277622 Frisbee


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A great series of slides that explain what the beautiful sport of Ultimate Frisbee is all about. This set of slides will also show you that Ultimate is not just for beaches and University students.

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277622 Frisbee

  1. 1. Essential Ultimate Frisbee Information Picture taken from www.eslisland.com .
  2. 2. A Brief History <ul><li>Officially given credit to Columbia High School students started in fall 1967, Maplewood New Jersey. However Joel Silver, a student had played the game of “Frisbee Football” in 1967 at a summer camp. He then returned home and started a team at his high school. Creating the first organized sport using a Frisbee or disc. </li></ul><ul><li>These same students moved onto University and took their sport with them across the country; heralding Frisbee as a legitimate sport in the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures taken from the following websites: www.ultimatehistory.com and stoneyfield.com. Information taken from: History of Ultimate Frisbee, http://www.whatisultimate.com/history/history_game1_en.html </li></ul>
  3. 3. Equipment <ul><li>Essentially all the equipment necessary is a playing area (grass is preferable for when you lay out), a Frisbee and at least two players per team. </li></ul><ul><li>However, in reality you will need much more to play competitive ultimate. What you will need includes: a disc (preferably 175 gm), cleats, socks, a jersey/shirt, shorts/bottoms, a sports bra (if necessary), a water bottle, a hat/sunglasses, hair elastic and sunscreen. Interestingly, ultimate allows hats, gloves, sunglasses etc. during play as long as they do not endanger other players. I even knew a guy who played in ski goggles. </li></ul><ul><li>What the team will need to play (besides discs) are: cones or a port-o-field (lines to create boundaries) and potentially a field permit. </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures taken from the following websites: http://www.norcalblogs.com/sustainable/Water_Bottle.jpg , www.shoptraveldoctor.com , www.speedousa.com , www.azonicusa.com , www.witchery.com.au , http://discgolf.gottagogottathrow.com, kamika.net. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Rules <ul><li>Firstly, the game revolves around passing the Frisbee or disc to another player (preferably your own teammate). You may pass the disc in a variety of ways but it must not touch the ground for more than a second from person to person (the only pass that will touch the ground is a bounce pass but they are very difficult to do on purpose). The throw must also actually leave the throwers hand for a period of time before it can be caught; no hand offs are allowed. Common throws are the backhand, as shown in the right picture and the forehand, as shown in the left picture. </li></ul><ul><li>Teams of seven are ideal and used during competitive play. Teams line up as the middle picture shows and they face each other. The team that won the toss will receive the Frisbee and then once a player is holding it, the play will commence. They must pass it to a teammate within 10 seconds (if the mark is counting but if not then the person with possession technically has unlimited time) and the teammate must receive it. If this happens then play continues and team 1 still has possession. Important to clarify is the three-step slow down rule: when catching a disc that you are sprinting for you must obviously slow down so you can stop and pass to a teamate. This slow down process must be done in the shortest amount of steps possible. People who catch the Frisbee and then take three steps are cheating and will be called for traveling in competitive play and ridiculed by good ultimate players. </li></ul><ul><li>This will occur until Team 1 receives a point by making a completed throw from one player to another, in the end zone or until they don’t complete a pass and they lose possession. In the latter case, Team 2 will then try to score a goal by throwing passes to their teammates. If the former happens then Team 1 will line up in the end zone they scored in (“losers walk” as they say in Frisbee) and they will throw to Team 2 in the other end zone thus allowing Team 2 to try and score a point. </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures taken from the following websites: http://mabryonline.org/blogs/pe/frisbee%20throw.jpg , pomomusings.com, pictopia.com. