“ULTIMATE FRISBEE”
        Ultimate Frisbee combines the elements of football, basketball, and soccer.

        A regulation game is played by 14 players (7 per side) on a playing field
measuring 40 x 70 yards, with 2 end zones each 25 yards deep. Players advance the disk
toward their opponents’ end zone by throwing completed passes to teammates moving up
the field. A regulation game is finished when one team scores 21 points with the margin
of victory being 2 or more. Informal games can be played to other set point totals (ex. 10,
15) or for a certain period of time.

Object:     To pass the frisbee (disc) to a teammate who is standing in the opponents’ end

Beginning Play:       2 teams flip a coin to determine which team will receive. The
throwing team throws off to the receiving team.

Continuing Play:           Once the disc is in play, play continues without stopping until
someone scores. Therefore, once a transition takes place, the team that gains control of
the disc can put the disc into play as soon as they pick up the disc and move to the
appropriate spot to resume play.

A) Field Of Play- the area located between the two end zones

B) End Zone- the area of the field located on either end of the field of play

C) Throw-Off- used to begin a game and after each score; Both teams line up across
their own goal line; The throwing team throws the disc toward the receiving team; The
receiving team puts the disc into play from:
                 a) where they catch it
                 b) where the disc lands
                 c) from where the disc went out of bounds (may drop & pick up)
                 d) from the goal line if disc lands in end zone or beyond end zone

D) Score- when the offensive team successfully throws a disc into the end zone and it is
successfully caught by a teammate

E) Foul- when a player makes illegal contact with another player attempting to throw or
catch the disc;
           Penalty: the disc is returned to the throwing player and play begins again from
that spot; is usually against the defense; may be a delay (ex. Ice Hockey, play advantage)
    G) Intentional Foul- when a player deliberately interferes with a player attempting
        to throw or catch a disc
       Penalty: player committing the intentional foul is warned (they may be ejected
depending on the severity); the disc is put into play from the spot of the throw if the
thrower is interfered with, from the spot of the attempted catch if the receiver is interfered
with…NOTE: if the thrower would have thrown an obvious score or if the
receiver is in the end zone at the time of the interference, the offensive team is awarded a

H) Turn Over Or Transition- the offensive team loses possession of the disc by:

                                  a)   a delay of the game penalty
                                  b)   throwing an incomplete pass
                                  c)   successful knock-down by the defensive team
                                  d)   an interception by the defensive team

I) Traveling- when an offensive player takes more than the pivot step allowed in an
attempt to throw the disc, or when an offensive player in possession of the disc moves
excessively with the disc

J) Delay Of Game- when any player is in possession of the disc for more than five (5)

1) There is no contact allowed.
2) The disc must always be thrown to a teammate (NO hand offs allowed); Players may
throw the disc in any manner, EXCEPT STRAIGHT UP; The frisbee can be thrown in
any direction.
3) Once a player is in possession of the disc, they may not move…however, they may
pivot in any direction, as in basketball.
4) A player should guard their opponents in a manner similar to basketball; He/She
should have at least two arm lengths between the defender and the offensive player.
5) No more than one person may guard the thrower.
6) A disc that is thrown out of bounds is put back into play by the other team at the spot
closest to the spot where the disc went out of bounds; If a disc goes out of bounds through
the end zone, is dropped in the end zone, or batted down in the end zone, the defensive
team gains control of the disc and puts it back into play from their own goal line.
7) You cannot throw to yourself.
8) When the defense catches the disc in the end zone, they must make one more pass.
9) Keep an eye on the disc at all times

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