Guts

Guts is one of the team events in the flying disc sports. It is played by two teams of five players each. The official disc of the game is the Pro model frisbee disc. For informal play, a lightweight, blunt-rim disc such as the 100 G DDC is sometimes used. The playing field consists of two parallel goal-lines 15 m in length and 14 m apart. The teams stand in line opposite each other. Each team defends a goal- line. The disc is thrown back and forth between the teams. The object is to throw the disc through the line of defending players.

The Aim of the Game
The throwing team scores a point when the other team does not catch a correctly thrown disc. The receiving team scores a point when the disc is not thrown correctly. When a correctly thrown disc is caught by the other team, no points are scored. The team that first reaches 21 points, wins the game.

 

No Referee:
As with other frisbee sports such as Ultimate and Disc Golf, there is no referee at Guts. The players at Guts are responsible for the game according to the principle of Spirit of the game.

 

The Most Important Rules:
A game consists of a series of exchanges in which one team throws the disc and the other team attempts to catch the disc. The teams are alternately throwing and receiving: in the next exchange the throwing team becomes the receiving team and vice versa.For the first exchange of the game the throwing team appoints a thrower. Then in each exchange the disc is thrown by the player who caught the disc. When the disc was not caught, the throwing team scores a point. The next thrower is the player who last touched the disc or where the disc passed most closely.

A disc is thrown only when the players of the receiving team stand on their own goal line. The defenders stand an arm’s length apart so that their fingertips can just touch each other. The thrower must stand behind his or her own goal line. A correctly thrown disc passes the goal line of the receiving team topside up and within reach of at least one defender. Players may not throw the disc above the extended reach of the receiving team. When the throw was not correct the receiving team scores a point. If a disc is thrown correctly, a player of the defending team must catch the disc with one hand. The disc shall not touch any two parts of the defender’s body at one time. Also the disc shall not have touched the ground. Each time a total of eleven points is reached, the teams change the goal line they are defending. With the score at 20-20, play continues until one of teams leads by two points.

 

TIP:You can always play with fewer players on a team


Events

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Rules and Documents

Rules of Guts

News

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Adam Swanson (USA)

Chair

Adam has been the on the board of USA Guts since 2018. As an athlete, he has played Guts since 2010 and he represented Team USA at the World Ultimate and Guts Frisbee Championships in 2012 and 2016, winning gold in 2016. An active competitor, he was named Most Valuable Player at the International Frisbee Tournament (IFT) in 2018. He was also the team Captain and Club President on his college Ultimate team. Adam is the Associate Accountant at the University of Wisconsin – Steven Point, where he received his Bachelor’s degree in 2016.

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