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.
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.
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.
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!
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:
Lots of 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!
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.
No practice today due to rain. While you’re inside, check out this great ESPN-produced game between Boston Brute Squad and Denver’s Molly Brown for the Women’s 2018 National Championships Semifinals. Fantastic game!
Intramural starts tomorrow!
This week we head outside to play on the grass, as our travel team, Falmouth Rogue, also starts up its regular season.
Intramural will run Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-7:30pm.
Travel team will play or practice Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, in addition to Intramural days. Travel team practices are longer and run 6-8pm.
Both teams practice and play on the grass fields behind the Falmouth High School. Registration for Rogue, the travel team, is closed, but kids can still sign up for Intramural.