Become an Ultimate Coach
STEP 1: Become a USA Ultimate Coach Member
A. Register for a USA Ultimate account if you don't already have one. You'll purchase your Coach Membership after your background check is complete, but it is important we have an account to link the background check to.
B. Obtain an NCSI Background check: Completed right in your member account, all USA Ultimate coaches must obtain a Green Light from NCSI to be included on the team roster. Background checks take an average of 10 business days.
C. Pay for your USA Ultimate Coach or Coach/Player Membership by logging in at play.usaultimate.org after the check is complete.
STEP 2: Find a coaching opportunity
A. Contact your local local league or State Youth Coordinator. They may know of nearby opportunities, league requirements, and have advice. If you are in a state without a USA Ultimate HS State Championship or Tournament and would like information about organizing one, contact email@example.com.
B. Reach out to local schools & PE teachers with information about Ultimate in schools.
STEP 3: Get Educated
A. Attend a USA Ultimate Coaching Development Workshop presented by Five Ultimate to become a certified coach.
B. Contact to your State Youth Coordinator (youth), Conference Coordinator (college), or Sectional Coordintor (club) & let them know your team exists, they can provide you with Championship series information & playing opportunities
C. Visit the USA Ultimate Organizer Resources for articles on working with schools, starting clubs, starting leagues, building a program & more.
D. Learn about Ultimate Skills and Drills & Ultimate Strategy with the Five Ultimate Coaches' Playbook