Approximately thirty teams from across the southeastern United States will make their way to Decatur this month for an Ultimate Frisbee competition. Hosted by Huntsville Ultimate Club, Huckfest will take place July 12-13, 2014, at the Jack Allen Recreation Complex. The USA Ultimate sanctioned event is expected to attract men, women, and co-ed teams from Louisiana, North Carolina, Florida, Tennessee, Mississippi, Texas, and Alabama.
Tournament hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 12th and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 13th and games will be played on the lower tier and middle tier fields. The event is open to the public with free admission and free parking. The Jack Allen Recreation Complex is located at 2616 Modaus Road SW in Decatur.
Referred to as “ultimate”, the sport is played by two seven-player squads with a plastic disc with the object of the game to score by catching a pass in the opponent’s end zone. A player is not allowed to run while in possession of the disc, but can pivot and pass to any of the other receivers on the field. Ultimate is a transition game in which players move quickly from offense to defense on turnovers that occur with a dropped pass, an interception, a pass out of bounds, or when a player is caught holding the disc for more than ten seconds. Ultimate is governed by Spirit of the Game™, a tradition of sportsmanship that places the responsibility for fair play on the players rather than referees. Ultimate is played in more than 80 countries by an estimated 7 million of men and women, girls and boys. For more information, visit www.usaultimate.org.
For more information on Huckfest, visit www.huntsvilleultimate.com and click on Huckfest.