AYU Blog

March 16 Update: AYU and USAU Respond to COVID-19

CDC Website: COVID-19 USA Ultimate Response to COVID-19 This post will be updated frequently as this situation is quickly evolving. Please take the necessary steps personally to keep yourself and others around you healthy. March 16 Update USA Ultimate has made the decision to follow the CDC's guidance, released yesterday, to limit public gatherings for eight weeks. As a result, USA Ultimate events are being canceled or postponed through at least May 10. That includes canceling college regional championships and postponing, indefinitely, some high school state championships and the Beach Championships. AYU will be evaluating the latest updates and recommendations to make a decision on state championships.  March 13 Update USA Ultimate has announced that all USAU-sanctioned events through April 20 will be postponed or canceled.  This applies to clinics, leagues, practices, and tournaments – including coaching clinics. This means that all AYU events sanctioned through USAU will be postponed or canceled. On behalf of our entire board and staff, postponing and delaying events, shortening seasons, and other cancellations or 'pauses' is the last decision any of us wanted to make. We appreciate your understanding and commitment to this sport and the health and safety of the players and the community. The large organizations we are keeping a close eye on are: CHSAA (Colorado’s governing varsity sports’ organizers) USA Ultimate Colorado Governor's office Local School Districts  CDC and other health officials We will be taking the lead from these organizations on how to proceed following the suspension of events. We will keep posting to this page and to our social media platforms. As frustrations and disappointments elevate, please keep in mind our social responsibility to the rest of the community. It is a privilege to be strong and healthy at this time, and with privilege comes the responsibility of taking care of those not as healthy. Continue reading

Introducing AYU's new Diversity Outreach Coordinator!

We would like to introduce Marissa Torres, AYU’s new Diversity Outreach Coordinator. Marissa will be responsible for developing a relationship with community partners and fostering youth Ultimate in racially diverse and historically marginalized communities in Denver. She is a teacher at Parklane Elementary in Aurora and has a mean low-release flick! She's currently playing in leagues and plans to play club this summer- say hi to her when you see her. Marissa will work closely with and be supported by the AYU EDI Taskforce and Board of Directors. Continue reading

2020 AYU Indoor Tournaments Recap

AYU was excited to host 4 great indoor hat tournaments this winter! Thank you to all players who attended and played with great spirit and enthusiasm and made these tournaments a great environment to have fun and meet new people. We had 197 high school and college players attend this year, with a total of 330 players between the 4 tournaments.  Between the tournaments in January and February, we collected 130 items of canned food to donate to the Action Center in Lakewood. Continue reading

Cutthroat Winter Clinics Recap

We want to thank all the players and coaches who participated during the Cutthroat Winter Clinics! We had over 40 players play in all kinds of weather throughout the clinics with excellent coaches leading sessions. The U20 boys finished out the clinics with a fourth-place finish at a college tournament at the Air Force Invite! Continue reading

Coaching Requirements Explained

Since USAU now requires one certified coach per high school team to compete at State Championships, we have been planning certification clinics throughout the spring to give coaches as many opportunities as possible to become certified.  We have four coaching certification clinics scheduled before the State Championships. Find the clinic that fits your schedule and location best >>> Continue reading

2020 Winter Indoor Wrap up

Thanks to all of the players that participated in Winter Indoor 2020 this season! Congratulations to Team 8 Grey for winning the league championship game. Continue reading

Colorado Cutthroat 2020 Tryouts

Colorado Cutthroat is Colorado's premier youth ultimate club program, with top players from many different HS teams coming together to represent Colorado in a national tournament in August in Blaine, Minnesota. Cutthroat players get high-level coaching from some of the top coaches in the state, experience top-level competition, and get to be teammates with many of their top opponents on other teams! Learn more about Colorado Cutthroat Register for Cutthroat Tryouts Continue reading

Cutthroat 2020 Winter Clinics for Boys and Girls

Are you a current Cutthroat player and want to begin to prepare for the season? Want to have more of an impact on the team this year? Are you interested in trying out for the Cutthroat team this summer and want an edge? Come to our Cutthroat Winter Clinics! You will receive coaching from the Cutthroat coaches, local club and college coaches, and nationally recognized coaches! The focus will be on individual knowledge and skills, so that you can hone up your own game, regardless of whether you are a veteran player or someone interested in preparing for tryouts! Continue reading

2019 High School Mixed State Championships Recap

Congratulations to Monarch High School, 2019 Colorado DI High School State Mixed Champions! Continue reading

MS Classic 2019 Wrap-up

Held on Sunday, November 11th at Broomfield Commons, this year's Middle School Classic was Colorado's largest Middle School event ever! With 3 divisions and the new middle school format of 5v5 lead to a great day of Ultimate. Continue reading