Rennie Curran to Speak at NYO Football's Annual Kickoff Event on Sunday, September 10

The NYO Football Committee is pleased to announce that former UGA All-American, Rennie Curran will be our guest speaker at the NYO Football Kickoff event on Sunday, September 10 at 5:30 pm.  This is always a great night at the park.  All NYO families are invited to attend.  A little bit about Rennie (Click Title to Read More):

Get Your Reserved Parking Space at NYO Now!

Back by popular demand - NYO will once again be auctioning reserved parking spaces for the upcoming season. This fall we will have a total of 7 parking spaces for our fall seasons of football, cheer, baseball, girls basketball, and softball. 


Be the envy of the NYO community as you never have to circle the park looking for a place to park! You will have a guaranteed parking space reserved just for you and your family for the entire Fall NYO season. 


Click here to participate in this season's auction

The Auction will close at 8:00 pm Sunday, August 13. Proceeds will support the NYO Sponsorship Program. The Northside Youth Organization, Inc. is an authorized GA 501(c)3 Non-profit corporation.

Coach Tony's Corner - NYO's Mission Part 1 of 4: Good Character is a Personal Choice

NYO is a premiere athletic program where young people learn life and athletic skills through team sports that emphasize character building, sportsmanship, healthy competition, and positive coaching as part of a family- friendly and safe community.

Part 1 of 4 – NYO’s Mission: Good Character is a Choice
"Talent is a gift, but our character is a choice. Talent is natural ability, our gift from God, but we have the power to determine our character.”  – John C. Maxwell

One morning last week, my wife, Alicia and I were having coffee in the kitchen when the topic of “character” came up in the conversation.  Alicia said, “You know Tony, good character is a personal choice.”  As I began to slump down in my chair, I thought to myself, “Uh oh, what did I do this time?”
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NYO Football Leagues to be based on Grade stars

Players will be divided between leagues based on the school grade they will be attending during the fall of 2017.  Complimenting the grade based division of players will be a maximum age for each league as follows: (CLICK TITLE FOR MORE DETAIL).

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. 

NYO Red Devils to Play in Conyers Turkey Bowl this Weekend stars


Years ago NYO football teams won 7 National Pop Warner Championships. Those teams competed using the name “Red Devils” and were lead by legendary coach Bob Blackwell. The Red Devil Creed was drafted in the 1960's by Coach Blackwell.  This weekend come watch NYO's 6 post season Red Devils teams as they compete in the Turkey Bowl in Conyers.  Red Devils teams will be in action this weekend (Friday-Saturday-Sunday following Thanksgiving) when they compete in the Conyers Turkey Bowl (

William Fenstermacher Receives Joe Hudson Award

Meet William Fenstermacher. “He’s a beast! He’s Epic! He’s unstoppable!” are the words used by his NYO football peers. “This is my third year coaching William and he is the most dedicated, team player I know. He is consistently encouraging and instructing younger players and he leads everyone by example with his great attitude, toughness and aggressive play,” says Vikings Head Coach Mark Lyons. William was awarded the Joe Hudson football award at half time of the Bigs Peach Bowl. His leadership on the field, his good sportsmanship and talent as a skilled football player earned him this award...[click photo to read more]

The Crimson Tide Rolls to the 10 Year Old Championship

The 10-year old Championship game was competitive all night, as both teams played tough until the very end.   The Tide set the tone early with a defensive stop of the Tigers on the opening series.  This was followed by a near-50 yard TD run by Wade Penn on the Tide's first play of the game.  [click photo to read more]

War Eagles Capture 7 Year Old Championship

The 7U championship game featured a battle of equally matched 7-2 teams, each of whom beat the other during the regular season.  The rubber-match championship contest featured the speedy scat backs of the Purple Hurricanes vs. the clock-eating, power running game of the War Eagles.  Each team scored two touchdowns on long and steady drives, but the difference maker was the War Eagles’ conversion of both their extra points.  The Hurricanes scored a touchdown in the final minutes to cut the deficit to 14-12 and lined up at the 8 yard line, seeking a game-tying two point conversion.  The Hurricanes threw a screen pass to their powerful tight end, but the War Eagles’ defense teamed up to bring him down, just short of the goal line, to preserve the narrow 14-12 victory.  A great way to end NYO’s inaugural season of 8-man football.

Congratulations to the 2016 NYO Bigs Champion Vikings!

