In most ultimate games players will spend part of their time on the sideline. Time spent off the playing field allows a player to recuperate, hydrate and tend to any other personal matters as required. That said, it is important to recognise that you are still part of a team who is currently involved in a game and that you have an important role to play even though you’re on the sideline.
Put another way, players on the sideline have a role to play in the same way that on-field players will be called upon to fulfil a role during any given point. The role of a player on the sideline can vary and some of the responsibilities of that role are as follows: