Think Tank | Issue 1

Leveling Up

Most of us were pretty clueless when we started playing ultimate. We tried to throw discs the same way one throws a baseball, and we had little concept of where to go on the field, let alone why. Imagine if it had stayed that way. This game wouldn’t be too enjoyable if you never got any better, would it?

Would the answer to that question change even if you didn’t struggle when you started? What would ultimate mean to you without the hours of figuring out how to put enough spin on your flick while still releasing it flat or those early season practices where you notice the work you put in over the last few months has made you faster? Improvement is the name of the game in sports. It makes playing both fun in the short term and rewarding in the long term.