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What is Ultimate?

Ultimate is an exciting, high-energy sport that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and who do not mind a little running and a lot of fun. It is a non-contact, fast-paced field sport that uses skills from football and basketball. The objective of the game is to move the flying disc up the field by passing the disc from teammate to teammate until completing a goal in the opponent’s end-zone. Transitions between offence and defense are quick and constant, occurring whenever the disc is dropped, intercepted, passed out of bounds, or held by the player for more than ten seconds. See below for more links about Ultimate Frisbee.

Unlike many other sports, Ultimate is played without traditional referees; instead, the players themselves mediate the game. This mode of self-refereeing upholds the governing “Spirit of the Game” philosophy of Ultimate as the sport places the responsibility for fair play directly on the players. The “Spirit of the Game” philosophy instills Ultimate with a unique spirit of sportsmanship that encourages a tradition of mutual respect and unity among all players – both on and off the field. This code of conduct captures the essence of collective effort, personal leadership and mutual respect which makes Ultimate an ideal vehicle for community building.