Spring 2022 Welcome!

Hawks Ultimate at Hamilton International Middle School

This website will be your primary source of information about the ultimate program at Hamilton International Middle School.

Registration for tryouts is now closed and spring rosters are posted. Email us at hamiltonhawksultimate@gmail.com with any questions.

Also, It has come to our attention that there is an overlap between Hamilton MS winter sports season schedules that may make it difficult for an interested student to attend Hawks Ultimate tryouts. We do not want any players to be discouraged or penalized due to the overlap with a Hamilton MS winter sport. If your child missed tryouts, please contact hamiltonhawksultimate@gmail.com and we will make other tryout arrangements. In addition, if a player is not able to attend the first week of practices and game due to conflict with HIMS winter sport, it will not be a factor in their team placement and will be an understandable absence from those practices/game.

IMPORTANT: 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: 2022 Middle School Mixed Spring League. Please wait to register for a team until rosters have been released.


Registration

Players must register with DiscNW by Mar 1.

Players can not participate in spring ultimate without completing the Hamilton Ultimate Club online registration, which includes the Hamilton Ultimate Club Participation Agreement. (Please email if you have questions.)


Season Schedule

  • Tryouts are grouped by grade level. If your child missed tryouts due to a winter sports season schedule conflict, please contact hamiltonhawksultimate@gmail.com and we will make other tryout arrangements.

    • 8th grade tryouts Tue Feb 15th 4:00 - 6:00 @ Wallingford Park (meet outside by the Hawks Nest)

    • 6th grade tryouts Wed Feb 16th 2:45 - 4:45 @ Wallingford Park (meet outside by the Hawks Nest)

    • 7th grade tryouts Thu Feb 17th 4:00 - 6:00 @ Wallingford Park (meet outside by the Hawks Nest)

  • Practices starting the week of February 28th

  • March 5th: First day of games.

  • May 9th, 16th: Playoffs


What to Bring

  • Mask

  • Appropriate and comfortable athletic clothing. Synthetic shirt and shorts is best

  • Cleats (preferable) or sneakers

  • A warm layer and rain jacket

  • Water

  • Snack

  • Fantastic Spirit and a Great Ultimate Attitude!


Practice Schedule


Hawks Blue (6)

Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00 - 5:15 @ Wallingford Playfield


Hawks Yellow (6/7)

Mondays 4:00 - 5:15 / Wednesdays 2:45 - 4:00 @ Wallingford Playfield


Hawks A (8A) & C (7/8B)

Mondays 4:15 - 5:45 / Wednesdays 3:00 - 4:30 @ Ballard Playfield (Metro Route 44)


Hawks B (7A)

Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:15 - 5:45 @ Ballard Playfield (Metro Route 44)



Game Schedule

  • Games will be played each Saturday from March 5 through May 16, anywhere between 8:00am and 5:00pm.

  • There will be between 6-9 regular season games and 1-3 playoff games.

  • Game schedules can be viewed on the DiscNW Public Middle School League page. Log in to use the "Sync with your Calendar" option to have games automatically added to your calendar app of choice and to get notified of game changes.

  • Games have typically been played at Ingraham High School, Garfield High School Football Field, or Franklin High School Playfield.

Other dates to keep in mind:

  • Feb 21 - 25: Mid-winter break

  • Apr 11 - 15: Spring break -- No practices but we may have games on the weekends before or after the break.

  • Apr 23 - 24: Spring Reign -- Largest youth tournament in the world! Location: Skagit River Park in Burlington. Sliding scale payment via DiscNW. Please wait to register until more info is provided by the coaches.


Practice Locations and Information

Each team will practice twice a week, either Tue/Thu or Mon/Wed. There will be no practices during spring break.

We currently have afternoon reservations at Ballard Playfield Monday - Thursday. Practices at Ballard will run from roughly 4:15pm - 5:45pm (3:00-4:30 Wednesdays); practices at Wallingford would run from 4:00pm - 5:15pm (2:45pm - 4 Wednesdays). Meridian Playfield is a back up practice location.

Players practicing at the Ballard Playfields will be required to get themselves to and from practice. 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 Hamilton MS 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!

Ballard Playfield

Hawks A, B & C practice field

Meridian Playfield

Back up practice location

Wallingford Playfield

Hawks Blue & Yellow practice field (adjacent to Hamilton MS)

Fees

  • Here is information on how to pay the Hawks Ultimate Club dues. This is in addition to the fee you pay for your player to DiscNW (a sliding scale fee of $0-63). The Hawks Club Ultimate dues are used to cover field rentals, team equipment, and coach expenses not covered by DiscNW. This is different from the fall when many of these items are paid for by SPS.

  • Participation fees are:

    • $130 per player

    • $30 Hawks Ultimate red jersey (those who needed a jersey would have noted this when you registered)

    • $12 per Hawks disc (optional - funds go to supporting Hawks Ultimate!)

  • Fees will be collected after team placements have been made. Please pay as soon as you can and no later than Saturday, March 12th, Thank you!

  • Hawks Ultimate Club does not want finances to be a barrier or burden for any player or family. For that reason, 1/2 scholarships and full scholarships are automatically granted. If a player would like a 1/2 scholarship, please pay half the amount and indicate ‘partial scholarship’ in notes in PayPal or with check. If your player would like a full scholarship (no payment), just email hamiltonhawksultimate@gmail.com to let the Treasurer know. Ability to pay is never a consideration for acceptance into our program.

  • Payment can be made via PayPal or check.


By PayPal:

hamiltonhawksultimate@gmail.com

Please include for reference:

—Your player’s name

—If purchasing a jersey, note “jersey” in the notes

—If purchasing disc(s), note the quantity in the notes


By Check:

Make out check to Hawks Ultimate Club

Please include for reference:

—Your player’s name

—If purchasing a jersey, note this

—If purchasing disc(s), please note the quantity


Mail check to:

Kristine Matthews (Hawks treasurer)

2308 N. 40th Street

Seattle WA 98103


Transportation

  • Players must have their own transportation to practices and games.

  • Let us know if you'd be willing to organize a practice and game-day carpool system. If you'd like to be a Carpool Coordinator or participant, please email us at hamiltonhawksultimate@gmail.com.