Player Saftey


Ultimate is a non-contact sport. Players should maintain body awareness and control at all times so as to avoid dangerous collisions or contact with other players.

Players must show respect to fellow players and opponents consistent with Spirit of the Game. High level competitive play is encouraged, but never at the expense of sportsmanship or a “win at all costs” mentality.

Incidents of misconduct may be reported to


A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that changes the way the brain normally functions. A concussion is caused by bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. Severity may range from “mild” to “severe”. Even a seemingly harmless impact with another play or the ground, such as in a layout, might cause a concussion. Some players may be more prone than others.

Use these signs to assess if a concussion may have occurred:

Reported concussion signs

  • Headache or “pressure” in head
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Problems balancing or dizziness
  • Double or blurry vision
  • Bothered by light or noise
  • Feeling sluggish, hazy, foggy or groggy
  • Concentration or memory problems or confusion
  • Just not “feeling right” or “feeling down”

Observed concussion signs

  • Can’t recall events prior to or after hit or fall
  • Appears dazed or stunned
  • Forgets an instruction or assignment
  • Is unsure of game, score or opponent
  • Moves clumsily
  • Answers questions slowly
  • Loses consciousness (even briefly)
  • Shows mood, behavior, or personality changes

If you suspect that a player has a concussion, remove the athlete from play and seek medical attention.

Signs and symptoms generally show up soon after the injury; however you may not know how serious the injury is at first and some symptoms may not show up for hours or days.

Learn more about concussions through the CDC’s Heads Up program.

Safe Sport

Bullying, hazing and abuse (physical, mental or sexual) have no place in sports.

Resources and training materials concerning these actions are available through the US Center for SafeSport.

Any players, participants or spectators may report incidents to

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