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Eddie Canon
Director
 

1792 County Services Pkwy
Marietta, GA 30008
Phone: (770) 528-8800
Fax: (770) 528-8813


Terrence Ramsey
Recreation Services

Division Director
Terrence.Ramsey@cobbcounty.org

Benjie Brumbeloe
Parks Services

Division Director
Benjie.Brumbeloe@cobbcounty.org

Elizabeth Weaver
Arts/Cultural Affairs
Division Director
EWeaver@cobbcounty.org


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Athletics - Youth

Youth athletics in Cobb are conducted by volunteer organizations that use Cobb facilities for practices and games. The coordinators and manager of the department's Athletics Unit oversees these organizations. If you wish to become involved in an activity, please call or e-mail the association of your choice or contact a staff member of the Athletics Unit.

 
 


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Athletics Unit
The Park's Athletic Unit works directly with volunteer organizations that provide quality youth and adult recreation programs in department facilities. These organizations offer a variety of activities from traditional athletics to specialized programs such as BMX racing and radio controlled airplanes. Each organization operates independently with a board of directors, program budget, and all are non-profit. The staff of the Athletics Unit serves as a liaison with these programs through the allocation of seasonal park-use agreements.

Volunteer organizations that provide programs in Cobb County Parks agree to abide by the rules set forth by the department and Cobb County.  These policies and procedures are set forth in the 'Park User Handbook', available for download here.

Below is general information regarding registrations and seasons.  Dates vary by youth organization.  Please go the the youth sport web page and find the youth association's information for specific league.

Sport

Information Available 

 Registration

Begins  

Season Begins

Season Over By

Baseball ( Spring )

December

January

March

June

Baseball ( Fall )

July

August

September

November

Basketball

late August

September

November

March

Football/Cheerleading

late June

July

August

December

Softball  ( Spring )

December

January

March

June

Softball ( Fall )

July

August

September

November

Soccer ( Spring )

December

January

March

June

Soccer ( Fall )

June

July

August

November

Track and Field (Spring)
December
January
February
May

 

Georgia Return to Play Act of 2013

The Georgia Legislature has approved House Bill 48, which shall be known as “Georgia Return to Play Act of 2013.” Effective January 1, 2014, organizations that offer youth athletic programs in Cobb County Parks will be required to educate youth athletes and their parents to understand the dangers of concussions in sports competitions and to be able to recognize when an athlete may have sustained a concussion. To better define the requirements of this law, each organization must make preparations to be in compliance with this bill. Organizations must do the following:

  • Concussion educational information must be provided to all coaches and officials.
  • Concussion educational information must be provided to all the athletes and their parents. The parent/legal guardian must sign an acknowledgement of receipt and the organization must keep this on file throughout the season.
  • Steps 1 & 2 must be completed prior to the athlete beginning any athletic activity in the program.
  • It is strongly encouraged that all coaches and officials of a youth activity complete an annual concussion recognition education course.

The Georgia Department of Public Health is referring everyone to the "Heads Up - Concussion in Youth Sports" program offered by the CDC. On this site, the following information is being provided to comply with the bill:

  • Parent/athlete information sheets in english and spanish
  • Program posters to have at your facilities
  • On-line training program for coaches/officials
  • Coach's clipboard sheets

Cobb County Parks, Recreation, & Cultural Affairs will have all the information posted on their website and strongly encourages everyone who has a child participating in youth sports to complete the on-line training course. The program takes about 45 minutes and provides a comprehensive look at recognizing the signs and symptoms a child will display when sustaining a concussion. A link to the program on the CDC website can be found here: CDC - Concussion Program.

The Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that as many as 3.9 million sports-related and recreation-related concussions occur in the United States each year. Concussions in sports are a serious issue with long-term risks and complications if not treated properly. Always remember “When in doubt, sit them out”. Recognizing the signs and symptoms of a concussion is the key factor as to whether a child should return to play, and the training program provides valuable information to assure the athlete is ready to enter back into the game safely.


Athletic Unit Staff

Manager - Jeff Crowder, CPRP  (770) 528-8821

Administrative Assistant - Sheila Kracala - (770) 528-8860


East Cobb District

  • Michael Gates - (770) 591-3160
    Serving groups in Bells Ferry, Harrison, Noonday, Sandy Plains, Shaw, and Sweat Mountain Parks.


  • Andrea Raiford - (770) 591-3160
    Serving groups in Fullers, Larry Bell, Mt. Bethel, Sewell, and Terrell Mill Parks.

West Cobb District

          Serving groups in Big Shanty, Kennworth, Lost Mountain, Oregon and Pitner                Road Parks

  • Jeff Abrams - (770) 528-8892
    Serving groups in Clarkdale, Hubert, Mud Creek, Powder Springs, Sweetwater, Tramore, and Wild Horse Creek Parks.

Central/South Cobb District

          Serving groups in Fair Oaks, Hurt Road, Lions, Milford, Nickajack, Rhyne and               Wallace Parks


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