Recreation and Athletics

It might reasonably be maintained that the true object of all human life is play.

Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground.

- G.K. Chesterton

“Sport trains body and spirit for perseverance, effort, courage, balance, sacrifice,

honesty, friendship and collaboration.”

- Pope Saint John Paul II

The mission of the OLA Bobcats Recreation Ministry is to create a dynamic environment that promotes competitiveness, spirituality, teamwork, and self-discipline. We are committed to building character, developing responsibility, and promoting sportsmanship, which will become life-long traits.


We strive to provide a quality experience for all athletes in the Roman Catholic tradition and to also provide opportunities for members of the community to gather for recreation and social events.

Polar Bear Sports

Polar Bear Sports Program - This program is a chance for kids to meet on Saturday to play primarily soccer and possibly other sports this winter. Each group will have no more than 20 kids. Depending on the age group the field will be broken into possibly 2 or more games and parent volunteers will be needed. 


9:00   - 10:00 PreK

10:15 - 11:15 PreK

11:30 -  12:30  Kindergarten

12:45 -  1:45  1st Grade

2:00 - 3 :00  3rd/4th Grade

3:15 - 4:15  5th/6th Grade

4:30   - 5:30 7th/8th Grade


Groups will meet on 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/2, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30. We will not meet when it is raining or if the temperature is below 30 degrees. We can add additional Saturdays in February if we have cancellations.


For more details please visit - OLA Polar Bear Program

Youth Athletics

Athletics competition can be exciting and intense. The OLA community provides a safe, secure and fun environment for kids to play. Parents, coaches and referees lead the way with respect to all. We do not argue with the referees. Parents provide positive reinforcement and encouragement to kids and do not coach from the sideline. Coaches live the OLA values and lead by example.


The OLA Way

Let the Coaches...... Coach!

Let the Refs...... Ref!

Let the Parents...... Cheer!

Let the Kids...... Play!

Fall Sports

Cross Country

Cross Country is offered for boys and girls in grades 6-8.  Runners compete in meets against other Middle Schools in the metro Atlanta area. 


For more information, please contact


Boys and girls in Grades K-8 participate in the Catholic Metro Soccer League (CMSL). Games are played both at home and away at Catholic schools in the archdiocese. Registration is now open; see box on right of page. 

Pre-K boys and girls play intramural games on Saturday mornings on the OLA turf Field.  

For more information, please contact


Volleyball is offered for girls in grades 5-8.  Girls compete in the Catholic Metro Volleyball League (CMVL) with games played against other Catholic schools in the archdiocese.

For more information, please contact

Winter Sports


Basketball starts in Kindergarten, with a K-2 program for boys and girls, covering the  fundamentals of the game. All K-2 games are played at the OLA Gymnasium on Sundays.

In grades 3-8, students participate in the Catholic Metro League of Atlanta (CMLA)with games played against other Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Atlanta.


High School: OLA participates in the CMLA High School league with play beginning in November.

For more information, please contact



Spring Sports


Boys and girls in Grades K-8 participate in the Catholic Metro Soccer League (CMSL).  Games are played both at home and away at Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Atlanta.


Pre-K boys and girls play intramural games on Saturday mornings at the OLA turf field. 


For more information, please contact


CLICK HERE to Register for

youth athletics.​ 

Rob Aldrich

Director of Recreation

Adult Athletics/Recreation


Adult Volunteers 

Adult volunteers are needed for each sport. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Rob Aldrich at

All volunteers must complete the Archdiocesan Safe Environment Training and undergo a background check BEFORE you begin interacting with youth. 

Archdiocesan Safe Environment Training

The Archdiocese of Atlanta is committed to helping children and young people learn and grow in a healthy and safe environment. OLA Parish complies with diocesan safe environment policies and procedures.

Training for Adults

The Safe Environment training for Adults of the Archdiocese of Atlanta includes training in how to recognize, prevent and report abuse. All employees, and volunteers who regularly work with minors, receive this initial training, as well as ongoing training and background screening.


The Code of Conduct, Sexual Abuse Policy, Ministerial Standards for Clergy, Educators and all  Working with Children and Vulnerable Individuals, Social Media Policy as well as the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People are available at the diocesan website at

  An overview of the children’s training, parent guide, and lesson plans are also available on the diocesan website. Click here for VIRTUS safe environment information.

Parish Prayer

God, our Father, we are all your children. Jesus, our Brother, you taught us to love. Holy Spirit,

by Your Light, may our parish family grow. Our Lady of the Assumption, pray for us. Amen. 

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Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church

1350 Hearst Drive

Brookhaven, GA 30319

TEL: (404) 261-7181
FAX: (404) 364-1913

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Wednesday 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
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