Youth Sports


Learn gymnastics from instructor McKenna Geoghegan, former EKU cheerleader and UCA Staff member. Basic skills taught such as handstands, cartwheels, back handsprings and much more. Each class will have a limit of 14. Because of limited space, call the YMCA at 859.987.1395 to register for this program.

  • Ages: 4+
  • Fees: Members $50; Non-members $65

Beginner/Low Intermediate: 5:30-6:30 p.m.


Advanced: 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Beginner/Low Intermediate: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Intermediate: 6:30-7:30 p.m.


Classes are taught by Master Larry Mattox, a 6th-degree black belt. Master Larry has 40+ years of martial arts experience and has been teaching for 39 years. Besides excellent self-defense, karate will teach you discipline, respect, coordination and help build self-confidence. This 12 week session is for ages 6 through adult.

Time/Date: Wednesdays at 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

New session begins in July.

Fee: $100 members; $125 non-members. Pre registration required-online or call (859)987-1395.


This is a multi sport program that allows youth 3-5 to experience a variety of 6 different sports and activities! This is a 6 session program with a different sport featured each week. Kickball, Frisbee, Track & Field, Vollyball, Football and Martial Arts. Y Gym.

Registration: May 2-May 31

Time/Date: 5:30 p.m., June 1-July 6
Fee: $35 members; $50 non members

Pre registration required

KIDS TRIATHLON (Swim, Bike, Run)

Come out and have your kiddo join in on the exercise at the Paris-Bourbon County YMCA in our Kids Triathlon Obstacle, Run, Swim event. For ages 6-14, race legs will be set for age groups.
Date: Saturday, June 25, 7:30 am-Check In


8:30 am - 6-8 years old

9:15 am - 9-10 years old

10:00 am - 11-14 years old

Fee: $15 members; $20 non-members.

Age   Obstacle   Run Distance   Swim Distance

6-8                         50 meters         1⁄2 mile

9-10                       100 meters        1 mile

11-14                      200 meters        1 1⁄2 mile

Register online


If you are a young athlete (school teams or travel teams), ages 13-18 looking to improve your basketball skills, we are offering a program with individual training sessions with a former college player. This program offers specialized drills to promote offensive skillset. Dribbling, ball handling, shooting, footwork, body position, technique & form will all be covered.

If interested contact Kristian Morgan, kmorgan or (859)987-1395.

This is a flexible program that is built as a personal training program/package.

1 Hour Sessions

1 Hour - 1 Session Member -$40
1 Hour - 5 Sessions Member -$170
1 Hour-10 Sessions member $300


Grades K - 4th are Welcome to Register for the Y's New Co-ed Flag Football Program. Games will be on Sundays and will start September 12-League will run 4-6 weeks depending on registration numbers.

Late Registration will result in a $10 late fee. There will be a MANDATORY SKILLS DAY at the YMCA Soccer Fields. Bring water, tennis shoes, athletic wear and a Smile.

Register Online: July 1st ,2022

Archery-Podium JOAD (Junior Olympic Archery Development)

For ages 6-18. JOAD is a nationwide program where certified coaches provide instruction for archers helping them progress in the sport. Beginner & Intermediate students earn achievement awards through active participation in individual and team building activities. The focus is on fundamental skills.

Time/Date: Mondays & Fridays, April 25-June 27 or September 19- November 28


Beginners: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Intermediate: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Member: $75; Non-Member: $90


Advanced: Fridays, 6:00-8:00 pm at 564 Elizabeth Station Rd. Paris, Ky. (Sid Well’s Archery Range)
Member: $90; Non-Member: $105


Registration for Winter basketball is November 2022. This is our coed Recreational Basketball program for ages Kindergarten through 5th grade. From building stronger skills to gaining self-confidence, basketball at the Y is about more than just the game, it is about building the whole child, from the inside out. Trained coaches focus on building players core skills such as ball handling, defense, offense, rebounding, shooting, conditioning, and more. All levels are welcome and will be assessed during skills clinics hosted by the Y.

In our basketball skills clinics your child will be introduced to the fun game of basketball with action, fun, and teamwork. Experienced coaches will lead your child through drills that will refine their ball handling, defensive, and offensive skills.

Your child will be introduced to and learn the fundamentals of basketball with positive coaching and personal attention getting them ready for league play.

Skills Day: Skills day-TBD at these specified times:

K-1st: 1:00-2:30 pm
2nd-3rd: 2:45-4:15 pm
4th-5th: 4:30-5:45 pm

Fee: TBD

Registration for Fall soccer begins July 1-31, 2022. The season runs August - October. For kids U6-U12
Fee: $60 members; $85 non members
Register online at or at the front desk of the YMCA. Late registrations are subject to a $10.00 additional fee.


Tryouts will be held for U11-U14 – dates to be announced. The fee is $125 for one season. Annual Teams U13 & younger, $200 to play both fall & spring seasons. For more information contact the YMCA (859) 987-1395.