Great for large classes (55+ students) of coed students with beginner skills.
It is recommended students have received prior introduction to throwing and catching skills in small groups of two. Otherwise, this may be used as the introductory skill if their is limited amounts of frisbees.
Allow for students to freely practice throwing and catching skills of their choice (guided discovery). Model throwing (backhand and forehand) and catching (One hand, two hand, pancake) techniques prior to releasing students to independently practice skills.
After students have spent time practicing skills, bring students in and introduce the Ultimate Frisbee game. Have two teams model how to play the game while other students watch and learn. Then have the other group of students play the game on a separate playing area.
Students will work as a team to get the frisbee from one end zone to the other. Students may not take more than two steps when the frisbee is in their hand. If a student drops the frisbee, throws it out of bounds, or intercepts a pass, it is a turnover. Teams receive one point each time the team throws a frisbee to a person in the end zone. A player may also take their two steps into the end zone to score.
Once students have learned how to play the game, the game may be advanced to an ultimate frisbee tournament.