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Beach Division

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   East Coast Regional Director Kimberly Beach
  Great Lakes Regional Director Becky LeDonne
  Gulf Coast Regional Director Sean McCall
  West Coast Regional Director Keegan Uhl


Beach Division Guidelines

Beach Division Contacts


2018 Beach Division

In the fourth year of Beach Division competition, we are excited to be returning to Virginia Beach for the Beach Championships once again, as well as hosting Beach Westerns for a second year as another competitive beach opportunity. 

Beach Westerns will be held April 7-8, in Santa Monica, Calif. The fourth annual Beach Championships will take place May 19-20 in Virginia Beach, Va.

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About Beach Ultimate

Beach Ultimate is a popular and fast-growing spin-off of the grass-based game. Well-established Beach Ultimate events date back to the early 1990’s, with some events hosting as many as 100 teams, making them some of the largest tournaments in Ultimate. Beach Ultimate leagues and casual pickup games are sprinkled across the country, even on lakeside beaches.

Beach Ultimate is played as 4-on-4 or 5-on-5 and is played by men, mixed, women, masters, college, and youth-level teams. Windy beach conditions and a smaller field demand a more precision-oriented set of throwing skills, while the sandy field requires even greater endurance.

The natural environment of Beach Ultimate inspires a festive atmosphere where Spirit of the Game thrives alongside highly athletic play. The tradition of teams exchanging cheers or playing a whimsical game together after a match still runs strong in Beach Ultimate across the U.S.A. and internationally.

This focus on fun, coupled with a beautiful natural setting, also makes Beach Ultimate a great conduit for new players to encounter the sport in a pleasing environment and with no need for special equipment.  



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What are the rules of beach ultimate?

USA Beach Ultimate recognizes the rules of BULA. There are rule sets for 5 on 5 as well as 4 on 4.

What are the goals of the beach division? 

Goals of the beach division include: 1) Promoting the sport, fostering its growth and recognition; 2) Assisting organizers of beach ultimate events; 3) Providing players with information about upcoming events; 4) Working towards establishment of a national playoff series; 5) Acting as formal representative of the U.S. Beach Ultimate community at national and international events

Is there a competitive U.S. beach series?

2015 marked the start of USA Ultimate's inaugural Beach Championships, with the event returning to Virginia Beach for 2016.

What about U.S National teams at WFDF beach events?

At the last WFDF beach competition (2015 World Championships of Beach Ultimate), the U.S. had a selection process and sent teams. At that event, the U.S won 6 golds and 1 silver out of 7 divisions of play. 

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