Since 1968, Peachtree Road United Methodist Church Sports, Recreation and Life Enrichment has served area families with sports and recreational experiences designed to enrich the lives in our community and foster personal growth. We invite you to be a part of our family!
Last updated: 05/31/2020
High School Basketball league:
We will resume the league as soon as this situation dictates (even into the fall, if necessary)
At this time, it is our intention to begin our soccer league as soon as it is deemed safe and Atlanta Public Schools re-opens its fields. We still hope to run the league during the summer weeks. . In the event that doesn’t happen we will make a decision about how to handle spring registrations as well as registrations for the fall season. In any case, we believe the kids are going to need these activities more than ever – as soon as possible!
Coaches holding uniforms: please keep them and be prepared to use them for a spring/summer season or the fall season. If needed, you can return them to our offices once they re-open.
At this time summer camps will proceed as scheduled under the stipulations outlined by Governor Kemp's executive order dated May 12, 2020.
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We truly miss seeing everyone! The weather has been terrific, the fields are beautiful and we wish they were filled children and families. We will get them filled as soon as possible! Our focus is on serving our families and community. We plan to resume our programs as soon as we are given clearance by the government and health officials.
Sports teach us the characteristics of teamwork, perseverance, and pursuit of a common goal. Those are what we must now draw from to overcome life's obstacles in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic! As we wait to see what unfolds in the coming weeks, please stay healthy and keep active!! We will update this page as circumstances dictate. As always, thanks you for being a part of PRUMC Sports, Recreation and Life Enrichment!
For spring soccer or class registrants that would like a refund at this time:
During these unprecedented times, we feel it is important for our families to
understand that the majority of the costs required to operate our leagues,
classes and camps are incurred in advance of the start date. Field lease
payments, field maintenance, equipment, uniforms, and administrative costs
including salaries for our staff, are just a few of the up-front expenses that
are needed to implement our programs successfully. Thanks to the support of
families like yours, we have been providing these leagues and life enriching
programs to the Buckhead community since 1974. With your continued support we
and our partner programs will be here for many more years to come.
We encourage those families who have been less financially affected by COVID-19 to consider supporting our programs and our staff by making a donation of their spring payment in the event we do not have a summer soccer league or offer alternative methods of classes. Please help ensure these institutions will still be here when this is all over. Peachtree Road United Methodist Church Tax ID#: 58-0655363. Tax letters are available upon request.
That said, we are dedicated to serving our families and want to support our families in need. We certainly understand if you would like a refund and have developed a process that will allow you to request a full or partial refund or donate your registration fee.
To obtain a refund or donate your fee:
to your account
2. Click "Register for Activities"
3. Choose the child and the activity for which you originally registered
4. Choose the appropriate option.
*Please understand it may take some time to issue refunds as our offices remain closed at this time.
But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57
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Thursday March 12, 2020 6:45 PM
Atlanta Public Schools, among others, have announced that they will be closed beginning Monday for at least two weeks. Therefore in an effort to assist in this quarantine effort, our soccer season will be delayed as well - most likely for at least two weeks. It is not clear at this time whether we will even have the option of resuming at APS facilities before school resumes, but we will keep you updated as the situation develops.
Thursday March 12, 2020 4:15 PM
As we prepare for the start of our season, I wanted to reach out to you regarding some thoughts about the Coronavirus.
PRUMC Sports and Recreation will most likely mirror the actions of Atlanta Public Schools and/or area private schools with regards to quarantine driven school closures. We will update our weather page with any closures, and communicate via email as necessary.
Per CDC recommendations we urge everyone to take steps to prevent the spread of illnesses by, washing their hands often, using hand sanitizer, avoiding close contact, covering your mouth when sneezing or coughing, staying home when sick and cleaning and disinfecting surface areas.
Obviously, there is no way to eliminate contact or shared surface contact in a sports or classroom environment, but we can take reasonable measures to reduce contact where possible and create awareness.
Sportsmanship is an essential part of youth sports, but post game handshakes will need to be changed. Different methods may be appropriate for different ages. We suggest “foot bumps” or “air high fives” with no hand to hand contact for post game sportsmanship. Coaches, please coordinate this with each other at each game. In any case, do not forgo the practice of showing sportsmanship to opposing teams after games!
unique among team sports in that there is the opportunity for limited contact.
Here are a few of ways we could limit contact with shared surfaces.
The most common shared surface is the balls. I think we can
will allow players to simply “dribble-in” instead of “throw-in” from out of
bounds during games. Defenders should allow the ball back in play. This will
vary with age groups but we just want you to know that it is an option.
Coaches should discuss this with referees and opposing coaches prior to games
to make sure everyone is on the same page. This should not create
competitive advantages. Referees will make final decisions as necessary.
I would also encourage players not to pick up balls when
retrieving them. (This will increase foot skills!) There is no need for
players to bring their own balls to the fields.
While we are hesitant at this time to take the goalie’s use of hands out of the game by rule, I remind coaches that if both teams agree, they can play without goalies. Again, the practicality of that will vary based on ages. For players that really love to play the goalie position, this might be the time to get some goalie gloves.
these steps don't guarantee anything but they may help to support health and
awareness of healthy habits. Again, I will let you know as soon as I know about
closing for a period of time should that be necessary.