Grand Rapids
White Lightning


High School
Ultimate Frisbee Club

 

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Spring Season is HERE!

Join our club this Spring. 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 Spring
1) Mon Night
Co-ed High School League

or

2) BOYS High School JV or Varsity Team

or

GIRLS High School 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.

SPRING Season: 4/11-5/27

Option 1: Join our Monday Night Co-ed High School League

Play every Monday night 5:30-7:30pm 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! Every week we focus on 1-2 concepts and just then just play!

WHAT: Monday High School Co-ed League

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

WHEN: 5:30-7:30pm starting April 11th

WHERE: MacKay Jaycee Park

Option 2: Join the BOYS JV or Varsity High School Team or GIRLS Varsity High School

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 have been around since 2012! Come be a part of our rich tradition, make a bunch of new friends, and play a lot of Ultimate! 

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.

Practices: Attend 2 times per week.​

  • 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

    • Thurs 5:30-7:30pm @ Grand River Riverfront Park

Tournaments

  • ​April 30-May 1 in Chicago​

    • Varsity Team only​, JV IF we can get enough

  • May 14th in Saginaw

  • State Championship June 4th in Kalamazoo

SPRING OPTIONS:

REGISTRATION INFO

  • Monday Night League $50/player

    • Includes Monday night sessions! 

  • GIRLS TEAMS + BOYS TEAMS

    • New Player intro rate: $100

      • ​Includes 2 sessions per week + 2 tournaments in Michigan​​
      • Out of state tournament extra, optional

      • Subsidized by Michael Cannon Memorial fund.

    • Returning Player rate: $150

      • ​Includes 2 sessions per week + tournaments in Michigan

      • Out of state tournaments extra, optional

      • Want to go above and beyond and go to 3 practices per week? You don't need to, but you may! Additional practices are $50/season.

Uniforms *JV+Varsity team only*

  • 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)

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. ​​​

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

  • 2) Apply for the "Every Kid Sports" scholarship.

    • Cover season dues + equipment

    • An outside organization which pays youth sports registration fees for kids from qualifying income-restricted families. 

    • ​​Families can apply four times a year, per child, to ensure year-round participation.

    • Funds are deposited to a card for private provided a pre-loaded “smart” debit card.

    • Anyone with supporting documents for SNAP, Medicaid, and/or WIC, qualify.​

    • everykidsports.org/

  • 3) 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. 

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!

Preseason Events *for anyone!

  • Sat April 2 @ MacKay Jaycee Park​

    • 9-11am

    • *Must be at least 50 degrees! Otherwise we will cancel​

    • Free and open to ANYONE, new and returning​

Spring Break Camp 

  • Mon-Thurs April 4-7th.

  • 9-Noon @ MacKay Jaycee Park

  • $50/person

  • This camp is designed for all skill levels. You don't even have to know how to throw a frisbee! If you have been playing for a while you will get placed in a separate group to keep advancing your skills. 
    And it will be SO FUN! 

  • More info

 
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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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