Sporting Schools – Ulti-Mates

Ultimate Australia’s Ulti-Mates program is offered to Primary Schools Australia-wide via the Sporting Schools program. 

About Sporting Schools

Sporting Schools is a $280 million Australian Government initiative designed to help schools increase children’s participation in sport and connect them with community sport opportunities.

Sporting Schools programs are provided free to children and their families to help students build the confidence and capability to be active for life.

To help achieve this, Sport Australia has partnered with more than 35 national sporting organisations (NSOs). There is a program for primary schools, and a targeted program for Year 7 and 8 students in secondary schools.

Ultimate Australia’s Ulti-Mates program is offered to Primary Schools Australia-wide via the Sporting Schools program. Fly is now available to secondary schools.

About the Ulti-Mates program

Ultimate Australia’s Ulti-Mates program introduces Primary School children to the fun, inclusive and growing sport of Ultimate Frisbee.

Through a unique self-refereed and game based approach to team sport, Ulti-Mates develops and improves communication, fair play and social-emotional learning.

The Ulti-Mates program lessons are aligned to the Australian Curriculum and Physical Literacy Framework. 

Ulti-Mates consists of many fun activities, games and lessons that cater to two key age groups:

  • Foundation to Year 2
  • Year 3 to Year 6

Through modified games, Ulti-Mates introduces students to movement skills including throwing and catching a frisbee. Students will also develop a strong foundation in teamwork and fair play skills through an introduction to Ultimate Frisbee’s unique ‘Spirit of the Game’ concept.

About the Fly program

Ultimate Australia’s Fly program uses a game-based approach to introduce Year 7 and 8 students to the fun and emerging team sport of Ultimate Frisbee. Learning to throw and catch a frisbee captivates students from the start of the Fly program.

Students will enjoy developing their leadership and conflict resolution skills as they implement self-refereeing and spirit of the game into their game play. Regardless of current physical abilities, using a frisbee instead of a ball can level the playing field among your class, providing an opportunity for different students to excel as everyone develops new skills.

About Ultimate Frisbee

Ultimate Frisbee is the world’s fastest growing social sport with over seven million participants worldwide. Imagine a sport that combines the fast passes of Netball, with the high grabs of AFL, goals scored in endzones like Touch Football, and a regular ball is replaced by a more exciting frisbee – well what you’ve imagined is Ultimate Frisbee! But it gets even better: Ultimate Frisbee is so popular because it is the world’s only team sport played without referees. Players adhere to the highest level of fair play and integrity – referred to by Ultimate Frisbee players as ‘Spirit’ – and it leads to an enhanced experience for all players.