Spring Reign


Event Type
Team Tournament
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Spring Reign is the largest coed youth ultimate tournament in the world, with age divisions for elementary school (grades 3-5), middle school (grades 6-8), and high school (grades 9-12) teams. The tournament hosts school-based teams hailing from Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, California, British Columbia, Manitoba, and beyond, showcasing some of the best youth ultimate in the world!

Download the 2014 Spring Reign Program (.pdf - it's a large file).

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Tournament Information

Dates

 Middle & High School: April 26-27, 2014.

 Elementary School: Saturday, April 26, 2014.

Location
 Skagit River Park in Burlington, WA.  Tentative 2014 Field Map.

Competition Level

 Middle & High School: Multiple pools to accommodate various skill levels, ranging from novice to very experienced. 

 Elementary School: Intermediate to experienced teams.

Number of Games

 Middle & High School: 5-6 games.

 Elementary School: 3 games.

Amenities
  • Snacks, juice, & water provided.
  • Official tournament merchandise available for purchase.
  • Athletic Trainers on site.
  • Saturday dinner for players included in tourney fee.

Registration Information

Due to its popularity and limited field space, Spring Reign is strictly an invitational tournament. Unfortunately, we cannot accept every team that wants to attend. The goals of our registration process are transparency and fairness in determining which teams are accepted.

Process

  • Please see the Important Dates table below for deadlines, the timeline for invitations, and the application/payment schedule.
  • It is up to each school to make sure that a registration is completed for its team(s).
  • All teams registering by the March 12 deadline will be initially placed on the waitlist, and all registrations will be listed on the event web page. Please be patient; we add teams manually, so you may not see your team right away if you register during non-business hours.
  • The Tournament Directors will invite teams to the tournament based on the selection criteria below.
  • The Tournament Directors reserve the right to make exceptions to the process and timeline in special cases.
  • Please contact if you have any questions.

Selection Criteria

The Tournament Directors will consider all of the following criteria when assigning bids for the tournament. Teams that meet more of these criteria will be more likely to receive a bid.

  • Distance Traveled. Traveling teams who do not participate regularly in DiscNW leagues will be given priority in order to promote diversity at the tournament.
  • Service to the Sport. Teams with a demonstrated history of promoting the sport of ultimate will be given priority. This is especially important for local teams that do not meet the "Distance Traveled" criterion. Local teams who provide volunteers for the tournament and/or contribute positively to the Seattle ultimate community will be given priority.
  • Team Experience. Schools attending Spring Reign for the first time and teams who did not participate in last year's tournament will be given priority.
  • Team Spirit. We recommend reviewing the Spring Reign Spirit of the Game customs and processes. Tournament staff considers Spirit rankings from last year's Spring Reign, DiscNW staff and volunteer observations from the last year, any recent and applicable reports from opponents, and the team's registration essay. Teams who have struggled with Spirit in the last year should describe a concrete plan for improving their team culture, including examples of improvement, if available.
  • Team Maturity/Organization. This includes factors such as meeting deadlines, cooperating and communicating clearly with DiscNW staff/volunteers, and having a responsible and actively involved adult coach or chaperon.
  • Opportunities to Play. Preference will be given to teams who otherwise have few opportunities to compete against appropriate opponents.
  • Number of School Teams. Generally, a school's first team has a greater chance of getting a bid than another school's second (third, fourth, fifth, sixth) team. However, the criteria above are considered more strongly than this criterion.

Important Dates

February 12 Registration opens.
March 12
March 17
All registered teams will be notified by email of acceptance or waitlist status.
March 24
Payment & bid confirmation deadline for accepted teams.
March 25
Any spots not accepted via payment will be offered to teams on the waitlist.
April 10

Online roster, waivers, and coaching code of conduct (CCC) due. Start early! Teams not submitting paperwork by this date will not be included in the tournament schedule.

  • Roster must include at least 14 players (at least 6 of each gender) whose waivers are signed.
  • Players may be added later, but they should not play until they are added to the online roster and their waivers are signed.
  • Each team must submit a signed CCC for at least one coach who is 21 years of age or older.
April 16 Schedules posted.
April 25 Check-in for teams staying in Burlington (time/location TBA). Teams not staying in Burlington must check in on Saturday morning.
April 26-27 Spring Reign tournament weekend!

Fees & Payment

Please accept your bid and submit payment if you are confident of your ability to field a team at the tournament.  We traditionally have a waitlist of teams that wish to participate.  With sufficient notice, these teams can accept a bid to the tournament.  However, it is extremely difficult for the Tournament Directors to find a replacement team on short notice.  In order to deter teams from dropping from the tournament after submitting payment, we have instituted new refund deadlines for teams that chose to withdraw.

Payments must be made in US dollars.

Middle and High School $415. Payment online or by check.
Elementary School $220. Payment by check only.

  • Financial aid is available, with applications due on March 12. For this event, financial aid will be awarded when teams are notified of their bid status on March 17.
  • Online payment by credit card will be permitted between March 17-24 for middle and high school teams that have been accepted to the tournament.
  • Elementary school teams must pay by check since our website is not capable of handling multiple fee levels within a single event.
  • Teams that wish to submit payment prior to March 17 may mail a check payable to DiscNW. If the team's bid is not accepted, the check will be destroyed or returned. If the team's bid is accepted, the check will be cashed when the team confirms the bid.
  • Checks should be mailed to DiscNW at PO Box 85112, Seattle, WA, 98145. Label the check with your team name, age division, and "Spring Reign."

Online Registration

The application is quite involved, so we recommend reviewing the selection criteria, collecting information for all coaches/chaperons (e.g., name, age, and contact info), and generally knowing the composition of your team (e.g, grades, number of each gender, and experience) before registering. Don't worry; as long as you meet the March 12 registration deadline, the timing of your application will not affect your likelihood of being accepted to the tournament. In fact, a lack of thorough information on the application would be more likely to harm your chances of acceptance.

When online registration is open, a "Register Now" link will be visible directly below this sentence.