Bringing Youth Ultimate Opportunities to Atlanta
Middle School Players – It’s Time For Some Spring Ultimate!
The Atlanta Flying Disc Club hosts the Spring Middle School Players’ League for middle school age players in February and March. The format combines drills and instruction with team scrimmages. You’ll play with players from all over the metro area and no experience is necessary. Please note, this is NOT a school-based league, and players sign up as individuals. We have two divisions: Open (co-ed) and Girls-only. Both leagues play Sundays 1-3 p.m. at Boulevard Crossings Park (560 Englewood Ave SE, Atlanta, Georgia 30315) Feb. 9 – March 15 with rain dates on March 21 & 29. Learn more here.
Register here by Jan. 31 for regular registration rates ($75). Rates go up on Feb. 1 to $95 and registration closes on Feb. 5.
Growing Youth Ultimate in Atlanta
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. 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.
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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 Players’ Spring League (individual registration for recreational league)
- Youth Summer League (individual registration for recreational league)
- HS Players’ Fall League (individual registration for recreational league)
- Metro MS Fall League (school-based)
- Juniors Terminus (tournament held in the high school season)
- 12 Days Hat Tournament (individual registration for half-day hat tourney)
- Youth Elite Ultimate (tryouts required for elite U17 and U20 summer travel teams)
High School Spring League
Area high school teams play each other in this school-based league from February through April 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
- 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 Players’ Spring League
These fun, instructional leagues include both beginner and experienced players currently in 5th through 8th grade. Both open (co-ed) and girls-only divisions offer a Sunday afternoon format that combines drills and instruction with team scrimmages.
Visit the MS Spring Players 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 Players’ Fall League
This league is held from September to November and is open to high school aged youth – both boys and girls. New and experienced players welcome. Players register as individuals. Expect to play two games per day. New player clinics or drills often precede the regular round games.
Learn more on the HS Players’ Fall League page or visit the registration page to sign up during the fall season.
Metro Middle School Fall 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 11 years! Players participate with their school teams.
Participating area schools have included:
- Atlanta Neighborhood Charter
- Druid Hills MS
- Friends School
- Inman MS
- Henderson MS
- Paideia JH
- Wesley International
Don’t have a team at your school? Contact us for help in establishing one!
Terminus is a USA Ultimate sanctioned tournament for high 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 Elite Ultimate (formerly Youth Club Championships or 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 early August 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.