International

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USA Ultimate is a member of the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF), which is a member of the General Association of International Sport Federations (GAISF), the International World Games Association (IWGA), and is a recognized member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). WFDF became a provisional GAISF member in 1987 and was admitted as a full member to GAISF and IWGA in 1996, and to the IOC in 2015. Flying disc sports were introduced as demonstration sports at the 1989 World Games in Karlsruhe, Germany. Ultimate was first admitted as a medal sport at the 2001 World Games in Akita, Japan.

USA Ultimate sends teams to compete at International WFDF events. Visit our National Team page to learn more about the teams and events.


World Games

  • U.S. representation: National Team tryouts and selection
  • Divisions: Mixed
  • Frequency: quadrennial
  • Upcoming: 2021 World Games (Birmingham, AL, USA)
  • Most Recent: 2017 World Games (Wroclaw, Poland)
     

WFDF World Ultimate and Guts Championships (WUGC)

  • U.S. representation: National Team tryouts and selection for Men's/Mixed/Women's division. Masters division representatives will be the previous year's Masters Champions.
  • Divisions: Men's, Mixed, Women's, Men's Masters, Women's Masters
  • Frequency: quadrennial
  • Upcoming: 2020 WUGC (Leeuwarden, Netherlands)
  • Most Recent: 2016 WUGC (London, U.K.)
     

WFDF World Championships of Beach Ultimate (WCBU)

  • U.S. representation: Team managers to make roster decisions for all divisions.
  • Divisions: Men's, Mixed, Women's, Men's Masters, Mixed Masters, Women's Masters, Grandmasters
  • Frequency: quadrennial (although the next will be in 2017 to adjust this event's place in the WFDF event rotation)
  • Upcoming: 2021 WCBU (TBD)
  • Most Recent: 2017 WCBU (Royce, France)
     

WFDF World Junior Ultimate Championships (WJUC)

  • U.S. representation: National Team tryouts and selection (Under-20 teams)
  • Divisions: U-20 Men's, U-20 Women's (divisions were previously known as U-19)
  • Frequency: biennial
  • Upcoming: 2020 WJUC (Malmö, Sweden)
  • Most Recent: 2018 WJUC (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)


WFDF World Under 24 Championships (WU24)

  • U.S. representation: National Team tryouts and selection (Under-24 teams)
  • Divisions: U-24 Men's, U-24 Mixed, U-24 Women's (divisions were previously known as U-23)
  • Frequency: biennial (although the 2017 WU24 was played in early January of 2018)
  • Upcoming: 2019 WU24 (Heidelberg, Germany)
  • Most Recent: 2018 WU24 (Perth, Australia)

 

WFDF World Ultimate Club Championships (WUCC)

  • U.S. representation: U.S club division teams qualify based upon prior year's performance at National Championships. 
  • Divisions: Men's, Mixed, Women's
  • Frequency: quadrennial
  • Upcoming: 2022 WUCC (TBD)
  • Most Recent: 2018 WUCC (Cincinnati, OH, USA)



WFDF World Masters Ultimate Club Championships (WMUCC)

  • U.S. representation: U.S club division teams qualify based upon prior year's performance at Masters Championships. 
  • Divisions: Men's Grand Masters, Men's Masters, Mixed Masters, Women's Masters
  • Frequency: biennial
  • Upcoming: 2020 WMUCC (TBD)
  • Most Recent: 2018 WMUCC (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)

 


Other pertinent information relating to international competition:

 

  • WCBU

  • WJUC

  • World Games

  • WUCC

  • WUGC

  • WU24

  • WMUCC