|Youth - Info for Teachers|
Ultimate, also called Ultimate Frisbee, is a team sport played with a flying disc (frisbee). Each team has seven players, playing on a field about two-thirds the width (37m) and about the same length (100m) as a soccer field. The aim of the game is to pass the disc to your team-mates, and catch the disc in an endzone to score a point. No running with the disc is allowed, and the game is non-contact. Teams can be single-gender or mixed male/female.
Ultimate has no referees or umpires - all decisions and rule infringements are called by the players themselves. This unique aspect of the sport requires that the 'Spirit of the Game', the spirit of sportsmanship and fair-play, is adhered to by all participants. This is true of all levels of Ultimate, including World Championships.
Ultimate encourages development of:
Ultimate In Your School
More and more schools are introducing Ultimate to their classes. The simplicity of the rules, quick setup of the game, and low cost of the equipment combined with the fun of learning the new skills required to throw discs all make Ultimate a unique sport that kids love to play.
High school children have no trouble learning Ultimate. Students in years 5/6/7 generally adjust quite well. Groups younger than this usually don't have well enough developed catching skills to actually play Ultimate, although there are of course some exceptions.We can help you with some disc-based games for lower primary school aged children.
The WA Flying Disc Association (WAFDA) regularly runs Ultimate demonstrations at primary and high schools. We normally come and run one or more of your regular phys-ed classes, teach the kids the backhand and forehand/flick throws, and then play some Ultimate. Ideally the classes will run for approx 40-55 minutes depending on your school timetable, however we can run modified sessions for shorter or longer periods if necessary.
The WA Flying Disc Association charges $55.00 per hour for an instructor to perform school demonstrations. The instructor will supply all the equipment, although you may be asked to provide bibs/sashes for identifying teams.
This is based on delivery in the Perth metropolitan area. Please contact our Development Officer for a quotation or clarification on this delivery area.
The Events Calendar on this website will show these courses, and the dates will be listed on this page. You can also register at the email address above to be notified when the dates have been arranged.
There are some resources available for download from the AFDA website.
In-School Ultimate Programs
The WAFDA is currently compiling a list of schools known to run Ultimate programs for students, either as part of an in-depth phys-ed studies course, in the regular phys-ed sport rotation, or as an after-school activity. From this, we hope to foster communication between schools to organise inter-school competitions.