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Tsunami forces 'IF' game and wins it all!
Seniors Fastpitch Finals saw the Evert Cup raised by the underdogs.
4A State Alumni Champs!
Congratulations Bill, Jack, Patrick, Cassius, Patrick, Will and Gus!
Girls Basketball Registration May 1st!
We're headed for the best season yet! New Players Register May 15th.
Kyle Burnat Award - Christopher Fielden
Congratulations to all the Fielden family!
FOOTBALL REGISTRATION IS ON!
Returning players began registration at 8am on 24th. New Players begin sign-up on May 8th.
From games to practice
Our fields will be packed with summer teams after championships
Yankees take 2017 Bronco Championship!
4 year win streak continues - It's good to be a Yankee!

NYO Sports

Instant Classic - AAA Deacons Outlast the Jackets and Win in Double OT

The Deacons emerged triumphant in a game for the ages last Wednesday night at NYO. It was a defensive showdown from the beginning, with the regular season champion Jackets taking a four point lead into half thanks to stellar defensive play from Michael O'Connor and Will deButts.
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Deacons Over Tigers 25-23 to Win AA League Championship!


The Deacons beat the Tigers 25-23 to win the AA tournament in a competitive and entertaining game at the NYO Gym.   The Deacons utilized a balanced offensive attack and stout defense to build a 25-13 lead.  In the 4th quarter the Tigers came roaring back with pressure defense and an efficient motion offense.  The Deacons were able to capture the title with a strong defensive stand in the final seconds.    

Crimson Tide Win A-League Championship!

The Valentine’s day NYO A-League Championship was certainly a game to remember. The #1 seed Crimson Tide quickly found themselves in a very unfamiliar place, down 10-points midway through the 2nd quarter vs. the #2 seed Volunteers.  (Click Title to Read More)

Dugout Doings: Parents (and coaches), this is for you

Jack Llewellyn, PhD, has spent a lifetime counseling elite athletes and writing books on greatness, but he would like a few minutes with NYO's coaches and parents, especially the parents.  That's why he's coming to our gymnasium at 6 p.m. Sunday, February 26, for a conversation sponsored by the Positive Coaching Alliance. 'I try to emphasize it's so critical that when kids first start (playing sports) it has to be fun,' Llewellyn says. 'Those initial years should be spent learning basic skills and being rewarded.'
NYO has embraced Jack Llewellyn's message, but each year brings a fresh batch of kids and parents, as well as an opportunity for all of us to get a refresher. And Dr. Jack frets that young female athletes increasingly feel the pressures their brothers have long faced. 'We pay too much attention to the physical and not to the emotional,' he says, 'and now we're doing it to girls.' 
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NYO Hoops - Thank You to all of our Volunteers!

Thank you to all our volunteers – Coaches, League Directors and Coordinators and Team Moms!

It does seem to take a village to run a youth sports league and we are certainly very fortunate to have such an amazing community of volunteers supporting NYO and specifically supporting boys’ basketball. 
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NYO Girls' Hoopers Participate in Atlanta Hawks MLK Event

Over Martin Luther King Weekend, several NYO girls’ basketball players accepted an opportunity to play in an MLK hoops tournament sponsored by the Atlanta Hawks.  This opportunity all started when Senior Director of Basketball Programs for the Atlanta Hawks, Jon Babul made a call to NYO Executive Director, Tony Watkins on Wednesday, January 11.

“Jon called us in a bind," said Watkins.  "The tournament just had a team drop out, and he wanted to know if NYO could quickly put a team together to play in the event.” (Click Title to Read More)

Dugout Doings: Words matter

There's no picture to go with this column because it's about words.  Words, especially in the presence of children, matter. And beginning with this weekend's baseball and fastpitch softball evaluations, we'll spend the next four months (two to three hours a day, four days a week) in the company of a lot of kids.  
In year's past, I've written about the reunion-like feeling of coaches bundled up against late-January cold as they spend an entire weekend evaluating aspiring young players. Everyone who's registered makes a team, of course, but there's something special about this ritual. May it always be so. This year feels a bit different. I hope I am wrong, but thick skins have grown thin. And words too often tear at that skin.
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