Sanction Your League
Sanctioning your league with USA Ultimate brings legitimacy and continuity to your event, as well as access to USA Ultimate staff support and resources. The league sanctioning program provides benefits for league organizers while ensuring a quality standard for leagues as well as insurance coverage for USA Ultimate members.
Sanctioning your league with USA Ultimate provides insurance coverage for your event and its participants, including certificates of insurance for your local partners, when needed.
Calendar and Roster Management
List your league on the USA Ultimate event calendar, and include all your league’s information on the event page. Plus, manage all rostering requirements online.
USA Ultimate Staff Support
Questions about running your league, policies, etc.? You’ll have direct access to USA Ultimate staff who can help.
Complete the sanctioning application, including all relevant information about your event.
Pay the appropriate sanctioning fee via PayPal, and include the transaction number in your application.
All league participants must have current USA Ultimate memberships and signed waivers and must be included on the event roster to participate in sanctioned events.
Health & Safety
All sanctioned events are required to follow USA Ultimate’s health, safety and liability requirements.
Provisions & Amenities
All sanctioned events must adhere to USA Ultimate’s provisions and amenities requirements, including items such as space between fields and an adequate water source.
Event Organizer Requirements
Sanctioned league managers must be at least 18 years of age and have current USA Ultimate memberships.
Event organizers must agree to this sanctioning agreement and contract prior to running an event.
Event organizers must agree to abide by these sanctioning terms and conditions.
Summary of the USA Ultimate general liability insurance policy that covers sanctioned events.
Health and safety requirements for all USA Ultimate sanctioned events.
What constitutes an “event?”
An event is a single ultimate activity or program that runs for a specified amount of time and has a single registration. Both a weekend-long tournament and a league that takes place between March and June would be considered a single event.
What does the insurance cover?
The insurance covers all rostered players, coaches and chaperones with current memberships and signed waivers. You can request an insurance certificate for additional insured parties such as field sites. USA Ultimate offers player accident insurance for any player who acquires medical bills from an injury that occurred at a sanctioned event.
USA Ultimate will insure events that last up to six months within one calendar year. After six months, you can renew your sanctioning insurance.
Check out the insurance summary page for specific coverage details.
When are single event memberships valid?
Single event memberships are for recreational events only, including recreation tournaments, leagues, pick-up, practices, clinics and camps.