2017 Season - Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register?
You can register three ways:
If registering using #1 or #2 below, you still need to attend an onsite registration in late August at your park to be fitted for equipment and pick up candy.
1) Follow this link to register online: https://mightymites.sportngin.com/register/form/073491610 (you are leaving the Mighty Mites site)
Mighty Mites, Inc.
PO Box 1926
Springfield, MO 65801-1926
3) You can also register at an onsite location in late August - dates and times can be found here.
How much does it cost?
Registration fees for the 2017 Season are $25. You can also rent equipment (helmet and shoulder pads) for $30 ($15 each).
Where do I register? / What park should I play at? / I live in another town, can I play Mighty Mites?
Mighty Mites offers several locations in and around Springfield, MO. See our Parks page for locations. You are free to register at any park - we have no restrictions on where people live and where they play Mighty Mites - all players are welcome anywhere they want to play!
What is provided by Mighty Mites? What do I need to purchase?
The $25 registration fee includes a jersey and mouth guard. Helmets and shoulder pads are available for rent for $15 each ($30 for both). Shoes and pants are provided by parents. Click here for information on approved cleats.
When are games and/or practices?
Please see the schedules page.
Do I have to sell candy?
No, but players not selling candy are required to pay an additional $30 fee. If you sell more than 1 box of candy, a $10 Academy gift card is given for each additional box sold (sell 5 boxes, get $40 to Academy!)
How are teams selected? Can my child be on the same team as their friend / brother / sister?
Depending on your park, players will be assigned through a coach’s draft, or assigned to a team by the Field Supervisor.
How do pictures work?
Mighty Mites has an exclusive photographer. The picture schedule will be posted on our website once available under the Parents / Players section. Pictures are ordered directly from the photography company and delivered by the last game of the year.
How will I know if a practice or game has been rained out?
All rain outs will be posted on our website. Please note some parks may be cancelled while some play due to weather conditions at the particular park. Your park may also have additinoal communication means (Facebook, etc.).
Are physical examinations required?
Yes, a completed health examination form is due by September 7, 2017. The form must be completed with physician signature. The form is available on our website or will be handed out during onsite registrations.
What are the age and weight restrictions?
All children in the 1st through 6th grade who will not reach age 13 in 2017 can participate. Ball handlers can’t weigh more than 70 lbs in the 1st / 2nd grade division, 95 lbs. in the 3rd / 4th grade division, and 125 lbs. in the 5th and 6th grade division.
What is required from coaches?
All coaches are required to complete a background screening process. All head coaches are required to complete an online training program, provided by USA Football. Mighty Mites also completes onsite training at each park.