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.

Intermediate: 6:30-7:30 p.m.


Beginner: 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Intermediate: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Advanced: 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 7 week session is for ages 6 through adult for the holidays.

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

New session begin November 2 - December 14

Registration: Online- October 1-November 2 

Fee: $50 members; $65 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.

This is a Summer program
Fee: $35 members; $50 non members



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 Legion Park Field, on top of hill. Bring water, tennis shoes, athletic wear and a Smile.

Register Online: July 1st ,2022


Registration for Winter basketball is October 17-November 20. 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- November 20, 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: $60 Members; $85 Non-Members

Registration for Spring soccer begins February 1, 2023. The season runs March - May. 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.