Programs

To achieve our mission of helping kids succeed in life through sports, Mount Sterling Montgomery County Parks and Recreation provides a youth sports experience unlike any other teaching the importance of good sportsmanship on the field and in life. We believe the value we provide must go far beyond the sport itself. It must be about more than the rules of the game. About more than who plays what position. About more than the score. While sport offerings vary by age groups and seasons, MSMC Parks offers baseball, basketball, cheerleading, football, soccer, softball, tee ball and tennis.

Dates for all sports programs are subject to change based on COVID-19.

Zero Tolerance Policy:

This policy is implemented with the purpose of upholding a healthy and enjoyable environment for the entire community and participants of Montgomery County Mt Sterling Parks and Recreation (MSMCPR) athletics programs.

 

  1. Players, managers, spectators, or coaches ejected from a game will not be allowed to attend/play the next scheduled game, not including the game of the infraction.
  2. Profanity will not be tolerated in any form by any players, managers, coaches, or spectators. It will be to the game officials’ (umpires, referees, etc.) discretion to issue any warnings or ejections.
  3. Players, managers, coaches, or spectators guilty of making threatening gestures (verbal or by sign) against other players, coaches, spectators, officials, MSMCPR personnel or any other person/people/group shall receive a two (2) game suspension, not including the current game.
  4. Players, managers, coaches, or spectators guilty of pushing, striking, or other physical contact against any other players, coaches, spectators, officials, MSMCPR personnel or any other people shall receive a minimum of one-year suspension to a maximum of lifetime suspension.
  5. Violations of A, B, C or D, will result immediately in leaving the premises entirely without any visual or verbal contact with their team for the entire suspension. All violators will be on probation for one year from the date of the incident. Any subsequent violation during probation will result in further disciplinary actions.
  6. For all MSMCPR competitions, positive cheering by players, coaches and spectators is encouraged. Any negative cheering/remarks/heckling of officials, players, managers, coaches etc. may result in a warning and/or removal from the site.
  7. If a coach, player, or a spectator runs onto a field or court before, during, or after a contest or incites their fans/parents to become disorderly before, during, or after a contest, or makes any action that is not within the sportsmanship of the game will be subject to a one (1) game suspension (not including current game).
  8. Suspension from programs/games carries over to include All-Stars or subsequent sports if the infraction occurs at the end of a season.

 

Violators of the above policy will be handled in accordance with penalties set forth. However, MSMCPR reserves the right to impose penalties greater than those outlined if a situation dictates, based on severity. We further reserve the right to suspend coaching, player and spectator privileges where appropriate.

Spring Programs:

  • Soccer
  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Tennis Clinic

Summer Programs:

  • Swim Lessons
  • Gators Swim Team
  • Tennis

Fall Programs:

  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Tennis Clinic
  • Football Cheerleading
  • Basketball
  • Basketball Cheerleading

Youth Soccer – Spring Season Only

The Parks and Recreation department offers Spring Soccer for boys and girls ages 3-14 (based on birth year). Registration starts January 1st. The program is split into 1 instructional (Happy Feet) and 5 leagues:

  • If you are questioning which league your child should play in, please call our office at 859-498-8728.

League Breakdown:

League:                                Birth Range: Guide

Happy Feet                         Jan 1, 2019 thru Dec 31, 2020

U6                                        Jan 1, 2017 thru Dec 31, 2018

U8                                        Jan 1, 2015 thru Dec 31, 2016

U10                                      Jan 1, 2013 thru Dec 31, 2014

U12                                      Jan 1, 2011 thru Dec 31, 2012

Season Information

  • Spring Soccer signups open January 1st.
  • All teams are co-ed.
  • Rosters and leagues are auto generated from our teamsideline account.
  • All the leagues play at the Soccer Complex located at the east end of Easy Walker Park.
  • The season length is approximately 4 weeks with NO tournament for all leagues.
    • By Week for spring break : April 3rd – 7th.
  • All dates and games are tentative. No guarantee for number of games.
  • WE MUSUT HAVE A MINIMUM OF 40 PLAYERS IN A LEAGUE to make program and games run and work smoothly.
  • We will not allow our community to play in poor weather conditions. With that being said, we ask for your respect when games get cancelled or rescheduled. We will do our best to get all games rescheduled, but no promises due to conditions out of our control.
  • If you are signing up for more than one spring sport, NOTE: SPRING SPORTS MAY OVERLAP WITH EACH OTHER.

What your child will need:

  • Cleats- NO metal allowed
  • Soccer Ball if they would like their own

We provide- Shirts, Shorts & Socks-(excluding happy feet)

Youth Baseball/Softball/T-Ball – Spring Season Only!

