How do you
play the game?
The rules of Goaltimate are very similar to the rules of Ultimate and is
played very much like the practice game of box. Goaltimate is different from Ultimate however in the following ways:
- Goalimate has six players per team. Four are in play, with two remaining
in the Substitution Box.
- The game starts from behind the Clear Line when a Defensive player taps the
disc held by an Offensive player.
- The disc is thrown from player to player, in order to penetrate the goal arch
and catch the disc within the End Zone. A turnover occurs if the
Defense intercepts or knocks down the disc.
- The disc cannot be thrown backwards through the goal arch or a turnover results.
- The stall count is only five seconds. Any Defensive player may call the stall count from
anywhere on the field as long as the thrower can hear the stall count.
- Each goal counts for 1 point, with 2 points awarded for goals thrown from
behind the Clear Line.
- After a goal, there is no stop in play. The Offense maintains possession and
must work the disc back to the Clear Line in order to advance for another score. Because there
are no stoppages in play, substitutions happen "on the fly".
- At every turnover the disc must be once again taken back across the clear line.
- There are no restrictions on the number of players who may be within ten feet of the thrower.
- MAC's are permitted.
- Games are played to 5 points and are part of a "Best-of-5" game series.
What does the
Goaltimate field look like?
The Goaltimate field is a circle 60 yards in diameter. PVC piping forms an arch (the "Goal") 11 feet high and 18 feet wide
at the base and is located at the front of the End Zone. The End Zone is a half-oval 24 feet wide and 24 feet deep. The
back of the end zone starts 10 yards from one end of the playing feild. A two-point line 40 yards long is located 20 yards
in front of the Goal. A clear line forms an arc from each end of the two-point line and 10 yards deep
at the center. The substitution box is at one side of the field. (See diagram)