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X’s and O’s by Kenny Holdsman – June 2017 June 29, 2017

Philadelphia Youth Basketball (PYB) is steadfast in its belief that all of its programming MUST include an educational component that promotes critical thinking and academic skill building.  While our basketball drilling, teaching, and game play surely offers such opportunities for imparting many life lessons, we are committed to ensuring that our young people grow intellectually and academically. Presently, we are in week two of our Collegiate Summer Camp Series.  In the same way that our school-year Middle School Partnership Program…

Event Highlight – PYB Summer Camp BBQ June 29, 2017

On Wednesday June 21st, Philadelphia Youth Basketball (PYB) hosted its Collegiate Summer Camp Series BBQ at the home of Ed and Brucie Baumstein in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania. The Baumsteins were gracious hosts who not only opened their home (and pool!) to the PYB community, but also their NCAA regulation indoor basketball court for a wonderful evening of food, fun, and fundraising. The BBQ was critical in helping PYB’s end of fiscal year fundraising push, during which we attempted to raise $25,000…

2017 Collegiate Summer Camp Series – Meet Our Head Coaches May 31, 2017

Week 1 (Philadelphia University) – Head Coach, Jim Reilly Jimmy Reilly has been the top Assistant Coach at Philadelphia University under HerbMagee, Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Head Coach, since May 2007. Coach Reilly also serves as the athletics department’s coordinator of conference events, and is responsible for the Team’s’ strength and conditioning program, the guard development program, on-court instruction, and in-game defensive adjustments. During his time at Philadelphia University, the team made appeared in four NCAA Tournaments, won two…

X’s and O’s by Kenny Holdsman – May 2017 May 31, 2017

In early June 2017, Philadelphia Youth Basketball will celebrate its 2nd Birthday and prepare for the second year of its Collegiate Summer Camp Series. With this landmark accomplishment in mind, it is important to reflect upon the organization’s mission statement and commitment to empowering young people as students, athletes, and positive leaders. To achieve this mission, we are creating and delivering high quality programming in each of these three domains. Intentionality and purposefulness is required to have an impact in…

April Madness 2017 – Event Highlight April 28, 2017

On April 7th and 8th, PYB hosted its Second Annual April Madness Fundraiser. The two day event kicked off with a “Night Before the Madness” VIP Reception at the Field House Philly where tournament sponsors, team captains, PYB board members and advocates had the opportunity to enjoy music, food and drink with like-minded individuals who are passionate about Philadelphia, basketball, and holistic youth development. During “The Night Before the Madness”, guests had the opportunity to learn more about PYB and…

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