2020 Season Canceled due to COVID-19

May 02, 2020

The Grand Rapids Tidal Waves Women’s Tackle Football Team (The Waves) won’t be taking the field this year for its third season after all. The season has been officially cancelled by the Women’s Football Alliance due to the COVID-19 pandemic although there is still the possibility of some exhibition games later this fall.


“Even though it’s a great disappointment to our coaching staff, players, and fans, the well-being of the team comes first” said Troy Johnson, head coach of The Waves. “We are continuing to work and study looking forward to next season and being better, stronger and hungry to play for the city of Grand Rapids.”


The current roster of 35 women from all over the West Michigan area began practicing back in December and continue to hold virtual practices and film sessions in an attempt to stay ready for the day when they can return to the field to play the game they love. “It’s incredibly disappointing not to be able to get out on the field this spring. They say absence makes the heart grow fonder, but in this case, I think it just makes our drive a lot stronger” said Sarah Geels, Waves rookie wide receiver. Tryouts for the 2021 roster are currently scheduled for October.

2019 Team Awards

July 20, 2019

The Tidal Waves held their end-of-season party on July 20 where team awards were handed out.  The 2019 award winners are:

MVP: #15 Dessiree Trevino

Offensive Line: #90 Ambra Mason

Defensive Line: #95 Veronica Ross

Offensive Player: #15 Dessiree Trevino

Defensive Player: #20 Lyndsey Shepherd

Most Improved: #86 Kimberly VandenBerg

MLive Article

April 07, 2019

MLive Reporter Alyssa Keown followed the Tidal Waves for a few practices and our first game of the 2019 season. The article includes some great action shots as well. 

Greenville Daily News article

March 18, 2019

The Greenville Daily News ran an article profiling the Tidal Waves' second season..

Superbowl Fundraiser

February 03, 2019

If you are planning on watching the game, come out to Lake Michigan Sports Bar and watch it with your area women's tackle football team. Meet the players, watch a great game, and have multiple chances to win prizes.


January 01, 2019

Our 2019 schedule has been released. Start making your plans to come out to a game. Home games are played at Northview High School and adult tickets are only $10. Check out the Schedule & Results page for more information.

2018 Toy Drive

December 10, 2018

The Tidal Waves were on the Fox 17 news to discuss the annual Toy Drive. On-hand for the live interview were Assistant Coach / future player Mackenzie Phillips and co-owner Pamela Blazo.

MLive article

October 27, 2018

MLive posted an article about the upcoming tryouts. Click on the button below to read the full article.

Fox17 Morning Mix

October 08, 2018

The Tidal Waves were on the Fox17 Morning Mix show to discuss last season and the upcoming tryouts. On-hand for the live interview were co-owner Pam Blazo along with returning players Ambra Mason and Dessiree Trevino.

2018 Team Awards

July 14, 2018

The 2018 team awards have been announced.

Team MVP:  #15 Dessiree Trevino

Offensive Player:  #2 Latrice Russell

Offsenive Lineman:  #69 Tiffany Grzybowski

Defensive Player:  #70 Marie Rusher

Defensive Lineman:  #90 Ambra Mason

Most Improved:  #76 Cindy Arends

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