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USA Ultimate’s Learn to Play program works with local disc organizations to introduce and teach the sport of ultimate to new groups of youth, while helping connect kids with the local organization’s youth playing opportunities. 

Learn to Play opportunities are designed to be flexible, to feature low-barriers to initial participation and, most importantly, to be fun for kids ages 7-15. Areas looking to introduce and grow ultimate at the high school level may also take advantage of the Learn to Play program. You'll find more information about the benefits of introducing youth to ultimate here.

To find out more about growing girls' ultimate and supporting the Girls' Ultimate Movement (GUM) check out gum.usaultimate.org.

Are you in need of teaching, organizer or parent resources? Then click here.

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USA Ultimate’s Learn to Play kits provide new ultimate programs and local youth-serving organizations like the YMCA, Boys & Girls Clubs, after-school programs and other similar groups the tools they need to introduce ultimate.

 


USA Ultimate’s Learn to Play clinics help local disc organizations introduce ultimate to local populations through a series of one to six hosted clinics that are linked to a currently offered YCC, club or school-based league playing opportunity. These clinics are held in conjunction with local partners (parks and recreation organizations, community centers, etc.) or by a local disc organization with existing youth ultimate leagues.

 

 


Learn to Play leagues are the final piece in USA Ultimate’s Learn to Play programs and connecting skills to competition. Local disc organizations and USA Ultimate Affiliates and SBOs partner with parks and recreation or youth-serving organizations to offer weekly opportunities for kids to build their skills before practicing them in a league-based environment. 

Click here or the green field above to apply to run a league.


Each kit contains:

  • 10 discs
  • Learn to Play Clinic guide
  • Volcano cones
  • Posters and stickers

 

 

 

Resources include:

  • 20 discs, pinnies and cones
  • Learn to Play Clinic guide
  • Marketing and operating funding
  • Registration and administrative support

 

Click here for more detailed information on what we offer and requirements to host a clinic.

 

Resources include:

  • 20 discs, pinnies and cones
  • Learn to Play Leagues curriculum and format
  • Marketing and operating funding
  • Registration and administrative support

 

Click here for more detailed information on what we offer and requirements to host a league.

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Requirements for applying include:

  • $17 shipping fee
  • A clinic coach
  • A targeted youth population to which ultimate can be introduced. 
  • Plans to use the kit multiple times.
  • Long term plans for sustainability of ultimate
 

How we choose sites to receive the marketing and operating funding and equipment:

  • A USA Ultimate affiliate or state-based organization.
  • Clinics that occur two to four weeks before or after a league, so they are more connected with the existing playing opportunity.
  • At minimum, apply five weeks in advance of the clinic. The ideal timing is six to eight weeks as this allows more time for successful organization and promotion.
  • A local disc organization that is looking for resources to help start their new clinic.
  • An existing playing opportunity, such as a high school or middle school league, that will allow youth to continue playing this great sport.

 

 

How we choose sites to receive the marketing and operating funding and equipment:

  • A USA Ultimate affiliate or state-based organization.
  • Leagues that are willing to charge a membership to connect youth with USA Ultimate playing opportunities and resources
  • At minimum, apply five weeks in advance of the clinic. The ideal timing is six to eight weeks as this allows more time for successful organization and promotion.
  • A local disc organization that is looking for resources to help start their new league.
  • An existing playing opportunity, such as a high school or middle school league, that will allow youth to continue playing this great sport.
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If you have any questions about the Learn to Play program, contact <sarah@hq.usaultimate.org>.