Introduction for Beginners Introduction to Ultimate for Beginners by Dominick Smyth

Taking new players from knowing nothing about the sport, the Basics section introduces simple game play, initial tactics and fundamental throwing, moving and defending skills.

Ultimate is a team sport played with a flying disc. It is played on a rectangular field, with an end zone at each end. The objective of each team is to score a goal by having a player catch a pass in the end zone that they are attacking. A thrower may not run with the disc, but may pass the disc in any direction to any team-mate. Any time a pass is incomplete, a turnover occurs, and the other team shall take possession and attempt to score in the opposite end zone. Ultimate is self-refereed and non-contact. The Spirit of the Game guides how players referee the game and conduct themselves on the field.

Here’s a great little video that gives an overview of Ultimate

Note: this chapter wouldn’t have been possible without the efforts of Nick Sampson, to whom we owe a debt of gratitude.

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