Sports Academy

Sports Academy

All Parks | Special Use Facility

Located in downtown Baton Rouge, BREC's Sports Academy is reputed for producing some of the finest young basketball talent in Baton Rouge. Players like Indiana's Keith Smith, who won the Most Valuable Player Award for the 1987 NCAA Final Four, and current and former LSU ballers Glen Davis, Collis Temple III, Garret Temple, Tasmin Mitchell and Tyrus Thomas all played and practiced at BREC's Sports Academy in grade school and high school.

The academy features several opportunities for grade-school aged athletes and older to improve their physical conditioning and practice their basketball skills. Free-play basketball is available for those 18-years and older Mon-Fri from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The evenings are reserved for Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) team practices on Tue, Wed and Thu nights.

Basketball skill clinics are conducted by center supervisor Edward Robinson and former LSU guard Randy Devall on Tuesday evenings. The academy also hosts after school tutoring for grade-school and high school aged students.

Boxing for those 8-years old through adult is conducted and supervised Monday-Friday from 6-7:45 p.m. and the center also features a weight room that is open from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday for a nominal fee of $10 per month


For more information about this park, please contact:
Facility: 225-344-9688



1002 Laurel St

Facility: 225-344-9688


Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m.-8 p.m. and Fri., 8 a.m.-7 p.m.


$40 per child (open to boys and girls age 6-14)

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