Ultimate Victoria is a partner of and officially recognised by School Sport Victoria.
Why play Ultimate?
WHY PLAY ULTIMATE?
HERE’S 5 GOOD REASONS!
- Non-contact – as a non-contact sport it is a great, safe sport for students of all ages, sizes and abilities.
- Self-refereed – the self-refereeing aspect of Ultimate encourages a mature response to competitive situations.
- Skill Acquisition – the task of throwing a frisbee accurately and catching it successfully is great for the development of hand-eye co-ordination.
- Fun – we regularly find that students who wouldn’t usually get involved in PE really take an interest in Ultimate.
- Co-ed – Ultimate is most commonly played with both men and women. Most leagues in Australia are Mixed!
Ultimate is a unique sport that fosters many traditional fundamental motor skills, as well as requiring new frisbee specific skills. The game itself develops many fundamental motor skills such as running, leaping and the vertical jump. Ultimate also develops hand-eye co-ordination and catching skills as well as the unique forehand, backhand and overhead throwing skills needed to propel the disc. These new skills are easy and fun to learn and many of the movements can be adapted from other sports.
SPIRIT OF THE GAME
Ultimate also provides a unique approach to officiating, allowing the players themselves to resolve disputes. The Spirit of the Game (SOTG) is the governing rule of the sport that trusts players to play within the rules in an honest and friendly-yet-competitive environment. SOTG allows players many opportunities for leadership as well as situations for players to practice conflict resolution that can easily be transferred to other areas of life. SOTG is best defined as: Play hard; play fair. In a time when sedentary children are often considered the norm, Ultimate can inspire participants to continue playing this and other alternative sports. The fast-paced game of Ultimate is a fantastic cardio workout with many new skills to master. This ensures the game is always entertaining. Simply playing throw and catch has many health benefits as you chase and jump attempting to make a catch.
We are in the process of developing a number of free resources for schools in Victoria. Once these are complete they will be uploaded here. In the meantime, our friends in Western Australia have some helpful tools:
- Rule Modifications : to suit ages 9-10
- Rule Modifications : to suit ages 11-12
- Rule Modifications : to suit ages 13-17
You can also find some great resources for beginners, schools, Ultimate skills and video demonstrations of modified activities at the Australian Flying Disc Association’s website here.
Staff PD sessions
STAFF PD SESSIONS
Ultimate Victoria can facilitate an Australian Flying Disc Association (AFDA) Level 1 Coaching Course for Sports Coordinators and/or teachers within your school or local division. This coaching course will provide participants with an understanding and skill set to introduce and teach the sport of Ultimate to beginners. This course would be highly beneficial for teachers if you would like to introduce Ultimate to your students and include as a weekly sport, or for preparation for participating in or facilitating inter-school Ultimate competitions.
Level 1 Courses come with one FULL day training in classroom & on the field, assessments, subject specific manuals, and registration with the Australian Sports Commission as a registered Ultimate Frisbee Coach. If timing is limited for you and other sports coordinators, the Level 1 Coach Course can be broken down across several afternoons (approx. 1.5 hours each) to cover the necessary modules and achieve accreditation.
More information on AFDA Level 1 Coach Courses here.
Alternatively, Ultimate Victoria can also facilitate shorter introductory ‘How to Teach’ Ultimate sessions to help teachers facilitate Ultimate sessions in your school. If you are interested or have any questions please contact our Development Officer.
If your school sports district is interested in including Ultimate Frisbee as a weekly sport, or running Ultimate Frisbee during your Inter-School sports days, please get in touch with Ultimate Victoria. We could support your regional sports days by running some introductory skills, creating a draw and also helping convene the day. The highlight of the calendar is the Ultimate Victoria High School State Championships (UVHSSC), held annually by Ultimate Victoria. There are two High School State Championships during the year:
- Year 9-12 High School State Championships in Semester 1
- Year 7-8 High School State Championships in Semester 2
More information below with registration details. If you have any further questions regarding the UVHSSC and also about introducing Ultimate within your school sports district, contact Jack: firstname.lastname@example.org
2020 UV SECONDARY SCHOOL STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS YEARS 9-12
Location: Royal Park, Parkville (Ryder, MacAlister, and Ransford Oval)
Date: Wednesday 25th March
Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm
Format: 5-a-side. Pool play + finals
Divisions: Girls Year 9-12 (combined), Boys/Open Year 9-12 (combined)
Team Size: 10-12 players
Cost: Per team ($100 per Boys team, $80 per Girls team)
2020 UV SECONDARY SCHOOL STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS YEAR 7-8
Details to be confirmed.
Supported by School Sport Victoria.
Single disc = $20
Pack of 15 discs = $280
Postage is included in the price.
World Flying Disc Federation approved discs.
To purchase discs from Ultimate Victoria, please email admin [at] ultimatevictoria.com.au. Please include the number of discs you would like to purchase and the details for delivery in the correspondence.