Grandville Ultimate Frisbee

Grandville Ultimate 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.

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. 
The sport lends itself well to being inclusive because it takes EVERYONE to move the disc down the field. 

WHO WILL WE PLAY:

We play in the Zig Zag Ultimate league with some school teams and some club teams. So, we might play West Side Christian, then Lowell, then Coopersville, then Forest Hills Ultimate Frisbee Club. 

WHO IS RUNNING THIS? COACHING?

Grandville Ultimate Club, is a branch of Zig Zag Ultimate. Zig Zag Ultimate was started in 2012 and now has 400+ youth playing every year with teams all around West Michigan. ZZU offers leagues for: 4-8th Grade, High School, Adult, College Teams, and a partnered with the Grand Rapids Pro team. 

Our Head Coaches are players from the Pro Team, some who have played high level club, some with  7+ years experience coaching, and everything in between. Assistant coaches often have less experience, but just as much charisma! 

Our season starts April 15th

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4th-8th grade Co-ed team

Practices

  • 1x a week practices (Choose one)

    • Thursdays 4:30-6:30pm @ John Ball Park

      • Ideally, this one! 

    • Mondays 4-6pm @ MacKay Jaycee Park

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

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! 

  • 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

Practices, choose 2 of 4 per week

  • Thursdays 4:30-6:30pm @ John Ball Park

    • Ideally this one​

  • Then pick from one of these 2

    • Mondays and Wednesdays 6-8pm @ MacKay Jaycee 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 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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