Dates are set for December 17-20
May 3, 2021 by Charlie Eisenhood in News with 0 comments
The 2021 USA Ultimate College Championships will be held in Norco, California, about an hour east of Los Angeles, on December 17-20, USA Ultimate announced today. It marks the first time that a College Championships event will be held on the West Coast since Corvallis, OR, hosted the tournament in 2005.
The field site — the Silverlake Sports Complex — has hosted multiple ultimate events, including Club Sectionals and Regionals, and will be the home of this August’s Select Flight Invite. It further adds to a busy schedule of ultimate events in southern California, which includes the Club Championships in San Diego in October and the Beach World Championships in Huntington Beach in April 2022.
“We are very excited to be heading to Norco and to work with our great teammates at California Ultimate,” said USAU CEO Tom Crawford in a statement. “While this is going to be a different style of event compared to our traditional college championships, we think the atmosphere and energy has the potential to be off the charts and that bringing the divisions together for the first time will lead to an especially fun, competitive and unique national championship. SilverLakes is an ideal venue and will help create an amazing environment… college ultimate is back!”
In late April, USAU announced guidelines for the upcoming fall college season, which includes significant eligibility rule relaxation, flexible scheduling, and a temporary return to size bids to encourage participation.
The College Series will begin in October with Conference play, followed by Regionals in November, and then the College Championships in mid-December.