Lowell Ultimate Club

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

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.

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. 

SCHEDULE:
Spring 2021: April 15-May 27 (after Spring Break)

  • Practices Thursdays 6-8pm at Grand River Riverfront Park

  • Games on Friday's at rotating locations vs. other teams in West Michigan.  Some @ Riverfront Park! First game is April 23.

  • 2 Tournaments on Saturday mornings, based on player availability.

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO PLAY:

  • Register online.

  • Buy cleats (soccer/football/lacrosse are all great). Invite friends.

  • Bring water bottle and athletic clothes. 

  • Invite Friends.

  • First practice is Thursday April 15th at 6pm @ Grand River Riverside Park. Then every Thursday until May 26. Games are Fridays April 23-May 27. 

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. 

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! 

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." 

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

 

4th-8th grade Co-ed team

Mandatory Pre-season meeting

  • TBD

Optional Spring Break Camp

  • April 5-8, 9-11am @ East Grand Rapids High School

Practices

  • Thursdays 6-8pm @ Grand River Riverfront Park

    • *Different field from High School

  • *NOTE, if unable to make this time work - email us. We may add a Tuesday option. 

Games

  • Fridays 5:30-7:30pm @ Rotating Location vs. other area teams

High School Co-ed team

Mandatory Pre-season meeting

  • TBD

Optional Spring Break Camp

  • April 5-8, 9-11am @ East Grand Rapids High School

Practices

  • Thursdays 6-8pm @ Grand River Riverfront Park

    • *Different field from 4-8th Grade​

  • *NOTE, if unable to make this time work - email us. We may add a Tuesday option. 

Games

  • Fridays 5:30-7:30pm @ Rotating Location vs. other area teams

REGISTRATION INFO​​​

 

  • FIRST TIMERS: ​$50/player if this is your first season with Zig Zag Ultimate
    • ​Discounts:
      • No additional discounts, but if you get any friends to sign up we will give you a disc or a t-shirt for every one you get to sign up!
  • RETURNING PLAYERS: $100/player​​ for everyone returnings
    •  ​Discounts: 
      • $275 family max: IE if 3 or more kids register, it's still $275​
      • If you get any friends to sign up, we will give you a disc or a t-shirt for every one you get to sign up! 
  • Uniforms

    • Jersey, $35.

    • Cleats are suggested (soccer, lacrosse, or football)

    • Disc, $10 (optional)

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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