communities that have recently adopted the sport. The Chennai club itself has over 240people on nine teams that often practice on the beach in the coastal city. And the KodaikanalInternational School has become a hub for hosting and participating in tournaments."There are a lot more people than there were two years ago, but we still have a long way togo," said P.N. Raju, a sports management professional who played for Hyderabad's team,Dishquiya.While the culture of Ultimate in India has been close-knit and casual, there is frictionbetween the Flying Disc Federation of India, the official governing body of the sport, andmany of the established Ultimate teams.Mr. Raju said the federation had little understanding of the Ultimate game or how to developthe sport. He and several team captains including Mr. Karan have teamed up to create analternative organization, the Ultimate Players Association of India.An official from the federation dismissed the criticism. "We are already working with thegovernment. We don't need another group," said J.K. Khodadhra, vice president of the FlyingDisc Federation of India.Mr. Khodadhra said there are basic reasons the sport has become increasingly attractive toyoung people in India. The game requires little equipment and can be played at little cost, andthe skills are easy to learn but challenging to master. Ultimate is also played without referees,so players are asked to admit their own fouls or errors.And despite disagreement between organizing groups, Ultimate is known to be a game thatpromotes conflict resolution. The core component, called "Spirit of the Game," guides thecentral idea of Ultimate: that it should be played with respect, good humor and propersportsmanship. Teams are rewarded at tournaments for good "spirit" just as they are for goals.Chandrachud Basavaraj, who has played in Mumbai and Bangalore, said he and his friendsapproached a team in Mumbai to learn the game after reading about the team on the BrownPaper Bag blog."It's physically demanding, but you also have to be patient, calm and smart with the game,"