Youth football training league

Lexington Parks & Recreation offers a tackle football league for boys and girls ages 6 – 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 the core values of equity, competition, and sportsmanship, and encourages and promotes youth advocacy, family engagement, and volunteerism.

Postseason Tournament Schedules

Below are links to view the 2023 post season tournament schedules.

10 & 11 Year Old Tournament (4 Teams)

8 & 9 Year Old Tournament (5 Teams)

6 & 7 Year Old Tournament (5 Teams)


Season & Schedule

The 2023 youth football schedule will be announced at a later date. Practices begins in August. The regular season is seven games to be followed by a post-season tournament.

2023 Season Schedule

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.


To register for the 2023 season, contact Cornell Burbage by email at or by phone at (859) 288-2917.

All incoming players will be assigned a team/park depending on school attended during 2023/2024 school year. Verification of school enrollment is required before start of season. Returning 11 year-old participants, in their final season of participation, are able to remain on their previous season’s team for final year.

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Location & School Assignments

School assignments and team locations


Douglass Park  
726 Georgetown St. 

Gainesway Park  
3495 Appian Way

Idle Hour Park
212 St. Ann Dr.

Martin Luther King Park  
1625 McCullough Dr.

Shillito Park 
300 W. Reynolds Road

Southland Park
625 Hill N Dale Road

Leagues & Age Divisions

Eligibility is determined by the participant's age as of Aug. 1, 2023.

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

Fees & Financial Assistance/Scholarships

$65 per participant
Uniform cost not included.

Financial assistance / Scholarships

A limited number of scholarships are available. Partial scholarships are available to participants based on need.

Individuals seeking scholarships must fill out an income eligibility application. Proof of income includes KTAP, KCHIP, medical card or another form of government aid.

All participants must re-apply for scholarship eligibility every year.

Financial assistance/scholarship form

If you would like to apply for a scholarship, fill out the form linked above and email it to with all necessary documentation. If you plan to apply in person, bring this information with you. 

Referee Opportunities

We are seeking officials for our 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