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  • Denver/Boulder Youth Winter Indoor League 2021!

    League Details

    When: Sunday Mornings January 10th to February 14th 2021 – 10 to 11AM
    Where: Foothills Sports Arena - 3608 S. Kipling - Parkway, Denver, CO 80235
    Cost: $115- includes League Jersey & Disc
    Ages: 
    14 to 19 Co-Ed, Previous Playing Experience Recommended
    Games: Two 25 minute games every Sunday 5 v 5
    Registration Deadline: December 5th 2020
    - Registrations, Info, and Med forms are mail in only. 

     

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  • published Support AYU through Colorado Gives in Blog 2020-10-16 13:38:39 -0600

    Support AYU through Colorado Gives

    We invite you to support our efforts to grow Ultimate by donating on Colorado Gives Day, December 8, 2020.

    Community First Foundation and FirstBank present Colorado Gives Day, an annual state

    wide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy through online giving. The event is powered by ColoradoGives.org, a year-round, online giving platform. Donors can easily search for our profile on the site and make safe and secure donations.

    “Colorado Gives Day is one of our most important fundaisers of the year. Donations help us do more to support the community and ensure [insert a statement about your work/mission],” says [insert name and title of your executive director]. “Our goal is to raise $5,000 this year, which is a big part of our annual operating budget. We also want to get a share of the $1 Million Incentive Fund.”

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  • Compete in the USA Ultimate National Skills Challenge

    From usaultimate.org

    While ultimate remains largely on hold, disc sports enthusiasts around the world can now rekindle their competitive fire through USA Ultimate’s newest event – The National Skills Challenge

    After launching a new, interactive skills challenge module on its mobile app earlier this summer, USA Ultimate developed the concept into a full-fledged, competitive event open to both individuals and teams. 

    The National Skills Challenge features a dozen different activities designed to test an athlete’s accuracy, agility, speed and other ultimate-related skills. Players can participate in any or all of the 12 skills challenges and even enter a multi-skill "Discathlon" competition as an individual or part of a four-person team. Divisions are offered across different age, gender and skill categories for both individual and team classifications.

    Both the individual and team Discathlon competition is broken up into two phases: a qualifying round (Oct. 5-18) and a finals round (Oct. 22-25), while single skills competition runs from Oct. 5-18. 

    Top finishers in both the individual and team Discathlon competitions will receive a commemorative gold, silver or bronze Discraft UltraStar as the event’s inaugural medalists. Additional prizes from USA Ultimate, VC Ultimate and other event partners will be raffled off to players with opportunities to increase the number of raffle entries through competitive performance and social media engagement.

    "The National Skills Challenge is the first of several new events and programs we anticipate introducing over the coming weeks and months, and we encourage everyone who loves ultimate to compete and see how you or your team stacks up against players from across the world," commented USA Ultimate CEO Tom Crawford. "The creative team here at HQ and a group of key volunteers have monitored the many obstacles thrown our way this year and remain committed to developing fun, safe and competitive opportunities for our community to stay connected and continue to engage in disc sports.  We hope and believe the National Skills Challenge, as well as other new programs coming soon, will ultimately take on a life of their own and present new ways for all our members to play and compete for years to come."

    The cost to participate is just $5 per individual and $20 per team with a portion of the proceeds supporting USA Ultimate’s equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) programs (see details below). All USA Ultimate members are eligible to compete while others can become a one-time event member to enter.

    As a virtual event, competitors can participate and record their results from anywhere, safely adhering to any local health and safety guidelines.     

    To learn more about how to compete, including a list of individual and team divisions, eligibility, rules, registration, event schedule, and more, please review the guidelines below.

    Registration is open

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  • published Fall 4's 2020 2020-10-13 20:34:17 -0600

    Fall Fours 2020

    Tournament Details

    Divisions: Club Men's & Women's, Masters Men's & Women's on Saturday
    U23 (College) Men's & Women's, U19 Open & Girls on Sunday
    Must be at least 16 by November 15 and cannot turn 19 in 2020 to play in the U19 division
    Format: 4 v. 4
    Team Cost: $225
    PAY Bid Fee Via this page
    Tournament Directors: 
    Jeff Berget, Ben Fletcher, Bob Krier, and Jimmy Donnellon

    AYU is excited to host a 4 v. 4 tournament on November 14th and 15th!  The tournament will be formatted to follow guidelines for COVID-19 and to reduce the number of people players come into contact with. 

