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Grand Rapids Christian Youth Sports

Grand Rapids Christian Schools is pleased to be able to offer recreational programs for preschool through 8th grade. All Grand Rapids Christian, Rockford Christian, and the greater Grand Rapids community are welcome!

GR Christian Schools believes very strongly that all athletes regardless of sport or ability level should have fun and improve their skills through quality coaches and instruction. We see children as image bearers of Christ, living out the physical gifts with which God has blessed them. The goal of the Athletic and Recreation Department is to provide a Christ-centered, excellent athletic experience for all ability levels furthering each child's journey toward developing the full potential of his or her own gifts in God's Kingdom.



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Fall Recreation Programs

Boys Basketball Clinic

GRCHS Varsity Boys Basketball Coach, Eric Taylor would like to refine your son’s basketball skills. He is a firm believer that fundamentals are important to learn early so they can be practiced correctly repeatedly.

  • DATES:  September 25 - October 19
  • DAYS:  Wednesdays and Saturdays
  • GRADES:  5th - 8th grade
  • COST:  $70
  • SITE:  All City Gym at GR Christian High School

Schedule for 5th-6th grade:  
5:30-6:30pm Wednesdays
1:00-2:30pm Saturdays

Schedule for 7th-8th grade:  
6:45-7:45pm Wednesdays
2:45-4:15pm Saturdays

Girls Basketball Pre-Season Clinic

Crystal Strickland, GRCS Varsity Girls Basketball Coach, will be offering a clinic for middle School girls who are trying out for their middle school basketball team. This clinic will end right before their season begins and will refresh their skills and prepare them.

  • DATES:  Saturdays, November 16 - December 14 (no class November 30)
  • TIME:  5th-6th grade: 12:30-2:00pm; 7th-8th grade: 2:30-4:00pm
  • GRADES:  5th - 8th grade
  • COST:  $55
  • SITE:  Quest Center at GR Christian High School
  • REGISTER BY:  November 8

Girls Lacrosse Fall Learn to Play and Skills and Drills

Come bring a friend and learn to play girls lacrosse. All skill levels welcome. If you are a current player, come work on your game.

  • DATES:  Tuesdays, September 3 - October 8
  • TIME:  3:30-5:00pm
  • GRADES:  Kindergarten - 8th grade
  • COST:  $45
  • SITE:  Field at GR Christian Elementary School, Iroquois Campus
  • COACH:  Julie Roossien
  • REGISTER BY:  August 3

Players must provide: mouth guard, stick and goggles.

Pureplay Soccer

This is a joint effort between Ada Christian and Grand Rapids Christian. There will be separate leagues for boys and girls.

  • PRACTICE:  One time per week at Ada Christian
  • GAME DATES:  September 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12
  • TIME:  9:00-11:00am
  • GRADES:  Young 5's - 4th grade
  • COST:  Young 5's - Kindergarten $45; 1st - 4th grade $65
  • REGISTER BY:  August 23

Register for Pureplay Soccer here!

Softball - Pitching/Hitting/Catching Clinic

Looking to improve your softball skills? Now is the time. Join the GRC Softball Head Coach Danae VanTimmeren and her staff as they work with our girls preparing them for high school softball.

  • DATES:  Wednesdays, October 30 - November 20
  • TIME:  6:30-8:00pm
  • GRADES:  5th - 8th grade
  • COST:  $40
  • SITE:  All City Gym at GR Christian High School
  • REGISTER BY:  October 18

Sports Performance Training 101

101 is geared towards helping athletes build a sports base for strength, speed, balance, and power. It also includes developing our young athletes’ qualities for them to become better student-athletes. Varsity coaches will be invited as guest speakers for last 10 minutes of class.

Level 1:  3rd-5th grade
Level 2:  6th-8th grade

Two sessions available!

