Collegiate Summer Camp Series – Recap and Outlook

On June 19th, Philadelphia Youth Basketball (PYB) kicked off its first week of our Collegiate Summer Camp Series at Philadelphia University. Throughout the week a total of 55 campers participated in full camp days packed with basketball skills and drills, competitive...

Staff Member Spotlight – Raheem Islam

When he was younger, Raheem Islam’s father told him, “Approach everything with the same tenacity you approach sports with, and you will be just as successful in life as you are in sports.” In sports, Raheem played basketball at Central High School in Philadelphia and...

“Back Board” Member Profile – Coach Bill Ellerbee

Coach Bill Ellerbee is a legendary coach in the Philadelphia basketball community. Throughout his life of coaching, which includes 20 years as head coach of Simon Gratz High School and a stint as Temple University’s Assistant, Coach Bill Ellerbee has served as a...

X’s and O’s by Kenny Holdsman – June 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...

Event Highlight – PYB Summer Camp BBQ

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...