Pro game: AUDL— Dallas Roughnecks vs Austin Sol, 4/2/16

The Dallas Roughnecks play in the AUDL, one of the two professional ultimate leagues in operation (the other is Major League Ultimate), have built an incredible lineup this year with some of the best names in ultimate on the roster. Built around living legend and captain Beau Kittredge, the Roughnecks round out their starting corps with Jimmy Mickle (my favorite player), Dylan Freechild, Kurt Gibson, and Cassidy Rasmussen. All huge names in ultimate.

You should note that there are a few rule differences between middle school ultimate and the AUDL:

  • Double team defensive coverage is allowed in the AUDL but not in middle school ultimate.
  • Games in the AUDL run a certain length of time, not a certain number of points. In middle school ultimate, we play games to 13 or 15.
  • Games in the AUDL are run with observers/referees who make calls. In middle school ultimate, we make all of our own calls.

Bonus video: Beau jumping over a guy:

Bonus bonus: I drafted Beau on my summer league team waaaaay back in the day. It was his first year living in Colorado and I drafted him because he was tall. We ended up winning the league championship that year. I’m the beardless guy holding the disc up, Beau is second from the left. My only ultimate claim-to-fame.

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Hello 2016!

FMS Ultimate is back for another exciting season!

We’re making some big changes to the program this year and splitting up into two overlapping teams— the Intramural Team which meets just twice a week and the Travel Team which will play on the Intramural Team as well as playing and practicing a few more days a week. The Intramural Team’s schedule will be designed to be accommodating as possible for athletes playing other sports this Spring. We want to give new players the chance to try out ultimate in a fun and laid back atmosphere.

The Travel Team is for players who are ready to commit to playing ultimate as their main sport. Travel Team players will also play on the Intramural Team and will have an additional two or three days of practices and games every week. The Travel Team will also play a longer season with practices set to start at the end of March. The Intramural team will start up in the end of April.

We’ll be releasing more details in the coming weeks and will have a parents’ meeting in February, but you can contact me if you have any questions at sheagunther@gmail.com.

Get excited!

Check out more of Chuck’s great ultimate videos on his YouTube page.