This is a tournament for Middle School teams. No players beyond 8th grade may play in the tournament. Both coed and single-gender teams are OK. Our preference is for single-school teams, but composite teams may be accepted with the permission of the TD.
Is this tournament appropriate for my team ?
There will be teams at the tournament representing all levels of play, from brand-new teams with no experience to teams that play at a high level (for middle school). The tournament does not have a traditional ‘championship’ format – instead, your team will play games against other teams that are at a similar level of experience and ability.
Who is in charge of the 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, but space may be limited, so contact me asap and reserve a space.
How much does it cost?
The entry fee for the tournament is $75 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. A trainer will be on-site for the entire day. The fee is higher this year because we are paying to keep the school bathrooms open.
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.
How many games will my team play?
Visiting teams will generally play three games. If a team wants to play four games we may be able to accommodate them, and if a team only wants to play two games that is OK. One or two games may be against one of the Amherst Middle School intramural teams.
What is the format of the tournament?
There is not a ‘championship’ format. Visiting teams will play against teams that are at about the same level in terms of age and experience.
Tournament Format and Schedule
The tournament will be played on six fields.
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 three games. All efforts will be made to schedule games that are fair and competitive.
Captains’ Meeting at 9:00
Game 1 start at 9:30 end at 10:45
Dark Sky vs Hilltown
Lazalea vs Hilltop
Cumberland vs Eaglebrook
CHS vs Four Rivers Boys
Westborough vs Four Rivers Girls
Hartsbrook vs Westfield 1
Game 2 start at 11:00 end at 12:15
Dark Sky vs Rhode Island
Lazalea vs Community Day
Westfield 2 vs Hilltown
Hartsbrook vs Cumberland
CHS vs Northampton
Ottison vs Newton Girls
Game 3 start at 12:30 end at 1:45
Eaglebrook vs Rhode Island
Westfield A vs Community Day
Four Rivers Boys vs Ottison
PVPA Boys vs Northampton
Westfield B vs Westborough
Four Rivers Girls vs PVPA Girls
Game 4 start at 2:00 end at 3:15
ARMS Travel vs CHS
Cumberland vs Rhode Island
Four Rivers Boys vs PVPA Boys
Westborough vs Community Day
Hilltop vs Westfield B
PVPA Girls vs Newton Girls
Game 5 start at 3:30 end at 4:45
ARMS Travel vs Westfield A
Hartsbrook vs Northampton
PVPA Boys vs Hilltop
Hilltown vs PVPA Girl
Eaglebrook vs Ottison
Four Rivers Girls vs Newton Girls
4:45 SOTG Award
Games will be played to 13.
A 5 minute half-time will take place when the first team reaches 7 or 30 minutes after the scheduled Start Time, whichever comes first.
Game will be soft capped at two above the high score at 10 minutes before the end time.
Game will be hard capped at the end time.
Each team is allowed one two-minute time out per half.
Please keep set-up time between points to a minimum, since the games are short.