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What Is O. Y. A. A.?

The Orthodox Youth Athletic Association (O.Y.A.A.) began in 1960, based out of only four churches in the Metropolis of Detroit.  Its purpose is to provide an organized athletic league for Orthodox youth living in the Metro-Detroit area, and has grown to include nearly all Greek Orthodox churches in Metropolitan Detroit and Windsor. 

The Basketball program is especially active, with teams practicing multiple times throughout the week and playing throughout the weekend. St. Nicholas has 7 basketball teams, beginning from Biddy C at age 7, and reaching even to adult teams, such as the 18+ Men’s team.

Depending on the team, the season typically runs from November to March, and practices are scheduled on Mondays or Thursdays.  Coaches come from within our St. Nicholas parish community.  This helps to build relationships within our church as well as encourage a spirit of sportsmanship proper to our faith even in the midst of the most exciting games!

Events & Activities

The O. Y. A. A. Dayton Tournament
Holiday Hoops (St. Johns Sterling Heights)

The full schedule of events is available at  

Current St. Nicholas O. Y. A. A. Leadership

Name Position Phone Number Email Address
Perry Kardasis OYAA Director 

Joining the St. Nicholas O. Y. A. A.

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