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Zig Zag Ultimate Fall
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. 

Investment:

  • About 1 practice, game, or tournament per week from September 15 - October 25

  • $150/player + Tournament Expenses ($35-50 per)

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

Schedule: Sept 15 - Oct 25

  • Tryout for the 6-8th Grade Travel team:

    • $150 to join the team + $50 per tournament out of state tournament and $35 per in state tournament

    • 2 tryouts + , 6 practices, 2 tournaments, 2 other events

    • Practices Wednesdays 5:30-7:30pm @ MacKay Jaycee Park

    • Tryout dates:​

      • Fri 9/15 5:30-7:30pm @ MacKay Jaycee Park 

      • Wed 9/20 5:30-7:30pm @ MacKay Jaycee Park 

    • Events

      • Tournaments *These 2 only! 

        • Windy City Invite Sept 30th

          • 4501 Sun Singer Way Loves Park, IL 61111

        • Oct-throw-ber fest October 21st

          • 2360 95th St, Naperville, Illinois 

      • End of season party, date TBD

      • Game vs. High School underclassman + other games. Ideally on Mondays!

How many players are we planning on taking?

We will take 15 players. If there is a large influx and we have to 30 qualified athletes, we would consider 2 teams.  This is a hypothetical that is getting more realistic as Zig Zag Ultimate grows.

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. 

How far I take this - as a player? 

We are consistently working to give competitive opportunities for those who want it.  The travel team is a good stepping stone for anyone who wants to play on the High School Travel Team.

How do the tournament work? 

  • The teams come in from all around the Midwest! Illinois is a great central location to a lot of "hot beds" of Ultimate Frisbee.  Athlete's are expected to get their own way to the tournaments. Our team manager will help coordinate rides if needed. 
    We will play 4-5 games in a row (woah) so that means we need to bring a large team. 
    There is swag to buy at these tournaments, but not necessary! It's always fun to buy a disc or a jersey from a tournament. 
    Attending these tournaments exposes you to a wide range of athletes, pushes you athletically, and it is so much fun! 

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