USA Ultimate's Youth Club Championships has been the pinnacle of youth ultimate since its inaugural year in 2005. Beginning in 2010, the Bay Area began sending all-star teams to this tournament to represent the Bay Area’s best. Teams from the Bay Area has already claimed gold three times — most recently in 2017, when the Happy Cows were crowned champions of the U20 Mixed division. Additionally, Belly of the Beast won the Team Spirit Award in 2018 and California Current won it in 2023.
The Efe Ustenci Scholarship Fund was established in 2016 to honor the memory of Efe Ustenci, a Berkeley High student who passed away shortly after graduation. Efe was an incredible player, leader, and friend in the ultimate community.
Each year, Efe Ustenci Scholarship covers expenses for 2 YCC players who embody exceptional spirit of the game, leadership, and compassion. These awards fully cover the costs of playing at the Youth Club Championships.
2022 — Muhammad A. and Leslie M-S.
2023 — Kate H. and Zulqarnain S.