Athletics & Clubs

Get Active!

Registration for fall sports is now open!

St. John Vianney School is a member of the Grand Rapids Area Catholic Elementary School sports league. This league offers competitive team play for grades 5-8 throughout the school year against other area Catholic schools. Our students learn the fundamentals required to play effectively, but more importantly they learn what is expected to play fairly and exhibit sportsmanship that shows our faith in practice. We are proud of our athletes, win or lose, because of the spirit they show.

Learn-to-Play, not Pay-to-Play

St. John Vianney School has a full-size gymnasium, and an on-site football, soccer, baseball and softball field. Our SJV Boosters run concessions (indoor and outdoor) and our annual Lenten Fish Fry. All proceeds cover league fees, uniform purchases, facility maintenance and improvements avoiding the need to charge pay-to-play fees. Sports are another great extension of our school family.

Our sports program offers the following team sports:

Boys: Soccer • Basketball • Football • Baseball • Track • Lacrosse

Girls: Soccer • Basketball • Volleyball • Softball • Track • Competitive Cheer • Lacrosse

For SJV Coaches:

Active Parents and Students

Visit GRACEAC for game cancellation information, full team schedules, member school addresses, driving directions and contact information.

Use RainedOut the App that will help you know before you go! Text the word Hotline to 84483 to receive alerts from GRACEAC

To the Parents of St. John Vianney School Athletes:

Please prayerfully consider the following when signing your children up for sports here at SJV, when volunteering to coach a school team or when sitting in the stands to watch your children play a game.

The purpose of the St. John Vianney Athletic Program is to complement the home, church and school in the development of the “whole person.” Activities of the program are for the benefit of the students, suited to their age and physical growth.

The aim of the program is to:

  • Recognize the need for physical fitness for the wholesome growth of the individual
  • Develop a healthy interest in sports by participation
  • Provide enjoyable recreational activities which develop Christian attitudes of sportsmanship and fair play.

The program is not intended to be the proving ground for high school, college or professional sports. The program is developmental in its approach and should never
harbor a “win at all costs” attitude.

SJV Athletic Director