Ultimate is a non-contact, fast paced, self-officiated sport developed in 1968 by students at Columbia H.S. in Maplewood, N.J. Over forty plus years Ultimate has grown from a pick-up game to a sport with a national governing body, youth, college, and club championships, international competitions, two professionals leagues, and was recently recognized by the International Olympic Committee.
One main element of Ultimate that makes it unique is the fact that it’s self-officiated, which makes the players responsible for the integrity of the game. The Ultimate community calls this Spirit of the Game™ (SOTG). The responsibility for each player to uphold the Spirit of the Game puts integrity and honesty above outcome, combining healthy competition with respect for your opponent.
To find out more about Spirit of the Game, Ultimate, and FAQs about the sport, visit the USA Ultimate page.
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