Coopersville Ultimate Frisbee Club

4-8th Co-ed Team  + 
High School Co-ed team

Coopersville  Ultimate Frisbee Club exists to provide high level Ultimate Frisbee for anyone 4th-8th grade and High School.

For ANY skill level. No experience required.

Ultimate is so much more than a sport. It's a community. Ultimate takes the best parts of other sports and make something even better. Give Ultimate a chance. It's worth it.

Free Drop-in to try out the sport! ​​

  • THURS 4/1 4-8th Grade + High School
    6-8pm  @ Grand River Riverfront Park

  • SAT 4/3 4-8th Grade + High School
    9:30-11:15am @ MacKay Jaycee Park

  • SPRING BREAK CAMP, APRIL 5-9. 9-11AM

    • @ MacKay Jaycee Park. ​

    • $40/person. Register here

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Our teams compete in leagues with 6 other Middle School Teams + 4 High School teams.

Everyone is welcome regardless of experience! We will teach you how to throw, catch, run, and have fun playing Ultimate.

Players from our club have gone on to play in High School National Invite Tournaments, College and a few even played Professionally.

Questions: email Mike@ZigZagUltimate.com or call/text 616.606.DISC

Our season starts April 11th with an optional Spring Break camp beforehand

 

4th-8th grade Co-ed team

Pre-season Interest and Info meeting

  • Monday March 29th @ 5:30-6pm

    • Zoom link password: ultimate

Optional Spring Break Camp

  • *Optional Spring Break Camp. 9-11am @ MacKay Jaycee park. April 5-9th.

    • *location changed!

Practices

  • 1x a week practices (Choose one)

    • Sundays 3:15-5pm @ Veterans Park in Coopersville

      • NOTE, you may attend other practices around the city! Just a bonus option. Not required.

Games

  • Fridays 5:30pm @ Rotating location

Tournaments *optional*

  • Saturday May 15th 9-noon in Grand Rapids

  • State Championship: June 5th 9-1pm  in Grand Rapids

Coaches

  • Zahra Franco, 8 years experience in the Dominican Republic

  • Mike "Zaags" Zaagman, 14 years experience in Grand Rapids as well as with the Detroit Mechanix Pro Ultimate Frisbee team

REGISTRATION INFO

  • Registration per player: $100, $50, $25, or FREE. Scholarships available! Pay What you can! 

  • Spring Break Camp: $40​

  • 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)

High School Co-ed Team

Pre-season Interest and Info meeting

    • Monday March 29th @ 6-6:30pm

      • Zoom link password: ultimate

Optional Spring Break Camp

  • *Optional Spring Break Camp. 9-11am @ MacKay Jaycee park. April 5-9th.

    • *location changed!

Practices, choose 2

  • Sundays 3:15-5pm @ Veterans Park in Coopersville

  • Mondays and Wednesdays 4:30-6:30pm @ MacKay Jaycee Park

  • Thursdays 5:30-7:30pm @ Lamar Park

Tournaments

*As a team, we will decide which tournaments to attend. We are not expecting to go to all of these and we don't expect each player to attend every tournament.

  • Saturday May 1 10-2pm in Lansing

  • Saturday May 15 10-2pm  in Grand Rapids

  • Saturday May 22 10-2pm in Kalamazoo

  • State Championship: June 12 10-3pm  in Grand Rapids

Coaches

  • Zahra Franco, 8 years experience in the Dominican Republic

  • Mike "Zaags" Zaagman, 14 years experience in Grand Rapids as well as with the Detroit Mechanix Pro Ultimate Frisbee team

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." 

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 in to the basic philosophy of the sport, it is written in to 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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