It’s time for another awesome and exciting season with Falmouth Rogue! This year marks the 11th year that Falmouth has had a youth ultimate team and is my tenth year leading up the program, and I am about as excited as can be.
I spent all last week teaching the kids in Falmouth how to play ultimate in their gym classes and I know there are a lot of 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders looking forward to playing more of the sport this spring. Here is how our 2023 season is going to roll out:
Kids have two options for playing ultimate in Falmouth this spring- they can join either the Intramural team or the Travel team. The Intramural team starts playing in May and will be meeting twice a week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays to play against one another.
The Travel team is for players who want to play ultimate as their main sport and will be meeting four times per week in our regular season and on weekends in April. The Travel team starts practicing on Saturday morning and Sunday afternoons in April before moving outside to a four-day-per-week schedule in May, once the fields dry out and we can run around on the grass. The Travel team also gets uniforms and plays regularly scheduled games against other towns like Portland, Gorham, South Portland, and Cape Elizabeth.
One fun feature of our schedule is that players on the Intramural and Travel teams will be playing all together on Intramural days, with the other days of the week for travel-only practices and games.
In summation, it looks a little like this:
- Travel team practices indoors on Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons.
- Intramural team starts playing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays once the grass is dry. Travel team players join in with the Intramural program on Mondays and Thursdays while also meeting to play against other towns and and to practice separately on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
- Both programs wrap up with an in-town hat tournament/ice cream party where all the Falmouth kids get put on random teams and play against one another for an hour or so before eating too much ice cream.
If your player is going to join the Intramural team, you do NOT need to sign up yet. Intramural team sign-ups start in April after our Travel program begins.
If your player is going to join the Travel team, you DO need to sign up now. You can click here to begin that process.
If you have any questions about the program or how things work, do not hesitate to email me at SheaGunther@gmail.com.
Roll Falmouth Rogue!