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...

Brad Denning “Back Board” Member Profile

Bio: As one of the founding board members at PYB, Brad Denning has used the game of basketball to connect with people around the world. After living in 13 different countries/states in his life, Denning has called Philly home for the last 20 years. Growing up in New...

Mark Silow “Back Board” Member Profile

 Bio: An integral part of the PYB team, Mark L. Silow has been a fantastic addition to its board and has made a significant impact in his short time. Receiving his degree from the UPENN, a graduate degree from NYU, and a law degree from Temple University, it is...

PYB Podcast: Ep. 1

PYB Podcast: Ep. 1 On the first episode of the relaunched PYB Podcast series as a part of PYB Voice, host Danny Holdsman sits down with Pete Kaffenberger, PYB’s Social Impact Coordinator. Danny and Pete discuss PYB’s academic model, the full scope and...