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GRCS Youth Sports Late Fall and Winter Youth Sports and Recreation Program Opportunities

GRCS Youth Sports Late Fall and Winter Youth Sports and Recreation Program Opportunities

Did you know, GRC has our own Recreation Department? We offer sports programs for GRCS students and students from the surrounding area.  For a complete look at what we have to offer, go to www.grcs.org/youthsports.

Our programs will follow the same Health and Safety Protocols, as we are following at school. Masks for coaches, hand sanitizer for players, disinfectants for equipment, and social distancing will all be observed.  

Please email sboender@grcs.org if you have more questions.

Upcoming Opportunities:


Boys Basketball Clinic 🏀

GRCHS Varsity 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 23 – October 17
  • Days: Wednesdays & Saturdays
  • 5th & 6th Grade Times: 5:30 pm — 6:30 pm (Wednesdays) & 1:00 pm — 2:30 pm (Saturdays)
  • 7th & 8th Grade Times: 6:45 pm — 7:45 pm (Wednesdays) & 2:45 pm — 4:15 pm (Saturdays)
  • Coach: Eric Taylor
  • Site: GRCES Iroquois Campus, outside courts
  • Cost: $70
  • Register By: September 18


Youth Sports Performance Training 101  

Youth Sports Performance Training 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 the last 10 minutes of class.

  • Dates: October 26 – November 18
  • Days: Mondays and Wednesdays
  • Time: 6:00 pm — 7:15 pm
  • Site: GRCHS
  • Ages: 3rd — 8th grades (students will be divided by 3rd–5th and 6th–8th grade)
  • Cost: $65
  • Register By: October 16

 

Pitching/Hitting/Catching Softball Clinic

Are you looking to improve your child's softball skills? Now is the time! Join the GRC softball staff as they work with our youth, preparing them for high school softball.

  • Dates: October 26 — November 16
  • Times: 6:30 pm — 8:00 pm
  • Coach: Danae VanTimmeren
  • Location: GRCHS All City Gym
  • Cost: $40
  • Registration Deadline: Oct. 21


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 end right before their season begins and will refresh their skills and prepare them for their season.

  • Days: Saturdays
  • Dates: November 14 — December 12 (no class November 28)
  • Times, 5th-6th Grade: 1:00 pm — 2:30 pm
  • Times, 7th-8th Grade: 2:45 pm — 4:15 pm
  • Coach: Crystal Strickland
  • Location: Quest Center
  • Cost: $55
  • Registration Deadline: November 11


Little Eagles Night Out — Girls Basketball Fundraiser

This is a fundraiser for the Varsity Girls Basketball. Whether your child is involved in Youth Basketball or not, you may drop off your child for free babysitting. The Girls Basketball team will entertain your little one with movies, basketball, games, and snacks. No registration is needed. Sign in and out at the door.

  • Date: Friday, November 13
  • Times: 6:00 pm — 9:00 pm
  • Location: Quest Center
  • Cost: FREE! (suggested donation $10 per hour)
  • Registration Deadline: Drop-in at the door
  • Other Notes: Boys & Girls ages 5-12


Winter GRCES and PurePlay Girls Basketball

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. The 3rd and 4th-grade tournament will be held on Feb. 6. 

*Volunteer coaches are needed.

  • Days: Saturdays
  • Dates: December 5 — February 6 (no practices on Dec. 19-Jan. 2)
    *Starting in January through the end of the season, teams will add one mid-week practice/game, at either GRC Middle School, GRC Elementary, or Ada Christian.
  • Times 1st-2nd grade: 9:45 am — 11:00 am 
  • Times 3rd-4th grade: 11:15 am — 12:30 pm 
  • Coach: Volunteer parents needed!
  • Location: Quest
  • Cost: $85
  • Registration Deadline: Nov. 20, due to COVID, we may have to limit our numbers, sign up soon 


Winter GRCES and PurePlay Boys Basketball

GRCHS 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). This year, we will have earlier practice times available in January.

  • Days: Saturdays
  • Dates: December 5 — February 6 (no clinic Dec. 19, 26 and Jan. 2)
    *Starting in January, throughout the end of the season, teams will add a practice or a game, one time during the week, after 5:00 pm at either GRC Elementary, GRC Middle School, or Ada gym.
  • Times: TBD, (between 9:30 am — 4:00 pm on Saturdays)
  • Coach: Volunteer Parents
  • Location: GRCES Iroquois Campus, and Ada Christian
  • Cost: $85, jersey included
  • Registration Deadline: November 20, due to COVID, we may have to limit our numbers, sign up soon


Winter Kindergarten Boys 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.  

  • Days: Saturdays
  • Dates: January 9 — February 6
  • Times: 8:30 am — 9:30 am
  • Coach: Eric Taylor
  • Location: GRCES Iroquois Campus
  • Cost: $65, T-shirt included
  • Registration Deadline: December 18 — this class will fill sign up soon!


Winter Kindergarten Girls Basketball

New this year! GRCHS Varsity Coach, Crystal Strickland, and her players will run a basketball clinic for Kindergarten girls. Baskets will be lowered to 8 feet

  • Days: Saturdays
  • Dates: January 9 — February 6
  • Times: 8:30 am — 9:30 am
  • Coach: Crystal Strickland
  • Location: GRC High School Quest Center
  • Cost: $65 (includes T-shirt)
  • Registration Deadline: Dec. 18, due to COVID, we may have to limit our numbers, sign up soon  


Little Eagles Night Out — Boys Basketball Fundraiser

This is a fundraiser for the Varsity Basketball program that has been extremely popular.  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 Valentine’s Day.  The Varsity Boys Basketball team will entertain your little one with movies, basketball, games, and snacks. No registration is needed. Sign in and out at the door.

  • Dates: Saturday, December 12 and Saturday, February 6
  • Times: 6:00 pm — 9:00 pm
  • Location: Quest Center
  • Cost: FREE! (Suggested donation $10 per hour)
  • Registration Deadline: drop-in
  • Other Notes: Boys & Girls ages 5-12


Register at www.grcs.org/youthsports. Your password AND username is your email address.  

 

Questions?

Email Stacey Boender at sboender@grcs.org.