Disc sports or flying disc games, are sports or games played using discs. This sport is often called Frisbee, which is a trademark name for the flying disc. The flying disc was invented by Walter Morrison in 1948. About 10 years later, the company Wham-o brought the rights to the device, and promoted it as a new toy called a Frisbee, which it is popularly known as today.
The most popular disc games are Ultimate Frisbee and Disc Golf. Ultimate Frisbee is a non-contact team sport like American football, but a disc is thrown instead of a ball. Disc Golf is a sport that is similar to golf, with the disc thrown at nets instead of hitting a ball into a hole.
Another well-known disc game is Freestyle Flying Disc. Types of freestyle games are disc dog and disc freestyle. Other competitions involving the Frisbee are disc guts, double disc court, and fricket. There are versions of ultimate called goaltime, hot box, mini ultimate, schtick disc, and kan-jam.
- Ultimate Frisbee — a team game played with a disc (Frisbee), with points scored by passing the disc to a teammate in the opposing end zone.
- Disc Golf — Frisbee golf, the objective is to traverse a course from start to end with the fewest number of throws of the disc.
- Freestyle Flying Disc — creative, acrobatic, and athletic maneuvers with a flying disc.
- Disc Dog — dog Frisbee competitions of distance catching and choreographed freestyle catching.
- Guts — a disc sport derived from dodgeball, where players try to strike their opponents with a Frisbee
- Fricket — a ‘two-on-two’ flying disc game. Also known as disc cricket, cups, suzy sticks and crispy wickets.
- Boomerang Throwing — competitions involving throwing and catching boomerangs.
- Complete list of sports
- The Encyclopedia of Sports