Welcome!

Welcome to the website for GRADA, the Greater Rochester Area Disc Association. We run leagues year round and work hard to make sure that anyone and everyone gets a chance to play the best sport we know: ULTIMATE!


Update on Spring League Start Date

It's still not clear exactly when Spring Leagues will start, but we do know it will not be the first week in April.  We are actively working with all local parks to start playing as soon as possible; we will let you know as soon as we have more information.  

In the meantime, don't forget to register!  Registration closes Monday, April 6.  

Register for Spring Leagues Now

Good news - registration is open for spring leagues! Less good news - leagues will start a week or two later than usual due to soggy fields. Register by April 6. 

All players must purchase GRADA insurance ($20). This is a once-yearly expense; it is good for all 2015 leagues.

Procrastinators beware: Technical difficulties are no excuse ... we will no longer manually add players once registration ends.  Email  by 7pm on April 6 if you're having trouble with signup. 

Spring Draft  

Our only adult draft league in the spring, Spring Draft is a fun, spirited league that falls somewhere between a recreational and intermediate level of play.  $15 / player, open to individuals.  Register by April 6.

Spring Fling Coed BYOT 

Spring Coed Bring-Your-Own-Team plays Sunday mornings.  You must be invited to play on an existing team or register your own team. 4:3 ratio, $350 / team.

Spring Open BYOT 

Spring Open Bring-Your-Own-Team plays Sunday mornings.  You must be invited to play on an existing team or register your own team. No gender ratio, $350 / team.

New for all leagues: GRADA is instituting a concussion policy for 2015.  You may be asked to acknowledge this policy during registration.

Ultimate at Rochester Lakeside Winterfest - Big Snow, Huge Success!

The WART (What ARe we Thinking!) tournament was a great success, with over $400 dollars raised for this year's charity, GAGV. Over the last 8 years, WART has raised over $3,000 for local charities. Not too shabby for some fun in the snow!  This year GRADA was invited to bring ultimate to the City of Rochester's Lakeside Winterfest at Ontario Beach Park. We handed out over 100 discs to passing families and put on quite a show on a 12-inch stage of fluffy, white stuff.
Special thanks to the following people: Michael Barton and Darrell for the heater, stoves and material support, Wegmans who donated the food, Greg Muench who donated one of his kneecaps (hope you're on the mend!), Val who despite a bad foot, showed up to heckle and hand out frisbees to kids and Beau Ryan for the amazing video production. Thanks also to ultimate's newest fan, Ken Tucker. Ken is a local amateur photographer who happened to be at Winterfest. He took action photos and was kind enough to share them with us on the GRADA facebook page.
Last but not least, thank you to my co-TD, Scott Franklin, who has taken care of the pre-event emails, registration and roster building for WART for the last 8 years.
Congratulations to Lacey Jones, this year's best hat winner, who played fierce while maintaining a turkey on her head. Few athletes can make such a claim.
Thanks to all who participated and supported this event. We represented Rochester ultimate well and there is much to be proud of. 
Way to go, GRADA!  - Tanya