Atlanta Youth Ultimate Community –
We want you to know that we are working hard on creating “return to play” opportunities for our Greater Atlanta Youth.
We just finished this past weekend with the third of three round robin play opportunities for our high school teams. We wish we could have done more, but we are hopeful that this will lead to a normal fall season. More to come on playing opportunities for fall!
We want to share with you a few opportunities for play and learning this summer.
- Youth Elite Ultimate is getting started! Tryouts for some U20 players begin in late May. Click here for a full letter about this program and for the tryout registration link.
- The Atlanta Hustle are running several summer camps in June. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity click here.
We appreciate your patience while we, along with most youth sports, were paused waiting for it to be safe for our youth to compete.
Look for more news coming from AFDC Juniors over the next few weeks!
Thank you –
UPDATE 3/14/20: Spring Leagues/Events Off Through April. 20
AFDC Juniors is an affiliate of USA Ultimate (USAU), the official national governing body of Ultimate. USAU announced on March 12 that they are cancelling all activity through April 20. As a affiliate, all of our leagues and events are USAU-sanctioned, and therefore our spring events are cancelled or postponed through April 20.
• Middle School Spring Players’ League has ended early,
• High School League play is suspended through Apr. 20,
• Youth Elite Ultimate (YCC) tryouts are postponed, and
• Juniors Terminus is cancelled.
We’re working to get our players back on the field as soon as possible. Stay tuned! We’ll let you know as plans evolve.
League commissioners and tournament directors have been in touch with their teams, coaches and players. If you have any questions, reach out to our Juniors Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. Stay safe, friends.
UPDATE 3/12/20: AFDC Juniors COVID-19 Response
As AFDC Juniors continues to monitor the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, the safety and well-being of our ultimate community is our top priority. In an abundance of caution we have decided to postpone all AFDC Juniors events this weekend including our High School Round Robins on Sat., March 14, our Spring Middle School Players’ League and our Youth Elite Ultimate Tryouts scheduled for Sun., March 15. We will continue to assess the situation and review recommendations from the Georgia Department of Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and USA Ultimate and monitor local school systems’ decisions. We’ll be sure to provide updates for future events.
Check these trusted sources for information about COVID-19:
Bringing Youth Ultimate Opportunities to 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.
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 keeping 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!
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CURRENT PLAYING OPPORTUNITIES
Youth Elite Ultimate Team Tryouts Schedules – Registration Open
USA Ultimate’s Youth Club Championships (YCC) is a national youth club tournament held in Blaine, Mn. annually in August. Top youth players who excel in both skill and spirit have an opportunity to represent Atlanta on our Youth Elite Ultimate teams and compete with other top youth teams around the country.
This year there will be three tryout days for each of our four Atlanta teams:
• ATLiens U-20 Boys (2019 U20 Boys co-champs)
• cATLanta U-20 Girls
• ATLas U-17 Boys
• rATLers U-17 Girls (2019 U17 Girls co-champs)
TRYOUTS: $35 includes a reversible tank. Players who register by 2/20 will receive their preferred size tank.
Tryout dates include March 15, March 21, April 13 and April 16. Go here for details on tryouts and more information on the teams.
Middle School Players – It’s Time For Some Spring Ultimate!
AFDC Juniors 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.
High School Season is in Full Swing
High school teams across Metro Atlanta compete in the 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. Please reach out to our high school commissioner for more information.
Congrats 2019 USA YCC Championship U20 ATLiens and U17 girl rATLers!
Read all about them at http://usopen.usaultimate.org/
AFDC Juniors abides by the USA Ultimate Parent Code of Conduct to support SPIRIT OF THE GAME at all events. Read the rules HERE.
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! You can learn more by visiting each event’s site in the links below.
- 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 Juniors’ Hat Tournament (individual registration for half-day hat tourney)
- Youth Elite Ultimate (tryouts required for elite U17 and U20 summer travel teams)