|February 7: Still too wet
Drier than last week, but still very muddy
We play Ultimate almost every Sunday afternoon in Greenbelt.
Ultimate is an energetic, non-contact sport played on a field using a frisbee; the disc is passed among teammates with the intent of scoring goals in their endzone. It takes about 4 minutes to learn the basics. For an introduction to Ultimate, see Ultimate for beginners. For comprehensive information, see the Ultimate Players’ Association.
No experience required. Women and men welcome.
We play every week—year round—that the field is playable, free of thunderstorms, and not utterly miserable. Wear athletic clothes suitable for the current weather. If convenient, bring light and dark upper garments for team identification. Shoes with soccer or football cleats are handy, too.
Many of our players live in Greenbelt, but others come from throughout the region—Columbia, Silver Spring, Lanham, Cheverly, Lothian, Bethesda, Baltimore, Rockville, Laurel, Washington DC, and Northern Virginia.
These games are for fun—no excessively serious players allowed. We don’t keep score, and our field is substantially smaller than official-size. We have a wide range of skill levels, and almost never play zone defense. More intense players are happier at other games in the area such as the full-size fields on the DC Mall; check out the DC Pickup Yahoo Group.)
For more information about Greenbelt Ultimate, complete the form, email Tom
The Goddard Ultimate Frisbee Club has similiar games Tuesday and Thursday at Goddard Spaceflight Center in Greenbelt East; write to email@example.com for more information.
Watch this page for updates as the time changes from season to season.
Most weeks we play at Northway Fields Park (#1 on the map). When those fields are soggy or unavailable, we play at Schrom Hills Park (#2). To see where and when we play any given week, sign up for our email list above, or see the red box at the top of this page.
Roosevelt Center is close to Northway Fields, and has a convenience store, gas station, grocery store (open until 6pm Sundays), a Chinese restaurant, and the New Deal Café (open until 8pm Sundays, serving Lebanese food with live music in one room and a beer & wine bar), plus Greenbelt Makerspace for tinkering before a game.
Northway Fields Park: Google Maps to Northway Fields Park.
Schrom Hills Park: Google Maps to Schrom Hills Park.
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Our current fields are not easy to get to from Metro unless you want to take a taxi or arrange a ride. (There is no bus service Sundays.) They can be reached by bicycle for adventurous riders able to safely navigate multi-lane roads, and Metro usually allows bikes on Sundays. (Don’t try MARC; their Camden-line trains through Greenbelt run only Monday–Friday.)
This page is maintained by Tom Jones, who may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org