Thursday, January 06, 2011

Aloud Allowed

spirit frisbeeToday is as good a day as any to read aloud the U.S. Constitution Spirit of the Game - the guiding principle of Ultimate Frisbee.

From the Preface:"The integrity of Ultimate depends on each player's responsibility to uphold the Spirit of the Game, and this responsibility should remain paramount."

From Section 1. Introduction, item B. "Spirit of the Game. Ultimate relies upon a spirit of sportsmanship that places the responsibility for fair play on the player. Highly competitive play is encouraged, but never at the expense of mutual respect among competitors, adherence to the agreed upon rules, or the basic joy of play. Protection of these vital elements serves to eliminate unsportsmanlike conduct from the Ultimate field. Such actions as taunting opposing players, dangerous aggression, belligerent intimidation, intentional infractions, or other 'win-at-all-costs' behavior are contrary to the Spirit of the Game and must be avoided by all players."

[SOURCE: Official Rules of Ultimate: 11th Edition]

Did You Know? The Official Rules of Ultimate: 11th Edition is 42 pages long -- 33 pages detailing the 19 Articles + 9 pages of Appendices, background info, etc.

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