Make ultimate the next NCAA sanctioned sport.
  • Petitioned The National Collegiate Athletic Association

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Executive Director
The National Collegiate Athletic Association

Make ultimate the next NCAA sanctioned sport.

    1. Chip Selden
    2. Petition by

      Chip Selden

      Silver Spring, MD

 

Ultimate is one of the nation's fastest growing sports. With over 750 college club teams, a professional league, and a place in the International World Games, the sport of ultimate would greatly benefit from the increased exposure, support, and level of competition that the NCAA can foster.

The unique and tremendous amount of spirit that this sport requires would be a great addition to the world of collegiate sports. With almost 20,000 student athletes participating and a large community of fans and players of all ages, having a more integrated sport within college communities would be invaluable to the development of ultimate.

Currently, college ultimate receives minimal financial assistance across the country. The players and captains of each team spend much of their time and energy keeping their teams together and running smoothly. As a sport that requires you to pay for your own travel, food, dues, and equipment, many potential athletes are discouraged from considering participation. This hinders the growth of ultimate. The NCAA could play a key role in alleviating some of these issues and help to advance the sport.

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    • Chris Cassidy ROCK HLLL, SC
      • 7 months ago

      As a collegiate Ultimate player, i would love to see the "spirit" of the game take flight and reach the next level of competition as a sport recognized by the NCAA.

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    • Ryan Serrano HYATTSVILLE, MD
      • 8 months ago

      I PLAY(ED) ULTIMATE

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    • Lubomir Botev SOFIA, BULGARIA
      • 9 months ago

      This is the most Olympic sport. Respecting the SOTG and the fair play are not less important than beeing a good athlete. There is a lot of running and fun. Boys and girls can play together.

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    • Michael Wilson ST. AUGUSTINE, FL
      • 10 months ago

      It's time that we ultimate players get the recognition and opportunities that we deserve. We finance our university ultimate careers out of our own pockets and often pay for field and association use as well. Being an official sanctioned sport, we would get access to university funding, athlete facilities and the brand of our universities.

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    • Allen Beaujon ROCHESTER, NY
      • 10 months ago

      I play ultimate and I think it is important that people recognize it as a real sport.

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