General Tournament Guidelines
Get your team together! You can either form a team with your youth group, you can make a team with your friends, or we can put you on a team. The tournament will take place Saturday afternoon on the back property of Germantown Church of Christ. During the tournament there will be other activities going on such as service projects, Video Game Truck, life size checkers, jenga or connect four, ping pong and air hockey or you can just hang out with your new friends under the pavilion with something cool to drink. There are activities for everyone!
- Mixed Teams - create your team of no more than 6 people as you will be paired with another group.
- Consistent teams – If a player decides that they would like to play Ultimate Frisbee and Ultimate Volleyball, then they must keep the same teams for both sports Not everyone must play both sports and the size of the teams may vary, but to avoid scheduling conflicts, if you are playing both, then you must stay on the same team.
- Substitutions - Players not in the game may replace players in the game after a score.
- 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 Frisbee Specific Guidelines
- Initiate Play - Each point begins with both teams lining up on the front of their respective endzone line. The defense yells “ULTIMATE” as loud as they can and throws the disc to the offense.
- Scoring - Each time the offense completes a pass in the defense’s endzone, 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 (“the marker”) counts out the stall count.
- Change of Possession - When a pass is not completed (e.g. out of bounds, drop, block, interception), the defense immediately takes possession of the disc and becomes the offense.
- 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-Refereeing - Players are responsible for their own foul and line calls. Players resolve their own disputes.
Ultimate Volleyball Specific Guidelines
- Game Duration - Each game will be played to 15. The game must be won by a minimum of two points. Play may not continue past the score of 21. In the event that a team is not ahead by two and you have gone past 15 points, the first team to 21 wins.
- Scoring - A team does not have to be serving to score a point. It a team is unable to return a ball to the other team unsuccessfully, then the other team is awarded a point.
- Violations - While there are many violations in volleyball, we will only be calling a few of them. Each team is only allowed to hit the ball three times, while trying to return the ball to the other team. Also, no player may touch the ball two times consecutively when trying to return the ball to the other team. (The only exception to this is if a block is involved.) If either of these violations occur, the other team will be awarded the point.
- Serving - A player may serve the ball overhand or underhand. The player will continue to serve until the other team wins the point. After a lost serve, when your team regains the serve, you must rotate your positions and a new person must serve.
- Coin Toss - The team that is awarded service at the beginning of the game will be determined by a coin toss.
- Referees - Adults will be on hand to call violations and to determine if the ball remained in or went outside of the court of play.