2022 California High School State Championships

After a two year hiatus, California High School State Championships are back! California Ultimate is excited to host both the Girl’s and Open divisions on May 14-15, 2022 in northern California. At this time we – with the help of our USAU Youth State Competition Coordinator Jacob Barr – are accepting expressions of interest so we can ensure we have fields and formats that can accommodate all teams that wish to participate.

2022 CA Open HS State Championship Spirit Scores

Teams rank each other (and do a self reflection) on: Rules Knowledge & Use, Fouls & Body Contact, Fair-Mindedness, Attitude, and Communication. All scores are averages rounded to the nearest tenth. Division winners are in bold.
Berkeley (Upper)D12.
El CerritoD13.
Oakland TechD12.
Berkeley (Freshman)D22.
Berkeley (JV)D22.
de ToledoD20.
Santa BarbaraD22.


Date:  Girls’ Division – May 14
           Open Divisions 1 & 2 – May 14-15, 2022

Time Expectations (subject to change, and not including warm-up before games start):

  • Saturday – 9:00AM-5:00PM
  • Sunday – 8:30AM-4:00PM
  • Award Ceremony – 4:00PM-4:30PM

Field Site: Cherry Island Soccer Complex, 2429 U St, Rio Linda, CA 95673
                  *Note: the facility collects a $10 parking fee per car

Backup Host City: Tracy (in case of weather or additional interest)

Divisions: Div I, Div II, & Developmental teams are all welcome, however we will be combining several divisions based on the number of teams expressing interest.

  • D2 & Developmental Girls’ teams will play in Girls’ D1
  • D2 & Developmental Boys’ teams will be combined with D1 for Saturday pool play. On Sunday teams will be sorted into D1 & D2 Championship brackets

Teams: Up to 8 Girls’ teams; Up to 20 Open teams

Official Hotel: La Quinta by Wyndham Sacramento North is 15 minutes from the fields and our special event rate of $139/night is for either a king bed or two doubles and includes breakfast and free WiFi; cancellation is available up to 24hr before the event

Official team bids are now due: Team bids are accepted on a first come first serve basis with priority going to teams that register on USAU’s team management system and pay their team fee before April 29, 2022 if they previously filled out the Expression of Interest form. Bids are considered received after the team has registered via USAU and the team fee payment has been received (or proof of payment request has been shared with the TD).

Fees: CUA has adopted a pricing structure that includes a team fee and an additional player fee to ensure our event costs get covered while providing a more equitable price to smaller (and frequently newer) teams. Additional player fees can be paid any time before May 7.

Steps & Fees Girls' Div (1 Day) Open Div (2 Days) DUE BY
April 29, 2022
Team Fee (covers first 10 players)
April 29, 2022
May 7, 2022
Additional Rostered Player Fees
May 7, 2022

Financial Aid: CUA highly encourages individuals to apply for financial support if they are unable to pay part or all of the event fees. We want to make sure that our sport is accessible to everyone. If your team or a player has financial barriers please look into and act on the following:

  • The Play It Forward program provides free USA Ultimate memberships to new youth players with financial barriers. Apply by clicking here.
  • The Delrico Johnson Fund provides free USA Ultimate memberships to new BIPOC youth and college players. To apply, the new player can simply start setting up their USAU account on the website; they are then automatically qualified after filling out the demographic section.
  • Email us prior to registering for the event so we can seek and provide the support your team needs.

Rough Timeline for Team Admins:

  • (Updated) March 2 to April 11 – Expression of Interest collection to determine rough event size
  • (Updated) April 12 – CUA & SYCC will announce which divisions are being contested
  • (Updated) April 13 or earlier – Official site(s) announced
  • (Updated) April 13 to April 29 – Official team bids are due
  • (Updated) April 13 – Player fee announced and payment portal opened
  • (Updated) April 13 to May 6 – Ensure your entire roster is in good standing with USAU and listed on your Event Roster, including coaches’ and chaperones’ certifications and background checks (these can take up to two weeks to process so start early!)
  • (Updated) April 14 – Hotel deal listed
  • (Updated) May 7 – Last day to submit your additional player fees without a late fee
  • May 11 – Schedule posted
  • May 14-15, 2022 – CA High School State Championships

Important Future Links:

  • (Coming soon) Fields, Directions, & Parking Information
  • (Coming in May) Schedule & Scores
  • (Coming soon) HS States Eligibility Exception Application