Meet Your Coach: Mike Hardison

This Week we feature coach Mike Hardison. Mike has been with Legacy since 2013 and has done it all. Mike runs after-school & summer camps, coaches our flag football teams, has run over 100 birthday parties and is the lead baseball instructor heading up camps and annual OPYBS baseball winter workouts. 


Name: Mike Hardison

Age: 25

Favorite Sport to Play: Baseball

Favorite Sport to Watch: Football or Hockey

Favorite Legacy Program: Flag Football League

Favorite Legacy Memory: "Coaching one of the flag football teams from not winning a game the entire season to go undefeated in the playoffs and make it to the championship. Watching the kids grow and develop throughout the season and camps is also great to see."

When I'm not at Legacy, I am most likely.. "Working for United Airlines. When I’m not working, I am doing my best to relax."

Illinois Youth Sports Program serving youths in the Illinois area including Oak Park, Berwyn, River Forest, Forest Park, Lagrange, Brookfield and Lyons.

---> Youth Flag Football Registration

---> Youth Basketball Summer Camp

---> Youth Summer Camps 2018

---> Youth Coding and Sports Camps

Camp Questions? Email:, or call/text (312) 487-3908

Youth Flag Football Leagues


Flag Football Leagues kick off April 15th at the Sports Zone in Melrose Park. Registration is now open.  - ---> Register Now Online


Legacy Flag Football 2018 is now open for registration for grades 3-5 and 6-8th.   The season will kick off on April 15th with a pre-season combine on April 7th.   The location will be at the Sports Zone in Melrose Park.   The cost is $95 and the deadline to register is April 7th.

Online Registration Steps:

Click Register Link to begin  - ---> Register Now Online
- Set up a new account if you don’t have one already
- After you sign in your account – click on REGISTER
- Next screen you will choose TEAMS & LEAGUES and INDIVIDUAL
- Pick the child you are registering & on the next screen make sure LOCATION is CHICAGO SPORTS ZONE.
- Click REGISTER next to YOUTH FLAG FOOTBALL & continue following prompts and finalize payment. 

---> Register Now Online

Register by Phone - Call Sportszone 708-410-1302

Free Flag Football Play on March 10! 

Come out and play in a scrimmage game on March 10 at Sportszone! No fee to participate, please reserve a spot prior to attending. Space is limited! 

Grades 3rd/4th/5th - 1:00-2:00

Grades 6th/7th/8th - 2:00-3:00

Call Sports Zone at 708-410-1302 to reserve your spot for free play.

League Questions? Email:, or call/text (312) 487-3908