Grand Rapids White Lightning

Ultimate Frisbee Club

High School Co-ed Team


We are an Ultimate Frisbee club that plays year-round! We are always welcoming new players. Jump in for a season or attend a free pre-season session first. 

Join the High School Ultimate Frisbee team! We also offer a dual enrollment to play Ultimate 2x per week and Disc Golf 1x per week. 

What is Ultimate all about? We are glad you asked:


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

Fall Season:
Sept 14 - Oct 30

FREE Fall Drop-in.

See if you like it before you commit.

Email us...or just show up! 

  • 9/16 WED 6-8pm @ MacKay Jaycee Park

  • 9/20 SUN 1-3pm @ North Rockford Middle School

  • 9/21 MON 6-8pm @ MacKay Jaycee Park

  • 9/22 TUE 4-6pm @ Ada Township Park

Free Preseason Sessions

  • Scroll to the right for more info! 


  • Ultimate Frisbee ONLY

    • Practice (Choose one or more)​

      • MONDAYS

        • 6-8pm @ MacKay Jaycee Park in GR

        • 2551 Kalamazoo Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507


        • 5:45-7:30pm @ Lamar Park
        • 2561 Porter St SW, Wyoming, MI 49519


        • 1-3pm​ @ North Rockford Middle School

        • 397 E Division St, Rockford, MI 49341

    • Games


        • 6-8pm @ MacKay Jaycee Park
        • 2551 Kalamazoo Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 
    • Tournaments + additional games

      • Dates TBD based on player availability

  • Dual Enrollment​​: Ultimate Frisbee and Disc Golf

    • Ultimate schedule as above​

    • Disc Golf 1x per week. See schedule here and choose one practice per week. 


  • Mike "Zaags" Zaagman, 13 years playing experience: 4 years at Calvin College, 2 years professionally, 13 years club, 8
    years coaching experience.


  • Registration per player:

    • ​Ultimate Frisbee Only: $100/Season

    • Dual Enrollment​​: Ultimate Frisbee and Disc Golf: $150/Season ($25 jersey required unless already own)

  • Ultimate Frisbee Uniforms

    • Jersey $35 (suggested - otherwise may borrow for games)

    • Shorts, $35 (optional)

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

    • Disc, $10 (optional - but please buy from somewhere else if you don't have one)

  • Discounts

    • $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/ 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


Team Addresses

  • MacKay Jaycee Park

    • 2551 Kalamazoo Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507

  • Ada Township Park

    • 1180 Buttrick Ave SE, Ada MI 49301
  • Cambridge Park​

    • ​1501 Gladstone Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

  • Lamar Park

    • ​2561 Porter St SW, Wyoming, MI 49519



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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