About Us

About the Program

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. 

 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 are about ball movement and team play.  We are truly playing position less 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 25 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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