Clayton County introduces its first ever “Rotating Recess” skills academy. This was created to enable kids to get some exercise out of the house during these trying times. It will consist of a variety of fundamental drills for several different sports, in accordance with public safety guidelines. The academy will be held at six parks in Clayton County, but will only be a week at each park. This is to make sure that all areas have an opportunity to participate.
The Clayton County Athletics Youth Sports Academy is a sports skills development program for children ages 6 through 14. Each session focuses on trainable, sport-specific skills which can be facilitated in accordance with two key recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: social distancing between participants and minimized contact with common surfaces. Every activity included in the Academy observes these principles. With this structure in place, a curriculum of teachable components has been developed for the following sports: football, soccer, cheerleading, and baseball. The key concept in these plans is that no drill entails a child touching other participants during the training sessions, nor are they required to share equipment.
There is no cost to participate. Families can register here.
The schedule for Rotating Recess is as follows:
Locations and Dates:
- Flat Shoals Park – June 20
- Morrow-Lake City Park – June 27
- Rum Creek Park – July 11
- Panhandle Park – July 18
- Rex Park – July 25
Programming will run from 6:30 pm to 8 pm. Parents are asked to arrive by 6:15 in order for kids to have their temperatures checked. Each participant must bring their own water, cleats, bats, and gloves. Masks are required to be worn when the children arrive at the park.