Hey Rogue! It is far too windy and stormy outside today, so no running or throwing outdoors. Instead, take it easy today and kickback and watch some videos- at least those of you who still have power at the house! We just lost power here at Rogue HQ due to the wind.
We’ll have a new video tomorrow and if the weather is better, will be back outside with individual practices on Wednesday.
Today’s collection is from noted ultimate videographer NKolakovic.
And if you’re looking for a full game to watch:
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.
Players- you might know Marquis Brown Lee, who is a player on the PoNY squad, from his very popular tech YouTube channel, where he goes by the handle MKBHD.
What a day Falmouth Rogue!
We’ll all be heading out today at 3pm for our individual team runs- again- NO MEETING UP WITH ANYONE ELSE! The only people you are allowed to jog with are people living in your home- so it’s cool to drag along your sibling or mom or dad for the jog, but not with a friend or neighbor.
We are running to Playlist # 2 today- again, no worries if you are not able to run with music. Just head out for a jog that lasts at least 20 minutes.
After you get back from your run, it’s time to throw- 100 forehands, 100 backhands, 50 scoobers, 50 hammers. Then spin the disc on each hand for one minute, then it’s game time!
Today we’re watching a game between Boston’s Brute Squad and San Francisco Fury for the 2019 National Championship Semis. Players should watch at least 30 minutes of the game- bonus points if you see the whole game.
– Coach Shea
Parents- this is good stuff. Give it a watch.
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.
We’re putting the finishing touches on our 2020 virtual preseason, which we’ll have posted up starting tomorrow!
In the meantime, check out this fantastic game from 2019’s Mixed Club Finals between teams from Minnesota and Seattle.
This video of the great human and scientist Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot feels important right now.
A fun and fast highlight reel from WU24 2019 by ultimate videographer NKolakovic!
It’s going to be wonderful to get outside again when we can play as a team. Stay safe at home everyone!
Jimmy Mickle is one of my favorite ultimate players- he’s fast, tall, and has great throws and catches. He dominates in the air and has an astute sense of the field and where things need to go and when. Here are a bunch of videos to get started- Google his name to learn more and watch more videos.
Here is Jimmy’s Callahan nomination video for 2013, when he was a player with Colorado University’s Mamabird. The Callahan Award is given each year to the top player in women’s and men’s ultimate.
A highlight video from his time as a pro player in the American Ultimate Disc League:
His 2014 Callahan nomination video, the year he won:
Another AUDL highlight reel:
Check out this wonderful video courtesy of top ultimate video maker NKolakovic, whose YouTube channel is awesome.
Beach ultimate is SO much fun!