USA Ultimate

Let’s Play Ultimate!

Ultimate is a fun, fast-paced team sport that combines the nonstop movement and athletic endurance of soccer with the aerial passing skills of football. A game of ultimate is played by two teams using a flying disc on a field with two end zones, similar to football. The object of the game is to score points by catching a pass in the opponent’s end zone.

Trustworthy: Scout Law and Spirit of the Game

Ultimate relies on sportsmanship, invoking the “Spirit of the Game” to maintain fair play. Players call their own fouls and dispute a foul only when they genuinely believe it did not occur. Spirit of the Game expects that ultimate players will demonstrate mutual respect for teammates and opponents alike, which develops character, leadership, self-reliance, and conflict-resolution skills. The honor system works in ultimate, just like in the Boy Scouts of America.


USA Ultimate assists tens of thousands of players in getting involved with ultimate each year. USA Ultimate’s Learn to Play kits will provide BSA adult leaders with the tools they need to introduce ultimate to their Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, and Venturing units. Each kit consists of 10 discs, a Learn to Play clinic guide, volcano cones, posters, and stickers. Click on the Learn to Play icon located above to learn more about applying for a Learn to Play kit.

Where Can You Play?

Are you interested in joining a local ultimate club or league?
To find one, click the USA Ultimate button.


Safety While Playing Ultimate

USA Ultimate has put together many resources for playing ultimate safely. Click here.


Merit Badges and Sports

The following BSA merit badges are related to playing ultimate:

Athletics Personal Fitness Sports Cooking

The Boy Scouts of America is a proud supporter of the U.S. Olympic Committee via participation in the USOC’s Multi-Sport Organization program. As an MSO participant, the BSA is one of 37 community-based organizations across the country committed to developing a national interest in sport and focus on sportsmanship.