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2015 Information

Date/Time Activity Location
Apr 14 - Aug 5
Registration MIshawaka Parks Offices
Battell Center
Aug 8
Equipment Fitting Merrifield Park
Football Shelter
Aug 10
Blind Draw Merrifield Park
Castle Manor
Aug 10-14
Shirts & shorts conditioning Merrifield Park
Aug 17-21
Full pads conditioning Merrifield Park
Beginning Aug 25
Practices will be Tuesdays
and Thursdays

This program teaches the basic fundamentals of football and has become a feeder system for Mishawaka High School’s football program. Early registration for this fall program is typically from mid-April through mid-August. It is open to children entering 3rd-6th grades in the fall who meet the eligibility requirements above. The program offers 2 leagues: "A" (5th-6th Grades), and "B" (3rd-4th Grades).

Teams are selected through a blind draw; however, qualifying siblings are paired in the draw so they are placed on the same team in order to help parents coordinate family schedules. Helmet, shoulder pads, practice pants and pads, and a team jersey are provided “on loan” during the season. Conditioning typically starts the week children return to school and lasts for two weeks (Monday-Thursday). Regular 2-a-week practices typically begin the following week on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Additional Requirements
A copy of participant’s birth certificate and grade advancement (last report card) are due at time registration. PLEASE NOTE A PHYSICAL IS REQUIRED FOR THIS SPORT. A physical is required annually for this program and must be turned in to the Parks Office prior to the child’s participation in conditioning.

Fee required. Sliding fee scale is available for additional siblings.

Registration Fee Child
$100.00 1st Qualifying Child
$75.00 2nd (1st Qualifying Sibling)
$50.00 3rd (2nd Qualifying Sibling)

Mishawaka Youth Cheer

Mishawaka Youth Cheer* is an independent, volunteer-based group that works alongside the Mishawaka Youth Football League to provide spirit and support to the football teams. Registration occurs in the spring and is open to children in grades K-6. MYC cheers at MYFL games as well as performs with the Jr. High and High School cheer squads each fall. For more information visit their Facebook page or email

* MYC is not run by the Mishawka Parks Department


Mishawaka Parks will offer a Youth Flag Football camp August 3-7 at Hums Park in Mishawaka. The camp will run from 6-7pm and is open to children in grades K-2. There is no cost however pre-registration is required as space is limited. Registration begins July 6th at the Mishawaka Parks and Recreation Office located in the Battell Center at 904 N. Main St. in Mishawaka.



While Mishawaka Parks & Recreation does not currently have any little league or T-ball programs, we do have contact information for you! You can find sign-up and league information, as well as registration forms/online registrations by visiting either of these sites:

Mishawaka Little League

East End MSBA Little League



Challenger Sports’ British Soccer Camp is the most popular soccer camp in the country. Hundreds of Challenger coaches each year have helped the company develop one of the most innovative approaches to coaching youth soccer in the US. Our experienced staff study the game at all levels and have identified the key techniques and skills that your players need to work on and master to reach their true potential. Each day includes individual foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, small-sided games, coached scrimmages, and a daily World Cup tournament.

Camp programs include a free soccer ball, t-shirt and a personal player evaluation. Register online by June 17, 2016 and receive a free British Soccer jersey! Registrations after July 21, 2016 will incur a $10 late registration fee.

"Host a Coach" and receive up to an $80 rebate towards the cost of your child's British Soccer Camp fees! Host family information can be found here.


AUGUST 1st - 5th at Crawford Park

First Kicks 9am-10am 3-4 $70
Mini Soccer 10:15am-11:45am 5-6 $84
Half Day 9am-11am 6-12 $95


For more information:

Mishawaka Parks Department
Phone:  574.258.1664

Challenger Sports Camps


Adult Sports Schedules & Information


The Parks Department hosts Men’s and Coed slow-pitch softball summer leagues. This is a great way to have fun and meet new people! Get a group of friends together and form your own team. A team roster will be due at time of registration, along with the appropriate fees. ASA Rules and Umpires govern the league. ASA fees are separate and payable to ASA.

See chart below for available leagues and prices.

Softball League Fees
Softball Leagues Summer Fee Team Roster Fee*
Men's Slow Pitch $300.00 $100.00
Coed Slow Pitch $300.00 $100.00

*Roster Fees are per League/per Team. ASA Fees are separate and payable to ASA.




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Terry Zeller


 Director of Recreation
and Special Events

Carmen Carpenter