Youth Elite Ultimate

UPDATE 3/14/20: Youth Elite Ultimate Tryouts Postponed

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. Therefore, our tryouts for our Youth Elite Ultimate will be rescheduled to after April 20.

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 around tryouts and the YCC tournament.

Tryout Dates and Locations updated (03/10/2020)

Youth Elite Ultimate – Compete with the Best

AFDC Juniors holds tryouts in the spring for top committed, experienced players who excel in both skill and spirit, to have an opportunity to represent Atlanta on one of four Youth Elite Ultimate (YEU)  teams.  A main goal of the teams is to train throughout the summer to compete in the USA Ultimate’s Youth Club Championships (YCC) tournament held each August in Blaine, Mn. YCC is a national youth club tournament where top youth players compete with other top youth teams around the country. Teams will also have the potential to play in other local or regional youth competitions throughout the year.

Competition divisions include Under 17 (U17) and Under 20 (U20) ages for girls, mixed, and boys. Atlanta adult players & volunteers coach teams practices throughout the summer before traveling to compete in YCC.

Tryout Registration Now Open

TRYOUTS: $35 includes a reversible tank. Players who register by 2/20 will receive their preferred size tank.


Dates and locations for 2020 Tryouts:

Sun., March 15: *Please note 2 locations!
Warren Boys & Girls Club turf field (790 Berne St., SE, Atlanta, GA 30312)
U17 Girls: 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Price Middle School grass field; 1670 Benjamin Weldon Bickers Dr., SE, Atlanta, GA 30315
U20 Boys: 2-4:30 p.m.
U17 Boys: 4-6:30 p.m.
*Will play at Warren Boys & Girls Club if wet conditions require it.

Sat., March 21
Warren Boys & Girls Club turf field (790 Berne St., SE, Atlanta, GA 30312)
U20 Girls 9:30 a.m. –  noon 
U17 Girls noon – 2:30 p.m.

Price Middle School grass field; 1670 Benjamin Weldon Bickers Dr., SE, Atlanta, GA 30315
U20 Boys: 2:30-5 p.m.
U17 Boys: 4:30-7 p.m.
*Will play at Warren Boys & Girls Club if wet conditions require it.

Tue., March 24
Warren Boys & Girls Club turf field (790 Berne St., SE, Atlanta, GA 30312)
U20 Girls 5:30 -7:30 p.m.

Mon., April 13
Warren Boys & Girls Club turf field (790 Berne St., SE, Atlanta, GA 30312)
U20 & U17 Girls teams: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Thu, April 16:
Grant Park grass field (537 Park Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312)
Both U17 teams 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Rain Dates:
Tue., March 24: Grant Park for U17 & U20 Boys; Warren for U17 Girls
Thu., Apr. 16: Grant Park for U20 Girls

We never want money to get in the way of play. If you have questions about financial assistance for tryouts or the team, please reach out here

Player Eligibility

  • U20 players must not turn 20 in the calendar year they participate
  • U17 players must not turn 17 in the calendar year they participate
  • Players must be a middle or high school student within the preceding academic school year
  • Players must also have competed in a qualifying event the preceding school year (E.g. High School State Championships, or AFDC Juniors’ Youth Elite tryout league)

Youth Elite Ultimate Coaches, Coordinator & Volunteers

Head Coaches Announced for 2020

We’re excited to announce our head coaches for our Youth Elite Ultimate teams bound for YCC in August!

For our cATLanta U20 Girls: returning head coach LIZZIE JONES
Plays for: Soul and Atlanta Bucket
Coaches: GT Wreck Women
Studying: Ph.D. in synthetic organic chem at Tech

For our 2019 Co-champs ATLiens U20 Boys: returning head coach TJ MARTIN
Coachea: 3 years ATLas U17 + 1 year ATLiens + EmoryJuice + Assistant Coach for The Hustle
Teams: Auburn Ultimate + multiple club teams

For our 2019 Co-champion rATLersYCC U17 Girls: JOSIE VEAL
Formerly w/ Paideia Groove, cATLanta, & Ozone, current captain UGA Athena.
Studying: psych w/ a Spanish minor and UGA
AFDC Juniors #Homegrown

For our ATLasYCC U17 Boys: returning head coach JOSH FENG
You know Josh’s great work w/ AFDC Diversity & Color of Ultimate,
He’s coached/played for many ATL teams, including Emory Juice.

