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 SUMMER PROGRAM GUIDE IS HERE!
The Summer Program Guide is HERE!! #morethanjustagym
BASKETBALL BASICS CAMP – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE
This camp is great for developing basic basketball skills such as, dribbling, shooting, defense, and rebounding. The players will also participate in games to apply their newly learned skill in a practical way. Former college coach Ed Stepp will provide instruction.
- June 4-8 from 9-11 AM
- Boys & Girls ages 8-12
- $55 / player
- DEADLINE: MAY 30
Register online or at Falling Springs. Contact Aaron at 873-5948 if you have any questions.
BASKETBALL BOOT CAMP – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE
This high intensity camp emphasizes development of technical basketball skills, agility, and conditioning. This camp is ideal for players who wish to try out for Middle or High School basketball this fall. Former college coach Ed Stepp will provide instruction.
Session 1: June 11-28 DEADLINE: JUNE 6
Session 2: July 9-26 DEADLINE: JULY 5
- Camp meets for 3 weeks, Monday-Thursday from 8-10 AM
- Boys & Girls entering 6th-12th Grade
- $260 / Player
Register online or at Falling Springs. Contact Aaron at 873-5948 if you have any questions.
LACROSSE CAMP – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE
Lacrosse is growing leaps and bounds in Central Kentucky, so come find out what the fuss is all about! Woodford County Middle School Lacrosse coach Dusty Wethington will teach your child the basics of this sport. Participants must bring their own stick and a water bottle. All other equipment is provided. For additional information, please contact Aaron.
- When: June 11-15
- Time: 9 AM-12 PM
- Where: Falling Springs (WCHS Football Field)
- Who: Boys & Girls ages 6-18
- Cost: $80 / player
- DEADLINE: JUNE 6
VOLLEYBALL CAMP – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE
This camp is a great way for young players to try the game out, learn new skills and improve old ones. They will cover skills such as hitting and passing, and will play various games to apply the learned skill in a practical way. Instruction is provided by Asbury College Volleyball Coach, JP Rader. For additional information, please contact Aaron.
- When: June 11-15
- Time: 10 AM-12 PM
- Where: Falling Springs
- Who: Boys & Girls ages 8-12
- Cost: $55 / player
- DEADLINE: JUNE 6
YOUTH TENNIS PROGRAMS – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE
Click HERE too view the Summer Tennis Brochure with a descriptions of all programs and important dates.
⇒ 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*, May 29-June 28, 6-7 PM (program moves in doors if the weather is bad). $55/player. Players should bring a 19″, 21″ or 23″ racket. DEADLINE: MAY 23
*Due to an unforseen change in the instructor’s schedule, Little Aces will meet on Tuesday, March 29 due to Memorial Day and on Mondays for the following 4 weeks. Classes will remain as scheduled on Thursdays.
⇒ FIREBALL TENNIS (Ages 9-10)
Join this NEW program for players ages 9-10 yrs old (players that are 11 or 12 years old who are not comfortable moving on to Jr. Team Tennis are also welcome!). The focus is on fun & development as players learn the basics of tennis, how to keep score & more. Program also includes practice matches & optional play days with area programs will be scheduled. WC Park tennis courts, Mon & Thu* May 29-June 28, 7-8 PM (program moves in doors if the weather is bad). $55/player. Players should bring a 23″ or 25″ racquet. DEADLINE: MAY 23
*Due to an unforseen change in the instructor’s schedule, Fireball Tennis will meet on Tuesday, March 29 due to Memorial Day and on Mondays for the following 4 weeks. Classes will remain as scheduled on Thursdays.
⇒ USTA JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS (Ages 11-18)
USTA Junior Team Tennis (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 (three boys & three girls) 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!
JTT has a practice/play format where teams practice one day week & play one or two matches a week. The program begins May 20 & runs through late July. The first two weeks consist of two practices per week & the practice/match format begins the third week.
Program includes multiple play opportunities, including the annual Kentucky Bank Tennis Clinic and the State JTT State Tournament in Owensboro if teams wish to advance.
JTT GENERAL PROGRAM INFORMATION
- Playing age is determined by age on Aug. 31, 2018
- Cost is $65/player (players must also have a USTA Membership)
- Practice times TBA after teams are formed
- All divisions will play home & away matches against area teams, including Frankfort, Georgetown & Lexington.
- Some home matches for could be played at Midway College
- Bring a racket & water bottle to all practices & matches
- Requires a USTA Membership valid through August 31, 2018 (see note below)*
- DEADLINE: MAY 16
JTT FIRST PRACTICE & PARENT MEETINGS:
⇒ MAY 20: 12u, 14u & 18u: 4:00-6:00 PM
JTT DIVISIONS & NOTES:
⇒ 12 & Under: Matches on Mondays & Saturdays
⇒ 14 & Under: Matches on Thursdays & Sundays
⇒ 18 & Under: Matches on Mondays & Saturdays
*NOTE ON USTA MEMBERSHIPS
Our JTT Leagues require a USTA Jr. Membership ($20) that is current through August 30 of 2018. 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. Instructions are also posted online at www.vwcparksrec.com
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.
KIDS 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
- April 22, 29, May 6 & 20
- Ages 5-8 @ 2 PM
- Ages 9-12 @ 3 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.
GIRLS YOUTH VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE- CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE
Looking for a great way to learn a new sport, develop your skills, or have fun? This is the league for you! This instructional league is open for girls in 3-6 grade and will kick of with four skills and drills sessions with instruction by Charece Brown and Ryan Brown! The league will consist of five weeks of match play.
- Parent Meeting: April 14 at 9:00am in the Pool Party Room
- Skills and Drills Dates: April 16 @ 6:00pm, April 21@ 9:00am, April 23 @ 6:00pm , April 28 @ 9:00am (times TBA depending on number of girls registered)
- Matches: Sunday afternoons (double headers possible)
- $70/ participant (discounts for multiple children)
DEADLINE: APRIL 11
START SMART BASEBALL – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE
If you are looking for a way to introduce your child to baseball or softball in a fun, safe way that also helps develop his or her motor skills and coordination, check out this program! Start Smart Baseball 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! For more information contact Rainey. DEADLINE: MAY 2
*Mandatory Parent Meeting for those new to Start Smart – 6 PM on May 7 at Falling Springs Center.
Start Smart Baseball Dates:
Group 1 Mondays* 5:30 PM May 14-June 18* Meets Tue after Memorial Day
Group 2 Mondays* 6:30 PM May 14-June 18* Meets Tue after Memorial Day
Group 3 Thursdays 5:30 PM May 17-June 21
Group 4 Thursdays 6:30 PM May 17-June 21
YOUTH BASKETBALL & CHEERLEADING
The deadline to register for the Youth Basketball/Cheerleading program is in mid-October each year. Registration has closed for the 2017-2018 season. If you have questions about our leagues, many answers are available in our Frequently Asked Questions document. 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 EMAIL if you have any questions.