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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 and Spring Sports!

 

Winter Recreation Programs

Boys Lacrosse Open Gym

Varsity Players and Varisty Coaches will be opening the gym for anyone interested in getting a head start to the Spring season.

  • DATES:  Fridays - January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15
  • TIME:  5:30-7:00 pm
  • LOCATION:  GRCHS - All City Gym, 2300 Plymouth Ave SE
  • GRADES:  3rd - 12th

Boys Lacrosse Stick Stringing Clinic

A favorite of all Lacrosse players!  Come learn how to string your own stick.  $20 includes a new East Coast Hero Mesh with sidewall and shooting strings.

  • DATES:  Saturdays, January 12 or 26
  • TIMES:  11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • LOCATION:  GRC High School - The Garage, 2300 Plymouth Ave SE
  • COST:  $20 (includes a new East Coast Hero Mesh 2.0 and all the sidewall and shooting strings.)
  • GRADES:  5th - 12th

Boys Lacrosse Refresher Clinic and Learn to Play

It’s time to think Lacrosse.  We are registering for Spring Season now, which starts right after Spring Break.   Join us to refresh or learn how to play lax just in time for spring. 

  • DATES:  Tuesdays, February 5, 12, 19
  • TIMES:  6:30 - 8:00 pm
  • LOCATION:  GRC High School - All City Gym, 2300 Plymouth Ave SE
  • COST:  $35
  • GRADES:  Area boys, 3rd - 8th grade
  • DEADLINE:  January 29

Girls Lacrosse Refresher Clinic and Learn to Play

It’s time to think Lacrosse.  This is a mini session to refresh your stick skills or for those who would like to try. Girls will be divided according to skill level.  

  • DATE:  Saturday, March 2
  • TIMES:  8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • GRADES:  2nd - 8th grade
  • COST:  $65 (includes lunch - please note food allergies when registering)
  • LOCATION:  GRC High School - All City Gym, 2300 Plymouth Ave SE
  • DEADLINE:  February 9

Girls Lacrosse Cookies with Coaches

Are you interested in playing lacrosse, but have questions or would like to meet your coaches?  Join us for a quick time of fun right after school!

  • 5th-8th: January 22, 3-4:30pm at GRCMS
  • 3rd-5th: January 23, 3:15-4:30pm at GRCES Iroquois Campus

Little Eagles Night Out

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)

Middle School Softball Clinic

Would you like to improve your softball skills and prepare for tryouts?  Varsity Coach Danae VanTimmeren will be coaching the clinic.

  • DATES:  Saturdays - February 2, 9, 16
  • TIME:  11:00 am. - 1:00 pm
  • GRADES:  Area girls, 5th - 8th grade
  • COST:  $25 (includes a t-shirt)
  • LOCATION:  GRC High School - All City Gym, 2300 Plymouth Ave SE

Football Clinic

Three dates to play football in the Winter with Varsity Coach Don Fellows and his staff.  Your boys will run hard and sleep well!

  • DATES:  Thursdays - March 7, 14, 21
  • TIME:  2nd-3rd: 5:30-6:30pm; 4th-5th: 6:30-7:30pm; 6th-7th: 7:30-8:30pm
  • GRADES:  Area boys, 2nd-7th grade
  • COST:  $10
  • LOCATION:  TBD
  • DEADLINE:  February 28

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.  

  • DATES:  Mondays and Wednesdays, February 11 - March 20 (no class February 25)
  • TIME:  6:15-7:15pm
  • GRADES:  5th - 8th grade
  • COST:  $60
  • LOCATION:  GRC High School - Weight Room, 2300 Plymouth Ave SE

Boys Basketball Skills and Drills

Basketball season is over, but Varsity Coach Eric Taylor wants to keep training our athletes. Personalized individual attention will be given to each player regarding techniques in dribbling and shooting. Site TBD:  Quest or Iroquois.

