Spirit of the Game
Spirit of the game:
Ultimate relies upon a spirit of sportsmanship that places the responsibility for fair play on the player. Highly competitive play is encouraged, but never at the expense of mutual respect among competitors, adherence to the agreed upon rules, or the basic joy of play. Protection of these vital elements serves to eliminate unsportsmanlike conduct from the ultimate field. Such actions as taunting opposing players, dangerous aggression, belligerent intimidation, intentional infractions, or other “win-at-all-costs” behavior are contrary to the spirit of the game and must be avoided by all players.
Here are a few ideas for improving Spirit of the Game in your play:
1. Consider the other team as part of your ultimate community, not as an opponent to beat. Without them you wouldn’t be able to play.
2. Take time to learn the rules. HUC plays by the 11th Edition UPA Official Rules of Ultimate. The rules can be found here. It can be frustrating when others are unaware of the rules and un-willing to learn them. So take the time to read them.