Historically, the University of Texas at Austin has been a pillar for Ultimate activities in the region. The UT Men's Team has competed at the UPA College Championships 15 times over the last 3 decades, including winning the region as their current incarnation TUFF in 6 of the last 7 years. The UT Women's Team has been to UPA College Championships 6 times since they were started in the spring of 2000.
However, with several higher-education institutions within the greater Austin area, UPLA pledges to work with and support any college teams currently active in the area through collaboration when running events and fund raisers, organizing community support of the teams, and providing access to clinics and coaching.
For more information about the USAU's College Championship series, visit http://www.usaultimate.org/competition/college_division/college_championships/default.aspx
Ranging from elite squads competing at an international level to strictly recreational teams composed of friends from the local community, Austin is home to a number of club ultimate teams. UPLA supports all levels of club teams in Austin, including some financial support to those teams representing Austin in the highest levels of competition.
The regular season consists of a series of summer USA Ultimate sanctioned tournaments, including featured events like the U.S. Open Championship and Flight specific events. The post-season narrows over 700 teams down to 16 in each division to compete for the National Championship.Learn More about the Club Division
The Masters Division began in 1991 as an age-restricted division of play at the Club Championships. The Masters Women's Division was discontinued in 1998, but was reinstated in 2009 alongside the Grand Masters Division at a standalone summer event. In 2013, the Masters Open division was renamed Masters Men's and moved from the fall to join the other divisions at the Masters Championships.