Rome Sports Opportunities

Life keeps moving forward, no matter how crazy things get (and it’s been a year). As we prepare to start another school year, whether virtually, at home, or in person, it’s also time to consider Fall and year-round sports opportunities for your kids. Most programs are opening back up in some capacity, though many seasons are delayed or limited to competitive teams. Take a look at all Rome offers, with an * for updated info and opportunities to register now. [Updated 8/24/20]

Want to help other parents out? Comment below on your kids’ experiences (or if I’ve missed anything)!

*Registration open now

Baseball

Baseball (Rec)

SPRING Registration
Early Registration: Jan 2-Feb 2 ($65)
Spring Regular Registration: February 3-Feb 16 ($75)
Spring Late Registration: February 17-21 ($90)

FALL Registration
Early Registration Jan 2-July 19 ($65)
Registration: July 20-Aug 2 ($75)
Late Registration: Aug 3-Aug7 ($90)

*COVID UPDATES BASEBALL -registration delayed
Early registration until August 14
Regular registration: Aug 15 – Sept 1
Last-chance registration: Sept 2 – 8
Spring registration and payments can be transferred to Fall season

 

T-ball (Rec)
Ages: 4-5

SPRING Registration
Early Registration: Jan 2 Feb 2 ($25)
Spring Regular Registration: February 3-Feb 16 ($35)
Spring Late Registration: February 17-21
Registration Fee: $25
Dates: January 28th- Febuary 4th

FALL Registration
Early Registration Jan 2-July 19 ($25)
Late Registration: July 20-Aug 2 ($35)
Last Chance Registration: Aug 3-Aug 7

*COVID UPDATES T-ball -registration delayed
Early registration until August 14
Regular registration: Aug 15 – Sept 1
Last-chance registration: Sept 2 – 8
Spring registration and payments can be transferred to Fall season

 

Baseball Training at Rome’s Diamond Academy

Batting Cages
Individual baseball/softball training
Team training
Summer camps

 

Basketball

YMCA Basketball
Registration: Nov-Dec

 

Rome Rec Basketball
Registration: October

 

Sports Academy of Rome: Refined Player
Clinics/Gym time

 

Cheerleading

Rome Recreation

Early Registration happening May-July 14 ($55)
Registration: May-Aug
Ages: 5-12

*COVID UPDATES -registration delayed
Early registration until August 14
Regular registration: Aug 15 – Sept 1
Last-chance registration: Sept 2 – 8
Spring registration and payments can be transferred to Fall season

 

*Hot Shots Cheerleading
Registration: Ongoing
Ages: 3-18

 

 

Dance

Most dance classes start with the school year.

Baird Ballet

 

Dance Works of Rome
July-August

 

The Dance Centre
July-August

 

Rome Civic Ballet
Registration info coming soon

 

Seven Hills Irish Dance

 

 

*Football

Unified Football (Rec)

Early Registration now through July 14 ($55)
Registration: May-August
Ages 5-12

*COVID UPDATES -registration delayed
Early registration until August 14
Regular registration: Aug 15 – Sept 1
Last-chance registration: Sept 2 – 8
Spring registration and payments can be transferred to Fall season

 

Golf

Coosa Country Club Junior Golf Academy

 

 

*Gymnastics

Rome Aerials (Rec)
Ongoing monthly registration
Ages: 18 mos-18 years

*COVID UPDATE for Recreational classes: Classes are filling up, so don’t forget to register and secure your spot for September classes! We are only offering one class of each: Aerials 1, Aerials 2, Aerials 3, and Aerials 4/5. Class times and days are subject to change. As long as we have interest, more classes will open up for the following months with hopes of bringing back the Comets and Meteorites classes in October for our 3-5 year olds! For registration, call the main office at 706-291-0766 or email GlassL@floydcountyga.org!

