Madison MUFAbots YCC Teams

2021 YCC Interest Form!

Youth Club Championships

The Youth Club Championships (YCC) are a competitive national tournament where teams from across the country compete in a three-day tournament based on division.  YCC is tentatively scheduled to occur from August 7th-9th in Blaine, Minnesota.  MUFA has applied for bids to field teams in the U20 Mixed, U20 Boys, U17 Girls, and U17 Boys division and Wisconsin Ultimate has applied for a bit to field a team in the U20 Girls division.


Neither Wisconsin Ultimate nor MUFA has made a final decision on YCC attendance.  We understand that it can be challenging to decide what might be a safe activity in August. We are currently at the stage of collecting interest in YCC teams via this form:


We will utilize the responses from the YCC form to make a determination on whether we will have enough potential players to accept all bids. Should we have more players than roster spots available a tryout plan will be communicated at a later date.


YCC is a wonderful opportunity for players, and we definitely want to offer this opportunity. We appreciate your patience as we make a determination on participation, await further USAU guidance, and assess the viability of teams this year.

Who are the Madison MUFAbots?
The MUFAbots are a set of youth teams that form in the spring, receive instruction from highly skilled coaches via practices throughout the summer. The MUFAbots finish out their season by competing in the Youth Club Championships in Blaine, Minnesota on August 7th-9th.

What are the Youth Club Championships?
Youth Club Championships are a three-day tournament where national and international teams come together to compete against each other. The goal of this event is to provide national level competition for youth ultimate players and encourage local playing opportunities for area youth. Consistent with the values of ultimate frisbee, spirit of the game is valued at the same level as competitive play at this event.

Am I good enough to play on a YCC team?

Level of skill is not the only determining factor for if you make a team. We also consider your attitude, spirit of the game, desire to learn, and balancing participation across all schools, among other factors. We encourage anyone and everyone who is interested in playing for a YCC team to participate in the combines. Even if you would not make a team, we often need practice players over the summer in the Madison area, which allows you to continue to learn and grow your ultimate skills and meet other Madison-area youth ultimate players.
Players qualifying for U17 teams and female players have more spots available on the teams. In prior years all female players who have wanted to play have received a roster spot on at least one team.


What are the costs associated with playing on a YCC Madison MUFAbots team?
Costs vary year to year, but recent teams have had between $250-350 of player costs once tournament fees, uniforms, lodging, food, and travel costs are considered. In 2021 the costs are likely to be increased over a typical year, as we will need to secure additional housing and transportation options to reduce risk of COVID-19 spread. We work to keep the costs down for all players. The MUFAbots fundraise for this trip to reduce costs. Additionally, MUFA can provide financial support to those who struggle to afford player costs. If you are interested in playing but finances are what is keeping you away, please attend the free combine anyway, we’ll find a way to make things work out!

Who are the 2020 Madison MUFAbots coaches?
Applications for coaches are open until March 15th! Apply now!

MUFAbots 2019 Coaches:
Under 20 Mixed Team – Glenn Poole, Molly Berkholtz, Lilly Iverson
Under 17 Girls Team – Clea Poklemba, Maya Banks, Emily Cohen, Jane Zheng
Under 17 Boys Team – Camila Flowerman, Margaret Walker, Ken Adams

Questions? Contact [email protected] or visit MUFA Youth and YCC for more information.