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Apply below today for your organization to become a USA Ultimate Affiliate!  Current affiliates can also find annual processes and compliance documents below.

INITIAL APPLICATION

Any local disc organization that is interested in becoming an affiliate of USA Ultimate should first submit an application.

Application to Become an Affiliate of USA Ultimate  (Online form)

 

Once an organization's application has been approved, the organization can then submit the following compliance documents:

a.

Affiliate Operations Manual and Agreement (PDF File)

Open file in Adobe Acrobat in order to type in details electronically.  Fill out Appendix A and have the organization president sign at bottom of page 10, retaining a copy for the organization's records.  Electronic signatures will be accepted.

b.

Annual Board Report & Feedback (Online survey)

Help USAU staff effectively track, report, serve, and support your authorized contacts, positions, goals, and strategies.

c.

Proof of Directors and Officers insurance (D&O) coverage or a completed D&O application.  

Coverage is available through USAU's carrier for as low as $495/year, or have USAU cover the premium (up to $750/year) with an initial 3-year (vs 1-yr) commitment to the Affiliate program.

d.

Application for Local Outreach Representative (LOR)

Let us know who the designated contact for your organization who be to respond to any public inquiries about local ultimate opportunities and programs.  We want to help connect new players to your community and get them steered in the right direction to join you!

      

ANNUAL COMPLIANCE

Existing affiliates will be asked to ensure completion of the following things each year:

1.

Sanction all of the Affiliate's owned events and programs for the local ultimate community served by the organization, with a minimum of 2 total including at least one program for youth, including the membership, waiver and youth safety requirements.

2.

Send at least one representative to the annual US Open Convention that is currently being hosted in early August in conjunction with YCC in Blaine, MN (just north of Minneapolis-St Paul), the day before games start.

3.

Run a minimum of one USA Ultimate Outreach or Education program (e.g., GUM, LTP, CDP, OCP, PE outreach, etc) in the local community each calendar year.

4.

Renew the D&O insurance application as needed, based on individual policy dates, in order to maintain appropriate coverage of your board, officers and/or staff decisions and actions.

5.

Complete the annual Affiliate Board Report & Feedback survey which includes a component that renews the Operations Manual and Agreement and a component that changes or confirms the designated Local Outreach Rep (LOR)

Due by February 1 each year to help USAU staff to:
i. effectively track, report, serve and support your authorized contacts, goals, and strategies;
ii. evaluate the affiliate program generally and identify potential improvements;
iii. affirm the continuing relationship between organizations;
iv. identify the appropriate person to be listed as the public contact for inquiries about your area.


Contact <affiliate@usaultimate.org> or 719-219-8322 x112 with any questions.