Active Frisbee

Active Frisbee is a fun Ultimate Frisbee program for women looking to learn how to play a new sport. The program was developed in partnership with VicHealth as part of their Active Women and Girls funding program.

FAQ for organisers

What do we need to have ready to host this program?

Active Frisbee doesn’t require much preparation to get going – just a suitable grass surfaced venue with access to change rooms, and enthusiastic participants!

What resources are provided to us?

Ultimate Victoria has a range of packages available for host organisations to run the program. Detailed session plans with videos of activities are provided but UV can also provide a tailored package for your organisation

  • Instructors – one of our accredited coaches can come and run the program, or we can provide training for your staff or volunteers to run it
  • Equipment – we can loan equipment for the duration of the program, or you can purchase it outright
  • Promotion – we can provide digital resources to promote the program in your local area and on social media

Contact us to discuss your club or organisation’s needs

FAQ for participants

Who plays Ultimate Frisbee?

It’s a really popular sport for university students, and nationally there are 36,000 people who play Ultimate Frisbee. Overall, the sport is played by 7 million people worldwide. Ultimate is a sport for both men and women, girls and boys, and it can be played indoors or in a park.

So there’s a Frisbee to throw around, but what exactly is Ultimate?

It’s a team sport, 7 a side, where the aim is to pass the frisbee to your team mate until you get to the end zone and score a point. There’s a bit of running up and down the field, and when you catch the Frisbee you can’t move your feet until you pass it again (a bit like netball). There are different types of passes and styles of Frisbee throws, and your opponent will try to intercept it. Once you have played the game a few times you’ll build some winning strategies.

Ultimate is recognised by the Australian Sports Commission and International Olympic Committee as a sport and they’re thinking of including it in the 2028 Olympics.

If I sign up and I’ve never played Ultimate Frisbee before, what will I be doing?

Active Frisbee is played as a modified version of Ultimate Frisbee. It is played on a smaller space with smaller teams. Active Frisbee teaches you the skills needed to play – catching and throwing – plus some simple tactics to get a game going.

Ultimate Frisbee is self-refereed, meaning it’s up to the players to make the game work! Coaches will show you how this works as you learn how to play.

If there’s no uniform, what should I wear?

Wear whatever is comfortable – runners, a t-shirt or singlet, shorts, leggings or tracksuit pants. You can get pretty warm running around, so maybe think about a layer or two that you can remove as the session goes.

What are the benefits of playing Ultimate Frisbee?

First and foremost, you’ll learn new skills and a new sport. If you like it, maybe you’ll get involved in a club or a league! It’s great exercise and good for developing hand-eye coordination and reflexes. It’s fun, a great way to make new friends, and the Active Frisbee program is ideal for beginners and players of all levels.

Playing sport is a great stress relief, a good way to take a break from work or study, and contributes to a healthy and active lifestyle.

Active Frisbee is a program we’ve created specifically for women who have never played before as the perfect introduction to the sport of Ultimate Frisbee. There are no try outs or tests – all women are welcome!

How much does it cost?

There is no initial membership or registration fee – just a per session price with a discount for paying for a four-week block.

Is there a policy on missed sessions?

We understand life gets busy sometimes! If you can’t make a session then that’s no problem at all. The program is casual by design and participants can come in and out at any time. Speak to the organisers at your local venue to see what can be worked out.