Native Youth Olympics (NYO) is a statewide athletic activity which influences young people to improve academic performance, strengthen overall health and well-being, and instills important values including leadership and respect - values that make strong communities and build tomorrow's leaders. 



ALL students are welcome!

NYO is open to all cultural backgrounds. 

This activity is not restricted to Alaskan Native/IEA qualified students.

No experience is necessary - come to learn new skills and compete in a supportive, collaborative environment! 

Senior NYO is open to students in grades 7-12, and grade 6 students by invitation.


The 2017 PJMS SNYO season runs February 6 - April 15. Students need to have their parents sign then up on I-play on the school districts website. Sports fee is $60. Athletes must be registered and must have a current physical on file with the athletics office in order to be eligible for practices and competitions.  


Practices are held Monday - Thursday 2:30-3:30 at PJMS.

Busing is provided for high school athletes to the middle school if needed.



Monday, February 6: SNYO season practices begin at PJMS

Thursday, February 23: Combined Practice - Palmer Junior Middle School 3-6PM

Saturday, March 11: SNYO Mini-Meet - Colony High School 9AM-3PM

Wednesday, March 22: Combined Practice - Palmer Junior Middle School 3-6PM

Saturday, April 1: SNYO Invitational - Houston Middle School

Friday, April 14 - Saturday, April 15: SNYO Mat-Su Regional Meet - Houston Middle School

Thursday, April 27 - Saturday, April 29: SNYO State Meet - UAA (JNYO/SNYO athletes will attend)



TBD May: SNYO Annual Banquet (5:00-7:00 PM tentative)


For additional information on this activity, you may visit the state website:​ 

For additional school team information, please contact our coaches: 

David Peters ( and Kay Huxford (