What is Ultimate Frisbee?
Combing the nonstop movement and athletic endurance of soccer with the aerial passing skills of football, a game of Ultimate Frisbee is played by two seven-player teams on a field similar to football.
The object of the game is to score points by catching a pass in the opponent's end zone.
A player must stop running while in possesion of the disc, but may pivot and pass to any of the other receivers on the field.
Just like basketball, Ultimate Frisbee is a transition game in which players move quickly from offense to defense on turnovers that occur with a dropped pass, an interception, a pass out of bounds, or when a player is caught holding the disc for more than ten seconds.
Although Ultimate Frisbee resembles many traditional sports in its basic athletic requirements, the rules are simpler, which allows the game to be self officiated.
The concept of Spirit of the Game is integrated into the basic philosophy of the sport, it is written into the rules, and is practiced at all levels of the game from local leagues to the World Games.
Ultimate was invented in 1967 by a group of students at Columbia High School in Maplewood, New Jersey. The first official rules of the game were recorded in 1970. One of the fastest growing sports in the world, Ultimate Frisbee is played in more than 42 countries by hundreds of thousands of men and women, girls and boys.