Student Organization Spotlight: Ultimate Frisbee Club
The University of Akron (UA) is home to almost 300 student organizations, covering a wide range of interests and majors. Each of these groups has its unique mission and focus, offering students a wealth of opportunities to get involved on campus. To make it easier for students to find the perfect organization and explore their options, UA offers RooConnect, an online portal that lists student groups and upcoming activities.
To help students in their search for the perfect organization, UCM will be highlighting student-led organizations, with Q&As featuring club presidents or advisors.
Student Group: Ultimate Frisbee Club
President: Noah Spaettei is a first-year graduate student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at UA. Spaetti received his Bachelor of Arts in psychology with a minor in sociology and a certificate in additions services.
Q: What is the mission of the Ultimate Frisbee Club?
A: Akron’s Ultimate Frisbee Club, otherwise known as Goonsquad, is an energetic, welcoming friend group made up of different personalities that play the exciting game of ultimate frisbee. Our mission is simple: have fun and throw some discs!
Q: What events, gatherings and activities does the Ultimate Frisbee Club host?
A: We hold many different events, such as practices, scrimmages, tournament and we frequently play other sports together. Also, we hold weekend get-togethers, and this includes holiday parties, game nights and volunteering opportunities.
Q: Why should a student join the Ultimate Frisbee Club?
A: We harbor a friendly culture on our team you wouldn’t find anywhere else! Also, frisbee is simply a fun sport to play that requires little-to-no previous experience to get started; anyone can find themselves competing, while still having fun.
Q: How does Ultimate Frisbee Club prepare students for their future careers?
A: Our club instills members with life values, such as dedication, teamwork and spirit. We hope the values our members learn here are translated into their future occupations and life. Furthermore, we instill these skills by building each other up, no matter the situation. We support our teammates on and off the field for the betterment of their overall self.
Q: Does Ultimate Frisbee Club compete in any competitions, if so, please explain the competition.
A: Goonsquad participates in several competitive two-day tournaments each semester, where we play teams from our region: Ohio Valley. At the end of the spring semester, our club competes in conferences with the hopes of qualifying for regionals.
Q: What is one goal the Ultimate Frisbee Club hopes to achieve in the future?
A: Goonsquad aims to maintain a level of play that rivals regional-level teams, as well as continuing to grow the program and work hard to make it more successful.
Q: Where does the Ultimate Frisbee Club meet, and what time?
A: Our club typically meets Mondays and Thursdays at Shrank Turf from 8-10 p.m., or in the Field House from 9-11 p.m. (days and times vary by semester).
Q: Is there anything else you want to say about the Ultimate Frisbee Club?
A: I couldn’t be prouder of our club with the progress we’ve made in the last few years structurally and performance-wise. We put our foot on the gas petal and we aren’t slowing down! One of the best group of people that I’ve had the opportunity to be a part of. So, feel free to come by and say hi, we would love to have you on the team.