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Whistler Ultimate looking for players

Disc clinics every Wednesday evening



Whistler Ultimate threw out the first disc of the season last night as the 2006 season got underway.

Until the end of June, WUDS – the Whistler Ultimate Disc Society – will be hosting beginners clinics every Wednesday night. No experience is necessary, just the ability to run and a pair of cleats.

The clinics will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the lower fields at Myrtle Philip, with more experienced players and Whistler Ultimate’s first certified coach (18 coaches around the province have been certified as Level 1 for the first time ever) guiding the action.

There will also be a pickup game for experienced players, which will be used to help pick a Whistler team for the upcoming B.C. Regional Championships July 8-9.

Specifically the team is looking for some speed, according to club director Tasso Lazaridis – experience is not as necessary.

"We have a core group that’s getting older. Our fastest runners aren’t as fast as they used to be, but we have strong arms and good accuracy – we need players to throw to. They don’t have to have experience, if they’re strong athletes we can turn them into players in a season. Just come out to drop-in night with a pair of cleats."

Following the clinics the Whistler Ultimate League will get underway. Through the summer Monday will be drop-in night and Wednesday will be league night.

The club needed to purchase insurance through the B.C. Disc Sports Society this year, so the cost will be $20 for clinics and $25 for the league.

For more information contact Tasso Lazaridis at or 604-902-DISC (3472).