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Winter 2023

Age: due to limited space for our Winter session, we are only accepting 3-6 year-olds at this time. If your player is older than 6, we would love to talk to you about other training options.

Dates: 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16

Time: 5-6pm – please arrive at least 15 minutes early for week 1

Location: Ada Congregational Church, 6330 Ada Dr. SE, Ada, MI 49301

Cost: $70 which includes 5 weeks of training, a Rapids Juniors t-shirt, a water bottle, and a ball.  Payments can be made at the first session via Venmo (preferred), cash or check.

 

Spring 2023

Age: 3-9

Dates: 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12

Time: 5-6pm – please arrive at least 15 minutes early for week 1

Location: Gainey Athletic Complex, 1661 East Paris Ave SE, Grand Rapids, 49546

Cost: $50 early bird special before 4/1; $70 after 4/1

Cost includes 5 weeks of training, a Rapids Juniors t-shirt, a water bottle, and a soccer ball.

Payments can be made at the first session via Venmo (preferred), cash or check.

 

Juniors Program Information

Rapids Juniors Development Program focuses on introducing young players to the game of soccer and teaching basic skills.  This is a great way to introduce young athletes to Rapids FC as they develop a love for the game and prepare for future club teams at Rapids. If you know of a player that may be interested, please pass along the info to another up and coming soccer star! Many of our former Juniors players are now in teams at Rapids, including some of our High School players!

We will run five sessions and each session will be run by Rapids FC coaches and assisted by current players from our Rapids older teams.  The focus of this program is to build a solid foundation of skills for these young players and to ignite a love for the game.  Players are split up by age in small groups to promote maximum touches on the ball and a fun atmosphere with plenty of attention from their coach.

Notes:

  • If you or your player has any Covid-19 symptoms, please do not attend practices.
  • Winter indoor session – Please wear suitable athletic clothing for playing indoors on a gym floor. Sneakers only.
  • Spring outdoor session – Please wear suitable athletic clothing for playing soccer outdoors on grass.  Cleats are the best option but sneakers work as well
  • We apologize, but no refunds will be given due to weather-based cancellations.
  • We know that some of our youngest players can be a little shy! Feel free to help us out if they are struggling 🙂
  • Rapids FC staff and coaches will be on hand to chat with if you have any questions.

Registration is now available by submitting the form to the left (desktop view).

Dicks Sporting Goods is the Official Sponsor of Rapids Juniors