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NYO GAMES ALASKA

 

Welcome to the Native Youth Olympic (NYO) Games! We are excited to announce the 2024 NYO Games as we celebrate all our student athletes.

 

Our younger athletes in grades 1–6 compete each February in the Junior Games (JNYO), and each spring, students in grades 7–12 compete in the statewide Senior Games. The Senior Games are open to all in-state students with a maximum age of 19. Participation is limited to one boy and one girl athlete per event, per team.

NYO TRYOUTS – Anchorage

  • Location: Grace Christian School
  • Dates: March 22 – 23, 2024
  • 2024 Sr. Games:
    • Location: Alaska Airlines Center, UAA Campus
    • Dates: April 25 – 27, 2024

2024 Sr. NYO Schedule of Events

  • 2024 JNYO:
    • Location: Seawolf Sports Complex, UAA Campus (now named AVIS Alaska Sports Complex); 2801 Spirit Way, Anchorage, AK 99508
    • Dates: February 23-25, 2024

Junior Training Videos

2024 Jr.NYO Schedule of Events

The NYO Scholarship started in 2020 to encourage athletes to keep practicing and to provide an incentive to participate in the virtual statewide NYO Games. Today, the scholarship provides financial support to senior high school students and athletes pursing higher education. For the fifth consecutive year, this support will once again be available for one male and one female senior athlete for post-secondary education. The NYO scholarships typically range from $1,500 to $1,000 (depending on funds raised) and will be awarded to high school seniors across Alaska actively participating with a Native Youth Olympics team and who are planning to attend a vocational school or college.

 

To apply: please fill out the NYO Scholarship Application by Friday, April 12, 2024 and submit to nyo@citci.org.

 

Winners will be chosen by the Education Scholarship Committee and announced on Friday, April 26 during the Senior NYO Games Celebration of Graduates and on the NYO Games Alaska Facebook page. Applicants do not need to be present at the Senior NYO Games, April 25-26, to win.

 

NYO Scholarship Prior Recipients:

  • 2023: Dennis Hoffman, Galena Interior Learning Academy in Galena, AK  & Lydia Alverts, Ya Ne Dah Ah School in Chickaloon, AK
  • 2022: Mia Anderson, Mount Edgecumbe High School (originally from Sitka)
  • 2021: Naatanii Mayo, Fairbanks (originally from Stevens Village)
  • 2020: Ajey Moses, Chevak, and Bridget Savage, Unalaska

 

How to Help

The NYO Scholarship is totally funded through donations.  If you are interested in learning more about investment opportunities for this program, please contact Kelly Hurd at (907) 793-3272.  To donate, please visit our donation form.

 

 

2024 NYO Scholarship Application

Anchorage hotels have provided special pricing for local hotels for both JNYO and Sr. NYO Games. More information and how to book can be found in the attachments:

Alaska Airlines is offering a 7% discount off Alaska Airlines published fares for travel to Anchorage for the 2024 Junior NYO Games Alaska:

REGISTRATION

ATHLETE PARTICIPATION FORM

NYO STORE

The store will reopen soon!

NYO HANDBOOK

The official NYO Handbook includes rules, instructions, details, and more. Download your copy here. (updated February 2024)

HOW-TO VIDEOS

HOW-TO VIDEOS

SENIOR RESULTS

SENIOR RESULTS

JUNIOR RESULTS

JUNIOR RESULTS

SUPPORT

SUPPORT

Supporting Our 2023 Athletes