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Moorestown Parks and Recreation Now Offering Ultimate Frisbee

The sport will be offered on Sundays in April, May and June.

Moorestown Parks and Recreation Now Offering Ultimate Frisbee
Ultimate Frisbee is the newest of the spring programs offered to all participants from seventh graders to adults.  Teams and leagues will be determined by age.  Ultimate Frisbee will be held on Wesley Bishop Fields on Sundays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dates include: April 6, 13 and 27; May 4, 11 and 18; and June 1 and 8. 

This eight-week session is only $25 for residents and $45 for non-residents.  All participants must be pre-registered for the program.  There is no registration at the field.  Register at   www.moorestown.rec.com.         

Ultimate Frisbee was developed in 1968 by a group of students at Columbia High School in Maplewood, New Jersey. Although Ultimate Frisbee resembles many traditional sports in its athletic requirements, it is unlike most sports due to its focus on self-officiating, even at the highest levels of competition.

This concept, called Spirit of the Game, is integrated into the basic philosophy of the sport, written into the rules, and practiced at all levels of the game from local leagues to the World Games.

Combining the non-stop movement and athletic endurance of soccer with the aerial passing skills of football, a game of Ultimate is played by two teams with a flying disc or Frisbee™ on a field with end zones, similar to football. The object of the game is to score by catching a pass in the opponent’s end zone.

A player must stop running while in possession of the disc, but may pivot and pass to any of the other receivers on the field.  Ultimate Frisbee is a transition game in which players move quickly from offense to defense on turnovers that occur with a dropped pass, an interception, a pass out of bounds, or when a player is caught holding the disc for more than ten seconds.

Ultimate Frisbee is governed by Spirit of the Game™, a tradition of sportsmanship that places the responsibility for fair play on the players rather than referees. Ultimate Frisbee is played in more than 80 countries by an estimated 7 million of men and women, girls and boys. 

The international governing body, WFDF, represents 59 member associations in 56 countries.   Go to www.usaultimate.orgfor rules and more information about the Spirit of the Game.

--Press release from Moorestown Department of Parks and Recreation

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