Ben Field for Callahan 2022!

In 2013, I took over as coach of the Falmouth middle school ultimate program, which had started just the year before under the coaching of my friend Jason Quint. One of the 8th graders on Jason’s 2012 founding team was a kid named Ben Field, who went on to a stellar career on the Falmouth high school team, winning numerous state championships. Once Ben hit college, he started racking up ultimate-related awards and accolades and playing for top tier club teams club teams when he wasn’t leading his college squad. This past season was Ben’s last playing at the college level and his school, Northeastern, just released this nomination and hype video for Ben to be given the Callahan award, the highest award given to college players each year- one to the top men’s player and one to the top women’s player.

Give this a watch!

  • Coach Shea

Game footage homework for Rogue players

Players on Falmouth Rogue have homework this week- watch this high-level ultimate game.

One important note here- you should notice the green-shirted officials on the field. While it’s true that we typically do not use referees in ultimate, higher level games do usually feature ‘observers’, who are there to act as impartial parties for certain calls who can be appealed to if players are not able to work issues out themselves on the field. You can read more about observers here.

Intramural registration is open!

Registration is now open for intramural ultimate, open to students living in Falmouth in grades 3-8. Intramural will start on Wednesday, April 27th, running every Wednesday through June 8th. There will be an ice cream social tournament to wrap up the season the weekend of June 11th/12th, with exact timing TBA.

You can register for Intramural here.

Please note: NO player will EVER be turned away for financial reasons. Scholarship funds are available for any families unable to cover the team fee. If you are in need of financial assistance, please indicate so on the player/parent form.

Information for new parents

Welcome new parents!

I’ve been teaching lots of kids how to play ultimate this week at Falmouth Elementary (big thanks to Mr. Sprague!), so I wanted to share some quick basic information for parents who kids might be interested in playing ultimate.

We have two basic programs for kids to choose from, depending on their grade level. Our intramural program is for students in the 3rd-8th grades and is just one day-a-week, starting up in May when we can get outside to play on the grass. Intramural runs from 6-7:30pm on Wednesdays and is for kids who play other sports or who just want to play a little bit of ultimate. It’s relaxed and mellow and focused on fun.

Our travel program, also known as Falmouth Rogue, is for kids in the 4th-8th grades who want to play and learn more about the fine points of ultimate. Kids do not need to try out for the travel team nor do they need previous experience playing- the travel team is for kids who just want to play more. The travel team starts up in April, with weekend practices, before transitioning to a four-day-per week schedule in May. Travel team players either practice or play games against other towns Monday through Thursday, though on Wednesday the travel players just play in the intramural program, so that’s their easier day in the week.

There is more running and training involved with the travel team and we generally expect travel players to take the game more seriously, even while we’re having lots of fun getting awesome. Travel players also get uniforms and hats and more frisbees. We also expect that travel players do not play other sports during the season, or if they do, they make ultimate a priority if there is ever a conflict.

There is one tournament for the travel team in Amherst, Massachusetts in the middle of May, but otherwise we play against local teams, so there isn’t actually that much travel to the travel team.

Another important note is that sign-ups for the travel team close out on Tuesday, March 29th, after which time registration for intramural opens. There is no deadline to sign up for the intramural team.

Sign ups now open for Intramural!

If you have any other questions after reading through this, you can check out our official FAQ and/or get in touch with me directly at sheagunther@gmail.com.

Roll Falmouth!

Coach Shea

Details for today’s hat tournament in Falmouth

It’s a beautiful day for ultimate! Here are all the pertinent details for today:

Eight teams, four fields
4 vs 4, can play 3 vs 3 if needed
45 minute game periods
Games to 9, half at 4
Hard cap after 40 minutes, that’s the last point, ties are OK.

Games start at 9:15, 10:15, and 11:15. The schedule is as follows:

Don’t forget- we’re on the LAST SET of fields at the Falmouth Community Park; just past the set of fields that we have been playing on.

Team composition is subject to being changed at the fields.

Team 1
Boone G
Wyatt C
Cheeya R
Kasey N

Team 1 Schedule
9:15 – Team 2 on Field 1
10:15 – Team 3 on Field 1
11:15 – Team 8 on Field 2

Team 2
Milo W
Simon W
Callum G
Wilson L

Team 2 Schedule
9:15 – Team 1 on Field 1
10:15 – Team 8 on Field 4
11:15 – Team 5 on Field 4

Team 3
Max M
Chris J
Knox C
Patrick M
Aiden W

Team 3 Schedule
9:15 – Team 4 on Field 2
10:15 – Team on 1 Field 1
11:15 – Team on 6 Field 1

Team 4
Declan O
Fiona A
Ella W
Elliot R

Team 4 Schedule
9:15 – Team 3 on Field 2
10:15 – Team 5 on Field 2
11:15 – Team 7 on Field 3

Team 5
Elise T
Eliza R
Owen T
Wyatt S
Beck L

Team 5 Schedule
9:15 – Team 6 on Field 3
10:15 – Team 4 on Field 2
11:15 – Team 2 on Field 4

Team 6
George K
Rory B
Adrian B
Louis L
Ben R

Team 6 Schedule
9:15 – Team 5 on Field 3
10:15 – Team 7 on Field 3
11:15 – Team 3 on Field 1

Team 7
Zora D
Zach T
Jarin R
Scarlet L
Alden R

Team 7 Schedule
9:15 – Team 8 on Field 4
10:15 – Team 6 on Field 3
11:15 – Team 4 on Field 3

Team 8
Sean L
Lucas D
Wyatt B
Simon T

Team 8 Schedule
9:15 – Team 7 on Field 4
10:15 – Team 2 on Field 4
11:15 – Team 1 on Field 2