|Weather and field conditions were less than optimal–40 degrees, rain, and mud–but the guys didn’t seem to care.
Left: 9 a.m.game. Center: 11a.m. game. Right: 1 p.m. game.
- Football — The pull is similar to a kickoff that begins play or is after a score. A goal is scored when a player catches a legal pass in the end zone.
- Basketball –The lead handler is like a point guard. The player with the disc establishes a pivot foot and cannot run with the disc. Defensive players guard offensive players man to man. Fouls are called when contact occurs.
- Soccer – The cutter is like a forward. The disc can be passed in any direction and when a pass is incomplete, the other team takes immediate possession.
- Tennis — There are no officials or referees. The players assume responsibility of fair play and resolve disagreements themselves. The first team to score 15 points wins, but the team must win by two points.
With no officials (although, in high profile games, there are two “Observers”), it’s up to the players to assess fouls and resolve disputes, and, as the rule book explains: Respectfully. Treating the opponent as you’d want to be treated. There is no “eye for an eye” or “give as you got” retaliation.
|Team huddle after each game.|
It can, and it did.
Play immediately stopped whenever a player called for a foul. Every other player stood still and listened. The player who called the foul stated his case; the opposing player responded. Within seconds, they came to an agreement and play continued. There was no pushing, no in-your-face arguing, no rude comments from the sidelines or spectators, no after-the-game accusations of cheating.
(… and it’s on to Nationals! They took 3rd place.)
Learn more: 10 Things You Should Know About SOTG