Players on Falmouth Rogue have homework this week- watch this high-level ultimate game.
One important note here- you should notice the green-shirted officials on the field. While it’s true that we typically do not use referees in ultimate, higher level games do usually feature ‘observers’, who are there to act as impartial parties for certain calls who can be appealed to if players are not able to work issues out themselves on the field. You can read more about observers here.
This video is older, so the resolution is a bit dimmer than more-modern clips, but it’s still worth the watch. During the 2008 Women’s Club Finals, San Francisco Fury was playing Seattle Riot and was losing 10-1, before going on a 14 point scoring run that had them winning the game 15-12.
I have been on both sides of big come-back games, but never anything like this.
THIS is why you NEVER give up if you are losing.
And THIS is why you NEVER let up if you are winning. The game is not over until the last point is scored.
Maine’s own Charles Cleary (AKA Chuck), who will be producing a video for Falmouth Rogue later this season, just released a beautifully shot and produced highlights video from the 2017 USAU Women’s Club Finals between Boston’s Brute Squad and San Francisco’s Fury. Amazing ultimate.
We watched a fully-produced game of professional ultimate during last night’s practice. Here’s the game we watch, for anyone who missed practice or for parents interested in seeing what top-level play looks like.
The NexGen Tour featured a team of all-stars pulled from various top club teams playing all over the country. This game pits NexGen against Revolver, one of the best men’s club teams in the country. Beau Kittredge played on Revolver and is in this game, as are tons of other ultimate stars like Jimmy Mickle, Josh Wiseman, and Dylan Freechild.
Some perspective: We didn’t even hold our first practice last year until April 28th, eight days from now. By the time April 28th of this year clicks over, we’ll be having our eighth practice of the season! All of that extra gym time, throws, and catches are really going to show once we get a chance to run around on the grass. The gym felt a little cramped at times, but it was awesome having the inside air to build confidence with our throws.
A reminder—the next practice is this Thursday and will be held in the Falmouth High School gym. This is OUR LAST INDOOR PRACTICE!!! While we might end up inside sometime due to rain, all of our regularly scheduled practices are outside on the grass. Full field games. Long hucks. Wind! It’s going to be great.
Parents and players—it can be cold and rainy this time of year. Please make sure to dress properly once we get outside. Cold hands cannot catch the disc.
Jerseys are ordered! We’ll be rocking FIVE Ultimate shirts. That’s the brand, not the number of shirts we’ll be wearing. That would be ridiculous.
I’ll leave you with this high level game between San Francisco’s Revolver and Japan’s top club team the Buzz Bullets. Players—check out Beau Kittredge on Revolver.