Frequently Asked Questions – For Teams

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.

Teams

When is the Paideia Cup?

Paideia Cup XIV will take place on April 27-28, 2019 at Atlanta Silverbacks Park.

 

Where is Paideia Cup Located?

Tournament Fields:

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.

http://atlantasilverbacks.com

The lower bracket of the Open Division will be playing two rounds Sunday morning at Python Park, 1201 Clarendon Ave, Avondale Estates, GA 30002.

Where will our team stay? Where will fans stay?

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.

 The closest to the fields and also most convenient to the airport are these 2 options:

 

Quality Inn Northlake
2155 Ranchwood Drive, NE
Atlanta, GA 30345
(770) 491-7444
10 minutes from Silverbacks
20 Double Rooms, breakfast included
$84.99, plus tax for Interior entrance room
$79.99, plus tax for exterior entrance room
Group Name: Paideia Cup
Group Number: 3670400
Rooms release date: March 26, 2019

 

Courtyard by Marriott, Atlanta/Northlake
4083 LaVista Rd
Tucker, GA 30084
(770)938-1200
10 minutes from Silverbacks
20 double rooms, breakfast included
$99, plus tax
Group Name: Paideia Cup
Group Code: SMERF
Rooms release date: April 1, 2019

 

For those coming in from the north on I-85 South (i.e. from North Carolina), this might be an option:

 

LaQuinta, Atlanta-Duluth
2370 Stephens Center Drive
Duluth, GA 30096
678-957-0500
15 minutes from Silverbacks
20 Double Rooms, breakfast included
$108, plus tax
Group Name: Paideia Cup
Group Number: 0264 GRQYEC 690 (must give them this number)
Room release date: April 5, 2019

 

For those coming in from the north on I-75 South (i.e. Tennessee or Kentucky), this might be an option:

 

LaQuinta, Atlanta-Perimeter/Medical Center
6260 Peachtree Dunwoody
Atlanta, GA 30328
(770) 350-6630
20 minutes from Silverbacks
20 Double Rooms, breakfast included
$102.60, plus tax for Friday night
$90, plus tax for Saturday night
Group Name: Paideia Cup
Group Number: 0168 GRDGQA 786 (must give them this number)
Room release date: April 5, 2019

 

There are of course lots of other hotel options out there that might meet your team’s needs better. Additionally, now that the fields are closer in town, we would be happy to offer host housing to those who would like it. Please let us know right away if you would like to request host housing.

Will there be food at the tournament?

Of course!

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.

On Saturday night, our local Atlanta Hustle will be playing the Raleigh Flyers at 7:00 pm at St. Pius stadium, about a 10 minute drive from Silverbacks Park. Both the Hustle and the Flyers have players and coaches who are alums from Pi Cup teams.
The Hustle has graciously offered to host a dinner at the game for all Pi Cup teams. We are subsidizing the dinner in order to make it affordable for teams and coaches. Your team has some choices for admission and/or tournament dinner. All of your team’s players and coaches can get admission to the game for a special discounted group rate. To enjoy dinner please add a $5 dinner ticket for each player and coach. Go to the Hustle ticket shop and scroll down to “Paideia Cup” to build your order. The Hustle is also offering a discounted ticket rate for parents that want to attend too. Parents also have the option to buy a dinner ticket for $12. You can include parents into your team order to pay just one time, or you can share the links and let them order and pay on their own.
For dinner, please place your order by April 19th so that they can ensure enough food for all. The menu will be a build your own rice bowl, with rice, beans, chicken and veggies, catered by Oak Grove Market. The Hustle will have a buffet set up behind one of the endzones. There will also be some drinks and dessert. Feel free to eat and mingle on the field level where they will have corn hole and other games, or return to the stands to watch the game.
Sunday at Python Park:
—The lower bracket of the Open Division will be playing two rounds at Python Park on Sunday morning. Field food will be provided, however the concession stand will not be open.

Will there be gear available?

You bet!

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 info@vcspin.com!!

 

How does our team submit a bid?

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!

 

 

How much will the tournament cost?

The bid fee for the Paideia Cup is $450 per team.

 

What is the tentative tournament schedule, for travel planning?

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.

 

I am a captain. How do I find out about the format and other rules for the tournament?

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.

 

 

Is Paideia Cup USAU Sanctioned? Do we need to sign waivers?

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 paideiacup@gmail.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.

Thanks!