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Tuesday, 09 September 2014 12:26

We are excited to announce we have revamped our Sponsorship Program to allow for a more user friendly process.  Click on the title to learn more about the new changes!

Friday, 06 June 2014 14:36

At NYO, we have always been very engaged in our community, and we are blessed to have so many dedicated volunteers who make this happen. One such example that embodies a real sense of community is the annual “Pink Out” PeeWee football game. Started in 2012 by the story of the O’Kelley family, this remarkable event has brought together kids and adults of all ages, from the 7 and 8 year old Pee-Wees to the high school varsity players and cheerleaders, all while raising awareness for breast cancer. With plans to expand the game to a “Pink Out” week and include more high schools and PeeWee teams, don’t miss this year’s event! If you haven’t already signed-up, registration is still open. Just click here to register!

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Monday, 05 May 2014 00:00

The NFL sponsored program, "Heads Up" was adopted by NYO beginning in the 2013 season.  Ben Utt, a long time NYO coach, NYO Football Committee member and 10 year NFL veteran is leading this important effort.  Heads Up is an important player safety program.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 00:00

In the fall of 2005 Jack Bryant began his football career as a member of the NYO Fighting Irish. On February 5, 2014 Jack signed a National Letter of Intent with Furman University where he will compete for an offensive line position on the reigning Southern Conference Championship team. It was the decisions in between these milestones where Jack distinguished himself.

(left to right on back row ) Doug Bryant, Nancy Byant and Palmer Scarritt. Jack Bryant is seated

Monday, 10 February 2014 22:11

Luke Wright will continue his football career at the University of Cincinnati under Coach Tommy Tuberville's leadership. Luke attends Holy Innocents' and has been the starting quarterback for the  Bears the last two years. Luke began his football career on the fields of NYO as a PeeWee player. Luke was named Player of the Year at Holy Innocents'. He was also named Player of the Year by the North Fulton Forsyth Touchdown Club.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 10:06

The Fields of NYO were the first real experience the young men listed below had in organized football. There were many highlights and good times shared by all involved in their young lives while at NYO, as they participated in The Pee Wee, The Littles, and The Bigs Football Programs. They spent hours learning the fundamentals of the game, sportsmanship, and being a good teammate from the dedicated group of Coaches provided through these outstanding programs. Click headline or picture to view roster download and more.

Saturday, 14 December 2013 14:47

Dominick Blaylock, one of the most explosive 7th grade football players in the country, has been selected for the 2014 Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl. Blaylock, a 2019 prospect, will make the trip from Marietta, Georgia to the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas for the all-star matchup of some of the top youth football players in the entire country.  “I feel like this is going to be a great opportunity for me,” said Blaylock.  Cick headline or Photo to read more from this article from the Youth 1 website.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 00:00

The 12-U NYO Red Devils just concluded their 2013 postseason this past Thanksgiving weekend.  The Red Devils defeated the Forsyth Paladins 6-0 on historic Grant Field at Georgia Tech on Sat, Nov 23rd.  The team and families then travelled to Gatlinburg, TN over Thanksgiving weekend to participate in the 41st Annual Gatlinburg Thanksgiving Bowl Tournament.  The Red Devils played teams from Chicago, New Orleans and Alabama. The Red Devils lost by 1 point 7-6 on a snow covered field to the National Champions from Chicago; lost by a TD 21-14 to the defending National Champions from New Orleans (both opponents were 1-year older as well;) and concluded their season with a resounding 33-6 win over the team from Gadsden, AL. The team had a 4-year record of 9-2.
Click photo for listing of team shown. 

Monday, 18 November 2013 00:00

On Sunday November 17th, the 4th Grade Red Devils team held their 2nd annual service project for the park.  This year the Red Devils raked leaves throughout the park and performed a trash sweep on both the Littles and PeeWee fields cleaning up everything from bubble gum, wrappers, two pairs of sunglasses and several mouthpieces to pom-pom string, Styrofoam cups and bottlecaps . The Red Devils are proud to represent the park in the upcoming Miracle Bowl in Alpharetta the three days following Thanksgiving where they will face 4th Grade teams from Alpharetta, Cobb and Roswell.

Monday, 18 November 2013 00:00

The Patriots completed an 11-0 undefeated season and captured the 2013 NYO Bigs Championship over the Dolphins last Monday on historic Blackwell Field! The Patriots had a true team in every sense of the word which is shown in this one singular dominant statistic: The boys gave up only 5 touchdowns (34 points) in 11 games, with 6 shutouts. The Patriots also had 7 players score Touchdowns and over 9 players score points throughout he season. Great kids, Dominant Team, Great Champions! Pictured below are: Bottom Row L-R- Owen Dunn, Miles Wallace, Hunter Williams, Price Doherty, Andrew York, Alan Pope, Quinn Harron, Jack Jacoby; Middle Row- Griffin McKinnis, Morgan Payne, Trevor Jones, Turner Cravens, Jared Yarmowich, Henry Beery, Matthew Davis, Hank Toomey, Jennings McGill; Back Row- Coach Chris Payne, Coach Eric Williams, Coach Pat McGill.

