2017 Jay Radio Invitational

May 5-7, 2017
AAU Circuit.com: 2017 Jay Radio Invitational
ESYC Elite is happy to honor Mr. Jay Radio each year in naming this tournament after him for all he has done for the community.  Learn more about Mr. Radio online in our “Who Is Jay Radio” story, and don’t forget to wish him well at the tournament this year!
Team Registration:
Online: Click Here
All Teams must register with all player waivers at William Allen High School and hour prior to their first scheduled basketball game
Tournament Schedule/Brackets:
Tournament Playing Rules:
Proud Member of the AAU Basketball Circuit
Contact information:
Marlon Thomas – 610-842-1606

Email: esychoops@gmail.com

Gym locations:

East Side Youth Center ( Click for Map )
1140 East Clair St
Allentown, PA 18109

William Allen High School ( Click for Map )
126 N 17th St.
Allentown, PA 18102

Dieruff High School ( Click for Map )
815 Irving Street
Allentown, PA 18109


Hilton Garden Inn Allentown Bethlehem Airport

1787-B Airport Road, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 18109, USA
TEL: +1-610-443-140


Would like to submit questions? Contact us via online form

Spring Elite Training Series



Spring Elite Training sessions are designed to take players back to the basic fundamentals of basketball, helping them build a powerful foundation and master essential skills that will help them to succeed at any level. Coach Marlon believes that minute details often mark the difference between average and high-level players, and Spring Elite Training is focused on helping each player refine their game through acute and meticulous personal attention. Every single training session is unique, incorporating a wide variety of drills and activities including:


  • Shooting
  • Passing
  • Ball-handling
  • Footwork
  • Defensive Skills
  • Strength Training
  • Conditioning

In addition, Spring Elite Training recognizes that it takes far more than just skills to be a successful basketball player. The training strongly emphasizes mental development, including leadership skills, teamwork, confidence and positivity, as well as helping players expand their knowledge of the game and develop a high basketball IQ. Through his innovative approach to training, Coach Marlon strives to maximize each player’s potential, helping them become the best player, and person, they can be.

Our training sessions will be held at the East Side Youth Center every Friday through the spring starting Friday March 10 2017 :

@ 5 pm: Intermediate Training —– REGISTER ONLINE NOW

@ 6 pm: Advanced Training ——– REGISTER ONLINE NOW



ESYC Elite Development Basketball Spring League RETURNS!

The Developmental League has returned for another spring of teaching kids the game from the ground up.  Register Online Now.  Player Assessments will begin Friday March 10th 6:00 pm @ East Side Youth Center.

The D-League Youth Developmental Basketball League:


2017 ESYC D-League


the upcoming NEW 2017 D-League is for BOYS from ages 8 – 13 and GIRLS from ages 10-14.

Friday March 10th 2017@ 6:00 PM 

Friday March 17th 2017 @ 6:00 PM

Friday March 24th 2017 @ 6:00 PM 



To help players grow in athletic skills, conditioning and self-confidence. To show that regardless of your skill level, if you concentrate on the court, you can make plays for a basketball team To help youths learn from basketball:

Teamwork                      Composure

Self-Discipline               Dignity

Sportsmanship             Respect

Positive Attitude           Responsibility


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 skill-sets. Register Online Now.

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 7-8 in-house games, discounted skills & drills sessions, gym rental, coaching, and a t-shirt.  Registration for the D-League season is available now.

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 or Fall 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.

Is there equal playing time for players?
Games are designed so that all players get balanced playing time as much as possible per 20-minute half on a running clock, assuming a 10-player roster. This does not guarantee ball touches, nor player roles.

How are teams structured?
Teams are structured EVENLY as much as possible according to evaluated skillsets as well as age, height, gender, and overall basketball experience. Former teammates are often split across D-League teams to create balance within the league. Players are not guaranteed placement with specific coaches or friends. This approach creates a fairness within the league, fosters a learning environment, and promotes creativity.

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

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

Baby Ballerz Summer League


 2017 Baby Ballerz SUMMER Basketball League

Baby Ballerz

Starting March 31 through May 26th

Games Played indoors at East Side Youth Center


MARCH 24th @ 5 PM @ ESYC

 Skills & Drills on Fridays 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Games played on Fridays

(some games will be held on weeknights to accommodate scheduling conflicts)  

BOYS Grades K thru 4th Grade

 GIRLS Grades K thru 5th Grade

COST: $135 per player

  Guarantee 6+ Games

ENTRY DEADLINE: March 31, 2017

Games will start March 31 , 2017

REGISTER @ ESYC and /or for any Additional Information:



Contact information:Pattie Lengle – 484-358-3845

East Side Youth Center 1140 East Clair Street Allentown PA 18109


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