Sports - Youth

Contact

Registration

There are several ways to register for programs and activities. 

  1. Office - Stop by the Paducah Parks & Recreation Office at 1400 HC Mathis Drive and register with cash, check, or debit/credit card. 
  2. Phone - Call the Parks office at 270-444-8508 to register using a credit card.
  3. Mail - Download the Registration Form and mail to Parks and Recreation with a payment in the form of a check.
  4. Online - A credit/debit card is required for online registration for an activity, reserve a shelter or to reserve ballfields. The online registration links allows for the viewing of programs, facilities, and activities. An account is required to register.  

Online Registration


Youth Sports Leagues and Activities

Rules of Conduct

The City of Paducah takes pride in its parks and has enacted the Rules of Conduct (Chapter 70 Paducah Code of Ordinances) for residents and visitors as they enjoy Paducah's parks and facilities.

Sportsmanship – All players, coaches and spectators are required to display good sportsmanship before, during and after all games on and off the court/field while at Paducah Parks and Recreation activities. Players, coaches, and spectators not displaying good sportsmanship may be ejected or suspended as determined by the Paducah Parks and Recreation staff in accordance with the Parks Behavior Policy.

Behavior Policy - Paducah Parks and Recreation under no circumstance will tolerate verbal and/or physical abuse of any staff member, umpire/referee, or program participant. The penalties for any of the above behaviors are strict and strongly enforced. First time offenders may be suspended for a minimum of 1-year from all Parks and Recreation programming. It is our mission that all participants as well as employees feel safe and are protected from any type of abuse.

Fall Ball Youth League

2023 Fall Ball Youth League

Registration Form - Fall Ball Youth League

4-6 Year Old Rules
7-9 Year Old Rules
10-12 Year Old Rules

Parks & Recreation will be offering a Fall Ball Youth League for girls and boys ages 4 to 12. The 4-6 year-olds will play tee ball and 7-9 year-olds will start with tee ball then transition to coach pitch, based on each player's ability. The 10-12 year-olds will play player pitch. Fall Ball will focus on the fundamentals of the game including throwing, baserunning, fielding and hitting.

Fall Ball will be held on Tuesdays, 6:00 - 7:15 p.m. at the Noble Park Ball Fields. Dates for the league are September 5, 12, 19, and 26. Rain makeup days are set for October 3 and 10. 

Nights will consist of a 30 minute practice and a 45 minute scrimmage. Players should bring their own glove, tennis shoes or cleats and athletic apparel. All other equipment will be provided.

Registration begins August 3. The cost is $25 per player. The registration deadline is August 31. Register by phone at 270-444-8508 or online. Please note that players must turn 4 years old on or before September 5 to play.

Parents or guardians that would like to serve as a volunteer coach or assistant coach can fill out this Background Check Consent Form and submit it to parkinfopaducahky.gov

Paducah Chiefs Little League

little league program logoThe goals of this league are for youth ages 4 through 12 to learn the basic skills of the sport, show improvement throughout the season, and have fun! The league is held at the Noble Park Ball Fields. This league is sanctioned with Little League International and District 1 within Kentucky. We are offering Tee Ball, Minor League Baseball, Minor League Softball, and Major League Baseball. Players who sign up will be assigned teams and are provided a uniform for games. Coaches are volunteers so we ask all parents to consider helping to coach.

There is NO SMOKING OR VAPING allowed at the fields or park during games and practices per City of Paducah Ordinance.


2024 Season

Registration

Registration for the 2024 season begins Monday, January 22. The registration deadline is Thursday, March 7.

Register in person at the Parks & Recreation Office, located at 1400 HC Mathis Drive, by phone at 270-444-8508, or online.

Registration Form - Paducah Chiefs Little League
School Enrollment Form

Informational Flyer

All Minor and Major League players must turn in a copy of their School Enrollment Form and completely fill out the Paducah Chiefs Little League Registration Form before the preseason clinic on March 16. The forms may be e-mailed to parkinfopaducahky.gov or dropped off at the Paducah Parks & Recreation Office at 1400 H.C. Mathis Drive.


Clinics

The preseason clinic is scheduled for Saturday, March 16, 2024 at Noble Park Ballfields The times for each group is listed below. ***If any families have Tee Ball players of different ages, please have them attend the time of the oldest player. Example: A family with a 4 and 6 year old should attend at 1:30pm with the 6 year olds.

