What is Ultimate???
- Ultimate is a non-contact, highly aerobic, self-regulated team sport, played with a flying disc.
- Ultimate is highly cardiovascular and will initiate development of personal physical fitness.
- Participants will learn the rules and physical skills of a fantastic team sport played with a flying disc.
- While playing Ultimate, participants will practice the responsibility of self-regulation.
- BOTH boys and girls in 3rd through 10th grades are invited to join the Ultimate Fun through the Ultimate Spirit Organization.
- Texas, Ultimate! hosts an Ultimate Club that gathers devoted players from across the city of Austin to represent Texas on the national level in age-group competition.
- This document outlines the expectations of players who wish to become involved in Club Ultimate.
Our organization strives to promote a socially and physically healthy lifestyle by exposing young people to a highly cardiovascular, fast-paced, flying disc sport that is governed by the Spirit of the Game, called ULTIMATE.
Texas, Ultimate! is volunteer based, organization which strives to connect community resources and provide a positive play experience through Ultimate! We are nurturing young people who wish to Play the Game, and Live the Spirit! through local school districts, parks and recreation departments and youth organizations, like the Boys and Girls Clubs, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.
The Ultimate Spirit Organization is a Texas non-profit organization working to take an active role in organizing and conducting Ultimate events that develop personal responsibility and integrity among the youth of Texas. It is our belief that community can be created through Peer Leadership and Self-Regulation. We support a mission that empowers youth to develop clubs and teams in their community and on their school campuses. Our Charter states our goal to develop players and leaders through participation in our wonderful sport that is played with a flying disc.
Resources and Information
Ultimate is played ALL OVER the WORLD, respecting each players’ responsibility to regulate their own behavior while participating. World Flying Disc Federation.
Spirited Ultimate in an only an HOUR , is a simplified curriculum is outlined here if you desire to teach your group the Basics of the sport in 60 -90 minutes.
The History of the Sport of Ultimate is outlined here, and also available to use as a teaching resource. Kids should know How our sport EVOLVED!
USA Ultimate hosts High School Tournaments in certified States. Texas became a state to host a High School Championship in 2010.
In cooperation with a UPA innovation grant in 2009, students at LBJ High School helped to develop a teaching curriculum to be used in the State of Texas which meets the current TEKS for both middle and high school.
Currently, schools in AUSTIN may apply thorough the counselor at their school to earn high school physical education credit by participating in our OCPE program. Credit is offered ONLY during the SPRING semester of each school year. Players can earn three years of credit for a physical education elective, meeting the PE requirement for the Texas High School diploma.
Teams are being organized at middle schools and high schools throughout the STATE of TEXAS. Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts can earn badges and pins for Ultimate participation and organization. Groups are forming in church youth groups, youth groups in community parks and recreation departments, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. ULTIMATE! Play the game…LIVE the SPIRIT!
Awards and Affiliations
The Executive director, Barbara Denison, sat on the original Youth Advisory Committee for the Ultimate Players Association in 2005; and, was instrumental in developing coach training curriculum, policies of working with youth and the hiring the first youth coordinator to work to promote Ultimate on a National Level.
Barbara served USA Ultimate as a coach trainer from 2005-2010.
Texas, Ultimate! sponsored a team for the FIRST EVER Youth Club Championship in 2005. The YCC is held in Blaine, MN in August, each year. St. John’s School in Houston, developed a team captioned but Mark Stadnyk, to represent the State of Texas in National Competition. We won the team Spirit Award that year. Parents and fans embraced the Spirit of the Game, and created “Don’t Mess with Texas” goodie bags.
In 2006, we used trained and certified coaches to try- out kids from all over Texas and took a roster with 18 players and 3 coaches. The Bennett Brothers (Chris and Mitchell) inspired that team. Again, we were 2006 Winner of Team Spirit Award at the YCC in Blaine, MN.
Texas, Ultimate! is an approved agency for the A.I.S.D, presenting our curriculum on 13 different AISD campuses.
THe Ultimate Spirit Organization is Community Partners with the Neighborhood Longhorns, the Boys and Girls Clubs, Austin Parks and Recreation and the YMCA.
Approved curriculum by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) was published in 2012.
Approved Vendor with the Prime Time Grant and the After School Centers for Education (ACE), providing quality programming during times when at risk youth need planned activities, before and after school.