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NYO Girls Basketball Registration (Fall)

2023 Girls Basketball

Over a decade ago, the Board of Directors at Northside Youth Organization recognized the need to provide a competitive, off-season girls’ basketball program in North Atlanta and created one. NYO Fall Girls Basketball is the youngest program in Chastain Park, and it is thriving. With a focus on TEAM basketball and skill development, the leagues are structured so that teams are balanced, and players receive sound fundamental instruction and substantial playing time in a competitive and organized learning environment. The program serves 250+ players and is designed to accommodate girls that also play another fall sport. This program intentionally lays out its leagues to follow age appropriate development of its players to ready them to be the ultimate teammate who is fundamentally sound and ready to ‘play ball.’

NYO Girls Basketball Leagues
Grades 2nd-10th

In conjunction with NYO’s mission, our girls basketball program emphasizes character development, sportsmanship, healthy competition, and positive coaching.

For more information, visit the NYO Girls Basketball website at

Grades 2nd - 10th

Season Dates: 08/15/2023 to 11/07/2023

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NYO Girls Basketball


At NYO, we strive to provide the best possible recreational sports programming while supporting the mission of the park by emphasizing character development and sportsmanship.  We are blessed to be able to offer the only fall rec basketball league of its size and kind in the Metro-Atlanta area.

This program operates grade-based leagues for 2nd through 11th graders that build off of our introductory developmental league for 2nd and 3rd grade girls.  With a focus on TEAM basketball and skill development, the leagues are structured so that teams are balanced, and players receive sound fundamental instruction and substantial playing time in a competitive and organized learning environment. The program has traditionally served around 250 players from over 30 schools and is designed to accommodate girls that also play another fall sport.

Each league follows age appropriate basketball skill and concept development guidelines in order to instill in our players the path to become the ultimate teammate that is fundamentally sound and ready to 'play ball.' Each league concludes by the last week of October.  Columbus Day weekend has no league events scheduled, but NYO offers additional clinics for those who would like to continue to develop their game during the holiday.


Beginner 2nd and 3rd graders (Developmental league events are on Tuesdays or Thursdays and Saturdays August 19 – October 7)


Experienced 3rd and 4th graders (Rookie league is played on Wednesday or Thursdays and Sundays August 23 – October 25)

5th and 6th graders (Varsity league runs between August 15 – October 24 with games on Tuesdays – see details below)
Tuesdays and Fridays

7th and 8th graders with advanced 6th graders (This league hosts one weekday practice and games on Sundays beginning August 15 with tournament championship game October 22)

High School grades and advanced 8th graders (WNBA events start on August 15 and run through October 22)


The NYO Developmental league is open to girls who are in 2nd or 3rd grade beginning to play. The objective of this league is to take a beginner player and provide them with the proper introduction to the sport, instill a basic fundamental skill base and general understanding of the sport. Rims are lowered and age appropriate equipment is used to promote proper form and technique.  At a minimum, half of each session will consist of skill development building up to games. The season events are on Tuesday or Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings.  The league launches on 8/19 and runs through 10/7.


The Rookie League is designed for our experienced 3rd and 4th graders to continue the fundamental focus of our Developmental league.  All players get together in the gym the first few weeks of the season for skill training and small sided games.  At this point, balanced teams are made and season is played and concludes with a championship.  This league averages 2 events a week and every player will play at least one half of each game. Girls will play on a 9 foot hoop on a shortened court.  The league launches play on 8/23 and plays on Wednesdays or Thursdays and Sundays through 10/25.


The VARSITY league is where our 5th/6th graders come to compete! Games will be played on a full length court. Girls will play with a 28.5 ball on a 10 foot hoop. Two events per week (Tuesdays and Fridays) and the league will start on August 15. We will have 2 evaluations - August 15 (Tue) & Aug 18 (Fri) with all players and all coaches on both dates. All players and all coaches will attend to assess players for the draft. First team practices will be August 22. This will give all teams 4 practices before games start on September 5. Games will be on Tuesdays and practices on Fridays.  All teams will play 7 regular season games and then a single elimination tournament.  The league will end on October 24 with the championship game.


This league is designed to develop the game of 7th and 8th graders as well as advanced 6th graders in preparation for their Middle School tryouts.  Skill development is still the foundation of this league and the rules provide the opportunity of added situational complexity to grow the players whole game IQ.  Teams are formed after evaluations to establish parity across the league for competition through the season leading up to a single elimination tournament.  NCAA league events are on Mondays or Wednesdays and Sundays.  It begins 8/15 and ends with a single elimination tournament with the championship on 10/22.


The WNBA league is now focusing on High Schoolers and advanced 8th graders to provide a high level of game experience and skill development to get them prepared for their High School basketball team tryouts.  In this environment our players are given the opportunity to increase their individual skills and whole game IQ through healthy competition.  This league play is held on Sunday and Monday nights beginning 8/15 and finishes on 10/22.



Northside Youth Organization
140 Chastain Park Avenue NW 
Atlanta, Georgia 30342

Phone: 404-256-1483
Email: [email protected]

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