Ultimate frisbee will look to attract more Cayman fans of the disc.
Local organisers of the sport will be staging its second free clinic at the Camana Bay Sports Field on Tuesday, 7 May. It will run from 7.45pm to 9.30pm and focus on fundamentals.
Leading the hurlers is Steve Weitzman, one of the original four organisers, who states last Tuesday’s first session went well.
“I thought the clinic went really well on Tuesday, there were approximately 20 people there and everyone had a lot of fun,” Weitzman said. “We covered some very basic concepts and we hope to review those concepts and keep building on them this week.
“What we want people to know is that Ultimate is a very welcoming sport – if you’ve never played before, that’s OK and if you didn’t go to last Tuesday’s clinic, that’s OK too. New people can come and learn and have fun, even if they missed last time. Everyone was a newbie at some point and no one expects you to start off as a superstar.”
The first clinic drew regular participants like Walker Romanica and relative newcomers like swim coach Andy Copley and basketball player Jeremy Strickland. The co-ed session taught basic skills like throwing while teaching the basics of offence and defence.
Weitzman was joined last Tuesday by two other founders in Badir Awe and Scott Murray. Together, they have ensured ultimate has had a presence in Cayman since 2009, in the form of pick-up games. The Camana Bay field currently hosts matches every Friday evening from 5.30pm until about 7pm, attracting numerous residents.
Weitzman states there is room for more development within the sport.
“If we get continued interest, we’ll continue holding the clinics on Tuesday nights, with the goal of Tuesdays being practice and learning – as well as a pick-up game afterwards – with our Friday pick-up game continuing. It will give more people the chance to get out, play and have fun.”