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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  
2018 High School Season
2018 Youth Club Season
News & Media
Regional Boundaries
  RYD (Central) Fran Kelley
  RYD (Northeast) Christie Lawry
  RYD (South) Jonathan Nethercutt
  RYD (West) Ben Snell


Youth Division Guidelines

Youth Division Contacts



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2018 High School Season


  April - June, October - 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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2018 Youth Club Season


  April - November  
  Youth Club Qualifying Leagues  
  TBA    Aug 4 -6  
      Youth Club Championships  
        Fall 2018  
        Youth Fall Cups    


  • Youth Club Championships

  • Youth Fall Cup

  • History

  • Youth Club Championships

    The 2018 Youth Club Championships (YCC) took place at its perennial home at the National Sports Center in Blaine, Minn. for the 14th consecutive year, Aug. 4-6, and was hosted once again by Minnesota Ultimate

    We had a very positive response to combining YCC with the U.S. Open in 2017, and we did it again this year with the International Club Championships division taking place Aug. 3-5, before YCC got underway on Aug. 4 at the National Sports Center. The event was the biggest of the year, with more than 2,000 athletes competing across four days of play.

    2018 Youth Club Championships Winners:

    • D.C. Foggy Bottom Boys (U-20 Boys - Div 1)
    • Minnesota Superior A (U-20 Boys - Div 2)
    • Triangle Area Warhawks (U-20 Girls)
    • San Diego Powerline (U-20 Mixed)
    • Seattle Space Jam (U-17 Boys)
    • Cincinnati Baby Belle (U-17 Girls)
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    Aug 4-6




    Blaine, MN



  • The Youth Fall Cups are invite-only events that take place in the fall in each of the 4 youth regions.

    Application deadlines have been extended!

    Applications for Northeasterns and Centrals are now closed.

    Notifications for Northeasterns and Centrals have gone out.


    Applications for Southerns and Westerns are now closed.

    Notifications for Southerns and Westerns will be sent out on September 24. 


    1.  Once you begin the application, you must complete it before logging out of your browser.  You will NOT be able to go back in to the application if you leave.

    2.  You only need to fill out a single application for each team, but each individual team must have its own application (i.e. you cannot apply for a Boys U20 team and a Girls U20 team on the same application).

    The tournament application is available here.



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    2018 Central Youth Cup

      Date:  Cancelled  


    2018 Northeastern Youth Cup

      Date:    Cancelled


    2018 Southern Youth Cup

           Date:    Cancelled



    2018 Western Youth Cup


    November 3-4, 2018

    U15 Boys

    U17 Boys

    U20 Mixed




    Portland, OR



    Utah Swarm (U15 Boys)

    Portland Wildfire (U17 Boys)

    Berkeley HS UpROAR (U20 Mixed)




  • Youth Division (Est. 1988)

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The maps below include tabs for 2016 Youth Club Championship particpants, as well as tabs for 2013 High School State Championships participants (boys/girls/mixed).  For the YCC map, the colors indicate the division of participation: {U-19 Boys; U-19 girls; U-19 mixed; U-16 boys; U-16 girls}.

Please report any geocoding or information errors to

  • Youth Club Championship Teams

  • HS States (Boys)

  • HS States (Girls)

  • HS States (Mixed)

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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 4 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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