Sports (Youth)

The Department of Parks, Recreation & Arts offers sports leagues and programs for youth. In addition, there are opportunities to get involved in a number of sports clubs and programs, including East Lansing Soccer Club, Track Club, Basketball Club, Girls Youth Softball, Jr. Trojan Football and more. 

MacDonald Middle School Track and Field

The City of East Lansing Department of Parks, Recreation and Arts coordinates the MacDonald Middle School Track and Field program. This program is open to MacDonald Middle School students in sixth through eighth grades. Registration forms will be available in March with a registration deadline of Friday, April 5. A $15 late fee will be applied to late registrations. Practices are held at the East Lansing High School track. The first practice is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, April 2. The cost for Track and Field is $175. More information will come out in March.

Youth Recreation Baseball

The City of East Lansing Department of Parks, Recreation and Arts offer an array of youth baseball leagues: T-ball, Coach Pitch and Kid Pitch. Registration forms will be available in mid-March with a registration deadline of Sunday, April 7.  A $15 late fee will be applied to late registrations. Spring training is tentatively set to begin Monday, April 29 or Monday, May 6 with games beginning in late May. The goal is to have an eight-game season, weather permitting. 

T-ball is open to children 5-years-old and/or in kindergarten. An eight-game schedule will consist of Monday and Wednesday night games. Cost for this league is $70. 

Coach Pitch Baseball is open to children in first and second grades. An eight-game schedule will consist of Tuesday and Thursday night games. Cost for this league is $75. 

Kid Pitch Baseball is open to children in third and fourth grades. An eight-game schedule will consist of Monday and Wednesday nights. Cost for this league is $75.

Buddy Basketball (Kindergarten-First Grade)

There are two sessions.

  • Session 1 is from Jan. 6-27 and the registration deadline was Dec. 15.
  • Session 2 is from Feb. 3-24 and the registration deadline was Jan. 19.

The cost is $50/person before the registration deadline and $55/person after the deadline.

Inclement Weather Line

Call (517) 333-2580, extension 6565, for up-to-date information on program / event cancellations and building closures due to inclement weather.

Sports Clubs

There are a number of additional sports clubs offered in East Lansing by various community organizations. Link to East Lansing Sports Clubs.