Colorado Springs, Colo. (December 8, 2022)—USA Ultimate released today its 2023 Masters Division Guidelines following its annual competition working group meeting last weekend in Denver.

The guidelines were crafted with input from masters players and the organization’s masters division working group, which includes national directors and other community volunteers.

The guidelines, which outline the rules and competition structure of the masters division, include several significant changes.

In acknowledgement of some of the more significant changes that have been implemented for the 2023 season, please see the outline below in addition to the full guidelines.    

Notable Changes for 2023

  • USA Ultimate is adding two new divisions: Grand Masters Mixed and Great Grand Masters Women.
  • The out-of-region player maximum for the Great Grand Masters Men’s division has been reduced from seven to five.
  • In response to player feedback, USA Ultimate will transition to an expanded regional format to encourage more meaningful and competitive qualifying events.
  • The USA Ultimate Masters Championships will expand from three days to four, although no division will compete for more than three days and events per division will occur on consecutive days.
  • The team registration deadline is March 31. Exceptions may be considered for extenuating circumstances. Contact Byron Hicks for more information.