State College Ultimate Pickup Tudek Park
Contact: Zac ODonnell
Mailing List: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/statecollegeultimate
Tuesdays: 5:45 PM until dark
Fridays: 5:45 PM until dark
Description: Pickup is currently on pause because of the COVID19 precautions. Hopefully we'll be back in business in time for fall league! USAU is working on a socially-distant version but we haven't pursued it yet (as of 10/15/20). Our best guess is that Ultimate will have to continue to hold until at least the spring, depending on how the pandemic unfolds.
There are some fairly skilled players in the State College area but pickup games are open to all skill levels. It helps to be able to throw a flick and know what a vertical stack and a force is, but if you don't then people will help you out. Games are coed (typically 5 men to 2 women) and we try to ensure equal gender ratios between the teams when possible.
People usually show up and throw around close to the start time, but the games often don't get going until 15 minutes or more after the official start. We play for an hour or so, then depending on numbers and daylight usually call a game to something to make the last bit a little more motivating.
The park has water fountains and bathrooms, but they're not super close to the fields so it is good to bring your own water. Cleats are highly recommended and you should bring a white and a dark shirt to help us balance teams.
We can't play if it is too wet to avoid tearing up the grass, and we use the google group to coordinate / cancel in the case of bad weather. The season generally goes from late March to the Daylight Savings switchover in the fall
Hope to see you on the fields!