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