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Hi - Our soon-to-be 14-year-old son loves frisbee, and I'm wondering
if anyone knows of an informal, fun, regular pick-up type frisbee
game on the weekends - Sunday afternoon would be just terrific -
week nights are possible but might conflict with homework. We're in
North Berkeley but can travel if need be.
I saw an unsigned request for information in today's Parents of Teens
about ultimate frisbee for kids in berkeley. You're in luck! I'm the
coach of the ultimate team at berkeley high, and the season is just
about to kick off right after labor day. We'll have a table at
freshman orientation at BHS on the 24th. We welcome kids from the
berkeley area, whether they're in school at BHS or not, and we are
both casual and very competitive. The team practices every sunday from
september through june, and travels to play tournaments and single
games against other teams around the region. The team is coed, and one
does not need previous experience to join. Nor does one need to be
ultra competitive; we have always welcomed the casual player who just
wants to run around, make friends, and throw the disc. However, we are
a serious team, have two or more practices a week, do drills, have
track workouts and hope to finally take the state championship crown
away from Alameda one day. Please contact me at
email@example.com for more details.
Jordan Rose, Coach, BHS Ultimate
I'm wondering if anyone knows of east bay ultimate Frisbee games (informal,
pickup), and if so, places and times. Thanks.
The UPA.org has listings of local pick up games:
I checked the archives and they mention a couple of Ultimate
Frisbee games--one at Mills College and one somewhere in Oakland.
Does anyone know if those are current? I'm looking for a
recreational game: I'm too old to be chasing down college
students half my age, but I love playing Ultimate.
Got some info that might help you.
We try to maintain a list of pickup games on the San Francisco
Ultimate League site (which I maintain and host), and you can
check it at: http://sfuc.org/pickup.html
The games referred to as ''OakTech'' used to be played at Oakland
Technical High School (45th and Broadway), until they put in
Now those games are at one of two possible locations, listed and
linked to maps here:
Wednesdays are more casual. Sundays can be quite competitive,
even if we're averaging mid-30s...
There is also an Albany game occasionally, but don't know
anything about it. And another loose game at a park off Cedar in
Good luck! Hope to see you on the fields!
There is an ongoing pick-up game in Oakland at Carter Middle
School behind the McDonalds at 45th & Telegraph. This game has
been going on in some form for almost 20 years and has always
been very multilevel friendly. They usually play on Saturdays
around 1 pm. There is a yahoogroup at:
We've been playing ultimate at Shephard Canyon in Montclair
every Sunday at 10:30ish for over a year now. Its a very fun
game that is not too competitive and with a very friendly group
of people. We have a few of us over 35'ers (and over 40'ers)
out there and some of us bring our toddlers and have them play
on the sidelines with each other. Come and join us if you'd
After a long time, I'd like to start playing soccer or ultimate
again. I am looking for a casual, mommy-friendly, game that
meets on weekends - ideally in the Lamorinda area, but Oakland
or Berkeley are also doable. Are there any out there, or is
there an organization that organizes such thing?
skills needing sharpening
There is a very casual, but fun and also challenging (if you
want it to be), game at Mills College every Sunday afternoon. We
match players one on one, based on skill level. So, if you're a
beginner or have low skill, you get matched with someone equal,
etc. Its also a low pressure game where the attitude is to have
fun. We don't even keep score, just play til everyone's done
The game has been occuring there for more than 14 years now and
some of the same people still play. Ages of players range from
18 to 50+, with most of us being in the 30+ range. Several of
us now have kids and people bring their children to the game on
a regular basis. I'm sure it'd be easy to organize some type of
child care swapping during the game, although we have not done
that yet. Mostly men, but a good number of women play too.
The game technically starts at 3pm each Sunday and lasts until
dark. Realistically, people start arriving about 3:15 and we
generally start about 3:30 or 3:45.
There is a casual ultimate group that meets Saturdays from 11:00
or 12:00 to 1:00 or 2:00 at Carter Middle School in Oakland off
of Telegraph at 48th Street. I haven't been in 8 months or so but
they have a yahoo group at sat_frisbee where you can get or
request current info.
I'm looking for adult pick-up Ultimate Frisbee games in the
Berkeley/Pinole area. Are there any out there?
check out the website for the East Bay (Ultimate Frisbee) Winter
League at www.ebwl.org. the league is under way and full, but
look at the top of the page for links to upcoming tournements and
Mills College has a good ultimate game on Sundays. The game is
more mellow than most because we do not keep score and try to
be friendly to new players, regardless of their level of play.
Several players have babies/kids and many do not. Age of
players range from 16 to 50+ with most of us in the 25-35
range. There's usually a pretty good mix of women and men.
There are a wide variety of skill levels within the players who
play although many are pretty good. We just try to have fun
and enjoy playing with one another.
During winters, game is from 3:30 to 5ish. Once we get sun
longer, game often switches to start at 4:30 or so. Start
times are always approximate because it is frisbee time (and
thus sometimes starts later than we'd like). It is on the
soccer field just past the entrance to the college.
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