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USA Ultimate’s Learn to Play program works with local disc organizations to introduce and teach the sport of ultimate to new groups of youth, while helping connect kids with the local organization’s youth playing opportunities. 

Learn to Play opportunities are designed to be flexible, to feature low-barriers to initial participation and, most importantly, to be fun for kids ages 7-14. Areas looking to introduce and grow ultimate at the high school level may also take advantage of the Learn to Play program. You'll find more information about the benefits of introducing youth to ultimate here.

To find out more about growing girls' ultimate and supporting the Girls' Ultimate Movement (GUM) check out gum.usaultimate.org.

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USA Ultimate’s Learn to Play kits provide new ultimate programs and local youth-serving organizations like the YMCA, Boys & Girls Clubs, after-school programs and other similar groups the tools they need to introduce ultimate. 

In 2016, each state outreach coordinator (SOC) will distribute two Learn to Play kits to groups looking to introduce ultimate. Application deadlines are March 1 and August 1, 2016. Those states without a state outreach coordinator may still apply, but will only be considered, if there are leftover kits.

Check if your state has an SOC here.

Apply for a Learn to Play kit here.  

 


USA Ultimate’s Learn to Play clinics help local disc organizations introduce ultimate to local populations through a series of one to four hosted clinics that are linked to a currently offered YCC, club or school-based league playing opportunity. These clinics are held in conjunction with local partners (parks and recreation organizations, community centers, etc.) or by a local disc organization with existing youth ultimate leagues.

Are you having trouble registering for an existing Learn to Play clinic? See our Registration How to Guide.

 

 


Learn to Play leagues are the final piece in USA Ultimate’s Learn to Play programs and connecting skills to competition. Local disc organizations and USA Ultimate Affiliates partner with parks and recreation or youth-serving organizations to offer weekly opportunities for kids to build their skills before practicing them in a league-based environment. 


Each Kit contains:

  • 10 discs
  • Learn to Play Clinic guide
  • Volcano cones
  • Posters and stickers

 

 

Multiple kits may be sent for larger groups.

 

Resources include:

  • Learn to Play Kits
  • Learn to Play Clinic guide
  • Learn to Play coach materials
  • USA Ultimate marketing, registration and support

 

A Learn to Play waiver specific to clinics and leagues can be found here

 

Resources include:

  • Learn to Play equipment
  • Learn to Play Leagues curriculum and format
  • Learn to Play coach materials
  • USA Ultimate marketing, registration and support

 

A Learn to Play waiver specific to clinics and leagues can be found here.

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Requirements for applying include:

  • A clinic coach
  • A targeted youth population to which ultimate can be introduced. 
 

Requirements for applying include:

  • A local disc organization or USA Ultimate Affiliate connection
  • An established youth league or other playing opportunity
  • A clinic lead and a parent lead
  • Volunteer clinic coaches
  • A targeted youth population to which ultimate can be introduced
 

Requirements for applying include:

  • A local disc organization or USA Ultimate Affiliate connection
  • An established youth league or other playing opportunity
  • A clinic lead and a parent lead
  • Volunteer coaches
  • A targeted youth population to which ultimate can be introduced
     
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If you have any questions about the Learn to Play program, contact <sarah@hq.usaultimate.org>.