Grand Rapids White Lightning

Ultimate Frisbee Team

 

High School

Co-ed Team

 

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Spring Season

April 11-June 12

Registration is LIVE!

Join our club this Spring! We believe Ultimate Frisbee is the best sport in the world. All skill levels welcome. We will teach you how to play - or come really good. Our team has brand new players and players with over 5 years experience. 

All boys and girls in High School are

encouraged to join, regardless of experience.

Our club has been around since 2012 and we hope you are a part of it! Most of our coaches have 10+ years experience and some play professionally. Our passion and love for the game will be evident.

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. 

Learn more about how to play! Read up about it or watch a video.

Spring High School Season 

It all starts April 11th with a Spring Break camp beforehand

Preseason

  • *Optional Spring Break Camp. 9-11am @ East Grand Rapids High School. April 5-9th.

    • Football field if good weather. Basketball gym if bad weather.​

Practices/Games

  • CHOOSE 2 Practices (of 3 options)

    • Mondays and Wednesdays 6-8pm @ Mac Kay Jaycee Park. Some Wednesdays will be games!

      • ​2531 Kalamazoo Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507

    • Thursdays 5:30-7:30pm @ Quincy Park in Holland​

  • We are hoping to add in a Tuesday or a Thursday option. Still choose 2 practices to attend.

Tournaments

*As a team, we will decide which tournaments to attend. We are not expecting to go to all of these and we don't expect each player to attend every tournament.

  • Saturday May 1 10-2pm in Lansing

  • Saturday May 15 10-2pm  in Grand Rapids

  • Saturday May 22 10-2pm in Kalamazoo

  • State Championship: June 12 10-3pm  in Grand Rapids

Uniforms

  • Jersey $35 (unless you have one from a previous season)

  • Shorts, $35 (optional)

  • Cleats are required (soccer, lacrosse, or football)

    • We have several donated cleats! There is a chance we have your size. ​

  • Disc, $10 (optional)

REGISTRATION INFO

  • Registration per player: $100

    • Includes everything: practices, games, and tournaments! 

  • Discounts / Scholarships

    • $25 discount (total) if another family member signs up

    • $25 discount for each person recruited for the current season

    • $275 per season max per family

  • PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN

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

Upcoming Seasons

Spring

April 12 - May 26

Mon + Wed Practices.
Games some Wednesdays.

Tournaments on some Saturday mornings

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Optional Spring Break Camp

April 5-9 @

East Grand Rapids High School.

Summer

June  12 - August 25

Monday games.

Tuesday and/or Wednesday practice options (most choose 1)

Tournaments TBD + Summer Camps

Fall

September 13 - October 27

3 Options for practices. Choose 2. 

Games + Tournaments TBD

 
 
 
 
 

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! 

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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