This spring we will be celebrating the 22nd Annual Amherst Middle School Invitational Tournament.
The following teams will be attending:
ARMS Travel Team (Amherst)
ARMS Intramurals (Amherst)
Four Rivers Boys (Greenfield)
Four Rivers Girls (Greenfield)
Community Day Charter Public School (Lawrence)
Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School
Brown Middle School (Newton)
Westborough Recreation Department
Hilltown Charter (Easthampton)
Hartsbrook School (Hadley)
Let’s Go Alumni! (unaffiliated Northampton)
Jabish Brook Middle School (Belchertown)
The teams are listed in the order in which their bids have been received. We may end up with a wait list, so please submit your bid asap. We will accept a total of up to 24 teams (including the Amherst and Four Rivers teams).
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No players beyond 8th grade may play in the tournament.
The tournament will take place on Saturday, May 14 2022.
Where is the tournament?
The tournament will take place in Greenfield MA on the playing fields at One College Drive, Greenfield, Massachusetts.
Who is allowed to play in the tournament?
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.
Why does it cost more this year?
Actually this is lower than the 2018 fee!
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. Your fee also covers other expenses related to the tournament.
Do we need an adult chaperone?
Absolutely. Your team 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 play at least three games.
What is the format of the tournament?
There is not a ‘championship’ format. Participating teams will play against teams that are at about the same level in terms of age and experience.