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March 16 Update: AYU and USAU Respond to 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.


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.


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.