Wednesday, 07 October 2015 00:00

Twenty-eight years.  That’s how long I’ve been an NYO parent-coach-volunteer. If you asked me how our organization works, how it continues to improve, I’d recite a litany of names. It would be a list of thousands --- parents and non-parents alike --- who commit their time each year for the love of children and for the games they play. They’re the people --- starting with Jane Wilkins --- who have given us the premier youth-sports organization in the South.

In 65 years, we’ve grown to serve 2,500 families with 5,000 registered baseball, fastpitch softball, football, basketball and cheerleading children, ages 4 to 14.  We also operate the Christopher League for children with special needs.

We do it all in the heart of Atlanta’s biggest and busiest park, Chastain, or on high-quality playing fields we maintain with school and church partners.

A romantic might call it the Miracle of NYO. But romances, even the best ones, hit rough patches. Even miracles have shelf life and an expiration date. Leaders move on. Volunteers find new interests. Success breeds complacency, which can yield to mediocrity. Tough economic times strain everyone. Bad things do, occasionally, happen.

No one can anticipate every challenge, every opportunity. But if you’re paying attention you might just catch the next updraft or avoid the unexpected wind shear. That’s why, a year ago, NYO’s board set out to develop a detailed three-year strategic plan that will guide operations and decision-making. (click headline or image to read more)

Monday, 14 September 2015 11:53

Sunday afternoon, September 13th was especially exciting at NYO.  We had Football Opening Day Ceremonies, softball games, baseball games, football practices, cheer practices and the dedication of the new pavilion.  Truth be told,  softball and football kids have already been enjoying it with it’s perfect location.  The pavilion is located along Lake Forrest Drive beside the corner softball fields and Littles football field.  “Before it’s construction there wasn’t a pavilion or even a picnic table in this section of the park,” as Larry Bennett, NYO VP, pointed out during the ceremonies. (Read more, click photo or headline)

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 22:05

The Chastain Park Conservancy will celebrate its 10th anniversary Thursday October 2 with an Amphitheatre concert featuring B-52 alums Fred Schneider and Cindy Wilson; Ed Roland, lead singer of Collective Soul; Mudcat and The Atlanta Horns, and legendary rock group Drivin’ N Cryin.’ The four-hour concert starts at 7 p.m., and tickets can be purchased by going to Cindy Wilson and Ed Roland, who live near the park, will perform with their own groups, Ola Moon and the Sweet Tea Project, respectively.

Proceeds from the concert will help the Conservancy keep Chastain clean, green and safe. Although it’s considerably younger than NYO, the Conservancy and NYO have worked together seamlessly to make Atlanta’s biggest (268 acres) and most-active park even better.

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Thursday, 15 May 2014 00:00

Between summer tournment team practices, getting the park ready for big road updates, The Park is hosting several Summer Camps! Get all the information you need and relevant links under the Training menu and Camps.

Coming JUNE 2nd - 6th and JUNE 16th - 20th The Dan Perez Camps are returning! Simply follow this link for registration and more info

Also beginning JUNE 2nd - 5th Liz Kennedy from The Lovett School will hold her camp at the NYO Gym 9am to 3pm, for girls ages 8 - 14. Click HERE for more information

Up next JUNE 2nd - 5th Basketball will be in full stride in the evening with boys 2nd through 7th grade taking to the gym for Top Notch Series, follow this link

Mid June is Cheerleading Camp! in-A-Snap will bring the excitement JUNE 16th - 20th 10am to 3pm daily. Click HERE for more information and registration.

Titus Sports located at the Gym of NYO is holding its annual camps as well in JUNE and JULY. Click HERE for more information and registration.

Thursday, 06 February 2014 11:07

Stop by the check-in table to receive discount details! NYO SHOP DAY Saturday, February 8, 2014- Lenox Store 9am-5pm 3535 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30326 - 404.267.0200

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