Find a Team or Start Your Own

You can’t play ultimate by yourself, so you’ll definitely need a team. The good news is there are always teams looking for players!

Brand new to ultimate? See our Getting Started Guide before looking for a team. 

There are 3 ways to find a team:

1. Join an existing team

In order to find a team, we recommend you try the following:

  • Friends: Email those you know who play ultimate. Ask them to ask their friends, too!
  • Matchmaker: Add your name to Matchmaker and see what teams need players, too.
  • Forum: Post in the Personals Forum. Let teams know what you offer and what you’re looking for.
  • VUL Events: Meet other players at one of our events. Check the calendar for upcoming activities. Or, become a volunteer for the VUL. It's a great way to meet people!

Some things to think about for finding a good match:

  • What days can you play? See the League descriptions for when games occur.
  • Are you looking to practice and improve, or just come out to play? 
  • Would you rather be a handler, or a cutter?
  • Are you particularly athletic, fast, silly, serious, fun or good-spirited? Are you a beer drinker or cookie baker? 

2. Be placed on a team

  • Hat Leagues: Register for one of our Hat leagues in the Fall or Winter. This guarantees you a spot on a team where you’ll meet other players who may have a Summer League team you could join.
  • Placement Registration: Register to be placed on a team of individuals for one of our Standard leagues in Summer, Fall or Winter. We’ll do our best to get you on a team, but we cannot guarantee a spot, so we recommend you try to join an existing team first (step 1).

3. Find Players and Start a team

Why not create your own? It can be a bit of work at the start, but very rewarding in the long run! To find players:

  • Friends: Start by asking friends. Ask them to ask their friends. too!
  • Matchmaker: Add your team info to Matchmaker, and check for players that need teams, too.
  • Forum: Post in the Personals Forum that you are looking for players. Make sure to specify what you are looking for – skill level, competitiveness, etc.
  • VUL events: Recruit people by attending VUL events. See the calendar for upcoming activities. Or, become a volunteer for the VUL. It's a great way to meet people!