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 three 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?
For the most part, teams will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis.
How much does it cost?
The entry fee for the tournament is $100 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. One of your 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 five 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 8:45
Game 1 start at 9:10 end at 10:20
Tropical Heliconia vs PVCICS
Antique Sunset vs Community Day
Westfield vs Hilltown
Portland vs Andover
Four Rivers Girls vs Newton Girls
Game 2 start at 10:30 end at 11:40
Tropical Heliconia vs Falmouth
Antique Sunset vs Greeley
PVCICS vs Sharon
Hilltown vs Arlington
Newton Girls vs Hilltop
Game 3 start at 11:50 end at 1:00
Falmouth vs Needham
Portland vs Four Rivers Boys
Community Day vs Shady Hill
Newton Girls vs Westborough
Andover vs Four Rivers Girls
Game 4 start at 1:10 end at 2:20
ARMS Travel vs Westfield
Andover vs Sharon
Needham vs Newton
Community Day vs Greeley
Four Rivers Girls vs Westborough
Game 5 start at 2:30 end at 3:40
ARMS Travel vs Portland
Westfield vs Four Rivers Boys
Greeley vs Newton
Falmouth vs Shady Hill
Arlington vs Hilltop
Game 6 start at 3:50 end at 5:00
Hilltop vs Westborough
Four Rivers Boys vs Newton
Hilltown vs Sharon
PVCICS vs Shady Hill
Arlington vs Needham
5:10 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.
If both teams agree it is OK to skip half-time.
No soft cap.
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.