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Bay Area Disc Association

Bay Area Disc AssociationĀ strengthens the Ultimate community by creating opportunities for youth, club, and adult recreational athletes to interact, develop, and compete. We foster positive playing and learning experiences and embrace the spirit of the game in all aspects of our work and play.

The Bay Area Disc Association was founded in 2008 by the leaders of the San Francisco Ultimate League, San Francisco Ultimate Club, Bay Area Youth Ultimate, East Bay Ultimate League, and Marin Ultimate Summer League. This organization combines governance, resources, finances, leadership and planning for these leagues under a single governing Board of Directors.

This consolidated organization produces many advantages: we have better capacity to support youth ultimate in the Bay Area, recruit coaches, foster new programs and create new teams. Through shared finances we gain financial leverage to consider new leagues, better field management and the possibility of (dare we dream it?) paid staff. We are building a stronger organization from which we can nurture new leadership and create new opportunities for ultimate. We are reducing redundancy in our operations. We are strengthening the Bay Area ultimate community as a whole.

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