Ultimate Frisbee Clinic
As part of our current ultimate frisbee unit for Physical Education, students participated in a two-part ultimate frisbee clinic run by two University of Ottawa students. One of the leaders, Alyssa, has been playing ultimate for 6 years. She typically plays more of a cutting (receiving) role, as her height gives her quite an advantage in the air. However, she is also just as capable as a handler (thrower), and does a great job maintaining possession and creating plays. In her non-ultimate life, Alyssa competes in the National Ringette League.
The other leader, Maude, has been playing ultimate since 2013, but has quickly risen in the ranks of Ottawa ultimate players. She is currently captaining the GGs team, and this summer she coached Ottawa’s Stella B, leading them to qualify for the Canadian Ultimate Championships for the first time in the club’s history. She has also played for Ottawa’s Stella A, who came in 2nd at Nationals in 2014. Maude was also a high-level badminton player.
The clinics took place on the Great Lawn in front of the Aberdeen Pavillion, a wonderful space our students have access to. In addition to the clinics, students were taught the specific rules and skills used in the sport. Students completed drills to improve their skills and participated in many scrimmages.
The Element’s Physical Education program has five different six-week sessions.