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Connect Sports offers youth K5 – 9th grade the opportunity to participate in recreational sports leagues. (Youth must have completed 1 semester of Kindergarten when registering for Connect Sports program).   All volunteers and coaches undergo background checks before serving in the ConnectSports League. View Large Print Waiver.

In 2019, we are taking a Seventh Year Sabbath from our Annual 9-week Basketball & Cheerleading League schedule. We are offering a 4-day Connect Sports SPRING FLING Basketball Tournament & Cheer Clinic April 11-14, 2014 for only $15 per participant! Please register by April 11 to participate.

Join us June 17-20 for our 1-week Summer Camp and in December to register for our 9-week sports league. Prices are subject to change due to the facility costs each year.


Please take advantage of the full 4-Day Connect Sports experience by doing the following:

Basketball Practice on Thursday, April 11

– K5-2nd Grade 5:30-7PM
– 3rd-5th Grade 6:30-8PM
– 6th-9th Grade 7:30-9PM


Game Night Friday, April 12 (Half-Time Cheer Performances)

– K5-2nd Grade 5:30-7PM

– 3rd-5th Grade 6:30-8PM
– 6th-9th Grade 7:30-9PM

Tournament & Championship Saturday (every hour starting at 1:00 pm with Half-Time Cheer Performance).

– K5-2nd Grade 1:00 pm -2:00 pm

– 3rd-5th Grade 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
– 6th-9th Grade 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Basketball & Cheer Awards Day Sunday, April 14, 2019

10:00 am – Cheerleaders Awards

11:30 am – Basketball Awards



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.

Our Mission

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.

Connect Sports Basketball and Cheerleading League provides a positive sports experience for every child and makes the most of your family’s time and money.

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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


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.