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. 

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.

Youth Sports

Buddy Basketball*
Buddy Basketball is a developmental basketball program
for children in kindergarten-first grade that emphasizes fun and skill development.
Buddy Basketball Registration Form (PDF)

2021 Youth Recreation Basketball*
Girls and Boys Self-Contained Winter Program: Grades 2-8
Registration deadline: Friday, Jan. 8
Sessions begin Saturday, Jan. 23

Email registration form (see link below) to,
or mail to the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing, MI 48823

Youth Recreation Basketball Registration Form (PDF)

* The program will be subject to current COVID-19 health orders and will only be offered if permitted under those orders. In the event that the program is canceled, all fees will be reimbursed.

Sports Clubs

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