Welcome to Black River Public School Athletic Department

         The Black River Public School Athletic Department believes that a well-developed athletic program is integral in the educational progress of students and serves to enhance social, physical, and educational development. The athletic program is an extension of the academic program and all athletes are urged to strive for excellence in both the classroom and in the athletic venues. Being a part of a team has many benefits and rewards.

         The central goal of this athletic program is for the student-athlete to learn the importance of integrity, respect, discipline, hard work, and how to deal with success and adversity. These teachings build good character and confidence, along with being the driving force for our student athletes to take this into their future life and become more productive members of the community.

         Participation in BRPS Athletics however is a privilege and not a right; and that privilege is earned by each participant through his or her adherence to the rules and policies set forth by Black River and the Michigan High School Athletic Association

  Ski Team   G Bball    B Bball '21 District Champs

Black River Athletic Handbook


Black River offers the following High School and Middle School sports:


6th, 7th, 8th, Freshmen, JV, and Varsity Girls Volleyball

6th, 7th, 8th, JV and Varsity Boys Soccer

6th, 7th, 8th, and Varsity Boys and Girls Cross Country

JV and V Boys Tennis (co-op with Holland Christian)


6th, 7th, 8th, JV, Varsity Boys Basketball

6th, 7th, 8th, JV, Varsity Girls Basketball

High School (co-ed Downhill Skiing co-op with Grand Haven)

Varsity Hockey (co-op with West Ottawa and Holland Christian)


6th, 7th, 8th, JV, Varsity Girls Soccer

JV and Varsity Boys Baseball

6th, 7th, 8th, Varsity Boys and Girls Track

Varsity Girls Tennis

Varsity Softball (co-op with Saugatuck)


Cross Country Regional Champions


All Black River student-athletes are required to be registered in our online athletic registration program.

We are very excited to announce that the Black River Athletic Department has partnered with FinalForms, an online forms and data management service. FinalForms allows you to complete and sign athletic participation forms for your students online. The most exciting news is that FinalForms saves data from season-to-season and year-to-year, meaning that you will never need to enter the same information twice!  You will review your information once per school year to verify information is current and sign the forms.

To register your student-athlete, please go to:

A couple of hints:

  1. Bookmark this site or save it to your desktop on your mobile device or computer (do not Google search for it in the future as you will not go directly to the BR site).
  2. Have required information available, such as medical history/health information, insurance company policy numbers, doctor, dentist and hospital information. This will make the registration time be more efficiently completed.
  3. Parents will need to fill in your student’s email address. Please use the student’s email address. Your student will then need to check their email for information on how to complete their portion of the registration.
  4. Attached is the BR ParentPlaybook to help you with the online registration process. Please note once you register, you will receive an email to confirm your account, create a password, and then complete the required forms.

Thank you for your assistance and support in streamlining our paperwork processes for Black River Athletics. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us in the athletic department

Kyle Lawton -



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491 Columbia Avenue
Holland, MI 49423
Phone: (616) 355-0055

Fax: (616) 355-0057