Fall 2015 - Welcome

Hamilton Hawks Ultimate at Hamilton International Middle School


Welcome to Hamilton Hawks Ultimate!
This website will be your primary source of information about the ultimate program at Hamilton International Middle School (HIMS). Please bookmark this site, come back often, and use it as a reference for information regarding ultimate at HIMS.

Fall Ultimate at HIMS is a sanctioned sport run by the Seattle Public Schools and governed by the policies of the Seattle Public Schools, Hamilton International Middle School, DiscNW, and the Hamilton Ultimate Club. The fall league is administered and scheduled by DiscNW.

Find out more here: 2015 Fall Public Middle School League



Fall Drizzle
  • The Middle School division for Fall Drizzle will be held on Sunday, October 18 at Skagit River Park in Burlington.
  • Our club has a bid to take 2 teams (hoping to get a 3rd).
  • We will most likely not be taking 6th graders.
  • Priority for placement on a tournament team will be given to A and B team players. Any other available spots will be filled by C team players.
  • Fall Drizzle is not a Seattle Public Schools sanctioned tournament. Participation in Fall Drizzle is at the sole discretion of the coaches and steering committee of the Hamilton Ultimate Club. All participants are required to have their own medical insurance.


Practice!

  • Practice time is 2:30pm - 4:20pm.
  • Players that are practicing at Wallingford Playfield can go directly to the field after school.
  • Players that are practicing at Lower Woodland will meet at the Hawks Nest. Teams will walk to Lower Woodland and return together with the coaches. No Exceptions!
  • Players practicing at Lower Woodland will return to Wallingford Playfield and be released there at 4:20. No Exceptions!
  • Again, all Players will be released at 4:20pm at the Wallingford Playfield.
What to bring
  • Appropriate and comfortable athletic clothing. Synthetic shirt and shorts is best
  • A warm layer and rain jacket
  • Cleats (preferable) or sneakers
  • Water
  • Snack
  • Fantastic Spirit and a Great Ultimate Attitude!

Practice Days

  • A Team
    • Tuesday and Friday - Wallingford Playfield
  • B Team
    • Monday and Wednesday - Wallingford Playfield
  • C Team
    • Tuesday and Friday - Wallingford Playfield
  • C Blue Team
    • Monday - Lower Woodland
    • Wednesday - Wallingford Playfield
  • C Yellow Team
    • Monday - Wallingford Playfield
    • Wednesday - Lower Woodland

Games!

Game Schedule
  • Game schedules can be found on the Teams Page.
  • Game schedules can also be viewed on the DiscNW Public Middle School League page.
  • Games will be played each Saturday from Oct 3 through Nov 21, generally between 8:00am and 5:00pm.
  • There will be up to 8 scheduled games (6 regular season game, 2 playoff games).

Game Rosters
Because of large turnout, and our desire to allow all 7th and 8th Graders to participate in our program, we have very large team rosters this season. We will be instituting Game Rosters across all our teams. Each game, we will have a maximum of 16 boys on the Game Roster.

To facilitate this, we will be asking each player to choose 1 or 2 (out of 6) regular season games to NOT play this season. During the first week of the season, an online poll will be sent to parents, allowing families an opportunity to select the game days they will not participate. This will be first come, first served. Coaches will fill in the blanks, and be the arbiters of any scheduling conflicts. Coaches have the final decision.

Players who are not on the Game Roster are still encouraged to attend the games: to support their teammates, to help coaches with substitutions, to help with game strategy, to cheer their team! But many families have a weekend or two where they have other plans, so this will be a good opportunity schedule that in.

Coaches will have final discretion on Game Rosters, substitutions, and play time. While we will absolutely do our best to see that all players get equal play time during the regular season (per our program policy), we are under no obligation to do so. Please understand this.






More Info - Forms and Stuff

Academic Standards

  • From the HIMS website: Player eligibility will be based on a 2.0 average for all classes with no more than one core subject (math, reading, writing, social studies, or science) having a sub-2.0 grade at any time.
  • Teams are required to submit a player eligibility sheet (grade sheet) to the school athletic director each week. Students who are not academically eligible cannot play in games that week, but can still participate in practice. Hamilton school staff will work with those students to set up an academic plan to get back on track.


PE Waivers

Students who do not enroll in a PE class at HIMS are required to complete at least 60 hours of organized athletic activity during the school year. Students are required to submit a PE Waiver to the HIMS Office, stating their plan for organized athletic activity.

  • More info about the PE Waiver at HIMS
  • PE Waivers can be obtained from the HIMS Office
  • 46 Hours - Total estimate of hours for the PE Waiver for Fall Ultimate
    • 8 week season, 23 events (including tryouts, practices, and games), 2 hours per event

Transportation

HOST Activity Bus
  • Players can take advantage of the HOST after-school Activity Bus to get home after practice.
  • Students are required to complete and submit the Non-HOST Bus Permission Form.
  • The HOST bus doesn't run on Friday. If we have Friday practice, students who have completed a Non-HOST Bus Permission Form will be provided a Metro bus voucher to get home.
Game Days
  • Players must have their own transportation to games.
  • If we can, we will enlist a parent to organize a game-day carpool system.
  • If you would like to be our Carpool Coordinator, please email us at hamiltonhawksultimate@gmail.com.


Tournaments

Fall Drizzle
  • The Middle School division for Fall Drizzle will be held on Sunday, October 18 at Skagit River Park in Burlington.
  • Our club has a bid to take 2 teams (hoping to get a 3rd).
  • We will most likely not be taking 6th graders.
  • Priority for placement on a tournament team will be given to A and B team players. Any other available spots will be filled by C team players.
  • Fall Drizzle is not a Seattle Public Schools sanctioned tournament. Participation in Fall Drizzle is at the sole discretion of the coaches and steering committee of the Hamilton Ultimate Club. All participants are required to have their own medical insurance.
  • See link above to Register.

Equipment / Jerseys
  • Footwear: Soccer or football cleats are highly recommended.
  • Clothing: Shorts or athletic pants, a synthetic athletic shirt, and warm/rain layers.
  • Jerseys: Players will be provided a Hamilton Ultimate jersey. These are the property of HIMS and must be returned at the end of the season.
    •  Players who own a Hamilton Ultimate jersey from a previous season may use that jersey.

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