Venue – Foster Park, Goulds Road, Rolleston (hubbed with hockey, table tennis, touch)
Entry Fee – $80+gst per team
Ultimate Contact: Richard Fernando – Canterbury Ultimate
Manager’s Meeting: 10.35am, 17 September, at Foster Park.
Rules: The Koru Games Ultimate Competition will be played under the following rules, based on WFDF rules.
- All games will be played in the spirit of ‘Fair Play’. To mark this all players will shake hands before and after each game.
- All competitions are five-a-side, with a maximum number of 10 per squad (equal gender split).
- Games will be played on a grass field (25m x 70m approx. which includes 10m endzones)
- Games will consist of two 20 minute halves, swapping directions when each point is scored.
- Starting play – each point begins with both teams lining up on their endzones. The defence team throws (“pulls”) the disc to the offence. Pulls are long throws to give the defence team a chance to get down the field soon enough to stop the advancing offensive team. It is not a turnover if the disc is dropped (this is a change to standard rules for younger players)
- Scoring – a point is scored when a player catches a pass in the defence’s end zone. Play starts again after each score. The teams exchange ends. The team who just scored remains in that end zone and the opposing team takes the opposite end zone.
- Movement of the disc – the disc may be thrown in any direction by completing a pass to a teammate. Players may not run with the disc. The person with the disc has ten seconds to throw the disc. The defender guarding the thrower counts out the ten seconds.
- Change of possession – when a pass is not completed (e.g. out of bounds, drop, block, intercept, stalled – see below) the defence immediately takes possession of the disc and becomes the offence.
- Substitutions – teams are allowed to substitute players during a point by tagging at half-way (this is a change from standard rules for younger players)
- Non-contact – no physical contact is allowed between players. A foul occurs when contact is made.
- Fouls – a foul is the result of contact between players. When a foul disrupts possession, the play resumes as if the possession is 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.
Throw away – the thrower misses his target and the disc falls to the ground
Drop – the receiver is not able to catch the disc
Block – a defender deflects the disc in mid-flight, causing it to hit the ground
Interception – a defender catches a disc thrown by the offense
Out of bounds – the disc lands out of bounds, hits an object out of bounds or is caught by a player who lands out of bounds or leaps from outside the playing field
Stall – a player on offence does not throw the disc before the defender has counted out ten seconds.
Competitions: There will be a Mixed tournament only. Mixed teams must have an even gender split within the squad and match genders at all times on the field of play (minimum of two of each gender at any time).
Format: The Ultimate tournament has a mixed competition only. They will play round robin games in pools, the results of which will give seeding for a knockout round resulting in overall placings.
Officials: The Ultimate tournament is self-refereed. As such, players are responsible for their own foul and line calls. Players resolve their own disputes
Team Manager: All teams must be accompanied by a manager (teacher, parent, senior student).
First Aid: Physio Steps will be set up at Foster Park for the duration of the Games and will deal with any injuries that arise. They will also provide strapping at additional cost (cash only).
Food/Beverage: This is currently being sourced.
Equipment: Each team will be responsible for supplying a match disc.