River City
Ultimate Frisbee Club

Join the first year of our club! We play in a league with

30 other school teams...including

West Side Christian, Charter Academy Schools: Cross Creek, Ridge Park, Walker, Excel, and more! 

We believe Ultimate Frisbee is the best sport in the world. All skill levels welcome. We will teach you how to play - or come really good. We work hard to be inclusive and welcoming. Can't throw a frisbee? That's ok! We teach hundreds every year! Never forgetting our our main goal of having FUN above all else. 

While there are teams from around the state, we will focus our first year only playing games Monday's in Grand Rapids. Some at Northpointe Christian and some at MacKay Jaycee Park! 

Learn more about how to play! Read up about it or watch a video.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE: Sept 12 - Oct 28

  • Practices

    • Wednesday's @ MacKay Jaycee Park 5:30-7:30pm

  • Games

    • Friday's 5:30-7:30pm @ MacKay Jaycee Park (under the lights)

    • First game Friday Sept 23. Last game Oct 28. 

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, Grandville Middle School, Lowell, Rockford, and more!

WHO IS RUNNING THIS? COACHING?

River City Ultimate Frisbee 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. 

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. 

FINANCIAL OPTIONS

We don't want finances to get in the way of playing! There are 2 simple options to have all of your dues covered and some that cover equipment, too. ​​​

  • We will cover your dues 100% acceptance rate - please reach out to these organizations first

  • 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. 

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REGISTRATION INFO

Scholarship available if needed!

  • $50 per player​

  • $35 jersey

Optional

  • Disc, $10​ (everyone should own a disc!)
  • Cleats are required (soccer, lacrosse, or football)

    • We have several donated cleats! There is a chance we have your size. ​

 

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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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!