  • DATES:  Mondays and Wednesdays, March 11-27
  • TIME:  3rd - 6th: 6:30-7:30pm; 7th-8th: 7:45-9:00pm
  • GRADES:  Area boys, 3rd - 8th grade
  • COST:  $55
  • LOCATION:  GRC Elementary School - Gym

Spring Recreation Programs

Boys Lacrosse League

Come and learn the fastest growing sport!  Players must supply their own equipment:  shoulder pads, elbow pads, helmet, gloves, stick, cup and cleats.  No experience necessary to play. Students from surrounding schools are welcome. Will combine with GRACEAC if we do not have enough participants.

  • PRACTICE:  March - May, 2 per week
  • GAMES:  April - May, 2 per week
  • LOCATION:  GRCHS - All City Gym, 2300 Plymouth Ave SE
  • GRADES:  3rd - 8th (leagues 3rd/4th, 5th/6th, 7th/8th)
  • EQUIPMENT:  limited loaner equipment available
  • COST:  $140
  • PENNIE COST: $15
  • DEADLINE: February 8

New 2 You fundraiser – to keep the costs down we have one fundraiser.  Each family is requested to volunteer one time. 4 parents needed each Friday during the month of May from 4-7pm.  2 Males needed each night.

Students from surrounding schools are welcome.

 

Girls Lacrosse League

For more information on our Girls Lacrosse, please contact Vicki Young at nandvyoung@aol.com or 516-7579.  There will be a parent meeting held the beginning of March.  All players need mouth guards (not clear), stick, and face mask.  Cleats are recommended.  Sticks are available to borrow for the season, upon request. 

  • DATES: Mid March - Late May
  • PRACTICE SITES: GRC Elementary Iroquois Campus and/or GRC Middle School
  • DEADLINE: February 15

3RD/4TH

  • COST: $75 (plus $15 for pennie if needed)
  • GAMES: 2 days per week

5th/6th

  • COST: $140 (plus $15 for pennie if needed)

  • GAMES: 3-4 days per week

7th/8th

  • COST: $140 uniform included
  • GAMES: 4 days per week

Girls Tennis

This is a “learn to play” tennis clinic for girls.  Class will meet immediately after school on the Grand Rapids Christian Elementary School tennis courts. No traveling, all practices held at GRCES. Girls must bring a racquet.  This class fills up fast, sign up now.  12 girls per seesion.

  • DATES:  Mondays OR Wednesdays, April 15 - May 22 (6 weeks)
  • TIMES: 3:20 - 4:50 pm
  • LOCATION:  GRCES tennis courts
  • GRADES:  Girls 3rd - 4th
  • COST:  $60 (t-shirt included)

 

Coed Tball

This is a beginner level program for both boys and girls in preschool through first grade.  Games are played on the GRC Elementary field on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings.  One rain date, May 16 is built into the program.  Each player will receive a team shirt.  Players must supply their own glove.  

  • DATES:  Wednesdays and Saturdays, April 17 - May 11
  • LOCATION:  GRC Elementary School - Iroquois Campus
  • GRADES:  3rd - 8th (leagues 3rd/4th, 5th/6th, 7th/8th)
  • COST:  $35
  • PENNIE COST: $15
  • DEADLINE: March 23
4 & 5 Year Olds

Wednesdays: 5:15 - 6:15 pm
Saturdays: 8:30 - 9:30 am

6 a& 7 Year Olds

Wednesdays: 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Saturdays: 9:45 - 10:45 am

Business Sponsorship - $150 for your logo added to the back of the t-shirts.  Email sboender@grcs.org

Pureplay Boys and Girls Soccer

  • DATES: Mid - April - May, practice 1 time per week, games on Saturday
  • LOCATION: Saturday games at Ada Christian
  • GRADES:  boys and girls, young 5's - 4th grade
  • REGISTER HERE!

 

GRCMS Spring Sports Sign Up

These are for 5th-8th graders at Grand Rapids Christian Middle School.  Please contact Mr. Broene at kbroene@grcs.org with questions.

Baseball
Boys Lacrosse*
Girls Lacrosse*
Girls Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track & Field

RCS Spring Sports Sign Up

These are for 5th-8th graders at Rockford Christian School.  Please contact Mr. Nieboer at dnieboer@grcs.org with any questions 

Baseball
Boys Lacrosse*
Girls Lacrosse*
Girls Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis

 

 

 

EAGLES SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS

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

Information about our 2019 camps will be available in March 2019.

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