Grand Rapids Sparks

Ultimate Frisbee Club

4-8th Co-ed Team

Play Ultimate Frisbee this Winter! We play Mondays and Friday's. We hope you can make BOTH - but it's ok if its just for either Monday's OR Friday's. 

We are an Ultimate Frisbee club that plays year-round! We are always welcoming new players. Since we are the only club in West Michigan - everyone is new to the sport. We will make sure you feel so welcomed. And most importantly, you will have SO MUCH FUN. 

What is Ultimate all about? We are glad you asked: ZigZagUltimate.com/whyplay

Join our 4-8th grade team! When you grow up...join the High School team, attend a college in our college league, join a men's or women's league, or play for the Pro Ultimate team the Grand Rapids Mechanix

 

Winter Season (3 options)

  • 4 Mondays

  • 4 Fridays

  • Or BOTH! 

Date / location:

  • Mondays, 4:35-6:20pm

    • *update to the Executive order requires us to start Feb 1st

    • 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, and 2/22

    • @ MSA WOODLAND, indoor turf fields
      2100 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508

  • Fridays, 4:35-6:20pm 

    • 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, and 2/26

    • @ MSA WOODLAND, indoor turf fields
      ​2100 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508

Tournaments

  • *optional Saturday Tournament for $5 extra ($25 value). Exact dates TBD. 

REGISTRATION INFO

  • Registration per player:

    • $60/player for Mondays

    • $60/player for Fridays

    • $110/player for BOTH days

  • Ultimate Frisbee Uniforms

    • Jersey $35 (optional, may borrow for games)

    • Shorts, $35 (optional)

    • Cleats are not allowed at this facility. Tennis shoes or turf cleats are best

    • Disc, $10 (optional)

  • Discounts

    • $15 discount (total) if another family member signs up

    • $15 discount for each person recruited for the current season

    • $375 per season max per family

  • PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN/ Scholarships

    • Pay what you can rates available through the Zig Zag Ultimate Foundation for need-based SCHOLARSHIPS. We are working tirelessly to secure donors and sponsors to make Ultimate a reality for anyone who wants to play.​

    • For more info email mike@zigzagultimate.com

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Upcoming Leagues

Winter Indoor League

Jan 18 - Feb 25

6 Mondays + 4 Fridays 4:40-6:20pm

Optional tournaments

Spring League

April 12 - May 26

Optional Spring Break Camp @

East Grand Rapids High School.

Teams practice around the city.
Games Friday nights. 

Summer Leagues

June  12 - August 25

Teams Practice around the City.

2 seasons, pick one or both!

Games Wednesdays and

Summer Camps

Fall Leagues

September 13 - October 27

Teams practice around the city.
Games Friday nights. 

Spring Season: Join a team in the league

 

Join a team that fits your schedule. Most likely, there is a team right in your area. Each team in the league is set up for any and all skill levels. Your team will be made up of brand new players, experienced players, and everything in between. 

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. 

 

There is also a competitive travel team that is for players who have played for at least one season with our club. Players interested in playing must fill out a tryout form - there are only 14 spots for this travel team. All players will play on a local team in addition to the travel team. Practices will be once per week. Games will be vs. teams outside of the city.

Mon or Wed 4-6pm

@ MacKay Jaycee Park in Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids Sparks

Weekly practice in addition to your club team. Includes travel to games out of the city. 

@ Location Varies

Competitive Travel Team

Sundays 1-3pm

@ North Rockford Middle School

First week: April 18

Games: Fridays

Rockford Ultimate

Lowell Ultimate

Thursdays 6-8pm

@ Grand River Riverfront Park

Grandville Ultimate

Thursdays 4-6pm

@ location in Grandville TBD

Forest Hills Ultimate

Tuesdays 4:30-6:30pm 
@ Ada Township Park

West Side Christian Ultimate

Day and time TBD

@ West Side Christian School

North Park Ultimate

Day and time TBD

@ North Park Montessori

East Grand Rapids "Pioneer Ultimate"

Day and time TBD

@ Park in East Grand Rapids

Coopersville Ultimate

Day and time TBD

@ Veterans Park in Coopersville

Kentwood Ultimate

Wednesdays 6-8pm

@ Pinewood Park in Kentwood

Northview Ultimate

Mondays

@ Northview Highlands Middle School

 

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 into the basic philosophy of the sport, it is written into 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! 

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Homeschool Partnerships

We have the pleasure of joining 4 different Homeschool Partnerships! These are for anyone who attends a PRIVATE School OR Homeschool. 

These Partnerships cover dues for Fall, and Spring Seasons.

 

  • Niles Homeschool Partnership: Covers Dues + Cleats 

  • Hamilton Homeschool Partnership: Covers Dues 

  • Jenison Homeschool Partnership: Covers Dues

  • Three Rivers Homeschool Partnership: Covers Dues

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