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. 

Boys' Seventh and Eighth Grade Basketball

  • Tryouts will be held in mid-October. Tryout dates and times will be posted at the school by the end of September.
  • The cost is $225 per player.
  • Registration will take place after tryouts.

*Participants in middle school sports must have a new physical on file each school year at the school office before the first day of official practice. A doctor must complete the physical information on the MHSAA Medical History form, which is available at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, in the MacDonald Middle School office, 1601 Burcham Drive or online here.

**All students must be in good academic standing to participate.

***For individuals who are experiencing financial hardship, scholarships may be available for qualifying families. Email for an application and more information.  

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  • Practices begin the week of Monday, Dec. 4, 2023.
  • The cost is $80 before Nov. 6 and $95 after Nov. 6.
  • Games start Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024.
  • Seven game season with two team practices a week.

Registration form (PDF)

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.