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Cumberland Middle School Ultimate League

posted Feb 24, 2015, 8:16 AM by Tammy Tarling

Cumberland Middle School 

Ultimate League


1st Practice and Registration Night will be on Monday, March 2nd (03/0215) from 6:00 – 7:30 PM at the Greely MIDDLE SCHOOL GYM.  This is for 5 - 8 Grade boys and girls.   We plan to start the season practicing indoors and then moving outside as weather permits.


First time players are encouraged to come and try it out!!!!!


We will have coaches present to assist with any questions.  The Cumberland Ultimate Web Site will be the best place to get up to the minute information!!! www.cumberlandultimate.com.    The Middle School section of the web page includes a calendar/schedule, sign-up information, instructional videos and all the forms and information you will need to sign up and play.   Registration Forms and Scholarship forms can be found on our website if you wish to complete them beforehand.   Completed applications and payment can be mailed to:   Cumberland Middle School Ultimate8 Blue Moon Drive, North YarmouthME 04097.


If you cannot attend on Monday, don’t be concerned.  Just check the web page for future practice dates and sign up.  We will accept new players through spring break in April.   Cumberland Ultimate offers full scholarships so come check us out!!


There are some basic features of Ultimate that make it unique.

·        Our Middle School team is Co-Ed. 

·        No referees – the kids are responsible to make their own calls on the field with NO outside interference.  They learn about integrity on and off the field and ultimate helps them to develop problem solving skills and self confidence.

·        Kids are NOT broken up into A team or B teams -  we split the kids into teams evenly so everyone gets a chance to play (don’t be fooled, games can get intense).



Combining the non-stop movement and athletic endurance of soccer with the aerial passing skills of football, a game of Ultimate is played by two seven-player squads with a high-tech plastic disc on a field similar to football. The object of the game is to score by catching a pass in the opponent’s end zone. A player must stop running while in possession of the disc, but may pivot and pass to any of the other receivers on the field.


Ultimate is a transition game in which players move quickly from offense to defense on turnovers that occur with a dropped pass, an interception, a pass out of bounds, or when a player is caught holding the disc for more than ten seconds. Ultimate is governed by Spirit of the Game™, a tradition of sportsmanship that places the responsibility for fair play on the players rather than referees. Ultimate is played in more than 42 countries by hundreds of thousands of men and women, girls and boys.



There is a reason why hundreds of new people begin playing Ultimate each year. Ultimate is genuinely fun and exciting. The unique flying options of the disc mean that no two throws look alike and the options are limitless. It's relatively new in the world of sports (since 1968) and has been gaining rapidly in popularity ever since. Players of all ages and levels enjoy the unique challenges this sport offers. Once you get started you will be hooked on Ultimate. 


From the beginner to the elite player, Ultimate is a terrific sport that offers challenges at all levels of play. Ultimate combines athletic skills of running, catching and throwing. Additional skills and athleticism beyond that are left up to the player's imagination. Many athletes of other sports find the transition to Ultimate both easy and rewarding, as the sport requires many of the same techniques as basketball, soccer and even lacrosse. Whether you play-pick up occasionally at the local park or practice three times a week with your team, playing Ultimate will leave you feeling energized and alive. 



Although Ultimate is sometimes stigmatized as a "tree-hugger" sport, in reality Ultimate is a legitimate sport with a national governing body. Ultimate is a real sport, with official rules, leagues, competitions at all age levels. Ultimate demands extraordinary fitness, endurance and skill; an intellect which understands the physics of the disc and strategies of play; as well as an honest and trusting temperament committed to the Spirit of the Game. Ultimate is a great sport to begin as a child or to start getting into as an adult; due to the sport's relative newness, the Ultimate family welcomes any player that has an interest. 



Ultimate is a great sport for school districts or anyone who is interested in trying something new and different with minimal costs. The equipment needed to play are incredibly few and relatively inexpensive. In addition to a low cost, Ultimate combines athletic skills that children learn throughout their physical educations and can be easily applied to the sport of Ultimate. Due to the low cost and the easy transition from other sports, Ultimate is a perfect sport to introduce students. 



Ultimate develops acceptance of responsibility for one's own behavior. Participation truly builds character, self-reliance, listening and negotiating skills and leadership qualities due to the sport's official rules of Spirit of the Game. In addition, more and more top colleges have serious Ultimate teams and playing from a young age may give students a competitive edge when applying to schools.



Whether you are going off to college, moving to a new town or just interested in meeting new outgoing and energetic people, Ultimate provides a great social outlet and opportunity to do so. Ultimate often brings out people with similar interests and even when it doesn't; playing Ultimate together creates a strong bond in itself. Ultimate Players love feeling that they are a part of this unique community; especially since the Ultimate community is relatively small compared to other sports, players of Ultimate find themselves part of a close knit family. Also unique to the sport is the innate friendly dynamic between teammates and opposing teams which is also facilitated by the Spirit of the Game.