|McAllister Park Ultimate Frisbee
San Antonio, Texas
|When and Where
Sundays at 5:00 pm (as of June 8th, 2008)
We play on the practice soccer fields in McAllister Park. The park is located north of the airport and is bounded by Jones-Maltsburger, Bitters/StarCrest, Wetmore, and Thousand Oaks roads. Closest access to fields is the newer park entrance: on Starcrest 1/2 mile west of Wetmore. Proceed one mile on the park road to the soccer fields which are clearly visible on right side as the road makes a sharp left turn. Park in adjacent lot.
Questions: Rich Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org) (I moved to Austin in 2007 - JPK)
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|Background and Current Information
The group started play in early 2000 and was originally intended as a social event for Christian singles from different churches. Since that time, all sorts of players have joined the group. So, marital status and background makes no difference. Anyone and everyone is welcome to come out. The turnout is usually good. When the weather is comfortable, there are often enough players for two simultaneous games.
We typically play until dark, and people come and go as their time allows. Those of any athletic ability are welcome. We have beginners as well as those with near-expert abilities playing together on co-ed teams giving everyone an opportunity to contribute. If there are enough to do so, we'll break out an easy low intensity game for those who want that. The teams are remixed a couple of times throughout the day in order to have fun playing with and against different people.
Wear proper athletic clothing; cleats or aggressive treads on shoes are helpful. Guys especially can help by bringing both a colored and white shirt as that are how the teams are divided and allows for easy player strength adjustment. Bring a cooler or thermos for staying hydrated.
Important Notice: PLAY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
|Ultimate in 10 Simple Rules
1. The Field -- A rectangular shape with endzones at each end. A regulation field is 70 yards by 40 yards, with endzones 25 yards deep. (We play a modified field about 2/3 regulation size.)
2. Initiate Play -- Each point begins with both teams lining up on the front of their respective endzone line. The defense throws the disc to the offense. A regulation game has seven players per team.
3. Scoring -- Each time the offense completes a pass in the defense's endzone, the offense scores a point. Play is initiated after each score.
4. Movement of the Disc -- The disc may be advanced in any direction by completing a pass to a teammate. Players may not run with the disc. The person with the disc has ten seconds to throw the disc. The defender guarding the thrower counts out the stall count.
5. Change of possession -- When a pass in not completed (e.g. out of bounds, drop, block, interception), the defense immediately takes possession of the disc and becomes the offense.
6. Substitutions -- Players not in the game may replace players in the game after a score and during an injury timeout.
7. Non-contact -- No physical contact is allowed between players. Picks and screens are also prohibited. A foul occurs when contact is made.
8. Fouls -- When a player initiates contact on another player a foul occurs. When a foul disrupts possession, the play resumes as if the possession was retained. If the player committing the foul disagrees with the foul call, the play is redone.
9. Self-Refereeing -- Players are responsible for their own foul and line calls. Players resolve their own disputes.
10. Spirit of the Game -- Ultimate stresses sportsmanship and fair play. Competitive play is encouraged, but never at the expense of respect between players, adherence to the rules, and the basic joy of play.
Ultimate Players Association
Ultimate Frisbee for Beginners (pdf document)
San Antonio Ultimate (competitive club)
The "Ultimate" Frisbee Collection
J. Paul Knight's website
|Site Created: May 21, 2002
Last Updated: June 8, 2008