About Ultimate

About Ultimate

Ultimate is a non-contact team sport played with a flying disc (frisbee).  It is simple, fun and affordable.  In its simplest form all you need is a disc, a field, some marker cones, and 2 teams of mates.

  • Ultimate combines elements of Netball, Touch Football, and Aussie Rules into a fast paced, athletic sport.
  • The rules are simple but the strategies are complex and the result is a game that is fun to play and spectacular to watch.
  • Games are played by either separate gender or mixed teams.
  • It is unique because the sport is self-refereed – due to the ‘Spirit of the Game’, players are responsible for adhering to and overseeing the rules themselves.

Ultimate is played in over 80 countries worldwide, is a sport at the World Games, and has a rapidly growing following in universities and high schools.

Aim of the game

The aim of the game is for one team to score more goals than their opposing team.  The team with possession of the disc attempts to pass it between players, moving it progressively up the field.  If they can complete a pass into the endzone they score a goal.  At the same time the defensive team attempts to intercept the disc or knock it to the ground.  If they succeed, they get possession of the disc and then attempt to score in the opposite endzone.  At the end of the game, the team with the most goals wins!

Rules of Ultimate

Both a basic outline of the rules and the full rules are here: https://rules.wfdf.org/

Spirit of the Game

Ultimate relies upon a Spirit of the Game that places the responsibility for fair play on every player. Players on the field make their own calls when violations occur – there are no referees. If there is disagreement regarding an incident, the disc returns to the player who made the last pass and the game resumes. The Spirit of the Game award is a highly coveted award at tournaments.

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