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Terrell Mill Park

480 Terrell Mill Road SE, Marietta, GA 30067, United States

 

This spacious park is part of the Cobb County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department and offers a plethora of outdoor sporting options. In addition to two picnic pavilions, a concessions building and a playground, there is a soccer field, four softball fields and eight lit tennis hard courts. Adult softball, as well as youth softball and soccer programs, are offered, and the Terrell Mill Tennis Center has many different programs and lessons to choose from.  

It's a terrific spot to take the kids to run about and have fun. The playground isn't particularly vast, yet it offers something for children of all ages. A merry-go-round is a big plus. It's not the original concept, but kids will enjoy it. Two parking lots are within walking distance of everything, but they aren't particularly vast. If you're going to an event, get there early.

About Terrell Mill Sports Association

TMSA is a Cobb County Volunteer Service Organization that provides the best in recreational, all-star, and travel softball for girls ages 4 to 18. Our volunteers and organization are committed to providing our players with the most up-to-date facilities, equipment, supplies, training, and outfits. TMSA has a long history of providing coaches and players with programs and workshops to help them succeed on the field. We are honored and delighted to serve the Cobb County community by providing girls with the opportunity to engage in softball, a sport that builds character, teaches collaboration, sportsmanship, and how to have fun.

Terrell Mill features two seasons: spring and fall, with registration starting in January and July, respectively. Spring practices begin in late February, while fall practices begin in mid/late August. Spring games are held from March to May, and fall games are held from September to October.

Teams usually practice one to two times per week in the weeks leading up to the season and once per week during it. Teams play between 8 and 12 games per season. The majority of games are held on Saturdays; the 8U and 6U divisions should expect games in the morning, while the older groups can play at any time on Saturday. Each head coach determines practice days and times. Each squad will have its own regular practice period, which might be any day between Sunday and Friday, depending on what works best for them.

Snacks and Drinks for Softball Tournaments

Softball contests necessitate strength and power, as well as the ability to last all day. And with a little forethought, you'll have snacks and drinks on hand to keep you hydrated and energized throughout the day.

In a tournament, game times and breaks change dramatically. You might get a two-hour rest between games if you're lucky. And sometimes you only have enough time to use the restroom and grab a snack before returning to the game. Because of this uncertainty, it's critical to ensure that your player is getting all of the nutrients he or she requires. Although there are many options at the concession stand, the majority of these things can actually harm your hydration.

Here are some suggestions to pack along with you:

Fruits are a great snack to have while in between games or even innings. It’s a great source of natural sugar that will boost the glucose levels of your player. Plus fruit is hydrating to the body too! Fruits that are easy to grab and go between innings are perfect for this style sport like grapes, bananas, apples, or orange slice

Another great food source for softball players are proteins. Things like cheese and meats are great to consume during game breaks. Try packing along slices of cheese and meats rolled up together for a quick and easy solution. You can even put it on a wrap or bread to make a post-game sandwich as well. 

And let’s not forget vegetables! For example, veggies and hummus are fantastic to eat while on the go. Hummus is a source of protein and vegetables have great sources of vitamins and minerals for an active player to consume. 

Hydration

When it comes to hydration, because softball players are often playing in the sun and have the capacity to go nonstop for many hours, aim to bring plenty of water to sip throughout the day. Also layers in sports drinks that have electrolytes to help maximize hydration levels and keep energy up. This is especially important for  upper level softball players to meet their energy needs and replace electrolytes lost through exertion, product examples to try Gatorade, Body Armour, or Klean Athlete Hydration.  However, if your player is younger or isn't experiencing long periods of intense exercise, then sticking with water will suffice.

Marietta, Georgia is blessed with some of Georgia’s best parks.  Here’s our list of the best of the best you shouldn’t miss: 

  • Tumlin Park
  • Laurel Park
  • Whitaker Park
  • Terrell Mill Park
  • Elizabeth Porter Park & Sprayground
  • “Skip" Wells Park
  • Wildwood Park
  • Victory Park
  • A.L. Burruss Nature Park

These amazing parks are located just down the street from our location at 2909 Austell Road SW, Suite 112. Stop by for a visit anytime!