Eat at BW-3 on April 23 - 20% of Sales To GR Crew!
Note: 28th St Location ONLY
Friday Night Trainings are Back for Spring 2014
Friday Night Trainings are Back!
The club is pleased to announce its Friday night programming for Spring 2014. We are excited to continue to offer striker, goalkeeper, and technical trainings as well as small-sided games.
Who: All players, boys & girls, ages U7 through U14
Where: MVP Sports Spot (indoors) at 3701 32nd Street SE in Kentwood, MI
Dates: April 18, 25; May 9, 16
Cost: There is no extra cost for Friday night trainings!
How Do I Register?: You don't. It is drop-in training; come whenever you can make it.
As always, please wear your Crew gear, shinguards, cleats, and bring a drink!
Spectrum Health Injury Clinics Free to GR Crew Families
Spectrum Health Medical Group will again be providing a free injury clinic to Grand Rapids Crew Juniors players this spring.
A Certified Athletic Trainer will be staffing each week from 8am-10am at MVP Fieldhouse. Treatments will range from evaluation, prevention of injuries (taping, bracing, etc), emergency care, or education and information.
Spectrum Health Medical Group strives to give the best care for athletes and families of the GR Crew organization. Direct access with Sports Medicine physicians, surgeons, and other specialties could assist in early recognition and prevention of injuries, along with better chances of recovery during a season.
No appointment is necessary, just drop in between the hours of 8am-10am at MVP Fieldhouse to visit the Spectrum Health Medical Group injury clinic.
Cam Sipple To Join Western Michigan University in Fall 2015
Congratulations to Cameron Sipple on this week committing to play collegiate soccer at Western Michigan University, continuing his education and soccer career as a Bronco starting in the fall of 2015.
Cam currently plays on our U17 Boys Gold team and has enjoyed a successful winter this year, having participated in National League play in North Carolina, Las Vegas, and the Disney Showcase. He resides in Traverse City and is one of several players that make the journey south to train and play with GR Crew Juniors.
His current club coach Lewis Robinson said, “Cam’s success and college commitment is a great story for everybody that has been involved with his development. He grew up playing in Traverse City then made the decision to commute and play with a very talented GR Crew team so he could pursue playing D1 soccer, which he has accomplished. He is very committed to training and works very hard on his game. He has improved massively in his time with the Crew and will continue this over the next two years. He is a very creative, technical player that will be a big success at WMU and he is a great player to have in any team”.
Cam is the third player from his team to commit this year to Western Michigan University, following Nate Hoover and Alex Ruddock, in joining the Broncos roster that already includes GR Crew alumni Chase Rau, Greg Timmer, Sean Conerty, and Edu Jiminez.
Cam will be back in action with his Crew team this spring as they participate in MRL Premier and search for their second state championship.
Congrats, and good luck Cam, from everybody at the Grand Rapids Crew Juniors.
Jalen Schoenborn-Kelly to Play at Lawrence Tech in Fall 2015
Congratulations to Jalen Schoenborn-Kelly on verbally committing to play collegiate soccer at Lawrence Technological University. Jalen will start her college career in the fall of 2015 and will continue her education at the highly academically-ranked engineering college.
Jalen currently plays for our u17 Girls gold team and was a part of the State Championship-winning season this fall. Her current club coach and GR Crew General Manager Josh Sheldon thinks this is a great fit for Jalen. “Lawrence Tech will have a great player on their roster in Jalen. She is a very versatile defender who can get into attack well and play a number of different positions. Her work rate and athleticism separate her from other players and make her a great addition to any team. Academically, this will be a great fit for a player that has searched very carefully throughout the process to find a college that matches her soccer needs but more importantly her academic needs.”
Jalen is currently in action for her high school team at Coopersville High School and will be back with her GR Crew team in June for Regional Championships in Dayton, Ohio.
Riley Tanner Invited to US National Team Camp
Congratulations to Riley Tanner for being selected to represent the US National Team Under 15 Girls in their training camp this spring, the highest possible achievement for a player her age, to participate in and play alongside the top players in the nation in front of the full US National Team staff.
Tanner will spend April 19-26 at the US National Team Training Center in Carson, California.
Riley currently plays on our U14 Girls Gold team and this finishes off what has been a very successful year for her personally and for her team. The team has won Crew Cup, Mead Cup, Crew Spring Classic, qualified for MRL Premier, finished 3rd in National League, won their first Michigan State Championship, and qualified for Regionals this summer in Dayton, Ohio. On a personal level, Riley has earned invitations to Super Y National ODP Camp and made the ODP Regional pool for this summer.
“Riley is an extremely talented player and thoroughly deserves this opportunity to play at the national team level. She has been tormenting defenders and oppositions at the national level for her Crew team for the last 2 years now and we are very happy as a club that this has been noticed," said Coach Lewis Robinson. "She is one of the most gifted and special young players we have seen and her natural ability is matched with a massive passion and drive for the game. She lives and breathes the game, and works very hard in all Crew training sessions and has been a part of every program we have offered for the last few years.”
Coach Robinson continued, “Individual accomplishments like this are fantastic and deserved, but they wouldn’t be possible without the help of a very committed team, coaching staff, and group around her. I have no doubt that Riley will do very well at the National Team level and continue her great success.”
Riley and her team played in front of several national team coaches and scouts this year in National League and tournament games.
Congratulations to Riley Tanner on her accomplishments and good luck at National Team Camp!
Eat at BW-3 on April 23 - 20% of Sales To GR Crew!