  • Tee Ball Age 3 & 4: 12:00pm - 12:40pm         
  • Tee Ball Age 5: 12:45pm - 1:25pm
  • Tee Ball Age 6: 1:30pm - 2:10pm
  • Minor League: 2:15pm - 3:00pm
  • Major League: 3:15pm - 4:00pm

The Paducah Chiefs will be hosting a free youth clinic this summer at Brooks Stadium. The date and time will be announced soon. All players are welcome to attend.


Tee Ball

Tee Ball is for boys and girls ages 4-6 and costs $35 per child (tax included). A 10% off multi-child discount is available. The aging date for players is August 31, 2024. Practices will be on Monday or Tuesday beginning March 25 and 26.  Games will be on Thursdays beginning April 11. Volunteer coaches are needed. Players should have their own glove and tennis shoes. The league will provide helmets, bats, balls, and any other equipment needed for games and practices.

Tee Ball Schedule and Rules will be released after registration concludes. 

 


Minor League Baseball 

For players ages 7-9 with the aging date on August 31, 2024 and costs $45 per child (tax included). A 10% off multi-child discount is available. Practices will begin on March 26 and 28 on Tuesday and Thursday evenings until games begin on  April 11. The league is coach pitch using a soft compression baseball. Volunteer coaches are needed. Players should have their own glove and tennis shoes or cleats. The league will provide helmets, bats, balls, and any other equipment needed for games and practices. *Registration numbers may dictate changes in divisions offered, such as combining Minor League Baseball and Softball together using a soft-compression baseball*

Minor League Schedule and Rules will be released after registration concludes. 


Minor League Softball

For girls ages 7-9 with the aging date on December 31, 2023 and costs $45 per child (tax included). A 10% off multi-child discount is available. Practices will begin on March 26 and 28 on Tuesday and Thursday evenings until games begin on  April 11. Volunteer coaches are needed. Players should have their own glove and tennis shoes or cleats. The league will provide helmets, bats, balls, and any other equipment needed for games and practices.  *Registration numbers may dictate changes in divisions offered, such as combining Minor League Baseball and Softball together using a soft-compression baseball*

Minor League Schedule and Rules will be released after registration concludes. 


Major League Baseball

For boys and girls ages 10-12 with the aging date on August 31, 2024 and costs $45 per child (tax included). A 10% off multi-child discount is available. Practices will begin on March 26 and 28 on Tuesday and Thursday evenings until games begin on April 11. This league is player pitch. Volunteer coaches are needed. Players should have their own glove and tennis shoes or cleats. The league will provide helmets, bats, balls, and any other equipment needed for games and practices. Boys and girls can both play Major League Baseball.

Major League Schedule and Rules will be released after registration concludes. 


Sponsorship Opportunities

$400 Team Sponsorship – Team sponsorship includes logo on back of every players uniform. Recognition on social media and website. Recognition on “Thank You to Sponsors Sign” at Noble Park fields.    Proceeds help purchase team equipment and apparel for every player on team.

$300 Field Sponsorship– Single banner on one of the playing fields during Little League season. This will be the exclusive banner on the field. Recognition on social media and website. Recognition on “Thank You to Sponsors Sign” at Noble Park fields.   

Donations, Volunteerism, or In-Kind Support – Small monetary donations, equipment donations, volunteerism, or in-kind support are always appreciated. Please contact us if you are interested in contributing in this manner.

Contact Taylor Morsching at 270-444-1331 or tmorschingpaducahky.gov to discuss sponsorship opportunities with Paducah Chiefs Little League.

REC Way Basketball

REC Way Basketball Informationrec way basketball

REC Way Basketball is a non-competitive basketball league for boys and girls from K through 5th Grade. Practices and games are held at the Paducah Recreation Center at 1527 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. The goals of REC Way Basketball is to teach kids the basic fundamentals, skills, and rules of basketball. Games are in January and February on Saturdays for students in kindergarten through 5th grade.  Weekly practices will be held in addition to games. 

Grades and genders may be combined to form divisions based on registration numbers. 

Players should wear their own shorts, tennis shoes, and bring a water bottle. The league will provide t-shirt uniforms, basketballs, and all other equipment needed for games and practices.

We also offer Tiny Tot Basketball for youth ages 3-5 that are not in kindergarten. 

Coaches are volunteers so we ask all parents to consider helping to coach.

