New Jersey HS Ultimate Welcomed as the 5th USA Ultimate League Affiliate

Posted: February 20, 2013 01:00 PM


Boulder, Colo. (February 20, 2013)—USA Ultimate announced today official affiliation with New Jersey High School Ultimate, the most recent league to partner with the national governing body under its League Affiliate Model.
New Jersey HS Ultimate joins the CT Ultimate Club, Columbus Disc Association, the Ultimate Players League of Austin, and Neuqua Valley Ultimate as official USA Ultimate affiliated leagues. 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.
USA Ultimate’s League Affiliate Model represents a significant component to its recently announced six-year strategic plan, which places an emphasis on growing youth, college and league ultimate.
"New Jersey High School Ultimate is proud to be named USA Ultimate's newest organizational Affiliate," said NJHSU's Ben Haim. "Going forward, affiliation will strengthen NJHSU to better serve our interscholastic youth teams and expand our outreach efforts."
Among the benefits offered to USA Ultimate-affiliated leagues are various materials and programs that will 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.
While USA Ultimate maintains a close programmatic and strategic relationship with its affiliates, 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.
For more information on how to become a USA Ultimate affiliate, visit, or contact USA Ultimate Director of Membership and Sport Development, Melanie Byrd at
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