2019 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...
A Woman in the Making

A Woman in the Making

Dear Reader, I’ve sat for hours and hours trying to figure out how I should start this, what I should say, what my words will convey. Part of the reason this process is difficult is because I’m not usually one to talk about myself… ever! I love to listen to...
PYB and Me

PYB and Me

I want to take this time to write about why I went to PYB Basketball Camp.  Last year at camp I learned that it was a very nice camp that really made me better in basketball on and off of the court. I have gotten way better in drills and in games because the coaches...
Falling in Love With the Game of Basketball

Falling in Love With the Game of Basketball

As many don’t know, I had a very late start in picking up a basketball, much less pursuing any type of career. Entering high school, my goal was to attend Princeton University on a full academic scholarship. Never in a million years would I have dreamed that...
The Village

The Village

If someone were to ask me: “Where did you get your game from?” Naturally I would reflect upon the players who have influenced me on the court. Steve Nash’s passing ability and Allen Iverson’s heart are two examples that come to mind, but when I really think about it?...
Dear Love

Dear Love

Written by: Michael Clark, Rising 11th Grader at The George School 2-year PYB Collegiate Summer Camp Series Student-athlete. (2017 – CSCS Weeks 1 & 2 / 2018 – CSCS Week...
Philadelphia: A Home to All

Philadelphia: A Home to All

When some people envision Philly, negative thoughts fill their mind. For some, the word “Philly” reminds them of violence, poverty, corruption, and failure. However, I want to share another perspective. I want to tell the world why I am proud to be from Philly. Taking...
Gun Violence

Gun Violence

Why are guns in this world? I have yet to hear a good argument for the purpose of guns and why our society deems them necessary. If you were to ask Richard Gatling, the inventor of the gun, he would say that guns were created for the military to use in combat....
A Letter to My Younger Self

A Letter to My Younger Self

Dear Antonio, You do not know this yet, but you are about to embark on an incredible journey that will change your life forever. There will be many ups and downs, but you will overcome major obstacles along the way. At times you may feel a sense of joy, happiness, and...
Basketball Justice Warriors

Basketball Justice Warriors

Most people often don’t notice how substantial the impact basketball has on millions of people’s lives. Every time you here a kid yell “Kobe!” as one of their classmates shoots their piece of paper into the trash can or a group of guys attempt...