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.

SUMMER SEASONS STARTS
June 13 or July 18

 

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. 

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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. 

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! 

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4th-8th grade Co-ed team

Not ready to commit yet? Fill out this interest form: zzu.info/lowell

Season structure

  • Entire Summer

    • 10 weeks, 1x week practice + Wednesday games​

    • Two Saturday Tournament

    • 2 discounted to $25 summer camps

    • 2 Pro game admissions

    • Team Website

    • T-shirt

    • Starts June 13

  • Summer Session 1​

    • 6 weeks, 1x week practice + Wednesday games​

    • One Saturday Tournament

    • Starts June 13

  • Summer Session 2

    • 6 weeks, 1x week practice + Wednesday games​

    • One Saturday Tournament

    • Starts July 18

Practices, once per week (choose one)

  • MON 4:15-6pm @ Gainey Athletic Complex

  • TUE 4:30-6:30pm @ Ada Township Park​

  • Thursdays 5:30-7:30pm @ Cherry Creek Elementary School

Games

  • Wednesdays 5:30pm @ Rotating location vs. local teams. Most @ Gainey Athletic Complex

Coache

  • Mike "Zaags" Zaagman, 15 years experience in Grand Rapids as well as with the Detroit Mechanix Pro Ultimate Frisbee team

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

    • 10 weeks, 1x week practice + Wednesday games​

    • Two Saturday Tournament

    • 2 discounted to $25 summer camps

    • 2 Pro game admissions

    • T-shirt

    • Starts June 13th

  • Summer Session 1​

    • 6 weeks, 1x week practice + Wednesday games​

    • One Saturday Tournament

    • Starts June 13th

  • Summer Session 2

    • 6 weeks, 1x week practice + Wednesday games​

    • One Saturday Tournament

    • Starts July 18th

  • Summer Camps

High School Co-ed Team

Not ready to commit yet? Fill out this interest form: zzu.info/lowell

Season structure

  • Entire Summer

    • 10 weeks, 1x week practice + Wednesday games​

    • Two Saturday Tournament

    • 2 discounted to $25 summer camps

    • 2 Pro game admissions

    • Team Website

    • T-shirt

    • Starts June 13

  • Summer Session 1​

    • 6 weeks, 1x week practice + Wednesday games​

    • One Saturday Tournament

    • Starts June 13

  • Summer Session 2

    • 6 weeks, 1x week practice + Wednesday games​

    • One Saturday Tournament

    • Starts July 18

Practices, once per week (choose one)

  • TUE 4:30-6:30pm @ Ada Township Park​

  • WED 6-8pm @ Gainey Athletic Complex

  • Thursdays 5:30-7:30pm @ Cherry Creek Elementary School

  • email mike@zigzagultimate.com for the other practice

Games

  • Mondays 6-8pm @ Gainey Athletic Complex

Coach

  • Mike "Zaags" Zaagman, 15 years experience in Grand Rapids as well as with the Detroit Mechanix Pro Ultimate Frisbee team

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)

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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. 

 

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

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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 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!