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.

Gators Swim Team

The Mt. Sterling Gators are a competitive swim team for swimmers ages 5-18. We will practice on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday each week in the morning. The season will begin on Thursday, June 3 and will continue through Friday, July 16. 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. Meets will be on weekday evenings and occasionally on Saturday mornings. A complete meet schedule will be available during the first week of practice.

Youth Baseball/Softball/T-Ball

Only offered for the spring season.

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

Signups now closed.  Season starts April 19th. View schedules https://www.teamsideline.com/sites/msmcparksandrec/schedules

 

  • Signups begin January 1.  (SIGNUPS ARE NOW CLOSED).
  • Spring games begin in early March and are finished by the end of June (weather permitting).
  • No Fall Baseball/Softball/T-Ball
  • Online registration is available during the signup period.
  • All the Leagues play at the Baseball/Softball Complex located at Easy Walker Park (Tee Ball fields are located in the soccer complex at the east end of the park).
  • All the Leagues are chartered with Babe Ruth League Inc. (Cal Ripken Baseball is a division of the Babe Ruth League) and play in accordance to their rules and regulations.
  • If participants are in a league with score kept, NO participation medals will be awarded.

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

  • GSB – 8 & Under (Coach Pitch)
  • GSB – 12 & Under
  • GSB – 16 & Under
  • All softball player ages determined by the birth chart via Babe Ruth League. Calendar year, depending on year of birth.

Youth Basketball

Basketball is offered for boys and girls in grades Preschool – 8.  Registration starts January 1st – September 24th.  The program is split into five leagues:

  • Preschool and Kindergarten
  • 1st and 2nd grades
  • 3rd and 4th grades
  • 5th and 6th grades
  • 7th and 8th grades

Season Information

  • Games begin in late October/early November.
  • Games are played at the elementary school gyms.
  • The season is approximately 6 weeks long.
  • Grades 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8 have a single elimination tournament.
  • If participants are in a league with score kept, NO participation medals will be awarded.

Youth Cheer

Cheerleading is offered for basketball and football season.  Fall Football Cheer registration starts January 1st – July 16th.  Basketball Cheer registration starts January 1st – September 24th.  Payment is to be made at registration. If payment cannot be made at registration please contact one of our office staff to set up a plan.  The program is split into the following divisions:

Fall Football Program Youth Cheerleading

  • Grades PK-6 – $55.00
  • Season starts 8/13/21 – Ends 10/29/21.

Winter Basketball Program Youth Cheerleading

  • Grades PK-8 – $55.00.
  • Season starts 11/1/2021 – Ends 12/17/21.

Youth Football

Flag and tackle football is offered for boys and girls in grades K – 6.  Registrations starts January 1st – July 16th.  Payment is to be made at registration. If payment cannot be made at registration please contact one of our office staff to set up a plan.  The program is split into the following divisions:

  • Grades K-2 will play Flag Football (no equipment) – $55 per player.
  • Grades 3-6 will play Tackle Football and will be divided into 3-4 grade and 5-6 grade teams – $75 per player.
  • Season starts 8/13/21  – 10/29/21

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.
  • The season will consist of approximately 7 games for K-2 and 10 games for Grades 3-4 and Grades 5-6.

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 January 1st – July 16th.  The program is split into seven leagues:

  • Happy Feet (Fall Only)
  • 6 & Under
  • 8 & Under
  • 10 & Under
  • 12 & Under
  • 14 & Under
  • 18 & 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.
  • If participants are in a league with score kept, NO participation medals will be awarded
  • 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 in the Fall for all leagues, except U6.
  • NO SPRING SOCCER

Youth Tennis

Tennis is offered for boys and girls ages 5-18.  Registrations starts now and season runs from June 7 – July 16 at the EWP tennis courts.  Payment is to be made at registration. If payment cannot be made at registration please contact one of our office staff to set up a plan.  Will offer evening lessons if enough participation. The program is split into the following divisions:

Monday – Thursday

  • 9 am – 10 am – Ages 5-8
  • 10 am – 11 am – Ages 9-13
  • 11 am – 12:30 pm – Ages 14-18

Participants will learn the following:

  • Proper Stroke Technique
  • Rules and Etiquette
  • Singles and Doubles Strategies
  • Games

Contact Us

Call (859) 498-8728 or submit the form for information about our programs or parks and recreation services.