Girls’ Team Startup Project

Start Your Team Today!

The goal of the Girls’ Team Startup Project (GTSP) is to give new or developing high school girls’ teams the resources and support they need to succeed as a team in order to ultimately help grow the girls’ division. Modeled after the College Women’s Startup Project, the GTSP will provide support for participating schools for three years to help them develop into competitive and self-sustaining teams. After the overwhelming success of our first year, we’re excited to continue this project and spread ultimate to more and more schools across the nation!

The application for the 2020 season is now CLOSED.


Contact Sarah Powers, Manager – Youth & Outreach Programs



“Being able to establish a team in our area and give these girls a way to explore such a fun sport has been so incredibly rewarding, and I cannot wait to see what next season brings.”

– Caroline, Maynard Holbrook Jackson High School

Maynard Jackson High School (2019)

“When playing ultimate, you are surrounded by girls who are both your teammates and friends, and competitors who would rather see you succeed than fail.”

– Bailey, Lane Tech High School

Lane Tech High School (2018)

Application Information

The 2020 application is now closed.

GTSP Agreement

This sheet gives you the quick rundown on what’s included the coaching package and breaks down what you agree to do by joining the Girls’ Team Startup Project.

Program Benefits

$500 Coaching Stipend

GUM Kit (10 discs, 8 cones, stickers and handouts)

Free Coach Membership, Coaching Development Program (CDP) clinic and Background Check

Youth Memberships

Free uniforms (2 jerseys and shorts) for 15 players provided by Spin Ultimate

GUM Flag

Participating Teams

  • Wyoming High School - Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Notre Dame Preparatory - Towson, Md.
  • St. Ursula Academy and Ursuline Academy - Cincinnati, Ohio*
*Note: St. Ursula Academy and Ursuline Academy are combining to form one joint team.

  • Bethlehem Central High School - Delmar, N.Y.
  • Cheltenham High School - Wyncote, Pa.
  • Evanston Township High School - Evanston, Ill.
  • Grant High School - Portland, Ore.
  • Maine Coast Waldorf School - Portland, Maine
  • Maynard Holbrook Jackson High School - Atlanta, Ga.

  • Cherry Creek High School - Denver, Colo.
  • D'Evelyn High School - Denver, Colo.
  • Lane Tech High School - Chicago, Ill.
  • Charlotte Country Day School - Charlotte, N.C.