For many New Castle families, life revolves around active sports schedules for their children and sometimes, for mom and/or dad, too. Sports participation can be a positive and health enhancing family bonding experience creating cherished memories, new friendships, and lifelong lessons about good sportsmanship. In New Castle, choices abound including baseball/softball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country/track and field, field hockey, football, lacrosse, swim & dive, tennis and volleyball.
Various organizations such as the American Youth Soccer Organization and the Greeley Youth Lacrosse Assoication are examples of local organizations which support New Castle children and their families engaged in these sports.:
American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) – Chappaqua Chapter
The Chappaqua chapter of the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO). Their mission is to develop and deliver a high-quality youth soccer program which enrich the lives of children 4-18 years of age. The program promotes a fun, family environment built on the foundation of their Six Philosophies: everyone plays, balanced teams, open registration, positive coaching, good sportsmanship and player development. Coaches and referees are made up entirely of volunteers. chappaquaayso.org
Greeley Youth Lacrosse Association (GYL)
Greeley Youth Lacrosse is a privately funded youth lacrosse organization whose mission is to provide girls and boys youth lacrosse programs that inspire participation while protecting the integrity of the game and to provide the New Castle community with the opportunity to participate in the game of lacrosse. GYL strives to help players develop their skills in a safe and fun environment while placing higher value on sportsmanship and learning, rather than solely on winning. Through positive and effective leadership every child has the opportunity to discover, learn, participate and develop a love and passion for the game of Lacrosse. greeleyyouthlacrosse.com
For additional information or resources about youth sports, contact the Chappaqua Central School District or the Town of New Castle Recreation and Parks Department. Town Hall is also an excellent resource for information about adult sports including New Castle’s baseball leagues.