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St. Nicholas Athletics thru the O.Y.A.A.


What Is The Orthodox Youth Athletic Association?

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 it 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 on the weekends. 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 to encourage a spirit of sportsmanship proper to our faith.. even in the midst of the most exciting games!

Events & Activities

The full schedule of events is available at   

Registration for the 2020-2021 Basketball season is not yet available because of COVID-19.  Please check back for additional details soon.

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

Name Position
Perry Kardasis OYAA Liaison

Please click here to send an email to the Athletics Team.  Our email address is

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