Ulimate frisbee club off to an optimsitc start

This past Saturday, the Ultimate Frisbee team participated in their first event of the season with the “Hat Tournament” where everyone who is playing brings a unique hat to wear while playing.
 Both the men and women’s teams were split up into four teams and played a few games on Saturday to get to know one another.  
Ultimate Frisbee is expecting some great changes this year that will help progress the club.
“We now have a coach willing to coach for free, which saves the club money and we can spend it on field space with lights,” said former player and now coach Shane Tracy. “We are also adding a mid-week night practice so people that have class are not left out.”
Tracy played Ultimate Frisbee for five years at Sonoma State and was a captain of the team for three of those five.
He is now coaching the team to help rebuild the club after losing an important class, which allowed the students to receive credit.
 “We are back on track, with two strong recruiting classes in a row,” said Tracy. “I am excited to teach the game, in-game strategy, and set my mind on which pieces to plug in the lineup to score points and win games.”
Ultimate Frisbee is a club team and they do not hold tryouts. They want people to enjoy the sport and the community that comes with it. The community is based on the spirit of the game and is always looking for people who want to work hard and learn a new sport with awesome teammates.
Practices are held on Tuesdays at 3:30 P.M., Fridays at 3:30 P.M. and Sundays at 11:00 A.M. on the Beaujolais field.
Current Captain and Club President Tanner Van Vorst encourages his fellow students to play on this team.
 “I fell in love with the sport and our team is such an amazing community and I’ve felt lucky to play with the team the last three years,” said Van Vorst. “I’ve learned so much with the President position planning tournaments, filling out paperwork and working with others. But any amount of work as president and a captain is repaid ten fold by the chance to be surrounded by such a great group of people.”
The club’s first official tournament of the year is this upcoming weekend, Sept. 26-27 at Humboldt State University. Sonoma State will be hosting their very own tournament later in the season on November21.

Both the men’s and women’s ultimate clubs participated in the “Hat Tournament” on Saturday.

Both the men’s and women’s ultimate clubs participated in the “Hat Tournament” on Saturday.