CLOSTER, N.J. -- The Northern Valley Coalition Ultimate Frisbee team is new, but it jumped right into competition, participating in the 2016 NJ Division 2 High School Boys State Championship in late May, at Mercer County Community College.
Even though the team had only been organized for a few weeks, it competed against some of the top high school programs in the sate, ending with a 1-3 record. The team is already making plans to compete in multiple tournaments next year, aiming to qualify for the Division 1 NJ High School Championships.
Volunteer coach Anthony Corona noted,
My aim was to help the boys develop into a cohesive, athletic and skilled Ultimate team, all the while embodying the essence of Ultimate, termed the Spirit of the Game. Being self-officiated, Ultimate really relies on solid sportsmanship, fairness and honor, along with having a great time chasing plastic on a football-sized field with your friends. The guys came back tired, sunburned and dehydrated but definitely not defeated. They have the Ultimate bug.
The Northern Valley Coalition is a community organization that works to provide fun, substance-free activities for students, and information for parents and students on avoiding substance abuse. For more information on the Northern Valley Coalition email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit the website or its Facebook page.