Participating in sports can be a rewarding experience for your kids. Studies show that children who play sports have finer social skills, have improved academic performance and are less likely to participate in harmful activities, such as smoking, underage drinking and drugs. In Macon, situated along the Ocmulgee River in central Georgia, you'll find a broad range of sports programs for you and your kids to choose from.
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Macon-Bibb Parks and Recreation
The Macon-Bibb Parks and Recreation Department offers an assortment of youth sports programs. Baseball leagues are offered in the spring and fall and hard-core players can participate in training year-round. Swimming takes place from the fall through the spring. Boxing takes place all year at the Middle Georgia Amateur Boxing Club. Your kids can participate in lacrosse from the beginning of September through the end of October. Football is offered from July through August, and softball leagues take place in the fall.
Baseball and Softball
Your kids can participate in softball and baseball through the Georgia Sports Academy. This training facility helps baseball players by offering individual attention, with sessions that include hitting, fielding, advanced outfield and infield drills and pitching. Separate pitching and hitting programs are offered, too. Girls can go for the softball programs, which include clinics, groups sessions and private lessons. Players work on pitching, hitting and fielding to improve their overall game. The North Macon Youth Sports Association offers T-ball, coach pitch baseball and baseball leagues for kids, as well.
Soccer and Football
If your children are more interested in soccer, you can get them signed up with the Macon Soccer Club. This club offers a broad range of camps throughout the year, as well as recreational soccer leagues and soccer academy programs for kids. Kids who want to improve their football skills can attend one of the programs at Georgia Sports Academy. Training courses and camps work on footwork, conditioning and the fundamentals of the game.
The Hae San Martial Arts Association, Ahn's Taekwondo, in Macon offers an array of martial arts programs for kids. Kids' classes include Little Ninjas, Karate Kids - Beginner, Karate Kids, Karate Kids - Eagle, Karate Kids - Tiger and Karate Kids - Lion. Alternatively, you could check out Wilkerson's Martial Arts' children's programs in Macon, which include Tiny Tigers, Karate for Kids, and Martial Arts for teens and adults.