Grand Rapids
White Lightning

High School
Ultimate Frisbee Club

2022 Michigan High School Spring State Champions! 

 

Fall Ultimate Season is here! Register today.

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 team has brand new players and players with over 5 years experience. 
 

Our club has been around since 2012 and we hope you are a part of it!

We have TWO options for to play this Fall
1) Co-ed High School JV or Varsity Team

or

2) Mon Night Co-ed High School League

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.

Option 1: Join the Co-ed JV or Varsity High School Team. 

This is the flagship program for our entire club. No matter where you skill level is at - we can find a spot for you! We expect everyone who joins our club to have little to no experience. That's ok! 

We expect each player to attend 2 sessions per week. MON + WED are the main sessions, however, if you can't make those we have supplemental sessions TUE + THURS.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE: Sept 12 - Oct 24

  • Preseason Events

    • Meet the coaches + Learn-to-play sessions *open to any skill level - come new or really good! Majority of the event will be just playing Ultimate.

    • Please RSVP here to be notified about upcoming events: zzu.info/preseason

  • Main Sessions

    • Mondays we all play in the league.

      • 5:30-7:30pm @ MacKay Jaycee Park

    • Wednesday practice​

      • 5:30-7:30pm @ MacKay Jaycee Park

  • Supplemental Practices

    • Tue 4:30-6:30pm @ Ada Township Park

    • Wed 1-3pm @ Caledonia Lakeside Park

    • Thurs 5:30-7:30pm in Lowell.

  • Tournaments

    • The schedule is TBD and all tournaments are optional. We anticipate 1 tournament in Grand Rapids, 1 in the Michigan (within 20 hours), and 1 in Illinois. 

      These are optional, but awesome! 

Option 2: Join our Monday Night Co-ed High School League. 

Play every Monday night 6-8pm with a bunch of friends! Ideally create your own team of 7-12 players and compete against other teams in the league. Can't get 7? Join up with others in the league to make a full team.

All skill levels welcome! 

WHAT: Monday High School Co-ed League

WHO: Register as a team, group of friends, or as an individual

WHEN: Mondays 6-8pm

  • Sept 12 - Oct 24

WHERE: MacKay Jaycee Park

We are the
2022 Michigan High School Spring State Champions! 

Spring of 2022 the Grand Rapids White Lightning Varsity Team were crowned the best team in the State of Michigan! Beating teams from Saginaw, Kalamazoo, Ann Arbor en route to a 12-5 win in the State Championship Finals. 

We are ready to go to defend our title and couldn't be more excited for another year. We graduated 4 seniors and have several incoming Freshman to join the JV and Varsity teams. 

We also hope to recruit more players of any grade to join either team! 

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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!

FINANCIAL OPTIONS

We don't want finances to get in the way of playing! There are 2 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 these 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. 

REGISTRATION INFO

JV or Varsity Teams: $150 per player. $100 for brand new players*​​​

  • Monday games​ + Weekly practice

  • Tournaments are additional, but encouraged! 

    • Generally $25 for in-state tournaments and $40 for out of state tournaments.

  • *Reduced fee due to the Zig Zag Ultimate Foundation

Monday Night League: $65

  • 7 Mondays 6-8pm

Uniforms *JV+Varsity team only* Uniform kit here

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

  • OPTIONAL

    • Dark Jersey $35

    • Reversible, $50 (Both Light and Dark jersey in one!)
    • Shorts, $35
    • Disc, $10
    • Sunn Hoodie, $50 (Long sleeve w/ hoodie)
  • Cleats are required (soccer, lacrosse, or football)

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

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Uniform Kit *Light jersey is only required

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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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