Spirit of the Game Time-out

In Spirit of the Game, Sports by WFDF

If there is ever an issue with Spirit of The Game during play, Captains should be aware that the Appendix to the WFDF Rules of Ultimate include a Spirit of the Game Time-out (A7):

  • If a team’s captain believes that either or both teams are failing to follow the Spirit of the Game (SOTG), they may call a “Spirit of the Game Time-out.
  • This can only be called after the start of a point and prior to the ensuing pull.
  • During this time-out, neither team may engage in tactical discussions.
  • All team members of both teams will form a “spirit circle” in the middle of the field.
  • The two opposing team captains shall separately discuss all current issues with adherence to SOTG, determine ways to rectify those issues, and then convey the agreement to the spirit circle.
  • SOTG time-outs do not affect, nor are they affected by, the number of time-outs available.