This spring we will be celebrating the 8th Annual Amherst Middle School Invitational Tournament.
The following teams will be attending (this is a partial list…):
- Amherst Regional Middle School Intramural Teams (coed, grades 7 thru 8)
- Andover Middle School
- Amherst Regional Middle School Travel Team (coed, grades 7 thru 8)
- Amherst Regional High School Girls JVB (girls, grades 9 thru 10)
- Belchertown Middle School (coed, grades 6 thru 8)
- Eaglebrook School
- Four Rivers Charter School Middle School Team
- Foxboro Warriors (boys grades 7 thru 8)
- Granby Middle School
- Hartsbrook School
- Hilltown Charter School (coed, grades 6 thru 8)
- PVPA Middle School
If you want to come to the tournament, you must let us know by phone, mail, or email by April 15, 2005. 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
Tournament Frequently Asked Questions
When is the tournament?The tournament will take place on Sunday, May 15, 2005.
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.
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.return to top of page
Tournament Format and Schedule
Tournament FormatThe 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 or four games. All efforts will be made to schedule games that are fair and competitive. Each team will choose two players to participate in the Coaches vs All-Stars game at 1:00. The tournament schedule is as follows:
Game 1 start at 10:00 cap at 11:00
Field 1 ARMS Yellow vs. Four Rivers
Field 2 ARMS Blue vs. Granby
Field 3 ARMS Green vs. Girls JVB
Field 4 ARMS Red vs. Belchertown
Field 5 Hartsbrook vs. Eaglebrook
Bye: Andover, Foxboro, Hilltown, PVPA
Game 2 start at 11:30 cap at 12:30
Field 1 ARMS Yellow vs. Andover
Field 2 ARMS Blue vs. Hilltown
Field 3 ARMS Green vs. PVPA
Field 4 ARMS Red vs. Eaglebrook
Field 5 Hartsbrook vs. Foxboro
Bye: Four Rivers, Granby, Girls JVB, Belchertown
Coaches vs All-Stars 1:00 to 1:30 (Field 1)
Game 3 start at 1:45 cap at 2:45
Field 1 ARMS Travel vs. Foxboro
Field 2 Andover vs. Hilltown
Field 3 Hartsbrook vs. PVPA
Field 4 Girls JVB vs. Belchertown
Field 5 Four Rivers vs. Granby
Game 4 start at 3:15 cap at 4:15
Field 1 ARMS Travel vs. Four Rivers
Field 2 Andover vs. Girls JVB
Field 3 Belchertown vs. PVPA
Field 4 Foxboro vs. Hilltown
Field 5 Eaglebrook vs. Granby
4:30 SOTG Award