XLR8RS

Beginners

So, you want to start playing ultimate frisbee in Brussels? Welcome!

We have summarised the Frequently Asked Questions below. If you do not find an answer to any of your questions, please contact us.

Who can join ?

Anyone who is 15 or older and in reasonable physical shape. If you cannot run for 15 minutes without stopping, ultimate frisbee is not yet the activity you are looking for. Beginners practice is always mixed aka co-ed.

We consider any player who has less than 12 months of club experience as a beginner. If you have played in parks or at school, please join us first at the beginners practice: we will assess your level.

Where and when ?

Practice sessions for beginners take place every Monday night from 20:15 to 22:45, between early September and the end of June. Please check the agenda and our Twitter feed to know exactly when these sessions happen during holiday breaks and when weather is exceptionally bad: sometimes we have to cancel the practice in case of heavy rain, snow or freezing temperatures not to damage the field.

Location is Stade d’Ixelles, Rue Volta, 18 in 1050 Ixelles.

What should I bring ?

  • 2 T-shirts : one black (or very very dark) and one white (or very very light). You will use them during the games at the end of the practice to differentiate the teams.
  • 1 pair of sport shoes. To begin with, running shoes will be enough but if you get hooked up to the game, you are likely to consider getting shoes with plastic cleats (metal cleats are prohibited). Soccer, american football or lacrosse shoes are all a good fit.
  • Water bottle
  • Shower gear: showers are at our disposal at the end of the practice and we usually stick around for a beer or two…
  • Jewelry is not recommended: although ultimate frisbee is theoretically a non-contact sport, in the heat of the action collisions do occur on the pitch. To avoid injuries, large earrings, bracelets, necklaces and watches are forbidden.

Parlez-vous français ?

XLR8RS being the reference club for expats in Brussel, we mix languages during practice. English, French and Flemish are mostly used but we repeat and translate whenever needed. Italian, Spanish and German are often heard as well.

How much does it cost ?

The first two sessions are free. Afterwards, we invite you pay a 100€ yearly fee that covers your insurance, a shining new official disc, the participation at the practices as well as regional and national competitions.

Should I talk to someone or sign in somewhere before showing up?

In September it is not necessary to contact us beforehand, we welcome anyone who shows up. Afterwards, it is best to contact us to make sure we still have available spots.

If you had any additional question, feel free to get in touch.

We hope to see you soon on the pitch!