4-8th Grade Co-ed
Ultimate Frisbee League

PRESEASON EVENTS:

Learn-to-Play Clinic + Meet the coaches and teammates for the seasonzzu.info/preseason

FALL SEASON STARTS SEPT 12 

Join our club this Fall. We believe Ultimate Frisbee is the best sport in the world. All skill levels welcome. We will teach you how to play - or come really good. Our teams have brand new players and players with over 5 years experience. 

Fall Season Options:

  • Fall Preseason events. Click here to receive email updates about upcoming dates.

  • Join the 7 week Fall League: Starting Sept 12

    • Everyone can play - regardless of skill level

    • Find a team to join! There are a lot around the city: Once per week practice + Friday games​

  • Tryout for the 6-8th Grade Travel Team

Scholarships available, 100% acceptance rate.

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. 

Learn more about how to play! Read up about it or watch a video.

Learn about the Club!

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PRESEASON EVENTS:

Learn-to-Play Clinic + Meet the coaches and teammates for the season. 
These sessions are designed for players of all skill levels. We will teach you how to throw, play, or some really good! 

Open to anyone 4-8th Grade and High School. Fill out this link to get email updates on upcoming Free Drop-in Sessions and to RSVP: zzu.info/preseason

Tentative schedule:

  • SAT August 20 9-10:30am @ Cutler Park

  • MON August 22 6-8pm @ Gainey Athletic Complex

  • WED August 24 6-8pm @ Gainey Athletic Complex

  • SAT August 27 9-11am @ MacKay Jaycee Park *exact dates TBD

​Fall Local Team Program Structure

Find a team that practices close to you - each team practices once per week! We have a lot of teams all around the city. Everyone comes together on Friday nights for games. Optional tournaments as well! 

Everyone makes the team! If you want to play you can play. We fully expect most everyone to have no experience. *NOTE, we do have a competitive Travel team as well. 

Practices 1x week

Tournaments + Games

  • Games Friday's 5:30-7:30pm @ MacKay Jaycee Park

  • Tournaments (optional) Saturday mornings.

    • Exact dates TBD

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)

REGISTRATION INFO

  • New Player intro rate: $100

    • ​Includes 1 practice/week, all games, and discounted optional tournaments

    • Subsidized by Michael Cannon Memorial fund.

  • Returning Player rate: $125

    • ​Includes 1 practice/week, all games, and discounted optional tournaments

  • Consider donating to help another Frisbee player play this Fall!

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FINANCIAL OPTIONS

We don't want finances to get in the way of playing! There are 3 simple options to have all of your dues covered and some that cover equipment, too. ​​​

  • We will cover your dues 100% acceptance rate - please reach out to this organizations first

  • Apply for the "All Kids Play" Scholarship 

    • Cover season dues + equipment

    • Use your W-2 to prove a need

      • For a full grant, you must make less than 60% of the estimated median income by household size for your state. 

      • To qualify for a partial grant (50% of the cost), you must make less than the estimated median income by household size for your state.

    • allkidsplay.org

  • Please reach out! We want you to play Ultimate Frisbee with us. 

Fall 6-8th Grade Travel Team 

  • The purpose of this team is to create a more competitive environment for players who wish to travel and compete against players from around the Midwest. While we firmly believe we can achieve great competition with our local teams, this team is an additional fun option for the Fall Season! 

  • This is a tryout team, meaning we will take a limited number of players. We encourage all players to tryout regardless of your “perceived” skill level. Bring your A game and let the coaches decide. 

  • We have a long season to help you improve on your weaknesses and hone in on your strengths.

  • Tryouts:

    • Friday September 16th 5:30-7:30pm @ MacKay Jaycee Park

  • Anticipated Schedule: September 19 - Oct 28 1x Week Event:

      • Monday practices at MacKay Jaycee Park. Exact time based on player availability: 5:30-7:30pm

    • 1-2 games in Kalamazoo vs. Kalamazoo school teams.

    • 2-3 Tournaments

    • End of Season Party

  • More info link

WHAT PARENTS SAY:

  • "This is the first sport my son actually enjoys. We wouldn't let him play football after he got injured."

  • "I like it because my 4th grade son, 7th grade daughter, and 8th grade son can all play at the same time. ONE car trip!"

  • "I was hesitant about the fact that there are no refs, but after the first game I'm surprised at how well it works. They actually talk about disagreements to each other instead of needing a ref." 

  • "I appreciate that I don't have to worry about concussions like when he was doing football. I also love knowing my son will always get a good workout in every single practice and game." 

Fall Season: ​9/12-10/28
1x week practice + FRI games

 

Winter Season: ​11/7-12/16
1x week practice + 1x week games
All indoors!
 

Do you want a team at your school? Send an email connecting us with your principle.

Do you want a team in your neighborhood? Let us know! All we need are 10 people and we have a 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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