USA Ultimate Governance

USA Ultimate is the National Governing Body (NGB) for the sport of ultimate in the United States.  

It is the U.S. representative to the World Flying Disc Federation, which serves as the international body for the sport of ultimate. Similar to other NGBs in the U.S., USA Ultimate is governed by a board of directors that is a blend of elected and appointed directors. The board is informed and makes decisions via a series of committees made up of board members and key volunteers from the community, each with a staff liaison to help it function and provide continuity. 

Under the new bylaws, the standing committees are:

  • Audit & Ethics
  • Governance & Board Development
  • Judicial
  • Nominating
  • Spirit, Observers & Rules (SOAR)

The board meets twice annually (once in the winter/early in the year and once during the summer). The board also holds two conference calls per year with all directors (once in the spring and once in the fall).

Proposals for the board are initially reviewed by the appropriate committee(s) who then develop a recommendation for the board prior to the board's review. Actions can vary from acceptance or acceptance with changes to rejection or refusal to consider.




Board Meeting Minutes


Audited Financial Statements


Tax Returns



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Our Mission

Current Strategic Plan (2019-2021)