In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has had a profound and detrimental impact on our sport, USA Ultimate’s College Working Group has been engaged in deep and thoughtful discussions focused on evolving eligibility guidelines to remain as inclusive as possible and encourage competitive opportunities. Following last month’s announcement regarding the rescheduling of the 2021 college series for the fall and granting an eligibility extension, the working group has fielded and considered several questions specific to eligibility.
While USA Ultimate strives to organize a nationally competitive and high quality championship series this fall, it will be inherently different in many ways. When drafted, the competition guidelines for a 2021 fall series will reflect this new and challenging environment. At a minimum, the working group believes the primary goal of a fall series should accommodate those who were planning to play college ultimate during the 2020 and 2021 spring seasons and enrolling in college for the first time this fall.
With that goal in mind, and to better answer questions from the ultimate community, please see below an FAQ about 2021-22 college eligibility.