Yo! Ball Sports is a grassroots organization striving for the betterment of today’s youth. We provide youth services to groups within our community who might otherwise be neglected. We also have a longstanding reputation within the sports community of Solano, Napa, Sonoma, Contra Costa, San Francisco and Alameda Counties. Our experienced Coaches, Mentors and Youth Counselors will guide your child towards a future of leadership skills and a sense of social self confidence; possessing knowledge and skill acquired through involvement in our sports program and mentoring outreach.
Basketball / Fitness / Youth Mentoring
Our programs fill up fast, so register early! See our events page for more details and schedules for current and upcoming games.
YO! BALL SPORTS AAU BASKETBALL
YO! Ball Sports will be holding our 2014-15 basketball try-outs on Monday October 27 and Wednesday October 29 at Franklin Middle School at 6pm to 7:30pm for ages 9 to 13. We are very pleased with the very high interest of those wanting to be part of a competitive AAU Basketball program. Unfortunately, we are not able to keep everyone who registers. There are 16 spots available on the 11 and under team and 16 spots available on the 13 and under team. The kids that are selected will make up the fiber of our 2014 -2015 basketball teams for the season. The Coaching staff of YO! Ball Sports would like to encourage all of you who are seeking a concept of Family, Team, Dedication and a winning competitive spirit to join us for this tryout and make a difference in yourself.
(You can contact Coach Vince or Reggie on the “Contact Us” page if you have any questions.)YO! BALL SPORTS
Practice Held at Benjamin Franklin Middle School 501 Starr Avenue
Vallejo, CA 94590
13 under boys Mondays and Wednesdays 6:00pm – 8:00pm
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We Miss You Mama Yolanda
Mother's day doesn't end in May
Hug YO! Mama
Mrs. Yolanda A Woodard
Sunrise 10-11-1947 Sunset "Way too soon"
© Lorna Ferguson
A face that is always on my mind,
A smile I have seen a million times,
Two eyes that would light up the sky at night,
One last battle you could not fight,
The day was long, then night then morn.
I knew that soon you would be gone,
I clasped your hand so warm in mine,
Soon we would be out of time,
To stay with us you fought so hard,
A million pieces went my heart,
Now a photo I look at to see your smile,
I keep your number on my speed dial,
A video I watch to hear your voice,
This I do.... I have no choice.,
But great memories I will always keep with me,
Your love in my heart for eternity,
I never got to say goodbye,
To understand why, I can but try,
Waiting in heaven from this moment on,
'Till god asks you to bring me home....
In the spirit of Yolanda Woodard, here are a few of our proud Mom's who clap louder, go hoarse yelling and take time nurturing not just their child but all the kids in Yo! Ball. We love you ladies and thank you for all you do to support our program.
To the Men of YO! Ball Sports
"We walk by faith, not by sight." 2 Corinthians 5:7.
Have you ever heard the statement: “Any man can be a father, it takes someone special to be a dad.”
But Father’s Day perhaps is something slightly more important than that. It’s an occasion for every man who is a father, in any way, to remember his obligations to those who rely on him. Whether it’s taking care of and providing strong leadership for his family or whether it’s setting the right example for members of his extended family or whether it’s mentoring children and others to whom he has no biological or marital connection, every father has a duty to act and to speak in a way that provides a solid foundation for the young men and women around him who eventually will be the fathers and mothers themselves. Now keep in mind there is no “daddy instruction manual” so sometimes we are guided by faith, the kind of faith only the true father can administer. This reminds me of a story I once heard about having faith, so it seems proper to tell you the story of “The Blindfold”.
Do you know the legend of the Cherokee Indian youth's rite of passage?
His father takes him into the forest, blindfolds him and leaves him alone.
He is required to sit on a stump the whole night and not remove the blindfold until the rays of the morning sun shine through it. He cannot cry out for help to anyone.
Once he survives the night, he is a MAN.
He cannot tell the other boys of this experience, because each lad must come into manhood on his own.
The boy is naturally terrified. He can hear all kinds of noises.
Wild beasts must surely be all around him.
Maybe even some human might do him harm.
The wind blew the grass and earth, and shook his stump, but he sat stoically, never removing the blindfold. It would be the only way he could become a man!
Finally, after a horrific night the sun appeared and he removed his blindfold.
It was then that he discovered his father sitting on the stump next to him. He had been at watch the entire night, protecting his son from harm.
Life is like a rite of passage for all of us.
We, too, are never alone. Even when we don't know it, God is watching over us, sitting on the stump beside us. When trouble comes, all we have to do is reach out to Him.
Moral of the story: Just because you can't see God, doesn't mean He is not there.
"For we walk by faith, not by sight."
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