Spring Jam (2012)
- Event Type
- Team Tournament
- Event Start
- Event End
- Lakewood, WA
Spring Jam is a single-gender youth team tournament taking place at Fort Steilacoom in Lakewood, WA, on June 2.
Who Should Attend?
There are four divisions:
- Middle school girls (new in 2012!)
- Middle school boys (new in 2012!)
- High school boys
- High school girls
This tournament is intended for novice or intermediate single-gender teams, or coed teams who want to try single-gender play for a day.
This is a school-based tournament, meaning that all players on a team should attend the same school. However, because it is a late season tournament, this rule is flexible. For Spring Jam, teams made up of players from more than one school will not be required to apply for an exception to the Eligibility Rules. They need only notify the Tournament Director (TD) of their situation at the time of registration, or by email before the tournament. To maintain the integrity of competition, please limit the number of schools represented on one team (no all-star teams, please). Consortium teams will be accepted at the discretion of the Tournament Director.
Registration and Important Dates:
The registration fee is $125 per team. Scholarships are available for teams with financial need.
Registration will open December 16 and is due by May 13. All teams will initially be waitlisted and will be notified of their bid status by May 20. Bids will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please review the paperwork requirements in the Rules section below.
If registration is open, a "Register Now" link will be available directly below this sentence.
- Games will be played by the Official Rules of Ultimate, 11th Edition.
- This is a school-based tournament, meaning that all players on a team should attend the same school. Consortium teams will be accepted only at the discretion of the Tournament Director. For Spring Jam, teams made up of players from more than one school will not be required to apply for an official exception to the Eligibility Rules. However, they must request permission from the Tournament Director (TD) at the time of registration, or by email before the tournament.
- All teams must have an adult coach or active adult supervision! The coach must be at least 21 years of age and will need to complete the DiscNW Coaching Code of Conduct (CCC), which includes training in the management of head injuries and concussions. Coaches who have already submitted a CCC for another 2012 event (e.g., spring youth leagues) do not need to submit a second CCC.
- 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 and practices, 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.
- 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.
DiscNW prefers to receive scanned versions of the paperwork by email before the tournament (), but if you need to to submit hard copies, you may do so on the morning of the event. Any team that fails to submit its paperwork before play will not be permitted to participate.