Tournament Director's Manual Updated, TDCP Re-Certifications Available Now

Posted: December 1, 2017 10:57 AM
Colorado Springs, Colo. (Dec. 1, 2017) – USA Ultimate has continued the development of the Tournament Director’s Certification Program (TDCP) to help provide the best possible tournament experience for athletes, coaches, chaperones, family members and fans. The cornerstone of the TDCP is the Tournament Director’s Manual which includes information about safety, standards and best practices that can help organizers run the best events possible.
Approximately 500 USA Ultimate members have been certified since the TDCP launched in 2015. Now, since two years have passed, it is time for many of those were certified through the program in its early days to re-certify. The Tournament Director’s Manual has been updated with information on the following topics:
  • Equity
  • Conduct Issues
  • Cart Safety
Another very important change is an update to the Lightning Policy.
As part of USA Ultimate’s continuous efforts to improve tournament experiences for participants and spectators alike TDCP Level I Certification will be continue to be required for:
  • national directors,
  • regional coordinators and directors,
  • conference and sectional coordinators,
  • state youth coordinators (competition) and
  • tournament directors for any USA Ultimate sanctioned, season, championship series, or regional or national championship event.
The certification exam has been updated, and re-certification is also available now. The certification, good for up to two years, is still just $33. Re-certification costs only $16 and is also good for up to two years.
Certification is still free for many USA Ultimate volunteers, including national and regional directors; regional, conference, sectional and state coordinators; and championship series and state championship event tournament directors.  
For more information about the Tournament Director’s Certification Program, including the Tournament Director’s Manual, certification and re-certification requirements and costs, visit

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