Who: Valley Ultimate’s YCC program aims to serve all youth ultimate players in our region. We encourage any girl or boys in the area to come and play during the summer!
What: Valley Ultimate will send send our own girls and boys teams to participate in USA Ultimate’s Youth Club Championships in Blaine, Minnesota. According to the 2017 Youth Competition Guidelines, the age divisions participating in this national tournament will be U17 and U20. Competition divisions will include Boys’, Girls’ and Mixed. (USA Ultimate recently announced a revision and clarification of the Guidelines, including player eligibility, here.)
Where: The Youth Club Championships is a national tournament held in Blaine, Minnesota.
When: The Youth Club Championships will be held on the first or second weekend of August.
Why: Youth ultimate is growing nationally, and within our region. We believe that we have some of the best young players and organizers in the country! The Youth Club Championships is an event that will showcase our talent and character. This program exemplifies our mission to continue to expand our offerings and networking for the ultimate community in our region.
How: Valley Ultimate is committed to promoting gender equity in our sport. We will be reaching out to the young women in our region as well as organizers and coaches to make sure that our YCC program will provide the best opportunities for girls.
We are planning to send a girls team and a boys team from The Valley. We welcome players of all ages to participate! Player and community involvement will determine the age and competition division(s) in which Valley Ultimate will participate at YCCs.
If necessary, Valley Ultimate may conduct a tryout process, or facilitate player participation at YCCs in Blaine through our network of youth organizations. We are committed to supporting ANY player from our region who aspires to compete nationally at YCC’s. Some financial aid will be available!
Valley Ultimate will continue to offer summer and fall leagues for youth players of all experience levels. These leagues will connect players with our local coaching and organizational talent!
If you are a player who is interested in learning more about this opportunity, please fill out this quick survey.
If you are a parent, a coach, or interested in volunteering in any way, please fill out this quick survey.
Valley Ultimate is a registered 501(c)3 whose mission is to promote and grow the sport of ultimate in western Massachusetts and the Connecticut River Valley. For specific inquiries about Valley Ultimate’s YCC program, contact Joe Costello (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit ValleyUltimate.org.