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March 8, 2016

What is Ultimate Frisbee?

Ultimate Frisbee was born in the fall of 1968, Joel Silver, a student at Columbia High School in Maplewood, New Jersey proposed a school Frisbee team to the student council on a whim.[2] The following summer, a group of students got together to play what Silver claimed to be the “ultimate game experience”, adapting the sport from a form of Frisbee football, likely learned from Jared Kass while attending a summer camp at Northfield Mount HermonMassachusetts, where Kass was teaching.[3]

Ultimate is a sport played with a 175 gram flying disc. The object of the game is to score points by passing the disc to a player in the opposing end zone, similar to an end zone in American football or rugby. Players may not run with the disc, and may only move one foot (pivot) while holding the disc.

Ultimate is a non-contact sport played by two seven player teams. The object of the game is to score points. 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 a change of possession of the disc. A point is scored when a player successfully passes the disc to a teammate in the endzone which that team is attacking.

While originally called ultimate frisbee, it is now officially called ultimate in many areas because Frisbee is registered in some areas as a trademark, albeit genericized, for the line of discs made by the Wham-O toy company. In 2008, there were 4.9 million Ultimate players in the US.[1]…  wiki

 

Equipment needed for pickup

  • Frisbee (ideally a 175 gram disc)
  • Shorts (jorts for the old players)
  • Shirt (black shirt & a white shirt)
  • Cleats
  • Water

Ultimate for beginners

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