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Tournament Sanctioning


Welcome to the USA Ultimate Tournament Sanctioning program! The purpose of this program is to provide benefits for tournament organizers while also ensuring a quality standard for tournaments at which USA Ultimate members can participate. By completing a simple list of requirements, tournament organizers can receive all of the benefits of the program! 

The tournament sanctioning program can provide the benefits of insurance coverage, tournament calendar listing, and so much more to the following types of ultimate-related tournaments:

  • Non Regular Season (Recreation) Tournaments
  • Hat Tournaments
  • College Regular Season Tournaments
  • Club Regular Season Tournaments


Leagues must go through the USA Ultimate League Sanctioning program for insurance coverage.

Other events (practices/tryouts, camps/clinics, pick-up games) must go through the USA Ultimate Insurance Program for insurance coverage.



There are many purposes and benefits for utilizing the tournament sanctioning program including insurance coverage, tournament calendar listing, and so much more.


Certain requirements must be met in order to receive the benefits of the tournament sanctioning program

The most important requirements relate to rostering all participants, purchasing full or event memberships for all participants, and collecting waivers from all participants.

For the complete list of requirements and details about how to complete the program read through the Requirement Page. There are additional requirements for tournaments in the college regular season and the club regular season.

How to Apply

Once you feel that the tournament sanctioning program is right for your tournament, please review the application process and apply for sanctioning.

Please Note: USA Ultimate cannot sanction any events or programs with direct connection to or branding by the American Ultimate Disc League or any of its teams or brands.  See [link to 2014 position statement] for details.

Organizer Resources

If you are a current organizer for a USA Ultimate Tournament Sanctioning event, check out this page for helpful resources for managing your event.


Frequently Asked Questions


Please contact info@hq.usaultimate.org with any questions. 


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