Youth 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.


Matt Rittenhouse

(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.


Josh Slagter

(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.


Roshelle Seals

(616) 734-3367

Becky Anible

(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.


Ben Kraker

(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.


Jessica Nunley

(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.


Chip Will


Kelly Cleveland


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.


Brad Rittenhouse

(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.

Boy’s Coordinator

David Bradley 

(616) 560 – 3413

Girl’s Coordinator

Brian Nuffer

(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 of Youth Sports

Pat Marsman

(616) 365-6100

Assistant Coordinator of Youth Sports

Tim Felix