VicFlick is Ultimate Victoria’s junior program for secondary school age participants, up to 18 years old.
VicFlick is a modified form of ultimate frisbee that is played on a smaller field with less players to focus on skills rather than athleticism, and ensure every participant has the opportunity to be involved in gameplay.
Participants learn a fun, dynamic, inclusive and fast growing sport that offers a wealth of competition opportunities while making new friends. It is also a great way to develop leadership and teamwork skills that will benefit young people both on and off the field.
VicFlick is the entry point for our youth participation pathways. Opportunities to play after graduating from VicFlick include
- Playing for a club team at tournaments
- Ultimate Victoria High School State Championships
- U18 Victorian Representative teams (competing at Australian Youth Ultimate Championships annually)
FAQ for club or association organisers
What do we need to have ready to host this program?
VicFlick doesn’t require much preparation to get going – just a suitable grass surface venue 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?
VicFlick is played as a modified version of Ultimate Frisbee. It is played on a smaller space with smaller teams. VicFlick 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 VicFlick program is ideal for beginners and players of all levels.
FAQ for Parents
How old are the other participants?
The program is for children aged 6-14 years old, however some venues may allow participants a little either side of that age bracket to take part provided it is safe for them to do so.
Is there a responsible adult in charge?
Yes. Each session is run by a trained, experienced coach.
Can parents stay and watch?
Most venues will have an area where you can stay and watch the session. Some coaches may even allow you to join in if you want to try it out yourself!
What child safety precautions are in place?
VicFlick adheres to Ultimate Victoria’s and Australian Flying Disc Association’s safe play policies, which can be viewed here. All coaches and volunteers possess Working With Children Checks and abide by the AFDA’s Member Protection Policy. The Ultimate Victoria board and management are currently working on a Child Safety Policy to encompass all elements of existing policy and practice into a single document – we will make this available once it is completed.
Most venues have staff with first aid qualifications that support our coaches. For venues without staff, our coaches are required to hold updated first aid qualifications.
How much does it cost?
There is no initial membership or registration fee – just a per session price.
Is there a policy on missed sessions?
We understand life gets busy sometimes! If a participant 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.