WFDF Rules of Ultimate

April 1, 2000


Summary: Ultimate is a team sport in which the team with the higher point total at the end of the game wins. It is played with two teams of seven players on a rectangular field with an endzone at each end. A goal, worth 1 point, is scored when a player/thrower passes the disc to a teammate and it is successfully caught within the confines of the endzone his or her team is attacking. The disc may be advanced solely by passing the disc from one player to another. A player may not run while in possession of the disc. While the team in possession of the disc seeks to advance the disc toward the endzone it is attacking, the opposing team seeks to thwart advancement and obtain possession by forcing a turnover. A turnover results whenever a pass is incomplete, caught or knocked down by an opposing player, touches the ground at any point or is caught by a player out-of-bounds. No overt contact or tackling is allowed. The sport is played on a self-officiated basis, with no referees. All line violation, possession and foul calls are made by the players on the playing field.

The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) has full copyright to this rulebook. Copies of the book are sold to cover the cost of producing it. Member associations of WFDF are allowed to translate the rules into their own language and to add national supplements as long as the WFDF rules are not altered or contradicted. The WFDF board must be notified of all such translations and receive a copy afterward.

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