The Parks and Recreation Department offers Baseball, Fast-pitch Softball and Tee-Ball for boys 3-12 and girls ages 3-12.

Link to view schedules: https://www.teamsideline.com/sites/msmcparksandrec/schedules

  • Signups open January 1st.
  • Spring games begin May 1st and finish by the end of June (weather permitting).
  • No Fall Baseball/Softball/T-Ball
  • All the Leagues play at the Baseball/Softball Complex located at Easy Walker Park
  • Rosters and leagues are auto generated from our teamsideline account.

Baseball/T-Ball

  • Tiny Tots Academy Tee Ball – Age 3 (1 Hour a Week teaching fundamentals through drills and fun games!)
  • Tee Ball – ages 4-5
  • Rookie – ages 6-7-8 (Coach Pitch)
  • Minor – ages 9-10 (Kid Pitch – 46 foot Mound Distance/60 Foot Base Distance)
  • Cal Ripkin Major/60 – ages 11-12 (Kid Pitch – 46 foot Mound Distance/60 Foot Base Distance)
  • Babe Ruth – 13-15
  • All baseball player ages determined by the birth chart via Babe Ruth League. May 1 in any year shall be the deciding date.

Softball

  •  8 & Under (Coach Pitch)
  • 12 & Under
  • All softball player ages determined by the birth chart via Babe Ruth League. Calendar year, depending on year of birth.

Baseball/Softball Rules:

What your child will need:

  • Baseball/Softball pants
  • Glove
  • Cleats- NO metal
  • Socks
  • Helmet & Bat if they would like their own

We provide- shirts and hats

Swim Lessons- Summer 2023

Child must be at least 3 years of age.  Each session will be 30 minutes long. Groups will be divided by level of swim experience!

maximum number of enrollments per group: 15

 

We will offer 3 sessions:

Session 1: Monday nights/5 weeks

We will offer 3 different night times 6:00pm, 7:00pm, or 8:00pm

Session 2: June Wednesday mornings/5 weeks

We will offer 3 different morning times 8:00am, 9:00am, or 10:00am.

Session 3: July Wednesday mornings/5 weeks.

We will offer 3 different morning times 8:00am, 9:00am, or 10:00am.

 

Registration Cost: $64.00

Youth Tennis

The Parks and Recreation department offers spring tennis for boys and girls ages 6-17 years old Beginner and Returning.

Summer Session Dates:

June 5 – July 13 EWP tennis courts
Monday – Thursday
9 am – 10 am – Ages 5-8
10 am – 11 am -Ages 9-13
11 am – 12:30 pm – Ages 14-18

Times and Dates Subject to Change!

Participants will learn the following: 
Proper stroke technique
Rules and etiquette
Singles and doubles strategies
Games

  • Spring Season: March/April-
    • Every Saturday for 4 weeks starting –
    • Time : 12:00pm – 1:30 pm.
    • $55.00 per person

Summer Season: June 5th – July 13th 

    • Monday – Thursday for 6 weeks-
      • 9 am – 10 am – Ages 5-8
      • 10 am – 11 am -Ages 9-13
      • 11 am – 12:30 pm – Ages 14-18
    • Registration Cost: $80.00
    • Participants will learn the following:
      • Proper stroke technique
      • Rules and etiquette
      • Singles and doubles strategies
      • Games
  • Fall Season: October-
    • Fall Tennis Clinic
    • Every Saturday for 4 weeks starting October –
    • Time : 10:00am – 11:30 am
    • Ages 6-17 years old Beginner and Returning
    • Adult League Ages 18 and up.  Beginners and Returning
    • $55.00 per person

 

  • Location: Easy Walker Park Tennis Courts
  • Beginners and Returning.
  • Equipment may be provided for those that are needed!
  • Times and Dates Subject to Change!

Gator Swim Team

  • The Mt. Sterling Gators are a competitive swim team for swimmers ages 5-18.
  • The age cut off is June 1 for placements in age groups
  • We will practice on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday each week in the morning. There might be an occasional optional Saturday practice.
  • The season will begin on Monday, May 29, and will continue through Wednesday, July 12.
  • Swimmers will be broken into three practice groups based on age and ability.
  •  You will be notified of your swimmer’s practice time the week before practice begins.

Please understand that Gators is not swim lessons!  Swimmers age 7 and older need to be able to swim the length of the pool (25 yards) unassisted—it can be ugly, but they must be able to swim.

Swimmers 6 and under need to be able to swim at least 15 feet unassisted.  Swimmers must be willing to get in the water and put their face in!

