Goaltimate™ 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. This is called a "Check disc". The Offensive player establishes a pivot foot, similar to Basketball, then throws the disc to a teammate within the field of play. Possession is maintained as long as the throws are completed.
The disc is thrown from player to player, in order to penetrate the Goal, which scores a point. If the Defense intercepts the disc, a turnover occurs and if the Defense knocks down the disc, an incomplete pass occurs.
A turnover also occurs when the Offense fails to throw the disc within 5-seconds, known as "Stalling". Stalling happens after the Defensive player counts aloud to five. This makes the action non-stop and thrilling!
Each goal counts for 1 point, with 2 points awarded for Goals thrown from behind the Clear Line.
After a score, the offense maintains possession and must work the disc back to the Clear Line in order to advance for another score.
Games are played to 5 points and are part of a "Best-of-5" game series.
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 below)
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