Boys’ ultimate host safe captains practice

Captains work hard to keep team safe


Abigail Prestholdt

Junior Danny Shope throws a frisbee around Junior Beau Finley Nov. 17. The ultimate team has cancelled captains practices but, is continuing to have pickup games.

Lauren Thon

With spring sports being just around the corner the boys’ ultimate team has started its captains’ practices. According to junior and boys’ ultimate captain Danny Shope, the team has been getting ready for its spring season. 

“They (Captains Practices) get people excited for the season,” Shope said.

The team has also been observing COVID-19 precautions. Masks and social distancing are required at practices, which gets the players prepared for next spring, according to Shope.

“We wear masks during our captains practices just to be extra safe,” Shope said. “It’s likely during our season we will have to wear them during our games, so it’s good that we get to practice with them on.”

According to freshman ultimate player James Dwyer, these practices encourage the team to have better connections with each other to prepare them for its season in the spring.

“These practices really help you get to know your teammates better,” Dwyer said. “You really get to build connections and chemistry on the field.”

Junior Joe McGurgan said practicing now is very beneficial within the social aspect of the team and gives everyone an opportunity to play.

“It really brings the team together and gives a lot of new players, especially underclassmen a chance to play on the team for the first time,” McGurgan said.

McGurgan said his favorite part about having these practices is just getting to see his teammates and spend time with them.

“I really enjoy going to these captains’ practices. They’re very chill and we all just get to have fun,” McGurgan said.

Dwyer said he believes captains’ practices are a good way to play ultimate and meet new people. 

“The practices are a good opportunity to play Ultimate. There’s not too much to do right now and it’s really nice to play with people I’ve never played before,” Dwyer said.