Students at Bready School in North Battleford got to see a few tricks of the trade from a six-time Guiness World Record Frisbee competitor.
Rob McLeod, also known as “Frisbee Rob,” is a Calgary-based athlete and motivational speaker who holds 10 world championships in Frisbee tossing. He also holds the Canadian Distance Record for throwing a flying disc farther than any other Canadian, at 712 feet.
Throughout the day at Bready School, McLeod taught students the difference of throwing a Frisbee disc instead of a lacrosse ball, as well as the ways to toss a Frisbee. Students also got a chance to toss the Frisbees and see them spin around in their hands.
McLeod said he tried to show there was a difference between ball sports and Frisbee sports.
“With Frisbee we have 10 different sports,” said McLeod. “Anyone can carry a Frisbee in a trunk, when they’re camping or whatever, which you can throw yourself or to a dog.”
In speaking to reporters, McLeod explained he was also sending a message in his presentations to kids.
“The main messages are acceptance, kindness, determination and unplugging,” said McLeod. “So it’s teaching them how to be kind to others, teaching them to accept people are different, teach them to be determined, and along that to teach them to be ‘unplugged’ and don’t spend seven hours a day in front of the screen.”
He explained that giving these presentations is a way for him to share his knowledge and show all the ways a Frisbee can be used.
“It’s trying to go back to the basics and say this is how we can do it, and just showing that we can do better for our kids,” said McLeod.