Aim of the Game
Ultimate is a non-contact, self-refereed team sport played with a flying disc (or Frisbee).
Two teams of seven players compete on a playing field about the same length as a football field, but narrower. For indoor games there are two teams of 5 players. 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.
Spirit of the Game:
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.
Spirit of the Game is the mindful behaviour practiced by players worldwide prior to, during and after a game. It encompasses attitudes and skills such as good knowledge and application of the rules, fair-mindedness, safe play, and spatial awareness, clear and calm communication, and positive and respectful attitude towards teammates, fans, and opponents, in a mutual effort to protect the basic joy of play.
About the club:
PICNIC has been established within Plymouth University for 26 years, We are a small and unique sports club who is welcoming to anyone and everyone who wants to try out a new sport. We hold regular trainings for all skill levels thoughout the week as well as a fitness session for those players that want to focus on fitness and health. Our club will compeate in in Men's, Women's, Mixed and Open tournaments all over the country meaning that everyone to join the club will be able to play and represent the club and Uni. If you are unable to play in games and tournoments you are still able to come to our socials and trainings as you are not required to play.
Our socails Secs host a varity of drinking and non drinking socials to allow all memebers to fell included. Happening every Wednesday.
As a club we aim to allow the members to compete at all levels of compatitions. We travel mainly within the South West but aslso adventure further to larger tournoments. From fun beginners tournoments to National Competitions, PICNIC will take you to all over to enjoy the sport at a reasonable price. With over 20 Tournaments I shall only list a few, Bristol Beginners, Plymouth Beginners, Mens, Womens and Mixed Regionals, Iron Fives, South West Super Cup, Highfield Mixer, Indoor and Outdoor Nationals and the list goes on.
Usual training times:
Tuesdays 8-10pm (SU Gym)
Wednesdays 2-4pm (Central Park)
Sundays 2-4pm (Central Park)
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