Soaking up the weather and coaching tips
Thanks to GFCA for putting on a great clinc for our coaches and other area coaches
Tryouts January 28th! Finally back on our green fields.
Fields will be packed for baseball and fastpitch softball tryouts.
The Gyms are packed with excitment
Along with our Chastain Park Gym, 11 other area courts are now in full swing!
Registration Continues
Open registration for baseball is complete and numbers are up! Still time to register for both baseball and fastpitch softball!
On the other side of the break teams are driving hard.
Back to full schedule with the weather cooperating this weekend.
Let it grow, let it grow, let it grow!
Fields are closed for the Holiday break, much needed recovery before we are right back out there.

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NYO Baseball - player evaluations, pre-season info

January 18 -We are just a few weekends away from our big weekend for player evaluations. Attached to this article is a memo with info on all kinds of pre-season issues. Also attached is e detailed player evaluation and tryout schedule for January 28-29 for age groups 6-12 (there are no tryouts for 5u Shetland Blue or 4u Small Ball). Be sure to check the schedule for info on how to view the schedule. The Pony schedule will be sent direct to Pony parents this coming week and will be posted here shortly.  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 2017 calendar.  We will also be uploading all of these items to the main baseball page on the NYO website and will update 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 a few weeks! Thanks, NYO Baseball

Dugout Doings: Fastpitch fervor stars

It was baseball instruction at its best. Dozens of coaches rose from their grandstand seats at the Austin Armstrong Field of Dreams on a warm January Saturday afternoon and took imaginary swings with imaginary bats. But they weren't swinging at pretend baseballs. They aimed, instead, at an invisible rising yellow fastpitch softball. On the field below, surrounded by some of NYO's finest young fastpitch players, John Tschida held court.  Read More - Click image or headline

Baseball Clinics January 21st and 22nd

It's hard to believe, but baseball evaluations are right around the corner, scheduled on the weekend of January 29-29 (for players age 6 and up).  We will be sending out and posting information on that an other start up topics soon.  Let's hope we got the cold weather out of the way.

We are pleased to announce the details on our pre-season kickoff clinics led by Coach Jeff Woolverton.  The clinics are for players 5-14 and will be held on Saturday/Sunday January 21-22 (5 and 6 year olds on Sundayand everyone else on Saturday.  Your child's age is his/her NYO age (your child's age as of 4/30/17).  This is a great way to get the season started and shake off some rust.  The clinics will sell out, so be sure to sign up online as soon as you can.  Sign ups are specific times are online at the web address links below and the cost is $50 per player ($43 for ages 5 and 6).  Please note that participation in these clinics is totally optional and will not effect your registration status in the league.

Direct links for the registration:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/12th-annual-nyo-baseball-spring-training-clinic-5-6-year-olds-tickets-30946102626

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/12th-annual-nyo-baseball-spring-training-clinic-7-8-9-year-olds-tickets-30946321280

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/12th-annual-nyo-baseball-spring-training-clinic-10-14-year-olds-tickets-30946481760

6th Grade Red Devils Have Great Showing In Conyers


FIRST ROW L-R kneeling- #7 Davis Rice, #55 Davis Dendy, #3 Sam Levitt, #6 Jonathan French, #22 William Wright, #8 Jamie O’Kelley, #1 Alex Wickliffe; 2nd ROW- #32 Bobby Yarbrough, #26 Henry Izlar, #21 Michael McCormack, #12 Colin Hare, #13 Hunter Davis, #14 Hayden Shoup: 3rd ROW- #88 Kyle Walters, #82 Reid Pemberton, #52 Carson Stout, #11 Chase Dansby, #9 Hayden Bernard, #15 Joey Holliday, #80 Henry Douglass, #45 Mason Ramos, #34 Gage Dwyer; BACK ROW- Asst. Coach Jamie Dwyer, Co-Head Coach Chris Payne, Co-Head Coach Chris Southerland, Asst. Coach Vonnie Holliday, General Manager Bill Wright (Photo by Shelia Hare)

This past Thanksgiving, the 6th Grade NYO Red Devils Post Season Team participated in the Thanksgiving Holiday Tournament hosted at Earl Oneal Park in Conyers, GA. The team competed at a high level, representing the best of NYO versus true travel teams that have been playing together for months (some for 3 years.) The Boys had a great week together and advanced to the 6th Grade Championship vs the East Metro Steelers from Covington, Ga. Pictured is the 2016 6th Gr NYO Red Devils team. 

Fastpitch Softball 2017 Info

The 2017 spring softball season will be here before we know it!  At NYO Fastpitch Softball, we offer outstanding competition and positive coaching in a wonderful environment, along with the best facilities you will find anywhere!  Player evaluations for the 2017 season begin on Saturday, January 28, in the Senior (numbers 14xxx-17xxx), Major (numbers 11xxx-13xxx) and Minor (numbers 9xxx-10xxx) leagues.  Rookie league (numbers 7xxx-8xxx) evaluations are set for Sunday, January 29.  There are no evaluations in the 5-6 year-old Kit Kat League.  Evaluation times will be posted and emailed to all parents in mid-January.  For specific information regarding the practice/game schedule for your daughter's league, please hover over "Fastpitch" on the main menu, then select the league that corresponds with your daughter's age AS OF 12/31/16.  There you will find a detailed description of the typical weekly schedule and the goals for your daughter's particular age group.   

Registration for the 2017 season is currently open.  Just go to www.nyosports.com, click on Registration, then follow the prompts to sign up for Softball.  We look forward to a great 2017 season at NYO!