Join us for the queerest ultimate game in the east bay!

We are the AAAL Stars

All Ages, All Levels, ultimate frisbee casual (but intentional) weekly game of ultimate

Never Played before?

This is an opportunity for you to have a radically different experience with team sports than ever before

All levels are welcome here. You will be supported to develop your skills at whatever pace you wish

We play with the vision of: When you win, I win

How to play

We follow 3 basic Ultimate Frisbee rules:

You can’t run with the frisbee (you pass it to your teammates to progress down the field)

If you drop it, it is a turn over (possession of the disc goes to the other team.

In order to score/end the point, you must catch the disc in your end zone

An experiment

This particular game is a beautiful experiment in how to support everyone to be at their edge for growth and improvement. If you are naturally athletic, you are invited to step into a role of teammate or "coach" and explore creative (and gentle) ways to support others to shine. If you are new to the game, the group will support you to understand the flow of the game and develop helpful skills that will make the game more easy and fun.

The skills we focus on:

Throwing & catching

Making others look good

Having fun (while learnings & playing with others)

What to bring:

  • Water

  • Snacks

  • Comfortable clothes to run and move in

  • A light and dark shirt (gray is neither light nor dark)

  • Running shoes (or bare foot) - no cleats allowed

  • A friend who is new to the sport!

More details:

We meet on the west side of San Pablo Park in Berkeley every Tuesday afternoon (Summer, Spring, & Fall)

We have warm ups from 4:30-5 which includes throwing, jogging, and chatting

At 5pm we review the basic rules of Ultimate, meet each other, and start the game.

When we have 7 or more folks we play 3on3 or 4on4 with lots of subs. We have frequently had enough people to play 5-5 6-6 and even 7-7 sometimes

We play until around 6:15/6:30.

If you can only come for part of the time, you very welcome!

Text (434) 825-2890 with questions or join the What’s App group chat

Who is holding the space?

As the founder and lead coach, I offer this game as a fun way to play with others.

I started playing ultimate in 2002 while attending Ohio University. I loved being on a team, having an easy excuse to exercise, and learning the strategy of the game.

I am not as athletic as I used to be, but I am still a coach, and I offer my experience and love of the game to you, in hopes that you will have a bit of fun with us!

Over the past year, many regulars have stepped up into more leadership in the team. I am so excited for you to meet and be apart of the community we have co-created!

Bonus!

Sometimes Shakthi leads us in stretching!

"Participating in team sports was not part of my childhood. As an adult, I was missing the team sport experience of having a space to connect, laugh, and move my body with others. Ultimate with Slam is a magical environment that prioritizes community, making others look good on the field, and accessibility to newcomers!"

One happy customer

And we often celebrate birthdays!

come play with us!

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P.S. Coaching is not psychotherapy, nor should it be used as a substitute for counseling, legal, financial, or medical services.

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