AUSTIN, Texas -- Frisbee fever is catching on at some Austin schools but advocates said it's time to bring it to all campuses in Austin.
Much like soccer and football, the sport involves two opposing teams trying to get a frisbee to opposite end zones.
The sport is already part of the curriculum at some Austin ISD schools but the owner of Austin's own pro frisbee team, said all students can benefit from the sport.
He said frisbee eliminates most of the risks associated with concussions seen in football.
Plus it's cheaper to fund since the gear is just frisbees and cones.
"Kids play a lot of different sports but as you look more and more at football and concussion syndrome—parents are looking for other options," ATX Sol owner Patrick Christmas said. The demographic of football, baseball and basketball—the big three—have been mostly declining in recent years,"
Last month, the state of Vermont became the first in the country to recognize ultimate frisbee as a varsity sport.