We’re running a series of sessions of pickup ultimate frisbee for middle school students in the 5-8 grade starting on Sunday, September 20th and running through November 1st. Each session will run from 4-6pm and will start with a short warm-up exercise before jumping right into playing ultimate. These are fun and low-key games and new players are encouraged to come out and play! Cleats are encouraged, but not necessary. Don’t forget your water bottles!
My apologies. The end of the year tournament is on Sunday, NOT Saturday, at the Wainright fields in South Portland. Our first game is at 9am, so players should be ready to start warming up at at 8:30am at the latest. We’ll be done for the day by 1:30.
Sorry for the mixup!
Game Schedule (Wainright Sports Complex):
9:00 – 10:15: Field 2 against Cumberland 6
10:30 – 11:45: Field 1 against South Portland
11:45 – 12:30: Group Photo
12:30 – 1:30: League-wide pickup game (the entire league will be scrambled up onto new teams for a fun game)
9:00 – 10:15: Field 8 against Cape Elizabeth 3
10:30 – 11:45: Field 7 against Cape Elizabeth 4
11:45 – 12:30: Group Photo
12:30 – 1:30: League-wide pickup game
• Fields 1-4 on first strip, 5-9 on the back strip.
The fields are too wet to play on, so even though it looks like the rain is going to start to lessen today, practice is off.
No game against South Portland on Monday. Stupid rain.
Due to a last minute business trip that I am on, we won’t be having practice tomorrow, Thursday the 28th. Our next event is the under-the-lights game in Falmouth on Saturday. We will be starting the game at 7:30pm but please plan on having your players to the field by 7pm for warmups.
We will be traveling down to Amherst, Massachusetts in less than two weeks to play in the Amherst Middle School Invitational Tournament. We will leave Falmouth on Saturday, May 16th and will spend the night with a local host family. Players are welcome to stay with the host family or can stay nearby with any friends or family you might have in the area. We’ll be going into town on Saturday evening to eat dinner as a team, so anyone staying elsewhere can join in.
Here is the website for the tournament.
We’ll be organizing carpools this week as I get a better idea of attendance.
I will publish more details on this post as I get them as updates below.
Sunday, May 17:==========================
Captain’s Meeting: 9am
Game 1: 9:30 – 10:45: Field 5 vs. Four Rivers Boys
Game 2: 11:00 – 12:15: Field 4 vs Ottoson
Game 3: 2:00 – 3:15: Field 5 vs Hartsbrook
Fields are at the Amherst Regional High School | Google Maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/UgRgy
We will gather at the parking lot behind the high school where we normally practice on Saturday, May 16th for a 2pm departure. Please have your players at the drop off no later than 1:45 to ensure our timeliness.
If you are driving down to Amherst on Saturday with us and have spots in your car for players to ride, please contact me to let me know the number of open seats. Here are the known available spots:
• Shea’s car: 1 available seat
It’s perfectly fine if players aren’t able to come down on Saturday but want to play in the games on Sunday. It would mean an early morning on Sunday (Amherst is ~3 hours away, so you’d need to leave by 5:30am), but would be just fine.
When we get down to Amherst on Saturday evening, we will go into town to have a meal as a team, so players who are traveling down but staying with friends or family should plan on joining us.
We are staying with a local host family who are involved in the local ultimate community. I will send on their address and contact location to all parents in an email to the Parents Google Group.
Arriving back in Falmouth:
Our last game on Sunday finishes at 3:15, so we will be leaving Amherst anywhere from 3:15 (if we finish early) to 3:30+ (if we finish right on time), so we will be back in Falmouth no later than 7pm. Please plan on picking up your players back at the Falmouth High school parking lot sometime between 6 and 7pm. We’ll update parents from the road as to our exact arrival time.
Packing List for Tournament:
– Sleeping bag & pillow (if you are staying with the host family)
– Toothbrush & other nighttime necessities
– Money for dinner on Saturday night and late lunch on Sunday
– Packed snacks for during the day on Sunday and the drive down and back.
– Backup socks for Sunday (it’s always a good idea to change socks between games on tournament day)
– Folding chair
– Water bottle (super important)
– Light jacket (the forecast is looking warm on Sunday right now, but it’s maybe not a bad idea to pack a light wind breaking in case of rain).