Madison MUFAbots YCC Teams

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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 scheduled to occur from August 3rd-5th in Aurora, Colorado. 


MUFA has bids to field teams in the U20 Mixed, U20 Boys,  and U17 Boys division. We also plan to offer local/regional playing options for a Girls Division/FMP-Preferred team, and could potentially upgrade this to a YCC bid if there was enough interest. 

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 Aurora, Colorado on August 3rd-5th.

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.

What are the costs associated with playing on a YCC Madison MUFAbots team?

Costs vary year to year. Last year was the first year we traveled to Colorado, and costs were increased over when the tournament was in Minnesota. The costs from last year were as follows:

Uniform: $77-$100
Flight: $300-$400
Payment to MUFA for lodging, food, travel costs, coach costs, field reservations and other YCC expenses: $200 for players staying with their families, $400 for players staying in team housing for coaches
For individuals staying with their families they will additionally need to secure their own housing for the tournament.

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 and tryouts anyway, we’ll find a way to make things work out!

Who are the 2024 Madison MUFAbots coaches?

MUFAbots 2024 Coaches:
Under 20 Mixed Team – Donna Johnston, Mike Merwin, Molly Berkholtz, Pieran Robert
Under 20 Boys Team –Joe Leibforth, Peter Walker, Sam Erickson, Saul Diaz, Zeke Wittwer
Under 17 Boys Team –Allison Chmaj, Griffin Glassel, Zach Swanson, Ronaldo Vega

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