Grand Rapids White Lightning

Ultimate Frisbee Team

 

High School

Co-ed Team

Fall Season is HERE!

 

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Join our club this Fall Ultimate is the best season for Ultimate. I guess we would probably say that about every season! 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.

FALL Season: 9/13-10/29

Includes…

    • 2 practices per week

      • Monday and Wednesday are the main practices

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

      • Following are supplemental / if you can't make it to a main practice.

        • Sun 1-3pm @ North Rockford Middle School

        • Tue: 4:30-6:30pm @ Ada Township Park​

        • Thurs 5:30-7:30pm @ Grand River Riverfront Park

        • Thurs 5:30-7:30pm @ Grandville Calvin Crest Park 

        • We hope you can attend two practices per week on Mon+Wed. If those don't work, we have smaller practices around the city you may attend. 

    • 2 Saturday tournaments

    • Multiple games, dates TBD

    • DISCOUNT: $25 off (total) per family member

Tournaments + Games

  • Dates TBD

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

  • $100/player​

    • ​Includes practices, games, and 2 tournaments

  • Discounts / Scholarships

    • Apply for the "Every Kid Sports" scholarship.

      • An outside organization which pays youth sports registration fees for kids from qualifying income-restricted families. 

      • ​​Families can apply four times a year, per child, to ensure year-round participation.

      • Funds are deposited to a card for private provided a pre-loaded “smart” debit card.

      • Anyone with supporting documents for SNAP, Medicaid, and/or WIC, qualify.​

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

  • 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.

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Upcoming Leagues

Spring

League

April 11 - May 26

Mon Games.
Wed Practices

Tue/Thurs/Sun practice supplemental if unable to attend Wednesdays.

Summer League 1

June 14-July 30

Monday games

Tue/Wed/Thurs practice options

Tournaments TBD

Summer Camps TBD

Summer League 2

July 19-Aug 27

Monday games

Tue/Wed/Thurs practice options

Tournaments TBD

Summer Camps TBD

Fall

League

Sept 13-Oct 29

Mon Games.
Wed Practices

Tue/Thurs/Sun practice supplemental if unable to attend Wednesdays.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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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