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Rules cont. <ul><li>Games often go to 13 or they are timed, so they go for an hour and high score wins. </li></ul><ul><li>If a player does a unacceptable action such as: stripping (ripping the disc out of someone’s hand or personal fouling (touching someone else too forcefully (causing them to lose the disc) then a foul should be called by the offended player. If the foul is uncontested by the other teammate then the disc goes to the player wronged. If contested then it goes back to the thrower prior to the disagreement. </li></ul><ul><li>The teams shake hands afterward and sometimes they will play a game together to show good spirit or they will award a prize to male and/or female MVP. </li></ul><ul><li>Frisbee is currently played in many groupings; these are: </li></ul><ul><li>Open: Anyone good enough can play, however usually this means men. </li></ul><ul><li>Women’s: Is reserved for women only. </li></ul><ul><li>Co-ed or Mixed: is played with both genders on the field and on teams together. </li></ul><ul><li>Masters: is a term for teams of older players. The athleticism is usually less strong but the throwing is usually phenomenal. </li></ul><ul><li>Juniors: includes women’s, open and co-ed but is for those 18 and under. </li></ul><ul><li>All these categories are played competitively. </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures taken from: www.utrecsports.org , www.fairtradesports.com and tiger.towson.edu. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Terminology <ul><li>Mark : the player you’re defending against </li></ul><ul><li>Home/Away : the direction that you would force the person with the Frisbee (home=towards your bags) </li></ul><ul><li>Cut : When you run away from your mark making a sharp angle to lose them </li></ul><ul><li>Point : Effectively receiving a pass from your teammate to make a goal </li></ul><ul><li>Hospital Pass : A floaty, slow throw that makes it possible for many players to anticipate it’s landing, thus causing pile-ups and air-contact en route to the disc </li></ul><ul><li>Force : either home or away side/ or sometimes referenced as backhand or forehand side. </li></ul><ul><li>Handler: the 2 or 3 teammates on the field for each team who control the disc upon start of the point and pass to cutters. Usually the most adept throwers and sometimes the least fit individuals. </li></ul><ul><li>A Laser : A fast, hard throw to your teammate that may cause pain when caught. </li></ul><ul><li>A Hammer : A throw sideways and over the head that is not very accurate, nor easy to catch. This person could be new or trying to show off. </li></ul><ul><li>Lay out : When a player dives for a catch, usually landing on their stomach/hips. </li></ul><ul><li>A Scoober or a Thumber : Interesting but not far reaching throws. These throws are also good for showing off but unwise in competitive play. </li></ul><ul><li>Flick : Another word for forehand. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Variation Within the Sport <ul><li>Disc Golf (many nets all over a park and singularly played, like golf). There several Frisbee Golf fields all over Canada and the USA. A Disc Golf lay out is shown at right. </li></ul><ul><li>World Cup Frisbee (one end zone) </li></ul><ul><li>Countless others that are not widely played yet. </li></ul>
  8. 8. European Standings 2007 Medal distribution by Country Information courtesy of http://www.euc2007.org/html/tournament/placings.php Great Britain Switzerland Germany Czech Republic Belgium Denmark Spirit Award Great Britain Sweden Great Britain Junior Women Sweden Great Britain Finland Junior Open France Finland Great Britain Masters Germany Czech Republic Great Britain Mixed Switzerland Great Britain Finland Women Switzerland Sweden Great Britain Open 3 rd Place 2 nd Place 1 st Place Category
  9. 9. World Standings 2007 Medal Distribution by Country Information Courtesy of http://www.wfdf.org 8 Sweden USA Canada Junior Women 18 Germany Canada USA Junior Open 14 Great Britain Canada USA Masters 17 New Zealand Canada USA Mixed 21 USA Finland Canada Women 28 Australia USA Canada Open Number of Teams Entered 3 rd Place 2 nd Place 1 st Place Category
  10. 10. The Future of Ultimate Frisbee <ul><li>Not yet an Olympic sport, there has been rumors of this happening within the next few years. Several countries offer funding and scholarships, which could also make Ultimate’s Olympic aspirations closer to being realized. </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures taken from the following sites: jarrod.stanley4.com, www.geekologie.com and www.olympicgymaz.com. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Sites of Potential Interest <ul><li>University of Alberta Frisbee Club Site: http://www.ualberta.ca/~ultimate/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>Canadian Ultimate Players Association: http://www.canadianultimate.com/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>Gauntlet News Story on Ultimate at the University of Calgary: http://gauntlet.ucalgary.ca/story/11565 </li></ul><ul><li>World Flying Disc Federation: http://www.wfdf.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>The Wikipedia entry for Ultimate Frisbee: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultimate_(sport) </li></ul><ul><li>Furious George, one of Canada’s best private Open Frisbee Teams: http://www.furiousultimate.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Some easy instructions concerning the rules of Frisbee: http://www.whatisultimate.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>The Ultimate Players Association page: http://www.upa.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Good Luck!! </li></ul>