Spring Reign (2011)


Event Type
Team Tournament
Event Start
Event End
Location
Burlington, WA
Contact

Many thanks to all of the volunteers, coaches, parents, and players who made Spring Reign 2011 the best ever!  Congratulations to the following winners:

Spirit of the Game Winners
  • High School A: Boise High School
  • High School B: Roosevelt High School (B)
  • High School C: Mission Valley Christian Academy
  • Middle School A: Stratford Hall
  • Middle School B: Charles Wright Academy (C)
  • Middle School C: Island Pacific School (C)
  • Elementary School: University Cooperative School
Tournament Champions
  • High School A: St George's / York House
  • High School B: Sentinel
  • High School C: Charles Wright Academy
  • Middle School A: Seattle Waldorf / Bright Water Waldorf
  • Middle School B: Salmon Bay
  • Middle School C: Seattle Country Day School
  • Elementary School: Wallingford

Welcome to Spring Reign, the largest youth ultimate tournament in the world! Spring Reign is a coed tournament with divisions for elementary school, middle school, and high school teams. With teams from Washington, Oregon, California, British Columbia, Manitoba, Alberta, and beyond, this tournament will showcase some of the best competition in the Northwest!




Tournament Information

The middle and high school tournaments will take place on April 30 - May 1, 2011. The elementary school tournament is a one-day tournament (3 games) on Saturday, April 30. All three divisions play at the Skagit River Park in Burlington, WA. The middle and high school divisions will be split into multiple pools to accommodate various skill levels.

Elementary school teams will play 3 games, and middle and high school teams will play 5-6 games during the weekend.  It has been a rainy spring; if field conditions are poor, some teams may play games at an alternative field site. 

Snacks and water will be provided for all players on both days of the tournament. Official tournament merchandise will be available for purchase. There will be an Athletic Trainer on site. Saturday afternoon will feature a club showcase game and free dinner for the players.

Registration Information

Spring Reign is a very popular tournament. As a result, we cannot accept every team that wants to attend. The goals of our registration process are transparency and providing a fair method for determining which teams are accepted to Spring Reign 2011.

Process

  1. Each team must complete an online registration no later than March 31. All teams will initially be placed on the waitlist, and all registrations will be listed on the event web page. It is up to each school to make sure that a registration is completed for its team(s).
  2. The Tournament Directors will select teams to be accepted into the tournament based on the selection criteria below.
  3. Teams that are accepted will be notified via email on April 4. Accepted teams must confirm their attendance and submit payment no later than April 10.
  4. Any spots not accepted will be offered to teams on the waitlist on April 11.
  5. Final schedules will be posted on the website on April 20.
  6. Note: The Tournament Directors can make exceptions to this timeline and process in special cases. Please contact if you have any questions.
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 don’t 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 2010 will be given priority.
  • Team Spirit. We still have the Spring Reign spirit rankings from 2010, and they will be considered.
  • Team Maturity/Organization. This includes factors such as meeting deadlines, cooperating and communicating clearly with DiscNW staff/volunteers, and having a responsible adult coach.
  • 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

March 31 Bid deadline
April 4 Accepted teams & waitlisted teams notified
April 10 Payment & bid confirmation deadline for accepted teams
April 11 Waitlisted teams notified
April 20 Schedules posted
April 22 Rosters, waivers, and coaching code of conducts due
April 29 Check-in for teams staying in Burlington (7-9pm at Best Western Cottontree Inn)
April 30-May 1 Spring Reign tournament weekend!

Payment

  • Payment for accepted teams is due on April 10. Scholarship applications are due on March 31.
  • Online payment by credit card will be permitted between April 4-10 for middle and high school teams that have been accepted to the tournament. Elementary school teams must pay by check since our website isn't capable of handling multiple levels of fees within a single event.
  • Teams that wish to submit payment prior to April 4 may mail a check payable to DiscNW. If the team's bid is not accepted, the check will destroyed or returned. If the team's bid is accepted, the check will be cashed when the team confirms the bid.
  • Payments must be made in US dollars.
  • Checks should be mailed to DiscNW at PO Box 85112, Seattle, WA 98145. Label the check with your team name, division, and "Spring Reign."
Middle and High School $375. Payment online or by check.
Elementary School $195. Payment by check only.

Paperwork

The following pieces of paperwork will be required in order to participate in Spring Reign. Information about paperwork deadlines and the tournament check-in process will be emailed to accepted teams on April 4.
  1. All players must complete a DiscNW Waiver. Please note that this is a new waiver for 2011. Please make sure you are signing the waiver that states it was "Revised December 2010" in the header. Players who have already submitted a DiscNW waiver for another 2011 event (e.g., spring youth leagues) do not need to submit a second waiver.

    Note that there are three pages to the waiver; page 1 is the DiscNW Participation Agreement and Release and pages 2-3 are the Concussion Information Sheet, which are required by the Zackery Lystedt Law. Signatures are required on pages 1 and 3. We ask that all coaches keep a copy of the first page, which includes a medical authorization, in case they need to seek care for a child in the parents' absence.

  2. All coaches will be required to sign a Coaching Code of Conduct (CCC) form, which outlines coaches' responsibilities while participating in DiscNW events, and which signifies that they have been educated as to the nature and risk of concussions and head injuries. The training can be found here, in the table row labeled "Coaches." Coaches who have already submitted a CCC for another 2011 event (e.g., spring youth leagues) do not need to submit a second CCC.

  3. Each team must submit a team roster. You may use the DiscNW roster form or the roster may be in your own format, but it must include the name of the event, the year of the event, the school and team names, and the full names, grades, and genders of all players.

Online Registration

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