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USA Ultimate members receive a numbers of benefits…but most importantly you can FEEL GOOD knowing that renewing your membership each year is the single best thing you can do for the sport.  It gives kids their first disc, trains coaches, makes ultimate safer and so much more!
 

 

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Annual Report

2013AnnualReport

The organization's most recent annual report outlines all things USA Ultimate from 2013.

 

Strategic Plan

Read more our mission, our vision, and our goals in USA Ultimate's 2013-2018 strategic plan.

 

 

USA Ultimate Membership and Participation Overview

For information about trends related to USA Ultimate membership view the following charts. Note that as the national governing body for the sport of ultimate in the US, we do not currently maintain growth records for other countries or for other disc sports. The focus of these statistics is on the USA Ultimate membership.

Membership Type 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 5 Yr AAG*
Lifetime 378 406 438 445 457 20.9%
Adult 7738 7467 8268 8569 9210 19.0%
College 15237 17569 16041 16467 16885 10.8%
Youth 7274 8467 9158 9923 11236  54.5%
Affiliate 0 0 0 0 1537 N/A
Coach 733 825 648 769 827 12.8%
Event Only Members 0 0 0 0 6614 N/A
Friends & Family 54 57 73 125 144 166.7%
Organizational 0 0 1 1 5 N/A
Staff 174 210 216 209 222 27.6%
Total Members 31588 35001 34843 36508 47137 49.2%

 

Age 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 5 Yr AAG*
12 & Under 39 23 38 42 329 743.6% 
13-18 8140 8080 8637 9319 12345 51.7% 
19-24 15594 18544 17835 18461 21450 37.6% 
25-34 5144 5846 5745 6070 9376 82.3% 
35-54 2620 2428 2495 2502 3454 31.8% 
Over 54 51 80 93 114 183 258.8% 


Gender 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
% Female 30.6% 31.2% 31.3% 30.8% 30.0%
% Male 69.4% 68.8% 68.7% 69.2% 70.0%

 

U.S. Participation Trend Overview

For information about trends related to Ultimate Frisbee participation in the United States, view the following data gathered by the Sports and Fitness Industry Association (SFIA). 

Participation in U.S.** 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 5 Yr AAG*
Total Participation 4,636 4,571 4,868 5,131 5,077 9.5%
Core (13+ times/yr) 1,273 1,518 1,476 1,484 1,363 7.1%
             
12 & Under 8.0% 12.8% 9.9% 8.7%  10.0% 2.0%
13-24 47.0% 43.5% 46.9% 38.3% 39.6% -7.4% 
25-34 20.2% 22.1%  23.5% 26.9%  26.9% 6.7%
35-54 19.8 % 19.3% 15.1% 22.2%  20.0% 0.2%
Over 54 5.0 % 2.4%  4.6% 3.9% 3.5% -1.5%
             
% Female 27.1%   28.5% 31.0%  35.9% 35.0%  29.2% 
% Male 72.9%  71.5% 69.0%  64.1% 65.0%  -10.8


* AAG = Average Annual Growth
** all participation figures are in 000s

Notes:

  • 70% of participants are between the ages of 18-44

  • 81% of participants aged 18 or older have attended college or have a college degree or higher

  • 36% of participants use weight/resistance machines, 49% run/jog, 35% ride road bikes, 27% play basketball and 30% engage in stretching.

  


 

USA Ultimate Membership - USA Ultimate memberships are not refundable. Members are encouraged to sign up as early as possible to receive the most from their membership. All USA Ultimate memberships are based on the calendar year (January 1 – December 31). Any memberships purchased through November 30 will expire on December 31 of the current year. Memberships for the following year become available on December 1. Please review the information carefully before registering.