Did you know female players make up only 25% of the total youth currently playing ultimate?
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.
The Girls’ Ultimate Movement focuses on creating opportunities for youth and high school aged girls to participate in sports, lead with their peers, and celebrate the beauty of sport with their opponents. Through the Girls’ Ultimate Movement, USA Ultimate is collaborating with some of the nation’s most passionate and dedicated leaders to generate new and innovative ideas for programming, infrastructure, and policy that will facilitate development of the girls’ division!
You can help!
Show your love for the Girls Ultimate Movement!
When you purchase a Five Ultimate Rohre’s GUM headband 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 headband to show your support for girls’ ultimate!
#inittogetherBuy a Headband!
Get your team or community involved in the Girls’ Ultimate Movement! Follow these easy steps to run a local GUM clinics.
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) 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
3) PROMOTE IN YOUR COMMUNITY
We’ll send you posters and advertise on our social media circuits, 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)
4) RUN YOUR CLINIC!
And don’t forget to take pictures and tell us how awesome it was!
GUM Kit Includes ( apply for a GUM Kit here )
- 1 GUM clinic plan
- 10 discs
- 2 fliers
- 8 cones
- 15 handouts with Basic Ultimate Skills & Drills
- 2 introductory skills manuals
- 2 rule books
- 15 spectator guides
- 15 stickers