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Braves Win Seven Straight to Capture the International Championship!

The Braves may have lost their first game in the NYO International Tournament, but they got HOT at the right time after that game.  The Braves went on a tear winning seven straight games to capture the title!

Team:
Will Dunton, Nate Skor, Carter Hogan, Charlie Sheets, Hampton Johnson, Jhenya DeCarlo, Coy Terry, Cole Cravens, Henry Schlachter, Graham Westrom, Antonio Razon, Jimmy McCabe, Head Coach Kyle Dunton and Assistant Coach Todd Sheets

Cubs Win Majors Tournament Championship!

Congratulations to the 2017 Majors Cubs for winning the regular season and becoming tournament champions.  Led by NYO veteran coach Allan Gottlieb and assisted by John Conway, Ross Conway, Sam Elliott and Clete McGinty, the Cubs won the Bell Division and had the best overall record finishing 12-3-1.
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Yankees Win 2017 Bronco Regular Season and Tournament Championships

The Yankees beat the Braves 10-0 on Sunday to capture their 4th straight Bronco championship and their 9th title in the last 11 years ! The Yankees capped off an incredible season which saw them go 17-2-1 during the regular season and swept through the playoffs outscoring their opponents 29-6. A total dominant team effort by the Yankees, Congrats to Coach Woolverton and his staff on a great season.


Back Row: Head Coach Jeff Woolverton, Kevin Beirne, Charlie Fleming, George Lazarou, Chris McDonald, Coach James Sears, Lawton Dempsey, Mason Ramos, Gregory Egan, Caleb LaValle, Coach Josh Alterman, Coach Jarrod Nackley
Front Row: Bat Girls Demi & Ella Woolverton, Corey Nelson, Stanton Aldridge, Drew Tovin, Joey Holiday

Christopher Fielden - 2017 Kyle Burnat Award Recipient

In 2003, the NYO Baseball committee established an award in memory of NYO Alum, Kyle Burnat.  Kyle, a Woodward Academy Alum, and Yale student athlete had a deep appreciation for his time spent at Northside Youth Organization:
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NYO Baseball Playoff Schedules (updated through 5/21/17) stars

We'll be posting daily updates for NYO Baseball playoffs right here. Please click on the heading of this article and then on the attachment for your league to see results. There are three spreadsheets that we will be posting: one for Pony American and National, one for Bronco, Majors, International and AA (shown as upper leagues) and one for A, Rookie and Shetland Red (shown as coach pitch leagues). Good luck to all in the playoffs and we're looking forward to some great baseball.
Parents and Coaches - we know the games can get exciting this time of year, so let's be sure to follow the kids' lead and remain calm and collected throughout the tournaments!
Let the games begin.  Thanks, NYO Baseball

Watch Games on Wilkins Field Live Through HiCast Sports

NYO is excited to announce that we're part of the HiCast Sports Network. We're putting the game in your hands so you can watch gameplay on Wilkins Field live or on-demand (since the Opening Day on March 18) and share the Moments that Matter™ with the people who matter most. Anytime. Anywhere. On any device. 
 
We’ve got a free pass waiting for you here: http://www.hicastsports.com/welcome-nyo
 
We will be soliciting feedback from parents of Bronco and Majors players after the season ends.

Coach Tony's Corner - "Message to Parents - Encourage Your Children to Play Multiple Sports, Especially at a Young Age"


One of the hottest issues in youth sports today is if and when a child should specialize in a specific sport.  Often when I visit one of the area schools to speak with coaches and athletic directors, the conversation tends to gravitate to this very topic.  Sure, there are still plenty of high school athletes who play multiple sports, but the percentage of student athletes who play two or three sports at the middle school, JV and varsity level has decreased since a generation ago.  In 2016 at Northside Youth Organization, we had over 4,400 registrants and 2,300 families in our youth athletic program in the sports of girls’ basketball, boys’ basketball, baseball, cheer, football, and fast-pitch softball.  Most of our kids, especially the young ones, participate in at least two sports, and many will even play three sports in our program.  When I speak to parents at the park, most of them have one goal for their child: the opportunity to play a sport at the varsity level at one of our area schools.  However, some parents inform me that they and their son/daughter have a goal to earn an athletic scholarship. 
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2017 Jane Wilkins Baseball/Softball Opening Day

Hello NYO Nation!

It's almost time... Is everyone ready to take the field???

We've all just sprung forward and there's an eager energy in the air that feels like the entire park is on deck... you know it's time to kick off the 2017 baseball/softball season and we are all excitedly awaiting that first official pitch...

NYO's Jane Wilkins Baseball/Softball Opening Day 2017 will take place this Saturday, March 18.  This is our own fantastic community tradition with a goal to get everyone in the spirit for all of the games ahead.   The parade will include NYO's Christopher League, Kit Kat and Rookie softball teams and all Small Ball, Shetland Blue, Red and Rookie baseball teams. Every year, the tradition carries on as many of our older athletes come back to volunteer their time to assist the younger crowd that looks up to them... we really are a team!  There is also an always impressive crew of Atlanta school and professional team mascots to really get the crowd fired-up!

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NYO Hit Night at D-Bat Buckhead

D-Bat Buckhead will host "NYO Night" on Friday, March 3 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.  All NYO softball and baseball players are invited.  

The event will include the following:

-Three open pitching machines
-Four stations (two hitting, one fielding and one throwing)
-Pizza and PowerAde/water to be provided by D-Bat
-Free of charge to all NYO players
-RSVP directly with D-Bat (404) 355-9700
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Join Us On Saturday!

Join us this Saturday, May 17 at 10:30am on Wilkins Field to honor the 2014 Nick Napalatano recipient!  The Nick Napalatano award is given in recognition of long-term service and commitment to the Christopher League.  These extraordinary volunteers often begin in the program as young teens and continue volunteering throughout high school, waking up early on Saturday mornings for practices and games.  Come out and show your support for the players and "buddies" of the Christopher League!

Christopher League Fall 2013 Schedule at Home!

Starting September 7th, on NYO's Wilkins Field, teams of volunteer Buddies and our Christopher League players will be competing on the diamond for eight straight Saturdays. Join in the fun, play begins at 9am and runs till 10:30. Download a schedule through October 26th by clicking HERE 

Christopher League Spring Schedule!

The Christopher League is a baseball league run by NYO for children with disabilities. The program is designed for “Buddies” ages 11 and older to assist players in the games. We anticipate having about 25 Players, so all Buddies are welcomed and encouraged to attend any game they can. We have 3 away games scheduled and we will host 2 home games with visiting teams (timed to coincide with an NYO off-week to avoid parking issues). We will also have 3 intra-squad games at NYO. All home games are played on the Wilkens/Bronco Field. Our 8 game schedule as follows: click article image or headline for schedules and download link below.

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