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What Is Ultimate Frisbee?

Fun, Fast, Non-Contact and Self-refereed

Ultimate is a non-contact team sport played with a flying disc (Frisbee). It is simple to learn, fun to play, and is easy to afford - all you need is a frisbee, 8 marker cones, and your friends.


Ultimate frisbee is a seven-a-side team sport played with a flying disc. It is played on a rectangular field, about half the width of a football field, with an end zone at each end. The objective of each team is to score a goal by having a player catch a pass in the end zone that they are attacking. A thrower may not run with the disc, but may pass the disc in any direction to any team-mate. Any time a pass is incomplete, a turnover occurs, and the other team shall take possession and attempt to score in the opposite end zone.

Spirit of the Game

Ultimate relies upon a Spirit of the Game that places the responsibility for fair play on every player. There are no referees; the players are solely responsible for following and enforcing the rules, even at World Championships. Highly competitive play is encouraged, but should never sacrifice the mutual respect between players, adherence to the agreed-upon rules of the game, player safety or the basic joy of play.

Pick-Up Games

A pickup game is an Ultimate game where anyone is welcome to come and play. Every day around the world thousands of people get together at a local park or field, form random teams, and battle it out over a plastic disc. It is not uncommon to see seasoned veterans play alongside brand new players and people over 60 playing with people under 18. Pickup games are fun, good exercise, and a great way to meet new people. Most new players are introduced to the game in this way.

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