Swimming is a family participation sport!  In order for meets to happen, family members will have to volunteer.  Please understand that each family will be expected to provide volunteers multiple times through the season.

Our team philosophy is for EVERY swimmer to learn proper stroke technique, develop a love of the sport, and to have fun!  Summer swimming is all about learning something new with your friends while displaying team spirit and sportsmanship at all times.  The coaches can’t wait to get started!  Go Gators!

  • Meets are on Wednesday evenings beginning June 6. Most of our meets are away due to the limitations of our pool, and we could be asked to travel throughout Central Kentucky, though the bulk of our meets will be in or around Lexington.
  • The conference championships are July 9- 12th in Lexington.
  • A detailed meet schedule will be available the last week in April.

Youth Football

  • All Flag Football teams are co-ed- boys and girls. Grades K-5.
    • Leagues are:
      • K-1st Grade
      • 2-3rd Grade
      • 4-5th Grade
    • All Flag Football leagues play at the Soccer Complex located at the east end of Easy Walker Park.
  • Contact/Tackle Football: 6th Grade only
    • 5th graders may play up at the parents agreement.
      • (waiver to be signed)
    • The equipment you receive will be in good faith and needs to be returned at the end of the season including jerseys. If the equipment is not returned, you will be expected to pay for the equipment (approximately $500.00). Your child will need cleats (no metal), a mouth piece, and socks for your child to play.
  • The number of teams is dependent upon the number of registrations.
  • To coach a team, you can sign up online, or contact our office at 859-498-8728, or email msmcprograms@gmail.com
Flag Football:

  • Grades K-5th grade will play Flag Football (no equipment) – $60 per player.
  • 6th Grade will play Tackle Football – $80 per player.
  • 6 week program

We’re pleased to announce our new and improved Flag Football Program. We are thrilled to be partnering with NFL Flag which is the largest youth flag football league in the U.S.  NFL Flag has more than 600,000 participants and it continues to evolve!

While youth participation in sports has declined 13 percent over the last decade, flag football has become one the fastest growing youth sports in the country. In fact, the number of 6-to-12-year-olds playing has increased by 38 percent, to more than 1.5 million, since 2015. And NFL FLAG is leading the way as the largest flag football league in the U.S., with more than 1,600 leagues in 50 states.

While partnering with NFL Flag, jerseys will have an NFL team on them and each child that signs up will also receive their own set of flags. We encourage you to follow the link from the NFL Flag site about the benefits and to learn more about our new program.

https://nflflag.com/benefits (https://nflflag.com/benefits)

Contact/Tackle Season Information

  • Practices are at the MCHS Football practice facilities that will be determined by Program Director and are limited to twice a week, and no more than 1 1/2 hours.
  • Game scheduling will be determined after all registration is complete and teams are divided.
  • Games are played in Mt. Sterling and at locations in surrounding counties. Travel is not provided by the Parks Department.
  • Pads (shoulder and pants) and helmets are provided and MUST be returned at the end of season. If equipment is not returned at the end of the season you will be mailed a bill and expected to pay for your equipment.

What your child will need:

  • Cleats- NO metal
  • Socks
  • Mouth piece

We provide- Jersey, Shoulder Pads, Pants & Helmet

Youth Cheer

Registration opens June 1st.

Fall Football Program Youth Cheerleading

    • 6 week program
    • Starts 8/28/23 – Ends 10/6/2023
    • Grades PK-6
    • schedule will be made once registration closes
    • week night games only

What your child will need:

  • Tennis Shoes

We provide- Shirts, Shorts & Pom Poms

Youth Soccer – Fall Season Only

The Parks and Recreation department offers Fall soccer for boys and girls ages 3-14 (based on birth year). Registration starts June 1st.  The program is split into 1 instructional (Happy Feet) and 5 leagues:

  • Signups open June 1st
  • 3 years old (Happy Feet)
  • 6 & Under
  • 8 & Under
  • 10 & Under
  • 12 & Under
  • 14 & Under

Season Information

  • Soccer signups begin January 1.
  • Online registration is available during the signup period.
  • All teams are co-ed.
  • Rosters and leagues based upon registration and coach availability.
  • All the leagues play at the Soccer Complex located at the east end of Easy Walker Park.
  • The season length is approximately 6 weeks with a single elimination tournament.

Soccer Rules:

What your child will need:

  • Cleats- NO metal
  • Soccer Ball if they would like their own

We provide- Shirts, Shorts &  Socks-(excluding happy feet)

Youth Basketball

We are so excited to announce that MSMC will be supporting the Upward basketball program this year, 2023.

We will share signup information and link as soon as its available through upward!

Questions? Please call 859-498-8728 or email msmcparks@gmail.com