Introduction for Beginners Introduction to Ultimate Frisbee 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.

Welcome to our guide to ultimate frisbee for beginners!

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; our guide to Self-refereeing & Spirit of the Game will give you a good overview.

With our complete guide to ultimate frisbee for beginners, we’ll guide you through everything you need to know to get started. We’ve also got a series of tutorial videos that will teach you the basics of How to throw a disc and How to catch a disc. So whether you’re a budding coach with little knowledge of ultimate, or if you’re keen to start playing yourself, you’ll find everything you need right here to learn the skills you’ll need to get a game going, plus loads of recommendations for fun games that will help you to learn key game concepts.

ultimate frisbee for beginners

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

Click the link to the bottom to go to the first section of our guide, or use the menu on the right to jump straight to a particular section.

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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