Opportunities to play organized basketball are available through the Parks and Recreation Department’s Start Smart Basketball curriculum and as part of partnership between Battle Creek Parks and Recreation and the Cereal City Hoopsters.
Cereal City Hoopsters
The Cereal City Hoopsters program is a summer instructional program with high school aged basketball leagues for all youth in the Battle Creek area at Claude Evans Park. The program includes basic instruction in basketball. Experienced coaches teach fundamentals, and specific skills utilizing a variety of drills and game play throughout an eight week program. Lunch will be provided Monday - Friday 12:00PM - 12:45PM. For more information, please contact Fred Jones at 269.274.9002 or Greg Williams at 269.274.0978.
On-site registration at Claude Evans Park, June 10th - 14th 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Call Recreation Department to register at 269.966.3431
Monday - Friday, June 17th - August 9th
Session 1: Grades 3rd - 6th from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
High School League Play (Boys & Girls) 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM on Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 18th - July 30th. Team registration fee is $150 per team.
Youth Basketball (Grades 3rd-6th)
The sport of basketball is designed to help develop interest for the youngsters. Join our basketball program partnered with Spartan Elite to maintain physical activity and fun this sport brings.
Located at Full Blast & Lakeview High School
There are two MANDATORY skills & drills clinics held at Lakeview High School on Saturday, November 16th & Saturday, November 23rd from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM.
There will be a coaches draft meeting on Saturday, November 23rd at 10:00 AM at Lakeview High School.
There will be 1-2 weekly practices at Full Blast beginning the week of December 2nd, 2019.
Parents will receive a call from a coach explaining what team their child is on.
Games will be held at Lakeview High School on Saturdays, December 7th, 2019 - February 1st, 2020.
THERE WILL BE NO BASKETBALL ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28TH, 2019 DUE TO THE HOLIDAY!
Parents can obtain their child's game schedule online beginning November 27th, 2019.
Registration fee is $100 per participant
Registration deadline is November 13th, 2019
Start Smart Basketball (Ages 3-6) Start Smart Basketball prepares your child for organized basketball in a fun, safe environment. It allows children to work one-on-one with a parent and learn a variety of basketball skills including: passing, dribbling, ball handling, shooting, catching, running, and agility. Participants, with their parents, will engage in several stations to teach the fundamentals of basketball. A parent/guardian is required to participate at each class.
Located at Full Blast
Ages 3-4 will run on Tuesdays, November 5th - December 3rd from 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM.
Ages 5-6 will run on Thursdays, November 7th - December 5th from 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
THERE WILL BE NO BASKETBALL THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25TH DUE TO THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY!
Registration fee is $30 per participant
Registration deadline is October 30th, 2019
If you have any questions, please call Battle Creek Parks & Recreation Department at 269.966.3431.