Join the nationwide community of ultimate organizations!
The USA Ultimate Affiliate Program connects your local ultimate organization with the sport’s national infrastructure and the nationwide network of ultimate communities.
Affiliates get access to insurance coverage, have priority in bid selection for championship events and education and outreach programs, discounted event sanctioning and more!
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.
Play it Forward
Play it Forward covers the membership costs of underserved youth with financial need.
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.
New Start Grant Program
Equipment kits including discs, cones, skills and drills, and more help brand new teams and programs get started.
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.).
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.
Attend the annual Organizers Convention.
Send at least one representative of your organization (for free!) to the annual USA Ultimate Organizers Convention.
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.
Serve as a partner of USA Ultimate.
Affiliates are an extension of USA Ultimate in their communities, promoting programs and resources and answering questions.
Manual describing the Affiliate Program along with the benefits and requirements of becoming an affiliate organization.
Application to become a USA Ultimate Affiliate Organization.
Summary of the USA Ultimate general liability insurance policy that covers sanctioned events.
|Albany Ultimate Disc Association||NY||Link||Dave Kenyonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Atlanta Flying Disc Club Jrs.||GA||Link||Mark Sandersemail@example.com|
|Capital Area Disc Association||MI||Link||Patrick Abelifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Center Grove Ultimate Club||IN||Link||Mike Atkins||affiliate-CGUC@usaultimate.org|
|Charlottesville Ultimate Disc Organization||VA||Link||Emily Luebke||CUDOYouthUltimate@gmail.com|
|Columbus Ultimate Disc Association||OH||Link||Austin Eilbeckemail@example.com|
|Connecticut Ultimate Club||CT||Link||Kayla Olsonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Detriot Ultimate Association||MI||Link||Elizabeth Lutheremail@example.com|
|Indiana Ultimate Foundation||IN||Link||John Rempelfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jacksonville Ultimate League||FL||Link||Dan Heseremail@example.com|
|Kalamazoo United Youth Ultimate||MI||Link||Natalie Dalefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Louisiana Youth Ultimate||LA||Link||Jes Twombly||affiliate-LYU@usaultimate.org|
|Maine Ultimate||ME||Link||Olivia Nicolemail@example.com|
|Missoula Ultimate Federation||MT||Link||Tyler Albrethsenfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Neuqua Valley Ultimate||IL||Link||Cullen Geppertemail@example.com|
|Nickel City Ultimate||NY||Link||Mike Kanabyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Oak Park and River Forest Youth Ultimate Organization||IL||Link||Stacy Fiferemail@example.com|
|Oregon Youth Ultimate||OR||Link||Joel Pitneyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Santa Barbara Youth Ultimate||CA||Link||Vincent Changemail@example.com|
|Seven Hills Ultimate Club||WA||Link||Rob Bradfordfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Southern California Youth Ultimate||CA||Link||Grant Boydemail@example.com|
|St. Louis Ultimate Association||MO||Link||Alyssa Renaudfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Triangle Ultimate||NC||Link||Tristan Greenemail@example.com|
|Tucson Ultimate||AZ||Link||Sim Khalsafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ultimate Players League of Austin||TX||Link||Negina Kolesaremail@example.com|
|Valley Ultimate||MA||Link||Terry Plotkinfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Vermont Ultimate||VT||Link||Anne Watsonemail@example.com|
|Wisconsin Ultimate||WI||Link||Fran Kelleyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Zig Zag Ultimate||MI||Link||Mike Zaagmanemail@example.com|
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.