Spring 2019 - 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: 2019 Middle School Mixed Spring League

This year DiscNW registration and start of the season were moved up one week, and tryouts were postponed because of Snowpocalypse.


Season Schedule
 Wednesday, Feb 20, 11:59 pm Registration closes. Any registrants after this time can email to be placed on a  waitlist.
 Friday, Feb 22  DiscNW Registration closes
 Wednesday, Feb 27 7th & 8th grade tryouts at Ballard Playfield 3:15-4:45
   - 6th graders with Junior Jazz conflict welcome
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players to meet in Hawks' Nest by 2:30 and take #44 bus together; pick up at Ballard
 Thursday, Feb 28 6th grade tryouts at Ballard Playfield 4:30-6:00
   - 7th & 8th graders with Seven Hills scrimmage conflict welcome
   - players to meet in Hawks' Nest by 4:00 and take #44 bus together; pick up at Ballard

 Sunday, Mar 3 Team rosters and practice schedule announced
 Week of Mar 4 Team practices begin
 Saturday, Mar 9 First games
 Saturday, May 11 & 18 Playoffs

Other dates to keep in mind:
  • Feb 18 - 22: Mid-winter break
  • Apr 8 - 12: Spring break -- No practices but we may have games on the weekends before and after the break.
  • Apr 27 - 28: Spring Reign -- Largest youth tournament in the world! See below, for details.

Practice Locations and Information

Practice locations and times are still being determined due to the closure of Wallingford Playfield until May.  The website will be updated as new information becomes available.  It is anticipated that each team will practice twice a week, either Tue/Thu or Mon/Wed. There will be no practices during spring break. 

Securing fields in Seattle is difficult.  Getting fields near Hamilton is even harder.  We currently have afternoon reservations at Ballard Playfield Monday - Thursday.  We are also looking into the ability to use Meridian Park, Lower Woodland, and other field space.
Ballard Playfield
Ballard Community Center
6020 28th Ave NW
Seattle WA 98107

Meridian Playfield
4649 Sunnyside Ave N
Seattle WA 98103
Wallingford Playfield
Adjacent to HIMS

Lower Woodland Fields
5201 Green Lake Way N
Seattle WA 98103
View map

Players at the Ballard (and Lower Woodland) 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 $168 per player ($140 without 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.


Two Steps to Register
  1. Complete and submit the Hamilton Ultimate Club Registration form and Hamilton Ultimate Club Participation Agreement and Release here                 
  2. After your player has been placed on a team, you will need to register your player (and at least one parent) with DiscNW.
    • If your player already has an account with DiscNW, please make sure your waivers are updated.
    • If you have not previously registered your player with DiscNW, please follow these instructions:
    1. Go to DiscNW, click "Sign in" in the upper right corner and choose new/not sure.
    2. Enter all required (*) information for the parent and click "Create Account.
    3. Click "Hello [your name]" in the upper right corner of the webpage and select "Your Account" from the drop-down menu
    4. You will be redirected to your account profile. Click the "Edit Profile" button to the right of your account information and select "Add Child" from the drop-down menu
    5. Enter all required (*) information for your child and click "Save."
    6. Make sure you read the cardiac and concussion information and sign all waivers.
IMPORTANT:
  • Players can not participate in tryouts without completing the Hamilton Ultimate Club online registration, which includes the Hamilton Ultimate Club Participation Agreement (Step 1 above).
  • Players will also need to be a currently registered player with DiscNW (Step 2 above).
Tryouts
  • Tryouts are scheduled to start on Monday, Feb 11 -- the week *before* 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
  • 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 9 through May 18, 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 27 & 28 at Skagit River Park in Burlington.
  • We are going to submit bids to take at least 2 teams. This is an invitational tournament, so team participation is not guaranteed.
  • We will most likely not be taking 6th graders. An alternate, local tournament for 6th grade teams may be organized.
  • Priority for placement on a tournament team will be given to 7th and 8th grade A team players.
  • 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 associated with this, tbd.

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