Youth Athletics

WE ARE NORTHVIEW! WE ARE ONE TEAM WORKING TOWARD A COMMON GOAL!

SENSE OF COMMUNITY – IMPROVEMENT IN SPORTS – ENRICHMENT OF YOUNG LIVES

Athletics

The Little Cat Athletics Program is part of the Northview Community Education basic programming which is offered at minimal cost to all community members of all skill levels. We work to maintain a fun and non-competitive atmosphere where young athletes can learn and practice basics skills as well as interact with other children in and around the community.  This program is based on basic skill development and  everyone plays.

Boy’s Basketball

Winter Season

Our boys youth basketball program is one of our largest Community Youth programs, offering a well run in-house league for boys K-6th grade.  Players will be introduced to the game and enjoy learning and practicing the fundamentals of basketball, while having fun competing with and against their schoolmates and community friends.

Coordinator

Matt Rittenhouse

rittenhousematt@yahoo.com

(616) 617 – 6954

Girl’s Basketball

Winter Season

This program offers young female athletes the opportunity to be introduced to the game of basketball and develop a passion for the sport.  We promote teamwork and leadership, and we hope to develop skills to not only help the young athletes on the court but in life as well.  Girls are divided into teams and in-house leagues according to grade, with 1st and 2nd together and 3rd and 4th together. 5th grade and 6th grade will have their own separate teams and leagues when possible.

Coordinator

Josh Slagter

NorthviewGYB@gmail.com

(616) 635 – 0635

Fall Season

Cheerleaders practice and learn cheers during their weeknight practices to present at the Youth Football games on Saturdays in the fall. Girls 1st-6th grade are invited to register for this fun program to introduce them to the sport of cheer.

Coordinators

Roshelle Seals

roshelle.seals@gmail.com

(616) 734-3367

Becky Anible

nailqueen55@gmail.com

(616) 813-7705

Spring Season

Soccer has one of the largest youth sport participation rates in the country and Northview Community Education offers a fantastic and fun beginner-to-intermediate soccer program for our young athletes to experience the sport. Players will learn the basics of soccer from volunteer coaches and practice their skills in a non-competitive in-house league, or a travel league at the older age groups. Co-ed teams are formed with “Birth year” age groups to align with US Soccer directives ranging from 5 years old (by the first competition date) up through 8th grade.

Coordinator

Ben Kraker

benkraker@gmail.com

(616) 365-5540

Spring Season

Track is an awesome way for kids to stay active, cheer on classmates and teammates, and learn about the sport of track and field. Grade level co-ed teams are formed from DK-6th grade and teams compete against each other in their own age groups in weekly meets made up of field events and short running races.

Coordinator

Jessica Nunley

jessicanunley58@gmail.com

(616) 648 – 3836

Fall Season

Northview Youth Volleyball (NYV) is a community program for students in grades 3rd – 6th that offers a supportive, yet competitive environment to ensure the advancement of every player’s individual skills.

NYV focuses on the personal and athletic development of the student-athlete, and creates a safe, positive and effective learning atmosphere in which players strive to achieve individual excellence in a team dynamic.

Our season runs from the beginning of September until November. Teams participate in practices during the weekdays and games on Saturdays. Third and fourth graders practice one time a week and play games against each other. Fifth and sixth grade practice two times a week and play games against other school districts in the area. They end their season with a double elimination tournament. Skills clinics are hosted by the Northview High School volleyball program during the first week of school to highlight outstanding role models. Summer volleyball camps are held in June.

For information, please contact Kelsey VanZanten.

Coordinators

Chip Will

willchip@icloud.com

616-520-5204

Kelly Cleveland

kscleveland@nvps.net

616-490-7059

Fall Season 

Flag (1st&2nd) and Tackle (3rd-6th) Football are offered to our young athletes to introduce them to the fundamentals of football and give them a safe place to learn and practice these skills. Practices begin in late August with games starting on Saturdays after Labor Day.

Coordinator

Brad Rittenhouse

Rittenhouse.Bradley@gmail.com

(616) 822-1759

Spring Season

Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing sports in the country and our Northview teams continue to grow in size as well. We offer this fun beginner to intermediate Lacrosse program for young athletes to learn the basics of the sport and practice their skills in a semi-competitive travel league. Gender specific 5th/6th and 7th/8th grade teams will be formed to play in separate girls and boys leagues.  Extra coaching costs and uniform/equipment costs may apply to this sport offering.

Coordinators
Boy’s Coordinator

David Bradley

dpb.bradley@gmail.com 

(616) 560 – 3413

Girl’s Coordinator

Brian Nuffer

nuffer04@gmail.com

(616) 723 – 3914

Spring Season

7th & 8th Grade – This program works closely with the High School softball coach to align with the HS program by forming teams which will play games against other schools in and around our community.

Coordinator

Fall Sports

Registration deadline: August 1st

Competitions in September and October.

Football

Cheer

Volleyball

Soccer

Winter 1 Sports

Registration deadline: October 1st

Competitions in November and December.

Boys Basketball

Winter 2 Sports

Registration deadline: December 1st

Competitions in January and February.

Girls Basketball

Spring Sports

Track – Soccer – Lacrosse – Softball

Registration deadline: February 10, 2020

Competitions in April and May.

Soccer

Track

Lacrosse

7/8 ERS Softball

Coordinator of Youth Sports

Pat Marsman

PMarsman@nvps.net

(616) 365-6100

Assistant Coordinator of Youth Sports

Tim Felix

tfelix@nvps.net