Kalamazoo United Youth Ultimate Joins USA Ultimate Affiliate Program

Posted: February 15, 2017 09:57 AM

Colorado Springs, Colo. (Feb. 15, 2017) – USA Ultimate, the national governing body for the sport of ultimate in the United States and proud member of the U.S. Olympic Committee, announced today official affiliation with Kalamazoo United Youth Ultimate (KUYU), making the league the most recent addition to USA Ultimate’s Affiliate Program.

"Kalamazoo United Youth Ultimate is very excited to partner with USA Ultimate as an affiliate," said KUYU President Matt Frayer. "This partnership will allow us to have access to many of the resources we need to bring youth ultimate to the Kalamazoo area. We look forward to being a part of this great organization.

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.

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

Kalamazoo United Youth Ultimate joins 15 other local leagues as official USA Ultimate Affiliates: Albany Ultimate Disc Association, Altitude Youth Ultimate, Atlanta Flying Disc Club Juniors, Columbus Ultimate Disc Association, Connecticut Ultimate Club, DiscNY, Illinois Youth Ultimate, Indiana Ultimate Foundation, Jacksonville Ultimate League, Maine Ultimate, Missoula Ultimate Federation, Neuqua Valley Ultimate, Triangle Ultimate, 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 usaultimate.org/affiliates or contact USA Ultimate Director of Member Services & Community Development Josh Murphy at josh@hq.usaultimate.org

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