Frisbee tournament set for Jekyll Island

Ultimate_frisbee_grabThere's more to playing Frisbee than tossing a disc on the beach.

It has become a competitive sport, which reaches its zenith among college players every spring. There are leagues for both men and women.

The game is called Ultimate, a fast-paced team competition that combines the best of soccer and football, with maybe a touch of rugby too. The rules are explained in the video below.

I taught my brother to play years ago and he went on to head his high school and college team and even served on a team that won a world championship in Germany several years ago. I was never that talented.

But Ultimate is a fun game to watch and this month, college teams will be flinging discs around Jekyll Island, Georgia, in the annual High Tide tournament. More than 160 teams from as far away as Colorado are expected.

The tournament begins March 2, and runs through most the month.


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