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YOUTH TACKLE FOOTBALL

Registration Form | Physical Form | Parent Code of Conduct

2016 Information

Date/Time Activity Location
Apr 11 - Aug 18
8:30am-4:45pm
Registration MIshawaka Parks Offices
Battell Center
Aug 15-18
6pm-8pm
Group conditioning Merrifield Park
Aug 22
5:30pm
Blind Draw Merrifield Park
Castle Manor
Aug 22-25
6pm-8pm
Team conditioning Merrifield Park
Beginning Aug 30
6:00pm-7:30pm
Practices will be Tuesdays
and Thursdays
Merrifield Park

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. The deadline for turning in completed physical forms is Aug. 30th.

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 mishawakayouthcheer@gmail.com.

* MYC is not run by the Mishawka Parks Department

YOUTH FLAG FOOTBALL FOOTBALL CAMP

Mishawaka Parks will offer a Youth Flag Football camp August 8-12 at Hums Park in Mishawaka. The camp will run from 6-7pm and is open to children in grades K-2. There is a $10 registration fee and pre-registration is required as space is limited. Registration between July 18th-21st at the Mishawaka Parks and Recreation Office located in the Battell Center at 904 N. Main St. in Mishawaka.

 

LITTLE LEAGUE:

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

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

PROGRAM TIME AGE (yrs) COST
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
Email:  parks@mishawaka.in.gov

Challenger Sports Camps
http://www.challengersports.com/britishsoccercamps.aspx

 


 

 

 

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 Director of Recreation
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Carmen Carpenter