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.
New Rogue policy: Always choose “same” over “different” when flipping two discs at the start of a game. Here’s the math.
Roll Brute Squad!
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!
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
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.
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:
We will be playing against Gorham on Friday at 5pm. Click here for directions to the field in Gorham; here is exactly where we are playing:
Please plan on arriving in Gorham no later than 4:30pm.
On Sunday, we will be playing in the Southern Maine Invitational tournament in South Portland at the Wainright fields. Our first game is at noon with our last starting at 3:15. Our schedule for Sunday:
Game One: 12:00 noon against MECW on field 16
Game Two: 1:45pm against Cape Elizabeth on field 15
Game Three: 3:15pm against Greely 1 on field 13
If you haven’t been to Wainright before, plan on an extra ten minutes to find your way. It’s a bit of a walk from where you park the cars and though the fields will be well-labeled, it’s still a good idea to factor in a bit of extra time to find your way to the right field.
Players should plan on being ready, cleated up, and ready to warm up by 11:30am.
There will be food trucks at the fields, though players should still plan on bringing tournament snacks to tide themselves over. It’s also not a bad idea to plan your food truck visits either well before or well after the lunch time rush. Busy lines can get long.
And finally— great news! Our shirts and shorts will be delivered a week early and will be delivered to my house by 8pm tomorrow. Hopefully the UPS truck finds its way to my house before I make the drive to Gorham for the game, but at the very least, we’ll be fully kitted up and ready to rock at the tournament on Sunday.