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 this high 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
ARMS Purple Sapphire vs Hilltop
ARMS Antique Heather vs LGA
Four Rivers Girls vs Newton Girls
Cumberland vs Maplewood
Four Rivers Boys vs Falmouth
Northampton vs Ottoson
Game 2 start at 11:00 end at 12:15
ARMS Purple Sapphire vs Westborough
ARMS Antique Heather vs Sharon
PVCICS vs Newton Girls
Falmouth vs Ottoson
Westfield vs Hartsbrook
PVPA vs Needham
Game 3 start at 12:30 end at 1:45
Northampton vs Community Day
Cumberland vs Hilltop
Four Rivers Girls vs PVCICS
Four Rivers Boys vs Maplewood
Hartsbrook vs Needham
Newton Girls vs LGA
Game 4 start at 2:00 end at 3:15
ARMS Travel vs Maplewood
Cumberland vs Community Day
Ottoson vs Sharon
Four Rivers Boys vs Westfield
Falmouth vs Hartsbrook
PVPA vs Westborough
Game 5 start at 3:30 end at 4:45
ARMS Travel vs Westfield
Four Rivers Girls vs Sharon
Northampton vs Needham
PVCICS vs Westborough
Community Day vs LGA
PVPA vs Hilltop
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.