Madison MUFAbots YCC Teams

2019 Madison MUFAbots Rosters
Congratulations to the talented Madison-Area youth players selected for the 2019 MUFAbots teams!

Who are the Madison MUFAbots?
The MUFAbots are a set of three youth teams that form in the spring, receive instruction from highly skilled coaches via practices throughout the summer. They then compete in the Youth Club Championships in Blaine, Minnesota 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, and desire to learn, 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.
In particular, players qualifying for U17 teams and female players have more spots available on the teams.

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, lodging, food, travel costs are considered. The MUFAbots fundraise for this trip via jersey and apparel sales to the ultimate frisbee community to reduce costs. Additionally, MUFA can provide financial support to those who struggle to afford player costs. If you are interested in playing but concerned about the financial costs please attend the free combine anyway, we’ll find a way to make things work out!

Who are the 2019 Madison MUFAbots coaches?
Coaches for the 2019 team are a group of talented players and coaches who have competed at the highest levels of competition. These coaches have been on and coached teams such as Madison Heist, UW Bella Donna, Madison Club, the Under 24 World Championship team, and the Madison Radicals. Several of the coaches are also former YCC players.

The 2019 coaches are as follows:
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

How were 2019 YCC teams selected?
MUFA and Wisconsin Ultimate hosted three combines for players interested in learning more about or being on a 2019 YCC team.


Combine Schedule:
Friday 5/17/19 from 6pm-9pm at Demetral Fields 1 and 2
Sunday 5/19/19 from 9am-1pm at Olin Park
Saturday 6/1/19 from 9am-12pm at Breese Stevens Field

Questions? Contact mufa.youth@gmail.com or visit MUFA Youth and YCC for more information.