Thanks for visiting our Youth Sports Home Page! You’ll find all kinds of important information here on all things related to youth sports (that includes leagues like Youth Basketball as well as Sports Camps, Youth Tennis Programs, Swim Lessons, Summer Swim Team and more.
For information on youth sports leagues that are NOT run by Parks & Recreation, including Woodford Youth Soccer, Woodford Youth Baseball & Softball, Woodford Youth Football and Woodford Lacrosse, please click HERE.
Unless otherwise noted, to register for any program listed please complete an Activity Registration Form.This is a digital PDF form used for that is used for general programs, like: Sports Camps, Leagues, Start Smart, etc. This form can be opened in any browser, but works best in Internet Explorer if you are completing the form digitally. If you complete and submit via email, make sure you save the completed form to your computer first and then attach it to an email. If you do not do this, we will receive a blank form. Once the form is received in our office we will call you get your credit card information. You may also print the completed form and mail or drop off the form with payment.
Most programs now offer online registration and payment via PayPal! If a program offers online registration, you’ll see the link next to the program name.
2018 FALL PROGRAM GUIDE IS COMING!
The Fall Program is in the works and will be posted soon! Check back for updates!! #morethanjustagym
START SMART SOCCER – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE
If you are looking for a way to introduce your child to soccer in a fun, safe way that also helps develop his or her motor skills and coordination, check out this program! Start Smart Soccer is an instructional program for boys & girls who are 3 or 4 years old. This program helps develop the skills necessary for the children to be ready for organized youth sports.
Program meets one hour per week for 6 weeks and requires parent participation. You can choose between 4 classes, which are offered on Monday evenings and Thursday evenings at 5:30 PM and 6:30 PM. Space is limited to 8 parent/child groups per class, so register early! Cost is $65/player. For more information contact Rainey.
DEADLINE: AUGUST 10
Fall Program Dates
Group 1: Mon 5:30 PM Aug 20-Oct 1*
Group 2: Mon 6:30 PM Aug 20-Oct 1*
Group 3: Thu 5:30 PM Aug 23-Oct 4*
Group 4: Thu 6:30 PM Aug 23-Oct 4*
*Due to Labor Day, Monday groups will meet on Tue, Sept 4, not Mon, Sept 3
*There will be no soccer on Sept 24 or 27
*Mandatory Parent Meeting for those new to Start Smart – 6 PM on August 14 at Falling Springs Center.
NFL FLAG FOOTBALL – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE
NFL Flag Football is back this fall and we’re looking forward to our biggest season yet! This exciting league, offered through the NFL, introduces boys & girls to the game of football in a non-contact format with a focus on fundamentals, teamwork & sportsmanship. Three divisions are offered this fall (5-7, 8-10 & 11-13). Playing age is determined by the player’s age on August 1, 2018.
Leagues will begin on Aug. 28 with a player combine day followed by approximately two weeks of practice, after which teams will practice once per week and play one or two games per week. Games and practice days are projected to be Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
Cost is $70/player and includes an NFL reversible jersey and a flag belt. You can register and pay online HERE. You may also find a registration form online at www.vwcparksrec.com/forms or at Falling Springs Center and bring or mail the completed form and payment to the Parks & Recreation offices located at Falling Springs Center. Contact Aaron with questions. DEADLINE: AUGUST 26
KIDZ TENNIS CLUB – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE
Come give Tennis a try at Parks & Recreation! No commitment, just plain fun! With tennis sized right for age and ability, it’s easier and more fun than ever for kids to play, even if they’ve never picked up a racquet! If you want your child to try tennis, this is the place to start!
- Woodford Co. Park Tennis Courts
- Aug 6, 13, 20 & 27
- Ages 5-8 @ 6 PM
- Ages 9-12 @ 7 PM
- $5/day per child or $15 per child for all 4 days
Bring a racquet if you have one, extras provided if needed! Instruction, prizes & lots of play! If weather is bad we’ll meet indoors at Falling Springs!
Click here for a registration form or the link above to register online.
YOUTH TENNIS PROGRAMS – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE
⇒ LITTLE ACES TENNIS – (Ages 5-8)
Join this fun, developmentally appropriate program for players ages 6-8 yrs old! Players will learn the basics of tennis, play fun games & start rallying & playing matches by the end of the program! WC Park tennis courts, Mon* & Thu, Sept 4-Oct 4 from 6-7 PM (program moves in doors if the weather is bad). $55/player. Players should bring a 19″, 21″ or 23″ racket.
DEADLINE: AUGUST 29
* Little Aces will meet on Tuesday, September 4 due to Labor Day and will move back to Mondays beginning September 10.
⇒ FIREBALL TENNIS (Ages 9-10)
Join this fun, developmentally appropriate program program for players ages 9-12 yrs old. The focus is on fun & development as players learn the basics of tennis, how to keep score & more. Program includes practice matches & optional play days with area programs will also be scheduled. WC Park tennis courts, Mon* & Thu, Sept 4-Oct 4 from 6-7 PM (program moves in doors if the weather is bad). $55/player. Players should bring a 23″ or 25″ racket.
