How: Your captain would pre-purchase using the captains’ form.

Why: Basically, there are three entrances to the State Beach with a total of six potential lanes to pay park attendants to park. Also, there is plenty of parking and once you’re inside you can access the entire length of the event to park where you want. Naturally, Ultimate players tend to all arrive at the same time, which is not early.  And so sometimes collecting payment (cash is fast, card is usually slowest) creates a backup. Those with prepaid passes will have a special lane to just cruise on in. This makes the morning less stressful for everyone.

So much! Here are the big ones and there will be plenty more revealed along the way:

  • The Theme: Heroes and Villains! Epic!
  • The Party: still at the beach, with a larger tent, and probably no typhoon.
  • Last year we added Grand Master and Great Grand Master Divisions. This year, we also added a Masters Division because the young’uns felt left out!
    • All division names have been changed to reflect Los Angeles via some of its most famous streets: Sunset, Melrose, Sepulveda, Hollywood, Mulholland, Crenshaw, Rodeo, Olvera
  • Each and every division will be 4v4, even the most competitive.
  • We will also be trying an experimental field size: narrower than a regular 5v5 and longer than a regular 4v4.
    • The gender ratio is 2:2. That’s not new, it’s just good manners.
  • We’re onboarding a Competition Assistant TD to make sure the schedule is locked and the ship can’t get knocked even if El Ninõ pours on our party deck.
  • No COVID vaccination mandate – our parent org, LAOUT, recently dropped this requirement after most large institutions also dropped their mandate; your safety is still our top concern, and we very much encourage all participants to 1) keep their COVID & flu vaccinations up to date, and 2) cancel travel plans or stay away from the beach if any COVID symptoms surface.

Bonus Answer: What was new in 2023?

  • All 4v4 divisions added two-pointers!
    • Option 1: Endzone to opposite endzone cross-gender completions.
    • Option 2: Callahans (defense catches it in the offensive team’s endzone).
  • A Saturday bye: seeing all of your friends on different fields or in different divisions is just too fun to pass up, plus maybe a proper hydration and shade break is in order.
  • Outdoor party: by hosting the epic LeiOut party on the beach, folks can enjoy the beer tent all day long and then party with the masses until 9:00 PM. Oh, and then we’ll run it back on Sunday for good measure!
  • We celebrated our first LeiOut wedding
  • New yurt and performer experiences were a delight

Our local health experts are continually monitoring the COVID situation and providing further guidance to ensure LeiOut 2024 is operated in the safest and most equitable manner possible.

  • This event does not have a COVID vaccination mandate. Our parent org, LAOUT, recently dropped this requirement after most large institutions also dropped their mandate.
  • Your safety is still our top concern. We very much encourage all participants to 1) ensure their COVID & flu vaccinations are up to date before you attend, and 2) cancel travel plans or stay away from the beach if any COVID symptoms occur directly before the event, regardless of how you test or what your vaccination status is.
  • If you have had a direct indoor exposure (15+ minutes in the same room) within 10 days of the event please stay home.
  • If you discover any of your teammates are positive after the tournament begins we ask that you alert the TD and have your entire team immediately leave the beach to quarantine back in your accommodations. This is too large of an event to risk transmission.
  • We will be adhering to or surpassing all National, state and local COVID-19 guidelines; as such, we ask that you have a mask available, especially when going into enclosed areas. It’s important that we all be prepared for any last-minute shifts in guidelines and protocols. Thank you in advance for doing your part to keep LeiOut’s players, organizers, and the general public safe.

If you don’t have a team you can sign up as a “free agent.” Our staff will approach teams with smaller rosters to see if they need some fun reinforcements and then will assign free agents as needed. Additionally, if there are enough free agents signed up by December 1, we will start creating free agent teams of 10-12 players. You will be alerted if you’re added to another team, a free agent team, or if you aren’t on a team by December 4 so that you can adjust any travel plans or stay registered and roll the dice that a team will need players in the last 6 weeks. On January 2, we will issue a full refund if you haven’t been placed on a team.

Yes! LeiOut is owned and run by the local adult nonprofit organization LAOUT which is a partner with the local youth nonprofit SCYU. LeiOut is LAOUT’s biggest fundraiser every year, and is paving the way for LAOUT & SCYU to grow youth Ultimate in LA by hiring full time staff. The LeiOut Task Force includes Board members from both orgs, and provides stipends for key organizers for all of their hard work.

We are planning to have a casual Friday night opening party and an epic Saturday night party outdoors! There will be plenty of music and dancing all weekend long, and we have lots of surprises along the way.

For a tournament of LeiOut’s size, one HQ simply isn’t enough. Our satellite HQs offer more teams the same amenities that the main HQ does without the long walk. We want all of you to have accessible water, food, and medical attention.

Our goal is to use what we have learned over the last few years and expand on our efforts each year. We will continue to focus on food, waste, and sustainable sponsorships as the clearest path towards making LeiOut more environmentally friendly. Remember that a sustainable event relies on both participants and staff making conscious decisions. For more information, visit the Leave No Trace booth.

Instructions on how to login and make changes to your team roster will be included as part of the team registration confirmation email. If you are experiencing technical issues, please contact us.

YES! All individual players must complete the individual player registration process. This is important so that you can complete the online waivers which make you eligible to play. We will not have paper copies available at the beach and you MUST have everything completed online by December 30.

We have a whole page about refunds. In short: you can probably not request a refund at this point. 

Games on Saturday will have Spirit Scoring, using a system designed for Leiout specifically.

After the game, when submitting your scores, you answer a question about how Spirited the game was, using an emoji-based scale that goes like this:

7  —  (✿◠‿◠)

6  —  :- D

5  —  :- ]

4  —  (一_一)

3  —  :-[

2  —  :’-(

1  —  (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

For a poorly Spirited game, you answer with a 1 (table-flipping-person)

For a very Spirited game, you answer with a 7 (blissful-nature-lover)

Canceling LAOUT’s much-beloved tournament in 2022, which also happens to be its biggest nonprofit fundraising event of the year, was one of the toughest decisions we’ve ever made.

Despite all of the hard work and planning our staff had done and all of the logistics that teams had to juggle, we made the decision that health and safety were paramount. We did our best and issued partial refunds after all expenses were accounted for, and our entire team sought out refunds from wherever possible. If you have further questions about our 2022 finances, please direct them to

Initial LAOUT Loan $ 4,604.92
Revenue $ 179,727.89
Refunds $ (127,037.50)
Total $ 57,295.31
Repayment of LAOUT Loan $ (4,604.92)
Tournament Budget $ (5,715.44)
Operation Budget $ (5,866.75)
Apparel Budget $ (11,396.25)
Staff Budget $ (24,000.00)
Promotions Budget $ (5,711.95)
Total $ (57,295.31)
Net Operating Revenue for LeiOut 2022 $ 0.00

Zip us off a quick message using our contact page, and we’ll answer it lickety-split.