Friday, 15 November 2013 17:39

A skilled and determined Golden Bears team prevailed in a close championship game against the tough Panthers.  The Golden Bears completed the season with a 10-1-1 record and were featured in the Pink Out Game.  Top row of players (from left) - Jack Donovan, Walker Hale, Ethan Hall, Brian Stephens, Corley Watson, Caden Morris, Fain Barton, Will DeButts. Bottom row (from left) - Rainer Langford, Connor White, Ben Cummings, Mac Warren, Jamie O'Kelley, Alex Wickliffe, Austin Elrod.  Coaches (from left) - Luke Barton, Brain Stephens, Corley Watson, Head coach Chris Langford.  Not pictured is Team Mom - Michele White



Friday, 15 November 2013 17:16

The Bulldogs capped at perfect season by winning the Championship in the Littles on November 9th.  After winning the tough SEC the Bulldogs won the overall championship against an explosive LSU Tigers team.  The Bulldogs had a lot to cheer about as they finished the season with 12-0 record. 

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 16:58

Years ago NYO teams won 7 National Pop Warner Championships. Those teams competed using the name “Red Devils” and were lead by legendary coach Bob Blackwell. During the coming weeks Red Devils teams composed of NYO players will represent NYO in various post season competitions.

Between November 29th and December 1st Red Devil teams playing in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grader divisions will compete in the Miracle Bowl in Alpharetta. For directions and the game schedules click on the following link: Miracle Bowl Information

Friday, 01 November 2013 12:43

A few years ago, NYO Partnered up with Twisted Taco and Big Frog T-shirt Company to start a Player of the Week Program. The idea is for a child who has worked extra hard during the season to get that special recognition… that extra “atta boy” from his coaches and recognition from his teammates.

And every once in awhile, we get a coach who goes out of his way to recognize a child. I received a letter from one such coach last week highlighting why he chose the player he did for Player of the Week. Click headline or picture to read more ...

Thursday, 31 October 2013 11:44

As minivans and SUVs search for ideal parking spots on a recent crisp fall night at Chastain Park, the regular family members who attend NYO football and baseball practices or games know something is different about this late October evening.

What, no parking? Is there a concert or something? Stress levels increase! Nope, It’s a ‘Pink Out,’ mommy!

The Pee Wee Field is painted with a large pink ribbon at midfield, the players are wearing pink socks and shoelaces, and pink balloons are everywhere. Parents and fans have brought their friends and extended family to see the Golden Bears take on the Lions to decide who will be the number one seed heading into the playoffs the following week. A big time game atmosphere for 7- and 8-year-olds for sure!

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Thursday, 10 October 2013 00:00

Winning 100 games is impressive particularly when you can consider that the regular season includes only 8 games. The 100th win recorded by the Fighting Irish last week is a great milestone but it belies what Chip Traynor and Palmer Scarritt have accomplished during the past 14 years of coaching the Fighting Irish.

Monday, 05 August 2013 00:00

Falcons Training Camp may be winding down, but the youth football season is right around the corner, and NYO has been preparing for a great start to the season.

Former Atlanta Falcons Linebacker Buddy Curry and Master Trainer with USA Football— and his 501c3 organization, KIDS & PROS, held a 4-day youth football safety camp -  Monday, July 29th -  Thursday, August 1 just for NYO, at our own Chastain Park.

Nine former NFL players came out to support the camp and work with close to 200 kids from NYO to teach safe tackling to prevent injuries, like concussions, as well as teach basic football skills and key character values.   (See the entire list and read more, click the headline or photo). 

Thursday, 06 December 2012 19:05

NYO was represented by five post-season Red Devils teams that competed in metro Atlanta tournaments played over the long Thanksgiving week-end. The 4th grade Red Devils team is pictured above. 5th grade Red Devil team follows below.

Monday, 19 November 2012 17:58

Few have contributed to NYO’s football and baseball programs longer than Joe Hudson whose coaching career began in 1972. He is truly a great coach in all respects. The teams he has coached have won countless championships. More importantly, he has contributed positively on and off the field to the lives of the young men lucky enough to play for him.  The Joe Hudson Award is given each year to a special player in the Bigs that: works hard, provides leadership on his team and demonstrates great character. Basically, the winner of this award is a coach’s dream. 

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