It’s a nice day out for a run, at least until later this afternoon. If you can get out before the rain comes down, make sure to jog for 20 minutes, using Playlist 8 if you have access to music. Then home for 100 backhands, 100 forehands, 50 scoobers, and 50 backhands. Then it’s inside for video time!
In this classic college match-up, Jonathan Nethercutt’s UNC Darkside squad faces off against Dylan Freechild and Oregon Ego for the 201 Men’s College Championships. You should know both of those names. Spend at least 30 minutes watching this one!
I think we can skip running for today, given how chilly and rainy it is outside. If you can get out to throw- get in your 100 backhands, 100 forehands, 50 hammers, and 50 scoobers. Then kick back and soak up these highlight videos.
It’s a bit chilly out today, but at least it’s not raining! 😀
We’re running to Playlist #6 today, then it’s home for 100 backhands, 100 forehands, 50 scoobers, and 50 hammers. Then a minute of spinning the disc on each hand, followed by at least 30 minutes of video.
Today we have Portland (the other one) Rhino Slam! playing New York PoNY for the 2019 Men’s Quarterfinals National Championships.
We’ll be setting out on our individual team runs at 3pm- the weather is a little grey but not too bad if you dress with a layer or two! We are running to Playlist 4 today! Remember- only jog by yourself or with a member of your household.
After your run, back home to throw with a parent or sibling or other member of your household- 100 forehands, 100 backhands, 50 scoobers, and 50 hammers. Then it’s a minute of spinning the disc with each hand.
Today’s game is a fun one! It’s between New York PoNY and the Buzz Bullets of Tokyo, Japan, who have long been that nation’s top ultimate team.
Falmouth ultimate players- please watch this video for details on the start of our virtual preseason tomorrow!
We will be running tomorrow to Playlist #1. If you don’t have access to Spotify on your phone or device- no worries! You just want to run for twenty minutes starting at 3pm. Remember- no running with other players or neighbors. We all need to maintain social distancing, so runs should be solo or with a member of your family. IMPORTANT- check with your parents as to where it is safe to run around your house. Stay out of the road!
After the run, find a partner to throw with and throw 100 backhands, 100 forehands, 50 scoobers, and 50 hammers. Make sure you are setting proper pivots on each throw. When you are done throwing, practice spinning the disc with your left hand for a minute, then your right for a minute
Friday’s practice video is below. Please make sure you watch at least 30 minutes of game time. Bonus points for watching the whole game. Try this while watching- pick a player during the game and watch how they move.
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!
With Falmouth Rogue now graduating high school seniors up into the world of college ultimate, this is a perfect time to share highlights from the recent 2019 College Championships. The state of the college game is strong and getting stronger. I can’t wait to see our players start to show up in highlight reels like this! It won’t be long.
The Callahan Award is the highest honor awarded to college ultimate players and is given to one male and one female player each year who best epitomizes the qualities of high skill, talent, good spirit, sportsmanship, and leadership. One of the fun things about the Callahan Award for ultimate fans is the pile of promotional videos put together by friends and teammates of potential Callahan Award winners. The videos pull together each players highlights and are set to music and edited to be exciting to watch.
Here are the Callahan videos from a few of the past year’s winners as well as some of this years videos from other college stars.
2015 Women’s winner— Alika Johnston (University of Virginia) —
2015 Mens winner— Jonathan Nethercutt (University of North Carolina) —
2016 Thomas Edmonds (University of New Hampshire & Falmouth High School) —
2016 Henry Babcock (University of Richmond & Cape Elizabeth High School) —