Youth football training league

Football leagues (flag/tackle) for boys and girls ages 5 – 11.

Participants learn the fundamental skills and techniques of football. Each player is guaranteed game-day playing time. The youth football training league is established on core values of:

  • Equity
  • Competition
  • Sportsmanship

Lexington Parks & Recreation's youth football training league promotes and encourages:

  • Youth advocacy
  • Family engagement
  • Volunteerism


Registration for the 2022 season opens on July 25, 2022.

Football Registration

Cheerleading Registration 

Financial Assistance / Scholarship Form



$45 per flag participant | $65 per tackle participant
Uniform cost not included.

A limited number of scholarships are available.

Leagues and age divisions

Eligibility is determined by the participant's age as of Aug. 1, 2022. 


  • Ages 5 


  • Ages 6 – 7 (Rookie)
  • Ages 8 – 9  (Junior)
  • Ages 10 – 11 (Varsity)

Season and schedule

Practice begins in early August. 

The regular season is seven games to be followed by a post-season tournament. 

Games are scheduled weekly on:

  • Saturdays at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • Sundays at 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.


Douglass Park  
726 Georgetown St. 

Gainesway Park  
3495 Appian Way

Idle Hour Park
212 St. Ann Drive

Martin Luther King Park  
1625 McCullough Drive

Shillito Park 
300 W. Reynolds Road

Southland Park
625 Hill N Dale Road

Referees needed

Lexington Parks & Recreation is seeking officials for their youth football league. Applicants must be at least 18 years old. Experience in officiating or participation on a high school or college team is preferred but not necessary.

If interested or for further information, contact Cornell Burbage at (859) 288-2917