ESYC Elite Development Basketball Spring League RETURNS!

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REGISTER NOW!  Visit our online registration site to secure your Spring D-League DevLeagueLogospot.

The upcoming NEW 2015 D-League Fall League is for Boys (ages 7 – 13) and Girls (ages 8 – 14) is rapidly approaching. This Developmental Indoor Basketball League is offered to the community at large and gives players the opportunity to develop their game!  A number of players that participated in prior D-League seasons went on to play  AAU-level basketball.

Signups: Sunday, March 1 @ 10:00 – 12:00 pm,  Sunday, March 8 @ 10:00 – 12:00 pm, Sunday, March 15 @ 10:00 – 12:00 pm
FIRST TEAM / PLAYER EVALUATION: Friday, March 6 @ 6:00 – 7:15 pm
SECOND TEAM / PLAYER EVALUATION: Friday, March 13 @ 6:00 – 7:15 pm

Skill evaluations will be held promptly after the 2014-15 Winter league.  Team rosters and the game schedule will be available online within 1-2 weeks following evaluations.  The 1st set of games are planned for early Spring.  Rosters will be posted online.

D-LEAGUE GOALS:

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 skillsets.

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?
Yes.

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

 Tentative Game Schedule:

late winter D- League Registration
late winter D- League Registration
early spring D- League Evaluation
early spring D- League Evaluation
spring season D-League Season Starts
spring season D-League Season games
spring season D-League Season games
spring season D-League Season games
spring season D-League Season games

2015 ESYC Elite AAU Roster

Congratulations to the 2015 AAU Players!  Listed below are 2015 AAU team rosters for 10u through 16u. Parent meetings for ALL teams (10u through 16u) are listed below.

9th/10th Grade Teams:

10th Grade/16U National Team
Parent meeting: Wed 2/18 8:00 @ ESYC

D. Negron
B. Christian-Burgess
B. Christian-Burgess
S. Diaz
T. Keller
J. Odle
N. Wright
C. Gutierrez
K. Woodson
D. Smith
J. Winslow
B. Pearsall

9th Grade/15u National Team
Parent meeting: Wed 2/18 8:00 @ ESYC

J. Frett
I. Figueroa
D. Thomas
N. Speight
A. Schrayer
T. Holland
G. Martinez
T. Gribb
A. Jacob
C. Richardson
I. Frison
B. Jones

8th Grade Team:

8th Grade Travel Team

TBD

7th Grade Teams:

7th Grade National Team
Parent meeting Wed, 2/18 @ 7:30 pm @ ESYC

J. Walsh
J. Melady
J. Neri
J. Faura
J. Timby
L. Traina
R. Santana
B. Santana
I. Tyler
B. Geatons

7th Grade Travel Team
Parent meeting Wed, 2/18 @ 6:00 pm @ ESYC

S. Georges
D. McClaulley
N. Cepeda
M. Dobbins
N. Chimbliss
J. Albert
L. Flick
R. Todd
A. Kahn
R. Ali

6th Grade Teams:

6th Grade National Team
Parent meeting Wed, 2/18 7:30 pm @ ESYC

F. Galon Jr
N. Snead
I. Alexander
J. Siggins
J. Schneck
D. Alvarez
R. Petrosky
T. Rolle
L. Hargrow
K. Kratzer
M. Torres

6th Grade Travel Team
Parent meeting Wed, 2/18 6:00 pm @ ESYC

J. Espinosa
D. Scialla
J. Woody
D. Rodgers
J. Contreras
C. Faust
S. Schultz
N. Strobl
I. Rodriguez
J. Nunez

5th Grade Teams:

5th Grade Travel Team
Parent meeting Wed, 2/18 6:00 pm @ ESYC

A. Cercado
B. Campbell
K. Hodrick
A. Leblanc
G. Morales
P. Bova
J. Walborn
R. Jackson
L. Farshschlader
B. Kieres

4th Grade Team:

4th Grade National Team
Parent meeting Wed, 2/18 @ 7 pm @ ESYC

C. Fotta
R. Dejohn
D. Darville
D. Mariani
C. Ray
T. McKessel
A. Wakstein
P. Belleteiri
W. Barber
B. Nunez

4th Grade Travel Team
Parent meeting Wed, 2/18 @ 6:00 pm @ ESYC

M. Wittland
J. Turley
N. Davis
J. Benson
A. Hulbert
J. Ensley
A. Whitesell
T. Pinnot
J. Naylor
B. Kieres
K. Artis

Boys grades 3-7 and Girls grades 5-8: If you’re name is not listed on an AAU team and you are still interested in playing Spring basketball, join the ESYC Elite Development League!

