Ultimate Frisbee Tournament Rules

Field

A rectangular shape with endzones at each end. A regulation field is 70 yards by 40 yards, with endzones 25 yards deep.

Play

Each point begins with both teams lining up on the front of their respective endzone line. The defense throws ("pulls") the disc to the offense.

Team

Seven players per team; each team must have at least two females.

Scoring

Each time the offense completes a pass in the defenseās endzone, the offense scores a point. Play is initiated after each score.

Movement of the Disc

The disc may be advanced in any direction by completing a pass to a teammate (a female player should be involved in every other try for a point). Players may not run with the disc. The person with the disc (thrower) has 10 seconds to release the disc. The defender guarding the disc (marker) counts out the stall count aloud.

Change of Possession

When a pass is not completed (ie out-of-bounds, drop, block, interception), the defense immediately takes possession of the disc and becomes the offense.

Substitutions

Players not in the game may replace players in the game after a score and during an injury timeout. Male must sub for males, and females for females.

Non-contact

NO PHYSICAL CONTACT MAY BE MADE BETWEEN PLAYERS! PICKS AND SCREENS ARE ALSO PROHIBBITED! THESE ACTIVITIES CONSTITUTE A FOUL.

Fouls

When a player initiates contact on another player a foul occurs. When a foul disrupts possession, the play resumes as if the possession was retained. If the player committing the foul disagrees with the foul call, the play is redone.

Self-Refereeing

Players are responsible for their own foul and line calls. Players should resolve their own disputes, even when an official is present.

Spirit of the Game

Ultimate stresses sportsmanship and fair play. Competitive play is encouraged, but never at the expense of respect between players, adherence to the rules, and the basic joy of play.

See www.upa.org/ultimate/rules for more details on the sport and its varying rules.

 

                            

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