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...

2017 Collegiate Summer Camp Series – Meet Our Head Coaches

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...

Event Highlight – Girls Empowerment Program

  On Saturday, May 13th, Philadelphia Youth Basketball, in partnership with Philly Triple Threat and with the help of 20 volunteers, hosted its inaugural Girls Empowerment Program. Approximately 60 middle and high school aged girls participated in the event,...

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

Staff Member Spotlight – MaryKate O’Brien

Starting as a full-time employee in February 2017, MaryKate is a relatively new member of the Philadelphia Youth Basketball team, but was born and raised in the Philadelphia basketball world. MaryKate grew up in Lafayette Hill, a suburb of Philadelphia, and played...

“Back Board” Member Profile – Brad Denning

Joining the PYB movement “just seemed right” for newly added board member, Brad Denning.  “It was not a question of if I would get involved with PYB but when I would get involved,” Brad stated.  Thankfully for PYB, Brad joined the diverse PYB Board of...

Volunteer Spotlight – Casey Langel

Casey Langel has been a part of PYB since its very first organizational meeting. In spring 2015 his father, John Langel, along with Mayor Kenney, Coach Dunphy, Coach Martelli, Coach Staley, Coach Ellerbee and several of PYB’s current board members gathered to plan the...

Back Board Member – Olin Chamberlain

Last month Philadelphia Youth Basketball welcomed a board member, Olin Chamberlain, to our diverse cohort of professionals dedicated to our mission of serving the young people of Philadelphia. We were lucky enough to catch up with Olin to learn more about his love for...