About Ultimate Frisbee

What is Ultimate? Ultimate frisbee is a field sport of 7 vs. 7 players. Our goal is to move the disc across the field, with one of our players catching the disc in the end zone to score a point. We do this with vertical and horizontal stacks, a skill we'll teach you at your first few practices. Stacks are formations of players that make it easier for players to get open so the disc can be thrown to them. Players can't run while holding the disc, so moving down the field comes from throwing the disc between players. On defense, we play by covering opposing players or designated areas of the field. Covering one player each is known as person defense, and covering areas of the field (and whoever enters your area) is zone defense. What makes ultimate frisbee unique is Spirit of the Game.

Spirit of the Game

The heart of Ultimate is Spirit of the Game. With no referees, Ultimate relies on the Spirit of the Game to encourage sportsmanship and fairness among players. This sets Ultimate apart from other sports by creating more friendly and kind opponents and teammates alike. Highly competitive play is encouraged, but never at the expense of the bond of mutual respect between players, adherence to the agreed-upon rules of the game, or the basic joy of play. Protection of these vital elements serves to eliminate adverse conduct from the Ultimate field. Such actions as taunting of opposing players, dangerous aggression, intentional fouling, or other 'win at all costs' behavior are contrary to the Spirit of the Game and must be avoided by all players. Ultimate players are free to demonstrate the most honorable and the most joyous sides of competition and athleticism in the sport.