Itty Bitty Sports - Ages 3-5

Itty Bitty Sports

Child holds a basketball under their arm on a basketball court

About the Program

Please direct any questions to Brian Stelzer at

Itty Bitty Liability Waiver - Must be completed and turned in at check-in.

A nationally recognized sports program, the Start Smart programs offered by Campus Recreation will introduce your 3-5 year old to the wide world of sports. Basic motor skills tasks help build your child's confidence and self-esteem. The environment of this program offers children a positive experience early in their sports exposure and will help to prepare them to play sports in the future. Emphasis on winning is minimal and this program allows your child to progress at an individual rate, while still offering challenging skills. Focus is also placed on parent/guardian and child interaction. Each child is required to have at least one adult who can participate.


  • Basketball, Soccer and Sports Development activities held at the Recreation & Wellness Center MAC Gym. Click here for map and directions!
  • Baseball and Softball activities held at the Mabel Lee Fields located at 14th and W St. Click here for map and directions!



  • On-line Registrations - Go to to register on-line. A new account can be created in a few short steps. Returning accounts can retrieve a username and password by matching an email address.
  • Phone Registrations - Will only be accepted when paying by credit card.
  • In-Person registrations - Will be accepted during Campus Recreation Center Facility hours. For more information, contact Campus Recreation at: (402) 472-3467.
Registrations are processed on a first come, first serve basis. Fees can be paid by cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover or NCard. Checks should be made payable to the University of Nebraska Campus Recreation.


  • All programs have a registration deadline of 1 week prior to the first class.
  • We understand you may have need to cancel. In order to receive a refund, notice of cancellation must be received in writing.
    • If received prior to the registration deadline, full refund.
    • If received after the registration deadline but prior to the first class meeting, refunds will be less 20% as a cancellation fee.
    • No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.