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Ready to take your local disc organization to the next level?  Join our nationwide network of ultimate communities, plug into the sport's national infrastructure, grow as part of a larger network, and receive national support, expanded resources, USA Ultimate programs and exclusive benefits.

USA Ultimate is committed to growing the sport of ultimate around the country by facilitating the delivery of ultimate events & programs to absolutely anyone that wants to play.  We believe that locally-focused disc organizations, especially those committed to growing youth ultimate, are positioned to make the greatest impact.  We welcome all interested local disc organizations who run at least 2 events per year to get in touch or apply today.

Affiliates work in partnership with the national headquarters staff to provide programs and services to players and to operate events within their local geographic areas. While USA Ultimate maintains a close, programmatic and strategic relationship with affiliates, each affiliate remains a legally distinct and independent corporation that serves their local community, elects board members, and manages affairs per their own bylaws.


To strengthen and grow ultimate in the nation by building a national infrastructure of local disc organizations that unites and supports the sport of ultimate across the U.S. and improves operational growth, efficiency and impact within each community.

Apply for the affiliate program to become a part of:

  • Strengthening your local disc organization so it can continue to develop, grow, prosper, and thrive.

  • Developing safe, fun, high-quality programs in your local community.

  • Growing youth ultimate around the nation!

  • Modeling our organizational structure after other successful national sports and aligning ourselves with U.S. Olympic Committee goals.



HQ staff that primarily serve affiliates:

  • Josh Murphy - Director, Member Services & Community Development
  • Kristen Gallagher - Manager, Community Services & Development
  • Leah Dolan-Kelly -  Manager, Event Sanctioning
  • Sarah Powers - Coordinator, Youth & Education Programs


Who really oversees which programs?