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 4th through 10th 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 traditionally serves 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.
The NYO Developmental league is open to girls who are in 2nd or 3rd grade and 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. Each participant will receive a basketball and uniform.
At a minimum, half of each session will consist of skill development building up to small sided games. The season events are on Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings.
The Rookie League is designed for our 4th and advanced 3rd graders to continue the fundamental focus of our Developmental league. These players get together in the gym the first three 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 3 events a week and every player will play at least one half of each game.
The VARSITY league is where our 5th/6th graders and high level 4th 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 and the league will start 8/17/22. Instead of tryouts, we will have 2 group training sessions with all players and coaches on 8/17 (Wed) and 8/19 (Fri). All Coaches will attend to lead drills and assess players for the draft. First team practices will be on 8/24. This will give all teams 4 practices before games start (8/24, 8/26, 8/31 & 9/2). First games will be played on 9/7 (Wed). 5pm, 6pm, 7pm and 8pm. Teams will play 8 games all on the following Wednesdays - 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19 & 10/26.
This new 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.
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.
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