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. 

WATCH THIS VIDEO BELOW! Click to musical note in the bottom left for audio. 

Investment:

  • 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: September 16 - October 28th

  • Tryouts  Monday Sept 19th 5:30-7:30pm @ MacKay Jaycee Park

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

    • Monday practices 5:30-7:30pm @ MacKay Jaycee Park​

    • 2 weeknight games in Kalamazoo vs. Kalamazoo school teams

    • Tournaments

      • Tournament in Chicago October 15th.

        • ​Location: Mercy Health Sportscore Two, Loves Park, Ilinois

        • Tournament link:  here

      • Hoping for one more tournament! 

    • End of Season Party

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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. 

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 in High School. 

Further still, there is an opportunity to play at Youth Nationals - also known as YCC: Youth Club Championships. This is a tournament with 2,000 of the best players in the nation. it is a 3 day tournament once per year in August in Minnesota and is the culmination of years of practice to get there. 

What tournaments has the team attended in the past? 

  • 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

    • 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 9:00am-5:00pm ​​