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Affiliate Program

Benefits

Insurance Coverage

Affiliates have access to excellent general liability coverage for events, plus directors and officers insurance, with annual premiums covered by USA Ultimate.

Rebates and Financial Assistance

Affiliates receive annual rebates for all members who participate in the organization’s events and programs during the course of the year. Plus, access to programs like Play it Forward and the Delrico Johnson Fund to cover affiliate memberships for youth and BIPOC adults with financial need.

Event and Program Priority

Get priority for outreach programs like GUM and Learn to Play clinics and New Start Grant Kits, plus bid priority for hosting USA Ultimate championship events and sending teams to the Youth Club Championships.

Affiliate Grant Opportunities

Affiliates receive priority for grants and other programming.

Play it Forward

Play it Forward covers the membership costs of underserved youth with financial need.

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Girls’ Team Startup Project

The Girls’ Ultimate Movement’s Girls’ Team Startup Project provides new or developing high school girls’ teams the resources they need to succeed.

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New Start Grant Program

Equipment kits including discs, cones, skills and drills, and more help brand new teams and programs get started.

Learn more

Requirements

1

Run 2+ events each year.

Your organization will need to run two or more sanctioned events each year, including at least one youth event and one outreach event (GUM clinic, Learn to Play clinic, etc.).

2

Sanction your events!

As an affiliate, you will need to sanction all events run and operated by your organization with USA Ultimate. Learn more about sanctioning.

3

Attend the annual Organizers Convention.

Send at least one representative of your organization (for free!) to the annual USA Ultimate Organizers Convention.

4

Identify a Local Outreach Representative.

Select a person to support outreach in your community and be the local point of contact for potential players and a liaison with USA Ultimate.

5

Serve as a partner of USA Ultimate.

Affiliates are an extension of USA Ultimate in their communities, promoting programs and resources and answering questions.

Interested in becoming an affiliate?

HQ Contacts

Name Title
Stacey Waldrup Director – Member Services & Community Development
Leah Dolan-Kelley Manager – Community Development & HR

Resources

Organize

Manual describing the Affiliate Program along with the benefits and requirements of becoming an affiliate organization.

Last Modified: 2020-10-08 18:12:36
Organize

Application to become a USA Ultimate Affiliate Organization.

Sanctioning

Summary of the USA Ultimate general liability insurance policy that covers sanctioned events.

Last Modified: 2020-12-11 20:05:46
Organize

Details about why you should hold directors and officers coverage and what USA Ultimate provides for affiliates and SBOs.

Last Modified: 2020-11-12 00:47:50

Current Affiliates

Organization State Website Outreach Coordinator
Connecticut Ultimate Club CT Kayla Olson
Neuqua Valley Ultimate IL Cullen Geppert
Maine Ultimate ME Olivia Nicol
Missoula Ultimate Federation MT Tyler Albrethsen
Albany Ultimate Disc Association NY Dave Kenyon
Columbus Ultimate Disc Association OH Austin Eilbeck
Ultimate Players League of Austin TX Negina Kolesar
Jacksonville Ultimate League FL Dan Heser
Atlanta Flying Disc Club Jrs. GA Mark Sanders
Indiana Ultimate Foundation IN John Rempel
Triangle Ultimate NC Tristan Green
Valley Ultimate MA Terry Plotkin
Kalamazoo United Youth Ultimate MI Natalie Dale
Detriot Ultimate Association MI Elizabeth Luther
Zig Zag Ultimate MI Mike Zaagman
Tucson Ultimate AZ Sim Khalsa
Capital Area Disc Association MI Patrick Abeli
Wisconsin Ultimate LLC WI Fran Kelley
Nickel City Ultimate NY Mike Kanaby
Southern California Youth Ultimate CA Grant Boyd
Charlottesville Ultimate Disc Organization VA Emily Luebke
St. Louis Ultimate Association MO Alyssa Renaud
Oregon Youth Ultimate OR Jay Cohen
Vermont Ultimate VT Anne Watson
Santa Barbara Youth Ultimate CA Vincent Chang
Oak Park and River Forest Youth Ultimate Organization IL Stacy Fifer
Seven Hills Ultimate Club WA Rob Bradford
Louisiana Youth Ultimate LA Jes Twombly
Center Grove Ultimate Club IN Mike Atkins

FAQs

Is my local organization a good fit for the Affiliate Program?

Local disc organizations who are incorporated in their state, provide ultimate programming for their communities and are working to expand the sport in their area, creating playing opportunities for more  and more people, are excellent candidates for the Affiliate Program.

My organization already has insurance. Why should we become an affiliate?

It’s great that you already have insurance covered. As an affiliate, hopefully we can either provide less expensive coverage or higher-quality coverage from an A-rated carrier with a history of paying on claims, including player accident secondary medical insurance.

Beyond insurance, the top goal of the Affiliate Program is to establish a connected nationwide network of local disc organizations that creates a solid base for growth, stability and collaboration for ultimate. Affiliates also receive priority for grant funding, programs and other resources, plus hosting events. They also have a direct relationship with USA Ultimate and the headquarters staff.