Who We Are

American Ultimate Academy (AUA) provides opportunities for youth to play and learn Ultimate Frisbee. Founded in 2017 by Team USA player Rowan McDonnell, AUA currently runs programs for new and experienced players in Washington DC, Maryland & Virginia.


Rowan McDonnell Founder

Rowan McDonnell is a member of the USA National Ultimate Frisbee team and captain of the DC Breeze. 


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.


In addition to his playing career, he coaches the women’s Ultimate program at American University and has coached or assisted over a dozen youth teams in the DMV 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 / MoCo High School League

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AUA Panama Clinic 2018

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