Welcome to the homepage for all things Youth Ultimate in Atlanta! We offer organized league play to both middle and high school aged kids throughout the year. We also provide resources to anyone trying to grow the game of ultimate and to those wanting to start new school teams.
Club league – A league where you register individually, and we place you on a team with players from across the city.
Team league – A league comprised of teams that represent a single school or entity.
Juniors – consists of Middle School (6th-8th grade) and High School (9th-12th grade).
Check out what is happening in Youth Ultimate throughout the year:
Click here for the AFDC Juniors Seasonal Calendar
AFDC Fall Juniors High School League
This Club 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. 2018 will be our seventh season.
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
This Team league runs from September until the first weeks of November and culminates in a end-of-season tournament. 2018 will be our Tenth year! 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 a local food pantry.
This event averages around 100 girls and boys who participate in a day of “mini” Ultimate. See the 2013 tournament wrapup here.
Juniors Terminus Tournament
The tournament registration/info page is here.
AFDC Spring Juniors Middle School League
This fun, instructional club league includes both new and more experienced players from across Atlanta. The format combines drills and instruction with team scrimmages, culminating in an end-of-league tourney (weather permitting). Teams in the Open division includes boys and girls from grades 6-8. The Girl’s division has teams of girls by grades 5–6 and 7-8.
High School League
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. Atlanta has traditionally sent 3-4 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 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.