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Program Staff Profile – Jayla Greene July 31, 2016

On August 9th and August 11th, PYB will be hosting the Girls’ Empowerment Program for high school-aged female student-athletes.  The basketball development and off-court facilitated gender-specific conversations will be run by a first-rate staff of six accomplished women with strong roots in the Philadelphia basketball community.  For an inspiring and empowering example of how to own the challenge of growing up as a female-student athlete, the girls in attendance will have to look no further than one of their six…

Back Board Member Profile – David Gould July 31, 2016

The board of PYB is dynamic for many reasons, not least of which is its all-encompassing diversity.  Across the board, there is not only demographic diversity, but a tremendous diversity of age and professional background. Strategic Planning Committee Chairman, David Gould, is a microcosm of that diversity and the value that it can bring. At just 28-years-old, Gould is the youngest member of the board and is the most recently removed from being a part of the competing Philadelphia basketball…

X’s and O’s from Kenny Holdsman – July July 31, 2016

As the Week 4 Camp of our Collegiate Summer Camp Series began at Temple University, I took a moment to reflect upon our participating young people and their PYB experience: It is 8 a.m. and young kids are pouring into Temple’s athletics center for PYB camp.  Some kids are walking solo or with a sibling from the subway.  Others are being dropped off by a mom, dad, grandparent, or guardian.  The returning campers are proudly wearing their mesh PYB reversible jerseys from…

PYB is Coming to South Jersey! July 28, 2016

On August 4th, from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., PYB will be holding a meet and greet “briefing” about Philadelphia Youth Basketball at the Katz JCC in Cherry Hill, N.J.  The event will help raise awareness about PYB’s transformative mission for youth development, as well as build a base of support among citizens and leaders in South Jersey.    Co-hosts for the evening will include: John Langel – John is the Chairman of PYB’s Board of Directors.  After an accomplished career as a lawyer…

New Coaching Staff for Girls’ Empowerment Program July 28, 2016

On the evenings of August 9th and 11th, from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., PYB will be hosting a dynamic Girls’ Empowerment Program on the campus of Girard College for young women entering grades 9 through the first year in college.  Programming will include basketball skill development and competitive game play, tabletop conversations about issues of female leadership styles and unique challenges faced by female student-athletes, college recruitment information, a nutritious dinner, and an Under Armour jersey.   We are thrilled…

Girard College Day Camp & Girls’ Empowerment Program – Registration is Open! July 10, 2016

PYB is delighted to announce the upcoming Girard College Basketball & Leadership Day Camp and the Girls’ Empowerment Program.  Girard College Basketball & Leadership Day Camp As a culmination of the 2016 Collegiate Summer Camp Series, PYB will be offering a top-notch, basketball-based day camp hosted on the campus of Girard College. This dynamic camp, to be offered to rising 4th-8th graders on the week of the week of August 8th – 12th, will include basketball skill-building and game play, academic enrichment through…

Off-Court with NBA Math Hoops July 5, 2016

We are thrilled to embark on a partnership with Learn Fresh Education Co. to provide our student-athletes the NBA Math Hoops game this summer. As a new addition to Philadelphia Youth Basketball’s Collegiate Summer Camp Series off-court, academic curriculum, it will provide an exciting, game-based learning experience to complement the athletic aspect of the program. Students in the PYB summer program will also be some of the first in the area to play the Math Hoops board game and experience the curriculum. NBA…

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