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Originally published: 2014-03-07 14:25:11
Last modified: 2014-03-07 14:25:56

Boone Ultimate registration continues through March 17

The Boone Ultimate Alliance invites the community to join Boone's Ultimate Frisbee league.


The Ultimate Alliance has a spring and fall league that is open to the public. Registration began Feb. 24 and continues through March 17.


The Nomads, ASU's club Ultimate team, established Boone Ultimate Frisbee in the late 1970s at Appalachian State University.


In 2005, local pickup games began and Ultimate Frisbee has grown beyond ASU. Eric Woolridge and David King formed the Ultimate Alliance in 2008 to establish one Ultimate community.


The league aims to promote fun, fitness and competition through the game of Ultimate Frisbee.


There are usually around 80 people who join the league and they have yet to turn anyone away, according to Maria Stegall, director of the Ultimate Alliance.


"To play all you need is a pair of cleats and a piece of plastic," Stegall said. "Another even more unique distinction of ultimate is the fact that the sport is self-governed; there are no referees. Participants must use their own sense of honor and decorum to resolve disputes. This creates an atmosphere of comradery between both teams playing that is unlike any other sport."


To register to be part of the Ultimate Alliance for the spring season, go to http://www.booneultimatealliance.org. The cost to play is $35 for eight games played at Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex, a disc, spirit awards and a championship night including pizza, desserts and trophies.


There are six teams the spring season, black, orange, pink, tie-dye, plaid and blue. The teams are chosen in a draft by based on skill level and availability. Participants will be contacted a few days before the first night by the team captain.


"My favorite part about ultimate is the melting pot on the teams," Stegall said. "All genders, ages and skill levels may be present simultaneously. Say for example, you're a beginner -- there's probably a beginner on the other team or at least someone who you can hang with to show you the ropes."


The league will play, rain or shine, from 8-11 p.m. on the following Thursdays, March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24 and May 1 and 8. Ages 14 and older are welcome to join the league.


For more information, email Maria Stegall at (booneultimate@gmail.com)