Zig Zag Ultimate Spring 6-8th Grade 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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  • About 1 practice, game, or tournament per week. 

  • $100/player + Split the cost of dues for Tournaments (estimated $30/player per tournament)

  • Payment required upon getting accepted to the team, not before tryouts

Anticipated Schedule: April 15-June 25  *Break from May 29-June 12

  • Tryouts Monday Friday April 18th 5:30-7:30pm @ MacKay Jaycee Park

  • 1x Week Event: Either practice / game / tournament

    • Monday practices @ MacKay Jaycee Park

      • Exact time based on player availability: 4:30-6:30pm  |  5-7pm  |  5:30-7:30pm

    • 2 weeknight games in Kalamazoo vs. Kalamazoo school teams

    • Tournaments

      • Near Chicago: Neuqua Knockout in Joliet, Illinois April 30th

      • In Grand Rapids on a Saturday 10-3pm date tbd

      • Beach Tournament on Montrose Beach in Chicago June 25 *tentative date, may be June 18

    • End of Season Party

How many players are we planning on taking?

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. 


Info for Neuqua Knockout in Joliet, Illinois

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

  • Saturday April 30: 10-4pm @  Inwood Soccer Complex 640 Mission Blvd., Joliet, IL

    • *NOTE, there is an option to play Sunday May 1st as well. 

  • Team managers will either coordinate hotels or drive down early on Saturday morning. 

  • Tournament website: neuquaknockout.weebly.com


Info for Chitown Beachtown Tournament @ Montrose Beach, Chicago, IL

  • Major tournament with teams from Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin! 

  • Saturday june 25 *tentative date. 9:00am-5:00pm on Sunday. 

  • Team managers will either coordinate hotels or drive down early on Saturday morning.