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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 Fall/Winter programs!

Fall/Winter 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
  • REGISTER BY: September 13

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

Little Eagles Night Out

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

  • DATES: Friday, November 15 (Girls Varsity), Saturday, December 14 (Boys Varsity), Saturday, February 8 (Boys Varsity)
  • TIME: 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • AGES:  Boys and Girls ages 5-12
  • COST:  FREE (suggested donation of $10 per hour)
  • LOCATION:  Quest Center at GR Christian High School

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 11 - February 8
  • TIME:  8:30-9:30am
  • GRADES:  Boys and Girls in Kindergarten
  • COST:  $60 (includes T-shirt)
  • SITE:  Gym at GR Christian Elementary School, Iroquois Campus
  • REGISTER BY:  December 13

Winter GRCES and PurePlay Basketball Boys

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. Volunteer Coaches needed.

  • PROGRAM DATES:  Saturdays, December 7 - February 8 (no clinic Dec. 21, 28 and Jan. 4):  Starting in January throughout the end of the season, teams will add a practice or a game, one time during the week, after 5pm.
  • LOCATIONS:  GRCES Iroquois campus, Ada Christian, and GRC Middle School
  • GRADES:  1st - 4th
  • COST:  $75 (jersey included)
  • REGISTER BY:  November 15

Winter GRCES and PurePlay Basketball Girls

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

  • PROGRAM DATES:  Saturdays, December 7 - February 8 (no clinic Dec. 21, 28 and Jan. 4):  Starting in January throughout the end of the season, teams will add a practice or a game, one time during the week, after 5pm.  Midweek practices and Thursday game schedules are TBD after signups are taken.
  • LOCATIONS:  GRCHS Quest Center, GRCES Iroquois campus, Ada Christian, and GRC Middle School
  • GRADES:  1st - 4th
  • COST:  $75 (jersey included)
  • REGISTER BY:  November 15

Coed Youth 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

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

Girls Lacrosse Open Gym

Everyone needs to practice – all year round. Plan on dropping in to keep up those stick skills for the Spring season.

  • DATES:  December 7 and 14; January 11, 18 and 25; and February 1 and 8
  • DAYS:  Saturdays
  • TIME:  3:00-4:30pm
  • GRADES:  3rd - 8th 
  • COST:  Drop in - no charge
  • SITE:  All City Gym at GR Christian High School

GRCMS Winter 1 Sports Sign Up

Winter 1 sports sign ups for Grand Rapids Christian Middle School are now closed.  Please contact Mr. Broene at kbroene@grcs.org with questions.

 

RCS Winter 1 Sports Sign Up

Winter 1 sports sign ups for Rockford Christian School are now closed.  Please contact Mr. Nieboer at dnieboer@grcs.org to sign up.

EAGLES SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS

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. 


 

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