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The Youth Division began in 1988 and has grown to include more than 15,000 student-athletes across over 400 club and school-based teams. 2005 marked the introduction of a summer youth club competition structure to complement the existing high-school-based play season. The division currently includes championship play at the high school, U-20 and U-17 levels, in addition to a growing U-15 level and development-level programs for elementary and middle school players.

Youth Division

  Youth   College   Club   Masters   Beach  
2019 High School Season
2019 Youth Club Season
News & Media
Regional Boundaries
  RYD (Central) Fran Kelley
  RYD (Northeast) Tulsa Douglas
  RYD (South) Jamie Wolf
  RYD (West) Jonathan Nethercutt


Youth Division Guidelines

Youth Division Contacts



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2019 High School Season


  April - June, September - November  

HS State Championships

Championship Events - information on how to submit a bid to host a HS State Championship



  • Boys HS State Championships

  • Girls HS State Championships

  • Mixed HS State Championships

  • History

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2019 Youth Club Season


  April - November  
  Youth Club Qualifying Leagues  
  TBA  June-July    
     Youth Warm-Ups    
       Aug. 3 - 5   
       Youth Club Championships  
        Fall 2019  
        Youth Fall Cups    


  • Youth Club Championships

  • Youth Fall Cup

  • History

  • Youth Club Championships

    The 2019 Youth Club Championships took place at the National Sports Center in Blaine, Minn. for the 15th consecutive year, Aug. 3-5, and was hosted once again by Minnesota Ultimate.

    We have had a very positive response to combining YCC with the U.S. Open, so we will be continuing to hold them together.  

    2019 Youth Club Championships Winners:

    • Atlanta ATLiens and Boston BUDA (U-20 Boys)
    • Maine Rip Tide and Triangle Warhawks (U-20 Girls)
    • Indianapolis INcognito and Seattle Bankroll (U-20 Mixed)
    • Oregon Eruption! and Seattle Horizon (U-17 Boys)
    • Atlanta rATLers and Seattle Blossom (U-17 Girls)


    Note: For perhaps the first time in USA Ultimate history, the final round at a major championship event was unable to be completed due to time constraints and lightning delays. It was not an easy decision to make, but athlete safety always comes first. As a result, the Youth Club Championships had co-finalists for the first time ever. Congratulations to all the finalists from this year's event!

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    Aug 3-5, 2019




    Blaine, MN



  • The Youth Fall Cups are open to all youth ultimate teams. These events take place in the fall of the year, and will be hosted by USAU State-Based Organizations and Affiliates.


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    Michigan Youth Fall Cup

      Date:    October 19-20, 2019
      Location:    Grand Rapids, MI


    New York Youth Fall Cup

      Date:     October 26-27, 2019
      Location:    Saratoga Springs, NY


    North Carolina Youth Fall Cup

           Date:     October 26-27, 2019
      Location:    Raleigh-Durham, NC


    California Youth Fall Cup

           Date:     November 23-24, 2019
      Location:    TBD, CA


  • Youth Division (Est. 1988)

      2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
    2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000
    1999 1998                


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Regional Boundaries

  High School teams compete in one of 4 geographic regions of play for the HS Regional Championships.  

  • Central

  • Northeast

  • South

  • West

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Who is eligible to compete and how can I register to play?

Read the Youth Guidelines for information on eligiblity as well as registration for 2014 Youth events.

Where does my school play? 

High school competition is structured at the state level. The country is also broken out into four youth regions for the HS Regional Championships.

Who are my local coordinators?

Visit the Contact Us page for the full list of volunteer youth coordinators and their email aliases.

How do I start a team?

Visit our resource center for the information relevant to starting a team.

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