Youth Sports

The focus for each of our Youth Sport Programs is to emphasize skill development and to promote a positive athletic experience in a non-competitive atmosphere. Conduct on the sidelines can make a positive or negative impact on not just your child but others as well. Please keep it positive and respectful towards the coaches, referees, and most of all the players. Athens Arts Parks and Recreation does not keep or recognize team records or league standings

Fees and Registrations

All sports fees are $35 per child, per sports. All registrations are taken at the Athens Community Center (701 E. State St.) during each sports registration window or online

Any age appropriate child who receives benefits through Athens County Job & Family Services is eligible to pay $10 per sport, per child. In order to obtain this benefit you will be asked to show proof (via child’s insurance card) at time of registration.

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you know of a business interested in sponsoring any of our youth teams please contact Erin Helms via email
Sponsorships range between $100-$150 per team. Sponsorships are the purchases of the team shirts.


Questions about any of our youth sports can be directed to Erin Helms, Program Specialist at or via phone at 740-592-3325

Youth Soccer Registration Now Open!

Youth Soccer Registration_2020

Registration is now open through March 8th for children in grades K-6th. Cost is $35 per child. 

Practice will start March 19th and run through April 5th. The season will run April 6th - May 7th, 2020. 

Click here to register online.

OUCEC Spring 2020 Athens Community Center Youth Multi-Sport Clinic Flyer-page-001

In partnership with the Ohio University Coaching Education Club, are happy to host a Youth Multi-Sport Clinic. This program is similar to our Sport Sampler day held last month and will allow children to explore the sports of Soccer, Football (non-contact), and Soccer. Registration includes all clinic dates. 

You may register in-person at the front desk of the Community Center or online by clicking here.