Free the Frisbee

In the fall of 1968 Joel Silver, a student of Columbian University in Mapelwood, New Jersey, came up with the idea of creating a “Frisbee team”.  Soon a group of students started to play a game Silver was calling an ultimate game experience.  And this is how the friendliest team sport in the world was born.

Here are some basic facts to get you acquainted:

How

Each point begins with both teams lining upon the front of their respective end zone. The defense throws the disc to the offense. A regulation game has seven players per team. The disc may be thrown in any direction by completing a pass to a teammate. Players may not run with the disc. The person with the disc (“thrower”) has 10 seconds to throw it. The defender guarding the thrower (“marker”) initiates a stall count. When a pass is not completed (it can be blocked, dropped or be out of bounds), the defense immediately takes possession of the disc and becomes the offense.

Where & when
Anywhere with open space! There’s always someplace to play, whether it’s in the park or indoors to hide from bad weather.

Why
The Spirit! Spirit of the Game sets Ultimate apart from other competitive sports. For over 30 years, the sport has flourished in many countries (especially in the USA and Australia), reaching a highly competitive level, without the use of referees. The honor system works. One of the many beauties of Ultimate is how players are free to demonstrate the most honorable and the most joyous sides of human nature in sport. It’s a great workout Many people don’t realize how much running you do during a game. For an average build person, ultimate will burn around 544 calories. It’s easy to pick up Ultimate is a great sport for anyone who is interested in trying something new and different with minimal costs. The equipment needed to play is incredibly few and relatively inexpensive.

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