The WFDF Ultimate Rules Sub-Committee is pleased to release the new WFDF Rules of Ultimate website, which is at rules.wfdf.org. The new site includes an interactive html version of the Rules of Ultimate, a discussion forum and a new Rules Accreditation process.
The Rules Accreditation process is designed to allow players to demonstrate that they have read and understood the Rules of Ultimate. There are two types of Accreditation: (1) WFDF Accreditation – Standard: For all types of players (including those who have not played a game); and (2) WFDF Accreditation – Advanced: For experienced players only. Players who successfully complete the quiz will be issued with a certificate. A register of people who are Rules Accredited is updated each month and is available from the Rules Website. Tournament Directors and League Directors are encouraged to require players on each team to be Rules Accredited. This could include requiring all players to have the Standard Accreditation and for 1 or 2 players on each team to have the Advanced Accreditation.
There is an important note regarding Rules Accredited players:
- They have the same responsibilities on the field as every other player
- They do not release a Captain from their responsibility to ensure their team upholds the Spirit of the Game
- They do not replace the requirement for each player to learn and apply the rules and play with good Spirit
The site also includes an updated version of the WFDF Rules of Ultimate 2013 – Appendix, as well as all other supporting documentation.
Robert “Nob” Rauch, WFDF President, stated: “Rueben, Si, and all the members of the Rules Sub-Committee have put a lot of thought and effort into this first accreditation procedure. We think it is an important step in ensuring that players can better play fairly in our self-officiated sport and we will be looking to improve on it as we get player experience in the process.”
If you have any questions about this, or any other rules issue, please do not hesitate to contact the Chair of the WFDF Ultimate Rules Sub-Committee, Rueben Berg, at firstname.lastname@example.org.