Grand Rapids Sparks

Ultimate Frisbee Club

4-8th Co-ed Team

Play Ultimate Frisbee this Spring! There are teams that practice all around the city. Find a practice that fits your schedule. Every team practices once per week with everyone coming together for games on Fridays.

We are an Ultimate Frisbee club that plays year-round! We are always welcoming new players. Jump in for a season or sign up for the Zig Zag Ultimate Select Player program: begin with a 7-month commitment. 

What is Ultimate all about? We are glad you asked. We wrote a lot up here: ZigZagUltimate.com/whyplay

Join our 4-8th grade team! When you grow up...join the High School team, attend a college in our college league, join a men's or women's league, or play for the Pro Ultimate team the Grand Rapids Mechanix

Optional Spring Break Camp

  • April 6-9, 9-11am @ East Grand Rapids High School

 

Pick a practice / team to play on

  • SUNDAYS

    • Rockford Ultimate Club 12:30-2:30pm

      • @ North Rockford Middle School

    • East Grand Rapids Ultimate Club 3:15-5:15pm

      • @ Manhattan Park 

  • MONDAYS

    • Forest Hills Ultimate Club 4:30-6:30pm

      • @ Ada Township Park

    • @ Living Stones Academy 3:15-5pm

    • @ Grandville Middle School 3-4:30pm

    • @ Legacy Christian School 3-4:45pm

  • TUESDAYS

    • @ West Side Christian 3:30-4:45pm

    • @ Immaculate Heart of Mary 3:30-5pm

  • WEDNESDAYS

    • @ North Park Montessori 4:15-6pm

    • Rockford Ultimate Club 2-3:45pm

      • @ East Rockford Middle

Games FRIDAYS

  • All teams attend Games 5:30-7:30pm at a rotating location

 

Tournaments + Clinics

  • CLINIC April 18, exact time TBD

  • May 2: 10-1pm Tournament

    • @ Gainey Athletic Complex

  • Additional Tournament date TBD

Uniforms

  • Jersey $35 (unless you have one from a previous season)

  • Shorts, $35 (optional)

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

  • Disc, $10 (optional)

REGISTRATION INFO

  • Registration per player: $100/Season

  • Discounts

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

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

    • $350 per season max per family

  • PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN/ Scholarships

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

    • For more info email mike@zigzagultimate.com

Team Addresses

  • Ada Township Park

    • 1180 Buttrick Ave SE, Ada MI 49301
  • East Rockford Middle

    • 8615 9 Mile Rd NE, Rockford, MI 49341

  • Grandville Middle School

    • 3535 Wilson Ave SW, Grandville, MI 49418

  • Immaculate Heart of Mary

    • 1935 Plymouth Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

  • Legacy Christian School

    • 67 68th St SW Grand Rapids, MI

  • Living Stones Academy

    • 1415 Lyon St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

  • North Park Montessori

    • 3375 Cheney Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

  • North Rockford Middle School 

    • 397 E Division St NE, Rockford, MI 49341

  • West Side Christian

    • 955 West End Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Mandatory Pre-season meeting, choose one

  • Monday March 16 5:30-6pm

    • @ East Grand Rapids Middle School

  • Tuesday March 17 5:30-6pm

    • @ Ada Congregational Church

  • Monday March 23 6-6:30pm

    • @ The Homeschool Building in Wyoming

  • Thursday March 26 6-6:30pm

    • @ The Homeschool Building in Wyoming

 

Zig Zag Ultimate 2020-21 Season Calendar

 

Fall and Spring are School season - if you can get your School to form a team otherwise join a team. All other seasons are club. 2 options for more Ultimate!

  • 1) À la carte: Jump in for any season

  • 2) Zig Zag Ultimate Select Player

    • 7 month commitment. Reach out to Zaags if you would be interested and for more information. Exact pricing and details TBD.

    • ZZU Select includes:

      • Select Player T-shirt, Disc, Ultimate Frisbee Gloves or shorts, 2 tickets per pro game in Grand Rapids x 6 games, sponsored swag, Select player clinics and tournaments, and more!

 

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 into the basic philosophy of the sport, it is written into 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! 

 
 

Homeschool Partnerships

We have the pleasure of joining 4 different Homeschool Partnerships! These are for anyone who attends a PRIVATE School OR Homeschool. 

These Partnerships cover dues for Fall, and Spring Seasons.

 

  • Niles Homeschool Partnership: Covers Dues + Cleats 

  • Hamilton Homeschool Partnership: Covers Dues 

  • Jenison Homeschool Partnership: Covers Dues

  • Three Rivers Homeschool Partnership: Covers Dues

 

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