FAQ

Amherst Middle School Ultimate Fall 2023 Frequently Asked Questions 

Send an email to Jim Pistrang if you want to be on the spring 2023 email list 

I have never played Ultimate before, does that matter? 

Not at all. Every year about 1/3 of the players are brand new to the sport. 

Who is the coach? 

Jim Pistrang has been coaching ARMS Ultimate since 1994. See the end of this page for contact information. Other coaches are:

  • Chris Cianfrani
  • Chaitanya Deshpande
  • Gabe Reif
  • John Hoover
  • Heather Sheldon
  • Becky Marshall
  • Ben Haugsjaahabink

Can 5th and 6th Graders Play? 

Yes! The fall program is open to players in 5th through 8th grade.

How do I sign up??
7th & 8th Grade: Spring Registration is through the ARHS Athletic Department. Registration will open in February 2023. All students should register for ‘Boys & Girls – Intramural Ultimate.’  If you try out and are selected for the Travel Team you will need to pay an additional fee.

5th & 6th Grade: Fifth and Sixth Graders are eligible to participate in the Intramural program. Registration is through Amherst Recreation (formerly LSSE), not through the school. Registration will open in February 2023.

What is the deadline for registration??
We will accept registrations until the third week of March. But please remember, an early registration is still the best approach! 

When and where are practices and games?
Clinic practices and games are on Mondays and Thursdays at Fort River Elementary School from 4:00 to 6:00

How do I get to Fort River?
ARMS Students: 
If school is in session players may take a school bus, which will let you off at Fort River. Players should take bus #15 or #20.
All othersParents must provide transportation to Fort River.

When does the season start?
The first practice is on Monday, March 20, 2023.

What do I need to bring to practices and games?
Always bring a water bottle. Cleats are highly recommended. Dress in layers s the weather gets cooler.

Do I need to bring a frisbee?
You do not need to bering your own frisbee, we have plenty of practice discs. We WILL have new 2023 ARMS discs for sale at a discount price of $8.

Still have questions?
Contact the coach:
Jim Pistrang – 256-1737 (home) – 413-237-5710 (cell) – Jim Pistrang (email) 

Updated November 23, 2022