It was a bit rainy for the start of the game today, but the sun managed to fight its way through the clouds by the second half, as Portland Rising played their last game of the season at home against the Nashville Nightshade. In the event that rain kept you at home, you can still check out the game online here:
One of the best ways to get better at ultimate is to watch a lot of ultimate
There are few things better for your ultimate game than watching top-level ultimate be played. Click here to see all of our past posts with videos of games and highlights.
Monday Video Drop: Beach of Dreams Mixed
This game was played right at the start of the year before we all headed inside and is a fantastic match up between some of the best players in the sport. Give this one a full watch today after your 3pm run.
Today we are running to Playlist 7, then home for 100 backhands, 100 forehands, 50 scoobers, and 50 forehands. Then watch this game! 😀
Our uniforms should be done and headed our way in the next week or so. That will be a fun day!
Game from the 2019 U.S. Open- Buzz Bullets vs. Sub Zero
This is a fantastic game to watch! In this one, the Minneapolis Sub Zero takes on the Tokyo Buzz Bullets, the storied top Japanese ultimate team, in pool play during the 2019 U.S. Open. Give it a watch!
Game from Game Night- 2017 National Championships Mixed Finals
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.
Strategy Corner: Same or Different on flip?
New Rogue policy: Always choose “same” over “different” when flipping two discs at the start of a game. Here’s the math.
Game to watch: 2016 Club Championship Quarterfinals— Boston Brute Squad vs. San Francisco Nightlock
Roll Brute Squad!
2016 Club Championships | Quarters | Brute Squad vs Nightlock from FulcrumPro on Vimeo.
Shared photo album and details for Friday Night game under the lights
I have setup a shared Google Photos album for Falmouth Rogue photos that you can view and share photos to. Click over to the album to find photos and upload any good shots from this season that you may have taken.
We are playing our next game under the lights on Friday night on the Falmouth turf stadium behind the elementary school. Please invite friends and family to come and watch Rogue play on Friday night. We will be introducing the players on the field over the loudspeaker so I’d love to get lots of fans in the stands to cheer. I will be encouraging the players to invite their friends and to wear their team jerseys to school on Friday. We have the field from 7-9pm and will start playing around 7:30 after warmup and introductions. Please make sure your players are at the field, cleated-up, and ready to warm up by 7pm.
And a good bit of news for next season— I am setting my schedule with the Falmouth gym teachers to teach ultimate to their classes next year. It looks like I’ll be teaching the 4th grade in the fall and 5th and 6th grade in the spring, so by the time the 2017 season hits, I’ll have taught every Falmouth 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th grader. That should be helpful in filling out our roster next year!
Roll Falmouth Rogue!
Details for Amherst Tournament and Friday’s game under the lights in Portland
We will be driving down to Amherst, Massachusetts on Sunday to play in the Amherst Regional Middle School Invitational Tournament. Players need to arrive at the Amherst High School, where the tournament will be held, by no later than 9:30am.
It takes about three hours to drive from the Falmouth High School, where we will gather for carpooling pick up and drop off, so we will hit the road on Sunday at 6:30am. Carpoolers should arrive at the school no later than 6:15am.
If you are a parent of a player and have not contacted Coach Shea about your plans for Sunday, please do so. Specifically, indicate whether you are driving down, how many available seats you have if so, or if your player will need a ride.
Our last game ends at 3:40pm but we will stop for ice cream in Amherst before driving back, so we’ll arrive back in Falmouth no later than 8pm on Sunday.
Our game schedule:
10:30am – 11:40am— Game One on Field 2 vs. Tropical Heliconia
11:50am – 1:00pm— Game Two on Field 2 vs. Needham
2:30pm – 3:40pm— Game Three on Field 5 vs. Shady Hill
Here are directions to the Amherst High School.
Players should pack all the things they would bring to a regular tournament as well as any money they might want to spend on snacks on the way down and/or back. The weather is calling for scattered showers on Sunday with temperatures in the low 70s, so make sure to pack for the full range of possible weather conditions. Protip— pack three pairs of socks so your players can change between games.
We are playing under the lights in Portland on Friday night from 7-9pm. Our game is being held on the turf field behind Deering High School. Please plan on arriving at the field no later than 6:45pm.
Directions to game in Scarborough
We’re playing against Scarborough this afternoon. Players should be there no later than 5:15 to get ready for our 5:45 start time.
Here are directions from the Scarborough coach: