♦ ULTIMATE–The First Five Decades, Vol. I (1968-2004)
(Vol. I is reprint of 2005 “ULTIMATE–The First Four Decades”)

♦ ULTIMATE–The First Five Decades, Vol. II (2005-2018)
(Vol. II includes free download of Vol. III eBook)

US shipments will begin in February. To order book, click here


Vol. I (1968-2004)
• Introduction
• Chapter 1. The Birth of Ultimate (’68-’74)
• Chapter 2. First National Championship (’75-’79)
• Chapter 3. The Creation of the UPA (’80-’87)
• Chapter 4. Ultimate Heats Up (’88-’94)
• Chapter 5. Ultimate Settles Down (’95-early ’05)
• Chapter 6. Leagues Take Flight
• Chapter 7. WFDF and International Expansion
• Chapter 8. Looking Ahead
• Appendix

Vol. II (2005-2018)
• Recap of Vol. I

• Introduction
• Chapter 1. Ultimate Plants Its Feet (’05-’09)
• Chapter 2. Divergent Visions Take Root (’10-‘13)
• Chapter 3. Competing Priorities Bloom (’14-mid-’18)
• Chapter 4. Local Disc Organizations and Leagues
• Chapter 5. Equity & Diversity in Ultimate
• Chapter 6. WFDF and World Overview
• Chapter 7. Where Does Ultimate in the USA Go Now

Vol. III eBook (to be published Mar. 2019)
• Introduction
• Chapter 1. The Disc
• Chapter 2. Rules & SOTG
• Chapter 3. Hall of Fame


Ultimate History - Joe Seidler
Maintaining this website is a true labor of love…
I’ve never played ultimate. My wife and I first saw a game in 1993 when our son started playing at UCSB. We quickly became avid fans attending many college and club Regionals, Nationals and Worlds through 2004. Along the way, I became dedicated to documenting the history of the sport and the great athletes who play it.

Joe Seidler
– Ultimate dad ’92-present
– USA Ultimate Board Member ’02-’04
– Revolver Ultimate webmaster ’06-’09
– Matza Balls Ultimate webmaster ’99-’13
Santa Barbara Ultimate webmaster ’96-’05

– USAU Friends & Family Parent Liaison ’09-’10
– Publisher “ULTIMATE-The First Four Decades” ’05

If you have any questions, feel free to email Joe Seidler.