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Spirit of the Game 

"Spirit of the Game is a set of principles which places the responsibility for fair play on the player. Highly competitive play is encouraged, but never at the expense of mutual respect among competitors, adherence to the agreed upon rules, or the basic joy of play. All players are responsible for knowing, administering, and adhering to the rules. The integrity of ultimate depends on each player's responsibility to uphold the Spirit of the Game, and this responsibility should remain paramount. It is assumed that no player will intentionally violate the rules; thus there are no harsh penalties for inadvertent infractions, but rather a method for resuming play in a manner that simulates what most likely would have occurred absent the infraction. An intentional infraction is cheating and considered a gross offense against the Spirit of the Game. Players are morally bound to abide by the rules and not gain advantage by knowingly committing an infraction, or calling one where none exists." From Section 2. Spirit of the Game, items A, B and C.

Excerpts from the 2020-21 Rules of Ultimate.


Spirit of the Game Resources 

WFDF Spirit of the Game Score Sheet

Spirit of the Game Score Reporter Tracking Sheet - for TDs

The Science of Spirit of the Game