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Basketball

Northborough Youth Basketball Contact: Bob O'Beirne
http://www.northboroyouthbasketball.org/
NYBA Mission Statement

Mission Statement

The Northborough Youth Basketball Association, Inc., is a non-profit organization formed and established to provide for the advancement of amateur basketball in the Town of Northborough. Under the direction of its volunteer board of directors, coordinators, and coaches, it will arrange, promote, organize and supervise amateur basketball competition for player’s grade 1 - 8 for residents of Northborough.

The following goals will guide the Association in its various activities:
1.        To emphasize equal playing time far more than the importance of winning
2.        To teach the skills of the game of basketball
3.        To teach the rules of the game
4.        To provide and encourage constructive coaching
5.        To gain for each participant the following benefits:

           a. To learn to work with others in a team endeavor
           b. To learn to be gracious in victory as well as defeat
           c. To obtain a level of physical fitness and coordination that will benefit them in later life
           d. The knowledge that winning is not a life or death situation



New NYBA Web Site

This is being posted at the NYBA's request. Parents, We would like to announce the Grand Opening of our new NYBA Web Site! We have teamed up with League Athletics to offer a new site that we will include a broader array of resources regarding NYBA activity, as well as key information and insights to help you improve your and your child’s experience with our program moving forward. The web site is www.NorthboroYouthBasktball.org. We encourage all of you to log-in at your convenience and experience it for yourselves. Should you have any suggestions as to how we may improve the site, please let us know. In addition, we wanted to alert you of the following important items: • Summer Recreational Registration for basketball will begin in the 2nd week of June. The format will be similar to the past, with instructional drills and then games for both boys and girls in grades 1 to 8. There are no fees for summer basketball. Please watch the web site for more detailed information. • Coaches – We are seeking parents to assist with coaching/coordinating duties for our summer program. It is a once a week commitment and can be a shared duty if we have enough volunteers. Primary duties are fairly simple and involve leading warm-ups, coordinating instructional drills, and managing games. Coaches are needed for Boys and Girls Grades: 1st& 2nd; 3rd& 4th; 5th& 6th; 7th& 8th. • Winter Registration: Per parent request and to facilitate coordination of our rapidly growing program, registration for our winter season will now start on August 1st and end on September 30th. You will need to sign up for recreational basketball and/or Travel within those dates. This change will give us more time to organize the winter league. Communication will go out via email to all parents of previous players. Please also check our new web-site for additional info. • “Travel coaches”: those interested in potentially coaching one of our winter travel teams can submit applications for next year starting this summer through the end of our winter registration process. Each year, we carefully review all applications and encourage all interested parties to consider submitting an application. If you have specific questions regarding travel coaching, please reach out to any one of our Board members. Our contact info is on the web-site. • Coaching Clinics – the NYBA is planning to host coaching clinics this fall for coaches at all age levels (rec and travel) by former NBA basketball player, Bob Bigelow. In addition, we plan to provide ample resources for coaching drills via our website to assist our new coaches in their duties. • Camps, AAU programs …check out the web-site for info on summer camps and AAU programs in our area. Our goal is to provide parents with the tools and resources needed to help ensure your kids have the most optimal experience possible in improving as basketball players and as individuals. Basketball is a great game to learn how to be successful as a member of a team and in turn develop important lifelong skills that can be applied off of the court. Thank you for helping us makes the NYBA a positive experience for your children. Best Regards, NYBA Board of Directors

Football/Cheerleading

NS Youth Football and Cheer P.O. Box 322
Northborough, MA 01532
http://northborosouthboroyouthfootballandcheer.sportssignup.com/site/
President's Statement
UpdatedSaturday December 11, 2021 byNSYFCA.

Just over a year ago, as we were in the height of the COVID 19 pandemic, it was with a heavy heart that we needed to make the very difficult decision to cancel the 2020 season.  Personally, I didn’t know what that would mean for our organization in the 2021 season.  We all stood by while we watched the world adjust to a new kind of normal and just hoped that our children would be able to return to their regular school schedule and activities.  
 
It was through great effort and perseverance by our Central MA Conference, BOD, volunteers, and parents that we were able to come back strong this season.  With that said, I want to say a huge THANK YOU to the entire T-Hawk family of players, cheerleaders, parents, coaches, volunteers, coordinators, and the NSYFCA Board of Directors for their tireless work, commitment, and dedication over this past year. 
 
It is also just as important to thank the parents, relatives, and friends who drive their kids to practice, prepare late dinners, and provide love and support throughout the season. It is these volunteers, parents, and others who truly make this organization run, and I truly appreciate everyone’s time, effort, and sacrifice.
 
It’s been a privilege to be a part of this organization over the years.  When we registered our oldest child to play football 10 years ago, I had absolutely no idea what I was getting myself into.  I’ve had the privilege of being able to coach almost every level of football and see multiple players that developed and graduated from our program.  Now I get to see some of them play at the High School and College levels.  Though it has been a lot of work, I can say that it has absolutely been worth every minute.
 
As NSYFCA President, it is my mission to make this entire organization an environment for athletic and personal growth. Where our young student athletes learn life and social skills, a solid work ethic, the values of teamwork and good sportsmanship, and a love for the game of football, and cheering. I strive to continuously improve and grow our organization into one that these young men and women and their families are proud of.
 
