The European Ultimate Federation (EUF) provides the Eurodisc 175g Organic Ultimate discs with customized design for the Polish program Mlodziezowa Akademia Ultimate (MAU). This is a nationwide project under the patronage of the Association of Polish Ultimate Players (PSGU) with the purpose of supporting children and adolescents in Poland.
The project started in winter 2017/2018 with PE lessons for pupils and teachers and is currently funded in three Polish cities. More cities are to follow.
Since then, PE teachers have been specifically trained in courses, with the idea of forming school teams throughout Poland that are able to train regularly and compete with school teams from other cities. In future, more and more Ultimate events are to be initiated.
In addition to the development of athletic and coordinative skills, it is the aim to teach children and young people the Spirit of the Game, which is an integral part of the team sport Ultimate Frisbee and focuses on values such as honesty, empathy, conflict resolution, assertiveness, as well as the equality of girls and boys. Physical, social and emotional skills are taught and constantly improved. These are skills that are useful not only in sports but also in other situations of life.
In this respect, Ultimate Frisbee is unique and considered the fairest team sport in the world.
The Polish Ultimate Youth program is a role model and pioneer project for many other European countries with junior departments in Ultimate Sport, which should and will be further supported and developed in the future.