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If one of these scenarios sounds familiar, then ultimate is the sport for you at Luther.
We are constantly on the lookout for athletes who love to compete, but who also wants more out of their sports and life. Being a part of Luther Ultimate is a big commitment, yet it is amazing how many of us find other ways to be active throughout the Luther community. If you join the Luther Ultimate family, you will make lifelong friends dedicated to succeeding both on and off the field.
Tryouts for LUFDA and Pound are held within the first few weeks of the school year. We strongly encourage anyone that is considering playing ultimate to come to tryouts, even if you are not positive you want to play yet. Don't worry about how much ultimate experience or knowledge you have. LUFDA has had players that have played ultimate all 4 years in high school, but also players that never played ultimate before that have developed to be some of our most successful athletes.
Typically, LUFDA will practice 4-5 times a week in the fall until the conclusion of our final fall tournament. After that, players enjoy a short break until J-Term. Over January, those that are on campus will go through intense workouts, including long distance and short distance conditioning, lifting in the weight room, ultimate drills, scrimmages, and more. The month is meant to be tough, as the team works hard to be able to come out in peak physical condition at our first spring tournament. In our spring season, we will normally practice 5-6 times a week, pushing our potential in hopes of qualifying for everyone's ultimate goal, the National tournament. Practice times vary based on players' availability, but generally begin in late afternoon and run for about 2 hours. We put in a lot of work on the field, in the gym, and in the weight room, but it certainly is worth the efforts.