Ultimate is a competitive team sport played with a flying disc. It is called ultimate rather than "ultimate Frisbee" because "Frisbee" is a trademarked brand name for discs made by Wham-O. The object of the game is to score points by passing the disc into the opposing endzone. The idea is similar to football with the exception of not allowing the player to run while holding the disc. The advancement of the disc must be completed by passing.
The game began in the late 60's promoting the principles of fair play, sportsmanship, and the joy of play by a group of high school students. The name "ultimate" came from the claim that the game was the ultimate sports experience.
Ultimate is known for the Spirit of the Game. The following description is from the offical ultmate rules establish by the Ultimate Players Association:
Ultimate has traditionally relied upon a spirit of sportsmanship which places the responsibility for fair play on the player. Highly competitive play is encouraged, but never at the expense of the bond of mutual respect between players, adherence to the agreed upon rules of the game, or the basic joy of play. Protection of these vital elements serves to eliminate adverse conduct from the Ultimate field. Such actions as taunting of opposing players, dangerous aggression, intentional fouling, or other 'win-at-all-costs' behavior are contrary to the spirit of the game and must be avoided by all players.
Players are responsible for foul calls and resolve their own disputes. This creates a spirit of honesty and respect on the playing field. There are usually no referees needed for the game.
The ultimate we play at FMS is relaxed and fun. We do not apply all rules of the official game but we try to adhere to the offical rules as much as possible.