THe backbone of collegiate disc golf growth
Collegiate disc golf is organized into geographic conferences, each of which organizes local collegiate disc golf events, manages results and rankings, and makes College Disc Golf happen on the ground. Inclusivity and fun are the priority of these events. Reach out to conference leadership to join a conference near you.
What is a College Disc Golf Conference?
A conference is a regionally active group of College Disc Golf teams that compete in consistent and competitive play during the collegiate season and host a Conference Championship. These conferences should consist of 3-10 teams and will be formed by the teams themselves or interested individuals who are active in their disc golf scene.
Conferences are governed by the leadership that forms the conference. Conference event formats and the decisions regarding funding, sponsorship, and the future direction will be decided by the Conference Leaders. These leaders will be provided with support, resources, and an open line of communication to College Disc Golf for assistance.
How do you form a conference?
Yes, you can run a College Disc Golf Conference! Our inclusive and encouraging atmosphere is what makes our sport special. By hosting regular, competitive, and accessible events we can provide this experience to the collegiate disc golf scene near you. By forming a College Disc Golf Conference, we can create a welcoming atmosphere that encourages new players and fosters competition at the highest levels of our sport.
Using our contact lists, active team map, and other resources we can find and form teams near you for your conference! Fill out an application below.
You need 2 players for a Women’s team and 4 for all other divisions. The women’s division is the only field at the National Championship offered for individuals to compete.
Find your team page here. If you see your school listed there, reach out to us or fill out the form on the team’s page for your captain or leader’s information. If you do not see your school listed there, reach out to us and we’ll create your team page and help get you started!
Conference events are open for anyone to participate! Find an event you’re interested in and register your team to compete!
Regionals require current College Disc Golf membership. Have you reached out to us? You need a team page and login before you can join and renew your CDG membership. After your join, your team can compete in any Regional event.
College Disc Golf events are organized and ran by volunteers that range from Tournament Directors with PDGA Major experience to students running their first events. There are two main types of events – conference play (league like play, more casual events) and Regionals (more competition focused events that require CDG membership and where you earn your invite to the CDGNC). All CDG Regionals are PDGA sanctioned and consist of at least round of team alternating shot doubles and singles play. More scoring and format information. Event format and layouts are determined by the TD for that event. Events can be one or two days. Find a qualifier near you – event map and schedule.
No, you do not need to qualify to compete. If you are interested in competing in Division 3 (DIII) or the Women’s Division, you do not need to qualify. Only teams interested in competing in Division 1 (DI) or Division 2 (DII) need to qualify.
To qualify, earn your invite by being one of the highest placing teams without a bid at any Regional on the schedule!
Only teams interested in competing in Division 1 (DI) or Division 2 (DII) need to qualify. To qualify, earn your invite by being one of the highest placing teams without a bid at any Regional on the schedule!
- Example: results and bids for an event with 3 bids to DI and 3 bids to DII.
Bids are are awarded to the school and can only field one team in DI. If registration does not fill, schools will be able to register more than one team in DII.
Yes, professionals players can participate. Only PDGA Premier Pros are ineligible.
Yes, graduating seniors are eligible.
PDGA Memberships are included with your College Disc Golf Season Membership!
If you join CDG on or after October 1st, your PDGA membership will renew for the rest of the calendar year and all of next. If you join CDG prior to October 1st, your PDGA membership will not be renewed until October 1st but will still be renewed for the rest of the calendar year and all of next.
Do you already have a team page on the site? If so, follow the steps below!
Step 1 - Player Page & Account
Every player needs a player page and an account.
Players, are you listed on the team’s page? If not, reach out to your team’s leader to create a page and an account.
Team leaders, login and navigate to your team’s page to create new players.
Step 2 - Membership
Regionals require a CDG membership to participate.
Players, do you see the current season’s membership on your account page? If not, there is not a membership assigned to your account. Reach out to your team leader to assign a membership or purchase one yourself.
Team leaders, players can purchase memberships individually or you can purchase them and assign them. To assign them, navigate to your account page and click the team name you’d like to manage. Using the same email that was used during the player creation process, you can assign players to the team. You can also share a link with them to access the team.
*Team designation/assignment does not matter for memberships. The teams on your “My Account” page are for membership purposes only. A “Team” will be created each time you make a purchase. Players do not need to all be on the same team, everyone just needs a membership assigned to their account.
Step 3 - Roster
Teams must submit a roster before competing in a Regional.
Team leaders, download and complete the roster form. You will have to submit the roster to your registrar for verification. Please plan accordingly.
Step 4 - Play!
Now’s the time to earn your bid to Nationals.
Enjoy the journey from Conferences to Regionals to Nationals.