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Posted on: July 7, 2017

Players Wanted for Backyard Disc League in Coon Rapids

We hear a lot about sibling rivalry.  But kids from one local family are working together to grow a disc league that they started in the backyard of their home last summer.

"It’s great, it’s really fun, it’s really tiring," says Jeph Novak

At the age of 19, Jeph Novak never imagined he and his siblings would be organizing a new sports league in Coon Rapids.

"We started playing last year and then we decided to make it more formal and organized this year and we started our first game about two weeks ago," says Jeph Novak.

"Really, last year, all it was was just a couple of guys and girls just throwing around a disc in our backyard and this year we decided to make it a little more official, get some more people involved, see how big we can get," says Josiah Novak.

The Backyard Disc League currently consists of two teams.  They play 3-on-3 games for 45 minutes.

"It’s pretty much like Flickerball with a Frisbee," says player Ashten Herbsleb.  "When you have the Frisbee, you can’t move and then you try and get it to your teammates to get to the end and get a point."

"It’s really fun because it’s a bunch of different skill levels," says player Ethan Carson.  "It’s pretty even because I haven’t done a sport in awhile so I’m not the greatest so it’s kind of nice to play with some other people who I’d say are about as good as me."

Those who currently play hope others in the community will join in on the fun as they work to take the league to the next level.

"We’re excited of how much it’s grown," says Jeph Novak.  "We’ve picked up sponsors, we have Integra Dental sponsoring us and Dick’s Sporting Goods gave us some money for equipment and gear so we’re just really excited that it’s grown and people are recognizing it and we just hope that it continues to grow."

You don’t need any experience to play and they’re looking for people of all ages.  For more information, check out their Facebook page by searching Backyard Disc League.  They also recently added an Instagram account.

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