The 2016 USA Ultimate National Championships will be held September 29 - October 2, 2016 at Mercyhealth Sportscore Two. The event features over 1,300 athletes on 48 teams and includes some of the highest and most prestigious level of competitive Ultimate in North America. The matches will also be broadcast live on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app throughout the tournament.
Thursday, September 29 | 9am - 6pm
Friday, September 30 | 9am - 6pm
Saturday, October 1 | 9am - 10pm
Sunday, October 2 | 10am - 5pm
Free Kids Clinics
Learn to Play Clinic
October 1 | 12 - 1:30pm
Kids ages 7 - 13
Learn to Compete Clinic
October 1 | 12 - 1:30pm
Kids ages 14 - 18
Girls' Ultimate Movement Clinic
October 1 | 2:30 - 4pm
Girls ages 7 - 18
National Championships spin into Rockford
The event features 48 teams (16 men's, 16 women's and 16 mixed) narrowed from a field of more than 700 teams that compete in USA Ultimate sanctioned tournaments throughout the year and includes the Triple Crown Tour (along with the U.S. Open and Pro Flight Finale) which represents the highest and most prestigious level of competitive Ultimate in North America. More than 1,300 athletes are expected to play in the championships.
During the championships, 18 fields are expected to be used at the Mercyhealth Sportscore Two complex. Wedgbury Stadium will host the final matches.
About USA Ultimate
USA Ultimate serves as the national governing body for the sport of ultimate in the United States. USA Ultimate is a non-profit organization headquartered in Boulder, Colo., and focuses foremost on the needs of its athletes while improving access to the sport and enhancing members' overall experience. Founded in 1979 as the Ultimate Players Association, USA Ultimate is one of the first flying disc sport organizations in the world and is also the largest with more than 45,000 members. The Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association (SGMA) recently named ultimate the fastest-growing team sport in the nation. Internationally, USA Ultimate is a member of the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF), which is an affiliate of the General Association of International Sport Federations (GAISF) and the International World Games Association (IWGA). USA Ultimate annually fields U.S. National Teams to compete at international events, including the World Games, which operates under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).