The Adrian Recreation Department is a major asset to Adrian High School athletics. When it comes to building successful athletic programs at the high school level, youth programming is a must. Typically, it takes around 4 - 6 years before you will feel the effects of having strong youth sports programs in place; however, the girls' basketball program has already observed an increase in the number of youth girls from our district interested in learning how to play basketball, and wanting to join a team. The majority of these girls came directly from the Adrian Recreation Department's basketball league last year. It's the "if you build it, they will come" mentality. Our goal should be to offer the best recreation youth sports in the county.