  • DATES:  October 28 - November 20
  • DAYS:  Mondays and Wednesdays
  • TIME:  6:00-7:15pm
  • LEVEL: 1 and 2
  • COST:  $65
  • SITE:  Quest Center at GR Christian High 
  • REGISTER BY:  October 18
  • DATES:  January 13 - February 5 (no class January 20)
  • DAYS:  Mondays and Wednesdays
  • TIME:  6:00-7:15pm
  • LEVEL: 1 and 2
  • COST:  $65
  • SITE:  Quest Center at GR Christian High 
  • REGISTER BY:  December 20

Boys Tennis

Everyone's favorite Coach Bill is back to teach boys tennis!! Class will meet immediately after school on the GR Christian Elementary School Iroquois campus tennis courts. No traveling, all practices held at GRCES. This class fills fast, sign up now!

  • DATES:  September 10 - October 17
  • DAYS:  Tuesdays OR Thursdays
  • TIME:  3:20-4:50pm
  • GRADES:  3rd - 4th grade
  • COST:  $60 (T-shirt included)
  • SITE:  Tennis Courts at GR Christian Elementary School, Iroquois Campus
  • COACH:  Julie Roossien
  • REGISTER BY:  ASAP - class fills quickly

Youth Football

Fall Flag Football

  • AGES:  4-8 years old
  • DATES:  August 27 – mid September
  • GAMES:  September 14, 21, and 28 at 2:00pm
  • PRACTICES: Tuesday practices from 5:30pm – 6:30pm
  • DIVISIONS -  2:  4-5 year old and 6-7 year old
  • LOCATION: Gainey Athletic Facility, 1661 E. Paris
  • COST: $45 (T-shirt included)
  • **Volunteer Coaches needed!

Fall Youth Football

  • GRADES:  3rd-6th 
  • DATES: August 19 – Mid October (6 games)
  • GAMES:  Home games on Saturdays at Eagles Stadium, away games at surrounding schools.  
  • PRACTICES: Mon 6-7:30pm, Tues 4:30-6pm & Thurs 6-7pm.  
  • COST:  $165 (includes jersey and 2-day summer camp fee)
  • REGISTER BY:  August 6
  • **Volunteer coaches needed for 3rd-4th only.

7th & 8th Grade Football

  • DATES:  August 19 - Mid October
  • GAMES:  Saturdays either at Eagles Stadium or surrounding schools
  • PRACTICES:  3 times a week, after 5pm
  • COST:  $130 (includes helmet, jersey, pants and 2-day summer camp fee)
  • EQUIPMENT NEEDED:  mouth guard, pads, cup, socks, cleats
  • COACH:  Daimond Dixon
  • REGISTER BY: August 6
  • PLAYERS PROVIDE:  mouth guard, pads, cup, socks, and cleats.

Summer Team Camp

  • DATES:  July 31 and August 1
  • TIMES:  7:00-9:00pm
  • LOCATION:  Eagles Stadium
  • COST:  FREE if registered by July 26 for Fall Football Leagues

It not playing in the Fall Football Leagues, register for the summer football camp here.

Open Play

  • GRADES:  7th and 8th
  • DATES:  July 10 17, 24, and 31
  • TIMES:  1:00-2:00pm
  • LOCATION:  Eagles Stadium

GRCMS Fall Sports Sign Up

Fall sports sign ups for Grand Rapids Christian Middle School are now open.  Please contact Mr. Broene at with questions.

RCS Spring Sports Sign Up

Fall sports sign ups for Rockford Christian School are open.  Please contact Mr. Nieboer at to sign up.

Cross Country
Sideline Cheer
Boys Soccer




Find out more information and register for Eagles Youth Summer Sports Camps at Grand Rapids Christian High School here.

Summer camps for 2019 are now finished.  Watch here for information on our 2020 camps coming in April, 2020.

Camps are open to any and all entrants, but are limited by number, age, grade level and / or gender. 



Stacey Boender, Recreation Coordinator

Carolyn Groendyk, Summer Camp Coordinator


1050 Iroquois Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Phone: 616.574.6500
Fax:  616.574.6510