Well, I don’t know about you guys, but Team outings with lunch and booze sure do make me uncomfortable. The thought of being out with your boss and seeing another side to them, being confused on how to treat this person when you see him next; if you play it too cool, its not cool. If you don’t play it cool, you need to relax. As hard as I try, I never seem to get it right.

It’s a very cliché, the process; you plan, probably make it brewery cause you know, that’s the most up and coming thing in Bangalore. Now lets see, the pros that come with going to a brewery with your boss and colleagues

  1. Booze
  2. More booze
  3. So much more booze

Cons:

  1. Booze
  2. More booze
  3. So much more booze.

You see… it will never ever be the same if you get drunk in front of your colleagues and bosses during the Team outings.

If you want to take the food lane and play it safe during your Team Outings, then its still not going to be ok because you may just witness your boss and colleagues getting drunk. You see where I’m going with this?

What else can you do in order to make sure that your team outings don’t become your worst nightmare?

Team sporting activities are known to be confidence boosters and helps with strategy planning as well as team bonding; when you play, it actually helps boost your general comfort with new people. It’s the best way to get to know someone! It helps increase the desire to stay fit and gets you your daily dose of exercise!

Let me give you a run down of the sport I’ve played with my co-workers that have been 100% F.U.N.

 

 Ultimate Frisbee for Team Outings

Here is your rule guide borrowed from my favorite site: Ultimate for dummies.

  1. Start of Ultimate Frisbee Play

To begin play, the ultimate players from each team line up on their end zones and the defense team pulls (throws) the disc to the other team as a “kick-off”. Pulls are long throws, and they are thrown in efforts of giving the offensive team poor field position and a chance for the defense to get down the field soon enough to stop advances. Teams consist of 7 players each.

  1. Movement of the Disc

The disc may be moved in any direction by completing a pass to a teammate. After catching a pass, a player is required to come to a stop as quickly as possible, and then can only move their non-pivot foot.

  1. Scoring in Ultimate

A point is scored when a player catches a pass in the end zone his team is attacking.

  1. Change of Possession

An incomplete pass results in a change of possession. When this happens the defense immediately becomes the offense and gains possession of the ultimate disc where it comes to a stop on the field of play, or where it first traveled out of bounds. Play does not stop because of a turnover.

  1. Reasons for Turnovers

  • Throwaway — the thrower misses his target and the ultimate disc falls to the ground.
  • Drop — the receiver is not able to catch the disc.
  • Block — a defender deflects the disc in mid flight, causing it to hit the ground.
  • Interception — a defender catches a disc thrown by the offense.
  • Out of bounds — the disc lands out of bounds, hits an object out of bounds or is caught by a player who lands out of bounds or leaps from outside the playing field.
  • Stall — a player on offense does not release the disc before the defender has counted out 10 seconds.
  1. Ultimate Frisbee Fouls

A foul is the result of contact between players, although incidental contact (not affecting the play) does not constitute a foul. When a foul disrupts possession, the play resumes as if the possession were retained. If the player committing the foul disagrees with the foul call, the disc is returned to the last thrower.

  1. Ultimate Player Substitutions

Teams are allowed to substitute ultimate players after a point is scored or for an injured player after an injury time out. In case of an injury substitution, the opposing team is allowed to make a substitution for a non-injured player.

  1. Refereeing

Players are responsible for foul and line calls. Players resolve their own disputes. This creates a spirit of honesty and respect on the playing field. It is the duty of the player who committed the foul to speak up and admit his infraction. Occasionally, official observers are used to aid players in refereeing, known as observers.

refereeing in ultimate frisbee

Image: Ultiworld

  1. Ultimate Frisbee Strategies

Teams employ different offensive strategies with different goals. Most basic strategies are an attempt to create open lanes on the field for the exchange of the disc between the thrower and the receiver. Organized teams assign positions to the players based on their specific strengths. Designated throwers are called handlers and designated receivers are called cutters. The amount of autonomy or overlap between these positions depends on the make-up of the team.

  1. Spirit of the Game

Ultimate Frisbee is known for its “Spirit of the Game”, often-abbreviated SOTG. Ultimate’s self-officiated nature demands a strong spirit of sportsmanship and respect

 

Try this sport out during your Team Outings and you will never want to look at another brewery to go to with your colleagues. You’ll learn more about your co-workers, and them about you, forming bonds that will spill over into work situations, hopefully showing off to your bosses your new teamwork skills. Trust me. Get a Frisbee, prep your team for some Ultimate Frisbee and make your Team outings fun!

You can also try these sports: 5 Coolest Hybrid Sports You Will Ever Come Across

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