Pick-Up

Pick-up is a great way to start learning the basics of ultimate and get introduced to the sport. Groups are usually very welcoming to beginners and are eager to teach the rules to new players. For others, pick-up provides a low commitment opportunity to meet up with friends and stay active while playing for fun.

Pick-up games are usually organized by groups of players or friends by agreeing to show up at the same time and place for a game. There is no commitment or cost to play, just show up when you can!

AFDC-hosted pick up is called Open Play. There’s no set schedule for Open Play, so just follow us on social media to hear about up-coming opportunities. You’ll need to sign a waiver before attending your first one, but it’ll always be free to play (donations welcome!).

What to bring to a pick-up game:

  • Cleats, if allowed (best for safety) or tennis shoes
  • Light & dark shirts/jerseys
  • Water
  • Sunscreen

Have good spirit!

Pick-up games and ultimate in general emphasize spirit of the game – or valuing sportsmanship, mutual respect and fair play. This doesn’t mean you can’t play competitively or strive to win – just don’t put that above all else. Ultimate is a community where players share their love of the sport with one another. Negative attitudes / comments or dangerous physical contact / aggression are not welcome.

Play it safe!

Pick-up games are usually not officially organized, so it’s good to know when you personally feel comfortable playing under various conditions such as lightning, heat, or poor fields. Check out AFDC’s policies on player safety and weather to give you some good rules of thumb to follow.


Pick-up around Atlanta

Games times and seasonality vary, so please check in with each group for up-to date information on games. Unlike a league, which has scheduled games for a season, consistency of pick-up games varies from group to group.  Please note that these are NOT AFDC functions, we just love to see people play 🙂

Know about a regular pick-up game, but don’t see it below? Email info@afdc.com to get it added to our list.

East Atlanta – Walker Park (latest update: April 2, 2022)  https://goo.gl/maps/rhTtP3Sdge9sJTRm7

  • Sundays at 10:30 am (year round)
  • Wednesdays at 6:15 pm (spring, summer, fall)
  • Winter games held at Coan Park

Dunwoody – Peachtree Charter MS (latest update: April 2, 2022)

  • Sunday 9:30 am
  • Peachtree Charter Middle School
    • 4664 N. Peachtree Rd.  Atlanta, GA 30337
  • Contact dunwoodyultimate@gmail.com for more information and regular invitation.
  • ** Games only go if enough people accept the invitation – join the invite list!

Gwinnett – Fountain Church (latest update: February 16, 2021)

  • Every Saturday at 9:30 am
  • Fountain Church
    • 1985 Old Fountain Rd. Lawrenceville, GA 30043
  • Join the Facebook Group for updates and information

Marrietta – Noonday Park **very active (latest update: April 2, 2022)

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays 7:30 pm – Noonday Park **Spring to Fall**
  • Saturdays 10:30 am – Noonday Park **Year-Round**
  • Wednesdays at 7:30 pm – Johnson Ferry **WINTER ONLY**
    • 955 Johnson Ferry Rd., Marietta, GA 30068
  • Join the Facebook group or Marietta Pick Up Meetup for more information

Acworth – Logan Farm Park (latest update: February 16, 2021)

  • Every Saturday at 10:00 am
  • Logan Farm Park
    • 4762 Logan Rd, Acworth, GA 30101
  • Join the Facebook Group for updates and information

Midtown – Piedmont Park  **very active

  • Monday & Thursdays 6 pm – dark (during daylight savings time)
  • Saturday’s 11 am – 2 pm (year-round)
  • Join the Facebook group for more information

Grant Park – Grant Park

  • Sunday afternoons

Brookhaven – Brookhaven Park

  • Wednesdays 6 pm – dark
  • Sundays 11 am

Medlock Park

  • Very new, still figuring out regular game times
  • Join the Facebook group for more information

Alpharetta / Milton – Fowler State Park

  • Mondays 6:30pm
  • Meet at the southeast soccer field by the tennis courts

If you play regular pick-up and would like us to include your games here, just let us know at info@afdc.com!

What to bring to a pick-up game:

  • cleats, if allowed (best for safety) or tennis shoes
  • light & dark shirts/jerseys
  • water
  • sunscreen

Have good spirit!

Pick-up games and ultimate in general emphasize spirit of the game – or valuing sportsmanship, mutual respect and fair play. This doesn’t mean you can’t play competitively or strive to win – just don’t put that above all else. Ultimate is a community where players share their love of the sport with one another. Negative attitudes / comments or dangerous physical contact / aggression are not welcome.

Play it safe!

Pick-up games are not officially organized, so it’s good to know when you personally feel comfortable playing under various conditions such as lightning, heat, or poor fields. Check out AFDC’s policies on player safety and weather to give you some good rules of thumb to follow.

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