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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.


Sign up now for Spring Girls Basketball Clinic or Fall Football!


Spring Recreation Programs

Girls Basketball Clinic

Basketball season is over, but girls can keep training with Varsity Assistant Coach Bre Luurtsema!  This clinic will be a time to learn and build on fundamental basketball skills as well as play games and improve overall basketball knowledge. 

Bre Luurtsema played varsity basketball for 4 years at Calvin College.  She is a 3 time All-MIAA selection and team captain for the Knights.  

  • DATES:  May
  • DAYS:  Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • SCHEDULE:  1st-4th grade 4:00-5:00pm; 5th-8th grade 5:00-6:00pm
  • COST:  $45
  • SITE:  GRC Middle School

Youth Football

Fall Flag Football

  • AGES:  4-8 years old

  • DATES:  August 27 – mid September

  • GAMES:  3 Saturday afternoon games at Eagles Stadium

  • 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 Tshirt included

  •  Volunteer Coaches needed

Fall Youth Rocket Football

  • GRADES:  3rd-6th 

  • DATES: August 19 – Mid October (8 weeks)

  • GAMES:  Home games on Saturdays at Eagles Stadium, away games at various schools.  Last 2 games scheduled according to standings.

  • PRACTICES: Mon 6-7:30pm, Tues 4:30-6pm & Thurs 6-7pm.  Shortened tackle practice times.  Equipment/safety check on first day of practice, parents must be present.

  • LEAGUE: West MI Jr. Football League

  • DIVISIONS - 2:  3rd-4th grade and 5th-6th grade

  • COST:  $165 (includes jersey and 2-day summer camp fee)

  • Volunteer coaches needed for 3rd-4th only.

7th & 8th Grade Football

  • DATES:  August 19 - Mid October

  • GAMES:  Saturday mornings either at Eagles Stadium or various schools

  • PRACTICES:  Shortened practice times.  1 designated tack practice per week, 2 non-contact practices per week.


  • COST:  $130 (includes helmet, jersey, pants and 2-day summer camp fee)

  • EQUIPMENT NEEDED:  mouth guard, pads, cup, socks, cleats

  • COACH:  Daimond Dixon

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

Open Play

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

GRCMS Spring Sports Sign Up

Spring sports sign ups for Grand Rapids Christian Middle School are closed.  Please contact Mr. Broene at with questions.

Boys Lacrosse*
Girls Lacrosse*
Girls Soccer
Track & Field

RCS Spring Sports Sign Up

Spring sports sign ups for Rockford Christian School are closed.  Please contact Mr. Nieboer at with any questions 

Boys Lacrosse*
Girls Lacrosse*
Girls Soccer





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

Registration for 2019 camps is now open.

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