Kids who participate in sports from a young age develop physical skills, make friends, and above all, have fun. Whether you’re looking for organized leagues and clubs or just want a park nearby to get in a game as a family, our area has you covered. Various local elementary schools offer clubs for all your favorite sports, so it’s easier than ever to get your child involved. Let Crème de la Crème of Marietta help you get started.
Baseball and Softball
Cobb County parks are the place to go to get in a game of America’s pastime. Various volunteer organizations offer youth baseball and youth softball for kiddos in Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, and Southwest Cobb, so choose the organization closest to your Marietta home and sign your child up for some classic outdoor fun.
Youth baseball is available in our area for kids as young as 3 years old. You don’t need to commit to an organized activity to enjoy baseball and softball close to home, though. Parks like Sewell Park, which boasts baseball fields and batting cages, are great places for a day out and about with your family enjoying your favorite sport.
If you’re looking to sign your child up to play basketball without traveling far, check out East Marietta Basketball. Starting in third grade, kids can play on teams with their peers. It’s a great way to get involved in a fun sport.
Cheer, Dance, and Tumbling
Way2Cheer & Lead, a program offered at Bullard Elementary, Shallowford Falls Elementary, and King Springs Elementary, exposes kids in kindergarten through fifth grade to the sport of cheerleading. The program helps them develop skills in dance and leadership as they explore choreography and social techniques.
Interested in Acro Tumbling? This program at Bullard Elementary teaches kids in kindergarten through fifth grade tumbling skills so they can have fun while building flexibility, strength, and coordination. From forward and backward rolls to handstands, headstands, cartwheels, splits, beginner cirque skills, and more, kids get active through tumbling appropriate for their skill level.
Let’s Dance Hip-Hop at Bullard Elementary and Rocky Mount Elementary lets kids in kindergarten through third grade get energized and creative as they learn new skills. Children in this program get to learn hip-hop and jazz technique foundations.
The Ultimate Dance program, for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade at Shallowford Falls Elementary, takes young dancers on a journey through jazz, hip-hop, and contemporary dance movements. Kids improve their balance, agility, flexibility, and strength while grooving along with their friends.
The Martial Arts program, offered at Bullard Elementary, Dowell Elementary, and Kemp Elementary, teaches kids in kindergarten through fifth grade basic martial arts techniques, such as blocks, kicks, and punches. The program also highlights how universal martial arts should be used for self-defense. Children who participate develop confidence in their ability to defend themselves, but they also learn how to resolve conflict in a mature way.
Tiger-Rock Martial Arts at King Springs Elementary is available for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade. The program helps them get physical exercise while they learn discipline, manners, and respect and build their own self-esteem and self-confidence as they earn belt ranks. It’s a great way to get kids active and hone other important skills.
Running and Track
The Soccer & Running Club, available at Rocky Mount Elementary and Shallowford Falls Elementary, is perfect for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade who love running. If your child is interested in the Running Club, they’ll get active with fun favorites such as sharks and minnows, relay races, and tag games.
The Soccer & Running Club at Rocky Mount Elementary and Shallowford Falls Elementary is ideal for future soccer stars too. The Soccer Club offers plenty of game activities, making soccer fun and challenging for various ages and fitness levels.
The Soccer Club at Mountain View Elementary offers yet another way for kids in the Marietta area to get involved with this fun sport. Running and dribbling skills increase agility, endurance, speed, and strength. This club uses training methods from one of Brazil’s most successful teams, the São Paulo Football Club, making for a unique and fun program for kids in second through fifth grades.
Volunteer organizations also offer youth soccer programs in various Cobb County parks. County parks like Terrell Mill Park are also great places to go when you just want to kick around a ball on a soccer field with your kids for fun.
Anyone for tennis? In our area, the answer is everyone. The Tennis Club at Shallowford Falls Elementary and Rocky Mount Elementary, offered to kids in first through fifth grades, brings the courts and equipment to your school gym. Kiddos will gain a lifelong love of this fun sport as they learn the basics with their friends.
The sports above only begin to cover the ways you can help your child get active in and around Marietta. HyPEd PE, a program for kids in third through fifth grades offered at King Spring Elementary, builds confidence and athletic ability through innovative games and skill challenges.
Ninja Trix Parkour, offered at Shallowford Falls Elementary, is an action-packed program for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade. Kids will gain confidence and discipline while participating in drills that draw on parkour in an age-appropriate way. Running, climbing, vaulting, and more ensure kids in this program get active while having tons of fun.
Shallowford Falls Elementary also offers a Yoga & Mindfulness Club for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade. Balancing yoga and stretching with a joyful, lighthearted approach, the program teaches kids yoga poses and meditation and guided breathing techniques. Kids will stretch their bodies and minds.
Ready To Sign Your Child Up For Sports Around Marietta?
There you have it. Crème de la Crème of Marietta just gave you some great options in and around Marietta where your kids can play sports. Here at Crème de la Crème, we know the value of active play, building movement into our curriculum at various ages. Want to learn more? Contact us today and schedule a tour of our East Cobb learning center.