About MUFA

The Madison Ultimate Frisbee Association (MUFA) is an official not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing opportunities for people to play Ultimate. MUFA is responsible for 4 leagues, Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. Our Summer and Fall leagues are co-ed with a 4/3 gender ratio. Spring League has single gender divisions

Grant App. Guidelines

MUFA may be willing to financially support individuals or groups for Ultimate-related activities/events. The individual or group representative(s) must fill out an application form and submit it according to the following guidelines in order to be considered for support:

Grant Forms

The applicant must fill out the appropriate MUFA grant/loan request form. (As of this writing, there is only one general form). Download the MUFA grant/loan request form. This form must be sent via email to the MUFA president (admin@mufa.org) with the subject “Grant/Loan/Sponsorship Request” and via standard mail to: MUFA President 1206 Jenifer St. Apt. 2 Madison, WI 53703

Madison Ultimate Frisbee Association wishes to help high school teams with fund raising by donating 100 Ultimate Players Association certified discs with a hot stamp of the teams choice, to a school team meeting MUFA standards. This will be a one time only donation to a school that is chosen to receive this grant. It is MUFA’s hope that the school team receiving the grant will sell the discs for profit, bank the portion of sales equal to the cost of their next order of 100 discs, therefore creating a constant recycling fund raising tool, and always supplying quality ultimate disc’s to anyone connected to their school.
Must be a high school team, with all players attending the same school. Team must be an official school recognized registered club or sport team. Must have a an adult coach, preferably UPA Certified. Hot stamp design must include the woods MUFA High School Grant, and the design must be seen by and accepted by the MUFA Board of Directors before grant is delivered. MUFA will do the ordering of discs from manufacturer. Any high school team interested in applying for this grant must supply the following; Documentation of the registered club or sport with the school sponsor and principal signature. Contact information of the principal including; name, school address, phone and e-mail address. Contact information of team captain and/ or adult coach including; name, school address, personal phone and e-mail address. If your team does not have an adult coach, MUFA will help find your team a coach. Your team must set up a permanent school team postal and e-mail address. The team is very much encouraged always include players representing each class year. This will help the team last many years instead of when the single class team graduates.
Send application to: Pete Schramm 1206 Jenifer St. Apt. 2 Madison, WI 53703
Grant/Loan/Sponsorship requests will be reviewed by the MUFA board ASAP. The request must be received both via email and standard mail to be considered. The applicant can expect information by email regarding the board’s decision.

What is Ultimate?

Combining the non-stop movement and athletic endurance of soccer with the aerial passing skills of football, a game of Ultimate is played by two seven-player squads with a high-tech plastic disc on a field similar to football. The object of the game is to score by catching a pass in the opponent’s end zone. A player must stop running while in possession of the disc, but may pivot and pass to any of the other receivers on the field. Ultimate is a transition game in which players move quickly from offense to defense on turnovers that occur with a dropped pass, an interception, a pass out of bounds, or when a player is caught holding the disc for more than ten seconds. Ultimate is governed by Spirit of the Game, a tradition of sportsmanship that places the responsibility for fair play on the players rather than referees. Ultimate is played in more than 42 countries by hundreds of thousands of men and women, girls and boys.

The Field

A rectangular shape with end zones at each end. A regulation field is 70 yards by 40 yards, with end zones 25 yards deep.

Initiate Play

Each point begins with both teams lining up on the front of their respective end zone line. The defense throws (“pulls”) the disc to the offense. A regulation game has seven players per team.


Each time the offense completes a pass in the defense’s end zone, the offense scores a point. Play is initiated after each score.

Movement of the Disc

The disc may be advanced in any direction by completing a pass to a teammate. Players may not run with the disc. The person with the disc (“thrower”) has ten seconds to throw the disc. The defender guarding the thrower (“marker”) counts out the stall count.

Change of Possession

When a pass in not completed (e.g. out of bounds, drop, block, interception), the defense immediately takes possession of the disc and becomes the offense.


Players not in the game may replace players in the game after a score and during an injury timeout.


When a player initiates contact on another player a foul occurs. When a foul disrupts possession, the play resumes as if the possession was retained. If the player committing the foul disagrees with the foul call, the play is redone.


No physical contact is allowed between players. Picks and screens are also prohibited. A foul occurs when contact is made.



Spring League

Spring League has a mens division and a womens division. You can sign up as an individual or as a group of 2-4. Teams are created by the League organizers. Spring League runs from April to May. Send email to mufa.contact@gmail.com with any questions.

Summer League

Summer League is a 4/3 coed league with divisions based on team skill level. You must sign up as a complete team. Summer League runs from June to mid August. Send email to mufa.contact@gmail.com with any questions.

Fall League

Fall League is a 4/3 coed hat league. You can sign up as an individual or as a group of 2 people. Teams are created by the League organizers. Fall League runs from late August to mid October. The fields are lighted. Send email to mufa.contact@gmail.com with any questions.

Polar Bear League

The Polar Bear League is a new league that plays on Saturday afternoons at 1pm. Send email to mufa.contact@gmail.com with any questions.

Winter League

Winter League is a 5 on 5 indoor league. Teams are pickup for participants. Winter League runs from November through March in two separate sessions. Send email to sean.gonzalez@gmail.com with any questions.


MUFA Goaltimate league runs in the spring. League is coed and “hat” format. Games are played throughout the Isthmus. Thursday is pick-up and games are Saturday mornings. Send email to goaltimate@mufa.org with any questions.