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 269.968.8601 or Greg Williams at 269.274.0978.
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.
Mandatory open gyms for all participants will take place on Saturday, November 10th & 17th, 2018 at Lakeview High School Gym from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM.
There will be a coaches draft on Saturday, November 17th at 11:00 AM.
Parents will be able to obtain their child's schedule on Wednesday, November 21st.
Weekly practices will be held at Full Blast beginning the week of November 26th, 2018.
Games will be located at Lakeview High School on Saturdays, December 8th, 2018 - February 9th, 2019. Game times will vary based on grades each week.
THERE WILL BE NO BASKETBALL ON SATURDAYS, DECEMBER 22ND & 29TH, 2018 DUE TO THE HOLIDAYS!
Registration fee is $100 per participant
Registration deadline is Wednesday, November 7th, 2018
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 be held on Tuesdays, November 6th - December 4th, 2018 at 6:00 PM
Ages 5-6 will be held on Thursdays, November 8th - December 6th, 2018 at 6:00 PM
THERE WILL BE NO START SMART BASKETBALL ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH & THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND DUE TO THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY!
Registration fee is $30 per participant
Registration deadline is October 31st, 2018
If you have any questions, please call Battle Creek Parks & Recreation Department at 269.966.3431.