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 and email it to the Parks & Recreation Department (please call to make payment by credit card) or you can print it off, sign it and mail it or drop it off along with payment (do NOT email the form to the address listed on the form…we are having problems receiving emails to this address from some people). You may also choose to print the form off, fill it out by hand and drop it off or mail to the Parks & Recreation Department. If you fill it out online and email it in, you must use a digital signature to sign the form. Just follow the instructions when you click on the signature line. If you cannot click on the signature line and create a digital signature, try opening the document in Windows Explorer.
2017 SUMMER PROGRAM GUIDE
The Summer Program Guide is now available! Please click HERE to find out what’s happening at Parks & Rec this summer! #morethanjustagym
YOUTH TENNIS PROGRAMS
Click HERE too view the Summer Tennis Brochure with a descriptions of all programs and important dates.
KIDS TENNIS CLUB – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE
Come give Tennis a try this spring 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 racket! If you want your child to try tennis, this is the place to start!
- Woodford Co. Park Tennis Courts
- April 23,30 & May 7, 21 (No tennis on May 14)
- Ages 5-8 @ 2 PM
- Ages 9-10 @ 3 PM
- $5/day per child or $15 per child for all 4 days
Bring a racket 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.
TENNIS LESSONS – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE
Join instructors Evan Spradlin (6u & 8u). Addison Beck (10u & 12u) & Luke Least (13-18 yr olds) for tennis lessons this spring! Great for beginners & those who would like to improve their skills. Space is limited to 8 participants in each group, so register soon!
USTA JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE
USTA Jr. Team Tennis (JTT) is the largest youth tennis league in the country, helping girls & boys ages 6 to 18 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 and play matches one day a week. Program begins the May 23 & runs through late July with the first two weeks being practices only with the practice/match format beginning week 3.
Program includes multiple play opportunities, including the annual Kentucky Bank Tennis Clinic, and the State JTT Tournament for those players/team who wish to advance.
GENERAL PROGRAM INFORMATION
- Playing age is determined by age on Aug. 31, 2017
- Cost is $75/player
- Practice times TBA after teams are formed
- Home & away matches against area teams including Frankfort, Georgetown & Lexington.
- DEADLINE: MAY 17
FIRST PRACTICE & PARENT MEETING
MAY 23 SCHEDULE:
* 8 & Under: 6:00 PM
* 10 & Under: 6:00 PM
* 12 & Under: 7:15 PM
* 14u & 18u: 7:15 PM
- 8 & UNDER: 21” or 23” racquet & a water bottle
- 10 & UNDER: 23” or 25” racquet & a water bottle
- 12, 14 & 18 UNDER DIVISIONS: Bring a racquet & water bottle
HAMMERHEADS SUMMER SWIM TEAM –
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE
Registration is now open for this summer recreational swim team that emphasizes personal improvement, team spirit & good sportsmanship while competing against area teams. Cost: $120 first family member, $100 each additional family member.
The swim team also requires parent involvement at meets and team functions in order to operate. Those who cannot volunteer may opt out of this requirement with an additional $50 fee, which is due at the time of registration.
There will be two parent meetings offered at Falling Springs Center regarding the summer swim team. It is mandatory that at least one parent attend one of these two meetings. Meetings are offered on at 6 PM on Monday, May 15 and on Wednesday, May 17 at 6 PM.
Click here for a 2017 Hammerheads Swim Team Brochure, which includes the practice schedule and will be updated with the meet schedule once it is set.
Contact Tefany with questions! DEADLINE: MAY 11
START SMART BASEBALL – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE
Start your 3 or 4 year old off right in this developmentally appropriate introductory baseball program! This program will teach players basic baseball skills in addition to developing their motor skills and coordination. It’s a great first time sports experience! This program meets 1 hour per week for 6 weeks and requires a parent to participate with the child. Space is limited to 8 parent/child groups per session. A mandatory parent meeting will be held on May 23 at 6:00 PM for those parents new to Start Smart. DEADLINE: MAY 17
LEARN TO SWIM PROGRAM – REGISTRATION WILL OPEN APRIL 28!!
The 2017 Summer Swim Lessons Brochure & Schedule is now available! To view a the complete swim lessons schedule for the summer, class descriptions and other details regarding the Swim Lessons program, please click the link above.
- Swim Lessons registration will open April 28.
- Registration will be available both at Falling Springs Center and online.
Learn to swim classes at Falling Springs are instructed by trained swim instructors and are designed to teach children how to swim, starting with getting children comfortable in the water in the water babies and water tots classes to technical strokes in the upper level classes. This program advances children a series of levels moving from basic skills like blowing bubbles, putting their face in the water and floating on their backs to basic stroke development and treading water and then to more advanced stroke development. When completing all levels children will be able to swim comfortably with multiple strokes, be prepared for swim team participation or simply a lifetime of fitness through swimming.
To register, you may complete an Activity Registration Form and return it with payment to the Parks & Recreation Department. Forms & instructions are available on the Forms page. Please check back on April 28 for online registration.
Contact Tefany Bleuel, the Aquatics/Fitness Manager at (859) 873-5948 or by email for details.
ADAPTIVE AQUATICS PROGRAM
The Versailles-Woodford County Parks & Recreation Department’s Adaptive Swim Lessons Program is offered to any child or adult with special needs. The goal of this program is to provide our students with a structured aquatic experience designed to make them feel comfortable and safe while swimming.
The program is designed to serve all ability levels by incorporating a “Learn-to-Swim” progression for individuals with physical, neurological, developmental and cognitive impairments. Participants are taught swim skills, water safety and independence.
For details, download the Adaptive Aquatics Brochure.
To get started in the Adaptive Aquatics program, please contact the Tefany Bleuel, Aquatics Manager at (859) 873-5948 and set up a time to pick up an information packet.
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. Click here for Personal Trainer Request Form or click here for a Private Basketball Lessons form.
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.