Wednesday, 14 September 2016 17:19

On Sunday, September 11th the NYO community was fortunate to host a “Living Legend” in Coach Vince Dooley, as part of our football program’s Opening Day Ceremony on Blackwell Field.  As I watched our own Charles Pledger introduce Coach Dooley, I thought to myself: “Our kids are lucky to have this special experience, and there is no better youth sport program in the country than Northside Youth Organization.”  Coach Dooley echoed my thoughts when he said there is no better program around than the one we have here in Chastain Park.  Coach then rattled off several names of NYO Alumni that later played at the University of Georgia including: Knox Culpepper, Buzzy Rosenberg, and Matt Robinson.

(To read more, please click on the headline) To view the talk and pregame intro from Cheerleaders CLICK HERE

Saturday, 09 January 2016 19:29

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...

Thursday, 05 November 2015 05:28

The annual Cheer Off was a bug success!  The weather may have been dreary, but the field was full of smiles!  All of our nine cheer squads did a fantastic job, but ultimately the Packers took 1st place!  They were followed by the Bears in 2nd place, and the Steelers in 3rd.  We had a great showing of support by our football players who presented the girls with flowers as a token of their appreciation for supporting them throughout the season.  A great big Thank You to Eric Olsen who rocked the music, and to our wonderful coaches who have dedicated so much of their time to working with our girls!

Monday, 31 August 2015 00:00

On Sunday evening, September 13th those at Blackwell Field were treated to hear nationally recognized Bill Curry provide this year’s Character Development message.  A native of College Park, Ga, who played collegiately for Bobby Dodd at Georgia Tech, and professionally for Vince Lombardi at Green Bay, and Don Shula at Baltimore, Coach Curry encouraged and challenged NYO players to be the best teammates they can be. 


Coach Curry was introduced by Ben Utt. Ben was Coach Curry’s first recruit at GA Tech who went on to a ten year career in the NFL. Ben has been a beloved coach and active member of the NYO Football Committee for 20 years.


Read more about Bill Curry...

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 00:00

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Monday, 09 February 2015 00:00

Marist Seniors, Ian Gipson and Sage Hardin have played in 128 football games together, beginning in 2004. They have been teammates since Ian’s father, Jay Gipson, drafted Sage for the NYO Pee Wee Hornets. Both boys, seven, had never played football before. When Gipson drafted Sage, another coach jumped up and said “You’ve got to trade him to me, his father, (Allen Sage Hardin, III “Bo”) and I are going to coach together!” Gipson was adamant. He wasn’t going to trade the “biggest kid in the league.” Legend has it that Hardin had a few choice words about the situation to his wife, Sheri. As an olive branch, at the first practice, Gipson asked Hardin to be his assistant coach. Click photo or headline and read more ...

Tuesday, 13 January 2015 00:00

Get an update concerning the Mighty Might Flag Football League for 5 and 6 year old players.

Monday, 01 December 2014 10:20

For one of the first times in recent years of the celebrated 60-year history of the NYO Red Devils football program, the 6th Grade team ventured out to play in a national football tournament over Thanksgiving weekend. The Red Devils marched through the tournament unscathed, ultimately beating the top-ranked team from the state of Maryland, the St. Charles Bears, 29-7 in the championship game. Thus, the Red Devils finished the tournament undefeated and became the National Champions of the Turkey Day Classic, held at South Paulding High School in Douglasville, Ga.  (click photo to read more).


Monday, 01 December 2014 07:33

The 2nd Grade NYO Red Devils team posted a 2-0-1 record at the Miracle Bowl in Alpharetta over the Thanksgiving holidays completing the tournament with the best record for its age group. This picture is after a 31-0 victory over Alpharetta. The 2nd Grade Red Devils gave up only one touchdown in three games and outscored their opponents 61-6. 
From Left to Right: Kyle Coleman, Coleman Fleming, Grant Thompson, William Glahn, Chase Linton, Andrew Flint, Michael Buhay, Jamie Savula, Henry Deriso, Charles Sharp, John Brennen, Anthony Mokry, Jack Euart, Reid Zeising, Hampton Johnson, Jack Callaghan, Rocco Xerogeanes

Coaches (L to R): Reid Zeising, Preston Kimbrel, Chris Southerland, Kenny Coleman, Walt Deriso (not pictured).

