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The East Side Youth Center Basketball Teams are bringing a new attitude back to the
Lehigh Valley: WINNING. Open to youth without residency restrictions, East Side basketball is becoming a leading youth basketball program in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania. Starting from age 4 through 9th Grade, there is a basketball program suitable for your child. Read on!
Winter & Summer Travel League (3rd to 9th Grade)
Under the Directorship of Marlon Thomas and Jason Boggs, many ESYC winter and summer teams continue to have winning seasons — often undefeated. ESYC has made a statement over the years in the Lehigh Valley as a true competitive force — represented by players of various neighboring communities.
ESYC Hoops also offers an Intramural program — a winter in-house
basketball program designed to teach basketball fundamentals to youth starting from Kindergarten age. Children are learning footwork, passing, shooting, and defensive and offensives strategies from as young as age 5 through 5th Grade! Emphasis is on learning, and FUNdamentals. WINNING is key at ESYC Hoops overall, however, it all starts first with learning, and learning to play smart while enjoying the game!
Also at ESYC is a year-round AAU Basketball program, ESYC Elite — starting from fourth Grade through 9. ESYC Elite has won countless Tournament Championships on the AAU Circuit — including AAU Nationals! The AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) is designed to offer higher levels of competition during the Spring and Summer seasons, so as to bring the players’ skills to a higher level of playing — with the ultimate goal of playing at College level or above. The 1st graduating class of ESYC Elite (2017) has players that have been offered basketball scholarships!
Development League (beginner to intermediate)
Year-round training sessions are offered, featuring skills and drills, and general basketball I.Q. to prepare players to compete. For those players not quite ready for the AAU Basketball Program, the Fall and Spring Development League is the perfect fit! For both boys and girls of beginner and intermediate skill level, this in-house league provides a forum for learning the game at a pace that players find much success. Many players have moved on from this “D-League” to play AAU Basketball at ESYC Elite, as well as with other nationally competitive AAU programs, such as Team Final Red. We pride ourselves in EARLY DEVELOPMENT!
Baby Ballerz (Ages 4-6)
Our ESYC instructors, along with mom or dad on the court, will introduce basic basketball skills to the children-while having a GREAT time. Program consists of one 30-minute session per week for four weeks. Sessions are held at East Side Youth Center.
Visit our Online Registration Site for Current Sign-ups! Look out for ESYC, their coaches, and players, as this is only the beginning!