Our mission is to help students learn about and find places to play Ultimate Frisbee. You can find out more about BUDA and Ultimate Frisbee or contact our youth program at
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|Ultimate is a great sport for kids. It is:
- low-cost; only a disc and a few cones are required to play
- great aerobic exercise
- self-officiated, so kids practice good sportsmanship and self-responsibility
- a lot a fun!
If you're interested in Ultimate, but uncertain how to incorporate it into your program, BUDA’s Youth Program can help. This program was launched in 2002 to provide education, outreach, and technical expertise to make the sport of Ultimate Frisbee accessible to young players.
- U19 League and Travel Team Provide any high school player, whether new or experienced, the opportunity to play without relying on their high school team. Also, committed and superior players will have the opportunity to play on a travel squad which will compete locally or beyond.
- U16 League ** New ** In 2014 we are piloting this program in the fall. For new players, we will teach you what you need to learn the sport. For players looking to make their high school teams, we will give you the tools you need to succeed.
- U12 and U14 This fall we will run separate U12 and U14 programs in Lexington, open to youth from all towns.
- Middle School Program Although we hope to in the future, BUDA does not presently run a formal league for middle school teams. We do, however, maintain a list of contacts to help teams schedule games. Middle School teams also can sign up for the BUDA High School League in Division 2.
- Coaches Workshops New offering where we bring in an expert instructor to teach one concept, and, more importantly, how to teach that concept to your own players. Spring 2014 is our first one: Zone Offense by James Milan. To register, please go to your Player Page and click on "Coaches Workshop"
- Ultimate Teaching Clinics The BUDA Youth Program Educator, an experienced Ultimate player and instructor, provides on-site training to teach youths basic throwing skills and get them playing. Educational materials and an Ultimate Teaching Kit, with all the necessary equipment to play (including a supply of discs), are included. The BUDA Youth Program Educator is also available to schedule training for program staff interested in teaching Ultimate to their students, campers, scouts, etc.
- High School Spring League Although the MA high school league now is run by USA Ultimate, the national umbrella Ultimate organization, BUDA still is involved! We run the end-of-season tournament, help teams find coaches, and support the boys, girls, and mixed all-star teams that travel to the Youth Club Championships (YCC) in August each year.
For more information or to discuss the possibility of scheduling one of the BUDA Youth Program services described above, please send an e-mail with your detailed request to:
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Funding the BUDA Youth Program
The BUDA Youth Program is supported by fees paid by teams participating in various BUDA leagues, as well as by donations made by players and parents. BUDA is also seeking support from charitable foundations and corporations. For more information on this effort, please contact us at