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.

15sep - 13octsep 159:00 amoct 13Oak Park, ILLeague(september 15) 9:00 am - (october 13) 11:30 am CST Beye School, 230 N. Cuyler, Oak Park, IL

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Event Details

When: 5 Week GUM League
Sundays 9/15-10/13 from 9:00-11:30 am
Who: Girls 9-18
Cost: $25** Register online or on-site.
**Please don’t let cost be a deterrent. Email affiliate-oprfyu@usaultimate.org, and we’re happy to make something work
OPRF Youth Ultimate is hosting a Girls’ Ultimate Movement (GUM) league in Chicagoland. This is a great way to test out the ultimate skills you’ve learned in OPRF Youth Ultimate’s GUM clinics or even just try out ultimate! You can sign up to be on the same team as a friend in the online registration form.

Time

September 15 (Sunday) 9:00 am - October 13 (Sunday) 11:30 am CST

Location

Beye School

230 N. Cuyler, Oak Park, IL

Organizer

Gail Reichgirlsoutreachdirector@usaultimate.org

Portland, MELeagueMonth Long Event (september) EST Ocean Avenue Elementary, 150 Ocean Ave, Portland, Maine 04103

Event Details

When: 6 Week Girls’ League
Fridays 9/27-11/1 from 3:00-4:00 pm
Who: Girls K-5th grade
Cost: Free! Register online or on-site
Portland, ME is hosting a Girls’ Ultimate Movement (GUM) league. This is a great way to try out ultimate!

Time

Month Long Event (september) EST

Location

Ocean Avenue Elementary

150 Ocean Ave, Portland, Maine 04103

6oct - 20oct 612:00 pmoct 20Philadelphia, PALeague12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (20) EST Chamounix, 3976 Chamounix DR, #3900, Philadelphia, PA 19131

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Event Details

Who: Girls 13-18
Cost: Register online or on-site. The cost is the PADA pass ($6) or a $5 fee to support field costs. Registration closes 10/3.

When: 3 Week Girls’ League
Sundays from 12:00-2:00 pm 10/6, 10/13 and 10/20
Rain out weeks will be scheduled in November as needed (11/10 and/or 11/17).
Philadelphia Area Disc Alliance (PADA) is hosting a Girls’ Ultimate Movement (GUM) league. This playing opportunity is a great option for both new and experienced girls to get to know players from other schools and improve their disc skills and on-field leadership outside of their school teams while in an all-girls setting! Invite your friends!
Participants receive a free disc!

Time

6 (Sunday) 12:00 pm - 20 (Sunday) 2:00 pm EST

Location

Chamounix

3976 Chamounix DR, #3900, Philadelphia, PA 19131

Organizer

Libby Cravensgoc_pa_philadelphia@usaultimate.org

12oct9:00 am- 12:00 pmAustin, TXClinic9:00 am - 12:00 pm CST Burr Field, 6013 Loyola Ln, Austin, TX, 78724

Event Details

Who: Girls ages 8-18
Cost: Free! Register online or on-site.
All participants receive a free Layout Like a Girl shirt!
Ultimate Players League of Austin and Austin Torch are hosting a Girls’ Ultimate Movement (GUM) clinic. No previous ultimate or disc throwing experience necessary.  This is a great opportunity to hone your skills for the fall girls’ youth league or introduce your friends to the sport!

Time

(Saturday) 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CST

Location

Burr Field

6013 Loyola Ln, Austin, TX, 78724

12oct10:00 am- 3:00 pmUrbandale, IAClinic10:00 am - 3:00 pm Urbandale High School, 7111 Aurora Ave., Urbandale, IA

Event Details

Who: Girls 14-18
Cost: Free! Register online or on-site.
Urbandale, IA is hosting a Girls’ Ultimate Movement (GUM) clinic. No previous ultimate or disc throwing experience necessary. This a a great way to improve your skills or try out ultimate. We will do a clinic at the start and then transition into a mixed gender hat tournament after the conclusion of the clinic.

Time

(Saturday) 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location

Urbandale High School

7111 Aurora Ave., Urbandale, IA

Organizer

Rebekah Coenengsoc_ia@usaultimate.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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