Wednesday, 19 November 2014 11:51

Located in the heart of Chastain Park, the center of North Atlanta, NYO (an acronym for the Northside Youth Organization) provides high-quality youth fastpitch softball to girls ages 5-17. If you are interested in an extremely organized and competitive league that allows players to develop to their fullest potential through dedicated coaching and quality competition, then NYO Fastpitch at Chastain Park is the league for you and your children. Our commitment is to provide the finest in-park program in the State of Georgia with an emphasis on community involvement, volunteerism, teamwork, sportsmanship, providing first class facilities and above all, fun and camaraderie. Our mission is to provide the best opportunity for players of all levels to enjoy the game of fastpitch softball through non-stop encouragement, instructive guidance and positive role models. Below are a few specifics on NYO Fastpitch. You may also click on your daughter's specific league from our Fastpitch pull-down menu above to see more details on the individual leagues (ages 5-6 for Kit Kats, 7-8 for Rookies, 9-10 for Minors, 11-13 for Majors and 14-17 for Seniors).  We hope you choose to be a part of NYO Fastpitch this spring!

What are the advantages of NYO Fastpitch?

Centrally located at Chastain Park in North Atlanta, adjacent to tennis, golf and a great jogging path around Chastain Park.

Continually improved and maintained state-of-the-art fields and common areas. We feature five dedicated fastpitch fields (all lighted), turf batting cages with pitching machines, and two fully functional concession stands.

No league boundaries - everyone who can get to the park is eligible to play. Come join your schoolmates without the restrictions of artificial league boundaries (most of our players live throughout Buckhead, North Atlanta and Sandy Springs, but we also have players from as far away as Decatur, Alpharetta and Marietta).

Fun and social events for players and parents throughout the year, including a gala Opening Day parade and related activities, end of year parties and other events to be scheduled. Our younger players receive trophies and players ages 9 and up receive a specially-designed NYO Fastpitch t-shirt (you can spot them all over town!).

Equitable distribution of players for evenly matched teams.

Official umpires (for ages 9 and up).

Rules for each league specially designed to promote the age-appropriate goals of each league.

Quality coaches who participate in coaches workshops and attend training from the Positive Coaching Alliance--a national organization dedicated to teaching coaches to coach in a positive, encouraging manner.

Weekly pitching clinic offered for girls ages 8 and up.

Opportunity to compete in the annual MLB Pitch, Hit and Run competition (and advance to competition at Turner Field!).

Ages 7 and up will participate in exciting season-ending tournaments at NYO.

Well-planned and organized season which runs early-mid February through early-mid May, taking off private and public school spring break weeks and holidays.

Numerous opportunities for post-season All-Star teams with (a) the possibility of multiple teams per age group, and (b) multiple tournament opportunities for each All-Star team.

An opportunity for players with physical and mental challenges to participate in our Christopher League (with great opportunities for our older players to volunteer their assistance through a buddy program).

A condensed and enriching Fall Fastpitch program for those players looking to maintain their skills year round.

Off-season conditioning offered at Titus Sports Academy (located at the NYO Gym) with discounted rates for fastpitch players.

Winter workouts at NYO for players who want to keep sharp between the end of fall softball and the start of the spring season.

Monday, 03 November 2014 11:13

The 2014 NYO Fall Fastpitch season came to an exciting end Saturday and Sunday, November 1-2, 2014, with three well-played tournaments.  In the Fall Rookie league, the Orange Dolphins topped the Pink Crushers in the tournament championship on Sunday afternoon.  In the Fall Minors, the Royals were able to accomplish what the major league Royals could not -- finishing off with a win in the final game, beating the Pink Chaos 7-5.  In the Fall Majors, the Killer Cotton Candies put two runners on with two outs in the bottom of the last inning, but the Cyclones held them off for a thrilling 5-4 win.

Thanks to all the parents, coaches and players for being a part of NYO Fastpitch this fall.  The girls showed great spirit and sportsmanship in their play this weekend.  We hope to see everyone in the spring of 2015!

Monday, 07 July 2014 11:11

The 12U NYO All-Stars captured the USSSA All-Star State Championship late Sunday afternoon with an 11-0 win over the Murphey Candler Cobras, capping a remarkable weekend during which NYO won all six of its games by a cumulative score of 70-10.

In the final, Susie Pieper pitched a no-hitter, backed by airtight defense from Anna Galvin and Elle Shores. NYO jumped to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning on nifty baserunning by Alex Bradham and KJ Pressly, and a run-scoring single from Hollis Gottlieb. The All-Stars added three more in the second and four in the third, with key hits from Hadley Griggs and Katie Atwater. That was more than enough offensive support for Pieper, who retired the first eight hitters in the game, and finished with six strikeouts and one walk.

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Monday, 07 July 2014 11:04

The 10U Chaos won their second tournament title of the travel season Saturday June 21st at the GSA Summer Slam in Cartersville competing against travel teams from across North Georgia.  The team won all four tournament games by a wide margin due to timely hitting and dominant pitching by Sydney Silverstein who allowed merely one hit across four tournament games, including a no-hit, near perfect game (one walk) in the final.  Congrats to the Chaos for another excellent performance!

Friday, 20 June 2014 08:28

The NYO Braves continued their winning ways this past weekend by placing third in the CAM Sports June Class C/All-Star Championship in Milledgeville, Georgia.  Playing against both seasoned travel teams and All-Star teams based in middle Georgia, the Braves played their hearts out in an all-day double elimination tournament.  Led by pitchers Louise Richens and Audrey Mitchem and stellar defense by the entire team, the Braves toughed out a long hot day on the diamond and walked away with their third team trophy in three tournaments.  They round out their season this coming weekend at the West Cobb Invitational. 

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 11:45

The 2014 Andee's Army Invitational Tournament was held on June 13-14 at NYO.  Blessed with great weather, excellent softball and spirited crowds, the tournament wrapped up Saturday evening with championship games in the 15U, 12U and 8U age groups (featuring six teams from six different parks).  In the 15U finals, the Cherokee Thunder jumped to an early lead and prevailed over the Murphey Candler Cobras 9-4 (see picture to the left of both teams with Andee Poulos after the championship game).  In the 12U bracket, the Sandy Plains Ice played excellent defense and held off a late rally from the NYO All-Stars, taking the title in a 5-4 thriller.  In the 8U finals, it was all Alpharetta Attack, as the Attack blew open a tight game with the Sandy Springs Storm to prevail 15-6.  Congratulations to each of these winners!  

NYO and Andee's Army thank all of the participants in this year's tournament for their support.  The proceeds from the tournament go to benefit Andee's Army--the foundation created to honor Andee Poulos, an NYO player who suffered a severe brain injury three years ago.  Andee presented trophies to the champions in all age groups and was present at the park to welcome and thank the teams in person.  It was a wonderful weekend at NYO in support of a great cause.  We look forward to seeing all of these visiting teams and families back next year!    

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