For more information, contact Marlon Thomas at 610-842-1606, or email esychoops@gmail.com.

Find out about the Lehigh Valley Heat AAU Girls Tryouts

ESYC Calendar Events

SPRING ACTIVITIES

PLEASE NOTE: All ESYC participants (parents, players, coaches, officials & spectators) are to adhere to our Zero Tolerance Policy.

GENERAL SCHEDULE (SUBJECT TO CHANGE!):

Spring D-League Registration Dates

Sunday, February 22 @ 10:00 – 12:00 pm
Sunday, March 1 @ 10:00 – 12:00 pm
Friday, March 6 @ 6:00 - 7:15 pm   FIRST TEAM / PLAYER EVALUATION 
Sunday, March 8 @ 10:00 – 12:00 pm
Friday, March 13 @ 6:00 - 7:15 pm   SECOND TEAM / PLAYER EVALUATION 
Sunday, March 15 @ 10:00 – 12:00 pm


Skills Training @ ESYC

Sunday Monday Wednesday

Sunday February 15 2015 NO WORKOUTS Scheduled Due to gym availability

10:00 am – 11:15 am: “Rise & Grind Advanced Training Series”    Cost is $15 per player. Starting January 5th 11:15 am – 12:30 pm: “Rise & Grind Intermediate Training Series”    Cost is $15 per player. Starting January 5th 

ESYC ELITE TRYOUTS SESSION II 

MONDAY FEBRUARY 16th 2015

10U – 14U

Friday Saturday

*ADVANCED: Players should be able to dribble — WITH EYES/CHIN UP — with either hand, perform BOTH left and right hand layups, execute between leg, behind-back, in/out, and step-crossover moves with speed and efficiency, and successfully shoot jumpers off the dribble (min. 15 foot). All skills must show proper footwork. Players should be able to follow multiple drill instructions and execute drills (through skill AND behavior) so as not to impede upon the progress of the drills for other advanced players.

ESYC Elite AAU TryOuts Part II

  • 4th Grade AAU Tryouts 10u:  Mon, Feb 16th 5:45 – 7:00
  • 5th Grade AAU Tryouts 11u:  Mon, Feb 16th 5:45 – 7:00
  • 6th Grade AAU Tryouts 12u:  Mon, Feb 16th 6:00 – 7:15
  • 7th Grade AAU Tryouts 13u:  Mon, Feb 16th 7:15 – 8:30
  • 8th Grade AAU Tryouts 14u:  Mon, Feb 16th 7:30 – 8:45

2015 ESYC Elite AAU Tryouts

HERE’S YOUR CHANCE TO JOIN WITH AAU NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!!!

Tryout fee is $20.00, payable online. This fee is not applicable to any other fees you may incur if you make the team.

2014AAUNationals
  • Boys AAU Basketball: Grades 4 through 10
  • ALL PLAYERS MUST ATTEND TRYOUTS, EVEN IF THEY HAD PLAYED LAST YEAR.
  • Players please arrive no earlier than 10 minutes prior to tryouts.
  • Players should wear a jersey with a name and number on it so coaches can get to know each and every player.
  • Tryouts held at the ESYC: 1140 Clair St, Allentown, PA
  • Review these AAU tryout tips!

TRYOUT DATES PART I & II:

  • 4th Grade AAU Tryouts 10u:
  • Mon, Jan 19th 5:00 – 6:15
    • Mon, Feb 16th 5:45 – 7:00
  • 5th Grade AAU Tryouts 11u:
  • Mon, Jan 19th 6:00 – 7:15
    • Mon, Feb 16th 5:45 – 7:00
  • 6th Grade AAU Tryouts 12u:
  • Mon, Jan 19th 6:00 – 7:15
    • Mon, Feb 16th 7:15 – 8:00
  • 7th Grade AAU Tryouts 13u:
  • Mon, Jan 19th 7:30 – 8:45
    • Mon, Feb 16th 8:00 – 9:15
  • 8th Grade AAU Tryouts 14u:
  • Mon, Jan 19th 7:30 – 8:45
    • Mon, Feb 16th 8:00 – 9:15
  • 9th Grade AAU Tryouts 15u:
  • Sun, Feb 8th 10:00 – 11:30
  • 10th Grade AAU Tryouts 16u:
  • Sun, Feb 8th 12:00 – 1:30

All players should try to make both tryouts and wear a jersey with the players name and number on the back.

