How many times during a game have you asked what the score was and noone was really sure? With many games/tournaments not having scoreboards/scorekeepers, keeping score is something that we generally take for granted. However, I’ve played games where we’ve lost points because both teams couldn’t agree on the score. So, what’s a simple solution for this?

Well, a summer team a few years ago had a solution which seemed ingenius to me and very simple to keep track of. To understand how it works you’ll have to understand the old school method of counting using vertical lines and 5 would be represented with a line through 4 vertical lines:

Now translate that to keeping score in ultimate (using shoes) and each side of the disc represents a team. So in this example, the score would be 8-6 for the team on the left.

Something I found helpful so I thought I’d pass it along!

Written by Ultimate Rob

Rob McLeod is a disc sports competitor, a 13 time World Record holder (including 6 Guinness World Records), 10-time World Champion, 2 time Quadruped title holder and currently holds the Canadian Distance Record. He created ultimaterob.com in 2009.