    REGISTER YOUR TEAM ON USAU

    EVENT INFORMATION:

    We will be having a Captain's Meeting at 8:45a at Tournament Central with all first round of games starting at 9:30a.

    We will require all players to submit a health screening within 18 hours before the start of the event (Friday evening - Saturday morning). To limit gatherings at the water stations, we recommend players bring more water than normal, even as much for themselves as they expect to need for the day - no sharing water bottles. 

    We are also offering tent rentals for $15 per for the day - fill out this rental agreement if interested.

    Please make sure to download the USAU App (iOS - Android) before Saturday.
     
    We will have a trainer there early and no dogs allowed at the fields.

    Rosters: 10 players per team maximum on the roster. The facility does not allow spectators at the adult event.

    Chaperone Requirement for U19 Divisions: Each team is required to have at least one chaperone on their roster.
    Note:
    this is not a school-based event

    • Must have your Roster Created and Register for Event
    • Must have Chaperone and/or Coach listed (See here for more info)
      1. An approved chaperone has completed the following: 
        • Has an individual USA Ultimate account and Membership.
        • Has signed a USAU liability waiver online
        • Is a minimum of 21 years old
      2. Has completed SafeSport Training
        • To complete SafeSport Training - go to the homepage of your USA Ultimate account.  Towards the top of the page, you will see your SafeSport Status on the right side of the page. This is only available once you have a current membership. The cost of the SafeSport training is now included as a benefit covered by USA Ultimate membership dues.
      3. Has completed a background screening through the National Center for Safety Initiatives (using the specific USA Ultimate criteria set) and received a "green light" (NCSI screening expires after two years)
        • Pass an NCSI Background check (base cost is $21.50 for a two-year duration, some additional costs are added by certain states and counties)
        • Takes an average of 10 business days, so be sure to plan accordingly.
        • NCSI is a provider for many Olympic and non-Olympic sports, and a full partner with the US Olympic Committee's Safe Sport program.
        • You can complete a check or find out the expiration date of your current check through your user account.
        • To start the background screening process, follow these directions.

    If you have any questions or issues with rostering your team, please contact the Tournament Directors

    CONTACT

    Game Format - Times & Scoring

    • Teams play a “first to win two games” in one round 
    • 60-minute rounds with the first two games played to 5 and a tie-breaker if needed to 3. 
    • 20-minute time cap for each game to 5 - with the 2nd game going to the 40-minute mark of the hour
      • Teams are encouraged to start the 2nd or 3rd game as soon as possible 
      • 5-minute max between each game 
    • The third tie-breaker game will be modified - TBD.
      • The 3rd game is not required to be played if one team wins the first two games.
    • Between points: 45 seconds for O then additional 15 seconds for D (60 total seconds between points) 
    • Flip a disc at the beginning of each round to pick Offense or Side, then Mirror to start the 2nd game, the reflip for Side or Offense for the 3rd game is under review. 
    • One timeout per game per team.

    Start time: All games will start at 9:30 AM.

    Special 4v4 Rules

    • In general, we play with all of the same rules as we’re accustomed to with 7v7.  If something here doesn’t override those rules; default to them.
    • The Stall is to 7 (rather than 10), starting with “Stalling One”.  A stall out occurs on the first utterance of the “S” in “Seven” (rather than the “T” of “Ten”).
    • For a Contested Stall, the stall count will come in at 5, saying “Stalling 6”).  Note: this is just “back 2”, like the 7v7 rules.
    • For all Violations or Fouls that occur with the Stall Count above 3 - if the stall count would come in above 3 when restarting play, the stall count will instead come in at 3 (saying “Stalling 4”)
      • As an example, we know that if a Pick is called when the stall-count is at 8, play will resume with the stall count dropping to 5, so the marker starts with “Stalling 6”.  Here we’re just replacing 5 with 3, for all rules involving the stall count for travels, picks, fouls, etc…
      • So if a Pick is called when the mark had already uttered “Five”, then play would restart with the stall at 3, saying “Stalling 4”.
    • Each point starts with a Pull, and like 7v7: Offense should have one foot on their end-zone line, and the Defensive players should be behind their own end-zone line when the Pull is released.
    • However, the Brick rule is changed.  For 4v4, if the pull lands out-of-bounds, or if the pull lands in-bounds but rolls out of bounds - the offense must take the disc at the Brick Mark.  The offense does not have the option to pick up a disc that has touched out-of-bounds, they must walk the disc to the Brick Mark before starting play. 
      • Special Note: In the case of a pull that leaves the playing field proper immediately after leaving the puller’s hand, and never comes back into play - the starting point is still the Brick Mark.  The offense does not have the option to put the disc in play where it last left the playing-field proper.
    • The Brick Mark location is under review.

