Here are the answers to commonly asked questions about Ramona:
Q: How do I meet the team & join?
A: Come to practice at the intramural fields. We practice from 4-6 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays and from 3:30-6 PM on Fridays. (to get there, meet us in front of Payne Whitney Gym at 3:45 PM M/W, 3:15 PM F).
Q: When can I join?
A: The fall is the best time to join because our main goal for the season is getting everyone comfortable with a disc and on the field. You can also join at the beginning of the winter or spring seasons. We play all year long! If you want to join later in the season, contact our captains at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Do I have to have previous ultimate experience?
A: No! We love rookies! Many members of Ramona had never touched a frisbee before coming to Yale, but because ultimate is so easy to pick up, they’ve become star players in no time.
Q: When do you practice?
A: Three times per week. Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-6 PM, and Fridays from 3:30-6 PM with optional throwing and weight lifting throughout the week. (Subject to change depending on the season)
Q: Where do you practice?
A: The IM fields across from the Yale Bowl. You can catch the shuttle bus from Payne Whitney around 3:45 PM (3:15 on Fridays). The buses leave from the gym every 15 minutes.
Q: How many tournaments are there? Where are they?
A: We go to about 4 or 5 tournaments in the fall. They’re mostly held at colleges around the East Coast, such as Williams and Brown. We also host two here at Yale: Coffee Cup in the fall, and Yale Cup in the spring.
Q: Do I have to be a Yale undergrad to play?
A: It doesn’t really matter for fall season but unfortunately, you can’t go with us to spring sectionals if you don’t have any UPA eligibility left.
Q: How did you get the name Ramona?
A: When our frisbee team was started, the captains asked every girl to write down a women they most admired. Although many illustrious women were mentioned, Ramona Quimby a rambunctious 8 year old girl, never afraid to get dirty and have fun was chosen.