Welcome to the USA Ultimate's Beach Division!
(photo by Ryan Scott)
Beach Ultimate is a popular and fast-growing spin-off of the grass-based game. Well-established Beach Ultimate events date back to the early 1990’s, with some events hosting as many as 100 teams, making them some of the largest tournaments in Ultimate. Beach Ultimate leagues and casual pickup games are sprinkled across the country, even on lakeside beaches.
Beach Ultimate is played as 4-on-4 or 5-on-5 and is played by Mixed, Women, Open, Masters, College, and Junior level players and teams. Windy beach conditions and a smaller field demand a more precision-oriented set of throwing skills, while the sandy field requires even greater endurance.
The natural environment of Beach Ultimate inspires a festive atmosphere where Spirit of the Game thrives alongside highly athletic play. The tradition of teams exchanging cheers or playing a whimsical game together after a match still runs strong in Beach Ultimate across the USA and internationally.
This focus on fun, coupled with a beautiful natural setting, also makes Beach Ultimate a great conduit for new players to encounter the sport in a pleasing environment and with no need for special equipment.
|Goals of USA Ultimate’s Beach Division include:
• Promoting the sport, fostering its growth and recognition
• Assisting organizers of beach ultimate events
• Providing players with information about upcoming events
• Working towards establishment of a national playoff series
• Acting as formal representative of the U.S. Beach Ultimate community at national and international events
Beach Ultimate rules (USA Beach Ultimate recognizes the rules of BULA):
World Championships of Beach Ultimate 2011
The 2011 World Championships of Beach Ultimate, jointly hosted by the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) and Beach Ultimate Lovers Association (BULA), will be held in Lignano Sabbiadoro, about 1.5 hours north of Venice, Italy, on August 22-28, 2011.
To learn more about the US National teams, visit Beach Ultimate National Teams.