DREAM TEAM with UltiGo/VertiMaas @ the Dutch Ultimate Mixed Championships 2014

Frisbee is fun. Competition days are fun. Playing savage can be fun. But playing savage at the Dutch Ultimate Mixed Competition was not a really desirable aim of Ultimaas. Long story made short, we decided to send one team together with our friends from Vertigo, Eindhoven. And finally, the day has come. First Sunday after Uni has started, September 7. Everyone is still in summer vacation mode (in every way) and somewhat ready to take the first train on early Sunday morning from Maastricht to Zwolle, four Frisbee matches in Division 5 ahead of us. As we had never played with but just against Vertigo before, it took us some time to get the flow and to get into the game. We had a really tight game against BFrisBee2’s from Nijmegen but they managed to score the universe point. In the end, we stayed in Division 5 but that did not prevented us from celebrating ourselves and performing some team building exercises at Utrecht Centraal.

Just two weeks later, similar setup. Early Sunday morning, first train from Maastricht, train replacements on our way to far-away Veenendaal (you figured, everything is far away if you’re traveling from Maastricht) but we again made it in time for our first match. The first points revealed: we got the flow! We won the first two games against Bluefingers and UTKA 2 quite clearly, then we got to play against BFrisBee2’s again. Again, universe point. The winner takes it all. Last time, it was BFrisBee2’s. But this time, we put all our energy in that last point of the game. And it was worth while, 5:6 for UltiGo! The last match went smooth and spirited and since we got first in our pool we got promoted to Division 4!

One more day to go, October 12. You know the story by now. Early Sunday morning, first train from Maastricht to Amsterdam, train replacement in between. However, some problems on the tracks delayed our trains and it took us five hours to get to the fields. Too late for our first game. Fortunately, Vertigo and Paul made it on time and some random pickup players helped us out. We changed on the bus, hurried to the fields and were ready to join during the first game. It may be due to our non-existing warm-up or due to our exhausting train ride, we lost our first game against NUTS on universe. But it was not Ultimaas if we had not brought team food for everyone; delicious wraps to fill with everything you can imagine. Strengthened again, we were ready for our second and third game against MUG and UFO 3. While giving everything, including some awesome layouts, lots of emotions and crazy catches, we managed to win both games clearly. Eventually, we ended up in a tie with those two teams since they had also won two games and lost one game. The point balance showed that our Dream Team got promoted again! We just turned our back on Division 4 and went to Division 3 straight ahead.

We want to thank Vertigo, our players and all other teams for this amazing Mixed Competition! Looking forward to sending a joint team to some other tournaments as well 🙂

DSC_0921 DSC_0943 DSC_0928 DSC_0884 DSC_0676 DSC_0001

Trainings resume on September 1st

Ultimaas trainings resume in one week! From Monday, September 1, we’ll have trainings on Mondays and Thursdays from 7 to 9 pm at the “Oefenstrook” in Maastricht Scharn (Akersteenweg 215) and Wednesdays from 4.30 to 6 pm at the Sportcenter Randwyck.
Just drop by any of our trainings to find out more, or join the facebook group to ask questions and get in touch. Looking forward to meeting you soon!

how to play ultimate frisbee

Ultimaas @ Inkom 2014

On Wednesday, August 20th, Ultimaas promoted Ultimate Frisbee at the sports event of Inkom, the introduction week for new students in Maastricht. Thanks to Merit, Maartje, Sebastien, Leo, Tim, and Paul for helping out! Check out the photos on Facebook.

If you left your e-mail address, you will receive information about the beginners course and trainings shortly. You weren’t there, but want this information nonetheless? Browse through the homepage or send an e-mail to ultimatefrisbeemaastricht@gmail.com.

MUSST / SCOREN

Ultimaas is also a member of MUSST, the Maastricht University Student Sport Trust, and SCOREN, their social branch.

Sports Council MUSST is the umbrella organisation for 24 Student Sports Associations with sports varying from Sailing to Soccer. The total number of members for all these associations is 1600. Within these associations, not only playing sports is important, but they organize all kind of activities and parties.

Sports Council MUSST supports these associations with subsidies, council and promotional efforts. Members of these associations can apply for subsidies with respect to the participation in tournaments.

Besides this, Sports Council MUSST organises all kind of events, within Maastricht and on national level. Examples are the Sportsweek, The Student Wintersport, The Batavierenrace and the Great Dutch Student Championships.

Visiting address: Sports Centre Randwyck, P. Debyeplein 15
Postal address: P.O. Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht
Phone: + 31 (0)43 3885340
E-mail: Bestuur@musst.nl
Internet: www.musst.nl

UM SPORT

Want to play with us? Ultimaas players need to have the sports membership of UM SPORT.

UM SPORT is the sports facility of Maastricht University and part of the Student Services Centre (SSC). She organizes and facilitates the sports programme for students and employees of both the university and the university of applied sciences in Maastricht.

The student sports associations (SSA’s) provide the atmosphere and team spirit which makes student sport so unique. UM SPORT ensures that the SSA’s can concentrate on what is important by taking care of the prerequisites like; training facilities, material for the association and of course enthusiastic and qualified trainers.

Further, the Sports council MUSST exists as an umbrella organization for all student sports associations. SSA’s can come here for help and advise on all kind of board related issues. Besides, one can request subsidies at the Sports Council MUSST for participating in tournaments, organizing events and for sports materials.

 UM SPORT, the student sports associations and the Sports Council MUSST are inextricably linked. This symbiosis ensures that student sports in Maastricht is performed on a high level, that there is a diversified and reasonably priced programme and that doing sports in Maastricht is an experience which you can’t get anywhere else!

Next to financial, facility and personnel support for SSA’s, UM SPORT also offers a broad sports programme for individual athletes. For example, gym, spinning, group lessons and courses like yoga or modern dance. The UM SPORT membership Sports, which you need to become a member of a Student Sports Association provides access to a substantial part of the sports programme.

Visiting address: Sports Centre Randwyck, P. Debyeplein 15
Postal address: P.O. Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht
Phone: +31 (0)43 388 5311
E-mail: um-sport@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Internet: http://www.facebook.com/umsport