Estos días en el cole estamos empezando el ultimate frisbee. El ultimate frisbee es un deporte de no contacto, de equipo, que se juega con un disco volador y en el que juegan niños y niñas mezclados. Se juega en un campo rectangular como el de rugby y en el podemos encontrar dos zonas de marca.
Para que nos quede un poco mas claro en que consiste este deporte os dejo unos vídeos explicativos.
En este último vídeo podéis ver los mejores momentos del 2012.
English version:(information from wikipedia):
Ultimate is a limited-contact team field sport played with a flying disc(frisbee). Points are scored by passing the disc to a teammate in the opposing end zone. Other basic rules imply that players must not take steps while holding the disc (that is, a player holding the disc must maintain a pivot), and interceptions and incomplete passes are turnovers
The two teams begin at opposite end zones and try to advance the disc to the other end zone. One team pulls to the other team, which is the starting throw to the game. Once in play, the disc may be moved only by passing, so the player holding the disc must stay put (must pivot one foot, but can move the rest of his body as he wishes while the static leg bottom holds the ground all the time). If a team successfully advances the disc into the end zone, that team scores a point, the teams swap directions, and the team that scored pulls to the other team.
If a pass is incomplete, intercepted, or caught out of bounds, the opposing team immediately gains possession and tries to move the disc in the other direction. Another way to change possession is that the player holding the disc, called the thrower, has a limited time to throw the disc : A defensive player within 10 feet of the thrower may loudly count to 10 (unless counted by the referee), and if the disc is not thrown within 10 seconds, the defense immediately gains possession. This defensive player is called the mark, and the audible count is called the stall count.
Under the professional rules, there are four 10-minute quarters. At the end of four quarters, whoever has the most goals wins. If there is a tie at the end of four quarters, an additional 5-minute overtime (OT) period is played. If there is a still a tie after the OT period, one point is played and whoever scores wins.
The club game is typically played until an end condition is reached, typically a time limit or when one team reaches a certain number of points.
A club regulation game features teams of 7 players each, with substitutions allowed between points and during injuries. A Usa Ultimate regulation field is 120 yards (110m) by 40 yards (37m), including end zones each 25 yards (23m) deep. In USA Ultimate Club Championship Series (2012) the endzone length was shortened to 20 yards (18m) to allow for consistency with WFDF rules used in international competition and to increase the number of field sites that can be used for ultimate.
Several types of fouls exist. A throwing foul can be called when there is non-incidental contact between the thrower and the marker. When the disc is in the thrower's possession it is considered to be part of the thrower. There are even fouls for when a player is attempting to catch or receive the disc. For example when a player makes contact with the opponent while the disc is in the air and interferes with the opponent attempting to make a play on the disc, then said player has committed a receiving foul. A foul can be called when a defensive player is attempting to block a throw. When a defensive player initiates contact with the disc after an offensive player has gained possession of the disc, and the offensive player as a result loses possession of the disc, this is considered to be a "strip".