loader

X’s and O’s from Kenny Holdsman – January January 30, 2017

Philadelphia Youth Basketball from its inception has been focused on the empowerment of young people as students, athletes, and positive leaders.  While many sports-based youth development (SBYD’s) organizations also seek to improve the academic prowess of children, most of the programmatic interventions are focused on the attitudinal approach about the importance of education.   PYB’s programs, whether through the school year, in summer camp, or even an MLK weekend, always include academic skill building and knowledge acquisition.  However, our pedagogical…

Jensen: An important weekend of hoops January 17, 2017

by Mike Jensen, @jensenoffcampus Philly Hoops, The Philadelphia Inquirer JANUARY 16, 2017   MARK C PSORAS / FOR THE INQUIRER Jay Cooke Elementary School coach Jamilah Gibbs (center) rallies her team during halftime against a team from Bala Cynwyd Middle School in a tournament presented by Philadelphia Youth Basketball at Germantown Friends School on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. Late Saturday morning, almost tipoff, an assistant coach of the Abington Friends middle school girls’ team asked the official scorer about a number in his…

PYB Leaders on the Move October 31, 2016

At PYB, we are fortunate to have acquired the support and organizational “buy-in” from a diverse, motivated, and cohesive group of leaders in the youth and education, business, philanthropic, and basketball communities.  This month, several of our shining leaders have been in the spotlight due to exciting professional career moves, as well as noteworthy personal accomplishments. David Gould, PYB Board Member and Chairman of the organization’s Strategic Planning Committee, was recently appointed as the Deputy Director of Community Engagement and…

Recap of the Philadelphia Country Club Friendraiser October 31, 2016

On Thursday, October 13th, PYB hosted an awareness-building Friendraiser on the beautiful terrace of Philadelphia Country Club.  At PYB, we are dedicated to building a motivated and cohesive group of supporters who identify with the transformative potential of the game of basketball, academic enrichment, leadership development, and high-quality coaching and mentoring.  Thank you to our co-hosts, Matt McFillin, Erin Friday, John Griffin, and Bill Streich who helped make the event possible, as well as our guests who came out to…

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

The mission of Philadelphia Youth Basketball is to create opportunities for young people, especially those from families and communities without abundant resources, to reach their potential as strong students, competitive athletes, and positive leaders and citizens.  Our organizing strategy for executing our mission is to mobilize a vast array of diverse people and organizations throughout our city and region who believe in the power of basketball, positive coaching and mentorship, academic and leadership development supports, and health and wellness interventions. …

Staff Profile – Marvin Kilgore October 31, 2016

We are thrilled to have Marvin Kilgore join the Philadelphia Youth Basketball staff as the Assistant Program Director, as well as one of the Head Coaches within the upcoming Middle School Partnership Program.  Among other valuable qualities, Marvin brings PYB a wealth of experience both playing and coaching basketball, seven years of program and camp management, and a deep understanding and mutual appreciation for the Logan Neighborhood of North Philadelphia. In his new positions, Marvin is responsible for a portion…

Back Board Member – John McDonald October 31, 2016

During PYB’s April 5th Board Meeting, John McDonald was elected to join PYB’s dynamic Board of Directors as its 18th member.  Just under 7 months now, John, the Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel of Toll Brothers, Inc., a publicly traded homebuilding company, quickly emerged as a valuable board leader.  A member on both of PYB’s Real Estate and Strategic Planning Committees, John has devoted much of his time and talent to assist in the formative stages…

PYB Job Opening – Youth Basketball Coach October 19, 2016

Philadelphia Youth Basketball is seeking to hire a committed and skilled Youth Basketball Coach for our Middle School Partnership Program.  The Middle School Partnership Program is a 20-week after-school and weekend program that will begin in early November and last until mid-April. For the full job description, please click here. Applicants should email a cover note and resume by Monday, October 31st at 5 p.m. to the attention of: Eric Worley, Program Director eworley@phillyyouthbasketball.org .      

(c) 2017 Philadelphia Youth Basketball, Inc.