Grand Rapids Sparks

Ultimate Frisbee Club

4-8th Co-ed Teams

Spring Season

Registration is LIVE!

Free 4-8th Grade Drop-in

Try it out + consider joining for the season!

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. 

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

 

There is also a competitive travel team that is for players who have played for at least one season with our club.  All players will play on a local team in addition to the travel team. Practices will be once per week. Games will be vs. teams outside of the city. Email Mike@ZigZagUltimate.com if interested!

Spring 4-8th Grade info! 

It all starts April 12th.

Practices

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

Games

  • Fridays 5:30pm @ Rotating location

Tournaments *optional*

  • Saturday May 15th 9-noon in Grand Rapids

  • State Championship: May 29th 9-1pm  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

  • Registration per player: $100

    • Includes everything: practices, games, and tournaments! 

  • Discounts / Scholarships

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

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

    • $275 per season max per family

  • 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! 

 
 

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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