|Q & A: The Sport of Goaltimate
By Craig Giles, taken from www.goaltimate.com
What is Goaltimate?
Goaltimate is a sport similar to Ultimate except that its played on a smaller circular field and the object is to catch the disc in a endzone area after it is thrown through a large arch. Like half-court basketball, the disc must be taken past a clear line after each goal or turn-over. Some players indicate that they enjoy Goaltimate more than Ultimate due to its faster pace, non-stop play and the fact that everyone get to handle the disc more.
The current Goaltimate craze is mainly due to the investment of time and money by Rick Connor who also maintains the Goaltimate website at www.goaltimate.com. Rick Connor also heads the International Goaltimate Organization (I.G.O.) which is the governing body for the sport.
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:
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)