High School State Championships

If you have any questions, please contact Justin.

CONTACT

District Coordinators:

North
Zane Strand
katiezanestrand@gmail.com – 303-579-4465

East
Joe Durst
joseph.keller.durst@gmail.com – 303-260-9595

South
Taryn Langlois
tarynL86@gmail.com – 206-280-5395

West
Ben Fletcher
bfletche38@gmail.com  – 303-974-0957

SUBMIT A BID FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIPS

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Tournament Details

State ChampionshipsWhen: May 9-10, 2020
Where: Long Lake Regional Park, Arvada, CO (Open DII, Girls, MS)
Where: El Pomar Sports Complex - Colorado Springs, CO (Open DI)
Divisions: DI Open, DII Open, DI Girls, Middle School

District Maps

Metro District Map

Metro Area (click to enlarge)


State District Map

Statewide (click to enlarge)

If you wish to compete in the Division I State Championships you must qualify in one of two ways:

  1. The Top 5 finishers from last Spring's State Championships automatically qualify for DI. In 2019, those teams are: University School, East A, Monarch A, Lakewood A, and Arapahoe
  2. Take one of the remaining bids by competing at your District Qualifying Tournament. Please contact your District Coordinator for more information on District Qualifiers!

  3. IMPORTANT NOTE: The Top 4 Finishers from DII in 2019 must apply to play Division I and play their District Qualifier if necessary. Those teams are: Broomfield, CIVA, Peak to Peak, Classical Academy

We highly encourage all teams to participate in District Qualifiers. However, teams in their first 2 years of existence may opt directly in to DII if they do not wish to play in District Qualifiers. No teams will be turned away from the State Championships. If you do not qualify for the DI Tournament, you are still more than welcome in DII.

To help in early preparation we are announcing some critical deadlines and dates that you should mark down:

April 1st – Deadline to submit your early bid for the State Tournament

  • This helps us plan for the District Championships
  • It also ensures we can follow up with you regarding other deadlines!

April 17th –Official USAU Registration Deadline for State

April 22nd – Deadline to submit State Tournament Fee

  • $350 for DII, Middle School, and Fun Division
  • $400 for DI
  • Checks made out to  and sent to: Altitude Youth Ultimate Attn: Jeff Berget 3687 Xanthia St. Denver, CO 80238
  • Paypal – Sent ‘Friends and Family’ with NO transaction fees to: altitudeult@gmail.com
    • Please make a note on the payment of which team(s) the fee is for
  • Since this deadline is prior to most District Championships you have 2 options
    • 1. Pay $400 and we will refund you $50 if you do not qualify for D1
    • 2. Pay $350 and you can pay an additional $50 if you qualify for D1

May 8th – Deadline for Online Rostering

  • After this date, you will no longer be able to add or alter your roster online
  • We highly recommend that you do ALL of your rostering online

Other Things to Note:

  • Players competing in Districts MUST be fully rostered (up-to-date USAU members with a signed waiver)
  • Players may be ADDED to the Roster between Qualifying Events and State
  • Single School Representation / Player Eligibility required
    • If you have players on your roster that are NOT full time students at the school being represented you must seek an exception. Competing with ineligible players could get your team disqualified. If you have players from other schools on your team reach out to us BEFORE State to make sure your situation is approved. Please see the Eligibility Requirements Doc for more information.
  • Safe Sport - ANY adult working with your team must take USAU's SafeSport Certification! Know the law and protect your staff and volunteers!

BID ALLOCATION

Bid Allocation Open Division I Spring 2020

  • 16 Team Bid allocation
  • Each District (N,S,E,W) automatically receives 3 bids
  • The remaining 4 bids will be awarded based on the criteria below:

BID #1: DI STRENGTH A

Previous Year’s State Finish
Each district’s average finish in the previous year’s DI state championship! Top finishing District is awarded ‘DI Strength A’ Bid #1
2019 Strength Bid A goes to: East

BID #2: DI STRENGTH B

Previous Year’s State Finish
Each district’s average finish in the previous year’s DI state championship! Second best-finishing District is awarded ‘DI Strength B’ Bid #2
2019 Strength Bid B goes to: North

BID #3: SIZE A

Previous Year’s Number of teams
Each district’s # of teams in both DI and DII. District with the most teams is awarded Size Bid A
2019 Size Bid A goes to: North

BID #4: SIZE B

Previous Year’s Number of teams
Each district’s # of teams in both DI and DII. District with the second most teams is awarded Size Bid B
2019 Size Bid B goes to: West

 

Bid allocation MIXED Division I Fall 2019

  • 16 Team Bid allocation
  • Each District (N,S,E,W) automatically receives 3 bids
  • The remaining 4 bids will be awarded based on the criteria below:

BID #1: DI STRENGTH A

Previous Year’s State Finish
Each district’s average finish in the previous year’s DI state championship! Top finishing District is awarded ‘DI Strength A’ Bid #1
2018 Strength Bid goes to: South

BID #2: DI STRENGTH B

Previous Year’s State Finish
Each district’s average finish in the previous year’s DI state championship! Second best-finishing District is awarded ‘DI Strength B’ Bid #2
2018 Strength Bid goes to: East

BID #3: SIZE A

Previous Year’s Number of teams
Each district’s # of teams in both DI and DII. District with the most teams is awarded Size Bid A
2018 Size Bid A goes to: West

BID #4: SIZE B

Previous Year’s Number of teams
Each district’s # of teams in both DI and DII. District with the second most teams is awarded Size Bid B
2018 Size Bid B goes to: North

How Ties will be Awarded

  • Bids are awarded in order #1 then #2 then #3 then #4
  • If there’s still a tie after what’s written below, final tie breaks are decided by previous year’s average spirit score amongst tied geographical districts)

Tie Break for Bid #1

Whichever District has the highest single placement in the previous year’s state championships

Tie Break for Bid #2

Whichever District has the highest single placement in the previous years state championships

Tie Break for Bid #3

This bid, if tied, goes to the district that has not yet been awarded an extra bid or awarded the least number of bids amongst the tied districts
Second Tie Break: Most # of teams in DI

Tie Break for Bid #4

This bid, if tied, goes to the district that has not yet been awarded an extra bid or awarded the least number of bids amongst the tied districts
Second Tie Break: Most # of teams in DI

How Unused Bids are Awarded


Any Unused Bids will be awarded based on the current year's DI registration. For example: The first unused bid goes to the District with the most teams currently registered in DI, Second unused bid goes to the District with the 2nd most teams currently registered in DI, etc.....


When there are less than 16 teams are requesting to play DI – When there are less than 16 requesting to play DI State, the tournament will host a set number of teams based on this schedule:

  • >16 – 16 team DI Tournament (Bids are awarded as written)
  • 15-12 – 12 team DI Tournament (each division starts with one less auto bid)
  • 11-10 – 10 team DI Tournament (each division starts with one less auto bid and no size or growth bids awarded)
  • 9-8 – 8 team DI Tournament (each division gets one bid and the last 4 bids awarded will be Strength 1 and 2 along with Size and Growth)
  • <8 – A round robin Tournament will include all teams

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