AUDL’S PHILADELPHIA PHOENIX LAUNCH NEW YOUTH INTRAMURAL LEAGUE
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (August 15, 2023) - The Philadelphia Phoenix of the American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL) have announced a new youth ultimate disc intramural league for boys and girls in grades 5-12. Operated by the Phoenix Ultimate Academy (PUA), the new program will begin in Fall 2023, running from September through November.
“Our organization has grown our youth programs substantially over the past few years,” said team captain and Youth Director Brandon Pastor. “We’re now finding more and more families that are looking for structured and competitive games in a safe, supportive and fun environment. This is our opportunity to help develop young athletes through pillars of sportsmanship, teamwork and integrity.”
All participants will be separated into two divisions: grades 5-8 and grades 9-12. Evaluations and games will take place each Saturday beginning September 16 at Conestoga Lacrosse Fields at Wilson Farm Park in Wayne, Pa. The registration cost per player is $120 ($20 per week), which includes a team T-shirt. Click here to sign up now. Registration closes August 31. Find more details and FAQs here.
The PUA offers numerous youth programs throughout the year across the Philadelphia region, including week-long summer camps, partnership clinics with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, and afterschool spring sessions with schools and townships. The AUDL and Phoenix believe in the benefit of sport for healthy physical, social-emotional, and academic development in youth. The PUA aims to increase opportunities for Philadelphia area youth of all backgrounds, ages and skill levels to learn the exciting, new, non-contact sport of ultimate from professional caliber players and instructors.
In addition to teaching the rules and techniques of the sport, the PUA also focuses on skills in communication, sportsmanship, body awareness, self-advocacy and conflict resolution, all of which are core values in the sport of ultimate and integral to healthy youth development. Program attendance has increased more than 1,500% since its inception in 2020 and offerings include summer camp series, spring and summer afterschool programs, school vacation camps, weekend skills clinics, and advanced development programming. To learn more about the PUA, visit https://www.phoenixulti.com/collections/camps.
ABOUT THE AUDL
The American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL) was founded in 2012 and strives to maintain ultimate’s rich history. The league's 24 teams embody the robust spirit of ultimate's players, fans, and community alike. The AUDL's mission is to increase the visibility of one of North America’s fastest growing sports by creating affordable events for family and friends that showcase the sport being played at its highest level. For more information, visit www.theaudl.com.