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.

Click Here for our  Athletics Department website that you can go to for game schedules, locations, standings and much more……

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

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

Sandy Balzer is our Adapted Recreation Coordinator for the  Recreation Department.  You can e-mail Sandy at with any questions.

Adapted Bumper Bowling is on     Saturdays at 2 pm beginning Jan. 4 thru Feb. 8, 2020 at Brookgate Lanes in Brook Park. There is NO sign-up fee—just pay $7 each week at the bowling alley (includes ball & shoes)!Bowl 2 games or 1 hour (whichever comes 1st). Includes a Season-ending pizza & pop party!

Adapted Basketball is on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm at the center beginning Jan. 7 thru Feb. 11, 2020. There is NO sign-up fee! Call 440-234-2255 for more information. Contact Sandy at for more info

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


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

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). 


 Age / Grade

Beginning Registration Date

Clinic Soccer - Spring Ages U4-U5 February 1st
Youth Soccer - Spring (waitlist only) Ages U6-U15 February 1st
Clinic Baseball & Softball Ages 3-5 February 1st
Baseball / Softball Ages 6-17 February 1st
Bocce Ball (Outdoor) Ages 6-12 May 1st
Tennis Ages 6-12 May 1st
Clinic Football Grades K-2 May 1st
Clinic Soccer - Fall Ages U4-U5 July 1st
Youth Soccer - Fall Ages U6-U15 July 1st
Southwest Suburban Volleyball Grades 4-9 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 Recreation Program

The Adaptive Recreation Program formally known as A.S.K. is an award-winning series of recreational programs, geared towards serving individuals with disabilities of all ages, regardless of residency. Since 1991, under the direction of Middleburg Heights Recreation Department staff, the participants have been taught the fundamentals of sports, good sportsmanship and how to have FUN! Thanks to the generosity of the Kiwanis Club, Women’s Club and other local support, this innovative program continues our commitment to provide recreation activities to individuals of all abilities with the emphasis of fun & learning.

Contact Sandy Balzer, Adapted Recreation Coordinator at 440-234- 2255 or email at

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.