What are the Clydes:

The Clydes are a competitive, tryout-based team basketball program in New York City. Clydes players are placed on teams based on their age/grade from 9U through 16U. The program is designed to give talented and dedicated youth basketball players a chance to develop their skills in a fun and competitive environment, learn valuable skills such as teamwork, discipline, and accountability, and learn from great coaches.

Our teams practice twice a week and have exclusive access to multiple individual skills sessions throughout the week.

Games are played on the weekends at gyms in Manhattan or Brooklyn.

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Clydes Seasons:

Fall/Winter season: October - February (tryouts will run through September and early October).

Spring/Summer season: March - June (tryouts will run February through early March)

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Core Values

Clydes teams Play Hard: Our coaches instill a work ethic that can extend beyond the court. No matter the score, our players always play their hardest.

Clydes teams Play Smart: We work to instill a high basketball IQ and utilize a progressive curriculum to teach skills and concepts from the ground up.

Clydes teams Play Together: Teamwork is incredibly important to our program, from the coaches to the players to the parents. We strive to work together on and off the court to build a great program.

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Coaches

Prince Reina - Coach Prince has been with NYC Basketball and the Clydes since the beginning and has worked incredibly hard to establish a great culture within the program. He has coaches at all levels of the program, from Summer Camp to head coach of our 10U, 11U, and 12U teams.

Bryan Cain - Coach Cain has coached with the NYC Basketball program and the Clydes for over two years and is one of the most passionate teachers of the game in the city. He is dedicated to maximizing all of his players’ potential and goes above and beyond the call of duty to provide great instruction and leadership. Coach Cain has been head coach of our 13U, 14U, 15U, and 16U teams.

Noah Griffith - Coach Noah has extensive experience at the high school and AAU level and has coached at several college basketball camps across the country. He always pushes his players to play together and embody his motto “We Not Me.”

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