As Ultimate is a self-refereed sport, maintaining spirit of the game is essential to making the game work. And good spirit makes the game more enjoyable. At a bare minimum, ultimate players should hold themselves to the same code of conduct as referees would be expected to conform to at their level of play. The following are considered essential elements of good spirit:
- Know the rules
- Avoiding fouls and body contact
- Being fair-minded and respectful
- Having a positive attitude
- Showing self-control
Additionally, introducing yourself to your opponent and complementing them for good play or spirit will always increase the spirit.
The Rules of Ultimate outline in more detail key element of Spirit of the Game.