Pick-Up

Pick-up is a great way to start learning the basics of ultimate and get introduced to the sport. Groups are usually very welcoming to beginners and are eager to teach the rules to new players. For others, pick-up provides a low commitment opportunity to meet up with friends and stay active while playing for fun.

Pick-up games are usually organized by groups of players or friends by agreeing to show up at the same time and place for a game. There is no commitment or cost to play, just show up when you can!

AFDC currently doesn’t host any regular pick-up games, so we’ve listed a few around the city that we’re aware of below. Games times and seasonality vary, so please check in with those groups for up-to date information on games. Unlike a league, which has scheduled games for a season, consistency of pick-up games varies from group to group.

Pick-up around Atlanta

Midtown – Piedmont Park  **very active

  • Monday & Thursdays 6 pm – dark (during daylight savings time)
  • Saturday’s 11 am – 2 pm (year-round)
  • Join the Facebook group for more information

Grant Park – Grant Park

  • Sunday afternoons

East Atlanta – Walker Park

  • Wednesdays 6:15 pm (spring, summer, fall)

Brookhaven – Brookhaven Park

  • Wednesdays 6 pm – dark
  • Sundays 11 am

North Druid Hills / Emory –

     Medlock Park

  • Very new, still figuring out regular game times
  • Join the Facebook group for more information

Druid Hills HS

Marrietta – Terrell Mill Park **very active

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:30 am
  • Saturdays 10:30 am @ Robinson Road Field
  • Join the Facebook group or Marietta Pick Up Meetup for more information

Acworth – Logan Farm Park

  • Sundays 10 am

Alpharetta / Milton – Fowler State Park

  • Mondays 6:30pm
  • Meet at the southeast soccer field by the tennis courts

If you play regular pick-up and would like us to include your games here, just let us know at info@afdc.com!

What to bring to a pick-up game:

  • cleats, if allowed (best for safety) or tennis shoes
  • light & dark shirts/jerseys
  • water
  • sunscreen

Have good spirit!

Pick-up games and ultimate in general emphasize spirit of the game – or valuing sportsmanship, mutual respect and fair play. This doesn’t mean you can’t play competitively or strive to win – just don’t put that above all else. Ultimate is a community where players share their love of the sport with one another. Negative attitudes / comments or dangerous physical contact / aggression are not welcome.

Play it safe!

Pick-up games are not officially organized, so it’s good to know when you personally feel comfortable playing under various conditions such as lightning, heat, or poor fields. Check out AFDC’s policies on player safety and weather to give you some good rules of thumb to follow.

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