Be Sporty This Summer
Summer sports leagues are a great way to meet new friends and get a dose of exercise. No longer just for school-age children, adult leagues are also available in the Smyrna/Vinings area.
The Smyrna Sharks is a swim and dive team for ages 4-18 years. The seasonal league runs May-June, with the top qualifiers participating up until the GRPA state swim meet in July. The Sharks have won dozens of accolades, including first place finishes, top three finishes and have set state records. The team is in its 43rd year.
“Eighteen years ago, I signed my daughter up when she was five,” Chris Lash, Smyrna Sharks board president, says. “I have been involved with the growth of the team from 80 members to its current 450-plus members. The two swim teams are among the top teams in Cobb County.” SmyrnaSharks.org
Smyrna Soccer Club
The Smyrna Soccer Club has been in the Smyrna/Vinings area for 30 years.
“We’ve recently been named one of the quickest growing clubs in the state of Georgia,” Mike Gaziano, recreational program manager, says.
Those of you with young toddlers will love Little Lions, which accepts ages 18 months up to 3 years old. Their summer camps run Monday through Thursday each week in June and will be at Tolleson Park. Your children will get quality coaching here with both seasoned volunteer and highly qualified paid coaching staff. The older recreational children compete with other leagues in the area. SmyrnaSoccerClub.com
Parents looking for something more casual than a traditional league may want to check out Way2Play, which is an after-school sports program. Eric Homansky was a PE teacher and saw a need for a sports enrichment program.
“I am very proud that our coaches are certified educators whose primary goal is the safety and enjoyment of children,” he says. Way2PlaySports.com
City of Smyrna
The city of Smyrna offers adult basketball, indoor and sand volleyball and adult softball leagues. These leagues are for ages 18 and up. They also offer a seniors’ softball league for 55 and up meeting on Mondays and Wednesdays. SmyrnaCity.com
Atlanta Sport and Social Club
The Atlanta Sport and Social Club includes softball, soccer, sand volleyball and kickball, to name a few. This summer the club will meet at the new Sports & Social Bar at the Battery at SunTrust Park. They have over 1,000 people participating in leagues in the Smyrna/Vinings area this summer. AtlantaSportAndSocialClub.com
It’s time to get out of the house and have fun with sports!