DEADLINE: AUGUST 29
*Fireball Tennis will meet on Tuesday, September 4 due to Labor Day and will move back to Mondays beginning September 10. .
⇒ MIDDLE SCHOOL & HIGH SCHOOL INTERSCHOLASTIC TENNIS (Grades 5-12)
Middle School & High School Interscholastic programs are formatted as USTA Junior Team Tennis (JTT) programs. JTT is the largest youth tennis program in the country, helping girls & boys get in the game, get on the court, & have a good time. Teams are coed & made up of at least six players based on similar ages & skill levels. The emphasis is on skill development, fun, teamwork & friendly competition.
USTA JTT is for girls and boys of all abilities and experience. Whether your child has been playing for years, or has never held a racquet, there’s a spot on the team for them! Parks & Recreation is partnering with Community Tennis Associations (CTA’s) in Frankfort, Georgetown & Lexington, and possibly other areas, to offer Middle School & High School kids an opportunity to play tennis this fall!
Middle School players participate in the Bluegrass Middle School Tennis League. Areas participating are Frankfort, Georgetown, Lexington and possibly Richmond. Matches are on Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons and the season runs through the end of October, with a state tournament scheduled for November 2-4 in Louisville for those who want to play.
High School players participate in the Lexington High School Interscholastic Tennis League. League participants include teams from Fayette County, Scott County, Frankflin County, Jessamine County, Montgomery County & more. Due to the distance of some teams, matches are scheduled on Saturdays and/or Sundays and will have 3-4 teams scheduled to play each other. The season will run from September through mid October with post-season tournament scheduled October 13-14 in Louisville.
All playing levels are welcome, even those brand new to tennis, and we’ll form multiple teams based on interest. Woodford County Middle School, High School, St. Leo, Versailles Montessori & home school students are welcome as are other 5th-12th graders who would like to participate. There are no cuts & everybody plays!
These leagues are administered by the CTA’s and are considered a Jr. Team Tennis program affiliated with the USTA (it’s not affiliated with the KHSAA or school administration). Format includes practices as well as home and away matches. Cost is $65 per player* (+ a USTA membership – seen note below on USTA Memberships). Contact Rainey with questions.
DEADLINE: AUGUST 24
*NOTE ON USTA MEMBERSHIPS
Our Middle School & High School Leagues require a USTA Jr. Membership ($20) that is current through August 30 of 2019. Membership allows your child to play in any USTA sanctioned tournament, league or event throughout the year. Please do not let this deter you from registering your child. Parks & Rec can walk you through this process in the main office or by phone.
For returning players, in the past Parks & Rec has purchased or renewed your child’s membership for you, but due to new privacy requirements, USTA will no longer allow us to do this. If you are not sure of your child’s membership number or expiration date, please contact Rainey and she can give you this information based on previous years.
YOUTH BASKETBALL & CHEERLEADING
The deadline to register for the Youth Basketball/Cheerleading program is in mid-October each year. If you have questions about our leagues, many answers are available in our Frequently Asked Questionsdocument. If your question isn’t answered there, please contact Recreation Program Coordinator Aaron Stover at 859-873-5948 or by email.
LEARN TO SWIM PROGRAM
Visit the Falling Springs Swim Academy page for all swim lessons information!
ADAPTIVE AQUATICS PROGRAM
Please visit the Swim Academy page for information on our Adaptive Aquatics Program.
PERSONAL TRAINING & PRIVATE LESSONS
Parks & Recreation offers personal training & private lessons at Falling Springs Center. Private lessons options include private swim lessons, personal aquatic coaching, basketball instruction and tennis lessons. Click here for a Private Lessons Brochure. If you are interested in registering for private basketball instruction, please complete the Private Basketball Lessons form and return it to the office at Falling Springs Center.
Click here for a Personal Training Brochure. To start the process of scheduling and paying for personal training sessions, please click Personal Trainer Request Form for a printable form or click HERE to complete the form online.
YOUTH GOLF CLUBS AVAILABLE FOR CHECK-OUT
The Parks & Recreation Department has partnered with the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) and the Golf Course Builders Association of America (GCBAA) to bring the “Sticks for Kids” program to Woodford County. Through this program, the Department has received 10 sets of free golf clubs for the development of golf programming in Woodford County. These clubs will be used in future clinics and camps but may also be checked out by the general public for use for free! Clubs are available on a first come, first served basis when they are not being used for Parks & Recreation programs. The intent is for families to be able to allow their child to try golf and decide if they like it before they decide to purchase their own. Various sizes are available for children between the ages of 8 and 14. Those interested in checking out clubs should come to the Department, located in the Falling Springs Center, between 9 AM and 6 PM, Monday through Friday and complete a Golf Club Sign Out Form. A photo ID and credit card number must be provided when equipment is checked out. Borrowers are financially responsible for clubs that are damaged or not returned. To download a check-out form, please click HERE. (Remember, clubs may only be checked-out in the Parks & Recreation offices Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM and a photo ID and Credit Card are required). Contact Rainey at (859) 873-5948 or by EMAILif you have any questions.