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Ultimate Seasons

  • Fall League - In the Fall the MUS play as a co-ed team in the Minnesota Youth Ultimate Fall League (MNYU).  Ultimate is unique in that at all levels of play (even in international competition) there are leagues that have males and females playing side by side.  Note that players must register individually for this league but will be placed on teams with other players from their high school (as much as possible).
     
  • Spring - Spring is the main season for Ultimate.  High school teams from all over compete on a regular schedule, culminating in a State tournament at the end of the season. In the spring the MUS field an open team and a girls team and compete with over 50 other highschool open teams and 20 girls teams. Last year our Girls team took 1st in state!

Ultimate at Southwest High School

We are Moose Ultimate

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Southwest (MÜS), a letter status club at  Southwest. We practice and compete in the sport of Ultimate. We have several volunteer coaches with extensive elite experience, an effective parent boosters club, and a cadre of highly motivated captains.

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

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students from any school to play at some level. Even if you can only come part-time, you are welcome to join in.

About Ultimate

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

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that places the responsibility for fair play on the players rather than referees. All players are responsible for knowing the rules and calling the game.

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.