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.

 

4apr10:00 am- 1:00 pmEvent CancelledSt. Louis, MOClinic10:00 am - 1:00 pm CST Lindenwood Park, Jamieson Ave, St. Louis, MO 63109

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Who: High School Aged Girls
Cost: $15
This includes a Chalice Ultimate athletic reversible.
Register online or on-site. Food and snacks will be provided as well as water at the fields.
Chalice Ultimate, a mixed club team out of St. Louis, MO, is running a free Girls’ Ultimate Movement clinic. No experience necessary. This clinic will be a good way to improve your skills before the high school season. There will also be drills and games for kids new to the sport, so bring your friends or siblings!
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.

Time

(Saturday) 10:00 am - 1:00 pm CST

Location

Lindenwood Park

Jamieson Ave, St. Louis, MO 63109

Organizer

Michael Faaborgmsfaaborg99@gmail.com

4apr1:00 pm- 2:00 pmEvent CancelledCincinnati, OHClinic1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST Riverside Park Turf Fields, 3969 Round Bottom Rd., Cincinnati, Oh 45244

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Who: Girls in 7th through 12 grade
Cost: Free and free disc! Register online or on-site
Premier Ultimate League (PUL) team Indy Red is running a free Girls’ Ultimate Movement clinic. No experience necessary. Bring a friend and come out to learn to play ultimate or improve your skills through fun games and drills and a scrimmage at the end. The clinic will have have activities for both beginners and experienced athletes.
 
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.

Time

(Saturday) 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Location

Riverside Park Turf Fields

3969 Round Bottom Rd., Cincinnati, Oh 45244

Organizer

Kelsey Gibboneygoc_oh@usaultimate.org

4apr2:00 pm- 4:00 pmEvent CancelledLansdale, PAClinic2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST Penndale Middle School, 400 Penn St, Lansdale, PA 19446

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Who: Girls in 5th through 12 grade
Cost: Free and free disc! Register online or on-site
Philadelphia Area Disc Alliance (PADA) is running a free Girls’ Ultimate Movement clinic. No experience necessary. Bring a friend and come out to learn to play ultimate or improve your skills through fun games and drills and a scrimmage at the end. The clinic will have have activities for kids new to the sport and drills and games for players that have already learned the basics of ultimate and want to advance their skills.
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.

Time

(Saturday) 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Location

Penndale Middle School

400 Penn St, Lansdale, PA 19446

Organizer

Libby Cravensgoc_pa_philadelphia@usaultimate.org

5apr4:00 pm- 6:00 pmEvent CancelledClinicWinnetka4:00 pm - 6:00 pm CST Duke Childs' Field, 3121 Willow Rd., Winnetka, IL

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Trevian Ultimate is excited to announce a Girls’ Ultimate Movement clinic. This a a great way to improve your skills or try out ultimate. Bring a friend and join in the fun!
Who: Middle School Aged Girls
Cost: Free! Register online or onsite. The first 20 registrants receive a free disc!
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.

Time

(Sunday) 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm CST

Location

Duke Childs' Field

3121 Willow Rd., Winnetka, IL

Organizer

Hoyt Hudsoninfo@trevianultimate.org

11apr1:30 pm- 2:30 pmEvent CancelledWestfield, INClinic1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EST Westfield High School, 18250 N. Union St., Westfield, IN 46074

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Who: Girls in 5th through 12 grade
Cost: Free and free disc! Register online or on-site
Premier Ultimate League (PUL) team Indy Red is running a free Girls’ Ultimate Movement clinic prior to their opening season game against Atlanta Soul. No experience necessary. Bring a friend and come out to learn to play ultimate or improve your skills through fun games and drills and a scrimmage at the end. The clinic will have have activities for both beginners and experienced athletes.
 
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.

Time

(Saturday) 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EST

Location

Westfield High School

18250 N. Union St., Westfield, IN 46074

Organizer

Zakk Mabrey tnlzmabrey@gmail.com

18apr - 7junapr 184:00 pmjun 7Event CancelledLeagueWinnetka4:00 pm - (june 7) 6:00 pm CST Duke Childs' Field, 3121 Willow Rd., Winnetka, IL

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Who: Middle School Aged Girls
Cost: $120 for 8 weeks of league
Register online or onsite. The first 20 registrants receive a free disc!
Trevian Ultimate is excited to announce a Girls’ Ultimate Movement 5 v5 league. No experience needed, beginners or experienced players welcome! A league designed for learning, fun, and a little friendly competition. Each session will have an hour of training and then we divide up into teams for an hour of scrimmages. For one of the last two sessions, the team will take their skills on the road for an away game with another middle school program. One one of the days when the weather is especially good, they will head over to the beach for some ultimate in the sand
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.

Time

April 18 (Saturday) 4:00 pm - June 7 (Sunday) 6:00 pm CST

Location

Duke Childs' Field

3121 Willow Rd., Winnetka, IL

Organizer

Hoyt Hudsoninfo@trevianultimate.org

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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