Ultimate at Southwest High School
We are Moose Ultimate
Ultimate at Southwest has a strong tradition. We are one of the founding teams of the State League and are always competitive in league play. We focus on the fundamentals and strategies that make our players successful in the game and in life
Our club is designed to take advantage of the rapidly growing opportunities for High School play in the Twin Cities, the state, and across the county. We compete in MNYU Fall League, the Minnesota State High School Ultimate League, and in national and international qualifier events. We make day trip and over-night trips to regional high school tournaments.
We want to encourage all
Combining the non-stop movement and athletic endurance of soccer with the aerial passing skills of football, and the vertical nature of basketball, a game of Ultimate is played by two seven-player squads with a high-tech plastic disc on a field similar to football. The object of the game is to score by catching a pass in the opponent’s end zone. A player must stop running while in possession of the disc, but may 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
Ultimate is played in more than 42 countries by hundreds of thousands of men and women, girls and boys. In the USA, Ultimate is governed by USA Ultimate. They also sanction the Minnesota State High School Ultimate League, so USA Ultimate registration is required to compete in the spring season.
Who runs MÜS?
MÜS is a volunteer effort, largely run by the team captains with administrative help from parent boosters and great volunteer coaches.
Ben Zhao, Southwest art teacher, founded the MÜS ultimate club and was the faculty sponsor for many years. Mr. Zhao worked to ensure that the club remained strong and developed a strong girls team in addition to the open team.