Tuesday, November 22, 2016

What is Ultimate Frisbee?

Explaining the sport of ultimate continues...

Ultimate Frisbee consists of two teams. Their goal is to score touchdowns. It is not a full-contact sport, there is running involved, no off sides and involves a lot of competitiveness.

[via Angelo State University Ram page; 9/22/2016]


Ultimate Frisbee is an exciting, non-contact team sport played by thousands the world over. It mixes the best features of sports such as soccer, basketball, American football and netball into an elegantly simple yet fascinating and demanding game that requires a lot of stamina and mental skills to outpace opponents. Accurate throwing is hugely important in the sport and players seek to score points by passing a Frisbee to a teammate over the opposing team's goal line.

[via The Borneo Post; 10/21/2016]  


Ultimate, a fast-paced game, demanding its players to develop razor sharp throwing skills and immense stamina and agility, is growing quickly in Asia. The game uses a 175 gram flying plastic disc (commonly referred to as a Frisbee – although this is a brand name and incorrectly attributed to the sport) and features rules similar to rugby and soccer.

Opposing teams can have seven players on the field at one time. These players cannot move once they have caught the disc and instead try to pass it to a team mate. Each time the offensive team completes a pass in the defence's end-zone, the offense scores a point.

Self-refereeing in Ultimate is in-line with its overarching philosophy of the Spirit of the Game, a notion that ultimate holds in high esteem even at the highest levels. There is no room for cheating, time wasting and play acting: players must play honest and fair.

[via Coconuts Hong Kong 12/16/2015]


Frisbee is no longer just a game to keep yourself occupied at the beach or when you're out with the dog. It’s now a fully fledged sport with teams, leagues and rules, too. Ultimate Frisbee, as it's known, was created in the '60's in the US and has since spread globally.

This is one of the only sports that is self-regulated – there's no referee. What that means is that all players must play with the utmost honesty and spirit. It is a non-contact sport where points are scored by passing the disc to a teammate within a designated end zone. Players cannot move with the disc, they can only pivot and if the disc is dropped, it is considered a turnover. There are seven players on each team and we play on a pitch that measures 110 metres by 49 metres, which is about the size of a football pitch.

It is a social sport but there is a lot of cutting and sprinting...It's a sport in which you run around having so much fun that you don't realise how tough the work out is until you feel the next morning's soreness.

[via TimeOut Dubai 1/6/2015]

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