Ultimate Frisbee STUDY GUIDE
The sport was devised in 1967 by students at Columbia High School in Maplewood, New Jersey.
- Players should keep their eyes on the Frisbee to avoid being hit unaware.
- Pushing and shoving (body contact) is not allowed.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
- Two teams of seven players per team play the game (but larger size teams are feasible).
- Players move the Frisbee down the field only by passing.
- Running with the Frisbee is not permitted.
- Two types of throws are used in the game: backhand and sidearm.
- After catching a Frisbee, the offensive players are allowed two steps before they continue play.
- The player with the Frisbee can pivot on only one foot to change the direction of the throw.
- A goal is scored when a player passes the Frisbee to a teammate in the end zone.
- Each scored goal is worth one point.
- Defense can intercept throws but no bodily contact is permitted. When the defense intercepts a throw or knocks the Frisbee to the ground, that team begins offensive play.
- A defensive player can not knock the Frisbee out of the hands of an offensive player.
- A pass completed out-of-bounds is turned over to the defense. A Frisbee that lands out-of-bounds must be returned to the point on the edge of the fields where it went out.
- These actions constitute a foul: walking, running, or taking more than two steps while holding the Frisbee; changing pivot foot after establishing one foot as the pivot; and bodily contact with a player of the opposite team.
- The Frisbee is turned over to the other team when a foul occurs.
- Ultimate Frisbee is played on a field that is 60 yards long and 40 yards wide. The end zones are 30 yards deep.