This spring we will be celebrating the 7th Annual Amherst Middle School Invitational Tournament.
The following teams will be attending:
- Amherst Regional Middle School Intramural Teams (coed, grades 7 thru 8)
- Amherst Regional Middle School Travel Team (coed, grades 7 thru 8)
- Amherst Regional High School Girls JVB (girls, grades 9 thru 10)
- Andover Middle School
- Belchertown Middle School (coed, grades 6 thru 8)
- Eaglebrook School of Deerfield A Team (boys, grades 6 thru 9)
- Eaglebrook School of Deerfield B Team (boys, grades 6 thru 9)
- Four Rivers Charter School
- Foxboro Warriors (boys grades 7 thru 8)
- Granby Middle School
- Greenfield Middle School (coed, grades 6 thru 8)
- Hilltown Charter School (coed, grades 6 thru 8)
- Hartsbrook School (coed, grades 6 thru 9)
If you want to come to the tournament, you must let us know by phone, mail, or email by April 16, 2004. You can mail in your $25 entry fee, or bring it on the day of the tournament. Checks should be made out to Jim Pistrang (not Amherst Middle School).
Things we need to know:
Adult Contact name, phone number, mailing address, email address
School name and/or team name
Age range of players on team
Number of players on team
Coed or single-sex
Do you want to stay over in Amherst on the Saturday night prior to the tournament
Tournament Frequently Asked Questions
When is the tournament?
The tournament will take place on Sunday, May 16, 2004.
Where is the tournament?
The tournament will take place on the playing fields of Amherst Regional High School.
Who is allowed to play in the tournament?
This is a tournament for Middle School teams. Teams with 9th graders are permitted, and both coed and single-sex teams are OK. Our preference is for single-school teams, but composite teams are accepted as well.
Who is in charge of this tournament?
The director of the Amherst Middle School Invitational is Jim Pistrang (coach, Amherst Regional Middle School Ultimate). All decisions regarding eligibility, acceptance of bids, seeding, and rules will be made by Jim.
A staff of adult volunteers will help supervise the tournament.
How do you decide which bids to accept?
At this point, we will accept anyone who wants to come!
How much does it cost?
The entry fee for the tournament is $25 per team.
What do we get for our money?
We will provide water, a disc, and a Team Box for each team, containing fruit and bagels.
Can we stay overnight in Amherst?
If you are traveling from far away, we may be able to arrange housing on Saturday night at the home of an Amherst team member. We will need advance notice by April 16 if you need housing.
Do we need an adult chaperone?
Absolutely. You must have an adult chaperone if you want to play in the tournament, and the chaperone must be with your team for the entire time.
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Tournament Format and Schedule
The tournament will be played on five fields. In the morning (Games 1 and 2) the visiting teams will play against the Amherst Middle School Intramural teams. In the afternoon (Games 3 and 4) the visiting teams will play against each other and against the Amherst Middle School Travel Team.
Due to the time and field limits, there will not be a ‘championship game’ at the end of the tournament. There will be an SOTG award at the end of the tournament, based on voting by all teams.
Visiting teams will play two or three games. All efforts will be made to schedule games that are fair and competitive.
Each team will choose three players to participate in the Coaches vs All-Stars game at 1:00.
The tournament schedule is as follows:
Captains Meeting at 9:30 (all teams)
Game 1 start at 10:00 cap at 11:00
Field 1 ARMS Yellow vs. Eaglebrook A
Field 2 ARMS Blue vs. Hilltown
Field 3 ARMS Green vs. Foxboro
Field 4 ARMS Red vs. Belchertown
Field 5 Hartsbrook vs. Andover
Game 2 start at 11:30 cap at 12:30
Field 1 ARMS Yellow vs. Andover
Field 2 ARMS Blue vs. Granby
Field 3 ARMS Green vs. 4 Rivers
Field 4 ARMS Red vs. Greenfield
Field 5 Eaglebrook B vs. Girls JVB
Coaches vs All-Stars 1:00 to 1:30 (Field 1)
each team will choose 3 players to be on the ‘All-Star’ team
Game 3 start at 1:45 cap at 2:45
Field 1 ARMS Travel vs. Eaglebrook A
Field 2 Hilltown vs. Hartsbrook
Field 3 Girls JVB vs. Greenfield
Field 4 Belchertown vs. Foxboro
Field 5 4 Rivers vs. Granby
Game 4 start at 3:15 cap at 4:15
Field 1 ARMS Travel vs. Hilltown
Field 2 4 Rivers vs. Hartsbrook
Field 3 Eaglebrook B vs. Belchertown
Field 4 Girls JVB vs. Andover
Field 5 Foxboro vs. Greenfield
4:30 SOTG Award
Games will be played to 13.
A 5 minute half-time will take place when the first team reaches 7 or 40 minutes after the scheduled Start Time, whichever comes first.
Game will be capped at two above the high score at the listed cap time (1 hour after the start time).
Each team is allowed one two-minute time out per half plus one floating time out.
Please keep set-up time between points to a minimum, since the games are short.