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Connect Sports offers youth K5 – 9th grade the opportunity to participate in recreational sports leagues. (Youth must have completed Kindergarten when registering for Connect Sports program). All volunteers and coaches undergo background checks before serving in the ConnectSports League. View Large Print Waiver.
Connect Sports was founded in 2010 by Tez Andrews, Lead Pastor of Connect Church to enhance the community through recreational sports. Connect Sports first served families in the community at Oakview Elementary School, Decatur, GA in 2011.
In 2012, Connect Sports served the community at Exchange Parks Recreation Center in Decatur, GA. Since 2013, Connect Sports has partnered with elementary and middle schools such as Flat Shoals Elementary, Clifton Springs Elementary, Oakview Elementary, Toney Elementary , Columbia Middle School and Henderson Mill Elementary School (North DeKalb).
Over the years, Sponsors of Connect Sports have enhanced the atmosphere in the partnering schools by providing sponsorship of basketball & cheerleading to students, Toiletry donations, Free Food & clothing to families, Interventional Mentoring to At-Risk Students, Interventional Guidance to Parents, upgrading the Parking Lot at Oakview Elementary School, providing supplies to teachers and staff for Teachers’ Appreciation, and more.
Connect Sports is an outreach ministry seeking to bring families together one child at a time by mentoring youth, training them to be leaders, teaching them life skills thru intense basketball and cheerleading training, tutorial sessions, bible study, exercise, and showing them how to portray sportsmanship in the 9-week season or 1-week summer camps. All participants and their families receive access to resources to encourage them to take the next step on their spiritual journey to grow into a closer relationship with God.
Participants will receive guidance from trained and experienced coaches who utilize a proven structured curriculum. During the season, youth are engaged in healthy competition, and receive positive reinforcement from all involved in the program. We believe it takes a village to raise a child, so we have committed our ministry to working within our local community to help produce young men and women of integrity and character. In the past, several community organizations and individuals have partnered with Connect Sports to provide complimentary eye exams, fitness classes for parents and even sponsorship to send selected youth to Kids Across America Sports Kamps, located in Branson, Missouri.
All volunteers and coaches undergo background checks before serving in the ConnectSports League.
Only 200 spots available. REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED FOR WINTER SEASON 2018.
Please come back by December 2018 for details on 2019 Season. Registration has closed for Kids Across America Sports Camp, Branson, Missouri (July 9- 14). Please register here by February 2019 for the 2019 KAA Trip.
EARLY Registration for Connect Sports Winter 2018 : $125 (December 1, 2017 – January 19, 2018)
NOTICE: Early Tryouts at Connect Church South DeKalb Mini Mall on Dec. 30, 2017, Jan 6 & 13, 2018 from 10 am to 12 pm**
Regular Registration: $150 (January 20, 2018 – January 27, 2018)
Late Registration: $180 (January 28, 2018- February 7, 2018 )
Come back in June 2019 to register for our 1-week Basketball, Cheerleading, Soccer, Football & Baseball Camps. SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS
AT $10 + $2 ONLINE CONVENIENCE FEE YOUR CHILD RECEIVES A GAME DAY T-SHIRT, WATER BOTTLE, DAILY MEAL, MENTORING, SPORTS TRAINING AND END-OF-THE-WEEK AWARD!
Our Goal is to raise $10,000 to scholarship under-priviledged students in our community and lower costs for the entire league. We are a non-profit corporation under section 501(c) (3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. Thank you for your generous support. Serving others becomes a lot easier because of partners like you.