Spirit of the Game

“Highly competitive play is encouraged, but should never sacrifice the mutual respect between players, adherence to the agreed-upon rules of the game, or the basic joy of play.”


Ultimate is a non-contact, self-refereed sport. All players are responsible for administering and adhering to the rules. Ultimate relies upon a Spirit of the Game that places the responsibility for fair play on every player.

It is trusted that no player will intentionally break the rules; thus there are no harsh penalties for inadvertent breaches, but rather a method for resuming play in a manner which simulates what would most likely have occurred had there been no breach.

At the end of every match, the two teams congregate to discuss the overall of Spirit of that game, and score each other based on:

  • Rules Knowledge and Use
  • Fouls and Body Contact
  • Fair-mindedness
  • Positive Attitude and Self Control
  • Communication

UCC Ultimate believes in using the Spirit of the Game to foster mutual respect amongst all players and encourage a positive playing environment. #spiritisforwinners