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At the Field


Players per team Competition format Game formats


10-14 (league) and 12-16 (tournament) League play: 1-2 games per week


Tournaments: High school - maximum 3 games per day, maximum 90 min. games. Junior High: maximum 3 games per day, maximum 75 min. games One-two tournaments a season. No more than two games in a row during a tournament.


Special rules


Modified field size and game length for early stage athletes. Transition to full size fields later in stage No zone until high school.


Indoor and outdoor small-sided games (4v4, 5v5 and 6v6) and skills challenges early in the season and transition to full field games later in the stage/season.


Small-sided games can be used as training later in the season/stage as well to increase contact with disc. Vary field size for lessons – smaller fields make person-to-person coverage easier while larger fields make offensive movement easier.


Skills games included at all games/practices. Specialization


Equipment required Training to game ratio


Recommended training each week


Play multiple positions and teach basics of each position early on in the stage. Start focusing on 2-3 positions at high end (e.g. handler vs. cutter; deep/mid/under cutter; handler vs. cutter mark.


Full-size discs, cleats, cones, uniforms or pinnies. 60:40


• 1-2 practices


• 1-2 weight sessions (high repetition e.g. 3 sets @ 15 repetitions before age 14. Bodyweight exercises (EG: push-ups) are desirable at all ages, but may be most appropriate before age 14. All weight training should have a functional component that relates to the game of Ultimate


• 2-3 sessions involving running and/or complementary sports • 2-3 throwing sessions • Additional stretching (static and dynamic) sessions


Season length


Note that elements can be included as part of practice or joined with other sessions. 8-16 weeks (combination of indoor and outdoor based on region)


Game format 4v4


5v5 7v7


Recommended Train to Play Field Sizes Team size


Playing Field Proper Width 8-10 10-12


10-14 league 12-16 tourn.


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18 m/10 yds 23 m/25 yds 32 m/35 yds


Length


27 m/30 yds 39 m/42 yds 45.7 m/50 yds


Endzone Length 3 m/3 yds


13 m/14 yds 16.5 m/18 yds


ULTIMATE CANADA LTAD


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