Thursday, November 3, 2011

Roosevelt Island Youth Program High School Basketball League About To Begin With Assistance From Coaches Across America Program - Applications Available This Week Until Friday, Team Evaluations and Selections Take Place On Monday November 7

Received the following message from the Roosevelt Island Youth Program (RIYP):
The Roosevelt Island Youth Program is forming it's Annual High School Basketball League, anyone interested should contact Anthony Simmons or Hassan Wazani at 212-527-2505 for more information. Applications can be picked-up at the school between 3PM and 8PM, Monday-Friday this week, evaluation to select teams will take place on Monday, November 7th, 2011 at 6:30PM at the school. Coach Anthony and our new Coaches Across America Nike sponsored employee will be working to provide the quality in programming you have come to expect from the Roosevelt Island Youth Program inc.
What is Coaches Across America? RIYP Executive Director Charlie DeFino explains:
RIYP has been chosen as a site by Coaches Across America (CAA), the flagship program of Up2Us and a proud member of AmeriCorps in the first nationwide effort to mobilize highly trained coaches as Sports-Based Youth Development experts. CAA hires and recruits young people with a passion for sports, and places them as AmeriCorps "coaches" in community-based sports programs. RIYP was one of only sixteen agencies excepted this year (over 100 applied) into this program which is sponsored by AmerCorps, Nike Sports and the Department of Youth and Community services.
More info on Coaches Across America