On behalf of the organizing committee, thank you for your interest in Paideia Cup XIV, our tournament’s 14th year! High school boys’ and girls’ teams from across the country look forward to competing for the Paideia Cup – a symbol representing the best in youth Ultimate spirit and competition. More important, we have the opportunity to create another exciting and fun event. As you consider submitting a bid, we hope we can answer any questions you may have.
Paideia Cup XIV will take place on April 27-28, 2019 at Atlanta Silverbacks Park.
Atlanta Silverbacks Park, 3200 Atlanta Silverbacks Way, Atlanta, GA 30340
Paideia Cup will be held at Atlanta Silverbacks Park, located in northeast Atlanta, near the intersection of I-85 and I-285.
The lower bracket of the Open Division will be playing two rounds Sunday morning at Python Park, 1201 Clarendon Ave, Avondale Estates, GA 30002.
We have made arrangements for block rooms at several local hotels convenient to the fields at Atlanta Silverbacks Park. Please contact the hotels directly to make your reservations.
At the Tournament:
—The Tournament will provide field food for players and coaches at headquarters (bagels, rice cakes, peanut butter, nutella, fruit). Stop on by and grab what you need.
—Concessions throughout Saturday and Sunday will be offered by Silverbacks’ concessionaire. Silverbacks will allow Pi Cup teams to bring in field food, but asks that your field food contain sports performance snacks and NOT items meant to compete with their lunch offerings. In other words, please don’t plan to make sandwiches on Field 3 during your bye when they are trying to sell sandwiches at concessions. We told them we would ask our teams to try to cooperate.
Saturday Night Dinner:
—Previous Pi Cup attendees know that our Saturday night tournament dinner has been a beloved part of the tournament. Unfortunately many factors conspired this year making it impossible for us to have the dinner as usual. However, we do have an exciting alternative.
In fact, Spin Ultimate, an ultimate merchandiser located just down the road a piece, is again the merchandise sponsor for this year’s Paideia Cup. A wide selection of fine Spin Ultimate gear will be available for purchase at the merchandise tent, including the limited edition Paideia Cup XIV official tournament disc and other custom merchandise.
Thanks, Spin, for being a sponsor! Spin also offers a free quote and art mock up for your team’s jersey order this season!! Give them a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org!!
In order to submit an application for Paideia Cup XIV, you will need to submit both an application form and your $450 bid fee by November 12, 2018. We will announce bids on November 19, 2018. If your team does not get a slot, we will return your check. Please check back in late September for more information and to submit a bid.
Thank you for your interest in the Paideia Cup!
The bid fee for the Paideia Cup is $450 per team.
The tournament will consist of two divisions (Girls and Open), with 8 teams per division. Pool play will be Saturday, beginning at approximately 8:30 am, with full length games and 90 minute rounds. Bracket play will take place Sunday, with the finals in the Open Division at approximately 12 pm and the Girls Division at approximately 2 pm.
Teams should not plan to depart for the Atlanta airport any earlier than 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 28. This means return flights should be booked no earlier than 7:30 p.m. out of Atlanta Sunday evening.
A Coaches’ and Players’ packet as well as the tournament format will be posted on this web site the week before the Tournament. You should be very familiar with the packet and you should make sure your coaches and teammates are as well. A Captains’ Meeting will be called on Saturday morning to go over this packet and address any last minute questions you may have. Lead the way and set the tone for your team!
The Rules of Ultimate, 11th Edition, are here.
All teams MUST be accompanied at all times by at least two adults over the age of 25. We expect all players and team personnel, if a team is accepted, to be familiar with the tournament particulars and player packet.
The Paideia Cup is not USAU sanctioned, yet we wholeheartedly encourage all players, coaches and family members to be members of and support USA Ultimate, ultimate’s governing body.
We are, however, asking that teams send to email@example.com by March 23, if possible,
–a roster with jersey numbers (any format works)
–a photo of your team
–a brief “bio” or description of your team.