Coaching Association of Canada

Throwing & Catching – ULTIMATE

Stage of Activity



Bean bags, foam balls, discs, cubes, sport-specific balls


5 - 10 minutes

Number of People

Unlimited - two teams 

How it Works

ULTIMATE: Use a sport specific ball. Two teams of 3 players each, with a small end zone at each end of a markedout play area. One team has the ball. The player with the ball is not allowed to run, walk, or move with the ball, but must throw it to a teammate. Team members pass the ball to one another, and the other team tries to intercept the passes. The aim is to catch the ball inside the other team’s endzone to score. If a team misses the target or is intercepted, the other team gets the ball and play continues.

Applications Teaches FUNdamentals of throwing and catching, keeping athlete’s head and eyes up, decision-making.

Can be used in all environments: field, court, pool, snow, ice, gym.