Overview of Ultimate on Wikipedia
On 8/2/15, Int'l Olympic Committee recognized Ultimate Frisbee as a real sport. Read more.....
Many high school players continue to play Frisbee at most colleges competitively or just for fun- See USA Ultimate College Division.
Philadelphia Area Disc Alliance(www.pada.org): If you are over 16 years old and want to play in Philly's fall, winter, spring, or summer leagues, check out the club info message boards
Confused about what players are shouting (Fire, No break,Home, Away, etc..), read Ultimate Frisbee Terminology & Definitions.
WORLD OF ULTIMATE
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10 SIMPLE RULES
The Field: A rectangular shape with end zones at each end. A regulation field is 70 yards by 40 yards, with end zones 25 yards deep.
Initiate Play: Each point begins with both teams lining up on the front of their respective end zone line. The defense throws ("pulls") the disc to the offense. A regulation game has seven players per team.
Scoring: Each time the offense completes a pass in the defense's end zone, the offense scores a point. Play is initiated after each score.
Movement of the Disc: The disc may be advanced in any direction by completing a pass to a teammate. Players may not run with the disc. The person with the disc ("thrower") has ten seconds to throw the disc. The defender guarding the thrower ("marker") counts out the stall count.
Change of Possession: When a pass is not completed (e.g. out of bounds, drop, block, interception, stalled), the defense immediately takes possession of the disc and becomes the offense.
Substitutions: Players not in the game may replace players in the game after a score and during an injury timeout.
Non-contact: No physical contact is allowed between players. Picks and screens are also prohibited. A foul occurs when contact is made.
Fouls: When a player initiates contact on another player a foul occurs. When a foul disrupts possession, the play resumes as if the possession was retained. If the player committing the foul disagrees with the foul call, the play is redone.
Self-Officiating: Players are responsible for their own foul and line calls. Players resolve their own disputes.
Spirit of the Game: Ultimate stresses sportsmanship and fair play. Competitive play is encouraged, but never at the expense of respect between players, adherence to the rules, and the basic joy of play.
Each game score includes a point score and a score for Spirit of the Game. Every player must know the Ultimate Rules above and read our Spirit of the Game page. SOTG is the most important rule in to best enjoyment of the sport of Ultimate.
why people choose Ultimate and what makes them passionate about the sport
"Players enjoy the camaraderie, the support from their teammates, the excitement of the sport itself,
and simply find the game fun."
Watch the documentary "Flatball - History of Ultimate Frisbee" on Youtube.
"Parents can do more that just driving their children to practice."
On the HUMOROUS side but very true!! No experience required is the best.
Specifically about girls and daughters, and Ultimate (but applicable to boys and sons too).
"It gives them a voice, gives them a body and it gives them a tribe".
Sure, I teach skills, tactics and rules, but a large portion of my teaching is self-confidence and the mental game of sports (and life) - Coach Mike Gentile
"I want her to do it for the love of it, not to fit into a dress. I want her to grow up knowing that....."
Girls Ultimate Movement(GUM) website and the Girls' Ultimate Resource Manual- http://gum.usaultimate.org/
Philly Forge YCC U-19 - https://twitter.com/phillyforgeycc
National Ultimate Training Camps (NUTC) in Amherst, MA - http://nutc.net/
For the really competitive - CUT (Competitive Ultimate Camp)
Philadelphia Area Disc Alliance(www.pada.org)
Professional Ultimate - AUDL
College Ultimate - https://usaultimate.org/college/