Frisbee Rewind

The Fighting Irish and Chatard Trojans join together to form Ultimate Frisbee team “Rewind”


The team name for the Chatard/Cathedral team is Rewind.

Starting off this school year, students had the opportunity to get involved in open practices for ultimate frisbee. This would help prepare the players for the upcoming season which would start in the spring of 2023.  

This year, Cathedral and Chatard are joining together to form an ultimate frisbee team. This came to be when Joel Kelley, Chatard campus minister, got in contact with Cathedral’s very own Ms. Irene Wilson, 10th and 11th grade English teacher. 

Wilson said, “They had a team last year through him, but he’s trying to grow the program a little bit more so it led to combining it with ours.”

This team is open to any and all who want to play. The team currently consists of about 12-15 players and will practice four times a week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. They will practice at Broad Ripple Park from 3:45-5:30.

The game plays with seven players on the field. There are two different positions open to players: handler and cutter. The handler is the person who throws the frisbee, and the cutter tries to get open to receive the frisbee. There’s normally two handlers and five cutters. 

This sport is unique because there are no referees. This means that each player has the responsibility to hold themselves and each other accountable. If a player feels like a rule has been violated, they would raise their hand and tell the violator that they broke the rules. 

“One of the things written into the rule book is called the Spirit of the Game. This surrounds the ideas of being honest, making the right calls, not trying to cheat, and is still an affirming presence on the field,” said Wilson. 

Wilson said “Ultimate frisbee is a lot of fun. It’s a sport where you don’t have to be that athletic, you don’t have to know exactly what you’re doing. But, anyone can pick it up and get a good workout, be competitive, and have fun doing it.”