Rapids FC Juniors Starts – September 18th 2020

We are pleased to announce that we will be running our Fall Juniors program once again this year. The program will be run within all current Covid-19 related guidelines in place as required by the State of Michigan and Return to Play rules.

Juniors Program Information

Dates: 5 consecutive Fridays starting September 18th, with a 6th week in case of weather cancellation.
Time: 6-7pm
Location: Gainey Athletic Complex, East Paris Ave, Grand Rapids
Cost: $60 per player or $15 drop in fee. (Players who paid for Fall 2019 are free!)

Please come dressed for soccer! Athletic gear/soccer kit, water bottle and cleats or sneakers.

This Fall’s Curriculum

  • Week 1 Dribbling
  • Week 2 Passing
  • Week 3 Shooting
  • Week 4 Reinforcement and teaching the rules of the game
  • Week 5 Round Robin Tournament

Rapids Juniors is in its seventh year and focuses on introducing young players, ages 3-8, 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!

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. The Juniors program runs right beside our club’s Academy training, so the little ones get to see the big kids practicing right beside them!

All players in the program will receive a soccer ball, water bottle, and t-shirt (no t-shirt for drop in players). While we try to stick to the assigned dates, sometimes field conditions or bad weather leads to cancellations. We have a make-up week built in to the program in case of a cancellation.

Rapids Juniors Development Program Staff

Coaches Brittany Mayer and Kevin Newell are our dedicated Rapids Juniors coaches. These two specialist coaches excel at developing our youngest players and relish the different challenges faced when coaching our juniors.

Quick and easy registration is now available by submitting the contact form to the left (desktop view).

Registration fees of $60/player should be mailed to the address below, or brought to the first session.

Rapids FC
6757 Cascade Road #252
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Dicks Sporting Goods is the Official Sponsor of Rapids Juniors