Changing the dynamics of Ultimate

As HHS Ultimate kicks off the fall season with a handful of loses, things look grim. But according to the two captains, there is a spark of potential and a chance to dominate the rest of the season.

Ultimate captains, Whitney Kendall ’15 and David Crine ’15 see a strong team full of potential for the future. While the team has a few loses under its belt, including one to Heritage High School’s rival, Arapahoe, these don’t strike the team down. The difference in coaching can change the game and can effect the performance of the players. In this season, the majority of the team is composed of brand new players. But as they gain more experience, massive improvement is reflected in their practices.

Whitney Fris“I think we are playing well, but we don’t have the skills to be amazing yet,” says Kendall.

The Ultimate team’s practices have been lenient, flexible and lacking in drills. However, some participants and coordinators believe that this will change, while others want the practices to stay the same.

“I think keeping practice lenient is what makes HHS Ultimate what it is. Winning is secondary to having fun. Scrimmaging in practice is more useful because you are gaining experience,” says Crine.

“Lenient practice is the point, the most important thing is to have fun. Drills could help but people need the practice of doing scrimmages; drills take away the fun,” says Kendall.

Fresh minds and active bodies are ready to be sculpted into a perfect team. Both the captains and the players are learning and adjusting to what they see as the perfect way to train a winning team.

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