NYO opened up fall sports registration on June 15th. At that time, we modified the normal registration process and split programs into two categories, contact & non-contact, based on feedback from the local/state governments and medical experts. This process included registering for a waitlist, with no fee due at the time of registration, for contact sports as we gathered interest. The next step of the contact sports waitlist/registration process was to begin collecting registration fees starting July 15th (today).
You can review the entire fall sports registration process from June 15th by CLICKING HERE.
The pandemic has been incredibly hard on so many aspects of all of our lives, and youth sports has not been spared. NYO is committed to creating athletic activities and skill development platforms to the greatest extent possible during this period, so that our program children do not lose a year of training and development, even if team athletic activities are limited because of social distancing mandates. We also believe that even if children are not able to engage in team sports, they can at least see one another and train together in their sport of choice, in a manner that does not involve physical contact. We love the NYO community and community events, and we miss them.
With that in mind, we have spent these last few months developing programs for sports training and development, for specific sports, for any fall sports at NYO that will not be permitted to offer our normal team vs. team games/leagues, because of the pandemic. We have sat down with the leaders in our various fall sports to come up with training and skill development programs that will be fun, rigorous and valuable to the participants. Those leaders are sad that a competitive sports season may pass, but excited to develop new and valuable ways to provide our kids the opportunity to stay involved in their favorite sports and to get better.
As of July 15th:
+ NYO non-contact sports (baseball & softball) registration remains open and we are working towards offering a normal season of games. If a season is not allowed, we will move to a skill development/clinic format.
+ NYO contact sports (flag football, tackle football, girls basketball and cheer) will be moving to a skill development/clinic format for the fall season. We will also be adding boys basketball skill training to the fall season. We will not be requiring payment on July 15th for contact sports as communicated in our previous emails.
+ These programs will be built & scheduled to encourage multi-sport participation.
Please be on the lookout for more details on these programs in the coming weeks.
NYO Mission Statement
NYO is a premier 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. Our inclusive environment offers multiple ways for the community’s youth to play at NYO including through our needs-based scholarship program and our Christopher League for children with disabilities.