Soccer Leagues

Leagues are offered in spring, fall, and winter, and open to boys and girls, ages 3-14. Basic skills of the game are developed through soccer games and activities. Our leagues strive to have every child play 50% of every game while making friends and learning new techniques. Our soccer program helps kids become not only better soccer players, but better people as well. It's a progressive program, with multiple age-specific levels. We encourage fair play, positive competition, and family involvement. Learn more about our leagues with the YMCA of Central Kentucky!


Soccer Skills

Introduce your child to the most captivating sport around the world! Through active play and soccer games, your child will learn the fundamentals while kicking around the soccer ball as we begin to lay the foundation for league play. But more importantly, your child will receive positive coaching and personal attention while having fun and making friends along the way.


Soccer FAQ

No. You do not have to be a YMCA member to participate in our youth soccer leagues; sports are open to all in the community.  Members enjoy lower registration fees.  

YMCA soccer is available for youth, age 3 to age 12. 

YMCA soccer players can expect to practice one time per week and have one game mostly on Saturday mornings (to midday) for the duration of the season.  Each season, notification of the first week of practice, first game date, no-game days, and final game dates are finalized and communicated before the first week of practice.  

The YMCA of Central Kentucky youth soccer program operates out of these facilities:  

  • Southland Christian Church (Lexington practice and game site) 

  • North Lexington Family YMCA (Lexington practice and game site) 

  • Mt. Tabor Park (Lexington practice site only) 

  • Lakeview Park (Frankfort practice and game site) 

It is possible to have practices at one location and games at another. Information about practice and game locations will be available through the registration process and in your registration receipt. 

In-session communication 
The YMCA of Central Kentucky utilizes PlayerSpace, a sports league management and communication platform that connects players, parents, coaches, and sports directors. We will use PlayerSpace as our primary communication platform for sharing game schedules, team rosters, cancellations and other essential information. Download the PlayerSpace app for Apple or Android.  
Other communication 
The YMCA of Central KY utilizes email and text communication for other updates, including registration, weather, facility, and membership information. You may update your contact information and communication preferences here.  

  • Once logged in, click on EDIT PROFILE to review your email and primary phone 

  • Click on the settings gear icon to update your text and email preferences 

Yes, financial assistance is available for YMCA of Central Kentucky youth sports. To begin the application process, please click here.  You do not need to be a YMCA member to qualify for Financial Assistance for programs. The maximum amount of financial assistance awarded for youth sports is 50% of the cost of the session. 

The YMCA always welcomes the opportunity to speak with individuals looking to maintain a fun and fair playing environment for our players and their families. If you are a sports fan and are interested in this part-time work, please click here or email

We are grateful for our volunteer coaches! In addition to coaching the players for the season, coaches will communicate with families and Y staff to keep a smooth program running for the entire session.  Every coach must complete a background check.  At the conclusion of the youth soccer season all YMCA volunteer coaches will receive 50% off a future program fee at the YMCA of Central KY.