Lowell Ultimate Club

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

Free 4-8th Grade Drop-in

Try it out + consider joining for the season!

  •  MON May 17 @ MacKay Jaycee Park. 6-8pm *Girls only!

  • TUE May 18 @ Ada Township Park. 4:30-6:30pm

  • Thurs May 20 @ Grand River Riverfront Park. 6-8pm

  • Fri May 21 @ MacKay Jaycee Park 5:30-7:30pm 

LOWELL 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.

SUMMER SEASON OPTIONS:
Register for the WHOLE summer. This is ideal! It includes a bit of everything we offer. Discounted Summer camps, pro game + clinic tickets, practices, games, tournaments, t-shirt.  We expect you to miss a week or 2 - since it's the summer!

OR you can register for 1/2 of the summer. Summer Session 1 or Summer Session 2.

Oh, and don't forget...we never want finances to be a reason not to play! Please reach out if you need a scholarship. 

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. 

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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 Grandville Middle School, then Forest Hills Ultimate Frisbee Club. 

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WHO IS RUNNING THIS? COACHING?

Lowell 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 June 15th 

 

4th-8th grade Co-ed team

Not ready to commit yet? Fill out this interest form: bit.ly/lowellultimateinterest

Practices

  • 1x a week practices (Choose one)

    • Tuesdays 4:30-6:30pm @ Ada Township Park
    • We would like to host a practice at Grand River Riverfront Park. Please fill this out if TUE @ Ada Township Park doesn't work and you still want to play. 

Games

  • Wednesday's 5pm @ Gainey Athletic Complex

Tournaments *optional*

  • Saturday June 16, July 31, and August 21 9-noon 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

There are 3 options to play this Summer, WHOLE summer or Summer 1 or Summer 2

 

WHOLE Summer Season: 6/15-8/26, $225/person

Includes…

    • One (or more) practice per week + Wednesday games

      • You may attend multiple practice per week!​

    • 2 Saturday tournaments (3 options)

    • 2 Summer Camps discounted to $25/each  (3 options)

    • T-shirt 

    • 2 Pro game admissions + 2 Clinics before the game w/ pro players (6 options)

    • NO Ultimate July 5-9

    • DISCOUNT: $25 off (total) per family member

Register for just one Summer Session, $100/person

  • Summer 1: 6/15-7/29

  • Summer 2: 7/19-8/26

  • Includes one tournament

Summer Camps, info page

  • 9-1pm every day in Byron Center, MI 

  • 3 camps

    • June 21-24 MON-THURS

    • July 21-24 WED-SAT

      • July 24, 2-6pm + Pro game at 6pm @ GRCHS​

    • Aug 16-19 MON-THURS​

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

Not ready to commit yet? Fill out this interest form: bit.ly/lowellultimateinterest

Practices, choose 2 of 4 per week

  • Mondays and Wednesdays 6-8pm @ MacKay Jaycee Park

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

  • We would like to host a practice at Grand River Riverfront Park. Please fill this out if TUE @ Ada Township Park doesn't work and you still want to play. 

Games

  • Most Mondays 6pm @ Gainey Athletic Complex

Tournaments *optional*

  • Saturday June 16, July 31, and August 21 9-noon 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

There are 3 options to play this Summer, WHOLE summer or Summer 1 or Summer 2

 

WHOLE Summer Season: 6/15-8/26, $225/person

Includes…

    • Two practices per week + Wednesday games​

    • 2 Saturday tournaments (3 options)

    • 2 Summer Camps discounted to $25/each  (3 options)

    • T-shirt 

    • 2 Pro game admissions + 2 Clinics before the game w/ pro players (6 options)

    • NO Ultimate July 5-9

    • DISCOUNT: $25 off (total) per family member

Register for just one Summer Session, $100/person

  • Summer 1: 6/15-7/29

  • Summer 2: 7/19-8/26

  • Includes one tournament

Summer Camps, info page

  • 9-1pm every day in Byron Center, MI 

  • 3 camps

    • June 21-24 MON-THURS

    • July 21-24 WED-SAT

      • July 24, 2-6pm + Pro game at 6pm @ GRCHS​

    • Aug 16-19 MON-THURS​

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)

REGISTRATION INFO

  • Entire Summer $225/player

    • Includes practices, tournaments, discounted Summer camps, 2 pro games and clinics, and t-shirt

  • One Summer Session $100/player​

    • ​Includes 1 tournament

  • Discounts / Scholarships

    • $25 discount (total) if another family member signs up

    • $25 discount for each person recruited for the current season

  • PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN

    • Pay what you can rates available through the Zig Zag Ultimate Foundation. We are working tirelessly to secure donors and sponsors to make Ultimate a reality for anyone who wants to play.

 

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." 

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LET'S PLAY:

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

As you progress through our club, you can play in High School, College, professionally with the Grand Rapids Pro Team, or maybe even represent Team USA! 

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

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!