2023-2024 Season Dates and Information

  • Registration Begins: September 11. Register online, in person at the Paducah Parks & Recreation Office at 1400 HC Mathis Drive, or call 270-444-8508. Download the REC Way Basketball Registration Form
  • Registration Deadline: November 16.
  • Fee: $50 (tax included) for K-5th |  A 10% multi-child discount is available.
  • Clinic: Saturday, December December 9. K & 1st Grade: 9:00 A.M. - 9:45 A.M. 2nd & 3rd Grade: 10:00 A.M. - 10:45 A.M. 4th & 5th Grade: 11:00 A.M. - 11:45 A.M. The clinic's goals are instruction, motivation, and lots of excitement to start the season on the right foot.
  • Weekly Practices Begin: January 8-11, 2024. One practice per week on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday evenings. 
  • Games Schedule: Games will be on Saturdays. First games are Saturday, January 20, 2024. Last games are tentatively scheduled for Saturday, February 24.  

Rules

K - 1st Grade Rules 

2nd - 4th Grade Rules

Schedule

K - 1st Grade Game Schedule

2nd - 4th Grade Game Schedule

Sponsorship Opportunities

$200 Team Sponsorship – Team sponsorship includes logo on back of every players uniform. Recognition on social media and website. Recognition on “Thank You to Sponsors Sign” at Paducah Recreation Center. Proceeds help purchase team equipment and apparel for every player on team.

Donations, Volunteerism, or In-Kind Support – Small monetary donations, equipment donations, volunteerism, or in-kind support are always appreciated. Please contact us if you are interested in contributing in this manner.

Contact Taylor Morsching at 270-444-1331 or tmorschingpaducahky.gov(link sends e-mail) to discuss sponsorship opportunities with REC Way Basketball.

Tiny Tot Basketball

What is Tiny Tot Basketball?

Tiny Tot Basketball is a non-competitive league for children ages 3 - 5 who are not yet enrolled in kindergarten. This league focuses on teaching the basics of basketball: dribbling, passing, shooting, and defense.

2023 Tiny Tot Basketball

Tiny Tot Basketball will meet weekly on Monday evenings: November 20 & 27 and December 4 & 11. Each night will consist of a 25 minute practice followed by a 25 minute game. Start times are 5:30 pm or 6:30 pm. We ask all parents to consider volunteering to help coach. T-shirts will be provided for practice/games. Players should wear tennis shoes and bring a water bottle. 2023 Tiny Tot Basketball Schedule.

Cost is $35 (tax included). A 10% multi-child discount is available. Registration Deadline is November 2. Register by phone at 270-444-8508, online, or at the Parks & Recreation Office located at 1400 HC Mathis Drive.

Tiny Tot Soccer

About Tiny Tot Soccer

Tiny Tot Soccer is a non-competitive league for children ages 3-6 to learn the basic fundamentals for playing soccer without the competitive environment. There are divisions for U4 and U6. Each week will consist of 30 minutes of practice followed by a 30 minute scrimmage. Coaches are volunteers so we ask all parents to consider helping to coach. T-Shirts and shin guards will be provided. Tennis shoes are preferred and are not provided.


2024 Tiny Tot SoccerSoccer Ball

There will be a coaches meeting at the Paducah Parks & Recreation Office (1400 H.C. Mathis Drive) on (date to be determined) upstairs in the conference room.

For kids ages 7 and up, we encourage parents to explore registering with McCracken County Youth Soccer Association (MCYSA)

Registration: Begins February 1 with a March 21 deadline.

Dates: Tiny Tot Soccer will be Saturday mornings ( 8:30 or 9:45 a.m.) from April 13 through May 4.  May 11 and 18 will be a rain makeup dates.

Location: Paducah Middle School Field located at 342 Lone Oak Rd, Paducah

Cost: $30 per player. A 10% off multi-child discount is available. Children must be 3 years old and cannot turn 7 years old before May 4.

Rosters and Schedules: Rosters and schedules will be created once registration concludes and sent to coaches who will contact their team.

Paducah Middle School Field Map

Sponsorship Opportunities: $200 Team Sponsorship – Team sponsorship includes logo on back of every players uniform. Recognition on social media and website.  Proceeds help purchase team equipment and apparel for every player on team. Contact Taylor Morsching at 270-444-1331 or tmorschingpaducahky.gov to discuss sponsorship opportunities with Tiny Tot Soccer.

Tiny Tot Volleyball

What is Tiny Tot Volleyball?

