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As of July, 2013 the oversight and coordination of the following Youth Sports Activities has transitioned to School City of Mishawaka.

Youth Wrestling Girls Basketball
  Girls Volleyball Boys Basketball

Please contact School City of Mishawaka for session dates and registration information.


Youth Sports Schedules & Information:

General Information
The Mishawaka Parks & Recreation Department and School City of Mishawaka have partnered together to provide youth sports to children who live within the School City of Mishawaka boundaries. This joint venture began in 2000 with a tackle football program, affectionately termed “MFL” for Mishawaka Football League, and has now blossomed to offer five additional programs, including youth wrestling, boys basketball, girls basketball, and girls volleyball.

Tentative time frames for these sports are as follows:

Register Season Sport
Anytime throughout the year Aug - Oct Tackle Football, 3rd-6th Grade

Please note that these are tentative dates and subject to change without prior notice.


Eligibility Requirements
All students that are enrolled within the School City of Mishawaka system, and are within the age requirements of the individual sports program offered, will be eligible to compete within the leagues offered by the Park and Recreation Department. Students living within the School City of Mishawaka boundaries attending either parochial schools or home-schools are also eligible to participate.  

Performance Grade/Disciplinary Action
Due to these programs being affiliated with School City of Mishawaka, all students participating must remain within the performance grade and disciplinary guidelines as set by School City of Mishawaka Administration. All students enrolled will be listed on a roster and turned over to the School City Administration Office to be dispersed to the individual elementary schools. Students who do not maintain the performance grade or who have received disciplinary actions preventing them from attending school will no longer be eligible to participate.

Waiting Lists
Interested students attending a Penn-Harris-Madison, South Bend, Jimtown, or other school will be placed onto a “waiting list” and will be allowed enrollment only if additional athletes are needed to make up a team to compete in a particular sport. Wait-list athletes are contacted on a first come, first serve basis. In addition, if only a few wait-listed participants are needed out of the large pool of applicants to fill a team, then only those participants will be allowed enrollment. Registration deadlines will be set for each individual sport. Only after such deadlines pass will this waiting list come into effect.

Enrollment/Registration Fees
All youth athletic sports require an enrollment/registration fee. Qualifying siblings may receive a discount. Please note that there are no refunds for enrollment/registration fees.



Registration Form | Physical Form | Parent Code of Conduct

*** Registration is open April 14 thru July 24th
at the Mishawaka Parks Offices located in the Battell Center ***

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 at least 45 days prior to camp and receive a free British Soccer jersey!

"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 3rd - 7th at Crawford Park

First Kicks 9am-10am 3-4 $69
Mini Soccer 10:15am-11:45am 5-6 $82
Half Day 9am-11am 6-12 $90


For more information:

Mishawaka Parks Department
Phone:  574.258.1664

Challenger Sports Camps


Adult Sports Schedules & Information


NOTE:  Fall session registration has closed and play has begun.

The Parks Department hosts Men’s and Coed slow-pitch softball leagues in both the summer and the fall. 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 Fall Fee Team Roster Fee*
Men's Slow Pitch $375.00 $240.00 $100.00
Coed Slow Pitch $330.00 $220.00 $100.00

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



Administrative Office
904 N. Main Street
Mishawaka, IN 46544
Ph: (574) 258-1664
Fax: (574) 258-1736
Email Us


Parks Superintendent
Terry Zeller


Director of Recreation
& Special Events

Carmen R. Carpenter