Welcome to the homepage for all things Youth Ultimate here in Atlanta! Please navigate around the site at your convenience but here’s the main sticking point: we offer league play to both middle and high school aged kids throughout the year and, if you’re unable to attend those leagues, we aim to provide resources to anyone trying to learn and grow the game of ultimate. Please scroll down and click the appropriate links for the proper information, all information and contacts should be current as of December 2016.
If you are unable to find the correct information you’re looking for or still have questions please do not hesitate to contact Matt Smith, AFDC Director, at the address provided here.
Check out what is happening in Youth Ultimate throughout the year:
Juniors consists of Middle School (6th-8th grade) and High School (9th-12th grade).
If you cannot find some way to plug-in, contact the AFDC Juniors Coordinator, and we may be able to help you find some Ultimate in your area. Also please check in with the AFDC Juniors Facebook to look for up to date information.
If you’re interested in serving as a coach for a school or league, please look at this list here of open positions and associated contact information.
Click here for the AFDC Juniors Seasonal Calendar
AFDC Fall Juniors High School League
The annual league is held from September to November and is open to high school aged youth, both boys and girls. Both new and experienced players are welcome. Expect to play two games per day. Players register as individuals & will be assigned to rotating teams.
In 2013, the AFDC league became a USA Ultimate-sanctioned league, the first in the Southeast. The league is still in operation and continues to promote youth ultimate at the HS level.
New player clinics or drills will often precede the regular round games.
We partner with local and visiting organizations to offer promotions that benefit our players & volunteers.
The registration/info page is here.
Contact the AFDC Fall HS League Coordinator for more info.
Metro Middle School League
We are very excited about the growth and enthusiasm we have seen at the middle school age level. The AFDC helps run an annual school based league that typically runs from September until the first weeks of November and culminates in a end-of-season tournament. This past season, 2016, was the 8th year of league operations. Players participate with their school teams. Don’t have a team at your school? Contact the league coordinator for help in establishing one.
Past participats include Inman MS, Henderson MS, Paideia, Druid Hills MS, Sutton MS, Elkins Pointe MS, Galloway School, Holy Innocents, Atlanta International School, and Intown Community School.
Contact the Metro Middle School League Coordinator for more info.
12 Days JUNIOR
We close the Fall season with the 12 Days Jr “hat” tournament, which models a longstanding AFDC tradition, the adults’ 12 Days tournament. We have a middle school division and a high school division. “Hat” means that players register and are assigned to teams for the day, AND players must wear hats (the goofier, the better) during play. The tournament participants also bring donations for Intown Collaborative Ministry’s food pantry.
In 2013, 95 players participated in a day of “mini” Ultimate. See the 2013 tournament wrapup here. 2015 had over 100 youth participants and we look forward to more in 2016!
High School Round Robins
Although the spring is the larger High School season, some schools practice, play games, and host round robin tournaments in the fall. Contact Lakeside HS or Galloway School for more information.
Juniors Terminus Tournament
The tournament registration/info page is here.
AFDC Spring Juniors League
This year the league will offer two divisions (Open, Women’s). The Open division will include boys/girls from grades 6-8. The Women’s division will include girls in grades 5-8.
Play will begin on February 12 and will continue on Sundays from 1-3pm until the beginning of April. Location is TBD but will be in the greater Old 4th Ward area. Registration will open in early January 2017 and will be made available on this webpage, through our Juniors email lists, and on the AFDC Juniors Facebook page. You will register as individuals and will be assigned to coach-led teams before the league begins.
Visit the League Page for current details.
Contact the AFDC MS Spring League Coordinator for additional info.
High School Inter-School Competition
Players and their teams must be registered with USAU to be eligible to play in this series.
Participating area schools include: Atlanta International School, Ben Franklin Academy, Brookwood HS, Chamblee HS, Decatur HS, Druid Hills HS, Grady HS, Lakeside HS, Lambert HS, Paidea, Parkview HS, and Woodward Academy.
Contact your individual school or the USAU Southerns Coordinator for more information.
Youth Club Championships (YCC) Teams
YCC is an annual tournament hosted by USAU for the top youth teams in the country. The 2017 divisions will include U17 and U20 (Open, Womens, and Mixed). Atlanta has traditionally sent 3-4 teams to compete at these championships whose location varies year-by-year and we hope to continue to do so moving forward.
AFDC Juniors works with our YCC Coordinators to host tryouts and select members for the competing teams. 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.
The AFDC YCC info page is here.
For further information, contact AFDC Juniors Coordinator.