Summer Ball Underway with 18 Teams in Action
Summer ball is here. NYO is fielding 18 tournament teams this summer, and all teams are in high gear now as we embark on a big summer of tournament baseball. With so many teams and kids playing this summer (216 players from our 7U-14U regular season baseball leagues) in so many tournaments (somewhere around 105 and upwards of 500 games), it's a bit difficult to keep up with everyone.
Thanks to all of our crack staff of team reporters for their detailed and entertaining reports - keep them coming for all of the teams no matter what the result as we all love to hear how you're doing.
We're criss-crossing the state (and a few adjoining states as well) bringing NYO's brand of sportsmanship and competitiveness everywhere we go. We've already taken back the hardware at several touraments this summer and we're having great success across the board.
This year, in particular, we've really stepped up the level of competition as most of our 10U-14U teams are playing either exclusively travel team tournaments or a hybrid of travel and sanctioned all star play. At many of these tournaments, we are the only "all star" team amongst a field of travel only teams (and we're competing with and beating them regularly).
We are also extremely fortunate to have so many volunteer community coaches involved in the summer program this year. 11 of our teams are being managed by volunteer community coaches with an additional 25-30 volunteers helping out with these teams. Please thank these guys every chance you can as they are the true cornerstone of the summer program.
Special thanks to Ben Levenbaum for coordinating our 12 and under summer teams and their activities. Good luck to all of our teams, players and coaches and enjoy the rest of the ride this summer!
Here's a short summary of each team and where they are generally playing over the summer (note that each team's accomplishments are not mentioned in this article but keep watching for updates on this site for specific team reports): click on article heading to read more