USA Ultimate Announces Regional Events For Mixed College Teams

Posted: July 28, 2017 03:18 PM

Colorado Springs, Colo. (July 28, 2017) – After announcing last winter that USA Ultimate would introduce mixed playing opportunities in the fall for its college division, the dates and locations of four events were revealed today with a fifth still being sought.

Five regional tournaments – each catering primarily to a pair of college division regions – represent USA Ultimate’s first step towards a formal competitive structure for mixed college teams. After continued discussion with the college working group and listening to feedback from members of the ultimate community, the following events have been confirmed for 2017:


·        North Regional (Great Lakes & North Central Regions): October 28-29, Appleton, Wis.

·        East Regional (Atlantic Coast & Ohio Valley Regions): October 28-29, Virginia Beach, Va.

·        Northeast Regional (New England & Metro East Regions): November 11-12, Amherst, Mass.

·        West Regional (Northwest & Southwest Regions): November 18-19, San Luis Obispo, Calif.


A fifth event for the South Central and Southeast regions is still under consideration.




What teams can play?

All schools are eligible to field a mixed team, and bids will be determined by USA Ultimate with spots reserved for both established college ultimate programs and programs with developing teams. Teams may apply for any of the regional events, but priority will be given to teams in the respective regions outlined above.


How do I apply?

Applications for the tournament will open sometime in August through a survey administered by USA Ultimate, and teams will be accepted on a continual basis or until capacity is reached. Comprehensive guidelines will be published along with the application survey.


What are the eligibility requirements?

Athletes must be within their standard five-year eligibility window (including those whose final year of eligibility is 2017) and eligible under USA Ultimate’s academic eligibility rules as applied to the fall 2017 semester (semester system) or the summer, fall and winter quarters (quarter system).


For more information, contact USA Ultimate’s manager of competition and athlete programs for the college division, Tom Manewitz, at

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