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The DAYO Lightning Track and Field Team

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The DAYO Lightning Track and Field Team

By Estela Camacho

On November 13, 2017, the DAYO Lightning Track and Field Team embarked upon its first indoor season. The lightning track team started in the spring of 2011, the brainchild of a discussion on a bus ride home from a Pee Wee Trojan football game. Shortly thereafter, it became a part of the Danbury Youth Athletic Organization…

Speed & Agility Camp 2017

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Speed & Agility Camp 2017

By Estela Camacho

The Danbury Athletic Youth Organization offers a Speed and Agility Camp in the month of July for girls and boys from kindergarten age to incoming ninth graders. It is a way to increase coordination, improve speed and work on footwork. Athletes from all sports and children that are not involved in sports can participate. They…

Sports Benefit Girls in Many Ways

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Sports Benefit Girls in Many Ways

By Estela Camacho

The social stigma of what sports girls should be playing is slowly socially changing, opening opportunities for them to try different sports. Being physically active positively promotes the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of an individual. Not only it gives a girl(s) a sense of belonging and safety, but it also builds on self-esteem and…

Going the Distance – D.A.Y.O.’s Alum Terrell Cunningham Is on the Fast Track to Success

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Going the Distance – D.A.Y.O.’s Alum Terrell Cunningham Is on the Fast Track to Success

By Walt Gunter

Terrell Cunningham began his track and field career back in the 4th grade at Danbury’s Field Day, a track & field meet featuring some of the town’s best elementary school runners. He continued by joining the Danbury Athletic Youth Organization (D.A.Y.O) Lightning Youth Track & Field team in the 6th grade. By the time he…

Time to Reflect on What Changes We Want to Make for Ourselves on an Individual Basis

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Time to Reflect on What Changes We Want to Make for Ourselves on an Individual Basis

By Estela Camacho

Happy New Year to our Tribuna readers! We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Tribuna publisher and editorial staff for encouraging and allowing us to write in the sports section for the Danbury Athletic Youth Organization (DAYO). We appreciate the opportunity given to us! The beginning of every year is a time…

BINGO: Fun while helping support local sports

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BINGO: Fun while helping support local sports

By Estela Camacho

The Danbury Athletic Youth Organization (DAYO) has been operating weekly bingo games for over thirty years and during this time, many people have participated, winning money, meeting new friends and knowing they are supporting a youth organization dedicated to helping children in the Danbury community. The proceeds from the bingo games help support Track &…

Murphy Statement on the Brazilian Plane Crash

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Murphy Statement on the Brazilian Plane Crash

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) released the following statement on Tuesday (12/29) expressing condolences to the loved ones of the victims of the plane carrying the Chapecoense soccer team from southern Brazil that crashed in Colombia, killing 75 people. Connecticut is home to over 60,000 Brazilian-American residents and the positive influence of the…

Play Organized Competitive Basketball in the Winter

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Play Organized Competitive Basketball in the Winter

By Estela Camacho

The Danbury Athletic Youth Organization’s middle school and high school basketball program offers boys and young men in grades 6 through 12 the opportunity to play organized competitive basketball in the winter months. The Organization offers league teams that play each other in their respective divisions and eventually play against each other during the championships….

Cheerleading as a Competitive Sport

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Cheerleading as a Competitive Sport

By Estela Camacho

  The D.A.Y.O. organization provides a cheerleading program in which both girls and boys can participate. We offered three competitive teams this year: Jr. Pee Wees, Pee Wees and Jr Varsity. They do not have to try out to be part of any of the teams. All the teams are set depending on the birth dates. This year we have five cheerleading teams: The Tiny Mites/Mitey Mites, Jr…

Etiquette in Youth Sports

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Etiquette in Youth Sports

By Estela Camacho

Have you experienced sideline coaching by other parents? It can be very distracting when you are trying to watch your child’s game. While most parents try to keep comments positive, we do have some parents that are overly passionate about their child’s play and tend to call out their own child if mistakes are made. Most of the time, children already know they…

Hispanic and Portuguese Sport Participation in DAYO Programs on the Rise

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Hispanic and Portuguese Sport Participation in DAYO Programs on the Rise

By Estela Camacho

Hispanic and Portuguese youth are our largest local minority group, which is rapidly growing, along with their involvement in various sports. Tribuna has given the Danbury Athletic Youth Organization an opportunity to inform our Hispanic and Portuguese families about sports that they may not have been previously exposed to and now, we are seeing families…