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NYO Tackle Football



NYO TACKLE FOOTBALL

In 1951, Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Coach, Bob Blackwell created a football team of thirteen young boys from North Atlanta.  This small football squad, called the Red Devils, would evolve into one of the largest, intra-park football programs in the entire country.  Today, Northside Youth Organization’s football program boasts nearly 700 players from Kindergarten through 7th grade separated into six leagues.  Thousands of boys through the years have played at NYO and learned both football and life lessons.  Many of our NYO Football alumni recall some of their fondest memories as youngsters occurring on the fields at Chastain Park.

In conjunction with NYO’s mission, our football program emphasizes character development, sportsmanship, healthy competition, and positive coaching.  Most importantly, NYO football is FUN!!!


3RD GRADE

The PeeWee 3rd Grade League is open to children in the 3nd grade.  Players who turn 9-years-old prior to the March 1st cutoff will be required to play in the 4th Grade League.  In the 3rd Grade League, coaches are permitted to be on the field to promote instruction and faster play between downs.  Teams average three events per week (practice and games), and the season runs from late August through the middle of November.  Weight limits in the 3rd Grade League are as follows:

Offensive Back: 75 lbs., Receiver: 95 lbs., Interior Lineman: 95 lbs., League Maximum: 110 lbs. 


4TH GRADE

The Littles 4th Grade League is open to children in the 4th grade.  Players who turn 10-years-old prior to the March 1st cutoff will be required to play in the 5th Grade League.  This is a transitional year because coaches are no longer permitted on the field like in the Peewee Leagues, and traditional 11-man football is played.  Teams average four events per week (practice and games), and the season runs from late August through the middle of November.  Weight limits in the 4th Grade League are as follows:

Offensive Back: 85 lbs., Receiver: 105 lbs., Interior Lineman: 105 lbs., League Maximum: 120 lbs. 


5TH GRADE

The Littles 5th Grade League is open to children in the 5th grade.  Players who turn 11-years-old prior to the March 1st cutoff will be required to play in the Bigs League.  Teams average four events per week (practice and games), and the season runs from late August through the middle of November.  Weight limits in the 5th Grade League are as follows:

Offensive Back: 95 lbs., Receiver: 115 lbs., Interior Lineman: 115 lbs., League Maximum: 130 lbs. 


BIGS

The Bigs League is open to children in the 6th grade, and 7th graders who meet NYO League requirements. Teams average four events per week (practice and games), and the season runs from late August through the middle of November.  Weight limits in the Bigs League are as follows:

Offensive Back: 115 lbs., Receiver: 135 lbs., Interior Lineman: 136 lbs.+ 


GENERAL INFORMATION
2019 Football General Information


KEY DATES
2019 Key Football Dates


GAME RULES
2019 NYO Football Game Rules


FOOTBALL EQUIPMENT
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TRAINING CAMP INFORMATION
2019 Training Camp Information


TRYOUT INSTRUCTIONS
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PLAYER SAFETY INFORMATION
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OUTSTANDING COACHES
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Northside Youth Organization
140 Chastain Park Avenue NW 
Atlanta, Georgia 30342

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

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