Organized Basketball

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.   
  • Practices will be held at Full Blast beginning the week of November 27th, 2017. 
  • Games will be located at Lakeview High School Gym beginning on Saturdays, December 9th, 2017 - February 10th, 2018 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM. 
  • MANDATORY skills & drills practices for registered participants are Saturdays, November 11th & 18th from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM. 
  • Coaches draft meeting is Saturday, November 18th at 11:00 AM located at Lakeview High School. 
  • There will be NO BASKETBALL on Saturday, December 23rd & December 30th due to the holidays!
  • Registration fee is $100 per participant
  • Registration deadline is November 8th, 2017!

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 7th - December 7th from 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM.
  • Ages 5-6 will be held on Thursdays, November 2nd - 30th from 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
  • Registration fee is $30 per participant
  • Registration deadline is November 1st, 2017!


If you have any questions, please call Battle Creek Parks & Recreation Department at 269.966.3431.