For a quick summary, read Ultimate in 10 Simple Rules.
Full Rules of Ultimate
We follow USA Ultimate (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
- Under Resources you'll find a PDF version.
- Substantive Changes from 11th Edition to 2020-21 Edition
- VUL Exceptions & Additions to USAU Rules
- VUL Indoor Ultimate Rules
You can also download apps for your smartphone:
Applying the Rules
It can take a while to understand all of the rules and how to apply them in game situations, especially when you're just starting! Read the following guides for assistance.
- Rules FAQ
- VUL Carbon Flip
- VUL Gender Balance Rule
- Fouls - What to do
- Handling Disagreements - BE CALM
- Travels & Picks
- Visual Guide to Rules - a PDF produced by the Montreal Ultimate
Take Our Rules Quiz!
If you are in your first few months, or want to test your knowledge even after years of playing be sure to take our rules quiz. It covers some of the more common rules that we can all sometimes get confused about.