College Women’s Startup Project Accepting 2020 Applications

Posted: October 15, 2019 11:28 AM

Colorado Springs, Colo. (Oct. 15, 2019) – The College Women's Startup Project, sponsored by VC Ultimate, is back for its fourth year and is accepting applications for the 2020 season. Through its first three years, the College Women's Startup Project has supported 29 new or rebuilding college women's teams around the country.  

Housed under the Season Training and Recruitment (STAR) Program, 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. 

Brand new college women’s teams or teams that have not participated in the college season in the last two years can apply for the Startup Project. Benefits include:

  • Free USA Ultimate college memberships over the course of three years.

  • A free team startup kit.

  • Help finding a local coach and a free coach membership.

  • Access to a women’s team alumni support network – people who have been through starting a new college women’s team themselves and can offer practical advice and support.

  • Uniform and merchandise discounts, free coaches' jerseys and more from VC Ultimate

As many as 10 teams each year may be included in the College Women’s Startup Project. 2020 grant recipients will be announced in early December 2019.

Applications for teams interested in participating for the 2020 college season are open now. 

For more information on the College Women’s Startup Project, visit the USA Ultimate STAR Program page:

Questions about the College Women's Startup Project? Contact USA Ultimate Manager of Competition & Athlete Programs – College, Tom Manewitz.