Each Player Will Receive The Following:

  • At least 25- 30 Hours Of Practice Time With AAU Certified Coaches

TEAM PLAYER COSTS

  • 10U 6 Tournaments $399
  • 11U 7 Tournaments $425
  • 12U 7 Tournaments $425
  • 13U 7 Tournaments $425
  • 14U 7 Tournaments $425
  • 15U 7 Tournaments $499
  • 16U 7 Tournaments $499

Tournaments are across the northeastern coast and are 3 + plus games each.

REGISTRATION FEE:
ESYC Elite’s 2015 AAU Program fee is TO BE DETERMINED per player (if paid by Credit Card or PayPal) as we are in the process of selecting 7 tournaments (6 for 10u) and 2 practices per week for each team; fees will cover AAU Insurance, tournaments, gym rental fees, equipment, and administrative costs. Player AAU Memberships, Coaches’ salaries for games, hotel lodging, and other miscellaneous expenses are not included within the AAU Program fee and will be handled separately.

What is AAU?
The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) is one of the largest, non-profit, volunteer, sports organizations in the United States. A multi-sport organization, the AAU is dedicated exclusively to the promotion and development of amateur sports and physical fitness program.

How much does it cost to try-out for the ESYC Elite AAU basketball program?
The cost of the tryout is $20 (Spring AAU) for each participant.

How many tryouts does my child need to attend and what is the selection process like?
It is recommended that each player attend all tryouts because selections will be based on coach evaluations of performance during the tryout period.

Does the ESYC Elite AAU program have different levels for each team?
We project that we will have a Team A and Team B program for each age group. Final decision on the number of teams will be made during assessments. The clear delineation between the two will assist in scheduling, player development programming, and playing time issues. This is always an area of debate, as evaluations with regards to talent level and “right fit” are somewhat subjective, but we always strive to do our best with player placement.

If my child is selected to a team, how much does it cost to participate in the AAU program?
Spring AAU: Registration Costs for 2015 Spring AAU range from $399 to $499 (see price structure above). The first payment installment will be due the week of selection. The balance will be due in 30 days. This fee covers tournament entries, Coaches AAU fees, and insurance. Travel costs such as meals and hotels are not included in your registration. For any overnight events, ESYC Elite will provide advance notice of the event.

Who will be the coaches for the AAU programs?
Our Director of Basketball Operations will be assigning coaches to each team. Each team will be notified of their coach after tryouts are completed.

During the AAU season, where will the events be held?
All of our teams will be scheduled to different tournaments, many of which will be held at East Side Youth Center. We are fortunate to be hosting tournaments on our home courts. As we are a travel basketball organization, all teams should expect to participate in at least one overnight tournament this Spring 2015.

How many days a week will the teams practice?
Each player will receive approximately 25-30 hours of practice time. This will typically involve two practices per week during March and April, and one practice per week in May.

How many events will my child be participating in during the AAU season?
10 u teams will participate in 6 events between March and June. 11u and above teams will participate in 7 events between March and June. Players will be issued a calendar of “On-Weekends” and “Off-Weekends”. This will give you dates where we expect that your team will be playing, but not necessarily the name of each event.

How will we receive information during the season?
ESYC Elite is a website-driven organization. We will provide updates on tournaments and practices via the Team Snap online application. If you have Schedule Query, always check our with your head coach and /or team mom first before calling or emailing. Also, coaches will be issued emails for teams, in order to provide any necessary dialogue with families during the season.

For more information, contact Marlon Thomas at 610-842-1606, or email esychoops@gmail.com.

Find out about the Lehigh Valley Heat AAU Girls Tryouts

2014-15 Intramural Basketball (Grades K-2)

Game schedule for grades K thru 2 available! ESYC 1 is “Team 6″ and ESYC 2 is “Team 7″. Please note that tomorrow’s game for 1/17 has been canceled.

kthru2Games2015

 


Let your children AMAZE you! From as early as Kindergarten, on up, kids learn the game, and show improvement right before your eyes. Drills and skills reinforce lessons, and half-court scrimmages are run to exercise understanding. As the season progress, teams are formed and the youth play team basketball.
As skills improve, the Intramural baller is placed on more advanced teams — including our Winter or Summer traveling teams, or even recommended to our ESYC Elite AAU team.
 
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

2014 ESYC Holiday Tournament

 December 26-December 28, 2014

 

BOYS 7/8 Grade, featuring teams from across the Lehigh Valley, Reading, Harrisburg, and beyond. Travel A/B Pools offered.

