The primary focus for Middle School play this fall will be school-based, yet AYU will be hosting middle school scrimmage days throughout the front range. This will provide offer playing opportunities to anyone without a school program while allowing schools to host their own practices and teams. These scrimmage days will consist of one hour of coach-led drills and skills development followed by one hour of gameplay.
We expect to host these scrimmages at various parks in the following areas: Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver - East (City Park), & Fort Collins. We will also host a learn-to-play league in the Aurora area throughout the fall. We will also look to provide clinics or informal playing opportunities in other areas.
Scrimmages will begin the weekend of Sept. 18th and will go through Oct. 30th (expected six weeks of play so there is one week buffer in case of weather cancelations).
There will then be a middle school tournament the weekend of Nov. 6th - we anticipate teams at the tournament will consist of schools with their own programs or teams made up of players from the scrimmages who do not attend a school with an Ultimate program.
Depending on numbers, players will be to divide up to play with similar grades (5th/6th graders & 7th/8th graders together). We also will plan to host a girls scrimmage at each location as well!
Who: 5th-8th graders (boys and girls)
Cost: $145 for all seven weeks to cover coaches, fields, USAU Youth Player Affiliate Membership, administration, discs, etc. - $25 per session.
When: Saturdays* from 9:30a-11:30a, Sept. 18th through Oct. 30th (6 sessions with one extra week in case of weather)
*Boulder area will alternate Saturdays and Sundays and Sundays will be from 11a-1p.
**Colorado Springs will start Sept. 25th
What: 2 hour weekly sessions with one hour of skills and drills and one hour of scrimmages
Colorado Springs: Nancy Lewis Park
Denver (East): City Parks
Fort Collins: City Park
Coaches: led by AYU Club Coaches and local club players - looking for High School players to also assist in coaching (contact Jimmy if interested in coaching). All coaches will have a current NSCI background check and SafeSport certification.
Boulder: Anshu, Tina, & Woody
Colorado Springs: Ray Palazzo
Denver (East): Kyle Mullin & Rachel Stockdale
Fort Collins: Miranda Markland
** Do you have a 4th grader looking to play? Contact Middle School Coordinator with their playing experience and we'll determine if they should join a group.
If your school is interested in starting a team, or your child would like to join a team, please contact the Middle School Coordinator for more information.
We are also looking to host PE class takeovers or afterschool programs at school - let us know if you'd like us to come to your school!