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Beach Division

  Youth   College   Club   Masters   Beach  
   East Coast Regional Director Samantha Broaddus
  Florida Regional Director Alex Jacoski
  Great Lakes Regional Director Becky LeDonne
  Gulf Coast Regional Director Max Grove
  West Coast Regional Director Grant Boyd


Beach Division Guidelines

Beach Division Contacts


About Beach Ultimate 

Beach Ultimate is a popular and fast-growing spin-off of the grass-based game. Well-established Beach Ultimate events date back to the early 1990’s, with some events hosting as many as 100 teams, making them some of the largest tournaments in Ultimate. Beach Ultimate leagues and casual pickup games are sprinkled across the country, even on lakeside beaches.

Beach Ultimate is played as 4-on-4 or 5-on-5 and is played by men, mixed, women, masters, college, and youth-level teams. Windy beach conditions and a smaller field demand a more precision-oriented set of throwing skills, while the sandy field requires even greater endurance.

The natural environment of Beach Ultimate inspires a festive atmosphere where Spirit of the Game thrives alongside highly athletic play. The tradition of teams exchanging cheers or playing a whimsical game together after a match still runs strong in Beach Ultimate across the U.S.A. and internationally.

This focus on fun, coupled with a beautiful natural setting, also makes Beach Ultimate a great conduit for new players to encounter the sport in a pleasing environment and with no need for special equipment.  






  • Beach Championships

  • History

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What are the rules of beach ultimate?

The 2020 Beach Season will be played under the current 2020-2021 Edition USA Ultimate Rules with the Beach Ultimate Rules Adaptations

What are the goals of the beach division? 

Goals of the beach division include: 1) Promoting the sport, fostering its growth and recognition; 2) Assisting organizers of beach ultimate events; 3) Providing players with information about upcoming events; 4) Working towards establishment of a national playoff series; 5) Acting as formal representative of the U.S. Beach Ultimate community at national and international events

Is there a competitive U.S. beach series?

2015 marked the start of USA Ultimate's inaugural Beach Championships. The event has been held in Virginia Beach since it's inaugural year. USA Ultimate's Beach Westerns was held in Santa Monica, California in 2017 & 2018.

What about U.S National teams at WFDF beach events?

At the last WFDF beach competition (2017 World Championships of Beach Ultimate), the U.S. had a selection process and sent teams. At that event, the U.S won 6 golds and 1 silver out of 7 divisions of play. The first World Great Grand Masters Beach Ultimate Championships were held in 2017. The U.S. also earned gold at that event.

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