Grand Rapids Sparks:
Middle School Fall Travel Team 

The purpose of this team is to create a more competitive environment for players who wish to travel and compete against players from around the Midwest. While we firmly believe we can achieve great competition with our local teams, this team is an additional fun option for the Fall Season! 

 

This is a tryout team, meaning we will take a limited number of players. We encourage all players to tryout regardless of your “perceived” skill level. Bring your A game and let the coaches decide. 

We have a long season to help you improve on your weaknesses and hone in on your strengths. 

 

Above all else, this will be so much fun. 

 

This team is in addition to your “local” team. Still attend your team’s practice throughout the week and play games with them on Friday’s. Those teams are open to everyone, no cuts. This travel team is for the person who wants to take their game to the next level. 

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Investment:

  • About 1 practice, game, or tournament per week. 

  • $65/player + Split the cost of dues for Windy City Invite (estimated $30-40/player)

  • Payment required upon getting accepted to the team.

Tryouts

  • Monday September 13th 4:30-6pm

    • @ MacKay Jaycee Park in Grand Rapids

  • Friday September 17th 5-7pm

    • @ Wedgewood Park in Grandville

Anticipated Schedule: Sept 13-Oct 29

  • 1x Week Event: Either practice or game. With your local team, expect 3 nights per week of Ultimate.

  • 2 games in Kalamazoo vs. Kalamazoo school teams 

  • 1 Tournament in Grand Rapids on a Saturday 10-3pm

  • 1 Tournament in Chicago September 25+26

  • End of Season Party

How many players make the travel team?

We will take 15 players. This is a good number for a tournament and also able to split into 2 squads for local games. 

What if I am new? I don’t know if I’m good enough!

Please still consider trying out. Our coaches would love to coach up the enthusiastic. Can you play defense? Can you run a disc down? Great. Throwing a disc will come with time.  

I don't know if we can stress this enough - you don't need to be good at everything to find a position on the team. 

 

Info for Windy City Invite in Chicago

  • Major tournament with teams from all over Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Minnesota

  • Saturday September 25th: 10-4pm  Sunday September 26th: 10-3pm

  • While the tournament is both days, our team may only attend Saturday.