Founded in 2008, Castle Athletics is dedicated to providing a nurturing and safe environment where student-athletes are able to develop as persons, students and, then, athletes. Castle advocates to students and parents alike the need for, and the importance of, academic achievement and cultural growth. To assist, Castle provides to each student a structural approach for development and, where necessary, tutorial support. From the youngest to the oldest participant, each student is required to meet with a dedicated academic advisor to aid in such student’s educational program and, ultimately, admission to college. Additionally, each high school student is able to participate in SAT preparation classes.

Athletically, Castle provides a forum for each student to develop and improve his or her individual skills, develop leadership traits, and, most importantly, engrain good sportsmanship qualities, all in an effort to seize opportunities on the basketball court and beyond. To do this, Castle provides each athlete not only a forum of high-level competition throughout the United States and the maximum amount of exposure to collegiate coaches and their respective programs but also, exposure to superior coaching and practice time in an effort to hone one’s basketball skills.

Unlike other programs, Castle is set on achieving this academic and athletic growth in New York City and the public and private school system within New York City.

Preparation For Academic Excellence

Preparation For Athletic Excellence

Preparation For Life

Castle Athletics Board

Brian S. Rosen: Proskauer Rose LLP, Partner

Ralph Bernstein: Bernstein Capital LLC, Principal

Joshua E. Boyd: Centerview Partners LLC, Partner

Allen Coston: Canaan Baptist Church

Sherman Edmiston III: Zolfo Cooper LLC, Managing Director

Peter S. Kaufman: Gordian Group, President

Scott D. Krase: Oak Hill Advisors, Portfolio Manager and Senior Partner

Albert Phipps: All Tech Electronics, President

Ari J. Spar: Stifel, Managing Director

Steven Zelin: PJT Partners, Senior Managing Director