Ultimate Football - Study Guide
Ultimate Football is a combination of American Football and Ultimate Frisbee. Ultimate Football is a non-contact fast-paced sport, which is ideal for anyone worried about injury. It is an activity for people of all ages. This sport teaches coordination, endurance and teamwork.
Game Description/General Game Information:
- The game of ultimate football is a constantly moving game which involves the use of the skills of throwing and catching.
- The person throwing the ball is considered the quarterback and the person who catches the ball is considered the receiver.
- When throwing the football you should put your hand on the back of the ball and fingers on the laces.
-When catching a football you should use your hands and not your body to avoid it bouncing off your body or hurting your chest.
- When catching the ball above your head, your thumbs should be close together. When catching the ball below your waist, your pinkies should be close together.
- Using a series of short controlled passes, a team must move the ball towards the opponents’ goal line
- One point is scored for a team when a teammate passes the ball from outside of the goal line (cone) to another teammate who catches the ball beyond the goal line (cone)
1-The game begins with a throw-off. This is a throw on the throwing teams' side.
2 -A throw-off is made half way between the mid cones and goal cones
3-All players on the throwing team should be behind the ball before the throw
4 -Before the starting throw-off, teams should decide who they are ‘matching up’ with (guarding/defending)
5 -The throw off is the only time a ball may hit the ground (not fielded cleanly) and a team maintains possession of the ball
6 -When a player possesses the ball, he or she may not run with it
7 -If momentum takes a player catching the ball into the end zone, the offense must pass the ball out of the end zone, then back in, for a score to occur
8-If the player you are guarding has the ball, you must remain more than an arm’s length away
9-when defending you may not push a player, knock the ball from a player’s hand, or rip the ball away from a player
10-If a defender violates rule 8 or 9 they receive a penalty, the offense is rewarded by taking five giant steps toward their end zone.
1-The team with the ball (offense) will use passes to move the ball down the field and try to get a completed pass over the goal line
2-The best strategies for the offensive team (with the ball) include:
-making short quick passes
-players without the ball are in continuous motion to get open,
- players without the ball need to spread out on the field; space themselves about five feet away from other teammates
- all players on your team need to be utilized
3 -The best strategies for the defensive team (without the ball) include:
-always stay with the person they are guarding
-try to deny your person the ball (ex: waving hands and arms blocking their vision) while staying an arm's length away
-try and knock the ball out of the air, preventing the pass to get to the intended target
-Intercept the ball by catching it in the air before it reached the intended target
1 -Good sportsmanship includes being positive, helping players understand the game, utilizing ALL players on your team, and playing fairly
2 -All students are expected to listen carefully to instruction, know their team and field assignment, and jog to and from the fields at the start and end of the games.