    Score Reporting

    • Use the USAU App (iOS - Android) to enter the number of games won
      • Open the App >> click Events >> Click 2020 Fall 4s >> Click Your Division >> Click View Schedule & Scores >> Click Pencil to Update the Score
    • Text the individual game scores to TBD
      • Example: 
        • Team A (your team in this example) wins the first game 5-3
        • Team B wins the second game 5-2
        • Team A wins the tie-breaker 3-2
        • You input into the USAU app the score 2-1
        • You text: Team A 5-3 over Team B, Team B 5-2, Team A 3-2

    All participants must have an up-to-date USA Ultimate membership - an Affiliate Membership is sufficient, chose Affiliate Colorado Altitude Youth Ultimate (AYU) - with signed Release of Liability Waiver, and the Infectious Diseases Waiver.

    Looking for a team or need more players? Contact the TDs

    Field Map

    Coming Soon

    Key Dates

    Team Fee Deadline: Sunday, November 8th at 5 PM
    Team Registration on USAU Site Deadline:Sunday, November 8th at 5 PM
    Refund Policy: If the tournament is canceled due to COVID-19, all teams will be refunded in full. 
    Rostering on USAU Site Deadline: Wednesday, November 11 - must have a minimum of 6 players on the roster.

    Additional Safety Precautions

    • All participants and staff must follow the CDC good hygiene practices:
      • Use hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, or no-rinse soap.
      • Avoid touching your face.
      • Sneeze or cough into a tissue or the inside of your elbow.
    • Athletes, organizers, and coaches will NOT participate if they feel under the weather, sick, or have come in contact with someone that may be sick. 
    • We will have an alcohol-based hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol) and handwashing stations for all participants to use regularly throughout the event.
    • All players, coaches, and spectators are required to use a face covering (i.e. mask, a bandana, or other material covering mouth and nose) as much as possible.
      • Players may call “injury” timeout if they are having difficulty breathing due to the face-covering or if a player continues to not use a face-covering and has been warned more than twice.
    • All players, coaches, and spectators should practice social distancing of 6 ft. wherever possible and activities that are not conducive to the required 6 feet of physical distancing will be limited throughout the day.
    • Regularly disinfect discs and frequently touched objects and surfaces - we recommend starting each game with a “clean” disc. 
    • Space player equipment accordingly to prevent close contact.
    • No Handshakes or group celebrations and spirit circles

    If you have any questions, please contact the Tournament Directors

    CONTACT

    WHEN
    November 14, 2020 at 9:30am - November 15, 2020 at 9:30am
    WHERE
    Long Lake Regional Park
    17850 W 64th Ave
    Arvada, Colorado 80403
    United States
    Google map and directions
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  • published Springs Club Experience in Blog 2020-09-25 11:41:39 -0600

    Springs Club Experience

    We are launching a 2020 Fall Colorado Springs Club Experience that will provide players in the Springs a chance to strengthen skills, build a team culture, and gain a sense of community. 

    Players develop together throughout the fall, during two intense practices each week led by Peter Kiefer (University School Head Coach). 

    We are excited to return to play and are sure you are too! We want to assure you that getting back to the fun will not come at the expense of safety. We have undertaken a rigorous "Return to Play Safely" protocol to increase the safety of all players, coaches, and families. These vigorous safety precautions include enhanced sanitation of equipment, program modifications to reduce close contact, social distancing on sidelines, and more (full list of protocols below).

