Elementary Athletics

GRPS is one of the only school districts in West Michigan to offer in-district sports for elementary school scholars!

We believe that all scholars deserve the opportunity to learn important academic, athletic, and life skills at an early age, and that is why we proudly offer elementary sports through the Great Sports, Great Kids program at no cost to participants. Scholars from all of our elementary schools are invited to participate. 

 

Elementary Athletic Programs


Fall Sports

Season: Fall

Grades: K-5

Cost: Free

Meet Location: GRPS University (1400 Fuller Ave. NE)

Come run on a custom-designed elementary cross country course, build your endurance, and make new friends. No experience is required. 

Season: Fall

Grades: 2-5

Cost: Free

Meet Location: GRPS University (1400 Fuller Ave. NE)

Saturday events consist of several short games with four players on each team. Small teams and shorter fields help maximize each player's opportunity to actively participate with the soccer ball. The games are specifically designed to challenge the players and encourage teamwork. Every scholar-athlete is given a chance to succeed. 

 

Winter Sports

Season: Winter

Grades: 3-5

Cost: Free

Game Locations: Union High School or Ottawa Hills High School

Elementary basketball gives our 3rd-5th grade scholars the opportunity to play five-on-five basketball on the Redhawk (Union) and Bengal (Ottawa Hills) home courts! Teams practice at their own elementary schools during the week, and games take place on Saturdays. 

 

Spring Sports

Season: Spring

Grades: 2-5

Cost: Free

Meet Location: Houseman Field (150 Houseman Ave. NE)

With two grade divisions (2nd-3rd and 4th-5th) for our scholar-athletes, all participants have an opportunity to develop their skills on the track. Events include the 100m sprint, 200m sprint, 800m run, 4x100m relay, softball throw (2nd-3rd grades), shot put (4th-5th grades), and standing long jump. Recognition is given to the top finishers in each event. 

Contact Us

Kurt Johnson
Executive Director of Athletics & Dual Enrollment
Brodie Larson
Middle School Athletic Coordinator