2015 NIKE Pre-Draft Camp

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The Nike Pre-Dr73504h_final-pre-draft-logo-307x307aft Camp is an incredible  opportunity to help your kids on their path to
basketball greatness! Coming to the Lehigh Valley at the end of November, this one day intensive course was designed by Nike to help aspiring young athletes reach their full potential on the court. Read on to learn everything you need to know about this exciting basketball event in Allentown.

What is Nike Pre-Draft Basketball Camp?

Nike Pre-Draft Camp provides a day of professional quality coaching and training for basketball players in middle school and high school. PDC teaches the same techniques and concepts used at the exclusive Nike Skills Academies hosted by NBA greats like LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Kobe Bryant. Unlike the Nike Skills Academies, however, Pre-Draft Camp is open to the general public, not just elite high schools and colleges.

At Nike Pre-Draft Camp, young players will take advantage of:

  • Practice techniques that cultivate superior performance.
  • Proven strategies used by NBA and college teams.
  • Mental preparedness and confidence training.
  • Individualized feedback and instruction from Nike coaches.

When is the Nike Pre-Draft Camp coming to the Lehigh Valley?

Nike Pre-Draft Camp will be held at Moravian Academy 4313 Green Pond, Bethlehem Pa 18020 on Saturday, November 21. The course will run from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., with sign-ups beginning at 8:00 a.m.

Who can attend the Nike Pre-Draft Camp?

Nike Pre-Draft Camp is open to young men and women in grades 4 through 12. This basketball event is designed for committed young basketball team players who are ready to take their game to the next level.

How much does it cost to attend the Nike Pre-Draft Camp?

Registration is $125 per participant. Campers will receive a Nike Camp T-shirt. To sign up, visit the official Nike Pre-Draft Camp website: CLICK HERE

Does Nike Pre-Draft Camp provide resources for coaches and parents?

Yes! Nike will provide a special Coaches Clinic to all coaches a day before the camp. There will also be a Parent’s Class on the 21st  from 2 p.m. – 2: 30 p.m. In this class, parents and guardians will get an insider’s look at elite youth basketball and the AAU system. This presentation will debunk Man shooting a basketball myths and answer the most pressing questions parents have.

Nike Pre Draft Camp

2015-2016 ESYC Winter Basketball: Latest News

 Winter League, 2015-16

  • — 2014-2015 LVKBL Cadet/ 7th Undefeated Regular Season & Playoff Champions 2014-2015 LVKBL Knee Hi/ 8th Regular Season & Playoff Champions 2014-2015 JV League Junior Cadet/ 5th / 6th Champions

    Grades K through 2 boys and girls: Intramural sessions will be starting on Saturday December 5 at 10 am at the East Side Youth Center. Let’s get ready to play ball!!!

  • Grades 3/4 Boys AND Girls: Signups are Mondays and Thursdays at 6:15 pm.  Tryouts/skills evaluations will be scheduled at a later date. Details will soon follow.
  • Grade 5/6 Boys: Signups are Mondays and Thursdays at 6:15 pm.  Tryouts/skills evaluations will be scheduled at a later date. Details will soon follow.
  • Grade 7/8 Boys: Signups are Mondays and Thursdays at 6:15 pm.  Tryouts/skills evaluations will be scheduled at a later date. Details will soon follow.
  • Grades 5 and up Girls: Signups are Mondays and Thursdays at 6:15 pm.  Tryouts/skills evaluations will be scheduled at a later date. Details will soon follow.
  • REGISTRATION & PAYMENT:  Must be done in person or ONLINE prior to being assigned to a team. Registration is $35 per player (unless you have an all-sports pass).  $40 Lottery tickets for the fundraiser will be distributed during the 1st scheduled practice for travel teams, and prior to games for players in grades kindergarten through 2nd grade.
TRAVEL TEAMS: EYSC travel teams continue to have winning seasons throughout the year. ESYC has definitely made a statement this year in the Lehigh Valley and beyond as a true competitive force — represented by both our boys, and girls teams. We’re looking to have a great 2014-15 Season!
INTRAMURAL/IN-HOUSE TEAMS (beginner, grades K-2): Play will be in-house only, on Saturdays.  Schedule will be posted soon.
Any boy or girl from kindergarten through ninth grade in the Lehigh Valley and beyond may participate.
PLEASE NOTE: All ESYC participants (parents, players, coaches, officials & spectators) are to adhere to our Zero Tolerance Policy.

For general questions, feel free to email esychoops@gmail.com. Remember, parent participation is VITAL to the program’s success. Parents are encouraged to come early to choose their PREFERRED participation tasks during attendance sign-ins. To see weekly photos and/or videos of player action get plugged in through our FACEBOOK PAGE at: www.facebook.com/esychoops

ESYC Elite Development Basketball League RETURNS for Fall 2015!

