Youth Sports

Develop skills and create a healthy lifestyle by participating in sport programs offered by the East Grand Rapids Parks & Recreation Department.

For several sport leagues we allow you to sign up with a friend by utilizing the Buddy System. The Buddy System applies to Youth Soccer, third and fourth grade Girls Basketball, third and fourth grade Girls Lacrosse, and Little Sluggers Tee Ball. You will have the ability to complete the Buddy prompt during the registration process in CivicRec when you sign up.

The Buddy System is designed to allow children to know at least one child on their team. It may also help families with carpool issues. We require a Buddy Request Form to be completed in person or online. Each child's parent or guardian must complete the form to be valid. Limit one buddy request per child.

Once the program deadline has passed, we will not accept any other requests. Due to various situations, the Buddy System does not guarantee your request will be honored.

Volunteer Coaches


To ensure the safety of our youth all of our youth volunteer coaches must complete a crminal background check and volunteer application.