Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Hopkins Hustle - Schedule and Details


Thank you for your patience! This is a lengthy email, so I apologize in advance.
1. Schedule
The schedule and seeding are now posted. Cap rules are posted on the event page linked below as well. If you have any major concerns, please reach out.

The schedule for both divisions was updated on Wednesday, May 6th at 5:00pm due to team drops! Please re-check your new game times!
2. Rosters/Chaperones
Those teams who have not completed the required steps for USAU will be contacted within the next 24-48 hours. Please verify and check that your team has all of its waivers complete, roster submitted, chaperone verified, and is ready to go.

3. Captain's Meeting(s)
We will host two separate captain's meetings due to the staggered start on Saturday morning. Please ensure that you send a representative to one of these meetings and collect your team packet, which includes your pizza ticket for Saturday evening.

Early Start Captains Meeting: 8:00am 
Late Start Captains Meeting: 9:30am
4. Coach's Showcase Game & Pizza
We will have a Coach's showcase on Saturday at 5:15pm on the field in front of tournament headquarters. We encourage all coaches to bring their cleats and participate! Each team will receive a ticket for 3 pizzas in the morning (at the Captain's Meeting) and teams are encouraged to stay to watch (and heckle) their respective coaches. 

If your team is not planning on sticking around for the Showcase game, and therefore does't need pizza, please let me know.

5. Parking
We ask that you make all efforts possible when it comes to carpooling with teammates to the fields. Our parking space is a limited resource, so please do what you can to help us out! Our volunteers will be there in the morning to guide you. Please be respectful and follow their directions.

Please Carpool! Note: There is NO PARKING allowed on the north side of Turner Road! You will get towed!

Coaches! Make sure to bring your cleats for the game!

6. Field Food/Water
Per usual, we will have bagels and bananas available at HQ both mornings. We will be helping save the earth by using refillable 5 gallon jugs at the fields this weekend. We will have water stations set up at various locations throughout the fields.

Please remind your players to bring nalgenes/water bottles to reuse throughout the weekend!

7. Tournament Gear/Discs
We will have discs and Five Ultimate gear available for purchase at HQ. Cash is preferred, but we will be accepting credit cards. Our inventory is limited this year so make sure to claim your items early!

8. Field Concessions
We will have burgers, turkey burgers, hot dogs, pickles, gatorade, bottled water, coffee, and a bunch of other items available for sale at the fields both days. Concessions will be cash only! Prices are very reasonable so make sure to take advantage!

9. Athletic Trainer
We will have an athletic trainer on site both days. If you need your ankle taped, be sure to show up early to afford yourself enough time! The line will likely be extra long on Sunday morning.

Look for another one more email with final notes to come later this week! Please let me know if you have any questions!

Ben Feldman
Hopkins Hustle TD

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Hopkins Hustle 2015 - Teams Announced!

There are a few teams who have yet to send payment. We are following up with those teams currently. More information to come soon!

Girls Division (18 Teams):

Apple Valley
Armstrong A
Armstrong B
Como Park
Eden Prairie
Great River School
Great River School
Minneapolis South JV
Minneapolis South V
Mounds View
Open World Learning Community
St. Louis Park

Open Division (45 Teams):

Apple Valley
Armstrong A
Armstrong B
Benilde-St. Margaret A
Benilde-St. Margaret B
Cathedral V
Cathedral JV
Como Park
Cooper A
Cooper B
Eagan V
Eagan JV
Eden Prairie
Edina V
Edina X
Edina Y
HD Jacobs
Henry Sibley
Hopkins V
Hopkins JV X
Lakeville North
Madison West
Maple Grove
Minneapolis South V
Minneapolis South JV
Monona Grove
Mounds View V
Mounds View JV
Neuqua Valley
Northfield A
Open World Learning Community
Shattuck-St. Mary's
Stillwater A
St. Louis Park
St. Paul Central A
St. Paul Charter V
St. Paul Charter JV
Wayzata A
Wayzata B
White Bear Lake

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Hopkins Hustle 2015 - Bids Now Available!


We are now accepting bids for Hopkins Hustle 2015!

When: May 9-10, 2015
Where: Twin Cities Polo Grounds (Maple Plain, MN) 
Teams: 40 Youth Open, 20 Youth Girls 
Cost: $325 per individual team, or $590 for A/B Squads 
Bids: Click here to complete your bid VIA Google Docs! 

*Bids deadline is Friday, April 3rd. 

*Due to the weather cancellation last year, we will be publishing a formal weather policy on our website by Friday, February 13th. If you have questions or concerns, please email me below.

Note: Bids will be accepted on a rolling basis for the Hopkins Hustle. Please ensure you are submitting your bid early to guarentee a spot in the event. Your bid is not complete until a check is received! 

*Update 3/21/15*: Roughly 50 bids have been received so far! Make sure to send your check if you haven't already to secure your spot!

You can stay up to date with all information regarding the event on our website listed below.

Please let me know if you have any questions!


Ben Feldman

Friday, February 6, 2015

Hopkins Hustle Weather/Rain Out Policy


In the event the event has to be cancelled prior to the tournament due to severe rain fall at the field site, Hopkins Ultimate will refund as much of each entry fee as possible while still covering fixed expenses and costs from vendors that are non-refundable. If the fields conditions are in question due to excessive rain in the weeks leading up to the tournament, a formal decision will be communicated to captains and coaches 48 hours prior to the event on whether or not the tournament will being going forward.

If inclement weather is experienced during the event, our staff will explore all possibilities in attempting to get games in, including changing formats, shortening games, updating or compressing the schedule, etc.  Related decisions are made by the tournament director and are non-negotiable and final. Refunds in this situation are not guaranteed, and will be to the discretion of the Hopkins Ultimate board and the tournament director based on the amount of games played by the participating teams.

If you have any question or concerns, please feel free to reach out! Here is to better weather this time around!

Ben Feldman
Hopkins Hustle TD