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UGMO 2011-2012


First Practice: Sunday August 28 Underhill 9AM-12PM

Fall Practice Schedule
Monday 5-7 PM Hearst Field
Wednesday 5-7 PM Hearst Field
Sunday 9-noon Underhill

UGMO is gearing up to make another run to the USA Ultimate College Championships. Are you ready to write the next chapter in Cal ultimate history? Practice resumes in the fall. If you don't know, check back for updates! Contact captains Brendan Bulik-Sullivan, Carson Schultz, Andrew Hagen, and James Pollard at calultimate@gmail.com

2010 College Nationals Highlights

UGMO MAKES QUARTERFINALS AT NATIONALS
Ugmo finished tied for 5th at the 2010 UPA College Championships in Madison, Wisconsin May 28-June 1! Cal defeated Kansas, UCSB, and Minnesota to finish second in pool play. In prequarters, UGMO shocked number 1 ranked regional rival Oregon in a 17-15 epic. Cal finally fell to Pitt in the quarters but not before establishing itself as a force on the college ultimate scene. Also congratulations to the Cal's women's ultimate team, the Pie Queens, for qualifying for Nationals and also reaching the quarterfinals! Yeah Cal!

Help support Cal Men's Ultimate at Nationals by donating to UGMO online.
Please support our cause! UGMO is excited to be making another trip to the national championships. However, our team gets very little funding from the University, and the bulk of funding for travel and lodging comes straight out of our own pockets. We appreciate all your help and support!

Follow UGMO on Twitter!
Interested in following live point-by-point updates of Cal Men's Ultimate? Want to relive UGMO's greatest triumphs? Wishing to revel in the colorful witticisms of Twitter-er-in-Chief Jeff Roeder? Now you can by following the official UGMO twitter account!

Follow The Northside Engineer's Club, the official UGMO Blog!
Take a walk on the northside with tournament recaps, strategy sessions, and humorous observations straight from the minds of the players themselves!

2010 Highlights
Check out the Spring 2010 tab to see video highlights of UGMO 2010 during its run to a second straight Nationals appearance!

NEW: Advice for parents who want to watch us play.

Ultimate is a sport that combines running, jumping and coordination, as opposing teams attempt to move the disc upfield and score in endzones on a football-like field by passing among open teammates. Just like other team sports, there is extensive strategy, training and teamwork behind a competitive ultimate game.

For more details on ultimate, check out Ultimate in 10 Simple Rules, or take the time to read through the official rules.

One of the things that sets Ultimate apart from many other sports is that, written into the rules themselves, there is a Spirit of the Game clause embodying respect for fellow players, integrity as a competitor and self-officiation.

College players play a brand of ultimate that is one of the most aggressive, contested, and progressive forms of the sport played today, and yet Spirit of the Game remains at the center of the college ultimate experience.

In the Spring of 2005, the San Francisco Chronicle published an article about Cal Ultimate. The article documents UGMO's season and gives a brief description of the sport. In addition to the write-up, the Chronicle took pictures and made a pretty sweet video. Check it out.


The Team

We play Ultimate at Cal because we enjoy the sport, enjoy the friends and the stories, and simply enjoy savoring the long spring season of college ultimate afforded us by our Northern California location.

We have a team that's a blast to play with and for, both because it is competitive (finishing the 2004 season ranked second in the country), and because of the unique folks who make up the program.

Whether you're a potential player, a fan, or are just curious to know what this is all about, please look around, get in touch, and consider saying hello in person on a field sometime in the near future.


The Season

The official college ultimate season is in the spring. The fall preseason is spent recruiting and teaching new players, while getting in shape and honing skills in preparation for the spring season. We'll hold relaxed practices, send teams of returners playing alongside rookies to tournaments, and generally aim for all to gain experience while playing and practicing.

In the spring, the team will split into an a-team and a b-team. There are no cuts on the b-team; it is open to anyone willing to make the modest time commitments involved with being part of a team. Spots on the a-team are more competitive, and come with a commitment reflecting the time and physical devotion neccessary to work towards our goals.

For both teams (and all 400+ other college ultimate teams nationwide), the spring season culminates in the UPA College Series: Bay Area Sectionals, Northwest Regionals and, for the lucky few, College Nationals, this year in Columbus, OH.


Travels

Each year, Cal travels to tournaments around the country, playing among the most college games of any college ultimate team.

In past years, Cal has sent teams of returners playing aside new recruits to fall tournaments in Santa Cruz, Oregon, and Chico, and has also sent teams to the Classic City Classic in Athens, GA. In the spring, Cal traditionally attends the Santa Barbara Invite, President's Day in San Diego, the Stanford Invite, College Centex, DUI, and the NW college series.

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