Explanation of the Spirit of the Game scoring sheet
17 December 2011
The WFDF Spirit of the Game (SOTG) committee has developed a document listing the objectives of the WFDF/BULA SOTG scoring sheet (available in 27 languages) and how, by following guidelines, players ensure these objectives can be achieved. The document gives guidance to tournament and league directors on how to ensure good SOTG practices are followed on and off the field. The document is currently available for download in English and Spanish. More languages to follow.
WFDF Sponsors Ultimate Peace to Host Clinics in Conjunction with WFDF PanAmerican Ultimate Champions
08 December 2011
Ultimate Peace led a program in late November with a team of American and Israeli coaches in the city of Medellin, Colombia in advance of the 2011 WFDF PanAmerican Ultimate Championship in the city of Medellin, Colombia. Ultimate Peace held five days of clinics for approximately 40 coaches from Colombia, Mexico, and Argentina and around 200 Colombian youth players, all focused on promoting the five values of Ultimate Peace: Mutual Respect, Integrity, Non-Violence, Friendship, and fun. This is the first step in a three year program to culminate with a program in Cali to be held in conjunction with the 2013 World Games.
Read more: WFDF Sponsors Ultimate Peace to Host Clinics in Conjunction with WFDF PanAmerican Ultimate Champions
USA Takes Gold in Both Open and Women’s Divisions of WFDF Pan-American Ultimate Championships
08 December 2011
The 2011 WFDF Pan American Ultimate Championships (PAUC) were held in rain-soaked Medellín, Colombia on November 24-26, 2011. On the Open side, Seattle Sockeye of the USA teams defeated Warao of Venezuela. The Women’s Championship game featured the consecutive six-time USA Ultimate champion -- as well as reigning WUGC and WUCC champion -- Fury of San Francisco – who defeated Bamboo of Bogota, Colombia. Spirit of the Game trophies were awarded to the Pre-Selection Colombia mixed team in the Open division and to Fury in the Womens’ Division.
Read more: USA Takes Gold in Both Open and Women’s Divisions of WFDF Pan-American Ultimate Championships
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WELCOME to the new WFDF official website
Written by Robert L. "Nob" Rauch, WFDF President
26 November 2011
It is my pleasure to introduce the new official World Flying Disc Federation website in its beta version. The website has been developed with “joomla” and was developed by Andre Kruse of Germany and our Executive Director Volker Bernardi. We ask that you check out the new site and provide any comments or suggestions to our Executive Director. During this beta test, the new website will be run at www.wfdf.net while the old site will be maintained at www.wfdf.org. Our old site will be run in parallel over the next six weeks until we make a final transition at year end, at which point we will consolidate the new site at our dot org address.
This re-launch of the official communication tool of the WFDF is a first step of several in our attempt to utilize the modern communication channels that have been developed over the last decade. The new website will be a work in progress for some time and will eventually feature an up-to-date content management system and many other tools to support the administrative work of WFDF and communicate to our member associations, athletes, players and fans.
Please be sure to give us your feedback a soon as possible so that we can ensure the new site is fully functional, and we encourage suggestions on enhancements that would make it even more effective as a communication and information tool.
Robert “Nob” Rauch
WFDF Pan American Ultimate Championships (PAUC) 2011 are under way in Colombia
26 November 2011
The WFDF 2011 Pan American Ultimate Championships are under way in the city of Medellin, Colombia. News and results can be found on the official website of the event.
USA Wins Five of Six Divisions at World Championships of Beach Ultimate
01 September 2011
The USA came away with the gold medal in five of the six divisions of the 2011 World Championships of Beach Ultimate, a week-long event finishing Saturday 27 August and held in Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy. The event was co-hosted this year by World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) and Beach Ultimate Lovers Associations (BULA).
This was the biggest World Championship of Beach Ultimate by far, with 1,060 players on 72 teams from 29 countries and five continents. The tournament, directed by Max Vitali and overseen by Patrick van der Valk (WFDF Beach chair and BULA president), was held on the beach in front of Getur Sports Village, a 90 minute drive from Venice on the Adriatic Sea. This was the first World Championship of Beach Ultimate co-hosted by WFDF, with previous events held in 2007 in Maceio, Brazil and in 2004 in Figueira da Foz, Portugal.
Read more: USA Wins Five of Six Divisions at World Championships of Beach Ultimate
World Championships of Beach Ultimate (WCBU) 2011 to be hosted by WFDF and BULA - countdown is running
11 August 2011
The third edition of the World Championships of Beach Ultimate, co-hosted this year by World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) and Beach Ultimate Lovers Associations (BULA), will run from 21 - 27 August 2011 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy).
It is expected to be the biggest event in Beach Ultimate by far and will be held at Getur Sports Village, a 90 minute drive from Venice on the Adriatic Sea, where there is space for 2,500 players and guests in a state-of-the-art resort center for sport, health and fitness.
