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As a part of our mission to advance the sport of ultimate, USA Ultimate has developed a variety of resources to help ultimate grow all across the country. 

Event Resources


Resources for USA Ultimate sanctioned, championship, and insured events.

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Event Sanctioning Program

Apply to have your event sanctioned by USA Ultimate. Benefits include insurance and much more.

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USA Ultimate Championship Events

Guidelines for organizing and bidding to host USA Ultimate championship and qualifying events.

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Read about insurance coverage which members receive when participating at USA Ultimate events and USA Ultimate sanctioned events.  Members are eligible for coverage at team practices, too.

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Tournament Formats Manual

Running a tournament? Check out our tournament formats manual designed for adult tournament play.

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Health, Safety & Liability Requirements

Health, safety and liability requirements for USAU championship, sanctioned and insured events.


Spectator's Guide

A spectator's guide to understanding the basics of ultimate.





Additional Resources


USA Ultimate has put together a number of useful tools to assist organizers with communication and program development.

Affiliate Online Resource Center

Among other ongoing written and document resources developed for USAU Affiliates, the resource center includes an organizer's manual comprised of a series of articles aimed to help teams, players and organizers develop the sport of ultimate in their community.

Women's Ultimate

Resources and programs geared towards increasing the number of women who play ultimate!

New Start Equipment Grants

USA Ultimate encourages brand new programs that are in need of materials and resources to apply for our New Start Equipment Kit Grant Program!

Royalty & Cost Free Images

Free images for use in promoting ultimate around the nation.

Local Affiliate Organizers' Forum

Google group for USA Ultimate Affiiliate organizers to discuss challenges and tips for organizing ultimate programs at the local level.  Learn more about the Affiliate program and whether it's right for your organization at usaultimate.org/affiliates/


Related Research


Incidence and Descriptive Epidemiology of Injuries to College Ultimate Players 
David I. Swedler, PhD, MPH; Jamie M. Nuwer, MD†; Anna Nazarov, PE‡; Samantha C. Huo, BA§; Lev Malevanchik, BAA
Journal of Athletic Training In-Press

Ultimate Class Syllabus
University of Minnesota
Greg Williams
First credited course for ultimate disc at the University of Minnesota.

The "Ultimate" Experience:  Participation in Club Sports as a Source of Women’s Development in College
Deb Weis, M.A., M.Ed.
Scorch Alumnus (University of Arizona)
Associate Director, Johnston Center for Integrative Studies, University of Redlands
Thanks to the 2007 Western Washington University women's ultimate team, Chaos, for their participation in this study.

The Ultimate Frisbee Injury Study: The 2007 Ultimate Players Association College Championships
Yen, Leslianne E MD; Gregory, Andrew MD; Kuhn, John E MD; Markle, Ross MA
Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine:
July 2010 - Volume 20 - Issue 4 - pp 300-305

Develpment of a League Membership Model
William Bartram (Contact William with questions or for access to the complete paper)
Seattle University

Questions or to post information about your ultimate-related research on our site, please contact sportdevelopment@usaultimate.org