ATHLETICS

 

The Athletic Department offers programs that give every boy and girl in the community an opportunity to participate in team sports, regardless of skill level and physical capability.

A new event called “Clash of the Heightans” will be held here at the center on Monday, April 17 for kids ages 10-15 who are members of the MHCC or residents of the BCSD. This is a youth sports day that will have teams playing Dodgeball, Tug-of-War & Kickball and individuals playing Spot Shot, Putting Challenge, Wii, Board Games, etc. For more details click here on Clash of Heightans Info Sheet. For a registration form, click here on Clash of the Heightans Registration Form.

Check out our NEW & IMPROVED athletics department website that you can go to for game schedules, locations, standings and much more……

If you have questions…

For questions concerning our youth and adult leagues, email our Athletic Director,
Kerry Kemp, at kkemp@middleburgheights.com, or call him at (440) 234-2255.

All Clinic & Youth Soccer questions should be directed to Domenic DiFranco at ddifranco@middleburgheights.com or at (440) 234-2255. For more information concerning youth soccer leagues, visit www.srslonline.org.

Did you know?…….We use Crimcheck to do background research on all those who work with our youth sports coaches.

Sports Participation & Travel Team Policies

Since we are a municipal recreation department, our sports participation policies may be different from those you've experienced in other settings. Click on the links to learn about how we appeal to everyone.

Adult Leagues Athletic Registration Dates 2016

Sport

Beginning Registration Date

Men's Outdoor Bocce Ball May 1st
Coed Outdoor Bocce Ball May 1st
Coed Indoor Volleyball - Summer May 1st
Indoor Bocce Ball October 1st
Indoor Cornhole October 1st
Coed Indoor Volleyball - Winter October 1st
  For Athletic Department leagues standings and scores, click here.

Youth Leagues Athletic Registration Dates 2016

Participants in our clinic or youth sports programs must reside in or attend a public or private school located within the boundaries of the Berea City School District, or have a current non-resident membership at the MHCC (includes corporate memberships). 

Sport

 Age / Grade

Beginning Registration Date

Clinic Soccer - Spring Ages 3-6 February 1st
Youth Soccer - Spring (waitlist only) Ages 7-14 February 1st
Clinic Baseball & Softball Ages 3-5 March 1st
Baseball / Softball Ages 6-17 March 1st
Bocce Ball (Outdoor) Ages 6-12 May 1st
Tennis Ages 6-12 May 1st
Clinic Football Grades K-2 May 1st
Flag Football Grades 2-6 May 1st
Clinic Soccer - Fall Ages 3-5 July 1st
Youth Soccer - Fall Ages 6-14 July 1st
Tri-City Volleyball Grades 6-8 August 1st
Clinic Basketball Grades Preschool-1 October 1st
Youth Basketball Grades 2-9 October 1st
*High School Basketball Grades 10-12 October 1st


* residents only

For Athletic Department leagues standings and scores, click here.

Adaptive Sports for Kids (A.S.K.)

The A.S.K. Program is a uniquely designed Sports and Recreation program for children ages 10 to 18 with special needs. A.S.K. is an award-winning series of seasonal sports for children who are physically or mentally challenged, regardless of residency. Since 1991, under the direction of Middleburg Heights Recreation Department staff, A.S.K. participants have been taught the fundamentals of sports, good sportsmanship and how to have FUN! Thanks to the support of the Kiwanis Club, shirts are provided to each participant and an annual banquet/award ceremony and DJ dance is held for all participants and their families at no charge. This innovative program continues our commitment to provide sports-related activities to children of all abilities with the emphasis on fun and learning.

Athletics FAQs

My child will not have reached the school grade or age required for a specific athletic program, but I think he/she is ready to participate at that next level. Can we sign up for that program?

If this particular program does not have a limit on number of registrations, you may sign up and attend evaluations for the program you wish to have your child participate in. Our staff will determine readiness.

Do you have to be a resident of Middleburg Hts. to participate in youth athletic programs?

Participants in our youth sports programs must reside in or attend a public or private school located within the boundaries of the Berea City School District, or have a current  membership at the MHCC (includes corporate memberships).

Can my child be placed on the same team with another for transportation purposes?

We get many similar requests, but we cannot guarantee placing children other than siblings on the same team. In fairness to all participants, our objective is to make teams as equal as possible. This request would be considered if, after evaluations, it is determined that it would have no effect on the parity of the teams.

Can I request to have or to not have my child on a team with a specific coach?

We will consider such a request, providing there are more than 2 coaches in that particular program and doing so would not affect parity of the league. For example, if we have only 2 U8 soccer teams, we would not guarantee being placed with 1 or the other coach.