Altitude Youth Ultimate is USA Ultimate’s Newest Affiliate

Posted: December 7, 2015 12:09 PM

Colorado Springs, Colo. (Dec. 7, 2015) – USA Ultimate, the national governing body for the sport of ultimate in the United States, announced today official affiliation with Denver’s Altitude Youth Ultimate, making the league the most recent addition to USA Ultimate’s Affiliate Program.

Altitude Youth Ultimate has already partnered with USA Ultimate in the past to host several championship events, including this year’s Masters Championships. Along with Visit Aurora, they will again host the Masters Championships in 2016.

USA Ultimate’s League Affiliate Program represents a significant component of the organization’s six-year strategic plan, which places an emphasis on growing youth, college and league ultimate.

"Altitude Youth Ultimate was founded by many of the long-time leaders of our local youth scene to further promote and develop ultimate and the Spirit of the Game," said Phil Lohre, president of Altitude Youth Ultimate. "As a new affiliate, we are excited to partner with USAU to bring even more awesome opportunities for all constituents in Colorado's fabulous ultimate community!"

Among the benefits offered to USA Ultimate-affiliated leagues are various materials and programs that assist with education, instruction and training initiatives, as well as several streams of financial support. Affiliated leagues receive access to USA Ultimate’s Learn to Play Program, as well as curricula designed for physical education in a classroom setting, coaching education and observer certification. USA Ultimate also assists its affiliated leagues with the facilitation of community recreation programs, youth camps and college program outreach.

Financial resources are available to USA Ultimate-affiliated leagues in the form of grants, discounts and rebate dollars, while leagues can also benefit from an insurance program covering events, players, directors and officers.

USA Ultimate maintains a close programmatic and strategic relationship with its affiliates, but each league remains a separate and distinct entity that exists to serve its constituents, elects a board of directors and manages affairs under its own set of bylaws.

Altitude Youth Ultimate joins 14 other local leagues as official USA Ultimate Affiliates: Albany Ultimate Disc Association, Atlanta Flying Disc Club Juniors, Columbus Ultimate Disc Association, Connecticut Ultimate Club, DiscNY, Indiana Ultimate Federation, Jacksonville Ultimate League, Maine Ultimate, Minnesota Youth Ultimate, Missoula Ultimate Federation, Neuqua Valley Ultimate, Triangle Flying Disc Association, Ultimate Players League of Austin and Valley Ultimate. As part of the agreement, these leagues will receive additional resources and support from USA Ultimate designed to assist with the expansion and promotion of grassroots programs and serve local players.

For more information on how to become a USA Ultimate Affiliate, visit or contact USA Ultimate Director of Member Services & Community Development Josh Murphy at

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