Football

NYO Football

In 1951, Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Coach, Bob Blackwell created a football team of thirteen young boys from North Atlanta.  This small football squad, called the Red Devils, would evolve into one of the largest, intra-park football programs in the entire country.  Today, Northside Youth Organization’s football program boasts nearly 700 players from Kindergarten through 7th grade separated into six leagues.  Thousands of boys through the years have played at NYO and learned both football and life lessons.  Many of our NYO Football alumni recall some of their fondest memories as youngsters occurring on the fields at Chastain Park.

In conjunction with NYO’s mission, our football program emphasizes character development, sportsmanship, healthy competition, and positive coaching.  Most importantly, NYO football is FUN!!!

Flag

In 2013, NYO established a flag football program for players in kindergarten and first grade.  To be eligible for this league, players must be 5 or 6-years old as of March 1, 2017.  The Mighty Might program plays 7-on-7 football.  One coach from each team is allowed on the field at all times to promote faster play and instruction between downs.  All players will participate in at least half of each game.  NYO will provide, footballs, flag belts, and a uniform (t-shirt and shorts).  Parents must provide cleats and mouthpieces.  The season runs from late August through the middle of November.

View Flag Schedule

2nd Grade

The PeeWee 2nd Grade League is open to children in the 2nd grade.  Players who turn 8-years-old prior to March 1, 2017 will be required to play in the 3rd Grade League.  In the 2nd Grade League, coaches are permitted to be on the field to promote instruction and faster play between downs.  Teams average three events per week (practice and games), and the season runs from late August through the middle of November.  Weight limits in the 2nd Grade League are as follows:

Offensive Back: 65 lbs., Receiver: 85 lbs., Interior Lineman: 85 lbs., League Maximum: 100 lbs.

View Peewee 2nd Schedule

3rd Grade

The PeeWee 3rd Grade League is open to children in the 3nd grade.  Players who turn 9-years-old prior to March 1, 2017 will be required to play in the 4th Grade League.  In the 3rd Grade League, coaches are permitted to be on the field to promote instruction and faster play between downs.  Teams average three events per week (practice and games), and the season runs from late August through the middle of November.  Weight limits in the 3rd Grade League are as follows:

Offensive Back: 75 lbs., Receiver: 95 lbs., Interior Lineman: 95 lbs., League Maximum: 110 lbs.

View Peewee 3rd Schedule

4th Grade

The Littles 4th Grade League is open to children in the 4th grade.  Players who turn 10-years-old prior to March 1, 2017 will be required to play in the 5th Grade League.  This is a transitional year because coaches are no longer permitted on the field like in the Peewee Leagues, and traditional 11-man football is played.  Teams average four events per week (practice and games), and the season runs from late August through the middle of November.  Weight limits in the 4th Grade League are as follows:

Offensive Back: 85 lbs., Receiver: 105 lbs., Interior Lineman: 105 lbs., League Maximum: 120 lbs.

View Littles 4th Schedule

5th Grade

The Littles 5th Grade League is open to children in the 5th grade.  Players who turn 11-years-old prior to March 1, 2017 will be required to play in the Bigs League.  Teams average four events per week (practice and games), and the season runs from late August through the middle of November.  Weight limits in the 5th Grade League are as follows:

Offensive Back: 95 lbs., Receiver: 115 lbs., Interior Lineman: 115 lbs., League Maximum: 130 lbs.

View Littles 5th Schedule

Bigs

The Bigs League is open to children in the 6th grade, and 7th graders who meet NYO League requirements. Teams average four events per week (practice and games), and the season runs from late August through the middle of November.  Weight limits in the Bigs League are as follows:

Offensive Back: 115 lbs. (11), 112 lbs. (12), Receiver: 135 lbs., Interior Lineman: 135 lbs.

View Bigs Schedule

Contact Information

football@nyosports.com
404-256-1483

General Information

2017 Football General Information

Player Safety Information

Click Here to Learn More

Football

Equipment

Click Here to Learn More

Outstanding Coaches

Click Here to Learn More

Latest News

Sponsors