SPRING SEASON STARTS 2ND WEEK OF MARCH AND RUNS THROUGH 2ND WEEK IN JUNE. 2 PRACTICES A WEEK AND INCLUDES 5-6 WEEKEND TOURNAMENTS WHICH CONCLUDES WITH OUR AWESOME ANNUAL TRIP TO BOSTON FOR THE ZERO GRAVITY NATIONAL FINALS.
The East Side Escalades are one of the premier travel/AAU basketball programs in NYC. We have girls and boys competitive basketball programs for ages 8 to 17.
We offer multiple practice nights for every age group from September to June. We require the player to make 2 practices a week
There is opportunity to practice much more if you are a gym rat.
Our practices emphasize Basketball IQ Defensively and Offensively and individual skill work.
The factor that differentiates us from other programs is that every team runs a progressive system that gets more complicated as the teams get older. No one player is the focus, we about about ball movement and team play We are truly playing positionless basketball
On the defensive side our default defense is Man to man. We believe that all players need to learn Man to Man principles long before any Zone defense is introduced. We let the school teams introduce zone to our players.
Our boys and girls fill the ranks of High School and College rosters. The disciplined play we teach travels and most players do very well in their school programs.
Our program Director has more than 20 years of experience and we hand pick our coaches to make sure they will stay true to playing the right way.
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