3 places in DeKalb County where your kid's Olympic journey can begin

While Team USA is dominating both men's and women's competitions in Rio, they are planting the seeds of Olympic glory in many young kids.

For the kids who hope to make it from the neighborhood gym to the medals stand, here are three locations in DeKalb County where a kid's Olympic dreams can be nurtured.

Elite Hoops Basketball

Run out of Chamblee, Elite Hoops Basketball runs skills classes and camps throughout metro Atlanta, including operating Nike Sports Camps each summer.

The coaches teach skills in shooting, passing, dribbling, rebounding and defense through weekly training and clubs, three-on-three leagues and travel teams.

Director Lee Miller has trained nearly 100 kids who have gone one to play at the Division 1 college basketball.

Decatur Boxing Club

If Muhammad Ali, who lit the torch of the 1996 Olympics Games in Atlanta, is your kid's hero, try out the Decatur Boxing Club.

Owned by Xavier Biggs, who coached his brother Tyrell to a gold medal in the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, the boxing gym offers bootcamp-style classes, fitness classes and youth boxing classes for ages 7-17.

Lotus Fencing Academy

For kids who love the idea of fighting with swords, the Lotus Fencing Academy can teach them how to compete.

The academy has more than 50 active members, ages 6 to 60. Classes are held at the Athletic Club Northeast at 1515 Sheridan Road NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30324, and satellite programs are at Woodward Academy, Woodward Academy North, Pace Academy and the Galloway School.

Coach Walid Mahran is a three-time Olympic qualifier who has directed the program since 1998.