I like the idea of Ultimate--lots of action, but designated as non-contact. The boys seemed to like it overall, but got their knickers in a wee-bit of a twist because some other kids were "hogging" during the game play. A few observations resulted from that: a) there is no "I" in "team" and trying to put it in there results in no scores; b) having a fuller grasp of the game play prior to actually playing would be helpful; c) putting three puny-like geek-esque homeschooled boys on one team can potentially stunt any hope for scoring--especially if #b has been neglected.
We had a good time though, and it's unfortunate that I have not figured out how to orchestrate a means for these three boys to practice what they started to learn in a functional and helpful manner. However, they did earn their Ultimate Beltloops and that finished off Eldest's Sportsman pin. And they ran about so much that Wee-one practically crawled over to sit on the floor at my feet when there was still 30minutes left to the event. *two thumbs up* And it was exceptionally kind of the facilitators to include Wee-one at all since he did not meet the minimum age requirement.
|Practicing tossing a frisbee.|
|Running laps to start warm-up.|
|They made warm-ups silly fun with high-step runs...|
|...and a move to free up the ball-and-socket of the hip, |
but it looked like The Monkees met Jazzercise or something.
|I don't think he quite understood that he was supposed |
to be defending, or blocking, the pass during this drill.
|Taking a break from cheering the game by checking out the flooring material.|
|Group pic at the end of the 90-min clinic. |
I've notated the young coach that engaged Wee-one when he was getting
mopey during warm-ups, a homeschooling friend from our Pack
that joined us at the clinic, and Eldest.
Where's Wee-one you ask?
|He decided he'd had enough and sat near me.|