Welcome Junior Vikings!    

Columbus Academy's clinics and youth sports programs take place in the summer, fall, winter and spring season, so be sure to check out the dropdown box below for a full list of our latest offerings and to register.

Registration for each youth sports offering has a specific process that begins at least three weeks in advance of the program. Each offering has designated coaches who may be volunteers, community partners, Columbus Academy coaches and/or teachers.

Interested in coaching a youth sports team? Please email athletics@columbusacademy.org and refer to the Coaching Requirements dropdown box below for more information.

Youth Sports Resources

Click on the dropdown boxes below to register for clinics, youth sports programs and more!

  • Clinics and Youth Sports Offerings

    2022 Offerings

    Junior Vikings Field Hockey Clinic | Boys & Girls in Grades 2-5 | First Four Sundays in October (2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd) | 4:00-5:30 p.m.

    • Cost: $75 per child (checks made payable to Columbus Academy with Youth Sports Field Hockey on the memo line)
    • Coaches: CA teachers Miranda B. and Sarah W. with JV Field Hockey players
    • Location: Carlin Fields Turf
    • What to Bring: soccer ball and water bottle with child’s name on both and wear cleats/sneakers
    • Children may wear comfortable clothes/athletic wear to the clinic and join in on Theme Days including:
      Day 1 - Maroon & Gray • Day 2 - Wacky Colors • Day 3 - Favorite Sports Team • Day 4 - Clinic T-Shirt (to be distributed)
    Registration opens September 7th and closes September 23rd (or when the limit is reached)

    Junior Vikings Soccer Clinic | Boys & Girls in Grades 2-5 | Sunday, September 11th, 18th and 25th + Saturday, October 1st | 4:00-5:30 p.m.

    • Cost: $75 per child (checks made payable to Columbus Academy with Youth Sports Soccer on the memo line)
    • Coaches: Steve Locker and Locker Soccer Academy, plus student players
    • Location: Carlin Fields Turf
    • What to Bring: soccer ball and water bottle with child’s name on both and wear cleats/sneakers
    • Children may wear comfortable clothes/athletic wear to the clinic and join in on Theme Days including:
      Day 1 - Maroon & Gray • Day 2 - Wacky Colors • Day 3 - Favorite Sports Team • Day 4 - Clinic T-Shirt (to be distributed)
    Registration is closed

    Junior Vikings Football | Boys & Girls in Grades 5-6 | Player evaluations begin July 25-28 | Practices begin August 1

    • Cost: $250 for New Albany School District residents, $300 for non-New Albany School District residents (payment details coming soon)
    • Coaches: Scott Dye (head coach)
    • Academy's team plays in the New Albany Youth Football League
    • Player evaluations begin July 25-28 on Academy's practice football field (players will learn multiple positions)
    • Roster size is capped at 30 players
    • Practices in season begin the first week of August and are four days/week from 6:00-8:00 p.m. (before school starts) and three days/week from 6:00-7:30 p.m. (once school begins)
    • Games played on Sundays with the season lasting through October
    • After the July 16th registration deadline, registrants will be charged an extra $25 fee
    • No previous football experience necessary -- program's emphasis is developmental, focusing on fundamentals and safety
    • Questions? Email assistant director of athletics for youth sports Mary Deeds at deedsm@columbusacademy.org
    Registration is closed

     

    Below are offerings for activities on campus that take place after school hours (weekdays from 3:20 p.m. on). These include both After School Activities (A.S.A.) through our Children's After School Experience (C.A.S.E.) program and ones offered by outside organizations. 

    2022-23 A.S.A. Offerings for Junior Vikings

    Junior Vikings Wrestling | Grades 2-5 | Thursdays beginning September 15th through November 10th | 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    • Cost: $120 (registration/payment made through A.S.A. website linked above)
    • Coaches: CA wrestling staff and JV/varsity wrestlers
    • Eight sessions where athletes will be introduced to the fundamentals of wrestling, basic techniques, scoring and rules
    Registration closes September 7th

    2022-23 Outside Organization Offerings

    Girls On the Run (GOTR) | Girls in Grades 3-5 | Tuesdays/Thursdays beginning September 13th through November 17th | 3:30-4:45 p.m.

    • Cost: $150 per child (payable directly through the registration site linked above - financial assistance available upon request to GOTR)
    • Location: Lazarus Courtyard next to Dining Hall 
    • Instructors: CA teachers Wendi C., Anne R., Davida A., Lindy N. and Lauren L.
    • What to Bring: water bottle, running clothes, running shoes and snack
    • Meeting twice a week for 10 weeks (must attend both sessions each week), the girls will learn life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games
    • The group will finish with a Girls on the Run of Central Ohio 5K through Downtown Columbus on Saturday, November 19th
    • Learn more about Girls on the Run and its grades 3-5 program
    Registration closes September 7th at midnight

     

    2022 Offerings

    Summer Experience Program | June 7 - August 5

    Summer Experience offers several sports clinics and unique athletics offerings including field hockey, lacrosse and volleyball. Go to columbusacademy.org/summer to view the entire Summer Experience brochure. Questions? Contact the Summer Experience Team at Summer_Experience@columbusacademy.org or 614-509-2267.

    Summer Experience registration is closed for the 2022 season.

    CAYTO Youth Tennis Clinic | Columbus Academy students in grades 2-5 | Six-week clinic on Sundays beginning June 12 from 4:00-5:30 p.m.

    Registration is closed

    2022 Offerings

    GCSTO Swim Lessons (Ages 3-5 and 6+) | April-May

    Registration is closed

    Junior Vikings Baseball Clinic | Grades 2-5 | April-May

    Registration is closed

    Learn to Play Hockey & Learn to Skate Clinics | Grades 1-5 | March-May

    Registration is closed

    PACA Youth Lacrosse | Boys in grades 3-6 and Girls in grades 3-6 | End of February through End of May

    Registration is closed

    2021-22 Offerings

    Learn to Play Hockey & Learn to Skate Clinics | Grades 1-5 | January-March

    Registration is closed

    Junior Vikings Golf Clinic | Grades 2-5 | February-March

    Registration is closed

    Junior Vikings Floor Hockey Clinic | Grades 2-5 | February

    Registration is closed

    Junior Vikings Basketball Clinic | Grades 2-5 | December-January

    Registration is closed

    PACA Youth Basketball | Grades 4-6 | Beginning of November through Mid-February

    Registration is closed
  • Youth Sports Photo Galleries
  • Coaching Requirements for Youth Sports

    The following requirements from Columbus Academy must be completed for all Youth Sports coaches prior to the start of the season:

    Questions? Contact Mary Deeds, assistant director of athletics, at deedsm@columbusacademy.org

  • Important Forms

Meet Our Youth Sports Director