GIRLS’ ULTIMATE MOVEMENT

What's GUM?

The Girls’ Ultimate Movement (GUM) is a community-wide outreach program designed to increase girls’ participation in the sport of ultimate. Players, coaches, administrators and parents across the US are thrilled to be participating in GUM. As an explosive team sport that emphasizes character and leadership skills, ultimate is the NEXT big sport for girls.

NOTE: Girls' Ultimate Movement (GUM) recognizes many players use differing terms to define their gender or gender identity. GUM is inclusive of youth identifying as female, non-binary, gender fluid, transgender and/or using other self-identifying terms.

 

2020-2022 gum strategic plan

Since its launch in 2014, GUM has served to empower and inspire girls to become leaders through the sport of ultimate and by embracing the principles of Spirit of the Game. In 2019, the GUM community got together to take the next step in sparking that leadership prowess among its members. The result of that collaborative effort is the new 2020-2022 GUM Strategic Plan, its three goals aimed at building a more inclusive and equitable environment for girls and women in our sport, allowing for a more enjoyable and welcoming ultimate experience. #JoinTheMovement!

  1. Become a more welcoming and inclusive sport by empowering and enabling girls to proactively respond to inequities they may experience.
  2. Increase the visibility of all levels of girls' and women's ultimate through consistent and targeted media exposure that connects the ultimate community to the girls' ultimate movement and its mission to increase girls' participation in ultimate.
  3. Create environments for girls that promote and teach skills that lead to meaningful contributions on the field as well as connections for continued positive involvement in ultimate.

WEAR GUM GEAR!

Show your love for the Girls’ Ultimate Movement!

We’re excited to have Spin Ultimate as the official merchandiser of the Girls’ Ultimate Movement! When you purchase GUM gear, the proceeds support future GUM clinics and programming across the country and in your local community.

These awesome GUM headbands have been spotted around the world.  Post photos wearing your GUM gear to show your support for girls’ ultimate!

#gumaroundtheworld
#inittogether

Buy GUM Gear!

GET Involved!

Run a Girls’ Clinic or League!

Get your team or community involved in the Girls’ Ultimate Movement! Follow these easy steps to run a local GUM clinic or league.

1) SIGN UP

Use this easy sign up form and then USA Ultimate will follow up with you to make sure you have all the support that you need.

2) ORGANIZER RESPONSIBILITIES

Find out everything USA Ultimate provides for your clinic or league and follow along with the checklist, designed to make running your event as easy as possible.

Could you use funding and equipment support for your clinic or league to help grow your girls’ ultimate scene? Contact USA Ultimate Coordinator of Youth & Education Programs Sarah Powers.

3) CHECK OUT THE GUM CLINIC PLAN

The plan is a guideline for a two-hour clinic that can be adapted to work well for girls of all ages and playing experiences. Feel free to dream big and design your own clinic! Here are some other GUM clinic ideas:

  • 3 v 3 tournament
  • Throwing clinic
  • Strength and conditioning clinic

4) PROMOTE IN YOUR COMMUNITY

We’ll send you stickers and handouts and advertise on our social media channels, but here are some other ways we’d encourage you to get the word out:

  • Contact your local disc association
  • Create a Facebook Event
  • Use your team’s social media circuits to advertise
  • Reach out to local Youth Serving Organizations (YSOs)

5) RUN YOUR CLINIC!

And don’t forget to take pictures and tell us how awesome it was!

#playlikeagirl

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What type of event do you plan to run? (required)
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Do you agree to abide by the USA Ultimate GUM Clinic and League Organizer Responsibilities? (See organizer responsibilities explained here.) (required)
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Any other comments or awesome ideas for us?