AFDC Youth Club Championships Coach Application 2024
Atlanta Flying Disc Club is looking for coaches for our 2024 Youth Club Championship Teams (YCCs)! Following a successful Summer 2023 season, we will continue to develop youth Ultimate in the Atlanta area.

YCC 2023 results:
ATLas U-17 Boys: 6th place
rATLers U-17 Girls: 1st place!!
cATLanta U-20 Girls: 10th place
ATLiens U-20 Boys: 15th place

For 2024, AFDC is sending at least 4 teams to the USA Ultimate Youth Club Championships in Colorado:
1 U-20 Boys Team
1 U-20 Girls Team
1 U-17 Boys Team
1 U-17 Girls Team
In addition to these 4 teams, we will be working to create 2nd team opportunities in each division (or mixed) that will likely culminate their season locally at an end of season tournament (similar to 2022 Southeast Showdown). These 2nd teams are developmental.
**All teams dependent on USA Ultimate bidding process.**

We are seeking head coaches, assistant coaches and local coaches for all of these teams. Please fill out this form if you are interested in either the Head, Assistant Coach or Local Coach position.

Our goal is to create a collaborative group of coaches to lead this Competitive Youth Club experience, and to build a positive community of Youth players. Coaches will have assigned teams, however, all players and coaches will meet on the same schedule and at the same location during the summer,  so collaboration between coaches will be a priority. We are seeking coaches to fill the following positions for each gender and age division:

Head Coaches (high commitment): Responsible for planning and leading their team every session as well as collaborating with other head coaches.

Assistant Coaches (medium commitment): Responsible for collaborating with head coaches to assist with their teams.

Local Coaches (high to medium commitment): Responsible for fulfilling either head or assistant coach duties but will not travel to Aurora, CO. Traveling teams may also have local coaches for individuals who wish to coach but cannot commit to attending the tournament. 

Coaches-in-training (variable commitment): For 2024, we are excited to make YCC coaching more accessible. If you are interested in shadowing YCC coaching and learning what it takes to be part of a YCC team, sign up to be a YCC coach-in-training. Time commitment is flexible.

Coaching positions will be paid $15/hr. Coaches-in-training will receive a stipend based on participation and availability. Coaches that go to YCCs with their team (2) will have their accommodations covered by Atlanta Flying Disc Club and will receive a travel stipend. All coach training and background checks paid for by AFDC. Assistance from AFDC with completing USAU Coach Requirements.

Coaches are expected to:
  • Organize and carry out 2-3 combines/tryouts for all eligible U20 and U17 youth participants in coordination with other YCC team coaches.
  • Set a regular practice schedule and attend most practices
  • Work to develop young team leaders on and off the field
  • Create a positive, empowering team dynamic that emphasizes and facilitates Spirit of the Game (SOTG)
  • Manage playing time and strategies for the teams
  • Teach skills and develop players in a positive, safe, structured environment
  • Attend all days of YCC competition in August and supervise players throughout the tournament.
  • Hold at least one parent/family meeting to answer questions pertaining to the team and any competition events (OPTIONAL)
  • Hold at least one equity team meeting with players.
  • Communicate with players, families, and AFDC regarding the team practices, competitions, travel and other relevant details

November 2nd, 2023: 2024 YCC Coach Applications goes live.
December 1st, 2023: 2024 YCC Coach Applications will close.
Mid-December to Mid-January: Interviews commence!
Mid-January: AFDC selects, confirms, and meets with all YCC Coaches.
January-April: One or more in-person coach orientation/training sessions each month. Topics covered will include coaching basics, practice planning, behavior management strategies, effective communication, injury prevention, and more.
January 20th, 2024: Spring Youth and YCC Kickoff event, to be attended by YCC coaches.
January 31st, 2024: All USA Ultimate coaching requirements must be completed.
February 3rd, 2024: YCC Hat Tourney (Fundraising Event) [OPTIONAL]
February 10th, 2024: Pre-YCC Clinic #1 [OPTIONAL]
February 24th, 2024: Pre-YCC Clinic #2 [OPTIONAL]
March 16-17th, 2024: Tryout weekend 1
April 13-14th, 2024: Tryout weekend 2
May: One practice per week [OPTIONAL]
June-July: Two - Three practices per week
Early June: Warmup up tournament in Atlanta or Charlotte
Early July, two separate weekends for divisions: Warmup tournament, Club Terminus
Late July: Southeast Showdown
Early August: Youth Club Championship Tournament in Aurora, Colorado.
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Name: *
Cell Phone Number:
I am applying for:
If Local Coach, are there any specialities/concentrations you would like to focus on?
Which team(s) are you interested in coaching?
B teams have potential to attend local tournaments and have a full local season, as well as be a mixed team (depends on numbers and interest).
If you selected multiple teams above, please rank your selections by your preference.
Are you planning to play on any teams that will overlap during the YCC Summer season (AUDL/PUL/Club)?
Are you a current USAU approved chaperone?*
Includes having background check and dues up to date.
I can commit to coaching for:
Playing Experiences:
Please briefly outline Youth, College, and/or Club playing experiences and highest finishes.
Please describe your coaching philosophy:
This is a brief statement indicating what your coaching style is, or what you think it will be and the value system you see yourself employing as a coach.
Ultimate Coaching/Counseling Experience:
Please briefly outline Youth, College, and/or Club coaching experiences. If you have had no ultimate coaching experiences, please take a moment to reflect on a previous or current ultimate coach or leader that you believe will shape your coaching style.
Related Experiences:
Please take a moment to tell us about anything you do that may relate to coaching. Professional life? Coaching in other sports?  Previous camp counselor experience? Administration in sports? Hosting clinics? etc.
Do you have any related certifications? USAU Level 1 and/or Level 2 Coaching Certification? Certification from other sports? Certification from other fields that are applicable, even indirectly? No prior certifications required. 
Background Check & Safe Sport Certification:
As a coach, you will be required to pass a background check and be safe sport certified.  Are you aware of any issues that may arise during a background check?
Should you not be selected as a Head Coach, would you like to be automatically considered for an assistant coaching position?
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