Girls Basketball

Eight years ago, the Board of Directors at Northside Youth Organization recognized the need to provide a competitive, off-season girls’ basketball program in North Atlanta and created one. NYO Fall Girls’ Basketball is the youngest program in Chastain Park, and it is thriving. With a focus on TEAM basketball and skill development, the leagues are structured so that teams are balanced, and players receive sound fundamental instruction and substantial playing time in a competitive and organized learning environment. The program serves around 250 players over four divisions, and is designed to accommodate girls that also play another fall sport.

This program intentionally lays out its leagues to follow age appropriate development of its players to ready them to be the ultimate teammate who is fundamentally sound and ready to ‘play ball.’ All teams in every league will play both man-to-man and zone defenses as well as learn a variety of offenses. There are great team building and mentoring opportunities in store for the 2017 season, too! In conjunction with NYO’s mission, our girls’ basketball program emphasizes character development, sportsmanship, healthy competition, and positive coaching.

Developmental League

The NYO Developmental league is open to girls who are ages 7 or 8 as of December 31.  The objective of this league is to take a beginner player and provide them with the proper introduction to the sport, instill a basic fundamental base and general understanding of the game while the development of a TEAM concept is the priority.  Each participant will receive a basketball and uniform.

The first three weeks of the league are group-based instruction including skill games.  After this, balanced teams will be determined and official games started.  The first half of each session will still consist of skill development before teams break out for games for the second.   There will be standings, but no playoffs for this level.

At this level the girls will be playing on under 9’ goals and use a regulation basketball.  The season events are on Wednesdays and Saturdays beginning Wednesday, August 23rd and runs through the last week of October.  There will be no events over the Columbus Day Weekend.

The Development League has two events per week (Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings).

Rookie League

The Rookie League is designed to continue the fundamental focus of the Developmental League while building a more in-depth offensive and defensive knowledge and skills.  The league is open to girls ages 9 and 10 (as of December 31, 2017), and teams will average three events per week (practices and games).  Each team will carry no more than eight players, and every player will play in at least half of each game (7 minute quarters).  Games will be played on 9.5’ hoops at the beginning of the season and transition to 10’ at the midpoint.  Columbus Day Weekend games and team practices will be replaced by clinics.  The season runs from late August through the end of October, and will finish with an exciting, single elimination championship tournament.

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Majors

The Major League is designed to provide players a competitive on-the-court experience to improve and enhance their skills in game situations.  The league is open to girls ages 11 and 12 (as of December 31, 2017), and teams will average three events per week (practices and games).  Each team will carry no more than eight players, and every player will play in at least half of each game (8 minute quarters).  Games will be played on 10’ hoops with a regulation size, 28.5 basketball.  Columbus Day Weekend games and team practices will be replaced by clinics.  The season runs from late August through the end of October, and will finish with an exciting, single elimination championship tournament.

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WNBA

The WNBA League is designed to provide our players with a high level of positive competition to get them prepared for the next level and ultimately their school team tryouts.  The league is open to girls ages 13, 14, and 15 (as of December 31, 2017), and teams will average three events per week (practices and games).  Each team will carry no more than eight players, and every player will play in at least half of each game (8 minute quarters).  Games will be played on 10’ hoops with a regulation size, 28.5 basketball.  Columbus Day Weekend games and team practices will be replaced by clinics.  The season runs from late August through the end of October, and will finish with an exciting, single elimination championship tournament.

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Girls Basketball Key Dates:

  • Saturday, August 5 – Dick’s Shopping Day
  • Sunday, August 20 – Evaluations (NYO Gym)
  • Monday, August 21 – Makeup Evaluations
  • Saturday, August 26 – Practices Begin
  • Tuesday, September 5 – Games Begin
  • Friday, October 7 – Monday, October 9 – No Games
  • Wednesday, October 25 – Championship Games
  • Sunday, October 29 – All-Star Games

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