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 269.274.9002 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
  • Session 2: Grades 7th - 9th from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Session registration fee is $80 per participant
  • 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.

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.