Ultimate is a non-contact sport played by two seven player
teams. The object of the game is to score goals. The disc may only
be moved by passing as the thrower is not allowed to take any steps.
Any time a pass is incomplete, intercepted, knocked-down, or contacts
an out-of-bounds area, a turnover occurs, resulting in an immediate
change of possession of the disc. A goal is scored when a player
successfully passes the disc to a teammate in the endzone which that
team is attacking.
- Spirit of the Game
Ultimate has traditionally relied upon a spirit of sportsmanship
which places the responsibility for fair play on the player. Highly
competitive play is encouraged, but never at the expense of the bond
of mutual respect between players, adherence to the agreed upon rules
of the game, or the basic joy of play. Protection of these vital
elements serves to eliminate adverse conduct from the Ultimate field.
Such actions as taunting of opposing players, dangerous aggression,
intentional fouling, or other "win-at-all-costs" behavior are
contrary to the spirit of the game and must be avoided by all
- Captain's Clause
A game may be played under any variations of the rules agreed
upon by the captains of the two teams. In tournament play, such
variations are subject to the approval of the tournament director.
Such things as length of game, dimensions of the field, and stalling
count can easily be altered to suit the level of play.
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