2014 Holiday Tournament

2014 Holiday Tournament

Tournament Schedule/Brackets
Please refer to the links below for the latest game schedule & results:

Knee-Hi Bracket
Cadet Bracket

MANDATORY COMPLETION OF ESYC PLAYER WAIVER FORM NECESSARY BY ALL PARTICIPANTS PRIOR TO START OF EACH TEAMS FIRST GAME: (Download by clicking the link below)

ESYC Player Waiver and Release Form

Contact information:
Marlon Thomas – 610-842-1606

Email: esychoops@gmail.com

Gym locations:

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

Would like to submit questions? Contact us via online form

2014 Lehigh Valley Thanksgiving Classic

 November 29-November 30, 2014

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

Thanksgiving Flyer

Tournament Schedule/Brackets (Last updated: 11/25 @11:19 am; revisit for changes):

CLICK HERE

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

Championship Games will be played NOT be played at LEHIGH University’s Stabler Arena this year due to scheduling conflicts

Lehigh

Lehigh University’s Home Gymnasium.  Tournament MVPs will be given scholarship awards on behalf of the Hoop Group for Summer Basketball Camps administered by the Hoop Group Skills Camps.

Would like to submit questions? Contact us via online form

2014-2015 ESYC Winter Basketball: Latest News

 Winter League, 2014-15

ROSTERS ARE BEING POSTED THIS WEEK AFTER TEAM ASSIGNMENT SESSIONS.
See details below:

  • 2013-14 LVKBL 6th Grade Champs

    2013-14 LVKBL 6th Grade Champs

  • Grades K through 2 boys and girls: Intramural sessions will be starting on Saturday December 6 at 10am at the East Side Youth Center. Let’s get ready to play ball!!!
  • Grades 3/4 Boys AND Girls Click here for Rosters now

  • Grade 5/6 Boys: Click here for Rosters now
  • Grade 7/8 Boys: Click here for Rosters now
  • Grades 5 and up Girls: Signups are Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:15pm.  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

Boys 2014-15 Winter League Rosters

If your 3/4th grade child has not been placed on a team (see rosters below) after appearing at ESYC tryouts, please contact our Intramural Coordinator, Coach Patti Lengle at 484-274-3855.

3rd thru 7th Grade Boys Travel team rosters are listed below.

3/4th Grade Boys (City):
Coach Jaime Benson             Cell Phone Number: (484) 350-5688
A. Adorno
J. Benson
A. Hulbert
A. Isaacs
J. Johnson
B. Mckely
B. Nunez
D. Pinnock
J. Plessel
W. Ridguick
L. Vasquez
3/4th Grade Boys (LV):
Coach Rob DesRosiers             Cell Phone Number: (954) 913-3599
D. Antar
X. Chapman
J. Ensley
N. Miranda
E. Morales
J. Naylor
C. Ray
J. Turley
A. Wakstien
5th Grade Boys (LV):
Coach Brian Pearsall             Cell Phone Number: (484) 632-0209
J.Baker
J Benson
A. Cercado
F. Galan
X. Goodman
C. Hines
R. Jackson
L. Johnson
C. Ray
A. Sarkozy
R. Valazquez
5th/6th Grade (City):
Coach Ray Jackson                Cell Phone Number: (484) 347-3973
J. Baker
J. Bocio
C. Bryne
A. Chapman
I. Cruz
J. Cutignola
J. Espada
A. Hanna
E. Huertus
R. Jackson
E. Lafontaine
J. Medina
N. Olesh
L. Osorio
A. Springs
P. Taamneh
T. Poloha
A. Sarkozy
M. Walker
5/6th Grade Boys (JV):
Coach Edgardo Ortiz              Cell Phone Number: (484) 632-1414
I. Alexander
J. Espinosa
J. Nunez
M. Ortiz
B. Reed
D. Rodgers
M. Rivera
A. Rondon
J. Schneck
R. Velazquez
A. Ward
6th Grade Boys (LV):
Coaches Carlos Rivera              Cell Phone Number: (484) 632-1414
S. Hutchinson
L. Johnson
L. Johnson
F. Galon
M. Ortiz
E. Matos
K. Melson
R. Millan
E. Rivera
A. Rondon
D. Scialla
T. Thomas
7th Grade Boys (LV):         Coach M. Thomas                   Cell Phone Number: (610) 842-1606 L. Baloh
N. Cepeda
E. Cepeda
N. Chimelis
J. Green
M. Lopez
C. Robinson
R. Santana
B. Santana
J. Thomas
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