The Youth of Kimisis Theotokou, YKT, participates in the following athletic programs:
Biddy league is for boys and girls ages 5 to 6. Season starts in November of every year.
YKT participates in the Direct Archdiocesan District Greek Orthodox Basketball League. We compete against other DAD communities.
B1 – ages 7 to 8
G1 – ages 7 to 8
B2 – ages 9 to 10
G2 – ages 9 to 10
B3 – ages 11 to 12
G3 – ages 11 to 12
JB – ages 13 to 15
JG – ages 13 to 15
SB – ages 16 to 17
SG – ages 16 to 17
YKT GOYA Basketball Tournament
Every year, Kimisis YKT hosts an annual tournament with community basketball teams from across the Northeast. This year, the tournament will be from January 11-13, 2019.
Direct Archdiocesan District Olympic Games
In the Spring of 1978, the Youth Department of the Archdiocese expressed a desire to expand the Archdiocesan District’s athletic program beyond basketball. His Eminence, the late Archbishop Iakovos, gave his blessings to the idea and a committee of clergy and laity was formed. In May of 1979, the inaugural Junior Olympics for the Archdiocesan District was held at Queens College. Eighteen parishes participated. In the ensuing years, the Olympics grew with much enthusiasm and interest. With more of our youngsters participating, events had to be added. The initial one-day program has turned into a three-day event during the Memorial Day weekend.
The Olympics have continued to flourish since His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios, was enthroned as the Archbishop of America in 1999. In 2007, the Olympics moved to its current location at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood, Long Island. In 2012, over 1,300 children from 26 parishes participated. The Olympics are open to boys and girls, 7-18 years of age and active in their parish’s
Swimming (50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle Relay), Soccer(Boys Team, Girls Team), Softball(Co-Ed Team), Volleyball(Boys Team, Girls Team), Track(5om Dash, 200m Dash, 400m Dash, 800m Run, 1500m Run, Relay: 4 x 200m, 5k Run), Field(Shot Put, Softball Throw, Long Jump, High Jump), Board Games (Chess, Checkers, Ping-Pong, Backgammon), Tennis (Boys, Girls), Basketball(Boys, Girls),3x3 Basketball(Co-Ed Team)
The following additional events are available to those who are 12 years old and younger:
Track(50 Yard Dash, 4 x 50 Yard Relay), Basketball(Around the World), Board Games(Nok Hockey), Field(Standing Broad Jump),Swimming(25m Freestyle, 4 x 25m Freestyle Relay), Kickball(Boys, Girls)