Ultimate Frisbee

Equipment

Frisbee

Rules

Regulation ultimate is played between two teams of seven players. The objective is to score points by receiving a teammate's pass in the opponent's end zone. To start the game players line up at the edge of their respective endzones, and the defensive team throws, or pulls, the disc to the offensive team. The disc may be moved in any direction by completing a pass to a teammate. After catching a pass, a player is required to come to a stop as quickly as possible, and then can only move their non-pivot foot. Upon receiving the disc, a player has ten seconds to pass it. An incomplete pass results in a change of possession. When this happens the defense immediately becomes the offense and gains possession of the disc where it comes to a stop on the field of play, or where it first traveled out of bounds.

Description

Ultimate Frisbee is a team disc sport where players throw a disc down a rectangular field with the intention of putting it in a goal at the end of the field. Ultimate Frisbee is a non-contact team sport played with a frisbee, or disc. Players throw a disc down a rectangular field in order to score on their opponent�s endzone.

History

The game was created in 1968 by Joel Silver while he attended Columbia High School in Maplewood, New Jersey. Silver adapted the game from a form of Frisbee football taught to him by Jared Kaas at a summer camp in Massachusetts. When he arrived at Lafayette College in 1970, he brought the game with him and it quickly spread. Two years later, Rutgers and Princeton played in the first intercollegiate match. In 1979, the first National Ultimate Championship was held at Penn State with five teams representing five geographical regions across the country. By 1980 the sport had spread across the Atlantic taking hold in the United Kingdom. That same year the Ultimate Players Association was formed to help organize regional events and championship tournaments. In the 2005 the BUSA, the NCAA�s equivalent in England, accredited the sport for university play.