Week 4: Players of the Week Selma, Riley, Zhontay & Jemel

Week 4: Players of the Week
Selma, Riley, Zhontay & Jemel

Week 5: Players of the Week: Thomas, Donavon, Brandon & Manny

Week 5: Players of the Week: Donavon, Thomas, Brandon & Manny


Offered to the community at large, the Developmental Indoor Basketball League gives players the opportunity to develop their game!  A number of players that participated in the 2014 D-League have gone on to play AAU-level basketball the next spring.  That’s what development is about!

MONDAY NIGHT SKILLS & DRILLS:  Discounted sessions @ 5:45 pm are be offered to D-League players  for $15.    5:45 pm sessions will be FREE to a team that has a “bye” week.  Team t-shirt must be worn to receive discounted or free entry to the 5:45pm session.

Player Assessments will be held on Saturday August 29th, Saturday September 5th 10:00 AM, & Friday September 11th 6 PM this fall. Each player will only need to attend one assessment.



Date 10:00 am 11:00 am 12:15 pm Skills & Drills (Bye week) *Players must wear team shirt for free entry during their “Bye” week
9/19  Team 1 vs 4   Team 2 vs 3
9/26   Team 1 vs 3   Team 2 vs 4
10/3   Team 1 vs 2   Team 3 vs 4
10/10   Team 2 vs 3   Team 1 vs 4
10/17   Team 2 vs 4   Team 1 vs 3
10/24 Bye   Bye
11/1 (Sun)   Team 3 vs 4 Team 1 vs 2  N/A
11/7  ———>  ———> All Teams Report at 12 pm

Frequently Asked Questions:

Are there tryouts?
There are no tryouts, and no one will be cut!  Players will be evaluated to assess their skill level solely for the purpose of balancing team skillsets. Player Assessments will be March

Does the $135 cost cover tryout fees?
There are no tryout fees since there are no tryouts.

What does the fee include?
The fee includes 6-8 in-house games, discounted skills & drills sessions, gym rental, coaching, and a t-shirt.

Can my child attend first to see if he/she likes it before we commit to registering & payment?
NO. Players will not be evaluated or be allowed to play without full registration & payment.

When are practices scheduled?
There are NO practices scheduled. Players simply attend scheduled games and are coached for their playing period. It is presumed that most players have some team experience. However, as the developmental league is also instructional, players will receive balanced playing time as much as possible, to ensure exposure to the game. Experienced coaches will offer players game-time tips.

I can only attend one Player Evaluation session. Is this ok?
Yes. However, it is always best to attend more than one session so that your player can be better evaluated. Players can have “off” days, as well as their “best day ever”, and not be accurately assessed according to their consistent play.

Will there be uniforms?
Players will receive t-shirts for their assigned team. T-shirts are included in the cost.

Is this part of the AAU program?
No. This development league is offered as a different option to play Spring basketball. Often players will have developed their skills enough to play on AAU teams after playing in this development league.

My child does not live in the vicinity.  May he/she still participate?
Yes! There are no residency restrictions for this program.

My child has never played on a team before. Is this program the right fit?
It is presumed that players already know how to dribble and shoot, and understand the basic fundamentals of the game. These skills may have been learned at the local park. The development league is not designed to teach players how to dribble and shoot, but to help players gain increased comfort in using their learned skills so as to improve their game-time extincts.

Can I mail in a check or pay cash?
The method of payment strongly preferred is through our online process, although payments can be made in person during player assessments. ONLINE REGISTRATION

Will there be a tournament or championship game?
No. Although the games get pretty competitive, the emphasis for this league is DEVELOPMENT. Introducing a tournament or championship places an emphasis on winning, and the development of weakness among players gets overlooked. There’s plenty of time for that in competitive leagues.

Are these games officiated?

Development League Phone Contact: Marlon Thomas, 610-842-1606, esychoops@gmail.com

2015 Lehigh Valley Thanksgiving Classic

 November 28-November 29, 2015

BOYS 4th TO 8th Grades, featuring teams from across the Lehigh Valley. Reading, Harrisburg, and Travel A/B Pools offered.

Adults Division OPEN: Teams need to have athletes 25 & Over.

Thanksgiving 2015  Flyer

Tournament Schedule/Brackets:

2014: (Last Year)  CLICK HERE

2015: N/A

Team Registration And/Or Payment ($225 per team): Complete Online

Contact information:
Boys 5th – 8th: Marlon Thomas – 610-842-1606

Email: esychoops@gmail.com

Gym locations:

East Side Youth Center: Allentown, PA, 1140 E. Clair St, Allentown, PA 18109

Dieruff High School: Allentown, PA, 810 North Irvingr St, Allentown, PA 18109

Would like to submit questions? Contact us via online form


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