Vermont is now the first state in the country to recognize “ultimate"—the game that started as Ultimate Frisbee—as a high school varsity sport.
The committee that oversees high school sports in the state, the Vermont Principals Association, unanimously approved ultimate this month as a varsity sport starting in the spring of 2019.
Ultimate is played on a field slightly smaller than a football field by teams of seven. Players pass a disc down the field until a teammate catches it in the end zone. If the disc is dropped, it is turned over to the other team. The game is widely known as Ultimate Frisbee, but the trademarked toy name is not officially used for the sport.
A version of this article appeared in the November 15, 2017 edition of Education Week as Vermont Takes Lead in Recognizing ‘Ultimate’ (Frisbee) as Varsity Sport