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New Rules of Ultimate: All about the SOTGs

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on Sep. 13, 2019

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USAU has released new rules of Ultimate, the first update to the official rules since 2007’s 11th edition. It’s called the 2020-2021 Official Rules of Ultimate, hinting that, yes, they’re going to redo them every 2 years now.

It’s well worth reading. There’s lots of new stuff in there, especially about Spirit of the Game:
* a new Spirit of the Game definition and a greatly expanded description of SOTG
* Spirit Captains are a thing
* Spirit timeouts are a thing
* Spirit circles are in there too
* there’s Spirit examples, lots of them

It’s not an exaggeration to say that this is the biggest development in SOTG since it was added to the rules in the 7th edition, and I’m thrilled about it.

I’m not directly involved in the USA rules or SOTG efforts, but I will tell you that I spent a huge amount of time gathering feedback from global Spirit folks, and then working with USAU to help get the Spirit of the Game section into the shape it’s in (and also being so impressed by the work that they’re doing).

Today feels pretty good.



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