For a simple overview of the game, read About Ultimate.
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.
- USAU 2020-21 Edition (PDF)
- Substantive Changes from 11th Edition to 2020-21 Edition
- VUL Exceptions and Additions to the 11th Edition
You can also download apps for your smartphone:
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:
- Ultimate in 10 Simple Rules
- Rules FAQ
- Gender Balance Rule
- Fouls - What to do
- Handling Disagreements - BE CALM
- Travels & Picks
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.