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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.

UPCOMING CLINICS AND LEAGUES

Sign up now for Winter Sports!

Many registration deadlines are October 12th, get registered now before the end of fall!

Winter Recreation Programs

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 the MS basketball team. This clinic will refresh their skills and prepare them for their season.

  • DATES: October 27 - November 10
  • DAYS: Saturdays
  • TIMES: 
    • 5th-6th Grade: 8:30-10:00am
    • 7th-8th Grade: 10:30-12:00pm
  • LOCATION: GRCS Middle School Gym
  • COST: $50
  • DEADLINE: Register by October 13

Speed, Agility and Quickness Clinic

Daimond Dixon, GRCHS Strength and Fitness Director, will be conducting a SAQ training session designed to increase athletes’ game speed, quickness and explosiveness using agility ladders, mini-hurdles and other equipment to maximize the training process applicable to all sports.  Clinic is held at GRCHS Weight Room.

NOTE:  SAQ and Basketball Skills & Drills complement each other perfectly for your son’s pre season training.  Both are finished before MS Basketball Season begins.

  • 5th/6th GRADE
    • DATES: October 15 - November 1
      • *(class on Nov 1 instead of 10/31, no class 10/24)
    • DAYS: Monday & Wednesday
    • TIMES: 6:00-7:00pm
    • LOCATION: GRC High School Weight Room 
    • COST: $30
    • DEADLINE: Register by October 12
  • 7th/8th GRADE
    • DATES: October 15 - November 28
      • *(class on Nov 1 instead of 10/31 and no class 10/24 & 11/21)
    • DAYS: Monday & Wednesday
    • TIMES: 6:00-7:00pm
    • LOCATION: GRC High School Weight Room 
    • COST: $60
    • DEADLINE: Register by October 12
  • 5th-8th GRADE
    • DATES: February 11 - March 20
      • No class Feb. 25
    • DAYS: Monday & Wednesday
    • TIMES: 6:15-7:15pm
    • LOCATION: GRC High School Weight Room 
    • COST: $60
    • DEADLINE: Register by February 1

Skills & Drills Basketball Clinic

GRCHS Varsity Coach, Eric Taylor (former professional player) will hold a pre-season clinic for middle school boys during the week. The focus will be on individual skill development…primarily shooting and ball-handling.

*This program is designed to follow Speed, Quickness and Agility which is held an hour prior.

  • 5th/6th GRADE
    • DATES: October 15 - November 1
      • *(class on Nov 1 instead of Oct 31, no class Oct 24)
    • DAYS: Monday & Wednesday
    • TIMES: 7:15-8:15pm
    • LOCATION: GRC High School All City Gym 
    • COST: $40
    • DEADLINE: Register by October 12

 

  • 7th/8th GRADE
    • DATES: October 15 - November 28
      • *(class on Nov 1 instead of Oct 31 and no class Oct 24 & Nov 21)
    • DAYS: Monday & Wednesday
    • TIMES: 7:15-8:15pm
    • LOCATION: GRC High School Quest Center 
    • COST: $80
    • DEADLINE: Register by October 12

 

Winter Kindergarten Basketball

GRCHS Varsity Coach, Eric Taylor and his staff and players will run a basketball clinic for Kindergarten boys & girls.  Baskets will be lowered to 8 feet.

  • DATES:  Saturdays, January 12 - February 16
  • TIME:  8:30 am - 9:30 am
  • LOCATION:  GRC Elementary School Gym - Iroquois Campus
  • COST:  $60 (includes t-shirt)
  • DEADLINE:  December 15

Winter GRCES and PurePlay Basketball Girls

GRCS is very excited to have our Girls Basketball Coach, Crystal Strickland coaching our youth.  She and her players can’t wait to meet and work with your daughter.  Your daughter will learn the fundamentals of basketball and then put what she’s learned into games.  Volunteer coaches are needed.

  • DATES:  Saturdays, December 8 - February 16 (8 weeks)
    • Starting in January, teams will add a practice one time during the week after 5pm
    • The last two weeks of program, instead of practice the girls will have a Thursday night game at Ada Christian
  • TIMES: 
    • 1st-2nd Grade: 9:00 am - 10:15 am (Saturdays)
    • 3rd-4th Grade:  10:30 am - 11:45 am (Saturdays)
    • Mid week practices and Thursday games schedules are TBD
  • LOCATION:  GRC High School Quest Center and Ada Christian
  • COST:  $75 (includes jersey)
  • DEADLINE:  November 16

Winter GRCES and PurePlay Basketball Boys

GRCHS New Varsity Coach Eric Taylor, and his players will teach youth how to play basketball.  Teams will be mixed between GRC and Ada Christian.  Volunteer coaches are needed to help facilitate drills and coach teams.  The season will consist of clinics, games and end of season tournament (tourney for 4th grade only).

  • DATES:  Saturdays, December 8 - February 16 (no clinic Dec. 22, 29 and Jan. 5)
    • Starting in January, teams will add a practice, one time during the week, after 5pm at either GRC or Ada Christian gym.
    • The last two weeks of program, instead of mid week practices, the boys will have a Thursday night game at Ada Christian.
  • TIMES:  TBD (between 9:30 am - 3:00 pm)
  • WHO:  Boys, 1st - 4th grade
  • COST:  $75 (includes jersey)
  • DEADLINE:  November 16

 

Little Eagles Night Out - SAVE THE DATE!

This is an extremely popular fundraiser for the Varsity Boys Basketball program.  Whether your child is involved in Youth Basketball or not, you may drop off your child for free babysitting.  You could get Christmas shopping done or go out for Valentines Day.  The Varsity Boys Basketball team will entertain your little one with movies, basketball, games and snacks. No registration needed. Sign in and out at the door.

  • DATES:  Saturdays, December 15 and February 9
  • TIME:  5:00 - 9:00 pm
  • WHO:  Boys and Girls ages 5-12
  • LOCATION:  GRC High School Quest Center
  • COST:  FREE (suggested donation $10 per hour)

GRCMS Winter Sports Sign Up

These are 5th-8th graders at Grand Rapids Christian Middle School.

Boys Basketball
Girls Basketball
Competitive Cheer
Wrestling

RCS Winter Sports Sign Up

These are 5th-8th graders at Rockford Christian School.

Boys Basketball
Girls Basketball
Wrestling

 

 

 

EAGLES SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS

Click here to find our  more information on Eagles Summer Sports Camps at Grand Rapids Christian High School.

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


 

GET IN TOUCH

Stacey Boender, Recreation Coordinator

Carolyn Groendyk, Summer Camp Coordinator

GRAND RAPIDS CHRISTIAN
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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