Flag Football is one of America's most exciting sports and this program will introduce your children to the fundamentals of the game. We lead drills and games that teach the skills and positions of football as well as important values that are used on and off the field, all in a safe, friendly, and supportive environment. Kids will get a feel for football as they work on fundamentals of throwing, catching and playing as a team in this no-tackle sport. Learn more with YMCA of Central Kentucky today!

More than just the game. 

Sportsmanship and values are key components of this league. Every game starts with a youth sports pledge and ends with a handshake. Every child receives an award at the end of the season!



Flag Football FAQ


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

YMCA flag football is available for youth, age 4 to age 12. 

Flag football players can expect to practice one time per week and have one game on Sunday afternoons 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 KY flag football league operates out of these sites: 

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

  •  Mt. Tabor (Lexington practice site only) 

  •  C.M. Gatton Beaumont YMCA (Lexington practice site only) 

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 KY 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 flag football season all YMCA volunteer coaches will receive 50% off a future program fee at the YMCA of Central KY.