About Beach Ultimate
Beach Ultimate is a fast-paced flying disc team sport practiced by men and women of all ages. Teams consist of 5 players on the field and 5-10 additional players on the sideline. Players usually change after 1-2 points played.
The objective of the game is to catch the disc in the endzone of the opponent (like in American Football) to score a point.
Players are not allowed to run with the disc in their hand. The player in possession of the disc must stop, establish a pivot foot (like in basketball), and throw to a teammate.
Defense is like basketball as well: defenders stay close to the attacking players and try to block the disc. Once a disc in intercepted or touches the ground the teams switch from defense to offense and visa versa.
Physical contact is considered a foul. When a player is fouled he/she will call 'Foul' and the play stops. If the opponent agrees, the fouled-upon player gets the disc and the play continues. If not, the disc goes back to the thrower. Because Beach Ultimate revolves around fair play, personal responsibility and respect for the opponent, players function as referees.
Hence the name Ultimate. It asks the ultimate in fair play and respect for your opponent to be able to play this physically challenging sport without a formal referee.
More about Beach Ultimate at www.beachultimate.org
Last Updated (Tuesday, 11 January 2011 10:07)