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Pioneer Athletics

East Grand Rapids High School


Pioneer Athletics

East Grand Rapids High School

Pioneer Athletics

East Grand Rapids High School

Pioneer Athletics

East Grand Rapids High School

Pioneer Gold Card

Pioneer Gold Card

Pioneer Gold Card

The East Grand Rapids Athletic Department instituted a "Gold Card" system to ensure that all athletes have the required information turned in to the Athletic Office before they can practice/tryout or participate in any competition.


Our coaches are instructed to  only allow athletes who have completed this process to be able to participate. Athletes must turn in their "Gold Card" on the first day of practice or tryouts.


Athletes must have the following on file to receive a Gold Card:

Gold Cards will be available at the HS Athletic Office starting Tuesday, August 2


*More information regarding 2022-23 Gold Cards can be found in the Summer Athletics News Letter which will be emailed out the week of June 6, 2022.

Gold Card - FAQ

Does my student need a Gold Card every year? YES


Does my student need a Gold Card for every sport? YES


If my student turns their Gold Card in to the coach and decides to play a different sport do they need a new Gold Card? YES


Does my student need a Gold Card for a Club Sport? YES


What if my student loses their Gold Card? Please have your student stop by the Athletic Office for a new card

Participation Fee

A fee of $250.00 per sport, per season, is required for participation in athletics at East Grand Rapids High School. 

Sport participation fees paid to EGR Athletics are as follows: Cross Country, Swim, and Dive, Golf, Volleyball, Football, Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Bowling, Hockey, Track, and Baseball. 

Non-funded sports such as Crew, Dance, Field Hockey, Sailing, Water Polo, Skiing, Wrestling, Lacrosse, and Softball have different fees that will be paid directly to the club. 


Paying Participation Fee with a Credit Card


East Grand Rapids Public Schools has implemented the SchoolPay credit card processing system for school-related activities and fundraisers. This system is intended to provide a convenient, safe and secure option of paying by credit card in exchange for a small processing fee. SchoolPay charges parents 3% of the total cost of items purchased plus 30 cents per item. Paying by check will also continue to be an option. Read More...

* All Students are invited to participate in East Grand Rapids Athletic Teams regardless of their ability to pay. Please contact the Athletic Office if you have any questions regarding the participation fee. 


ImPact Baseline Testing

All students must have an ImPact Concussion Baseline Test on file in order to get their Gold Card. If a student has a concussion or suspects to have a concussion during their sporting season, the ImPact Test will be used as a tool for determining return to play protocol by our Athletic Trainer, Courtney VanDeWege.

*All incoming 9th and 11th graders and anyone that has not previously been tested, must take the Impact Test.

*10th and 12th graders do not need to take the test IF they had tested the previous year.

*The ImPact Test expires every two years.


Student-athletes will be taking the online test from home which will take approximately 20 minutes. To request a one-time link for the ImPact Test, please email Courtney VandeWege or Wende Johnson. This test must be completed prior to getting a Gold Card for the winter season.