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.

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 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 1.
  • Spring games begin in early March and finish 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
  • 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.

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.

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

Youth Basketball

Basketball is offered for boys and girls in grades Preschool – 8.   The program is split into 5 leagues: PreK/K,1st/2nd, 3rd/4th, 5th/6th, 7th/8th.

  • Signups open January 1
  • 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.

List Of Rules

What your child will need:

  • Tennis Shoes
  • Basketball if they would like their own

We provide- Shirts & Game/practice balls

Youth Cheer

Cheerleading is offered for basketball and football season.  Registration opens June 1st.  The program is split into the following divisions:

Fall Football Program Youth Cheerleading

  • Signups open June 1st.
  • Grades PK-6 – $55.00

What your child will need:

  • Tennis Shoes

We provide- Shirts, Shorts & Pom Poms

Youth Football

Flag and tackle football is offered for boys and girls in grades K – 6.  Registrations starts June 1st. The program is split into the following divisions:

  • Signups open June 1
  • 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.

What your child will need:

  • Cleats- NO metal
  • Socks
  • Mouth piece

We provide- Jersey, Shoulder Pads, Pants & Helmet

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

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 30, and will continue through Wednesday, July 13.
  • 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 1. 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 Sunday July 10- Wednesday, July 13 in Lexington.
  • A detailed meet schedule will be available the last week in April.

Swim Lessons- Summer 2022

The sessions will be held on Wednesday mornings only. 

Child must be at least 3 years of age.  Each session will be 30 minutes long.  We will offer 3 different times 8:00am, 9:00am, or 10:00am. Groups will be divided by level of swim experience!

Registration Cost: $60.00

  • There are two sessions provided:
    • Session 1:
      • Program Duration: Wednesday, June 1, 2022 – Wednesday, June 29, 2022
    • Session 2:
      • Program Duration: Wednesday, July 6, 2022 – Wednesday, August 3, 2022

    Please call our office for any questions. 859-498-8728.

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:

  • Signups open January 1
  • 3 years old (Happy Feet)
  • U6- 6 & Under
  • U8- 8 & Under
  • U10- 10 & Under
  • U12- 12 & Under
  • U14- 14 & Under

Season Information

  • Spring Soccer signups open January 1st.
  • Online registration is available during the signup period.
  • 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.
  • 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 OVERLAPWITH EACH OTHER.
  • By Week For Spring Break 4/4 – 4/8​

Soccer Rules:

What your child will need:

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

We provide- Shirts, Shorts & Socks

PICTURE INFORMATION & SCHEDULE:

  • Pictures will be on Monday 3/28 and Tuesday 3/29:
  • All players and parents need to be at the photo location 1 hour prior to your scheduled photo time- READY TO GO DRESSED IN UNIFORM.
  • Photo orders placed on Picture Day will save money on shipping and handling charges.  Picture Company- accepts Cash, Check, Visa and Mastercard.  The photographer will be glad to show the image to parents to insure satisfaction.
  • As a bonus, anyone ordering a Package on picture day will receive a complimentary gift of 4 jumbo wallets!
  • Remember, picture day is a fundraiser for your league.  The sale of photos benefits your league by way of fundraising and/or trophies and awards. Please refrain from personal photography on Picture Day (Including Cell Phones). Not only is it distracting for the child being photographed, it slows down the photographer’s ability to keep on schedule.
  • Thank you,
  • Events Imaging and Awards
  • http://www.eventsimagingandawards.com/

PICTURE SCHEDULE

Monday 3/28:

Arrive at 5pm:

  1. HAPPY FEET
  2. U6- GRAY
  3. U10 -RED
  4. U8-GREEN
  5. U8-RED

Arrive at 6pm:

  1. U6-ORANGE
  2. U6- GREEN
  3. U8- BLUE
  4. U10- GREEN

Tuesday 3/29:

Arrive at 5pm:

  1. U6-YELLOW
  2. U6-PURPLE
  3. U8-ORANGE
  4. U10-BLUE
  5. U10-YELLOW

Arrive at 6pm:

  1. U6-BLUE
  2. U8-YELLOW
  3. U8-PURPLE
  4. U10- ORNAGE
  5. U6- RED

Youth Tennis

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

  • Spring Season: March 5th- 26th .
    • Every Saturday for 4 weeks starting March 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th.
    • Time : 12:00pm – 1:30 pm.
    • $50.00 per person
  • Summer Season: June 6th- July 15th 
    • Monday – Thursday
      • 9 am – 10 am – Ages 5-8
      • 10 am – 11 am -Ages 9-13
      • 11 am – 12:30 pm – Ages 14-18
    • Registration Cost: $75.00
    • Participants will learn the following:
      • Proper stroke technique
      • Rules and etiquette
      • Singles and doubles strategies
      • Games
  • Location: Easy Walker Park Tennis Courts
  • Beginners and Returning.
  • Equipment may be provided for those that are needed!
  • Times and Dates Subject to Change!