Who We Are


American Ultimate Academy (AUA) provides comprehensive training for Ultimate. Founded in 2017, AUA immediately partnered with Washington DC Parks and Recreation & Montgomery County Recreation to run youth Ultimate programs for their residents. 

Services include: 


*Virtual Camps

*Summer Camps


*Recreation Contracting

*National & International Clinics

*Private & Group Lessons

Rowan McDonnell Founder

Rowan McDonnell is a member of the USA National Ultimate Frisbee team.


He has dedicated his life to providing Ultimate Frisbee programs in recreation departments, schools, and summer camps.


Rowan enjoys sharing his professional experience as well as his joy for the sport to inspire the next generation of athletes in the sport.


Rowan has amassed over 1.5 million views on instructional videos and has pivoted his small business to virtual camps. 


In addition, he coaches the women’s Ultimate program at American University and has coached or assisted over a dozen youth teams in the DC Ultimate Community.

Accomplishments include:

*2020 National USA Ultimate Team

*2019 First Team All-East AUDL

*2018 AUDL MVP

*2018 All-AUDL First Team

*2018 Offensive Player of the Year Ultiworld

*2018 First Team Ultiworld All-Club

*2017 Second Team Ultiworld All-Club 

*2017 First Team All-East AUDL

*2014 & 2018 World Club Championships

AUA In Action

AUA / MoCo High School League

AUA Panama Clinic 2018

Coach Shino!

Learn to play. Learn to excel.

Kennilworth Rec Summer 2017

Fort Stanton Rec Summer 2017

Hot Yoga Fridays :)

Leadership Break Out Session 

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