Rules of Ultimate

For a simple overview of the game, read About Ultimate.

Full Rules

New! Starting January 1, 2020 we follow USAU 2020-21 edition rules for all our formats, with some exceptions and additions. All players should be familiar with the rules. Please note we are reviewing and updating the VUL exceptions, as some are now in alignment with the USAU Rules. 

You can also download apps for your smartphone:

Shorter Versions

Although we do recommend that every player reads the full rules, we recognize that it can take a while to understand them all, especially when you're just starting. Begin by reading the following, and then graduate to reading the full rules:

Beginner's Rules Quiz

If you are in your first few months, or even years of playing be sure to do our beginner's rules quiz. It covers some of the more common rules that beginner's get confused about.

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