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.

Adult Programs

 

SoulCore Classes

Join us for the Spring Session of in-person SoulCore!

Sue Soha, OLA parishioner and PT/Certified SoulCore Instructor, will be offering in-person SoulCore classes, which nurture your body and soul with stretching, strengthening, and balancing exercises in a socially distanced setting, while you listen to a meditation on the five spiritual virtues of the Rosary.

Where: Moylan Hall

 

When: Friday afternoons at 2:00pm March 5-May 24th

 

Cost: Recommended donation of $10

 

To register for classes go to https://specialsettingspt.com/schedule

Youth Programs

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 xcountry@olachurch.org

Soccer

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 soccer@olachurch.org

Volleyball

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 volleyball@olachurch.org

Winter Sports

Basketball

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 basketball@olachurch.org.

 

 

Spring Sports

Soccer

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 soccer@olachurch.org

 

CLICK HERE to Register for

youth athletics.​ 

Rob Aldrich

Director of Recreation

recreation@olachurch.org

Adult Volunteers 

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

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 www.archatl.com.

  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.