By Jonathan Singh SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Syracuse Ultimate, a league of their own, where anyone can play. Here are some steps you need to know before you take the field.
Ultimate in 10 Simple Rules
- The Field: A rectangular shape with end zones at each end. A regulation field is 70-yards by 40-yards, with end zones 25-yards deep.
- Initiate Play: Each point begins with both teams lining up on the front of their respective end zone line. The defense throws the disc to the offense. A regulation game has 7 players per team.
- Scoring: Each time the offense completes a pass in the defense’s end zone, 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. Players may not run with the disc. The person with the disc has 10 seconds to throw the disc. The defender guarding the thrower counts out the stall count.
- Change of Possession: When a pass is not completed (e.g. out of bounds, drop, block, interception, stalled), 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.
- Non-contact: No physical contact is allowed between players. Picks and screens are also prohibited. A foul occurs when contact is made.
- 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-Officiating: Players are responsible for their own foul and line calls. Players resolve their own disputes
- 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.