Spring 2020 - Welcome

Hawks Ultimate at Hamilton International Middle School



Welcome to Hamilton Hawks Ultimate!
This website will be your primary source of information about the Hamilton Ultimate Club. Please bookmark this site, come
back often, and use it as a reference.

And... PLEASE READ THIS SITE!  It likely contains everything you need to know (at least for now). If you have a question,
email us. But before you email us, PLEASE READ THIS SITE!

The Spring Middle School League is a club sport and is not affiliated with Seattle Public Schools or Hamilton International
Middle School. The spring league is administered by DiscNW.

Find out more here: 2020 Middle School Mixed Spring League   

Season Schedule

 Thursday, Feb 13 We would love to see players registered by this date to assist our coaches with organizing the     tryouts. 
 Monday, Feb 24, 11:59 pm Registration officially closes. Any registrants after this time can email to be placed on a waitlist.
 Tuesday, Feb 25 8th grade tryouts at Wallingford Park 4:00-5:45
 Players to meet in Hawks' Nest by 4 pm
 Wed AM, Feb 26 8th grade team rosters announced! 8th graders who aren't placed on the team can try out 
 again on Thursday for placement on the 7/8 team. 
 Wednesday, Feb 26 6th grade tryouts at Wallingford Park 2:45-4:30
 Players to meet in Hawks' Nest by 2:45 pm
 Thursday, Feb 27 7th & 7/8th grade tryouts at Wallingford Park 4:00-5:45. 
 
Players to meet in Hawks' Nest by 4 pm. 
 8th graders who want to be considered for 7/8 team MUST attend this Thursday tryout!
 Sunday, Mar 1 Team rosters and practice schedule announced
 Week of Mar 2 Team practices begin
 Saturday, Mar 7 First games
 Saturday, May 9 &16 Playoffs

Other dates to keep in mind:
  • Feb 17 - 21: Mid-winter break
  • Apr 13 - 17: Spring break -- No practices during break, but we may have games on the weekends before and after the break.
  • Apr 25 - 26: Spring Reign -- Largest youth tournament in the world! See below, for details.

Practice Locations and Information

Each team will practice twice a week, either Tue/Thu or Mon/Wed. 

Securing fields in Seattle is difficult.  Getting fields near Hamilton is even harder. Wallingford Park cannot be reserved and often gets closed in the Spring. 

Below is our tentative schedule, but we will send out final practice schedules and locations when team rosters are announced.  Practice fields are subject to change.

6th Grade Both Teams - Mon/Wed Wallingford Park
7th Grade Team - Tues/Thurs Ballard Playfield or Wallingford Park (TBD)
7/8 Grade Team - Mon/Wed at Ballard Playfield
8th Grade - Mon/Wed at Ballard Playfield
Ballard Playfield
Ballard Community Center
6020 28th Ave NW
Seattle WA 98107
Wallingford Playfield
Adjacent to HIMS
Players at the Ballard fields will be required to get themselves to and from practice on their own. There is an easy Metro connection: the #44 runs along 45th St. to within a few minute walk of the Ballard fields. It is highly recommended that you get your player a youth Orca card. There are a lot of HIMS kids that take this route as their transportation home as well as two teams worth of players that will be on the bus. Your player will be in good company!

Practices at Ballard will run from roughly 4:30pm - 6:00pm (3:15-4:45 Wednesdays);
Practices at Wallingford would run from 4:00pm - 5:30pm (2:45pm - 4:15 Wednesdays).
Players are welcome to leave directly from the fields and are not required to return to school before heading home.

Fees
  • Participation fees are anticipated to be $150 per player ($30 additional if player needs a red spring league shirt).
  • Fees will be collected after team placements have been made.
  • Hamilton ultimate is a pay-what-you-can program -- partial and full scholarships are available.
  • Ability to pay is never a consideration for acceptance into our program.
  • The link to the payment page will be coming shortly.


How to Register
  • Complete and submit the Hamilton Ultimate Club Registration form including Hamilton Ultimate Club Participation Agreement and Release here                 
IMPORTANT: Players can not participate in tryouts without completing this registration form and release.
Registration closes on Monday, Feb 24th at 11:59pm

Tryouts
  • Tryouts are scheduled to start on Tues, Feb 24 -- the week after mid-winter break. Schedule and location as shown above, under Season Schedule. 
  • Please read our Acceptance Criteria.
What to bring
  • A warm layer and rain jacket
  • Appropriate and comfortable athletic clothing. Synthetic shirt and shorts is best.
  • Long sleeves and tights when it's cold, ultimate gloves optional
  • Cleats
  • Water bottle
  • Snack
  • Fantastic ultimate spirit!
Games
  • Game schedules will be posted on the DiscNW Middle School Spring League page.
  • Games will be played each Saturday from Mar 7 through May 16, generally between 8:00am and 5:00pm.
  • There will be between 6-9 regular season games and 1-3 playoff games.
Transportation
  • Players must have their own transportation to practices and games.
  • We would love to enlist a parent to organize a practice and game-day carpool system. If you'd like to be a Carpool Coordinator or participant, or Metro Bus Chaperone, please email us at hamiltonhawksultimate@gmail.com.
Please Note: There is no after-school Activity Bus. Spring Ultimate is not affiliated with Seattle Public Schools or Hamilton International Middle School. Because of this, utilizing the Activity Bus is not an option for participants of Spring Ultimate. 

Tournaments

Spring Reign
  • Spring Reign will be held the weekend of April 25 & 26 at Skagit River Park in Burlington.
  • Each team and set of coaches will organize their team's participation. Teams may be combined based on player availability.
  • Player participation in Spring Reign is at the sole discretion of the coaches and steering committee of the Hamilton Ultimate Club.
  • There will be an additional tournament fee of $42 per player

If you have any questions, please email us at hamiltonhawksultimate@gmail.com

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