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 $120 per team.
Why does it cost more this year?
We have been asked to contribute money for field upkeep. The extra $20 will go towards a fund to maintain the fields.
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. We also need to pay for a custodian in order 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 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 8:45
schedule as of 8:40 pm May 20, 2017
Game 1 start at 9:10 end at 10:20
ARMS SafetySunset vs Portland
ARMS HthrBerry vs Shady Hill
Four Rivers Girls vs Newton Girls
FA Day B vs Hilltown
Hartsbrook vs Roosevelt
PVCICS vs Greely
Game 2 start at 10:30 end at 11:40
ARMS SafetySunset vs Westborough
ARMS HthrBerry vs Greely
Newton Girls vs Hilltown
Hartsbrook vs FA Day A
CDCPS vs Andover
Game 3 start at 11:50 end at 1:00
Portland vs Four Rivers Boys
Greely vs Westfield
Newton Girls vs Andover
PVCICS vs FA Day B
Falmouth vs Sharon
Roosevelt vs Shady Hill
Game 4 start at 1:10 end at 2:20
ARMS vs Westfield
FA Day A vs Four Rivers Boys
Four Rivers Girls vs Roosevelt
Sharon vs Ottison
Westborough vs Northampton
Hilltown vs Falmouth
Game 5 start at 2:30 end at 3:40
ARMS vs Greely
Four Rivers Boys vs Westfield
Four Rivers Girls vs Andover
FA Day B vs CDCPS
Ottison vs Portland
Falmouth vs Northampton
Game 6 start at 3:50 end at 5:00
FA Day A vs Northampton
Hartsbrook vs Westborough
Andover vs PVCICS
Ottison vs CDCPS
Shady Hill vs Sharon
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.