Last night, American Ultimate Academy partnered up with Washington Area Frisbee Club (WAFC) to provide an Ultimate Frisbee Clinic for local players of all skill levels. Over 70 players attended WAFC's annual summer clinic.
After a light warmup, players ran through three throwing and cutting drills before the group split into two. Intermediate players went to work with AUA coach Felipe Ledezma. Ledezma ran players through a huck drill before coaching proper defensive fundamentals. After one last throwing drill, it was time to play.
Felipe Ledezma running a huck drill during the skills portion of the clinic.
WAFC player Katharine Gray was happy with the evening. "A lot of people came out, and it was great to see people of all ability levels."
Ledezma echoed Katharine's sentiments. ‘While the word 'clinic' was used, we wanted to make it more of an event. The social and spirit aspect of Ultimate is what people really enjoy, so the team games at the end were a huge hit.”
Long Bridge Park played host to WAFC's summer clinic.
AUA's Rowan McDonnell took the more advanced players, and mirrored Felipe’s structure. The level of skill shown throughout the drills and scrimmage was incredible. The offensive skillset the participants displayed throughout the night were impressive.
Over 70 players attended AUA's first clinic.
According to Rowan, “The state of Ultimate in the DMV is currently at a very high level. The youth scene in Arlington is strong and our top end talent on Scandal and Truck Stop compete for National Championships. WAFC is doing a great job with the recreational players. It’s quite the community.“
To view the drills AUA ran in the clinic, head over to our ‘Learn’ Page.