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  • March 30, 2020: The 2020 season has been cancelled.

Ultimate is a spring sport at the Middle School in Amherst. Spring Ultimate at ARMS consists of two concurrent programs:

  • An intramural league for all players (no cuts). Practices and games are on Mondays and Thursdays.
  • A Travel Team that will play against other schools. Travel Team players must also participate in the Intramural league. Practices and games are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and some weekends.

Click here for frequently asked questions and answers about the ARMS Ultimate 2020 season.

When and where do we play? The full schedule is posted on the 2020 Season page. All tryouts, practices and games are at Fort River Elementary School from 3:00 to 5:00 unless otherwise noted. ARMS students can take either bus #6 or bus #20 to Fort River.

How do I register? Spring Registration typically opens (online) at ARHS on February 1st, this is the link. Click on the ‘Register Now’ link to register. All students should register for ‘Boys & Girls – Intramural Ultimate.’ If you try out and are selected for the Travel Team you will need to pay an additional fee.

What Does It Cost?

  • Sixth Graders must register and pay through LSSE.
  • There is a fee of $59 to play in the ARMS Intramural League.  
  • Students who play on the Travel Team will pay an additional fee of $169 (total fee of $228).  
  • Reduced fees are available for students with a reduced lunch fee or a free lunch fee. 
  • Payments will be made directly to the ARHS Athletic Department.
  • Checks should be made out to ARHS Athletics.
  • The best way to register and pay is online (registrations typically
  • open on February 1st)
  • You can also register & pay in person at the ARHS Athletic Office.
  • Sixth Graders must register and pay through LSSE.

Sixth Graders are elegible to participate in the Intramural program. Registration is through LSSE, not through the school, typically beginning on March 1. Please see the FAQ for details.

About the Travel Team: Travel Team tryouts are held the first week of the season. Interested players must attend at least 2 tryout sessions and are encouraged to atted all three sessions. Click here for information on the Travel Team selection process.

Sports Physical Info: IMPORTANT! 7th and 8th graders must have a valid Sports Physical to participate in Middle School Ultimate. If you are unsure of your Sports Physical status, please contact the Middle School Nurse (413-362-1974).

Questions? If you are a parent or a player and you have questions about anything, please call Jim Pistrang (the coach) at 256-1737 or send him an email.

Here are some important dates in the 2020 season:

February 2020Spring Registration for ARMS students opens (online) at ARHS on February 1st, this is the link. Click on the ‘Register Now’ link to register. All students should register for ‘Boys & Girls – Intramural Ultimate.’ If you try out and are selected for the Travel Team you will need to pay an additional fee.
Monday, March 9Spring Sports Information Meeting for ARMS parents and students at ARHS
Monday, March 23First day of practice (All players) 
Tuesday, March 24Travel Team tryouts (must attend at least 2 and preferably 3 if you are trying out for the Travel Team)
Wednesday, March 25 (different time)Travel Team tryouts (must attend at least 2 and preferably 3 if you are trying out for the Travel Team)This is an early release day, so the tryouts will be from 12:30 to 3:00.
Thursday, March 26Practice for all players
Friday, March 27Travel Team tryouts (must attend at least 2 and preferably 3 if you are trying out for the Travel Team)
Mondays & ThursdaysIntramural Practices and Games (All players)
Tuesdays & WednesdaysTravel Team Practices & Games (Travel Team)
Saturday April 25Hotchkiss Tournament (Travel Team)
Saturday May 2 & Sunday May 3Amherst (High School) Invitational (Travel Team)
Saturday May 9Greenfield Tournament (Travel Team)
Sunday May 10Eaglebrook Tournament (tentative) (Travel Team)
Sunday May 17Amherst Middle School Invitational (All players in morning, Travel Team in afternoon)
Thursday May 21Intramural Finals (last day of Intramural season)
Sunday May 31State Tournament (Travel Team)
Saturday June 6 & Sunday June 7Trip to Maine! (Travel Team) (possibly June 13/14?)

Questions? Call Jim Pistrang (the coach) at 256-1737 or send him an email.

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