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Lifetime Sports (Adult/Youth)

Need to speak with one of our staff? Call 483-4039
Lifetime Sports Weather Line: 483-4255

Welcome to the Lifetime Sports Office at Lansing Parks and Recreation

Lifetime Sports is committed to facilitating positive recreational sport opportunities for people of all ages that promote sportsmanship, a healthy lifestyle and a safe environment. Programs and leagues include:

• Adult 50+ Basketball
• Adult Flag Football
• Adult Slow Pitch Softball
• Adult Tennis
• Adult Volleyball (Coed / Women’s)
• Girls High School Fast Pitch Softball
• Little Sluggers Baseball

• Men’s Baseball
• School District 5/6 Grade Basketball
• Youth Flag Football:  Grades K – 6
• Youth Floor Hockey:  Ages 5 – 14
• Youth Soccer:  Grades K – 6
• Youth Wildcat Baseball:  Ages 5 – 14

General Information and Contact Information

For general questions or our weather line please use the following numbers.

Main Office: 517-483-4039
Weather Line: 517-483-4255

The Sports Office is located at Foster Community Center, 2nd Floor, 200 North Foster Street, Lansing.  Office Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday.

Meet Our Team

Mark Simon: Lifetime Sports Supervisor

Mark graduated from Olivet College with a Recreation Management major.  While at Olivet, he played on the soccer and tennis teams and formed many close friendships that now extend across the country.

Mark worked for the Boys & Girls Club of Lansing for many years before working as a Community Center Programmer at Letts' Center.  He now sees the children of his 'B&G Club and Letts kids' involved with the city's youth sports programs.

Mark is a high school and college basketball referee and is a member of the Capital Area Official Association (CAOA).

Mark moved to Lansing in 1986, and enjoys a wide variety of sports played by his family, which includes his wife, Trish, and sons, Jake & Mitch.

Mark handles the following sports leagues:

  • Adult 50 & Over Basketball
  • Adult Slow Pitch Softball
  • Adult Tennis Leagues
  • Girls High School Fast Pitch Softball
  • School District 4th - 6th Grade Basketball
  • Youth Basketball
  • Youth Floor Hockey
  • Youth Soccer (Spring and Fall Leagues)

You can reach Mark by phone 517-483-4281 or email him at mark.simon@lansingmi.gov  

Woody Willard: Lifetime Sports Coordinator

Woody holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and communications from Eastern Michigan University.  His is a familiar face at Lansing Parks and Recreation having officiated, score kept, and site supervised for numerous youth and adult leagues over the years.

Woody is a former American Legion baseball player as well as a youth soccer and baseball coach.  During his college years he was a competitive cyclist with Rose City Velo of Jackson, Michigan.

Woody is a registered umpire with the Michigan Amateur Softball Association (MASA), and is an active sports official in softball, volleyball, and youth baseball.

Woody has lived in the Lansing area since 1998.  When he’s not golfing, he enjoys spending down time with his wife and kids, camping, fly fishing, reading, mountain biking, and anything Kentucky Basketball (Go Big Blue!)

Woody handles the following sports leagues:

  • Adult Flag Football
  • Adult Volleyball
  • Little Sluggers Baseball
  • Senior 70+ Men's Softball
  • Youth Flag Football
  • Youth Wildcat Baseball and Softball

You can reach Woody by phone at 517-483-4280 or email him at woody.willard@lansingmi.gov 

Brett Kaschinske
Parks & Recreation Dept.
200 North Foster Street
2nd Floor
Lansing, MI 48912

Here at Lansing Parks and Recreation we strive to provide all of the Lansing community with quality recreational opportunities. One way we do this is through our youth scholarship program. In the economic climate of today we are finding more families in need of this financial assistance. Your donation will help us ensure we are able to offer scholarships to Lansing youth who request assistance.


Please visit the site above or click on our Facebook Site to link to the Go Fund Site