We hope this message finds everyone well and staying safe. Since our last update, Governor Brian Kemp has updated his executive order to include the following language:
- Gatherings of more than 10 people are banned until June 1 unless there is six feet of distance between each person. The ban applies to all non-critical infrastructure businesses, local governments, and organizations of all types, including social groups, informal get-togethers, and recreational sports, among others.
In addition to the updated executive order, we are also waiting on additional guidance from the City of Atlanta. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has put together a task force to re-open the city. We have remained in contact with this group and we expect to have more information from them soon. It is important to note that we operate in a City of Atlanta park and cannot resume activities until the city resumes organized youth activities. This means, you may hear of other programs, parks, etc (outside Atlanta) resuming activities before us but we must wait for the approval from the city of Atlanta. We will continue to monitor the situation and, if feasible, remain committed to extending the NYO spring baseball and softball recreational seasons into the summer months.
NYO HAS EXTENDED THE SUSPENSION OF ALL ACTIVITIES THROUGH SUNDAY, MAY 31. PLAYERS, COACHES AND FAMILIES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO UTILIZE FACILITIES (INCLUDING GYMS, FIELDS, OPEN CAGES, ETC) AT NYO OR ANY OF THE OFFSITE FACILITIES.
We would like to thank all our families who have followed the guidelines to keep the athletic fields/facilities closed and ready for our return to play. As a reminder, off-site fields are also closed so please refrain from using those facilities as well.
Registration for Fall Sports to begin June 15, 2020 – NYO plans to begin registration for Fall sports (baseball, cheer, flag football, girls basketball, softball and tackle football) on June 15, 2020; please mark your calendar. We will continue to work with local and state government officials and follow the necessary health guidelines/recommendations as needed. More information will be released on our fall programs once we have more direction from local and state governments.
Things are rapidly changing so please stay patient with us as we continue to collect information for a safe return to play. We are looking forward to getting back to the park and seeing our friends when the time is right. Until then, please stay safe and keep training at home!