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The sport of Ultimate Frisbee is one of the fastest growing team sports in the country, according to the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association. The annual survey conducted by the SGMA reports that more people play Ultimate each year than Rugby and Lacrosse combined. The SGMA is a well-respected leader of the sports and fitness industry. According to their Sports and Fitness Participation Report, Ultimate was the second fastest growing team sport in the United States in 2011.
Ultimate is growing quickly and the perfect sport because of the low cost; all you need are a few discs, cones and a field. Ultimate keeps you healthy; it requires extensive running, skill and hand-eye coordination. Ultimate teaches conflict resolution skills and responsibility; there are no referees in Ultimate. Players are responsible for knowing the rules, making their own calls and to use respect and honor during all interactions. The game is versatile; Ultimate can be played as a single-gender or co-ed sport. And best of all, there are opportunities for people of all levels, ages and abilities to participate; everyone loves to play this amazing and fun sport!
Ultimate was developed in 1968 by a group of students at Columbia High School in Maplewood, N.J. Soon after, the governing body was founded. Today, USA Ultimate is the National Governing Body for the sport of Ultimate in the United States and is the largest membership organization in the world devoted to the sport with more than 40,000 members. Our mission is to advance the sport of Ultimate in the United States by enhancing and promoting Character, Community and Competition.
Ultimate is a hugely popular sport on college campuses across the country, with more than 750 institutions fielding teams that compete in USA Ultimate’s competitive structure. USA Ultimate annually hosts two college championship events, the Division III College Championships and its flagship event, the College Championships. The USA Ultimate College Championships host 40 men’s and women’s teams each year, attracts 10,000 spectators and is broadcast on national television by CBS Sports Network.
Information and resources:
Melanie Byrd
Director Membership and Sport Development USA Ultimate
Melanie@hq.usaultimate.org