Weather & Field Status Update

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Friday 3:30 pm update: We are moving forward with tryouts on Saturday and Sunday as scheduled.  We are expecting the rain to taper to a drizzle and be totally gone by the time we start up tomorrow. Conditions will improve as the day goes on.  We are already underway with prepping fields and will make adjustments as needed in order to prevent damage to the fields.  Please be sure all players stay off fields unless they are actually in the process of their tryout. We'll need coaches to set up either in the stands or in the driest parts of the OF grass.  FYI, we considered changing the schedule, but reorganizing the number of kids, volunteers and coaches who will be out there tomorrow is just not worth it when we have temps in the 40's and no rain. We have ordered sun for tomorrow to arrive right at 10:00! Thanks in advance for everyone's patience tomorrow.

As always, cages are open, but do not use them in the event of rain, lightning or dangerous, frigid or sloppy conditions. Thunder & Lightning Safety Plan

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Thunder & Lightning Safety Plan

Thunder & Lightning Safety Plan for NYO's Fields at Chastain Park.



* All play or practice is suspended
* All players, coaches, umpires, officials and spectators should leave the field and seek shelter immediately!

Move to a sturdy enclosed structure or a fully enclosed vehicle with the windows rolled up. No place is absolutely safe from a lightning threat, however some places are safer than others. Stay away from:

* Fields, common areas and any area of higher elevation.
* Tall isolated objects, such as flag poles, light poles or trees.
* All metal fences, bleachers and batting cages.
* Unprotected open sided buildings like dugouts, picnic pavilions, rain shelters, tents, or any covered rest area.
* All water and water fountains.

Safety is the number one consideration - common sense and good judgment should be used at all times.

Parents dropping off unattended children should have a safety plan in place for their child.
Do not return until the all clear is sounded – 3 quick 5 second horn blasts.

NOTE – For offsite NYO games or practices, umpires and coaches should follow the same safety guidelines if they hear thunder or see lightning. Play or practice shall not be resumed until there has been a minimum all clear period of 20 minutes – again common sense and good judgment should be used at all times.

Thank you!

Monday, 26 January 2015 17:49

Dugout Doings: NYO's Circadian Clock

By Scott Brandt's count, this year marks the 16th time he's unfolded his chair, pulled out his player-ranking sheets and spent two (usually) bone-chilling days in late January sizing up NYO baseball talent. Saturday morning's raw damp weather gave way to Sunday afternoon's sun-splashed warmth along the third-base line of the Garr Pony Field. Wave after wave of 13 and 14-year-old players took their cuts against a pitching machine, sprinted the basepaths, fielded ground balls and shagged flies.  Next to each player's name, Scott recorded a grade for each skill. In near silence, Scott and the other Pony coaches watched and wrote. In a few days they will use their rankings to select this year's Pony teams.  

All across the Chastain fields and elsewhere, the annual ritual of Tryout Weekend plays out for baseball and fastpitch softball. Because nearly everyone is assured a place on a team, the term 'tryout' is something of a misnomer. Yet, it's part of NYO's Circadian rhythm. It's the weekend that signals a new season is upon us.Carter Smith, 13 and an eighth-grader at Sutton Middle School, totes his bat and other gear and awaits his turn. His tryout number, written with a Sharpie and pinned to his tee-shirt, flutters in the breeze.  If Carter's nervous, it doesn't show. He's an NYO lifer, having started in Small Ball. He plays second base and has an older brother, Jay Paul, 15, and a younger brother, Alex, 10, who have preceded and followed him along the NYO path.


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Tuesday, 20 January 2015 10:59


The NYO basketball season plays on this week, as we near the end of the regular season, and teams vie for the coveted regular season championship and a favorable seed for the play-offs.  In the majors, Mike Drum's Deacons have clinched the regular season championship and the number 1 seed in the play-offs, but there are still 5 teams with a chance at second place. In the photo, a Bears' point-guard fights to bring the ball up-court against a ball-hawking Longhorn.

Thursday, 08 January 2015 18:11

NYO Night with the Atlanta Hawks!

The NYO basketball program and the Atlanta Hawks have teamed up for an NYO Hawks Night, Saturday January 31st. NYO would like to invite all athletes and their families to join us at this great event. The Hawks are one of the hottest teams in the NBA right now and tickets will likely sell out fast. Please mark your calendars and purchase tickets using the link provided below and on the attached flyer. Celebrate the end of season with your NYO team and cheer on our own Atlanta Hawks!

For tickets:

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Thursday, 08 January 2015 16:32

NYO Summer Cheer Camp!

NYO Cheerleading Camp June 22nd-26th!  

Sign up and bring a friend or 2! 


When: June 22nd-26th 2015, from 10:00am – 3:00pm Daily

Cost: $175.00 per person, includes camp t-shirt, lunch not included 

Where: NYO Sports Complex Basketball Gym

Click HERE to Register

Sunday, 04 January 2015 14:10

2015 NYO Spring Baseball Updates

January 4, 2015 - We've shaken off our post-holiday lethargy and are ready for some baseball. Attached to this article is a memo with lots info on the upcoming season and details on tryout/evaluation weekend (click on the article heading and scroll down to see all the attachments to this article). We are also attaching the detailed player evaluation and tryout schedule for January 24-25 for age groups 6-12; the Pony schedule will be sent direct to Pony parents this coming week. If you will either be out of town or absolutely cannot come during your assigned time, see the memo for details on what to do. But please do everything you can do be there during your assigned time so we can keep things orderly that weekend as we have over 1,500 kids playing with us this spring.

We're also attaching a separate document with our list of the Top 10 questions we get about tryouts - hope we answer most of your questions. Plenty of info there on finding your tryout number, figuring out when and where to go, what to bring, what happens if you have a direct conflict, etc, so please refer to this before sending in any emails.

Finally, we are re-attaching the 2015 calendar but read the memo for some important info as well on starting dates for games and how we will schedule around the breaks.

Open Space/Wait List information: We have a few open spaces as of 1/4/15 in our Pony program (ages 13-14) as well as our 5U Shetland Blue league and 4U Small Ball leauge. We have also just opened up a new team in our 6U Shetland Red league and have a limited number of openings now in that league.  Spaces will fill up so register ASAP if you are interested (you will initially be waitlisted but we can let you in as space allows). All other age groups are currently full but we have either no or short wait lists in some age groups. As spaces open up, they will go to players on our wait list, so please register online if you are interested. We will provide a full refund if we cannot clear you from the wait list or if you decide to withdraw from the wait list prior to your child being admitted off the wait list.

We will update right there should there be any changes. Tryouts will go on unless we have extreme weather conditions and we'll be sending out updates as we get closer to that weekend. See you in three weeks! Thanks, NYO Baseball

Tuesday, 30 December 2014 17:34

Future Stars Game Highlights former NYO Player

Former NYO player Dominick Blaylock excelled in the Future Stars game, click photo to read more...

We are excited to announce we have revamped our Sponsorship Program to allow for a more user friendly process.  Click on the title to learn more about the new changes!

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