Sunday, Feb 26th NYO Gym - 6pm – Dr. Jack Llewellyn
Come hear world renowned sports psychologist address youth sports and a winning attitude in life!
Preseason Prep - Thanks Emory Coaches and Players!
On Feb 4th Emory put on a clinic with 40 of our softball girls.
Fun From Day One!
All the analysis and prep comes together as teams are drafted.
High Fives all Around
Rookie tryouts got the luck of the draw with colder weather.
The Number of Volunteer Hours is Astounding - Thanks Team Parents!
The Dowis Building has been a buzz all week in preparation for upcoming season.
Catching What They Can from Collegiate Catcher
Haleigh Dickey can share a lot about catching - And the UNC home run leader has a tip or two about hitting.

NYO Sports

Crimson Tide Win Rookie League Crown!

Congratulations to our NYO Rookie League champions the Crimson Tide who won in a thrilling one-point victory on Sunday, Feb 12 against the Bulldogs.  The team was led by coaches Chad Carlisle and Chris Kuzniak, who were also had the season’s best record at 6 – 1. 

Wildcats Over Jackets for Developmental League Crown

The NYO Developmental Basketball League has crowned a new champion for the 2016 - 2017 season.  The Wildcats beat the Yellow Jackets in a very exciting game on Sunday, Feb 12.  The team was led by coaches Peter Jones and PJ Wade. 

Tarheels over the Volunteers in the X-League Championship

The X-League Tar Heels capped an impressive season by ruining away from the Vols 64-49 in the X League Championship at NYO last Thursday night.  The Tar Heels total team effort was led by Ford Stratton’s 19 points and stellar defense as they broke open a close game at the half and outscored the Vols 19-7 in the 3rd quarter to take control of the game. 
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Majors Deacons over the Jackets in an Overtime Thriller!

The Deacons complete their season with yet another comeback win against the tough fought Yellow Jackets. The Jackets, led by Jayden Stimpson and Miles Moss, jumped out to an early first quarter lead, but the Deacons managed to battle back with tough defense by Christopher Fielden to gain a lead at halftime.
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Instant Classic - AAA Deacons Outlast the Jackets and Win in Double OT

The Deacons emerged triumphant in a game for the ages last Wednesday night at NYO. It was a defensive showdown from the beginning, with the regular season champion Jackets taking a four point lead into half thanks to stellar defensive play from Michael O'Connor and Will deButts.
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Deacons Over Tigers 25-23 to Win AA League Championship!


The Deacons beat the Tigers 25-23 to win the AA tournament in a competitive and entertaining game at the NYO Gym.   The Deacons utilized a balanced offensive attack and stout defense to build a 25-13 lead.  In the 4th quarter the Tigers came roaring back with pressure defense and an efficient motion offense.  The Deacons were able to capture the title with a strong defensive stand in the final seconds.    

Crimson Tide Win A-League Championship!

The Valentine’s day NYO A-League Championship was certainly a game to remember. The #1 seed Crimson Tide quickly found themselves in a very unfamiliar place, down 10-points midway through the 2nd quarter vs. the #2 seed Volunteers.  (Click Title to Read More)

Dugout Doings: Parents (and coaches), this is for you

Jack Llewellyn, PhD, has spent a lifetime counseling elite athletes and writing books on greatness, but he would like a few minutes with NYO's coaches and parents, especially the parents.  That's why he's coming to our gymnasium at 6 p.m. Sunday, February 26, for a conversation sponsored by the Positive Coaching Alliance. 'I try to emphasize it's so critical that when kids first start (playing sports) it has to be fun,' Llewellyn says. 'Those initial years should be spent learning basic skills and being rewarded.'
NYO has embraced Jack Llewellyn's message, but each year brings a fresh batch of kids and parents, as well as an opportunity for all of us to get a refresher. And Dr. Jack frets that young female athletes increasingly feel the pressures their brothers have long faced. 'We pay too much attention to the physical and not to the emotional,' he says, 'and now we're doing it to girls.' 
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