Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Break out a case of cheerleaders.

"How long have you been playing?"
"This is my first game." I say, shyly.
"Oh!" double-take from the A-grade player, "in that case you're playing really well!"
I'll keep her; what a sweetie.

Ultimate was off last night as the grounds were closed, but 28 people showed up all unknowing and so we played. Like the school dances of my teen years (we couldn't call them discos: that would have been so seventies), it was really fun considering I was anxious, confused and only touched the frisbee in passing a couple of times.

Transferable skills:
  • Marking? It's like supervising a child in a shop of breakables really; you let them go where they want to go but don't let them do anything.
  • Throwing when the person's in your face and counting "Stalling one, two, three..."? It wouldn't really be pressure unless they were also pulling your shorts down and hitting your team-mates.
  • Keeping an eye on the frisbee, the gaps, team-mates, and trying to get away from my marker all at once? Well, it's not like I'm good at it yet, but it does seem rather like getting out the door when we have a baby-sitter.

New Things:
  • On defense: watch your person. On offense watch the frisbee and look out for gaps.
  • When the frisbee falls on the ground everybody runs past it and the last person of the newly offensive team picks it up and throws it to where everyone has got to now.
  • A surprising amount is done without touching the frisbee. Stopping my person from what seemed to be her job of being able to catch the frisbee in the endzone. Making the other team think I might be a threat and run around after me.
  • I'm fitter than I expected.

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Anonymous Adrexia said...

So, you like it then? :)

10:48 AM  
Anonymous RincewindTVD said...

If you need a fix.. well I know a guy who knows a guy that sells discs...

11:50 AM  
Blogger mashugenah said...

Teh aw3sum!

That'll teach me for checking my e-mails during the day. :/

7:16 PM  
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