- Published on Friday, 12 April 2013 21:28
- Written by Rueben Berg
The WFDF Ultimate Committee is pleased to announce new WFDF Rules Accreditation Requirements for WFDF-sanctioned Ultimate events. The requirements, which will stipulate specified minimums of players on each team roster that are rules certified, will be introduced for all Ultimate events in 2013. 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".
For 2013, the WFDF Ultimate Committee has established the following Rules Accreditation Requirements that must be met at WFDF-sanctioned Ultimate events (the World Under-23 Ultimate Championships, the World Games, and the Continental Ultimate Club Championships).
- Standard Accreditation: A minimum of 14 players per team must have the Standard Accreditation. All team members on the roster of World Games teams must have a Standard Accreditation.
- Advanced Accreditation: A minimum of 3 players per team must have the Advanced Accreditation, one of whom must be the team captain. No fewer than 6 team members on the roster of World Games teams must have an Advanced Accreditation.
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: http://rules.wfdf.org/accreditation/accreditation-requirements.
Since this is the first year that the Rules Accreditation Process will be in place, the effectiveness of these minimum requirements will be monitored and may be adjusted for future years as appropriate. The WFDF Ultimate Committee is working on developing translated version of the Accreditation questions, and until such time as they are developed, teams from non-English-speaking countries may apply for a variance from these requirements.
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