 

 

*Hot Shots Tumbling
Ongoing Registration -Available
COVID UPDATE: Classes still available

 

 

Horseback Riding

Cobblestone Crossing (Aragon, GA)
Monthly registration

 

Cook Farm
All Ages

Tots to Trot
Ages 3-5
Occasional classes throughout the year.
COVID UPDATE: Still available

 

 

Martial Arts

Roman Martial Arts
Ongoing Registration

 

SEO’s Martial Arts
Ongoing Registration
Ages 3+
*COVID Update: Open House on Aug 15 & Sept 5

 

United Karate Studio
Ongoing Registration
*COVID Update: social distancing practices

 

Kung Fu – YMCA
COVID Update: Not currently meeting

 

 

Running

GoGo Youth Track and Field Program
COVID Update: On hold at this time

 

 

Soccer

YMCA Arsenal Soccer (Facebook Page)
Ages 5-16

*Fall Registration
*COVID Update: Early Registration until Aug 28
Y members: $89, potential members: $129.

RECREATIONAL SOCCER IS BACK!!
To register, follow this link: https://bit.ly/recsoccerymca
 We are thrilled to announce that we will have a Fall Recreational Soccer Season. We will closely follow COVID-19 guidelines to ensure the safety of all players and families. The season will start the week of August 31st (3 practices before the first match). Games will start on Friday, September 11 for Girls and Saturday, September 12 for Boys. The games will be played on Friday evenings (Girls) and Saturday mornings (Boys). Games will conclude the weekend of November 6th-7th. Training options will be Mondays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays at 5:30 PM or 6:30 PM (Depending on the coach’s schedule). If you have any questions or are interested in coaching, please contact our directors, Fernando De Barros at fdebarros@ymcarome.org or Lucas Levesque at llevesque@ymcarome.org.

Arsenal Soccer Tryouts

May-June

All tryouts are free and will be held at Grizzard Park.  For more information, please contact our Director of Coaching, Lucas Levesque at 207-841-0305 or via email at llevesque@ymcarome.org.

 

 

*Softball

Softball (Rec)
Ages 4-10

SPRING Registration
Early Registration: Jan 2-Feb 2 ($65)
Spring Regular Registration: February 3-Feb 16 ($75)
Spring Late Registration: February 17-21 ($90)

FALL Registration
Early Registration Jan 2-July 19 ($65)
Registration: July 20-Aug 2 ($75)
Late Registration: Aug 3-Aug7 ($90)

*COVID UPDATES -registration delayed
Early registration until August 14
Regular registration: Aug 15 – Sept 1
Last-chance registration: Sept 2 – 8
Spring registration and payments can be transferred to Fall season

 

Softball Training at Rome’s Diamond Academy

Batting Cages
Individual baseball/softball training
Team training
Summer camps

 

*Swimming

*Three Rivers Swim Club
At Rome High School

*COVID Update: 3-week mini sessions are FULL

Aug/Sept Mini-Session coming soon! TRSC offers short, 3-week programs. They are designed for young people ages 7 to 17 who can already swim somewhat but who have had little formal training in the sport.

The short-term programs for novices are called “the TRSC Mini-Sessions.” They are stand-alone programs that comprise nine hours of instruction spread out over several weeks, usually three, sometimes more. TRSC presents Mini-Sessions periodically throughout the year. In them, participants learn the basics of good backstroke, freestyle, butterfly, breaststroke, dives, turns and underwater work. To enroll, applicants must be able to swim twenty-five yards in some fashion without assistance.TRSC Mini-Sessions are fun, productive, and absolutely non-competitive.

Email trscswim@gmail.com for more information.

