New Rules Accreditation Requirements for 2014 WFDF-Sanctioned Ultimate Events Announced
22 March 2014
The WFDF Ultimate Committee and WFDF Ultimate Rules Sub-Committee are pleased to announce the new WFDF Rules Accreditation Requirements for WFDF-sanctioned Ultimate events in 2014, including both the World Juniors Ultimate Championships and the World Ultimate Club Championships. As a self-officiated sport, the objective of this accreditation is to ensure that all players are fully versed in the rules to ensure that there is no confusion on playing within the “spirit of the game.”
The Rules Accreditation process was introduced at the start of 2013 and is designed to allow players to demonstrate that they have read and understood the Rules of Ultimate. There are two types of Accreditation: (1) WFDF Accreditation - Standard: for all types of players (including those who have not played a game); and (2) WFDF Accreditation - Advanced: for experienced players only.
Players who successfully complete the quiz are issued a certificate. A register of people who are Rules Accredited is updated each month and is available on the Rules Website. Full details regarding the Rules Accreditation Process are available from each specific event website and from the Accreditation section of the official Rules of Ultimate website.
For 2014, the WFDF Ultimate Committee has established the following Rules Accreditation Requirements that must be met at WFDF-sanctioned Ultimate events.
• Standard Accreditation: All team members on the roster must have at least a Standard Accreditation.
• Advanced Accreditation: At least half of the players on the roster must have the Advanced Accreditation, one of whom must be the team captain.
The WFDF Ultimate Rules Sub-Committee is working on developing translated versions of the Accreditation questions, and new translations are updated on http://rules.wfdf.org/accreditation/translations . Translated versions are currently available in German, Japanese and Spanish (standard only). As of now, if a local language version is not available, players are expected to complete the Accreditation process in English.
WFDF Ultimate Committee Chair Brian Gisel commented “We believe that this is an important next step to ensure that players have the tools they need to learn and apply the rules and play with good Spirit. This enhanced requirement for 2014 puts in place the next step of the program outlined a year ago and we expect that players will find it useful.”
There is an important note regarding Rules Accredited players:
• They have the same responsibilities on the field as every other player
• They do not release a Captain from their responsibility to ensure their team upholds the Spirit of the Game
• They do not replace the requirement for each player to learn and apply the rules and play with good Spirit
If there are any questions about this process, or any other rules issues, please do not hesitate to contact the Chair of the WFDF Ultimate Rules Sub-Committee, Florian Pfender, at florian.pfender (at) wfdf.org .
Latest WFDF Communiques
10 July 2016 - Official Communication
WFDF is pleased to congratulate the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) on the 40th anniversary of the founding of the organization. Disc Golf is the second largest discipline within the sport of "flying disc" and has been experiencing exponential growth in the last decade. To commemorate this special anniversary, we put together a video of many disc golf hall of famers and long time frisbee players wishing the PDGA a Happy Birthday. Enjoy!
The PDGA has posted a short history of the sport and its association which can be found on its website here or can be accessed for download in pdf form here.
07 July 2016 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that the WFDF 2017 All Africa Ultimate Club Championships (AAUCC 2017) will be held in Nairobi, Kenya from Friday 2nd June to Sunday 4th June 2017 at the Kenya Science Campus of the University of Nairobi, with the championship games to be played at the Nyayo Stadium. AAUCC will contest the mixed division and expects 10-12 teams from around the Continent to participate.
05 July 2016 - Official Communication
Today the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) released an update to the World Ultimate Ranking list for WFDF member nations who have participated in major events over the past 4 years. This update reflects the recent results from the World Ultimate and Guts Championships, held from June 19 to 26 in London.
The full World Ranking is stored here.
04 July 2016 - Official Communication
WFDF is pleased to announce that the WFDF 2018 World Masters Ultimate Club Championships (WMUCC 2018) will be staged in Winnipeg, the capital city of Manitoba, Canada from Sunday 29th July to Saturday 4th August, 2018 at Little Mountain Sportsplex and Independent Jewelers Ultimate Park. The tournament organizing committee (TOC), Manitoba Organization of Disc Sports, is a non-profit sports organization which has hosted the largest ever Canadian Ultimate Championships as well as several events annually with more than 50 teams in attendance.
29 June 2016 - Official Communication
WFDF is pleased to announce the national teams qualifying for the Ultimate event in the 2017 IWGA World Games which will be held in the city of Wroclaw (POL) from 20 to 30 July 2017. Per the WFDF qualification system, Australia, Canada, Colombia, Japan, Poland, and the USA will participate in the IWGA Flying Disc Championship. WFDF’s qualification process is based on results across the mixed, mens’ and womens’ championships during the WFDF 2016 World Ultimate and Guts Championships in London with the five top combined results together with the automatic host country bid.
Read the full Press Release including the World Games ranking here.
28 June 2016 - Official Communication
WFDF is pleased to announce the results of the 2016 elections to its Athletes` Commission, where John McNaughton (AUS), Alison Smith (GBR) and Felix Angue (PHI) were chosen out of a field of five candidates. The election voters were the athletes participating in the WFDF 2016 World Ultimate and Guts Championships that was concluded on Saturday 26 June in London. The three were chosen to serve on the Athletes’ Commission for a term running from 2016 to 2020.
31 May 2016 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation is proud to call for nominations for the 2016 WFDF Athletes` Commission elections to be held during the World Ultimate and Guts Championships 2016 in London.
Please refer to the information linked here on tasks of the Commission and conditions for nominations. Nominations must be sent to WFDF under ed(at)wfdf.org no later than 8 June 2016 and include a disc sport related CV.
31 May 2016 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation is pleased to present its final call for new grants applications for 2016. For 2016, out of a total development budget of US,000, US,000 is budgeted for individual grants to the community, with individual grants limited to no more than US,500 each. WFDF also hopes to expand this year its disc missionary program, providing discs to travelers to areas with limited disc activity.
30 May 2016 - Official Communication
WFDF is pleased to announce that the Slovak Association of Frisbee (SAF) was accepted as a full member of the Slovak Olympic Committee (SOC). The SAF membership was accepted during the 49th general assembly of SOC on 22nd April 2016, per the notice provided by SAF Secretary General Martin Keseg to WFDF.
“We are excited to announce this great news for the Flying Disc community in Slovakia and all friends of our sport around the globe,” stated Robert “Nob” Rauch, WFDF President. “This full recognition comes as we prepare for the WFDF 2016 World Ultimate and Guts Championships taking place next month in London where, we are sure, Slovakia’s athletes will perform well.”
13 April 2016 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that the WFDF 2017 World Championships of Beach Ultimate, in association with BULA (WCBU 2017) will be held at Plage de la Grande Conche in Royan, France from Sunday, 18 June to Saturday, 24 June 2017. The French Flying Disc Federation (FFDF) will oversee the Tournament Organizing Committee made up of an experienced team from the local regional league “Flying Disc Poitou Charentes,” members of the FFDF, and local France Sport sponsors and partners.
WFDF Partners & Sponsors
worldflyingdisc @ Social Media
World Flying Disc Federation