College Development

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Resources to assist with your new college team:

Play College Ultimate

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Register for the spring college season.  All teams are welcome to participate.  The college season includes a regular season followed by a series of tournaments in the spring, leading up to the USA Ultimate College Championships. 



Where Can We Play?


Search for local organizationscollege teams, and events posted on our Tournament Calendar near you!

Team Kit

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Use this kit to start a new team or use the tools to help further develop your existing team. 



Team Development Manual

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Need help starting a new team?

This free manual has pages and pages of information to help you get your team off the ground.  

 New Start Grant Program

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Starting a new team? You may be eligible for a kit through the New Start Grant Program. For more details, download the application.


 College STAR Program 


The College STAR (Season Training and Recruitment) Program offers year-round learning opportunities for college teams. Programs include online webinars with leaders in college ultimate and skills clinics at our national-level events. 



 ACE Program 

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The Achieving Collegiate Excellence (ACE) Program provides incentives and recognizes growth and sustainability of college ultimate programs based on team development and alignment with the three Cs of USA Ultimate's mission: Character, Community and Competition. The ACE Program is a tool for programs to promote themselves within and outside of their school community.


College Promotional Flyer Database

USA Ultimate is collecting informational flyers from college teams to help promote college division opportunities to youth members. The database will be maintained online and will be available in print to participants at the annual Youth Club Championships, a division of the US Open Club Championships, and highest level of youth competition in the U.S.  All submissions will be reviewed and approved by USA Ultimate prior to their inclusion in our database.  All content including team names, logos, bios, etc. must be appropriate for distribution to minors. To be included, flyers must:

  • be no more than one page (8.5"x11");
  • be in PDF format;
  • include college name, team name, city and state, and competition division (i.e., D-I, D-III and conference assignment);
  • include a consistent form of contact (e.g., team email address); and
  • include a brief team history (e.g., major accomplishments, prior regional/national standings, etc.).


Submissions must be received by the end of June, to be included in the database that will be used at the Youth Club Championships in August. Please send all submissions or questions to


Additional Resources


Additional resources to assist with development of college Ultimate teams: 

Intramural Ultimate   Find a simplified version of the rules as well as the role and responsibilities of a game official.
Event Sanctioning   Apply to have your tournament, league or practice sanctioned by USA Ultimate and get great benefits such as general liability insurance, discounted merchandise and more!
Women's Ultimate     Resources for the development of Women's Ultimate.
Youth Ultimate   Resources for the development of U-19 Ultimate.
Rules of Ultimate   Review, download and learn the rules of the game.  Rules FAQ available.  More rules resources to come such as online quizes and answers to questions about certain calls.
Royalty Free Images   Available to members for use in marketing and promoting your local events and leagues. 
Ultimate Equipment Kits, Rulebooks and more!   Shop for ultimate kits to get your program started, pocket-sized rulebooks and more!


Faculty Advisor: Why Your Team Should Have One

•    listen to concerns and questions and are an invaluable mentor for students; 
•    become familiar with a student's interests, goals, and capabilities and can assist them in developing and enriching the program; 
•    may assist in the general operation of the club; 
•    are knowledgeable about school resources that can assist students in making contact with the appropriate support services;
•    provide accurate information about school policies and procedures;
•    encourage and support a students' individual development; and

•    provide students with a school contact and advocate for your program.  


College Scholarship Opportunities


DeVry University Scholarship


As a member of the Olympic Family, USA Ultimate and its members has access to scholarship opportunities at DeVry University.

Terms and conditions of the program:


University of North Carolina Ultimate Scholarship Program


The University of North Carolina's Ultimate scholarship program is a donor sponsored and maintained scholarship program aimed at assisting the development of Ultimate at UNC-Chapel Hill. Applicants for the scholarship, including both first year students and returners, will be considered based on experience in Ultimate and other athletics, need, and other factors. Applications will be reviewed by UNC Ultimate's coaching staff and its captains. Interested parties (and potential donors) should email

The Endowment for Pitt Ultimate


The Endowment for Pitt Ultimate supports the mission of excellence of the University of Pittsburgh Men's Ultimate Club. Funds from the endowment provide need-based scholarships to defray or eliminate the cost of participating in the USA Ultimate college season for returning and incoming players. The endowment also supports recruitment initiatives, training, and the purchase of team equipment. The Endowment for Pitt Ultimate is managed by the Pittsburgh Foundation, one of the oldest community foundations in the country, with over 1,900 individual funds and $1 billion in assets. Funding decisions are made by a group of trustees composed of Pitt ultimate alumni and coaches. For more information visit or email


PHUL College Scholarship


$4,000 College Scholarship for the Greater Pittsburgh Area.


Oklahoma Christian University Eagles Ultimate Scholarship


Oklahoma Christian University is proud to sponsor one of the first institutional scholarship programs for the sport of ultimate. First-time freshmen, transfer students and graduate students with USA Ultimate college eligibility are invited to apply for the scholarship. Prospective players will be evaluated on prior experience in ultimate and other athletics, need, and other factors. Applications will be reviewed by Eagles Ultimate coaches. Interested parties can learn more by contacting the head coach, Gabe Cabrera, at

Ottawa University Arizona's Ultimate Scholarship


Ottawa University Arizona's ultimate scholarship is a university-sponsored, non-stackable scholarship for anyone who wants to participate in the program. Ottawa University is a nonprofit, regionally accredited, multi-campus university system serving traditional residential and adult students since 1865. Ottawa University added a new residential campus in Surprise, Arizona.




In 2017, a generous alum established the TUFTS Fund to help provide financial stability for Tufts’ Ultimate programs going forward. This exceptional and significant endowment is managed by Tufts University’s financial department, and is in a constant state of growth thanks to donations from alumni, family, and members of the Tufts Ultimate community. The Fund is invested as a part of Tufts University’s larger financial investments, and generates yearly deposits into the operating bank accounts of the E-Men and the E-Wo. Funds are allocated to individuals through a discrete, self-identified, needs-based system. This money can be used to cover individual costs like flights to tournaments, as well as the recipient's portion of shared costs like rental cars and hotel rooms. 

Much like a scholarship, this budget serves to bridge the gap for players who are unable to take on the financial burden of playing ultimate at Tufts without support. The goal is to create an environment where the monetary burden of playing college ultimate is not a factor in whether any student is able to participate. 


Winona State Ultimate Scholarship


Read about Eric Enge's initiatives to get an Ultimate scholarship program started at Winona State.




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