Spring Reign (2012)

Event Type
Team Tournament
Event Start
Event End
Burlington, WA

Many thanks to all of the volunteers, coaches, parents, and players who made Spring Reign 2012 a success! Congratulations to the following winners:

Spirit of the Game Winners
  • High School A: Bush High School
  • High School B: Bellevue High School
  • High School C: St George/York House B
  • Middle School A: Island Pacific School A
  • Middle School B: Washington Middle School
  • Middle School C: Island Pacific School B
  • Elementary School: Whittier Elementary
Tournament Champions
  • High School A: Point Grey
  • High School B: St Thomas More
  • High School C: Eric Hamber B
  • Middle School A: Seattle Country Day School A
  • Middle School B: Aki Kurose
  • Middle School C: Charles Wright C
  • Elementary School: Three Cedars Waldorf

Spring Reign is the largest youth Ultimate tournament in the world, with coed divisions for elementary school, middle school, and high school teams. With teams from Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, California, British Columbia, Manitoba, 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 28-29, 2012. The elementary school tournament is a one-day tournament on Saturday, April 28. 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 on Saturday, and middle and high school teams will play 5-6 games during the weekend.

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 entertainment at the field 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 2012.


Each team must complete an online registration no later than March 16. 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). The Tournament Directors will select teams to be accepted into the tournament based on the selection criteria below.

  • Teams that are accepted will be notified via email on March 21. Accepted teams must confirm their attendance and submit payment no later than March 28.
  • Any spots not accepted will be offered to teams on the waitlist on March 29.
  • Paperwork is due on April 11. Teams not submitting paperwork by this date will not be included in the tournament schedule.
  • Final schedules will be posted on the website on April 18.
  • Note: The Tournament Directors can make exceptions to this timeline and process 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 2011 will be given priority.
  • Team Spirit. We still have the Spring Reign spirit rankings from 2011, 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 16 Bid deadline & scholarship applications due
March 21
Accepted teams & waitlisted teams notified
March 28
Payment & bid confirmation deadline for accepted teams
March 29
Waitlisted teams notified of updates to registration status
April 11
Paperwork due
April 15 Applications for Eligibility Review due for teams requesting exceptions to the Eligibility Rules
April 18 Schedules posted
April 27 Check-in for teams staying in Burlington (time/location TBA). Teams not staying in Burlington must check in on Saturday morning.
April 28-29 Spring Reign tournament weekend!


  • Payment for accepted teams is due on March 28. Scholarship applications are due on March 16.  For this event, scholarships will be awarded when teams are notified of their bid status on March 21.
  • Online payment by credit card will be permitted between March 21-28 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 21 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 $390. Payment online or by check.
Elementary School $195. Payment by check only.


The following pieces of paperwork will be required in order to participate in Spring Reign. The paperwork deadline is April 11. DiscNW prefers electronic copies of the paperwork, emailed to . If you need to submit hard copies, please mail them to DiscNW, Attn: Spring Reign, PO Box 85112, Seattle, WA 98145. Hard copies must still be received by the April 11 deadline.

  1. The coach must submit a signed DiscNW Youth Participation Agreement and Release and Concussion Information Sheet for each player on the roster. Coaches should keep their own hard copy of the first page of this packet and bring it to the tournament, since it contains a medical authorization which allows the coach to seek medical care for a player if the parent cannot be reached. Players who have already submitted a waiver for another 2012 event (e.g., spring youth leagues) do not need to submit a second waiver. Please alphabetize the player waivers by last name before submitting them.

  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 2012 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 Youth Team Roster, 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. Please alphabetize the player names by last name on the form.

Online Registration

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