Metro Middle School League

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Update [08/10/2018]: MS Metro League – 2018

2018 will be this league’s tenth anniversary. We are still in the planning stages, but we plan to host our first ever Girls-only division and Open (boys and girls) Advanced and Open Developmental divisions.

The Girls Only end of season tournament is tentatively scheduled for the weekend of October 27.

The Open end of season tournament will be held on Nov 3.

All players will have to register on AFDC Junior’s site (blue sombrero).

All teams will have to have a usau background-checked chaperone. This takes a couple of weeks so recruit someone now. Chaperone info here.

All adult coaches that have direct interaction with kids need to complete online SafeSport training. It costs $20, and takes about 1.5 hours. SafeSport info here. (This is a hs league requirement, too.)

There are no exceptions to these requirements. You must complete these requirements before playing your first game, or you will be excluded from round robin and end of season tournament scheduling. No kidding.

If you have players on free/reduced lunch, have them apply for a free usau membership now. That will cover the fee that AFDC collects. Info here.

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 and medical insurance.

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

– 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. 

Proposed Calendar:

August 15th: League Registration Opens for Blue Sombrero

– August 18th: Middle School Ultimate Jamboree, free for all middle schoolers

September 15th: Last day to register participants through Blue Sombrero

September 22th: “AFDC Round Robin” at Georgia Soccer Park. Exact times TBD.

October 20th: “AFDC Round Robin” at Georgia Soccer Park. Exact times TBD.

October 27th:  Girls-Only division End of Season Tournament at Piedmont Park, Active Oval, Exact times TBD.

November 3rd: Open divisions End of Season Tournament at GSP. Exact times TBD.

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

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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:

  • 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.
  • 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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