AFDC Juniors

AFDC Juniors is the place for all things youth ultimate in Atlanta! We organize school-based league play for both middle and high school teams throughout the year. We also offer individual leagues so players can learn ultimate and make new friends across Atlanta. Are you a new coach or volunteer? We’ve got the resources you need to grow the sport of ultimate and help you start a team in your school or area.

Stay up to date with AFDC Juniors activities & events by signing up for our digital newsletter! We frequently post announcements about new leagues, community successes, and requests for volunteers that are critical to keep this organization running.

Our registration pages are also a great resource for league details, timely event updates, and post-event pictures. Bookmark the link now!

If you are unable to find the information you’re looking for below or have questions, just email us at juniors@afdc.com and we’d be happy to help!

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League & Tournament Calendar

We host many leagues & events throughout the year, so there are plenty of opportunities for youth players to have fun and learn or improve in the sport! A short description of each is below and you can learn more by visiting each event’s site.

  • HS Spring League & State Championships (school-based)
  • MS Spring League
  • Youth Summer League
  • HS Fall League
  • Metro MS League (school-based)
  • Juniors Terminus
  • 12 Days Hat Tournament
  • Youth Club Championships


League Overview

High School Spring League 

Area high school teams play each other in this school-based league from February through April all culminating with the State Championship tournament typically the last weekend in April. Girls & boys and varsity & junior varsity teams are welcome to join!

Participating area schools have included:

  • Atlanta International School
  • Ben Franklin Academy
  • Brookwood HS
  • Chamblee HS
  • Decatur HS
  • Druid Hills HS
  • Grady HS
  • Lakeside HS
  • Lambert HS
  • Paidea
  • Parkview HS
  • Woodward Academy

We add more schools and first year teams every year, so let us know if you’re interested in starting a team at your school and how we can help! Learn more at the HS Spring League page.

Middle School Spring League 

These fun, instructional leagues include both beginner and experienced players currently in 5th through 8th grade. Both the Developmental and Advanced divisions offer a Sunday afternoon format that combines drills and instruction with team scrimmages.

Visit the MS Spring League page to learn more or the registration page to sign up during the spring season.

Youth Summer League

A great way for middle and high school players to keep active over the summer, this league is open to grades 6-12 and runs Monday nights from June to July. Mini skills sessions start each night, but mainly we just play!

Visit the Youth Summer League site to learn more or the registration page to sign up during the summer season.

High School Fall League

This league is held from September to November and is open to high school aged youth – both boys & girls and new & experienced players welcome. Players register as individuals & will be assigned to rotating teams. Expect to play two games per day. New player clinics or drills often precede the regular round games.

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Learn more on the HS Fall League page or visit the registration page to sign up during the fall season.

Metro Middle School League

This middle school team league runs from September until the first weeks of November and culminates in a end-of-season tournament. We’ve been running this league for over 10 years! Players participate with their school teams.

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Participating area schools have included:

  • Atlanta International School
  • Druid Hills MS
  • Elkins Pointe MS
  • Galloway School
  • Holy Innocents
  • Inman MS
  • Intown Community School
  • Henderson MS
  • Paideia
  • Sutton MS

Don’t have a team at your school? Contact us for help in establishing one!

 


Tournament Overview

Juniors Terminus

Terminus is a USA Ultimate sanctioned tournament for school teams to face mid-season competition in March. There are divisions for varsity boys, varsity girls, JV boys and JV girls.

The tournament registration/info page is here.

 

Juniors 12 Days Hat Tournament

We close the Fall season with the Juniors 12 Days “hat” tournament, which models a longstanding AFDC tradition, the “adult” 12 Days hat tournament. We have a middle school division and a high school division. The name “hat tournament” means that players register individually and are grouped into teams for the day (like chosing names from a hat). As a fun twist, players must also WEAR hats (the goofier, the better) during play. The tournament participants also bring donations for a local food pantry.

This event averages around 100 girls and boys who participate in a day of “mini” Ultimate. See the 2013 tournament wrap up here.


Youth Club Championships (YCC)

YCC is an annual tournament hosted by USA Ultimate for the top youth teams in the country. Atlanta has traditionally sent 3-4 all-star teams to compete at these championships which are held in Blaine, MN.

AFDC Juniors works with our YCC Coordinators to host tryouts and select members for the each division. Tryouts take place over a couple dates beginning late in the winter. Information about YCC tryouts will be made available on this webpage and on the AFDC Juniors Facebook page.

Costs for this experience are typically higher than other leagues and events but scholarships are available through the AFDC Grants program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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