The Covington Y soccer program is becoming increasingly more competitive year after year. However, that is strictly a byproduct of the direction of the Y and its director of academy soccer, Austin Aldridge has been guiding the organization in.
Philip Stephenson is a highly-energetic person, and his son Drew follows in those fast-paced footsteps. So when Stephenson was looking for a sport to hold Drew's attention, he turned to a childhood favorite, soccer.
Throughout the youth fall soccer season, the Covington Y's Academy level soccer teams have shown marketable improvement in their level of control and touch with the ball, both on the ground and in the air.
The reason dates back to two volunteer coaches with the under-11 age group in Berry Crews and Shane Beam. Crews noticed that some of the upper-level soccer clubs, such as the Atlanta Youth Soccer Association that his daughter plays for on the under-17 Inter Atlanta team, were a little further ahead in skill level and had programs that reward juggling. In soccer, juggling is ...
Covington Y swim coach Erin Gorman returned home recently, and this time brought enough of Covington's youth with her to fill a pool.
The Covington Y Piranhas traveled to Meadowbrook for a Rockdale Swim League meet on June 18 and came away with a resounding victory. The meet also marked a return for Gorman, who lives in Meadowbrook and swam for the neighborhood's team in the 1990s.
The Covington YMCA has seen its share of growing pains over the past decade. But over that time, slowly, its built up its sports programs, especially soccer. The YMCA has grown its youth soccer program to 418 total participants. In addition to soccer, the YMCA offers flag football in five age groups. Registration began Oct. 1 and runs through the 18th.
For a second straight year, swimmers from the Covington YMCA can call themselves the best in the area. The Covington Y Piranhas topped the six-team meet and captured the Rockdale swim league championship for the second time in as many years.
The legacy of former Eastside student and soccer player Chasen (Chase) Cain will live forever with those who knew him best. Saturday morning, the Covington Family YMCA Outdoor Center will make sure he will never be forgotten.