Tuesday, February 09, 2016

What is Ultimate Frisbee?

Describing the sport of Ultimate continues...

"Originally called Frisbee football, Ultimate Frisbee is competitive and, like American football, the Frisbee is thrown down the field to score in the end zone. Unlike football, Ultimate is a non-contact sport. Players are responsible for making the calls on their own fouls and out of bounds."
via St Croix Source (Dec 8, 2014)


"Ultimate Frisbee is a sport built on the spirit of sportsmanship, and is typically played with no officials. Players are thus expected to officiate themselves."
via Napa Valley Register (November 10, 2014)


"Ultimate — the competitive version of frisbee."
via The Daily Mail (June 5, 2015)


Ultimate is also, and maybe most importantly in the Indian context, one of the few sports where men and women play on the same team. In fact, a normal mixed team is required to have at least three women playing at all times out of the seven players on the field. On the field, male players often start off trying to dominate—throwing only to each other, and viewing women as a requirement, rather than a strength. But smart teams quickly realise that without investing in their female players they are at a huge disadvantage—and it's only those that utilise all their players equally that go on to succeed.
via Quartz/India (January 1, 2015)


Ultimate Frisbee is a no-contact team field sport played with a flying disc with a total of 14 players, seven against seven on a pitch similar to a rugby one. Points are scored by passing the disc to a teammate in the opposing scoring area on the field called the end zone. The other basic rules are that players must not take steps while holding the disc, and interceptions, incomplete passes, and passes out of bounds are turnovers.
via The New Times (September 24, 2015)

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