Ultimate Frisbee 2018-03-25T23:16:36+00:00

ULTIMATE FRISBEE

Ultimate is a non-contact, self-refereed team sport played with a flying disc.

Two teams of seven players compete on a playing field about the same length as a football field, but narrower. At each end of the playing field there is an end zone. Each team defends one endzone. They score a goal if one of their players catches the disc in the opposite end zone.

The player with the disc is called the thrower. The thrower may not run with the disc. Instead they move the disc by passing to team-mates in any direction.

The defensive team gets possession of the disc if an offensive team’s throw is not caught by a player of the same team. Then the defensive team becomes the offensive team and can try to score in the opposite end zone.

Ultimate relies upon a Spirit of the Game that places the responsibility for fair play on every player. There are no referees; the players are solely responsible for following and enforcing the rules, even at World Championship. Competitive play is encouraged, but never at the expense of respect between players, adherence to the rules, and the basic joy of play.

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Ultimate at Trnava Frisbee Games

In Trnava there will be two Ultimate competitions taking place. One will be an international tournament of Ultimate clubs. We are expecting Open, Mixed and Women teams from all around Europe. The other will be an international Juniors tournament. More specifically it will be a competition of Open and Women U17 national teams from Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria and other European countries.

DIVISIONS OF COMPETITION

Let’s take a look what competition divisions you will be able to see in Trnava:

It’s fast-paced, thrilling to watch and exceedingly competitive. The Open division looks faster, more dynamic and it’s spectacular to watch: all those layouts, skying and the speed. While Mixed division needs some balance between the men and women players, here is no holding back. Guys are in most cases physically stronger than the ladies (though not in all cases). While playing Open, each team member can play at their full potential.

What makes Ultimate Frisbee unique is its Mixed division. Even the tournaments at the highest level (national and international) encourage the competition. In outdoor it’s usually 4 guys and 3 women playing on the field at each time. On both beach and indoor, you’ve got 3 guys and two women on the Ultimate field.

This kind of team seems like a good place to start. Mixed is usually friendlier, though not less competitive than the other two categories. It’s more tactical and combines all the strengths and weaknesses of all the players.

One may think that Women division is not as cool to watch as Open or Mixed. But it’s as fierce and competitive as the other two categories. The players need to be a bit more experienced or at least they need someone who’s played for a while to lead them. On Women teams, there’s more freedom, but also lot’s of responsibilities to handle. The dynamic of the game changes and so does the focus of the game.

DIVISIONS OF COMPETITION

There are four different official competition division at the World Championship. Each player can compete in three of them. Let’s take a look what they are about:

OPEN
MIXED
WOMEN
JUNIOR (U17)

OPEN

It’s fast-paced, thrilling to watch and exceedingly competitive. The Open division looks faster, more dynamic and it’s spectacular to watch: all those layouts, skying and the speed. While Mixed division needs some balance between the men and women players, here is no holding back. Guys are in most cases physically stronger than the ladies (though not in all cases). While playing Open, each team member can play at their full potential.

MIXED

What makes Ultimate Frisbee unique is its Mixed division. Even the tournaments at the highest level (national and international) encourage the competition. In outdoor it’s usually 4 guys and 3 women playing on the field at each time. On both beach and indoor, you’ve got 3 guys and two women on the Ultimate field.

This kind of team seems like a good place to start. Mixed is usually friendlier, though not less competitive than the other two categories. It’s more tactical and combines all the strengths and weaknesses of all the players.

WOMEN

One may think that Women division is not as cool to watch as Open or Mixed. But it’s as fierce and competitive as the other two categories. The players need to be a bit more experienced or at least they need someone who’s played for a while to lead them. On Women teams, there’s more freedom, but also lot’s of responsibilities to handle. The dynamic of the game changes and so does the focus of the game.

JUNIOR

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