Tiny Tot Volleyball is a new program in 2023 for girls and boys ages 4-7. Tiny Tot Volleyball has four sessions of teaching basic skills for volleyball.

2023 Tiny Tot Volleyball

This program will take place on Tuesday nights on November 7, 14, 28 & December 5. Ages 4 & 5 will meet from 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm. Ages 6 & 7 will meet from 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm. This program will take place at the Paducah Recreation Center located at 1527 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.  Parents can help volunteer as a coach. 

Cost is $30 (tax included). A 10% multi-child discount is available. Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 31. Register by phone at 270-444-8508, online, or at the Parks & Recreation Office located at 1400 HC Mathis Drive.

Youth Tennis

Youth Tennis at the Paducah Recreation Center - January/February 2024

The Paducah Tennis Association and Paducah Parks & Recreation are offering Youth Tennis at the Paducah Recreation Center located at 1527 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. This is for kids ages 5-10 and open to all ability levels. Tennis balls and nets are provided but we ask that participants bring their own rackets.

The January session of Sunday Youth Tennis at the Paducah Recreation Center will meet on January 14, 21, & 28. Registration for this session is now closed. ***January 14 was cancelled due to snow. To makeup the time, both age groups will meet from 5:00pm-6:30pm on Sunday January 21 & 28.***

The February session of Sunday Youth Tennis at the Paducah Recreation Center will meet on February 4, 18, & 25. It will not meet on February 11 due to Super Bowl Sunday. Ages 5-7 will meet at 5:00pm. Ages 8-10 will meet at 6:00pm. Must pre-register as space is limited. The cost is $20 (tax included) per monthly session. The deadline to register is for the January session is Wednesday January 10. The deadline for February session is Wednesday, January 31. 

Pre-register by phone at 270-444-8508, online, or at the Parks & Recreation Office located at 1400 HC Mathis Drive.

 


Junior Tennis Clinics

The Paducah Tennis Association and Paducah Parks & Recreation are offering Fall Junior Tennis Clinics on Sundays at the Noble Park Tennis Courts. The clinics will be on September, 10, 17, & 24 and October 8.  Pre-register by phone at 270-444-8508, online, or at the Parks & Recreation Office located at 1400 HC Mathis Drive. Registration is allowed on-site the first day as well. Since spots are limited, registering before Thursday, September 7 at 4:30pm is recommended. There are three levels as shown below:

  • Beginner: Ages 6+ | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Cost: $80 + tax

The junior beginner tennis clinic is a fun and engaging program designed to introduce young participants, typically between the ages of 6 to 12, to the fundamentals of tennis. This clinic focuses on developing basic tennis skills, including proper grip, footwork, hand-eye coordination, and racquet technique. Through a combination of structured drills, games, and interactive activities, participants will learn the essential strokes such as forehand, backhand, and serve.

  • Intermediate: Ages 6-18 | 2:15 pm - 3:45 pm | Cost: $100 + tax

The intermediate junior tennis clinic is a structured training program designed to cater to young tennis players who have already developed fundamental skills and basic understanding of the game. This clinic focuses on refining and expanding their tennis abilities. Participants should be able to consistently hit groundstrokes and serves and be able to rally and keep score.

During the clinic, coaches introduce more advanced techniques such as topspin, slice, and approach shots. The clinic involves a mix of drills, practice matches, and physical conditioning exercises to help participants improve their endurance and strength.

  • Advanced: Ages 6-18 | 2:15 pm - 3:45 pm | Cost: $100 + tax

An advanced junior tennis clinic is a structured program designed for young and skilled tennis players who are looking to elevate their game to a higher level. Advanced players are currently playing competitively for a school team or individually at tournaments. Coaches provide personalized instruction and feedback tailored to each player's strengths and areas for improvement. The clinic's curriculum include advanced stroke mechanics, footwork drills, match tactics, situational gameplay, and mental conditioning exercises. Additionally, players engage in competitive practice matches or simulated game scenarios to apply their newly acquired skills in a realistic setting.


 


Volunteer Coaches

Volunteer coaches are very important to many of our youth sports programs. Coaching can be a very rewarding experience for a parent, grandparent, or friend of the family. During registration we will ask if anyone is willing to help serve as a coach or assistant coach. All of our volunteer coaches must complete a yearly background check form in order to coach. We have preseason coaches meetings and additional training available to help make coaches comfortable. 

Background Check Consent Form