The Dallas Roughnecks play in the AUDL, one of the two professional ultimate leagues in operation (the other is Major League Ultimate), have built an incredible lineup this year with some of the best names in ultimate on the roster. Built around living legend and captain Beau Kittredge, the Roughnecks round out their starting corps with Jimmy Mickle (my favorite player), Dylan Freechild, Kurt Gibson, and Cassidy Rasmussen. All huge names in ultimate.
You should note that there are a few rule differences between middle school ultimate and the AUDL:
- Double team defensive coverage is allowed in the AUDL but not in middle school ultimate.
- Games in the AUDL run a certain length of time, not a certain number of points. In middle school ultimate, we play games to 13 or 15.
- Games in the AUDL are run with observers/referees who make calls. In middle school ultimate, we make all of our own calls.
Bonus video: Beau jumping over a guy:
Bonus bonus: I drafted Beau on my summer league team waaaaay back in the day. It was his first year living in Colorado and I drafted him because he was tall. We ended up winning the league championship that year. I’m the beardless guy holding the disc up, Beau is second from the left. My only ultimate claim-to-fame.
We had a great first practice last night!
Here’s the game we watched during the last part of practice.
Next practice on Sunday!
Get excited! The 2016 season will kick off this week with the first Falmouth Rogue practice on Thursday from 5:30 – 7:00 pm at the old middle school on Lunt Road. This first practice will be a classroom meeting where we will watch some videos, talk about the season ahead, go over Player Packets, and get our discs.
Players need to bring an empty three-ring binder that they will use as their team notebook over the season.
We will be practicing in the high school (Sundays) and middle school (Thursdays) gyms during the preseason, with our first indoor practice on Sunday, April 3rd at 3pm.
The last preseason Parents and Players meeting will be held tomorrow, March 29th, at 6pm in the Falmouth Community Library on Lunt Road. This will be a repeat of our earlier meeting this month and is designed for those who were unable to attend that session.
The FMS Travel Team is now officially known as Falmouth Rogue!
We are Falmouth Rogue!
Not the Rogues, but Rogue. We are one. We are Rogue.
We were very lucky to work with local Falmouth artist and student Joey Han, whose sister Katie, now up in the high school, was a founding member of FMS Ultimate. Our team kit will be printed by the fine folks at FIVE Ultimate and should be in our hands around the first week of May.
Roll Falmouth Rogue!
We’re hosting a second Parents & Players Meeting on Tuesday, March 29th at 6pm at the Falmouth Town Library on Lunt Road. This meeting with be the same as our first gathering earlier this month and is designed for parents who were unable to attend that meeting. I will talk about the upcoming season, the differences between Travel and Intramural, and answer all questions.
Remember that the deadline to sign up for the Travel Team is April 1st, so this last meeting is a good chance to find out any last details before deciding which team to play on (there is no deadline for the Intramural Team).
Registration for the 2016 FMS Ultimate season is official open!
To register a player for either the Travel or Intramural team, please visit our registration page.
Email any questions to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will be posting an FAQ later on today or over the weekend with a fully exhaustive rundown of all the details on the upcoming season for those who missed last nights Parents and Players meeting.
The first Parents and Players meeting of the season will be at the Falmouth Memorial Library on Thursday, March 10th at 6pm at the Falmouth Memorial Library on Lunt Road. I will go over details for the season, including the new split to two teams (Travel and Intramural) and answer any questions. I will be posting all necessary details here on the website after the meeting, so if you can’t make it for whatever reason, don’t worry.
– Coach Shea