Colorado Cutthroat is Colorado's premier youth ultimate club program. These teams represents Colorado at the Youth Club Championship national tournament (held in Minnesota in early August every year). These players get training over the summer from expert coaches in Colorado who carry a high level of experience and knowledge. On top of training players to excel in knowledge, skills, and spirit of the game, coaches also teach Character Development based on the Cutthroat Code.
Colorado Cutthroat is based on 3 tenets:
- Character: Cutthroat players treat ourselves, our teammates, our opponents, our coaches, and all others with respect. We hold ourselves to high spirit of the game standards as teams and individuals, and work to represent ourselves, our team, and our state in the most positive light.
- Community: Cutthroat is a close and caring community. We take care of each other, emotionally and physically. We work to bring new members into our community and support the development of everyone within our community.
- Competition: As the elite youth club team, we are competitive. Regardless of who we play or what the score, we are constantly pushing ourselves and our teammates to play as competitively as possible
WHAT IS YCC?
Youth Club Championships (YCC) is a national tournament that takes place early August in Minnesota. Participating cities each send a boys’, girls’, and mixed team. We’re looking to send a U16 team this year, too.
WHY IS YCC AWESOME?
Playing for one of Colorado’s YCC teams is an incredible experience. You get to play alongside some of the best youth Ulimate players from around the Denver/Boulder metro-area. The coaching corps are highly experienced, passionate, and dedicated (and most of ‘em still play ultimate pretty darn well, too). The tournament itself is an amazing experience to play high-level ultimate with and against youth from all over the country.
DO WE PRACTICE?
Yes! We practice once a week all summer. Also, most YCC team members play in the Denver or Boulder Youth League.
HOW DO I TRY OUT?
Tryouts will be a series of required dates -- we will publish those dates in early spring, so check back here for details.
DOES IT COST MONEY?
2017 costs were between $500-$600 plus individual travel to MN -- we have to pay for practice fields, insurance, hotels, and purchase jerseys and gear. We do everything possible to keep expenses reasonable, and we never disqualify someone if they can’t pay. We also have financial aid for those in need.