Ultimate Frisbee team stays connected with virtual practices

In spite of the limitations presented by COVID-19, the Wilson Ultimate team has continued to stay in touch and practice virtually as they await the final word on their spring season. 

Three times a week, the team comes together over Zoom for workouts lasting anywhere between 30 minutes to an hour. As of now, it is unclear whether there will be a spring season, but the team is hopeful that they will be able to start up in-person practices soon and even games with local teams.

Junior captain Lillie Frankel is excited about what the spring has to offer. “I think since people have been working out often at home we’ll be able to get back into the swing of things pretty quickly,” Frankel said, stating that she feels the team is “still going strong” even after a year apart. 

After losing many strong players to last year’s graduating class, the team wants to encourage new players to join them. “If you are looking for a sport you should join,” said Frankel, emphasizing that “it’s super fun and relaxed.” 

These unprecedented times have had a huge effect on school sports. Even though teams have banded together to try and make the most out of what they can, many athletes can’t help but reminisce on past seasons. Thinking back on last year’s spring season, Frankel said that one of the things she misses most are the tournaments because of the fun atmosphere created by everyone travelling and playing together. 

Whether the Ultimate team will have a season this spring is uncertain. However, what is certain is that the team is capable of staying connected and in shape, even if it has to be done over a screen.