happy to help you, and you will keep improving the more you come to the practices. It’s also a great way to get some exercise, and it’s free, as opposed to paying for a gym.
I personally joined to incorporate some physical activity into my day, and as I kept with it, I grew to enjoy my teammates and the game. Anyone is free to join, there are no tryouts, and we don’t cut anyone.