Metro Middle School League

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Update [06/27/2017]: MS Metro League – 2017

Gender Ratio:

– For the End of Season tournament on November 4th, there will be a mandatory 5/2 gender ratio requirement in both “Advanced” and “Developmental” divisions. There will be an automatic point penalty if a team is unable to field the mandated ratio.

– For the regular season (including AFDC “Round Robins”), teams failing to meet gender ratios may still compete against each other or against mixed teams if the mixed team agrees to conditions of play beforehand.

Free Agents (students who want to play, but no school team exists):

– Free agents may play for a team of their choosing (assuming the team is willing to accept them). We hope this will make it easier for teams to recruit participants, especially girls if female participation is an issue at your school.

AFDC Resources:

– Through our registration all participants are covered by USAU’s liability insurance. 

– AFDC hosts Round Robins, Learn-to-Play clinics, and End of Season tournament.

– Coaching instruction via Coaching Development workshop.

– Teams may use our non-profit rate to rent City of Atlanta fields, teams also receive a discount from SPIN ultimate apparel company through league participation.

– We are happy to help with any questions/concerns your team may have. While we may not be always be able to solve the problem we can always provide information and point you in the right direction. Contact afdcexec@gmail.com

Proposed Calendar:

August 1st: Registration Opens for Blue Sombrero, more important that teams get registered (individuals can fill at later dates).

August 20th and 27th: Learn-to-Play Clinics at Piedmont Park from 2-4pm; open to all youth in grades 5-12. Free for participants.

August 26th: Coaching Development Day (2 hours, 1 additional hour of optionalfieldwork). Mandatory unless one or more coaches is CDP certified through USAU.

September 29th: Last day to register participants through Blue Sombrero

September 30th: “AFDC Round Robin” at Piedmont Park (2-8pm)**                        

Girls Only Event beforehand (11am-2pm)**

October 21st: “AFDC Round Robin” at Piedmont Park (2-8pm)**                                

Girls Only Event beforehand (11am-2pm)*

November 4th: End of Season Tournament (9am-5pm)        

 *Time and location TBD, more info will be announced soon.

**I will send out another email in August with instructions on how to sign up your team for these events. Schedules may vary some depending on how many teams we get for each division

The AFDC Juniors Metro Middle School League is a school-based league: schools organize their own teams and play against teams from other schools. The Metro Middle School League and the End of Season tournament are both sanctioned by USA Ultimate, the National Governing Body for the sport of Ultimate in the United States.

 

Questions?? Contact Metro Middle School League Coordinator

Participating 2015 Schools (click for email contact)

Team Requirements: (for team organizers & managers)

  • Each player has to provide an AFDC waiver through online registration.
  • Each player has to provide a Medical Authorization form (link). Where it prompts for Name of chaperone, put “Authorized Team Chaperone”. Retain these for your team in your event notebook.
  • Each player has to pay AFDC to cover a 2017 USAU Affiliate membership.
  • Provide a chaperone who completes an NCSI background check (link). One team chaperone must attend each game.
  • Home team maintains & keeps an event notebook at each game.

Rules Overview:

  • Schools schedule their own games with other schools
  • Games: 75 minute cap, games to 13, 5 minute half at 7, 1 two minute timeout per half, at time cap, game over after point in progress is completed.  If tied at that point, play 1 more point to break tie.
  • Coaches should report their team’s SOTG (link) score for their opponent when they post the game’s score.

Schedules/Records/Spirit-Scores:

TBA

League Benefits:

  • No league participation fee
  • USAU general liability & medical insurance coverage for all registered participants & volunteers
  • USAU Insurance certificate for each facility
  • USAU Play it Forward (link) financial assistance for players
  • AFDC Grants (link) financial assistance for playersics ulty 1
  • AFDC reimburses for two NEW chaperones per school. $21.50 per chaperone
  • AFDC reimburses for new player clinics at each school. These are in-school programs targeting players not on the school competition/traveling teams. (e.g. Learn to play clinics) $200 + gifts
  • League End of Season Tournament trainer allowance. $250
  • Georgia Soccer Park (GSP) fees for EoS or midseason round robin event. $500
  • GSP field rental access
  • Field rental discounts (City of Atlanta, GSP, Piedmont park, Dekalb County parks)
  • AFDC reimburses for one USA Coaching Certification per team. $82.50
  • $6 Discraft Ultrastar (4-6 week turnaround on league order)
  • Spin Ultimate discounts (eg, 15% discount online orders, jersey pricing, etc)

Questions?? Contact Metro Middle School League Coordinator

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