Something for Everyone

When Don Rearden was offered a chance to be head coach for the Bethel High School NYO team, it was a dream come true. “I always imagined some day I’d get the chance to coach NYO, and it happened way sooner than I thought it would.” More

2016 NYO Games: Save the Date!

Cook Inlet Tribal Council is proud to announce the 2016 Senior NYO Games for April 21 – 23 at the Alaska Airlines Center on the UAA campus. Each year, more than 2,000 students from more than 50 communities across Alaska participate in JNYO … More

A Personal Best

As a girl living in Idaho, Madeline Ko—or Madi—had never heard of the NYO Games. A few years later, and with the help of WEIO champion Erica Meckel, Madi found herself competing in the finals. More

2015 NYO Games Showcases Diversity, Teamwork, Respect

More than 500 student athletes will gather April 16–18 at the Alaska Airlines Center on the UAA campus for the 45th Annual NYO Games Alaska. Athletes in grades 7-12 from throughout the state will demonstrate their strength, agility and skill in traditional Alaska … More

Partnerships Make The Games Possible

The success of NYO depends upon a generous behind-the-scenes team of sponsors, donors and volunteers Ask nearly anyone involved with the Games, and they’ll tell you: one of the greatest assets young NYO athletes develop by participating in the event … More

Coaching Students for the Games—and Life

Demonstrating through action, Casey Ferguson helps youth see their true potential Twenty-six-year-old Casey Ferguson never met a sport he didn’t like. Growing up in Chevak, he participated in every athletic activity his school had to offer, from cross-country running, to … More

Coach and Principal Embraces Community, Diversity Through NYO

Sportsmanship defines the games for team Valdez The first time Rodney Morrison, NYO Coach and Principal of Gilson Middle School in Valdez, attended the NYO state competition, he witnessed something he’d never seen in 10 years of coaching sports. “One … More

4th Annual Pilot Bread Recipe Contest is Underway!

Win 2 round trip tickets on Alaska Airlines, 25,000 Alaska Airlines Miles or a Smartphone Device! Every Alaskan has a favorite way to eat Pilot Bread! Please join us for the 4th Annual Pilot Bread Recipe Contest! Submission categories include … More

2014 NYO Games Event Page is Active!

It’s that time of year again and we’re in full swing here at CITC planning and preparing for the 2014 NYO games. Register, pay fees, volunteer or show your support for the athletes by making a personal donation – all … More