Why Ultimate Frisbee?
As you might remember, social norms can get crazy in middle school. Our hope is to instill integrity through the sport of ultimate frisbee, a sport where players make their own calls and, even at the world championship level, there are no referees. Thus, the sport’s foundation and success rests entirely on the integrity of each individual player.
For those who are unfamiliar with the game, here is a video that explains ultimate frisbee in a nutshell. The spirit of the game is summarized at around 2:12
And some game highlights to get you excited :
Through a four-week unit and 28-week after-school program that includes weekend clinics, “ultimate days” with other schools, a tournament, and meeting elite, world-renowned ultimate players, our students will learn positive ways to use integrity to resolve real life conflicts that arise on and off the field–taking their integrity to the ultimate level.
- How do you foster integrity in your classroom?
- Do you think ultimate frisbee would be effective in delivering this message ?
- What other sports would you suggest?
Share your ideas in the comments section below.