Grand Rapids Sparks

Ultimate Frisbee Club

4-8th Co-ed Teams

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Summer Season

Registration is LIVE!

Join a team that fits your schedule. Each team in the league is set up for any and all skill levels. Your team will be made up of brand new players, experienced players, and everything in between. 

We work hard to be inclusive and welcoming. Can't throw a frisbee? That's ok! We teach hundreds every year! Never forgetting our our main goal of having FUN above all else. 

We hope you sign up for the entire 10 week Summer season and we KNOW you will miss a week or 2. If you didn’t miss a week, we might question your summer plans! We price it out assuming you will miss some practices...cause it’s the summer!

There is also an option to join just for a 6 week session as well. 

Summer 4-8th Grade info! 

It all starts June 14th

Practices

  • Once per week with your team! Find a team that fits your schedule. 

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Summer Season: 6/15-8/26, $225/person

Includes…

    • One (or more) practice per week + Wednesday games

      • You may attend multiple practice per week!​

    • 2 Saturday tournaments (3 options)

    • 2 Summer Camps discounted to $25/each  (3 options)

    • T-shirt 

    • 2 Pro game admissions + 2 Clinics before the game w/ pro players (6 options)

    • NO Ultimate July 5-9

    • DISCOUNT: $25 off (total) per family member

Register for just one Summer Session, $100/person

  • Summer 1: 6/15-7/29

  • Summer 2: 7/19-8/26

  • Includes one tournament

Summer Camps, info page

  • 9-1pm every day in Byron Center, MI 

  • 3 camps

    • June 21-24 MON-THURS

    • July 21-24 WED-SAT

      • July 24, 2-6pm + Pro game at 6pm @ GRCHS​

    • Aug 16-19 MON-THURS

Games

  • Wednesdays 5pm @ Gainey Athletic Complex

Tournaments *optional*

  • Saturday June 16, July 31, and August 21 9-noon in Grand Rapids

Uniforms

  • Jersey $35 (unless you have one from a previous season)

  • Shorts, $35 (optional)

  • Cleats are required (soccer, lacrosse, or football)

    • We have several donated cleats! There is a chance we have your size. ​

  • Disc, $10 (optional)

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Teams all around the city! 

Learn about the Club!

REGISTRATION INFO

  • Entire Summer $225/player

    • Includes practices, tournaments, discounted Summer camps, 2 pro games and clinics, and t-shirt

  • One Summer Session $100/player​

    • ​Includes 1 tournament

  • Discounts / Scholarships

    • $25 discount (total) if another family member signs up

    • $25 discount for each person recruited for the current season

  • PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN

    • Pay what you can rates available through the Zig Zag Ultimate Foundation. We are working tirelessly to secure donors and sponsors to make Ultimate a reality for anyone who wants to play.

Upcoming Leagues

Spring

League

April 11 - May 26

Find a team to practice with once per week.
Games Friday nights. 

Summer League 1

June 14-July 30

Once per week practice: Mon/Tue/Thurs (choose 1)

Games Wednesdays and

Summer Camps

Summer League 2

July 19-Aug 27

Once per week practice: Mon/Tue/Thurs (choose 1)

Games Wednesdays and

Summer Camps

Fall

League

Sept 13-Oct 29

Find a team to practice with once per week.
Games Friday nights. 

 

Wed 4-6pm

@ MacKay Jaycee Park in Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids Sparks

Northview Ultimate

Mondays 3:30-5pm

@ Northview Highlands Middle School

Sundays 1-3pm

@ North Rockford Middle School

First week: April 18

Rockford Ultimate

Lowell Ultimate

Thursdays 6-8pm

@ Grand River Riverfront Park

Grandville Ultimate

Thursdays 4:30-6:30pm @ John Ball Park

Forest Hills Ultimate

Tuesdays 4:30-6:30pm 
@ Ada Township Park

West Side Christian Ultimate

North Park Ultimate

East Grand Rapids "Pioneer Ultimate"

Coopersville Ultimate

Weekly practice in addition to your club team. Includes travel to games out of the city.  Location Varies

Competitive Travel Team

 

WHAT IS ULTIMATE FRISBEE:

Combining the nonstop movement and athletic endurance of soccer with the aerial passing skills of football, a game of Ultimate Frisbee is played two seven-player teams on a field similar to football. The object of the game is to score points by catching a pass in the opponent’s end zone. A player must stop running while in possession of the disc, but may pivot and pass to any of the other receivers on the field. 
 

Just like basketball, Ultimate Frisbee is a transition game in which players move quickly from offense to defense on turnovers that occur with a dropped pass, an interception, a pass out of bounds, or when a player is caught holding the disc for more than ten seconds. Although Ultimate Frisbee resembles many traditional sports in its basic athletic requirements, the rules are simpler, which allows the game to be self-officiated. The concept of Spirit of the Game is integrated into the basic philosophy of the sport, it is written into the rules and is practiced at all levels of the games from local leagues to the World Games. 

Several local colleges have teams including GVSU, MSU, Cornerstone, Ferris State, and Calvin College. One day, 

some of our players may play professionally for the Detroit Mechanix or even for Team USA! 

 
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Homeschool Partnerships

We have the pleasure of joining 4 different Homeschool Partnerships! These are for anyone who attends a PRIVATE School OR Homeschool. 

These Partnerships cover dues for Fall, and Spring Seasons.

 

  • Niles Homeschool Partnership: Covers Dues + Cleats 

  • Hamilton Homeschool Partnership: Covers Dues 

  • Jenison Homeschool Partnership: Covers Dues

  • Three Rivers Homeschool Partnership: Covers Dues

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