Read more: World Championships of Beach Ultimate (WCBU) 2011 to be hosted by WFDF and BULA - countdown is running
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Latest WFDF Communiques
22 July 2014 - Official Communication
The WFDF 2014 World Junior Ultimate Championships are under way in Lecco, Lombardy, Italy from 20-26 July 2014.
The daily newsletter provides recaps, results, special information and forecasts from the event.
The daily newsletter - Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - material from Skyd Magazine.
17 July 2014 - Official Communication
WFDF is pleased to announce that it has published 2014 annual census of its member associations. The census, which has been done continually since 2002, reports that there were 145,592 athletes who were members of the 60 disc sports associations in 56 countries that are members of WFDF. Of the total, 29% are women, 16% are under 19, and 16% are over 35.
16 July 2014 - Official Communication
WFDF is pleased to announce that it has published a report of the results of the first ever Global Disc Sports Community survey, which was launched in February 2014. The 2014 survey was designed to gather input from athletes, coaches, administrators, tournament directors, and anyone else involved with disc sports from around the globe. The survey was conducted in February and March 2014 on www.surveymonkey.com and was open to anyone.
25 June 2014 - Official Communication
WFDF is pleased to announce that USA Ultimate (USAU) was recognized by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) on 10 June 2014 as a USOC Recognized Sport Organization.
“We are extremely excited to hear the news about the formal recognition of USA Ultimate, WFDF’s largest member association, by the United States Olympic Committee,” stated WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch. “This is an important acknowledgement of the successful role USAU plays in organizing the entire gamut of Ultimate events in the US from elite competition to grass roots development. It is also another confirmation from the Olympic Movement that our focus on ‘spirit of the game’ is seen as a selling point and not a hindrance to acceptance in the world of sport.”
18 June 2014 - Official Communication
WFDF is pleased to announce that the updated Appendix to the Rules of Ultimate is released. The Appendix incorporates the recommendations that were made regarding Game Advisors as part of the Interim Report of the WFDF Spirit of the Game (SOTG) Task Force.
This Interim Report was released, along with the Final Report, on June 4. The Final Report included additional recommendations regarding the role of Game Advisors, and these additional recommendations, if approved by Congress at Lecco in August, will be considered for future updates.
18 June 2014 - Official Communication
WFDF is pleased to announce that the Japan Flying Disc Association (JFDA) was approved by the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) on 9 June 2014 as a JOC-recognized organization.
“We are extremely pleased about this news from Asia about the formal recognition of our largest member association on the continent by the Japanese Olympic Committee,” stated WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch.
05 June 2014 - Official Communication
WFDF’s Board of Directors and Ultimate Committee are seeking bids from potential host organizers for the WFDF 2015 Asia-Oceanic Guts Club Championships (AOGCC).
The AOGCC 2015 will be the first ever Club Championships in the Asian-Oceania region for the flying disc sport of Guts. The event is expected to be held bi-annually and is comprised of club teams competing in the Guts divisions.
04 June 2014 - Official Communication
Interim recommendations already adopted for implementation at WUCC, other proposals to be reviewed at Congress
WFDF is pleased to announce that the final report and recommendations of the Spirit of the Game (SOTG) Task Force have been approved by its Board of Directors and now are published for review by the Flying Disc community under this link to the final report and recommendations.
“We are extremely pleased to publish this final report of the SOTG Task Force, which received unanimous support by the Board of Directors. It is the culmination of nearly nine months of work by all of the members of the task force in evaluating some difficult and, at times, contentious topics,” stated WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch. “The task force was led by Rueben Berg who organized the discussions clearly and kept the group very focused over the entire period. I am pleased with the result and believe that the revisions which are to be introduced in two phases have achieved our stated objectives.”
03 June 2014 - Official Communication
WFDF had established its first ever Athletes’ Commission with elections held during the WUGC 2012 in Sakai, Japan. As the initial term of the Commission members comes to an end in 2014 during World Ultimate Club Championships (WUCC), WFDF is now putting out a new call for nominations for the Athletes’ Commission to be voted on by the participating athletes at the WFDF 2014 WUCC in Lecco, Italy.
The WFDF Athletes’ Commission was established to promote open communication with, and solicit feedback from, current elite flying disc athletes, and give them a formal role in the decision-making process of WFDF. The WFDF Athletes’ Commission has as its main focus the issues facing athletes in the sport of Ultimate, as this is our largest disc sport constituency and the one that is involved in the World Games.
02 June 2014 - Official Communication
WFDF’s Board of Directors and Ultimate Committee are seeking bids from potential host organizers for the WFDF 2016 World Ultimate & Guts Championships (WUGC).
The WUGC is the premier world championship event for the flying disc disciplines of Ultimate and Guts. The event is held every four years and is comprised of national teams competing in Ultimate in the Open, Women’s, Mixed, Open Masters, Women’s Masters divisions, and in Guts. The event was first held in 1983 in Gothenburg Sweden and was most recently held in 2012 Sakai, Japan.
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