We know parents want their kids to be outside and active in the summer, especially when Covid-19 hinders any semblance of “normalcy” (we’re in the same boat). And we know Ultimate players want to grow in their experience and skill of the sport.
The problem is there’s not much in place to meet the needs and wants of both new and veteran Ultimate players. We understand how discouraging it is for new players to feel overwhelmed on an experienced team, and we understand how frustrating it is for veteran players to feel held back on a new team. So instead, they go do their less-than-desired “option B” summer activity (or to every parent’s horror – endless hours of video games), which leads to even less opportunity for the few kids left to play Ultimate.
But we believe every player deserves a team and coaches that help them grow at the appropriate skill level. That’s why we’ve created COSmic Club – Colorado Springs’ premier youth Ultimate club program that finds the right fit for every player and all skill levels, so everyone has fun.
Here’s how you do it:
Register for the COSmic Club Ultimate program.
Attend the Team Placement Combine on Sunday, May 16 from 4-6 pm at Goose Gossage Park.
Elevate your play and compete at higher levels of Ultimate.
So, register today for COSmic Club, and in the meantime, sign up for any or all of the Pre-Season Clinics to get a taste of the summer club season! Families can stop worrying about summer plans and players can finally be challenged and developed at their skill level.
It is important to us at AYU that no one be excluded from participating in any event we sponsor because they’re facing financial challenges with the registration fees. If you need financial assistance, use this form to register.
The COSmic Club program is for ages 11-19 of any skill level. We focus on developing skills and character to compete at the highest levels of play. The season runs from mid-May to mid-August (12 weeks).
Players attend the Team Placement Combine on Sunday, May 16 from 4-6 pm at Goose Gossage Park (Mark Dabling Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80907) to determine placement on either the Academy or Elite team. Practices are Thurs/Sun for the Academy team (starting May 20) and Tues/Thurs/Sun for the Elite team (starting May 18) from 4-6 pm at Goose Gossage Park.
Participation in COSmic Club costs $225 for Academy and $425 for Elite. We plan on attending a few tournaments dependent upon Covid-19 conditions, most notably Youth Club Championships (YCC) in Blaine, MN in August for the Elite team.
See if COSmic Club is right for you by signing up for any or all four of our Pre-Season Clinics on Sundays, April 11, 18, 25, and May 2 at Goose Gossage Park from 2-4 pm.
Meet the coaches, play with future teammates, and start developing your Ultimate skills before the season even starts.
Our coaching staff has 30+ years of coaching experience and 40+ years of Ultimate combined. So it doesn’t matter if you’re brand new or a veteran player – these clinics are tailored to all skill levels.
Parents, you are also welcome and encouraged to stay and watch any or all of the Pre-Season Clinics. Most of our coaches are parents, too, so we understand the great amount of trust you need to be comfortable sending your kids to a new activity or program.
Still on the fence? How does FREE sound? Yup – we’re offering these Pre-Club Clinics for absolutely FREE. While Ultimate is one of the fastest-growing field sports in America, it is also still very new and unknown. That said, we know you will fall in love with the sport if you simply give it a shot, so we wanted to remove the potential barrier of $$$ to encourage as many families as possible to try out the Pre-Season Clinics and then see if COSmic Club is a good fit!
- Character: Players treat everyone with the highest degree of respect, hold themselves to the highest Spirit of the Game standards, and represent the team, city, and state in the most positive light.
- Community: COSmic Club takes care of each other. We welcome new players and support the development of everyone within our community.
- Competition: As Colorado’s elite youth club team, we are competitive. No matter the opponent or the score, we strive to push ourselves and our teammates to excel.
- Are you taking any Covid-19 precautions?
Yes! 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 enhancing sanitation of equipment, masks, and more (full list of protocols below).
- What if I can’t afford to play? Is there financial aid available?
We believe all players should have access to participate and it is important to us at AYU that no one be excluded from participating in any event we sponsor because they’re facing financial challenges with the registration fees. If you need financial assistance, use this form to register.
- What is YCC?
Youth Club Championships (YCC) is a national tournament that takes place in early August in Minnesota. Participating cities send a boys’, girls’, and mixed team each.
- Are there tryouts? Can I get cut from the team?
There are no tryouts in the traditional sense. Rather, COSmic Club will hold a Team Placement Combine that helps coaches determine which team – Academy or Elite – is the best fit for each individual player based on skill level. That said, players are never cut based on skill level.
- Can girls play?
YES! On top of a combined 30+ Ultimate coaching experience from middle school all the way to college, coach Emily Woolridge in particular has 10+ years of experience coaching the CC woman’s club team.
- My kid is brand new to the sport – is this the right fit for brand new players?
YES! Our academy team is designed to develop players in the sport of Ultimate from the ground up.
- Who will be coaching?
Have more questions? Contact our COSmic Club Director