Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Teen Practice:


Dean Young, Chief Professional Officer
Boys & Girls Club of Easton 210 Jones Houston Way  Easton Pa  18042 & The Easton Teen Center 1101 Northampton Street, Easton, PA  18042 - Phone: 610 253 5846 Fax:  610 253 6041

Teen HOOPS, Valleywide Basketball League

HOOPS For KIDS From the Boys & Girls Club of


"Boys & Girls Club of Easton announces City-Wide Basketball Registration
Coaches, Scorekeepers & Volunteers needed for the ’14-‘15 season"

The Boys & Girls Club of Easton (B&GCE) has opened registration for its Youth Instructional, Biddy, Midget and Teen City-Wide Basketball program, and is looking for mentors and coaches for the 2014-2015 basketball season.

The B&GCE is recruiting volunteer coaches and mentors to assist in its City-Wide Basketball league. Basketball registration starts October 30, 2014, at the B&GCE, 210 Jones Houston Way, South Side Easton. Registration is available Tuesdays through Fridays 1:00pm to 9:00pm and on Saturdays 9:00am until 5:00pm. Two information sessions for volunteers will held for anyone interested in being a mentor, volunteer coach and scorekeeper:

Volunteer Information Sessions:

1. 6:00 pm, Friday, November 1, 2013, at the Easton Teen Center, 1101 Northampton St. in Easton’s West Ward.

2. 1:00pm, Saturday, November 2, 2013, at the Boys & Girls Club headquarterson the South Side, 210 Jones-Houston Way in the new Neston Heights Development.

The City-Wide Basketball league has four divisions: Instructional - for kids 9 years and under; Biddy - for kids 10-12 years; Midget - for kids 13-15 years; and Teen Traveling - for kids 16-18 years.

Dean Young, Chief Professional Officer at the B&GCE said, “This year the Basketball Program has been delayed a week due to the preparation and installation of the Club’s new 5,400sq.ft. TARAFLEX Sports Floor which is scheduled for completion next Wednesday, however our kids, coaches and staff are excited to start using the new floor, and the short wait is more than worth it. In addition, we have a stellar new scoreboard funded and installed by the Kiwanis Club of Easton.” Young added, “The new gym floor project was made possible by funding from the recent ‘Play for Kids at Coca-Cola Park’ event and we are grateful to the sponsors and players for their tremendous support.”

Volunteers: If you are interested in volunteering, contact CPO Dean Young at 484-239-2075, or Club Program Director Tina Dowling-Hackett -- 610-703-8575/610-253-5846-- between 9:00am and 9:00pm weekdays, and 9:00am to 5:00pm Saturdays.

City-Wide Basketball League: Organized by caring professionals the league’s primary aim is: fun first & foremost, teaching the fundamentals of basketball, developing character and leadership skills, sportsmanship, academic readiness, and meet-and-greet new friends at the Club.

To kickoff the season the Club will host a series of three (3), pre-league Clinics, which will take place at the Boys & Girls Club of Easton South Side facility, 210 Jones Houston Way, Easton PA 18042 (MapQuest/GPS the former address 508A Charles Street):

* Saturday, November 9th * Saturday, November 16th, & * Saturday, November 23th *

There are four divisions for youth: in the Instructional, Biddy, Midgets and Teen Traveling Team divisions, and Clinic Times for each division will be as follows:

- Instructional: 9 yrs. & under – Clinic Time: 10:00 am to11:00 am;

- Biddy: 10 yrs. to 12 yrs. – Clinic Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 noon;

- Midget: 13 yrs. to 15 yrs. – Clinic Time: 12 noon to 2:00 pm;

- Teen Traveling: 16 yrs. to 18 yrs. – Clinic Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Youth registration and open enrollment starts on Wednesday, October 30, 2013. Non-Club member participants pay a $25 registration fee which includes a full year membership to the B&GCE. Current members pay a $10 registration fee. Registration and parental consent forms are available at the Boys & Girls Club of Easton and at The Easton Teen Center.

The Clinics offer staff an opportunity to assess individual youth talent from each division prior to the league draft. The purpose of the draft is to ensure parody in the league for the up-coming season, which starts on Tuesday January 8, 2013.

Dean Young added that the B&GCE is inviting area basketball teams throughout the Lehigh Valley and surrounding municipalities to participate in the league games, encouraging 12 players per team but the roster should not exceed 15 players per team. Cost per team entries is $375.

For more details about the City-Wide Basketball program, Team entries and clinics, contact CPO Dean Young at 484-239-2075, or Club Program Director Tina Dowling-Hackett -- 610-703-8575/610-253-5846-- between 9:00am and 9:00pm weekdays, and 9:00am to 5:00pm Saturdays.

Nets’ get ready to play!

The Boys & Girls Club of Easton located at 210 Jones Houston Way on the South Side of Easton PA, kicked off its program grand opening on Tuesday, November 22, 2011, offering an array of youth activities while hosting more than 180 Club supporters, community leaders, Club kids, families and community partners.
Our community partners & guests included: Mayor Sal Panto, City Councilmen - Ken Brown & Jeff Warren, Housing Authority representatives, Gene Pambianchi, Midge Mezzina and Craig Updegrove, Housing Trustees Paul Felder and former Al Jones, representatives from US Senator Pat Toomey’s office and State Senator Lisa Boscola’s office, Bill & Pam Rappolt, Don Follett, Lynn Fitzgerald, Jane Stone of Highmark BlueShield, Phil Mitman - former Mayor City of Easton, Dr. Tracy Piazza Principal of Cheston Elementary School and Frank Pintabone newly elected member of Easton Area School District Board, and our very own Marty Zippel. A special thanks goes out to Bangor High School’s student ‘Do Something’ Club who had over 20 student members attending!
You can check out The Express-Times coverage on the following link:

Pictured above, Dean Young B&GCE Club Executive Director and B&GCE Club member and basketball enthusiast Jermaine Wilson, age 12, get the basketball nets ready for play, scrimmages, pickup games and league play. According to Young, the B&GCE runs the City-wide Youth Basketball League targeting youth ages 9 and under for Instructional division, 10-12ys of age for Biddy division and Teen Divisions 13-15 and 16-18 years of age.
This is a good opportunity for young people looking for alternative playing time, who may or may not have made cuts at their school, and who are looking to hone their skill sets while playing the game of basketball. The Club’s gymnasium and sports, fitness & recreation areas were recently outfitted with six new glass back boards, new game room equipment, a Fitness Center equipped with Precor apparatus and a state-of-the-art Technology Center and more.
The Club’s program hours during the fall, winter and spring, are Monday through Friday, 1pm until 9pm and Saturdays from 9am until 5pm.
If interested in learning more about the Basketball Program or visiting the Club to see firsthand what it has to offer contact Dean Young, Executive Director, Monday through Friday between 9am until 9pm and on Saturdays between 9am until 5pm on 610-253-5846, or email

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