The Vikings defeated the Chargers 25-6 to capture the 2016 BIGS Championship and complete their season with an outstanding 9-2 season!  After a tough hard-nosed defensive battle by both teams in the first quarter, the Vikings struck first on a beautiful pass and catch from QB Christopher Fielden to Nate Lyons and completed the extra point for a 7-0 lead early in the 2nd qtr.  [click photo to read more]

Eagles Win 8 Year Old Regular Season and Championship

The 8-year old Championship game was competitive all night, as both teams played tough until the very end. After receiving the opening kick-off, the Spartans scored on their first drive, highlighted by a near-50 yard TD run by tailback Brant Peterson. Then the Eagles answered with a sustained drive and a TD run by Rahj Rowe. The two teams found the end zone again before half, with each scoring on nearly flawless drives, to tie the game at 12-12 at halftime.  (click photo to continue)

Wolfpack Claims 9 Year Old Title in a 14 - 12 Thriller

Having established themselves as the two best teams during the 9 Year Old Littles regular season, the #1 seeded Cavaliers and the #2 seeded Wolfpack stormed through the playoffs and faced off on Monday night under a super-moon and smoke-filled skies to decide the championship. The Cavaliers, coached by Eric Holzworth, Kevin Crow, Jason Shultz, Mike Thomas and Kevin Vogel, brought a gaudy 9-0-1 record and the regular season title into the championship game while the Wolfpack, coached by Eric Egan, Matthew Lavallee, Benjamin Egan and Benjamin Maitski, garnered an equally impressive 9-1-1 record during the regular season. On a chilly November evening that saw championships decided in all 5 NYO Football divisions, the enthusiastic and capacity crowd that filled the Littles Field was treated to a thrilling finale to the 9 Year Old season.  (click photo to continue article)

Falcons are Champs in the Flag League

The 2016 Flag Football Season culiminated on Saturday, November 5 with a great tournament involving all ten Flag Teams.  All the teams playerd hard -- the Seahawks, Gators, Broncos, Raiders, Chargers, Bears, Vikings, Falcons, Patriots and Ravens!  The Ravens and Falcons played a close final championship game.  

In the end The FALCONS were the Champions.  Meet the players and coach who made it happen:  Max Brecher, Edward Wait, Kyle Shannon, Evan Jara, Will Scott, Hill Hudson, Brayden Bailey, Coach Derek Scott, JK Hasson, Hayes Carlson, Will Martiny and James Harris.

7 Lessons You Can Teach Your Kids During Football Season

Everyone loves football. Fall can never get here fast enough, friends and families gather around to watch their favorite team play. It’s become a great pass-time and fun entertainment, but there are also some great life lessons to be learned from watching the game.

1. Talent is not enough, you need to work hard.
Talent will only get you so far, you need to practice and condition your body so that you can let your talent shine. At each level, the level of talent becomes more uniform, what separates those who excel is the work and effort that players put in to showcase their talent. The lesson we need to teach our kids as they discover their talents is the value of hard work and practice. Talent may get their feet in the door, but their work ethic is what gets them a seat at the table.

Oct. is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Since 2012, Northside Youth Organization has participated in a Breast Cancer Awareness initiative during the month of October.  Our fields are lined with pink accents and feature pink ribbons.  Our teams are encouraged to have “pink out” games as an annual campaign to bring awareness to this disease.  Our annual drive for Breast Cancer Awareness began with the O’Kelley family, longtime supporters of NYO.  Mike O’Kelley describes how this initiative got started:

NYO Football 2016 Season

Registration for the 2016 season will begin in early May, 2016.  All pertinent dates concerning the 2016 season will be posted by early March, 2016.

NYO Prepares Knights for State Championship

Since launching its football program in 1959, Northside Youth Organization (NYO) has fostered the growth and development of young athletes in the North Atlanta community.

Many of these athletes have gone on to achieve success at the high school and college levels; 13 of them are part of Pace Academy’s 2015 state-championship football team.

Pace seniors Mick Assaf, Philip Elliott, Jordan Harris, Philip Markwalter, Kyle Orr, Jack Walsh and Jack Zook; sophomore Walker Harris; and freshmen Sam Assaf, Chase Karamanolis, Patrick Markwalter, Patrick Thurman and Will Zook participated in NYO programs and helped the Knights claim the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) Class AA title, the first in school history. Pace defeated Fitzgerald High School 42-21 on Dec. 12 in the Georgia Dome. Click headline to read more...

Bulldogs are Champions for the 3rd Year in a Row! stars

In a rare feat the Bulldogs won the 10 year old championship for third year in a row.  The tenacious, well coached Bulldogs finished a great season with a win over the Seminoles.  Click on the photo to meet all the Bulldog players and coaches.

Bears Win 2015 NYO BIGS Championship to Complete an 11-0 Undefeated Season! stars

The Bears defeated the Falcons in the 2015 NYO Bigs Championship to complete an 11-0 undefeated season! The Bears’ Monsters of Blackwell Defense only allowed 4 Touchdowns to be scored on them all year!  

Pictured here after the Championship game are:

Front Row- #64 Alex Carter, #66 Jackson Padgett, #12 Robert Mitchell, #88 Mac Reynolds, #10 Syre Stewart, #48 William Maxwell, #82 Banks Monin

Middle Row- #18 Rafe Montgomery, #80 Alex Karamanolis, #22 Denton Shamburger, #77 Brooks Platford, #32 David Maxwell, #44 Sam Boudreau, #85 Holden Staes

Back Row- Coach Pat McGill, Head Coach Denton Shamburger, Coach Jim Platford and Coach Chris Payne.


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