My Favorite Moments at PYB

Written by: Mekhi Ware, Rudolph Blankenburg Elementary School, 2020 MSPP Participant. This article was written in support of the MSPP Virtual Stay-At-Home Tournament. I have several memorable moments during PYB,  so it’s extremely hard to pinpoint a favorite moment....

Kobe’s Legacy to Me

Written by: Braheem Gindraw, Andrew Hamilton Elementary School Graduate, MSPP Alumni. Braheem is currently a rising 10th grader. This article was written in response to the sudden passing of Kobe Bryant. At PYB practice, the coaches gave us Kobe’s book. But, we didn’t...

Kobe and Me

Written by: JaJa Creary, Andrew Hamilton Elementary School Graduate, MSPP Alumni. JaJa is currently a rising 10th grader. This article was written in response to the sudden passing of Kobe Bryant. I met Kobe Bryant on March 21, 2019.  When we first heard about it, the...

My Perfect Coach

By Shareeyah Thomas, Jay Cooke Elementary School, 2019-20 MSPP Participant This article was written in May 2020 as part of the of the MSPP Stay At Home Tournament during the COVID-19 pandemic. My name is Shareeyah Thomas. I am a 7th grader at Cooke Elementary School....

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays

Written by: Sahih Gindraw, Andrew Hamilton Elementary School, 2020 MSPP Participant. This article was written in support of the MSPP Virtual Stay-At-Home Tournament. Most kids my age look forward to Fridays and the weekend during the school year, but for me, Tuesdays,...

Different Animal, Same Beast

Written by: Jule Brown, New York University, 2018 PYB Corporate Intern I’m here because of a dream. In her sleep, my grandmother saw a building in the suburbs on Montgomery Avenue. Immediately the next morning, she rushed my grandfather to the car to pursue what she...

2020 Beyond Basketball Middle School Tournament

REGISTER YOUR TEAM NOW! Online registration link – CLICK HERE Printable registration form – VIEW HERE (Completed registration forms should be mailed to Philadelphia Youth Basketball at 1735 Market Street, Concourse Level, Philadelphia, PA 19103 by January...

Partheev Shah “Back Board” Member Profile

Bio: With an extensive background in the social impact/youth development sector, Mr. Partheev Shah has been a fantastic addition to the PYB board. Born in Michigan, but growing up in Lansdale PA, and attending North Penn High School, Shah has always called Philly...

James Seth Thompson “Back Board” Member Profile

Bio One of the newest addition to the PYB board, Mr. James Thompson provides a very intuitive perspective on serving the youth, and building communities around them. Born and raised in New York City, a mecca for basketball, Thompson cites his great experience playing...