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Membership Options

Whether you are looking to play, coach, organize, officiate, volunteer, chaperone, watch or just generally support ultimate as fan or family member, there is a membership level designed for you.


Memberships are non-refundable, non-transferable and do not guarantee participation in events. Annual memberships are good through December 31 of the corresponding expiration year.

*As of December 1, 2021, USA Ultimate no longer has coach, coach and player, or friends and family memberships. Coach qualifications and certifications can be added on to any other membership type, including the new non-player membership level.



Play in sanctioned USA Ultimate events around the country with either single-event, affiliate or annual memberships.


Get access to USA Ultimate’s programs like the Coach Development Program, Tournament Directors Certification Program, Observer Certification Program and myriad outreach programs.


Take advantage of discounts from partners including Discraft, Wyndham Hotel Group, Lighthouse Insurance Group and more.


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2024 USA Ultimate liability waiver for all members.

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Help Docs

Step-by-step guide to purchasing an annual USA Ultimate membership.

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Help Docs

Step-by-step instructions on how to upgrade your annual membership.

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Athlete Safety

Medical authorization form to be completed by a parent or guardian of minors competing in USA Ultimate events.

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Are memberships refundable or transferable?

No, USA Ultimate memberships are not refundable nor transferable. Memberships are not tied directly to a specific event or program.

Member dues help support USA Ultimate’s many efforts and programs designed to advance the sport at all levels across the nation.

Can I upgrade my membership?

Yes. You can upgrade an annual membership from one type or duration to a higher one, as long as you upgrade for all remaining years of your current membership.

You cannot upgrade from a player membership to a non-player membership (i.e., coach and player to just a coach membership).

How to Upgrade

If you have a multi-year membership and are not in the first year, email your upgrade request to You will receive an invoice for the difference in cost of the memberships. Once you complete the payment, let us know via email, and we’ll manually upgrade your membership.

Are memberships tax deductible?

No. USA Ultimate memberships are not tax deductible. Memberships automatically come with benefits, which means they are not deductible according to IRS rules.

Any donations to the Ultimate Foundation are tax deductible!

What if I can’t access my account?

If you forgot your username or password, simply request a reset. If you no longer have access to the email associated with your account, contact us at with your name and birthdate, and we’ll reset your account.