    Register Now

    Contact the team director

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  • published 2020 Springs Club Experience 2020-09-25 11:24:31 -0600

    2020 Springs Club Experience

    We are excited to return to play and are sure you are too! We want to assure you that getting back to the fun will not come at the expense of safety. We have undertaken a rigorous "Return to Play Safely" protocol to increase the safety of all players, coaches, and families. These vigorous safety precautions include enhanced sanitation of equipment, program modifications to reduce close contact, social distancing on sidelines, and more (full list of protocols below).

    With these protocols in place and approval from government and health officials, we are launching a 2020 Fall Colorado Springs Club Experience that will provide players in the Springs a chance to strengthen skills, build a team culture, and gain a sense of community. 

    Players develop together throughout the fall, during two intense practices each week led by Peter Kiefer (University School Head Coach). 

    Register Now

    Contact the team director

    THE GAME PLAN

    This program includes:

    • High-Level coaching from coaches from the local community. 
    • We are hoping to partner with local club teams or schools to set up scrimmages and a higher level of competition. *this is not a guarantee but a hope
    • We will host U20 (high school level) and U15 (middle school level) if there is enough interest for both groups.

    THE DETAILS

    Two weekly practices every Tuesday and Thursday starting Oct. 6th to November 12th

    • Portal Park every Tuesday and Thursday in October at 4:15-6:15p
    • John Venezia every Tuesday and Thursday in November at 4:30-6:30p

    Head coach: Peter Kiefer

    DOES IT COST MONEY?

    The cost to participate in this program will be $125. The bulk of this cost includes competitive coaches' pay and the cost of fields. Your registration fee will cover any USA Ultimate membership needs but all participants will need to confirm membership and complete waivers on their membership profile.

    AYU believes that all players should have access to participate, and there are opportunities to apply for financial aid. If you need this, please fill out this financial aid application.

    SAFETY PROTOCOLS

    We will be following the Governor's guidelines for youth sports camps which will include:

    • All participants and staff must follow the CDC good hygiene practices:
      • Use hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, or no-rinse soap.
      • Avoid touching your face.
      • Sneeze or cough into a tissue or the inside of your elbow.
    • Limit the program size to 25 kids or number based on facility/county guidelines.
    • Players will NOT participate if they feel under the weather, sick, or have come in contact with someone that may be sick. 
    • No sharing of water bottles between players or coaches.
    • All participants must pass a health screen before they are allowed to play.
    • Alcohol-based hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol) will be provided for all participants to use regularly throughout the event or program.
    • All participants and staff are required to use a face covering (i.e. mask, a bandana, or other material covering mouth and nose) as much as possible.
    • All players, coaches, staff, independent contractors, and spectators should practice social distancing of 6 ft. wherever possible and activities that are not conducive to the required 6 feet of physical distancing will be limited throughout the day.
    • Discs and frequently touched objects and surfaces will be DISINFECTED regularly. 
    • Players participate at their own risk and a waiver must be signed by all participants and guardians when necessary. 
    • Player equipment will be spaced accordingly to prevent close contact.
    • Coaches and staff will not attend if they are not feeling well or have come in contact with someone that may be sick.
    • No Handshakes or group celebrations and spirit circles
    • Players with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or other communicable illnesses will be sent home with a recommendation to get tested immediately and adhere to isolation and exclusion requirements. 
    • AYU or coaches hold the right to make decisions for the overall health of participants, including the right to remove players showing symptoms or not following safety protocols.

    Register Now

    Contact the team director


  • published Cutthroat Experience Recap in Blog 2020-09-16 15:04:38 -0600

    Cutthroat Rises Up This Summer!

    In May, AYU and the Cutthroat coaches wondered what if anything to do about our traditional, summer-time Cutthroat youth club teams. In light of COVID-19 and USA Ultimate cancelations of the spring college season and the summer’s Youth Club Championships, doing nothing was a real possibility. Participant safety and compliance with the Colorado Department of Health guidance had to be the highest priorities from the beginning. With masks, social distancing, plenty of sanitizer, and other modifications, AYU decided to offer some of the country’s only USAU-sanctioned youth programming in the country.

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  • published Aurora Learn Ultimate Frisbee 2020-09-24 14:12:36 -0600

    Aurora Learn Ultimate Frisbee

    Ultimate is a fast-moving sport that combines elements of football, soccer, and basketball and is played with a flying disc.

