Have you heard of Ultimate Frisbee? Very few people have. You may remember throwing a frisbee around when you were a kid, but it is much more complex than that. There are rules and strategies that require an immense amount of running. In this article I will go into details about the rules of Ultimate Frisbee.
Travels- if you have the disc in your hand, you are not allowed to take any steps except for your pivot foot. You cannot lift your foot due to your throws follow-through as well or drag your foot in any way.
Scoring- If you catch the disc in your respective endzone, you are rewarded one point. If you catch the disc out of the endzone, but your momentum carries you into the endzone, you must take the disc back out of the endzone and begin play. Most games are played to 15, but it may vary. It is NOT a timed game. Halftime occurs when one team passes the halfway mark. (8 would be halftime if you were playing to 15)
Non-Contact- You may not touch a player on the other team in any way to mess them up. Of course, it is a sport and contact will occur, but don't be afraid to call it. You also may not do a pick. A pick is where an offensive player causes a defensive player to run into another player in attempts to get away.
Change of possession- A change in possession occurs anytime the offensive team; 1. drops the disc 2. throws the disc out of bounds 3. the defense intercepts a pass.
No Referees- The basic concept behind ultimate is that there are no referees involved. This means that you are to call your own fouls and settle your own disputes. The reason for this, is because if there were refs, people would begin trying to get away with fouls and it would ruin the spirit of the game
Now that you know the rules, you can get out there and have a wonderful time with friends and family.