City Offers Young Residents Multitude of Summer Athletic Opportunities

Press Release from City of Savannah: Summer youth athletics programs in cheer, flag football and basketball

The City of Savannah’s Recreation and Leisure Services will offer a number of athletic opportunities for youth and young adults this summer, including cheer camp, girls flag football, and summer basketball.

Above the Violence Friday Night Hoops
For the first time, the City will host a 3-on-3 basketball league for adults ages 18 to 24 in honor of Coach Roscoe “Scolo” Edwards. Coach Edwards was a long-time City employee who provided various programs, leagues, and camps at Blackshear Basketball Complex where he worked. A beloved member of the community, the main court at Blackshear was recently named after him and the new league will further recognize his impact and service to the City of Savannah.

Due to registration numbers, the Above the Violence Friday Night Hoops season will be a one-weekend tournament on July 12. The 3-on-3 tournament is free and open to ages 18 and over. Team registration is required by July 8. To register call (912) 351-3852 or email [email protected].

Summer Basketball
Every Friday and Saturday from June 7 to July 27, Summer Basketball will welcome teens ages 12 to 18 at the Grant Gym, 122 West St. and Eastside Gym, 415 Goebel Ave. Ages 12 to 15 will compete from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Afterwards, ages 16 to 18 will compete from 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Food, drinks, games, and activities will also be provided. Registration will take place on site.

Cheer Camp
Summer Cheer Camp immerses youth ages 5 to 15 in all things cheer and pom poms. Participants will be coached by cheer experts and experience cheering on the sidelines for game days. The first three sessions are $45 for city residents and $50 for non-residents. Dates run from June 3 to 6, June 10 to 13, and June 17 to 21. Camp will not be held on Juneteenth, June 19. The last session is $50 for city residents and $55 for non-residents from June 24 to 27 and will include a showcase finale. All sessions take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Alee Temple, 100 Eisenburg Dr.

Register by calling Kevin Smith at (912) 351-3852 or at Paulson Complex, 7171 Skidaway Rd.

Girls Flag Football
The City welcomes middle and high school aged girls to sign up for Girls Flag Football for free. Middle school camp will take place June 17–18 and June 20 to 21. High School sessions will happen from June 2428. Both middle and high school camp will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Daffin Park Morris Field, 1500 E. Victory Dr. All skill levels are welcome.

Contact Kevin Smith at (912) 351-3852,
[email protected]

For more information about City of Savannah’s athletic programs, visit or email [email protected].


Heike Currie

Connect Savannah Executive Editor
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