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AFDC Grant Applications – Now Open!

The AFDC Grants application for Summer 2019 is now open! This year, AFDC Grants will be providing grants ranging from $25 to as much as $300 to help youth athletes attend fitness/skills camps or join leagues. Grants will be paid … More »

Summer League 2019 – Call for Captains!

Captains! Assemble! If you’re thinking about putting together a Summer League team this year, here’s what you need to know: There’s a reward for captaining! Captains get HALF OFF summer league dues after you fulfill basic captain requirements such as … More »

Spring Goalty 2019

Join us for AFDC’s Spring Goaltimate league on Wednesday nights under the lights!

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AFDC Grant Applications – Now Open!

The AFDC Grants application for Summer 2019 is now open!

This year, AFDC Grants will be providing grants ranging from $25 to as much as $300 to help youth athletes attend fitness/skills camps or join leagues. Grants will be paid directly to the camp or league of each recipient’s choice and will be applied to admission/membership fees.

Deadlines

  • Application deadline is Sunday, April 21, 2019
  • Applicants to be notified by email by Sunday, April 28, 2019

Guidelines and eligibility

  • Must be a youth player (in MS or HS, sorry no college applicants at this time)
  • Must be a Georgia resident or attending a Georgia school
  • Must use grant for an approved fitness/skills camp or league

Criteria considered

  • Financial need
  • Passion for ultimate / service to community
  • Athletic talent and potential

Required application materials
Online questionnaire to be completed by applicant: 2019 AFDC Grants Application

 

 

Summer League 2019 – Call for Captains!

Captains! Assemble! If you’re thinking about putting together a Summer League team this year, here’s what you need to know:

There’s a reward for captaining!
Captains get HALF OFF summer league dues after you fulfill basic captain requirements such as building a legal team core and submitting on time, attending the captain’s party and league draft, promoting good spirit and reporting game scores.

Reach out early!
Email the commissioners (afdcsummerleague@gmail.com) to get your core added to the list! Include the name of both captains & your team name. More information on core rules for 2019 can be found on the Summer League webpage.  

Captaining is fun!
Build a core and pick who you want to play with! We’ve even put together some tips on being a good captain. Just remember, your core needs a female/male captain pair. If you’re interested in captaining, but don’t have a partner or need help filling out your core, reach out to us (afdcsummerleague@gmail.com).

Relevant Dates:
Cores due 4/25
Captains party will be ~5/17
The draft will be ~5/23

Summer League 2019: Dates & Registration!

Another year of Summer League is almost here! Here are all the dates you need to add to your calendar:

  • April 10thWomen’s registration opens
  • May 1st – Men’s registration opens
  • Regular season: Tues & Thur, May 28th – August 1st
  • June 29/30 – Mid-Season Tournament (MST)
  • August 3/4 – End of Season Tournament (EoST)

Women’s Tiered Registration

Like last year, women will have tiered registration to encourage early registration and help us ensure that there are enough women for the league. Ladies, you are very important. Sign up! Early registration starts soon!

  • Phase 1: 4/10-4/16, $99
  • Phase 2: 4/17-4/23, $105
  • Phase 3: 4/24-5/7,   $110

Register at: https://leagues.afdc.com/leagues

Men’s Registration

Men’s registration will begin 5/1 at noon and run through 5/7. The price will be $110. Open registration will fill up in less than an hour. Men, get on a core! If you are interested in forming a core or captaining a team, information to do so will be coming soon.

Update your profile BEFORE registration, especially if you’re trying to get into one of the free-agent male openings. Otherwise you’ll be prompted to enter your real date of birth, for insurance purposes, and re-do your GRank before you’re allowed to register. While you’re at it, make sure the email address associated with your registration account is one you monitor regularly so you don’t miss the first emails from your team!

 

AFDC Diversity and Inclusion Committee

AFDC Diversity & Inclusion Announcement:

AFDC wants to take initiative in improving diversity and inclusion in the Atlanta ultimate community. Thus, we are proud to officially announce the creation of a new diversity and inclusion committee!

The committee will be led by community leaders focused on creating more equitable opportunities so ultimate is more accessible to people of all socioeconomic and racial backgrounds. Josh T. Feng has been appointed as the chair of the committee. He has shown a commitment to increasing socioeconomic and racial diversity in ultimate. Josh founded the Wesley Ultimate team, an active predominantly minority youth ultimate team in the Atlanta metro area, and has experience at the highest levels as both a player and coach.

Joining Josh on the committee will be Shanye Crawford, Lauren Lee, and Devin Cox.

Additionally, we are looking to fill two additional spots on the committee. We are looking for people dedicated to helping make ultimate more diverse and accessible for people of all backgrounds. If you are interested, please apply here. People of all races, backgrounds, and ultimate experience / skill sets are encouraged to apply.

POC Game Announcement:

As the diversity & inclusion committee’s first major initiative, AFDC would like to announce, in partnership with the Atlanta Hustle and the Atlanta Soul, we’ll be hosting a person of color showcase game!

The goal of the game is to bring awareness about the socioeconomic and racial inequity of the sport of ultimate. The game will highlight the most talented players of color from the Atlanta area and expose the sport to those outside of our community encouraging more people of color to play ultimate.

The exhibition game, which will also be live-streamed by the Atlanta Hustle, will take place on Saturday, June 22nd at St Pius X. Please mark your calendars and save the date. Rosters and more specific details about the game coming soon!

AFDC Juniors: Program Coordinator

AFDC Juniors is currently seeking candidates for its Program Coordinator position.
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Cobb County Spring League

Your new favorite league is back!

Cobb County Spring League will take place on Mondays at Terrell Mill Park.

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Spring Goalty 2019

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Spring Ultimate 2019

Spring League is back! Here’s what you need to know…

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Winter Goaltimate 2019

Winter Goalty is fast approaching! We’ve got all of the season details for you here.

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Fancy Pants Dance Party

Our annual Fancy Pants Dance Party takes place on Saturday, December 1st! Get all the details and grab your tickets here.