We take a lot of pride in our team kit and come up with a new design every season. There’s a story on and to our shirts and shorts.
Starting in 2016, our fourth as a team and my third as a coach, we stepped up into full sublimation printing with a beautiful design by then-high school student Joey Han, a member of the founding 2013 team. The 2016 design has a octopus sea monster fighting off the brave Rogue ship and its giant one-handed pirate captain.
In 2017, that octopus monster had seen the Rogue light and joined in with the Rogue ship and captain to take the battle underwater against a new nemesis, a giant crab monster. Notice that in 2017, the back-of-the-shirt characters are wearing the jerseys from 2016. That’s an ongoing theme now.
This year we had our first female character (as we are a co-ed team) in our tropical bird set on a tropical island. Now the back-of-the-shirt team features the captain, the Rogue ship, and the crab and octopus monsters. Again, they’re wearing last year’s kit.
I’m still mulling over what next year’s shirts will be but really love all the bright colors of this year’s design, so I’m looking at particularly colorful animals.
Right now we have five characters in our team pantheon- the captain, the Rogue ship, the octopus and crab monsters, and the tropical bid. We’re going to go two more years to get a full line of seven characters before shifting visual styles.
– Coach Shea
Woot! Check out our 2018 highlights video from the excellent Chuck Cleary!
Brute Squad is the top women’s club team in the Boston area and one of the best group of players around. Here’s a great highlights video from 2017:
Brute Squad Highlights 2017 from ctajima on Vimeo.
Head for the hills! Or at least stay inside when the lightning gets here in a couple of hours. The timing of the incoming weather is looking a bit dodgy, so no intramural today. We don’t mess around when lightning is on the menu.
The 2018 Intramural season kicks off next week! Our intramural team, lead by Coach Laura, meets twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays and is open to girls and boys living in Falmouth in grades 2-8. Players will be divided up by grade, with the 2nd-4th graders using a cool new special smaller disc in their games, the 5th and 6th graders matching up, and the 7th and 8th graders playing together. Players in the 2nd-4th grades will play from 6-7:30pm, while players in the 5th-8th grades will play from 6-8pm.
The cost to register for the intramural team is $65, though as always, no player will ever be turned away for financial reasons. If the cost of playing is at all an issue, we just ask that families pay whatever is affordable. The cost of participating should NEVER factor into a player’s decision to play ultimate.
Maine’s own Charles Cleary (AKA Chuck), who will be producing a video for Falmouth Rogue later this season, just released a beautifully shot and produced highlights video from the 2017 USAU Women’s Club Finals between Boston’s Brute Squad and San Francisco’s Fury. Amazing ultimate.
We watched a fully-produced game of professional ultimate during last night’s practice. Here’s the game we watch, for anyone who missed practice or for parents interested in seeing what top-level play looks like.