Catch all the action right here for both Championships!
Fun From Day One!
All the analysis and prep comes together as teams are drafted.
High Fives all Around
Rookie tryouts got the luck of the draw with colder weather.
The Gyms are packed with excitment
Along with our Chastain Park Gym, 11 other area courts are now in full swing!
Catching What They Can from Collegiate Catcher
Haleigh Dickey can share a lot about catching - And the UNC home run leader has a tip or two about hitting.
On the other side of the break teams are driving hard.
Back to full schedule with the weather cooperating this weekend.

NYO Sports

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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UPDATE: NYO Fastpitch Softball Player Evaluations stars

The NYO Fastpitch Softball Player Evaluations for Senior, Major and Minor Leagues will take place Saturday, January 28, at NYO.  To determine your daughter's evaluation time, you can click on the article title above, then click on the attachment for your daughter's league.  Players with evaluation numbers 14xxx and up are Senior League players; numbers 11xxx-13xxx are Major League players; and numbers 9xxx-10xxx are Minor League players.  PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MAJOR LEAGUE EVALUATION START TIMES HAVE BEEN MOVED BACK TO 10:00AM (FROM 9:00AM), due to the cold weather.  All Majors players should check the attached sheet to confirm their evaluation times. 

For Rookie players, numbers 7xxx-8xxx, the evaluations will take place on Sunday, January 29.  The Rookie evaluation times are also attached to this article. 

Finally, for those who have registered recently, we have attached a list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding player evaluations.  If, after reviewing the list, you still have questions, feel free to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  We can't wait to get started this weekend with the 2017 season!

Baseball Clinics Rescheduled

The weather played havoc with our pre season clinics over the weekend but we wanted to let you know that we will be rescheduling them this week and next.  
7- 9 yr old clinic will be this Wednesday from 5:00-7:00 PM at NYO.  
10-14 yr old clinic will be this Thursday from 5:00-7:00 PM at NYO.
5 & 6 yr old clinic will be next Monday 30th from 5:00-6:30 PM at NYO.
Please check in at the pavilion next to the concession stand.
If you are unable to attend the make up date and you already purchased a ticket please email Coach Woolverton @This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get a full refund.  No need to respond if you are planning to attend.
For those that would now like to attend that haven’t already purchased a ticket you can also email Coach Woolverton directly to let him know that you will be coming.