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At the Field


Players per team Competition format


8-12


Small-sided exhibition games are encouraged. Bring together 2-3 teams for 20-30 minute games. Team not playing in game should run a practice session. A skills competition could also be included.


One tournament per season with games of 30-40 minutes followed by a bye. Tournament should be hybrid events (skills competition and games).


Special rules


Introduce children to the simple rules of Ultimate: • Field setup • Initiating play • Scoring


• Moving the disc • Change of possession • Substitution


• Non-contact/Fouls • Self-officiating


All players should be selected to any teams/programs. Zone play restricted until high school (grade 9-12). No statistics recorded.


Game formats


Indoor and outdoor small-sided games – 4v4 or 5v5 with game length/time based on ensuring equal substitution. Skills games included at all games/practices.


Adding challenge – trying to pass to every player before scoring (cycle the disc).


Specialization Equipment required


Training to game ratio Recommended training times


Season length


All players should play equal time and try all positions. Each child should get a chance to pull, pick up the disc after turnover, etc.


Lighter weight (140-145g) and smaller diameter discs than standard, shoes or cleats, cones, uniforms or pinnies.


70:30


Ultimate sessions per week: 1-2 Session length: 1 hour


4-12 weeks


Game format 4v4


5v5


Recommended Learn to Play Field Sizes Team size


Playing field proper Width 8-12 10-12


18 m/10 yds 23 m/25 yds


Length


27 m/30 yds 39 m/42 yds


Endzone Length 3 m/3 yds


13 m/14 yds


ULTIMATE CANADA LTAD


42


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