2017 Season - Frequently Asked Questions
I haven't heard from our coach? When is the first practice? Which team is my child on?
The first practice night is September 5, 2017. Contact your park supervisor for your park's practice time (see "Parks" page) - most parts are 5:30 or 6:00). You might not hear from your coach until the first practice night. Just show up and we'll let you know what your team is and introduce your coach.
I've registered and need more candy. How can I get more boxes to sell?
If playing in Springfield (Meador Park), please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For all other parks, contact your park supervisor (see the "Parks" section of the website for contact information).
How do I register?
Registration for the 2017 Season has closed. You may still be able to register on the first practice night (Tuesday, September 5, 2017). Contact your park supervisor for more information (see "Parks" page for contact information).
Can you send me a physical form?
Absolutely - just click here.
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.