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. 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.
PAST LEAGUE TITLES:
Spring 2023 7-8th Grade Zig Zag Ultimate League Champions. Best of the 12 team league.
Fall 2022 4-6th Grade Zig Zag Ultimate League Champions! We beat out a 23 other teams around the city.
HAVE A BIG FAMILY?
All of our teams practice at the same time and place. We are able to spread out across the fields with different coaches.
4-8th graders play their games on Friday nights while the High Schoolers play their games on Monday nights.
WHO CAN PLAY?
Anyone, boys and girls! We expect most to have never played before - maybe not even know the rules. Or how to throw a disc. As you keep coming you learn the game and how to throw. We work so hard to be welcoming and inclusive.
WHO WILL WE PLAY:
We play in the Zig Zag Ultimate league established in 2012. There are 39 teams in the league across Grand Rapids. We might play West Side Christian, Grandville Middle School, Lowell, Rockford, and more!
4th-6th + 7-8th grade Co-ed teams
April 17 - May 31
Wednesdays 2:30-4:30pm @ Caledonia Lakeside Park
Can't make Wednesdays? We have other options - just let us know! Email email@example.com
Friday's 6:00pm @ MacKay Jaycee park.
Jersey $37 (unless you have one from a previous season)
Shorts $37 (Optional)
Cleats are required (soccer, lacrosse, or football)
We have several donated cleats! There is a chance we have your size.
Disc, $10 (optional)
Dan Preston, has been playing Ultimate for 10+ years and has been the coach for EPIC for the last 4 seasons. His enthusiasm, skill, and dedication to this team make him the perfect coach. Among his accolades, winning the Fall 4-8th Grade 2022 league championship has to be up there!
Registration by March 3, 2024: $150
$50 extra if register after
Consider donating to help another Frisbee player play this spring!
7-8th GRADE ELITE SQUAD The purpose of this squad is to create a more competitive environment for players who wish to further their skills and get ready for high school ultimate. We will hold a tryout 4/17/24 @ MacKay Jaycee Park from 5:30-7:30. The top 10 players will be invited to practice, play, and travel with the high school team for the Spring season.
EPIC Ultimate Jersey Kit
Mobile friendly version
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!