2023 Season - Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register? When is the deadline?
1) Online by clicking here. We strongly encourage online registration to speed up player check-in.
The deadline to register is August 25, at 4 PM.
I registered online and have my own equipment, do I still have to show on August 19.
Yes. All players need to show up at either the August 19, or August 26 event to check in, pick up candy, and be fitted for their jersey.
How much is registration?
Registration fees are $45 for the 2023 Season.
What is provided by Mighty Mites? What do I need to purchase?
The $45 registration fee includes a jersey and mouth guard. Helmets and shoulder pads are available for rent for $45 each (helmet - $30, pads - $15). Shoes and pants are provided by parents. Click here for information on approved cleats.
Where do I register? I live in another town, can I play Mighty Mites?
We have no restrictions on where people live and where they play Mighty Mites - all players are welcome anywhere they want to play!
Are physical examinations required?
Yes, a completed health examination form is due by August 31, 2023. The form must be completed with physician signature, and completed in 2023. Paper forms will be available during onsite registrations and kick-off events.
I've registered but haven't heard from our coach? When is the first practice? Which team is my child on?
The first practice night is August 29, 2023 for Springfield (Betty and Bobby Allison site) at 6:00. See schedule page for all dates. If not playing in Springfield (Pleasant Hope, Ava) contact your park supervisor for your park's practice time (see "Parks" page). 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?
We will attempt to have additional candy pick up days between August 19 and August 29, and will post dates / times on our Facebook page.
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 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.).
What are the age and weight restrictions?
All children in the 1st through 6th grade who will not reach age 13 in 2023 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.
I want to coach. What is required?
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. See coaches section of our website.
I still have questions?!?!
Feel free to contact us.