Monday, 24 November 2014 23:30

2014 was the year for the Packers! The Pack won the regular season championship and at one point had an amazing 10 game winning streak. Meet the Packers in the

front Row: Edward Desloge, Daniel Lunsford, Clarke Spingler, Christopher Kollme, Zachary Russell, Pearce Dillon, Dylan Willard, Wright Formisano

Back Row: Coach Bryan Craig, Ian Hutcherson, Aidan Moore, Jamie Hare, Aidan Davies, Matt Love, Charlie Hoke, Lee Fenstermacher, Gabe Wright, Coach Bill Ward

Not pictured: Coach Rollins Luckey

Friday, 21 November 2014 07:27

The Midshipmen fought through a challenging schedule to win the SEC championship.  Injuries played a role in finally ending the Midshipmen's playoff run but not before the team posted an excellent 9 - 2 record.  The Midshipmen are lead by U.S. Naval Academy graduate Geoff Anderson coaching in his 15th season at NYO. 

First Row (L to R): Patrick Busby, Hamilton Peavy, Ross Wilson, Chandler Goldsmith, Vincent Bontempo, Luke Van Putten, William Cummings, Will Muir Second Row (L to R): Austin Elrod, Jacob Fleming, Will Rogers, Wyatt Lybrook, Henry Douglass, Spencer Baldock, Will Karem, Charles Lindsay Third Row Coach Rob Douglass, Coach Geoff Anderson, Coach Edward Dickey Not Pictured: Coach Lee Malchow

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 18:30

I swore to myself that I wasn’t going to get emotionally involved.  I’ve been down that road before with 8 yr. old football - another great championship run.  I wasn’t going to let it happen again.  The fact that I am actually having this discussion with myself is a bonus for my son and my family - championships are hard to come by, let alone winning one.  We watched it rain non-stop for 14 hours.  The temperature dropped like a lead zeppelin.  The threat of postponement loomed large. Finally the rain stopped only to watch the thermometer settle in at 38 degrees.   Click Picture to Read More.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 16:42

The Noles passed their way to the conference championship in the tough ACC.  Featuring an air attack not often seen at NYO the Seminoles finished a highly successful season with a 9 – 2 record. 

(From top to bottom & left to right) - Coaches: Kerry, Orrick, John O. Knox, Mark Lyons, Kevin Crow, Rick Thorpe
2rd row players: Jackson Padgett, Spencer Gosden, Charlie Hill, John O. Knox, jr., Trey Hiill, Maxwell Crow, Oakley Thorpe, Frank Lyles, Jake Hausman, Cole Long
1st row (which includes the little water boys): William Wickliffe, Charlie Smith, Alex Wickliffe, Grayson Abbott, Zach Blodgett, Henry White, Nate Lyons, Henry Smith, Drew Hill

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 14:40

The PeeWee Knights finished the regular season undefeated to clinch the Western Conference.  Overall, the Knights had a terrific 9-1 record.  In the photo are Coaches Palmer Scarritt, Clete McGinty, Ross Conway, John Conway. 

Back row (left to right) James Carper, Charlie Stovin, Patton Price, Colin McGinty, Wyatt Alford, Lawton Sodemann, William Zelnak

Front Row (left to right) Reid Zeising, James Lasco, Palmer Scarritt, Charlie Constanzo, Thomas Klappenbach, Barton Warren, Blake Fielden, Dylan Mathis

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 08:07

A focused Colts team overcame the talented Packers for the Bigs Championship. Players, coaches and parents celebrate the victory!

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 07:53

In a hard hitting game the Golden Bears prevailed over the tough Spartans.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 07:50

In what many termed the best championship game on record the Bulldogs won in the closing seconds over an inspired Fighting Irish squad.

Wednesday, 05 November 2014 00:00

Hook em Horns!  The Longhorns are shown displaying their victory sign after a big win over the tough Broncos in the Mighty Might Tournament.  NYO's second flag football season ended on a great afternoon of games enjoyed by all!  Pictured from left to right: Lane Taylor, Strickland Bloomston, Evan Arena, Andrew Campbell, Head Coach, Bill Kilborn, Sam Hutto, Graham Beck, William Kilborn, Grant Taylor, Carson James, Assistant Coach, Mark Hutto, Quill Howell, Brendon Hermanson, (not pictured Will Shearer and assistant coach Rick Shearer).

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