Grand Rapids Sparks

Ultimate Frisbee Club

4-8th Co-ed Team

 

Play Ultimate Frisbee this Summer! 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 Wednesdays.

We are an Ultimate Frisbee club that plays year-round! We are always welcoming new players. Jump in for a season or attend a free pre-season session first. 

What is Ultimate all about? We are glad you asked: 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

Free Preseason Sessions

  • Scroll to the right for more info! 

 

Pick a practice / team to play on

  • MONDAYS

    • @ Gainey Athletic Complex 4-6pm​

  • TUESDAYS​​

    • @ Ada Township Park 4-6pm

Games WEDNESDAYS

  • 5-7pm @ Grand Rapids Christian Elementary School Iroquois​​

    • *Everyone attends games*​

Tournaments 

  • July 25 @ Holland State Park, BEACH ULTIMATE

    • 9:30-12:30pm​

  • Additional Tournament date TBD based on player availability

Summer Camps: One included. $40 additional

  • Mon-Thurs July 27-July 30 9-Noon​​​

  • Mon-Thurs Aug 17-20 9-Noon​

  • $5 extra/day if want to arrive at 8:15am or stay until 12:30pm for "unstructured throwing with coach supervision." Trying to accommodate drop-off/pickup for parents. ​

REGISTRATION INFO

  • Registration per player: $100/Season

  • One Summer Camp included. $40/additional

  • Uniforms

    • Jersey $35 (optional)

    • Shorts, $35 (optional)

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

    • Disc, $10 (optional - but please buy from somewhere else if you don't have one)

  • Discounts

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

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

    • $275 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

OPEN HOUSE JULY 13 + 14 + 15th! 

Attend an Open House! Meet the coaches, your teammates, and have so much fun! Bring water, cleats or tennis shoes, and athletic clothes. 

  • Monday July 13, 4-6pm  *Parent Q+A 5:45-6pm

    • Gainey Athletic Complex

    • ​1661 E Paris Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

  • Tuesday July 14, 4-6pm​ *Parent Q+A 5:45-6pm

    • Ada Township Park​

    • 1180 Buttrick Ave SE Ada, MI 49301

  • Wednesday July 15, 5-7pm ​ *Parent Q+A 6:45-7pm
    • Grand Rapids Christian Elementary
      2425 Lake Dr. SE East Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Call or text coach Zaags at 616.606.DISC with any questions.

Team Addresses

  • Ada Township Park

    • 1180 Buttrick Ave SE, Ada MI 49301
  • Gainey Athletic Complex​
    • ​1661 E Paris Ave S E, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
  • North Rockford Middle School 

    • 397 E Division St NE, Rockford, MI 49341

  • Grand Rapids Christian Elementary Iroquois

    • 1050 Iroquois Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

  • Wedgewood Park in Grandville

    • 3391 Wilson Ave Grandville MI 49418

  • Quincy Park in Holland​

    • 4260 144th Ave, Holland, MI 49424

 

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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