Want to join our ATL Youth Elite Ulimate team and coach with Lizzie, TJ, Josie & Josh? Assistant Coach applications are open until 2/18.
Apply here:

Much thanks to this year’s Atlanta’s Youth Elite Ultimate Coordinators, Elizaeth Hearn and Tim Harrison, who make these teams possible! The YEU Coordinator oversees our program and ensures eligibility with USAU, recruits and selects team coaches, schedules season calendars, manages field reservations, and communicates critical dates and information to team managers and parents. Volunteer coaches, team managers, and supporting hands also help our teams succeed!

Follow along on Twitter to support Atlanta’s teams!

  • cATLanta: U20 girls @cATLanta_YCC
  • rATLers: U17 girls @rATLersYCC
  • ATLiens: U20 boys @ATLiensYCC
  • ATLas: U17 boys @ATLasYCC

Congrats to our 2019 YCC Champs

Congrats to our 2019 YCC Champs U20 ATLiens and U17 rATLers!
Read all about their successful tournaments here:

U20 day 3 recap 

U17 day 3 recap

Congrats to all our teams and coaches for continuing to represent Atlanta Ultimate so well! #WhatsThatSmell #A-T-L

2019 YCC Roster Announcements! 

Thank you for coming out to the 2019 YCC Tryouts! It was impressive to watch the level of skill that you all displayed during the three days of tryouts. We had so many outstanding players, the coaches had some tough choices to make.

After great deliberation, the rosters are set. The level of play was so high this year, we are sorry to not be able to take everyone who tried out.

The 2019 Atlanta YCC Teams are as follows:

 cATLanta (U20 Girls)

Allie Fridkin
Ava Montelongo
Brynn Smith
Carrie Miller
Charlotte Spears
Elle Mayer
Kate Hubbard
Katie Dowd
Lily Shevlin
Livia Cohen
Margaret Rose
Marie Levisay
Mary He
Maya Phillips
Sabrina Belkin
Sarah Jordak
Selena Kleber
Sierra Petrash

Practice Players
Colleen Miller
Eliana Norton
Leah Crider
Leah Salomon
Sahana Parker

cATLanta Coaches
Lizzie Jones
Aileen Thomas
cATLanta Manager

rATLers (U17 Girls)

Arianna Ridley
Avery Li
Dana Richie
Ella Dittmer
Ella Lefkowicz
Erica Birdsong
Gloria Adeola
Haven Li
Jude Blackmon
Kate Richardson
Katherine Sanders
Keely Baker
Mackenzie York
Mala Jaden
Malori Switzer
Naomi Norton
Quincy Booth
Paige Robinson
Sophie Mullaney

Practice Players
Catherine Scales
Lucy Blackmon
Mia Smith

rATLers Coaches
George Li
Scott Thompson
Charlie Bliss
rATLers Manager
Traci Switzer

ATLiens (U20 Boys)

Adam Miller
Aidan Downey
Ben Dameron
Carter Rathur
Cole Chanler
Collin Hill
David Chalmers
Franky Fernandez
Isaac Huntington
Jack Krugler
Jack Persons
Jacob Croskey
Jacob Greenhill
Jaden Medley-Fowlkes
Jake Powell
Julian Shrader
Justin Burnett
Kendel Ridley
Leo Saltzman
Matthew Dacey-Koo
Matthew Davidorf
Robert Mobley
Wilson Bradley
Wyatt Maher

ATLiens Coaches
TJ Martin
Michael Fairley )
Joey Shea
ATLiens Manager
Denise Koo

ATLas (U17 Boys)
Alex Gettig
Benton Shevlin
Bryson Bien
Cole Parker
Eric Frega
James Russell
Jasper Harrison
Jordan Taylor
Joshua Brenner
Keir Shelton
Lucas Kim
Lucas Verner
Matthew York
Max Vandervelden
Michael Cadwell
Nathan Shirhall
Nikos Verlenden
Noah Jolliff
Owen Hammond-Lee
Philip Emry
Sam Hobbs
Sam Rose
Scott Whitley
Wills Barton

Practice Players
Aidan Meyer
Israel Rosseter
Miguel McGuire
Vijay Romero
Xen Renai

ATLas Coaches
Jac Clark
Josh Feng
Will Lindquist
ATLas Manager
Carrie Shevlin

Congratulations to all of the above players!


4 Youth Elite Ultimate team logos



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