What is Ultimate?
From USAUltimate.org: Combining the non-stop movement and athletic
endurance of soccer with the aerial passing skills
of football, a game of Ultimate is played by two
seven-player squads with a high-tech plastic disc on a field
similar to football. The objective of the game is to score by
catching a pass in the opponent’s end zone. A player must
stop running while in possession of the disc, but may pivot
and pass to any of the other receivers on the field. more
I want to play, what do I do?
Is this team right for me?
Our goal is to demonstrate competitive-caliber Ultimate without resorting to institutionalization, elitism, or coercion, in the hopes that others will take heart from our example and see that it is possible to play good Ultimate and still be true to the Spirit of the Game. We also
cherish the opportunity to teach and play with anyone interested in learning about and improving
in Ultimate. Our A team is reserved for those who make the decision to compete as a team
at the highest level against other college teams. This typically requires between 2-4 practices per week,
other workouts, and strong Ultimate and teamwork skills. Our B team is reserved both for those who are striving
for the A team and those who are at a stage of learning and development. Our hope for the upcoming season
is to be large enough to have a C team, which will allow even more opportunites for students of all levels of
interest. All that said, previous experience is not required to play with us.
If you've got the will, we've got the way.
Our competition is tournament based, and our teams travel an average of 5 weekends per semester
to tournaments all throughout the middle and eastern United States. Attendance at tournaments is expected
for A team players and is strongly encouraged for B team players.
Be aware, too, that Indiana University offers intramural Ultimate, and there are often also pickup
games happening on campus and throughout Bloomington. These opportunities are great if you're just seeking
recreational play. As well, Bloomington Ultimate
exists for developmental and competitive play throughout the city of Bloomington, and a Women's club team also exists on campus.
If you're still not sure
if this team is right for you, email Indiana Ultimate at
and tell us, or visit our Schedule page, check for practice times,
and introduce yourself out on the field.
Is Ultimate a university/NCAA sport?
Ultimate is considered by Indiana University to be a club sport and is
not in the NCAA division. As a club sport, Ultimate is officially recognized by the university,
but perks like fame and fortune, which come with NCAA level sports, are limited.
Can I learn more about the characteristics of Ultimate at Indiana?
Yes, thanks for asking.
The Playing of the game of Ultimate constitutes only a part, albeit a large one, of the focus of the HoosierMama?s. Our team goes beyond the simple concept of athletic individuals working together to win ultimate games.
We are first and foremost a family, dedicated to our sport, our way of life, and each other. More important than winning is the desire to have fun, respect our opponents, play good Ultimate, and enjoy the company of our teammates before, during, and after each game. Although the HoosierMama?s are based in Bloomington, IN, we hope to spread our brand of Ultimate to all parts of the country through the example of our play, our Alumni, and contact each of us have with others in the Ultimate community.
Mama?s take their responsibilities seriously and work hard, sometimes in adverse conditions, to never lose touch with the way of Ultimate learned in Bloomington. Our goal, most prominent at the college level, is to demonstrate competitive-caliber Ultimate without resorting to institutionalization, elitism, or coercion, in the hopes that others will take heart from our example and see that it is possible to play good Ultimate and still be true to the Spirit of the Game.
President, Dave Christopher - firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President, Sam Sohn - email@example.com
Treasurer, Chris Ginet
Secretary, Nick Lee, Hank Havlin