Gym Class Ultimate Frisbee

Ultimate Frisbee is a fun, challenging, inclusive team sport. It is played in over 50 countries around the world and continues to grow rapidly. In the US, nearly 1 million people play the game. Competitive- level players who are members of USA Ultimate number over 35,000, with youth members outnumbering adult members for the first time since the sport began in 1968.

Ultimate Frisbee meets and exceeds the standards of what your school curriculum desires from an athletic program and has three important characteristics that make it ideal for schools:

  • Inexpensive – play anywhere, with minimal equipment
  • Educational – based on sportsmanship and fair-play
  • Coed – non-contact, girls and boys play together

The game is simple and straightforward: a field, two teams and one disc. It costs little to play and gives a lot back by encouraging healthy bodies, lifestyles and mentalities. Ultimate Frisbee teaches responsibility and fair-play by putting officiating, game management and team conduct largely in the hands of its players. This code of conduct is called the “Spirit Of The Game“.

Ultimate Frisbee promotes a culture of valuing all of its members and being inclusive by gender, race/ethnicity and levels of mental and physical ability. It’s a safe, non-contact sport where girls and boys play together even at the highest levels. This is a team sport in the purest sense—you literally cannot advance the disc without someone else to throw to—and is a great tool for building cohesion and community.

Why not Ultimate Frisbee?

Find out more (including 5 lesson plans for teachers) at: http://gymclassultimatefrisbee.com.

About Ultimate Rob

Rob McLeod is a frisbee ambassador and motivational speaker, a 12 time World Record holder (including 6 Guinness World Records), 12-time World Champion and currently holds the Canadian Distance Record. He created ultimaterob.com in 2009.

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