This is a great game from a while back between two of the top women’s club teams in ultimate- Boston Brute Squad and the San Francisco Fury. Travel team players should watch the whole game this week- get your family involved if you can!
Some things to look for include how the handlers move and where they stand on the field, how the cutters set up their stack down the field and how they cut from there, and the types of cuts that both positions make. How about how they always have an easy option in the backfield? Pick a player and watch her throughout a point to see how to move.
Special note- #52 on Brute Squad is Caitlin O’Connell, who is local to the Portland area and is a rostered member of the Portland Rising professional ultimate team.
Check it out! Falmouth Rogue alum Caitlyn Hanley (FHS class of 2019) pops up in this great video produced by USA Ultimate about the importance of the Spirit of the Game! Caitlyn was a founding player for Falmouth Rogue and a leader in Maine’s YCC program, which sends the state’s best ultimate players to Nationals every year to compete against other state all-star players, and it was under that banner that she was under for this video appearance.
We’re all mega proud to see that! Awesome work and great spirit Caitlyn!
In 2013, I took over as coach of the Falmouth middle school ultimate program, which had started just the year before under the coaching of my friend Jason Quint. One of the 8th graders on Jason’s 2012 founding team was a kid named Ben Field, who went on to a stellar career on the Falmouth high school team, winning numerous state championships. Once Ben hit college, he started racking up ultimate-related awards and accolades and playing for top tier club teams club teams when he wasn’t leading his college squad. This past season was Ben’s last playing at the college level and his school, Northeastern, just released this nomination and hype video for Ben to be given the Callahan award, the highest award given to college players each year- one to the top men’s player and one to the top women’s player.
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:
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.
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!
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!
It’s a great day to get outside for a social distance run today Falmouth Rogue!
We’re running with Playlist #6 today, then back home for 100 forehands, 100 backhands, 50 scoobers, and 50 forehands.
After that, we’re going to watch Callahan nomination videos. The Callahan Award is given to the best male and female collegiate ultimate players and is marked by nomination video season- when supporters of top players post videos of highlights of those players. We benefit from a lot of great ultimate content. Check out the gems below.