Thanks to the generosity of the 2017 FMS Ultimate parents, we were able to order 200 new discs that were given away to this year’s 5th graders. We had enough to hand out a disc to every 5th grader in Falmouth with enough left over to leave some for the elementary and middle school gym teachers. Coach Shea also spent six weeks teaching ultimate to the 5th graders in their gym classes. Thanks as always to gym teacher Maureen Sylvia for letting us come in! There were a lot of great moments in their last few weeks of gym class ultimate as they got out and starting playing full games. We should have a good strong crew of 5th graders in the spring!
This is a picture of the annual varsity vs. alumni ultimate game that takes place in the parking lot at Columbia High School in Maplewood, New Jersey, where the first game of ultimate was played back in 1968.
Here’s the parking lot on maps.
An interesting ultimate fact- movie producer Joel Silver (Matrix, Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, & Predator) was one of its inventors and is to have said “Someday people all over the world will be playing this game“. He was right.
This is a very important project worthy of our support.
“The Sky Is Red will tell the stories of underrepresented and marginalized individuals pushing for gender, race, and class equity in the growing world of ultimate frisbee from 1968 to the present. The film will explore the parallels and connections between history and present-day events. The unsung efforts and tricky conversations in the small community of ultimate become a microcosm for the fight to upend institutional power balances in the world.”
Video: NKolakovic Ultimate
Heads up Falmouth girls! Maine Ultimate is hosting a very cool ultimate clinic for girls of all playing experience this Sunday, October 22 from 10:45 AM -12:45 PM at the Wainwright Sports Complex in South Portland.
This FREE event is designed to teach girls how to play ultimate- from throwing and catching all the way through playing a full game of ultimate. Each participant will receive a free disc and lunch from one of Maine Ultimate’s food truck partners. And experienced players who bring along new friends will get an extra free jersey for helping spread the ultimate word!
You can register for the GUM clinic here over at Maine Ultimate.
Ultimate frisbee, a different world from Abracadabras on Vimeo.
I need a different world;
a world where I decide what is fair;
in which respect and friendship mean everything.
A world with gender equality.
A world where a ball has less power than a word.
I need a different world.
I need ultimate frisbee.
A sport without referees,
where fair play and gender equality are above victory.
New Rogue policy: Always choose “same” over “different” when flipping two discs at the start of a game. Here’s the math.