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The URI Women’s Ultimate team, Disky Business, is a competitive and fun team that competes around the New England region, and against other Division I schools around the country. The sport of ultimate frisbee is like no other. Members of the team are more like a family than anything else, and the family has grown from 7 players on the women’s team when the team was first founded,, to approximately 40 players now. Disky Business is on its third season with two teams and both programs have grown substantially. There is an A team, Business, and B team, Disky, to accommodate players of different experience levels. The team takes part in several tournaments each semester, utilizing the Fall as a training season for rookies to get to know the sport, build on fundamentals and to start preparing all Disky Business athletes for the College Series at the end of the Spring. URI Women’s Ultimate is governed by USA Ultimate.
Our programs have been successful in a variety of elite competitions. Our A team, Business, is ranked 1st in Rhode Island and 6th in New England. Our B team, Disky, has grown to become a high level B team in New England, which is quite impressive.
Team Mission: To improve program performance through player development, strategic organization, and a culture that respects Spirit of the Game.
Team Vision: We are a well-respected ultimate program in New England that develops player skill and knowledge, hosts high-caliber tournaments, and wins tournaments and spirit awards.
Team Values: We value hard work, respect, honesty, and open communication
Ultimate combines aspects of football, soccer, and basketball to create a unique and challenging sport.
The following 10 rules provide the basic framework for the sport of Ultimate
Ultimate in 10 simple rules:
The Field: A rectangular shape with end zones at each end. A regulation field is 70 yards by 40 yards, with end zones 25 yards deep.
- Initiate Play: Each point begins with both teams lining up on the front of their respective end zone line. The defense throws (“pulls”) the disc to the offense. A regulation game has seven players per team.
- Scoring: Each time the offense completes a pass in the defense’s end zone, the offense scores a point. Play is initiated after each score.
- 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 (“thrower”) has ten seconds to throw the disc. The defender guarding the thrower (“marker”) counts out the stall count.
- 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.
- Substitutions: Players not in the game may replace players in the game after a score and during an injury timeout.
- Non-contact: No physical contact is allowed between players. Picks and screens are also prohibited. A foul occurs when contact is made.
- 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.
- Self-Officiating: Players are responsible for their own foul and line calls. Players resolve their own disputes.
- 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.