As we head into the off season, I ask one thing of you…...RECRUIT, RECRUIT, RECRUIT.   Our parents and players are our greatest asset to keep this organization alive and thriving.   Looking through this yearbook, I see hard-work, dedication, teamwork, perseverance, commitment, and family.   We need your help to keep this FAMILY thriving!
 
Doug Pulsifer
President, NSYFCA



General Information

Website: www.jrthawks.com

Soccer

Northborough Youth Soccer Contact: Kevin McCormick
PO Box 141
Northborough, MA 01532
Email: soccer01532@gmail.com
http://www.nysa.net
Northborough Youth Soccer is organized for children from ages 5-17 of the town of Northborough. It is an all volunteer organization dedicated to creating a fun environment for children to advance soccer skills and teach the life lessons of teamwork and determination.
Be sure to check the Field Hotline for the latest on Field Status. Kindergarten, Grade 1/2 Schedules are online.  Links to the BAYS site  Grade 3-9 Schedules can be found under the Schedules Menu tab above.
 



General Information

Website: nysa.net

Town Youth Baseball/Softball

ALGONQUIN BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION Contact: David Fialkow
PO BOX 147
Southborough, MA 01778
Email: absa@algonquinbsa.org
https://www.algonquinbsa.org/southboroughlittleleague
Dear Northborough Baseball and Softball Families:On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Algonquin Baseball and Softball Association, I wanted to send a quick note to update you on the exciting things going on with youth baseball and softball in Northborough and Southborough.1) Our merger is legally complete and we are now one organization - Algonquin Baseball and Softball (ABSA).   There is a new domain (algonquinbsa.org) that currently points to the Southborough website however, we are working on merging websites, social media, etc..  Please bear with us as this will take some time.  There are many people that have worked, and continue to work, very hard in making this possible.  We cannot thank them enough.  Both organizations had a very dedicated and involved board of volunteers, and I am thrilled to report that every board member that wanted to continue has remained on the new ABSA Board. You can see the list here.2) Registration for all age levels remains open.  If you have not registered for the 2022 season, please do so now.  Registration is still being handled on the Northborough and Southborough websites separately.   Please register before January 30, 2022 so we can order the right amount of uniforms.  All Softball for both towns will still go through the Northborough website this year.3) As communicated earlier in the merger process, our plan for the 2022 season is to have fully integrated teams at the AAA and Majors levels. These teams will consist of players and coaches from both Northborough and Southborough.  It is important for our league to fully integrate as soon as possible.  Our summer all-star teams will also be fully integrated (with the exception of Cooperstown teams that were already formed/paid for) and our goal is for them to be more inclusive.  The AA and below levels will operate as teams consisting of players exclusively from within each town.  At this age level, the convenience of in town practices for families outweighs the benefits of full integration and the logistics associated therewith.  We will, however, be combining events like Opening Day, Jamboree, Home Run Derby, etc.  More details on all of this to come in the next couple of months.4) If your player is planning on playing baseball at the AAA or majors level next season, they must be evaluated so that we can ensure proper league placement and the formation of fair teams.  If your player did not attend an evaluation session in the fall, they need to attend this winter. You should have received an email on this already if it applies (as well as new registrations).  Please sign up at this link.5) Opening Day will be here before you know it.  Please mark your calendars for Opening Day on Saturday, April 29 (with a rain date of Sunday, April 30).  More details on time, location etc. to follow.6) ABSA cannot be successful without your help.  Our Board is 100% volunteers.  We need your help to make the league great.  We rely on volunteers like you to open and close fields, run concession stands, coach teams, coordinate leagues, run special events, hang signage, etc.  You will get volunteer emails from time to time - please do not think that someone else will do it.  We really do need and want your help.  You can always check here for signups as well.If you have any questions, please feel free to reach to me at  president@algonquinbsa.org.David FialkowPresident, ABSA

Girls Lacrosse

NSGL Acre Bridge Road
Southborough, MA 01772
Email: nsgllax@gmail.com
https://nsgl.org/
Our mission is to promote girls' youth lacrosse in an environment that emphasizes fun while developing skills, teamwork, good sportsmanship, self-confidence, and integrity. NSGL is a member of the Founders Girls Lacrosse League.

Boys Lacrosse

NSYLA Contact: Kevin Staunton
http://www.nsyla.org/
Welcome!
Welcome to the Northborough-Southborough Youth Lacrosse program.
 
Our mission is to promote and honor the sport of lacrosse for the purpose of developing a love of the game through positive coaching, community among players, parents, coaches and officials. Our goal in honoring the game is that the game of Lacrosse teaches life lessons beyond the playing field. In doing so we recognize the importance of all players, and participation regardless of ability, talent or skill.
 
Our Purpose
The NSYLA was formed to exclusively provide the youth of Northborough, Southborough and surrounding communities with instruction, training, and development to improve their capabilities in lacrosse through participation. The mission of the NSYLA Lacrosse program is conducted in an atmosphere of sportsmanship and fair play, free of any adult ambition or personal glory. This educational objective, the principles of team play, self-discipline, respect, good sportsmanship, and scholarship are stressed through a developmental process of instruction, practice, and learning of the fundamentals of the game while insuring the safety and well being of the children who participate.