 

YMCA (swim lessons only)
(monthly/ongoing)
Ages: 6 months+
COVID Update: On Hold

 

 

*T-Ball

Rome Recreation

Ages: 4-5

SPRING Registration
Early Registration: Jan 2 Feb 2 ($25)
Spring Regular Registration: February 3-Feb 16 ($35)
Spring Late Registration: February 17-21
Registration Fee: $25
Dates: January 28th- Febuary 4th

FALL Registration
Early Registration Jan 2-July 19 ($25)
Late Registration: July 20-Aug 2 ($35)
Last Chance Registration: Aug 3-Aug 7

*COVID UPDATES -registration delayed
Early registration until August 14
Regular registration: Aug 15 – Sept 1
Last-chance registration: Sept 2 – 8
Spring registration and payments can be transferred to Fall season

 

*Tennis

*Rome Tennis Center at Berry College
(ongoing registration)
Ages 3-18
*COVID Update: Still open
Fall Session Dates:
#1 Aug 3 – Aug 28
#2 Aug 31 – Sep 25
#3 Sep 28 – Oct 23
#4 Oct 26 – Nov 20

*Lawrence Plantation
Beginner Tennis Lessons for all ages
Ongoing Registration
*You do not need to be a member of the club to play.
*COVID Update: Still open

 

 

*Volleyball

Ages 9-14

Rome Recreation Girls Volleyball
FALL Early Registration until July 21st ($65)
Registration: July 22-Aug 4 ($75)
Late Registration: Aug 5 ($90)

*COVID UPDATES-registration delayed-happening now
Early registration until August 14
Regular registration: Aug 15 – Sept 1
Last-chance registration: Sept 2 – 8
Spring registration and payments can be transferred to Fall season

 

Sports Academy of Rome: Tsunami Rome*

Ages: 15-18
Registration: Tryouts in October
*Formerly run by Berry

 

 

 

Parent Recommendations

Golf lessons at Coosa Country Club

Soccer at the YMCA has been great. Gymnastics at the REC is great.

The YMCA/ Arsenal program was terrible. Poorly organized and poor coaching. We found SSA North Georgia and have loved how much our kids have learned there.

We have had postive experiences with the Cartersville Gymnastics Center and Stingrays in Cartersville.

Challenger baseball was a cluster. Horrible communication & planning. Teach me Tennis was a good experience & my child will be doing that again. They emailed all parents every evening with photos & descriptions of what the kids did that day along with exercises to do at home. The tournament was well organized, especially considering they had all the elementary schools there representing.

Preschool soccer with Coach Chase (lil gunners came TO our preschool and it was perfect for an intro to organized sports!) Chase was great with the kids and it was a quick and easy first sport! T-ball through the rec department was fun; parent-led coaching but a great intro to baseball – such a fun environment during game nights with the community out to watch the kids!

Swimming lessons at Rome High (Three Rivers Swimmers). Well worth it.

My son tried gymnastics/tumbling at the RFPRA a couple years ago. I did not feel welcomed there. My son recently started Tae Kwon Do at Roman Martial Arts. I have been very impressed so far and am looking forward to seeing what the future brings through this training.

Soccer with SSA we have LOVED it there. Recently moved my daughter to arsenal because there aren’t enough girls at SSA but my son will stay at SSA

Hot Shots for young tumbling/gymnastics and Gymnastics Center. We have been happy with both places.

Hot Shots Cheerleading Center- Nothing with the Rec department is ever worth it in my opinion.

We tried RFPA but didnt like the lack of organization.

Swimming/swim team – great experience with Coach Coville.

Love hot shots!!!!

Soccer best from the Y.

We’ve done 2 seasons of soccer with SSA (they play at the fields across from AHS) and we’ll do that again this fall. Just fun, not competitive. We’ve done Upwards basketball at Dykes Creek Baptist and really enjoyed it too. It was a really good group! Most recently we played Tball through the rec. It was a little disorganized and pretty rushed to begin with (games started after only 1 practice and a month before the website said they would start). But we’ll do it again, our son loved it!

Cobblestone crossing for horse lessons. They are so careful and are so safe with kids! Very sweet people also!

 My son recently started Tae Kwon Do at Roman Martial Arts. I have been very impressed so far and am looking forward to seeing what the future brings through this training.

 We did swim lessons at the Y several times over the years. The lessons were inconsistent. Sometimes they were great, other times not so much. This year we are looking forward to a week of swim lessons with Linda Orr. I have heard good things about her.

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