College Season Training and Recruitment (STAR) Program

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Women's Startup Project

 The College STAR (Season Training and Recruitment) Program offers year-round learning opportunities designed for college teams.  Programs include online webinars with leaders in the ultimate community and skills clinics at our national-level events.  

2019/2020 STAR Events

October 19           January         March      

Planning your season with an equity lens, with Zara Cadoux



Official Rules of Ultimate 2020-2021

College Registration and Team Leadership 




How to Build an Inclusive Team


Playing with Observers, with Mitch Dengler







College Women's Startup Project

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2017 was the innaugural year for the newest STAR offering, the College Women's Startup Project. The College Women's Startup Project is designed to help foster the growth of college women's ultimate by incentivizing new teams and facilitating the development of new women's programs. 

Who can apply?

  • Brand new college women’s programs or teams who have not participated in the college series in the past two years.



Free USA Ultimate college memberships


Free USA Ultimate college memberships for a period of three years, allocated in the following manner: 

  • year 1 – 10 free memberships 
  • year 2 – 7 free memberships 
  • year 3 – 5 free memberships 

Free team startup kit


Free team kit in year one. Kit includes discs, cones, skills & drills manuals, stickers and handouts. ($120 value)


Support network


Connection to women’s team alumni network - a network of ultimate players with experience founding and/or developing college women's programs, who will serve as sources of information and support.


Coaching help


Free coach membership, contingent upon completing all educational requirements. 


VC Discounts and Coaches' Gear


Discounts on uniforms and merchandise from the VC online store, free coaches' long sleeve jerseys, team promotion through VC's social media channels, and more.



  • Periodic communication with and updates sent to USA Ultimate staff.
  • Compliance with administrative requirements of the program.
  • Participation in the college series.


To Apply: 

Applications for the 2020 season are now open! Click the link below:




Current Women's Startup Project Teams

2018 Teams

Air Force
- Alabama-Huntsville
- Colorado School of Mines
- Florida Institue of Technology
- Franciscan
- Illinois-Chicago
- Kentucky
- New Mexico
- Tulsa
- Utah State


2019 Teams

- Carnegie Mellon B
- Hampshire College
- Houston
- Marist
- Memphis
- Michigan Tech
- North Carolina-Charlotte
- SUNY-New Paltz
- Wisconsin-Osh Kosh



2020 Teams

- Ave Maria
- Berry College
- Jacksonville State
- Loyola Marymount (CA)
- Texas Rio Grande Valley

Five spots in the 2020 program remain open! We will take applications through March 2020!




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