We are LOL, an ultimate team based in Budapest.
In short: We are a competitive team.
Since our start in 2004, we have come a long way, and there is an even longer road to walk, or rather a mountain to climb before us. Now, the juniors who started up the team grew up and turned into good players. We also have some experienced players, who help the team a lot, but we always emphasize the improvement and involvment of our talented rookies, because we know, that we are still in a growing phase, and have long-term plans. We have developed a lot in the few recent years from being one of Hungary's middle-class junior teams to be one of the best and biggest team in Hungary, and the only one which competes at a high international level (EUCQ, EUCR, XEUCF). In 2007 we hardly went to any tournaments abroad. In 2008, we introduced ourselfes to our region top teams with team LOzd, which was half of LOL, half of team UFOzd from the countryside. In 2009, we played as LOL at Sectionals (CEL), finished 4th, and went to Regionals (EUCR, Nurnberg, open), and to the European Championship (mixed). In 2010 we attended the World Championship in Prague, with our men's team. This year we are proud to have qualified for the European Finals in open division. The tournament, called EUCF will be in Belgium at the end of September. Can't wait!
We are emphasising men and women ultimate more than coed. Our girls have reached the number to have a full sized women training once a week, and we are working hard to get more ladies in LOL. Our boys are better off, but still, we have to get bigger and bigger.
We are training hard. On fitness, on techniques and tactics. Being on the team is basically decided by your dedication and attitude, instead of your skills or athlethism. We are investing into new talented and enthusiastic players, and they tend to find us nowadays!
There are many faces of LOL. On a hungarian, or small international tournament, you will see half of the team, on half of the level of play. The team LOL, that goes to bigger tournaments contains people who play the domestic season with their original team, but train with us, and play the big tourneys on our side. There is a bigger, stronger, quicker LOL there. We go to indoor tournaments under a different name, and try to clearly distinguish between "big" and "subtle" tournaments.
Despite being retards in organising, and one of the most unofficial teams on this level, we try to build up the ultimate scene in Budapest. We are organising different leagues, which have been running for a few years with great succes. We have also organised BubblePest, a tournament in January with an indoor 90m*37m astro turf pitch. Top mixed teams from all over Europe (including UK, CH, GER) showed up and had a great time in Budapest. next BubblePest coming up!
In spite of getting bigger and bigger, we try to conserve the intimate, friendly athmosphere that surrounds the team. We are quite an exclusive team, we have to add. It's not always easy to get on the team, but once you made it, you get really sucked in. We are of course opening up a bit, as a result of going to more serious tournaments, competing on a higher level. We had some really good recruits recently, and really looking forward to the season.
We try to train hard, play hard, compete and improve, but in a way that ultimate stays fun for every one of us, and our opponents. Our style is really team-based. Instead of relying on a few key players, we want to let everyone play, and try to play absolute ultimate, where everyone can play every position and role.
We fight hard and will make our best to give you a good game wherever we meet you.
See you on the grass!