    Ultimate is all about fun and inclusion! We play numerous games to develop disc fundamentals, athletic sportsmanship over winning-at-all-costs. These events are co-ed and are great for new and experienced players; you only need running shoes or soccer-style cleats.  

    Ages: 8-14
    Where: Rocky Ridge Park
    When: Oct. 24th at 10a-12p 

    FREE!

    REGISTER TODAY

     

    Health Safety Precautions

    • All participants and staff must follow the CDC good hygiene practices:
      • Use hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, or no-rinse soap.
      • Avoid touching your face.
      • Sneeze or cough into a tissue or the inside of your elbow.
    • Limited to 25 kids or number based on facility/county guidelines.
    • Players will NOT participate if they feel under the weather, sick, or have come in contact with someone that may be sick. 
    • No sharing of water bottles
    • All participants must pass a health screen before they are allowed to play.
    • Alcohol-based hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol) will be provided for all participants to use regularly throughout the event or program.
    • All participants and staff are required to use a face covering (i.e. mask, a bandana, or other material covering mouth and nose) as much as possible.
    • All players, coaches, staff, independent contractors, and spectators should practice social distancing of 6 ft. wherever possible and activities that are not conducive to the required 6 feet of physical distancing will be limited throughout the day.
    • Discs and frequently touched objects and surfaces will be DISINFECTED regularly. 
    • Players participate at their own risk and a waiver must be signed by all participants and guardians when necessary. 
    • Player equipment will be spaced accordingly to prevent close contact.
    • Coaches and staff will not attend if they are not feeling well or have come in contact with someone that may be sick.
    • No Handshakes or group celebrations and spirit circles
    • Players with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or other communicable illnesses will be sent home with a recommendation to get tested immediately and adhere to isolation and exclusion requirements. 
    • AYU or directors hold the right to make decisions for the overall health of participants.
    WHEN
    October 24, 2020 at 10am
    WHERE
    Rocky Ridge Park
    16200 E Mississippi Ave
    Aurora, CO 80017
    United States
    Google map and directions
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  • published AYU's Commitment to Racial Equity in Blog 2020-06-12 12:15:12 -0600

    AYU's Commitment to Racial Equity

    The Altitude Youth Ultimate board is appalled at the oppression by police of black and brown people that — while a long-standing issue in this country — has been most recently brought to light by the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Elijah McCain and many others. We are also heartened by the world’s response, rising up with words and deeds to try to put a stop to unfair policing and to promote social justice. And while we find that the actions and conversations happening within the Ultimate community are particularly important and necessary, we know that words or a moment of action are not enough.

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  • published Governor Allows Summer Camps in Blog 2020-06-01 17:04:20 -0600

    Summer Camps Can Open June 1

    The Colorado governor has given us new safety guidelines and announced that children's day camps and youth sports camps will be able to open on June 1 

    "I know this has been a very different school year than many students were expecting, and thanks to the success of our social distancing efforts so far, Colorado kids will be able to enjoy day camps and youth sports camps this summer in as safe a manner as possible." Governor Jared Polis said.

    Register for a camp today!

     

    We expect that Denver and other cities/counties will follow the state's guidance and we feel confident that we will run MOST Camps this Summer! BUT BEWARE THAT THERE WILL LIKELY BE A 10 or 25 CAMPER MAX SO SIGN UP TODAY, SPACE WILL GO QUICK WITH THIS NEWS!

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  • published Ultimate Social Distancing Resources in Blog 2020-04-16 15:42:24 -0600

    Ultimate Social Distancing Resources

    While our community is social distancing and sheltering in place to stay safe, we want to provide a space and opportunity for our community members to engage and connect with each other!

    Here are some resources and tips we hope will give us all a way to come closer while we're apart.

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  • published Cutthroat Winter Clinics Recap in Blog 2020-03-21 12:21:34 -0600

    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!

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  • published AYU and USAU Respond to COVID-19 in Blog 2020-03-13 10:31:41 -0600

    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.

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  • published Coaching Requirements in Blog 2020-03-11 10:42:56 -0600

    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 >>>

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  • published 2020 Winter Indoor Wrap up in Blog 2020-03-03 12:13:15 -0700

    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.
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