NUTS is a mixed Ultimate Frisbee team for students in Amsterdam. NUTS began in 2005 with a few enthusiastic people in Oosterpark, who tried to familiarize students with ultimate. Since then, NUTS has become a student sport club that continues to grow. An important goal of NUTS is to make more people, especially students, aware of the existence of ultimate.
NUTS is a team that welcomes everyone, from complete beginners to experienced players. It is important for us not only to grow in numbers, but also as a team. To do so, we train weekly outdoors and in the winter both out- and indoor. Outdoor training mostly occurs at sportpark Drieburg. But because we always seek the best playing opportunities for you, we sometimes switch location (e.g. in the winter). The current training times and locations can always be found at the website under “ Upcoming Practices”.
Competition & Tournaments
Besides training, NUTS plays in the Dutch competition and City League. We also participate in many tournaments, both within the Netherlands and abroad. Because we want every player to be able to choose his/her own commitment playing ultimate, each player decides for himself/herself with which activities he/she want to participate.
Ultimate Frisbee is a sport which not only will improve your physical, but also your mental condition. Field sense and tactics are an important part of the game. One of the most distinguishing characteristics of ultimate Frisbee is the “spirit of the game”. This can be described as love for the game, respect for the opponent, and most importantly enjoying yourself on the field without any brawls and fouls. The spirit is an important part of NUTS, and although we do play to win, it must never be at the cost of the spirit. To learn more about the game and the rules, read what is ultimate.
Although ultimate Frisbee is the bonding theme for NUTS members, we also organize other activities. Beers after training are far from unusual and our social committee organizes frequent and fun socials, ranging from theme parties to barbecues to even pubquizes. Because a lot of foreign students also join NUTS, we are composed of a nice mixture of Dutch and international students. So, as a Dutch student, we are a great way to improve your foreign languages, and as a foreigner a good opportunity to possibly learn Dutch and get in touch with a fun group of Dutch students.
All in all, being a member of NUTS is about learning the game and having fun with your teammates both on and off the field!