Great day to get outside!

We are running with playlist #5 today! Then it’s back home for 100 forehands, 100 backhands, 50 scoobers, and 50 hammers! After throwing, practice spinning the disc on each hand for a minute and then it’s video time.

First off, check out this highlights real on how to play hungry:

Von Alanguilan is a machine.

Today’s game to watch (at least 30 minutes) is with Philadelphia AMP playing Minnesota Drag’N Thrust.

 

Roll Falmouth!

No running or throwing today! Too windy.

Hey Rogue! It is far too windy and stormy outside today, so no running or throwing outdoors. Instead, take it easy today and kickback and watch some videos- at least those of you who still have power at the house! We just lost power here at Rogue HQ due to the wind.

We’ll have a new video tomorrow and if the weather is better, will be back outside with individual practices on Wednesday.

Roll Rogue!

Today’s collection is from noted ultimate videographer NKolakovic.

And if you’re looking for a full game to watch:

Friday virtual practice!

We’ll be setting out on our individual team runs at 3pm- the weather is a little grey but not too bad if you dress with a layer or two! We are running to Playlist 4 today! Remember- only jog by yourself or with a member of your household.

After your run, back home to throw with a parent or sibling or other member of your household- 100 forehands, 100 backhands, 50 scoobers, and 50 hammers. Then it’s a minute of spinning the disc with each hand.

Today’s game is a fun one! It’s between New York PoNY and the Buzz Bullets of Tokyo, Japan, who have long been that nation’s top ultimate team.

Players- you might know Marquis Brown Lee, who is a player on the PoNY squad, from his very popular tech YouTube channel, where he goes by the handle MKBHD.

A beautiful day for a virtual practice!

What a day Falmouth Rogue!

We’ll all be heading out today at 3pm for our individual team runs- again- NO MEETING UP WITH ANYONE ELSE! The only people you are allowed to jog with are people living in your home- so it’s cool to drag along your sibling or mom or dad for the jog, but not with a friend or neighbor.

We are running to Playlist # 2 today- again, no worries if you are not able to run with music. Just head out for a jog that lasts at least 20 minutes.

After you get back from your run, it’s time to throw- 100 forehands, 100 backhands, 50 scoobers, 50 hammers. Then spin the disc on each hand for one minute, then it’s game time!

Today we’re watching a game between Boston’s Brute Squad and San Francisco Fury for the 2019 National Championship Semis. Players should watch at least 30 minutes of the game- bonus points if you see the whole game.

Roll Falmouth!

– Coach Shea

Signs-ups for intramural will open up in April- register for the travel team now!

Just a quick reminder- our intramural team sign-ups will be open in April, with intramural play to begin in May, as soon as the fields are dry enough to play on. Intramural sessions will be on Wednesdays from 5:30-7:00pm and will be open to any student in grades 2-8.

Falmouth Rogue, the travel team, starts a month sooner and plays and practices more often than the intramural program. Falmouth Rogue is open to players in grades 4-8. Read our FAQ to learn more.

Falmouth Rogue’s 2020 kit!

 

Rogue-2020 kit to share

We like to have a LOT of fun with our uniforms here at Falmouth Rogue and have been lucky to work with some amazing local young artists who help bring our vision to life. Our uniforms are unique each year and help tell the Rogue story.

It’s not a bad idea to read last year’s uniform post for the complete backstory. In short though, each year we have a new nemesis fronting our uniforms, with the Rogue crew on the back battling it out. Each year the Rogue crew has gotten larger as former foes see the Rogue light and join up. This year is no different with the 2019 leopard now sporting a Rogue uniform alongside the captain, the crab, the octopus, the tropical bird, and, of course, the magical sentient Rogue ship.

And who could forget our favorite new derpy snake, taking to the air with some assistance from a sea gull?

And is that a narwhal!? You bet it is.

😀

Roll Falmouth Rogue!

HUGE thanks to artist John Rioux for his stellar work on this.

Teaching the 3rd graders this week!

HUGE thanks to FES gym teacher Jeff Sprague for allowing me to come in and teach Falmouth’s third graders how to play ultimate! We have two sessions with the third graders this year- one class for learning to throw and catch and another to learn how to play ultimate. It’s a good introduction to the sport a couple of years before the kids will spend six weeks playing ultimate in gym class as fifth graders.

Falmouth third graders are welcome to signup for our Intramural program and can play as travel players on Rogue next year as fourth graders. Signups for the Intramural team will open up in April.

Roll Falmouth!

2019 Disc-giveaway!

We believe that every kid should know how to play ultimate and that each needs their own disc, so every year in Falmouth, we spend a couple of months teaching all the 5th graders in town how to play ultimate in their gym classes and give each of them their own disc. This year we decided to have some fun with our design and had team artist John Rioux form up the Falmouth Rogue squad!

close up discs

We printed up 200 discs in all to give out, as there are around 180 or so 5th graders in town, leaving us enough leftovers to re-stock the gym teachers’ supplies. Here’s the boxes on stage during a class:

discs up on stage

Lots of discs!

boxed up discs

Big big thanks to everyone at Discraft for their fantastic service and fair pricing.

And HUGE thanks to the Welch and Wissink families for helping to pay for some of the discs!

Roll Falmouth!

2019 Falmouth Rogue College Scholarship goes to Caitlyn Hanley!

2019 Rogue Scholarship presentation cropped

Caitlyn Hanely has been awarded the first Falmouth Rogue College Scholarship!

I took over the Falmouth middle school ultimate program in its second year of existence back in 2014, inheriting a small team of players that included a very excited and serious 7th grader named Caitlyn. In her two years as a middle school player, Caitlyn became a team leader and a fantastic player, something she continued excelling at when she joined the high school team. This year was Caitlyn’s final year of high school and she’ll be going off to college up at Bates, where she’ll also play on their ultimate team.

Caitlyn is the perfect first winner of the Falmouth Rogue College Scholarship, which I was very happy to award her this week during the high school team banquet. The $200 scholarship is admittedly on the smaller side, but should help at least pay for some books.

Congratulations Caityln! We can’t wait to share highlight videos of you playing for Bates.