Introduction: Frisbee Shootout

My brother and I were at Williams College waiting for our sister's soccer clinic to end. We were on our way up to Maine for vacation and we had our cameras with us. We found some soccer nets, and we also found a frisbee on the ground.

We invented frisbee shootout.

Step 1: Number of Players

The minimum number of players that you need is two. My directions are for two people, and if you want to add more people; that is up to you to improvise.

Improvisation is the essence of inventing a sport.

Step 2: Objects Needed for Play

For play you will need a:

  • Soccer net
  • Frisbee

Step 3: Rules and Regulations

Here are my rules. I stress the importance of improvisation, so you can give your own twist.

General Rules
  • One goalkeeper, and one shooter.
  • The shooter stands around the penalty marker on the soccer field. If there is no penalty marker, then choose a spot where the goalkeeper feels it is fair for you to shoot from.
  • The shooter has ten shots to try and score the frisbee in the net.
  • The goalkeeper has ten attempts to save the frisbee shot.
  • The shooter can move left and right, but cannot pass the designated marker.

Scoring
  • When the frisbee goes in to the net, the shooter gets a point. The shooter must take track of how many out of 10 he/she has gotten in to the net. For example you can count: ( goals for tries- 1for1, 1fo2, 2for3, 3for4 and so on.)
  • If the frisbee shot goes over the net, that counts as a miss.

Switch
  • Once the shooter has shot 10 times, the goalkeeper and the shooter switch.
  • The once goalkeeper is now the shooter and now the process starts over again.
  • If the new shooter gets more in, he/she is the winner. If the new shooter gets less in, the first shooter is the winner.

Tie-breaks
  • My brother and I settled a tie by a 5-shot challenge.
  • You can settle it any other way that you choose.

Step 4: Tips

Here are some tips from the pro.

Goalkeeping
  • Stand in the middle of the net.
  • Rotate yourself on an axis according to the direction the shooter is moving.
  • Try to cut off any angles the shooter may attempt to shoot at.
  • Don't be afraid to get dirty. I was wearing my Sunday's best. It is now green with grass stains.

Shooting
  • Step with the hand you are throwing with.
  • Aim for the corners. The corners are the hardest area for the goalkeeper to get to.
  • Accuracy over speed. An accurate shot is better than once the is speeding fast at the goalkeeper.
  • Keep moving to try and get the goalkeeper out of position for your shot.

Step 5: Action

Care to see us in action?




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swagmaster350 made it! (author)2015-11-17

hi Brennn10 I really like ur sport canwe be friends

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j_talboys made it! (author)2010-06-09

Nice story but if it was you and youre brother waiting then who is the one with the camera??

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Brennn10 made it! (author)Brennn102010-06-09

My father!

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bcjordan made it! (author)2009-08-04

Whoa! Spontaneously began playing a similar game with my friend yesterday, Googled it today, and lo and behold! Someone wrote an instructable on it last year!

Simultaneous invention strikes again!

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Tom Buckey made it! (author)2009-02-15

cool im gonna try it today!!

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globe made it! (author)2008-10-18

u should put another sport,but this ones cool

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Plasmana made it! (author)2008-09-30

That is a really cool idea, I am going to try that!

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boonokian made it! (author)2008-09-04

sounds fun to try it in a penalty shootout format, but ive played full on frisbee soccer, its like ultimate frisbee but you shoot at soccer nets to score, its fun but it can suck to be goalie when people are really winging it at you, this sounds fun tho for sure

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PKM made it! (author)2008-08-25

I used to play a game like this with the tae kwon do club- but to score a point the frisbee had to be at head height, and the goalie could only defend using the soles of your feet. Good training :) This reminds me of golden boot and golden glove, as well.

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honeytoast made it! (author)2008-08-04

awesome, my friends and i play ultimate often, and this looks like a fun twist to the game, i never thought of introducing nets to ultimate or frisbee. thanks.

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longbourne made it! (author)2008-07-26

Cross this with Star Wars Kid, and you've got the game my brother and I used to play. We would throw a frisbee at the other's goal (but about 1/3 size of a soccer goal) and the defender could only bat it down with a thin tent pole about 5' long.
It was awesome.

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Gjdj3 made it! (author)2008-07-20

I like this a lot. It's like Ultimate Frisbee for soccer.

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Brennn10 made it! (author)Brennn102008-07-24

Thanks!

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aeromancy made it! (author)2008-07-20

Nice 'Ible. This sport looks really fun! 5/5 stars.

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Brennn10 made it! (author)Brennn102008-07-24

Thanks!

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=SMART= made it! (author)2008-07-20

Cool, great idea :D
I like playing Frisbee but mine always end up stuck in trees :P
5* and vote in contest :P

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Brennn10 made it! (author)Brennn102008-07-24

Thanks!

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panzer made it! (author)2008-07-20

i'm gonna go play, even though its like dark out nice instructable!!!! 5/5 stars!!!!!!!!

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Brennn10 made it! (author)Brennn102008-07-24

Thanks!

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Mad Hatter made it! (author)Mad Hatter2008-07-21

This would be fun with a Frisbee with leds and a neon yellow net at night.

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That sounds a bit like Disk in the dark mate. see grand theft auto.

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frollard made it! (author)2008-07-20

You're twins and one is lefty, one is righty, weird!

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frollard made it! (author)frollard2008-07-20

Oh - and neat instructable. On the frizbee brand packaging, theres a similar variant that helps develop strength (distance) and accuracy. Two players stand in 3 square meter boxes, 13 meters apart.(closest boundaries are 13 meters). Players throw back and forth, as HARD as possible at each other trying to make the other person drop. If a throw is within the opponent's box is worth 2 points if uncaught, and no points if caught. The throw must not be above the catcher's reasonable jumping catch height, and must at least reach the opponent's box - use discretion. If it is thrown outside the defender's boundary, the thrower loses a point. If the defender catches the throw inside the box it is worth 2 points for the catcher. Outside the box is worth 3 points for the defender, because its more difficult to get the catch. It's highly advisable to play this game in a gymnasium, as you will be losing a lot of frisbees in the distance.

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Brennn10 made it! (author)Brennn102008-07-20

Wow, you have very good observations! We are mirror image twins. If my brother loses a tooth on one side, I lose it on the other side. My left eye is my bad eye, and my brother's right eye is his worse eye. It is weird.

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