Photo by Burt Granofsky – UltiPhotos.com

While the focus during an ultimate game may be with the players on the field, their teammates on the sidelines may be busy as well. Cheering for teammates, discussing the game or just waiting for your turn on the field, time on the sidelines can be important to team unity and strategy. Today, thanks to our friends at UltiPhotos, we are taking a look at some of the best sideline shots of 2016.

Medford, MA: The Boston Whitecaps closed out their regular season with a 32-16 win over the New York Rumble. (c) Burt Granofsky/UltiPhotos

Whitecaps players shield their eyes, following the on-field action. (Photo by Burt Granofsky – UltiPhotos.com)

PORTLAND, OR:  Portland Stags vs Seattle Rainmakers in the Western Conference Championship game on Saturday June 25, 2016 at Milwaukie High School in Portland, OR. All Rights Reserved. © John King for UltiPhotos.com.

Seattle’s Todd Sliva is focused on the game, ready to get back out there. (Photo by John King – UltiPhotos.com)

Joe Freund (DC Current #43). DC Current vs NY Rumble. Washington-Lee High School Memorial Stadium, Arlington, VA. Saturday, May 21, 2016.

Joe Freund celebrates a goal by his team. (Photo by Kevin Leclaire – UltiPhotos.com)

Fort Washington, PA: Peter Jimenez (New York Rumble #8) at the Major League Ultimate (MLU) game between the Philadelphia Spinners and the New York Rumble, Sunday April 24 2016.

New York’s Peter Jimenez can’t wait to get back in the game. (Photo by Sean Carpenter – UltiPhotos.com)

Cody Bjorklund (Portland Stags #6). MLU Championship Game: Portland Stags vs Philadelphia Spinners. Franklin Field, Philadelphia, PA. Saturday, July 16, 2016.

Cody Bjorklund pumps his Stags teammates up during the MLU Championship Game. (Photo by Kevin Leclaire – UltiPhotos.com)

Vancouver Nighthawks celebrate their overtime victory during a meeting of the home Vancouver Nighthawks and the San Francisco Dogfish of the MLU. May 21, 2016. ©2016 Jeff Bell Photo. All Rights Reserved.

Erik Hunter gets hype as the Nighthawks win in OT! (Photo by Jeff Bell – UltiPhotos.com)

Isaiah Bryant (Philadelphia Spinners #36) fires up the team. MLU Championship Game: Portland Stags vs Philadelphia Spinners. Franklin Field, Philadelphia, PA. Saturday, July 16, 2016.

Isaiah Bryant fires up his team during the MLU Championship Game. (Photo by Kevin Leclaire – UltiPhotos.com)

Berkeley, CA: Thomas Pineda (San Francisco Dogfish #13) celebrates the win from the San Francisco Dogfish regular season home opener versus the Vancouver Nighthawks on April 9, 2016 at Berkeley High School Yellow Jacket Stadium. © Rodney Chen for UltiPhotos.com.

Thomas Pineda and his Dogfish teammates celebrate and rainy win at home! (Photo by Rodney Chen – UltiPhotos.com)